Motorized tours, unlike carriage tours, have virtually unrestricted access to Charleston's
Historic District. Most bus tours (minibus tours, that is--large buses aren't allowed
on the narrow streets of Charleston) include The Battery area and the City Market, cover
several miles of the Historic District, and show vistors many of the homes
and churches for which the city is famous. With that, the similarity of Talk of the Towne
to other motorized tours ends.
|It's really about the guide. Anyone can pass a simple test and get a job giving tours
of Historic Charleston, but not anyone can work for Talk of the Towne. Most tours are narrated
by the owner of the business, who brings 25 years experience to the task, and any substitutes
are selected from the finest guides in Charleston. So expect a tour
that's not only accurate but imbued with insight, intelligence, and experience.
It's also about the houses. Our morning two-hour tours include a visit to the
Edmondston-Alston House, the residence of one of the wealthiest