Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Charleston South Carolina by Tour Guide Mary C (Guide #4989)


Heather Klimm

United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

We thoroughly enjoyed our Charleston 101 tour with Mary Coy. Mary is extremely knowledgeable, well-spoken and friendly. The fact that Mary is from Charleston, as are her relatives, was especially helpful as she had much local knowledge as well as being able to include stories told to her by family members. We plan on visiting Charleston again in the near future and will definitely book another tour with Mary. We were so impressed with her that we have ordered some of her books on Charleston.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words! It was my pleasure to meet y'all and I look forward to seeing you again!

Dieter Sommer

South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!!!

Jeanette Wheatley

United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Mary was so knowledgeable about Charleston and her story telling skills kept our group wanting to learn more. We enjoyed our tour and so glad that Mary was able to share her knowledge and passion with us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Y'all were great company and it was great fun for me! Thanks for your kind words!

Lance Hoose

United States
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Tour: #35367, Best of Both, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

Mary was very knowledgeable about Charleston and kept it entertaining for the entire group twelve to forty seven. years of age. I would definitely use her again!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was such a pleasure meeting your family! I hope to see you all in the future!

Douglas Zemke

United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 24/18

Mary knew the history of Charleston well from both being a life long resident and having continued her own personal research. She was courteous, well spoken and sensitive to fully answering questions. She was very good at establishing connections between her life experiences and ours including family connections to Ohio. Mary was a delightful guide who met our every expectation. A great day!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I certainly enjoyed the morning with you! It was my pleasure to introduce you to Charleston, and I hope to see you on one of your return visits. And it is a small world indeed!

Mark Pendleton

United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

Mary was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Charleston. We were first time visitors to Charleston and she made our visit much more enjoyable with her descriptions of Charleston's history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad you enjoyed our morning together! And thanks for your kind words!

Chris Merkley

United States
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Tour: #35382, Plantation Private Tour, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

Mary C. is the consummate guide for Charleston and the plantations. Our party was extremely pleased with this tour and the extra effort she made to make it happen. We have never been disappointed with Tours By Locals. As a native of Charleston, she brought an extra dimension to the tour and made the facts come to life.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very rewarding for me to spend time with your family. Hope to see you all again on your next visit! Again, thanks for your kind words!

Chris Merkley

United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

Informed, organized, affable and capable. Everything we would want in a guide. We would definitely use her services and book with Tours By Locals again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure! And so nice to spend the morning with you all. Thanks for your kind words!

Diane Meisenheimer

United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

Knowledgeable, engaging and fun for four hours in 94 degree weather! I would recommend Mary to anyone visiting Charleston and hope to hire her again for our next trip to this beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words! Yes, it was very hot, so since you enjoyed it, that makes your compliments doubly appreciated! Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Jennifer Gordon

United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

Mary was very knowledge and caring. She tailored the tour to our interests on the spot. We'd recommend her to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words! It was my pleasure to spend the morning with you.

Antonio Muina

United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: May 4/17

Exceptionally knowledgeable. Very pleasant. Brings along historical photographs that re-enforce historical issues. She does her homework! I would recommend her with no restrictions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure! I so enjoyed spending time with you both and look forward to seeing you again!

Sandi Powers

United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 3/17

Mary was very knowledgeable and tailored our tour to our interests as well as to our physical needs. This was my first visit to Charleston and the first time to use Tours By Locals. I definitely will be a repeat customer!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to introduce you to Charleston! Thanks for your kind words. Perhaps we will meet on your next visit!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: This is great to hear, Mary! We look forward to welcoming you back in your next trip.

Barry G.

United States
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Tour: #35367, Best of Both, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 27/16

There were six of us on this tour and only three of us had been to Charleston previously. Mary was super. Not only was she well prepared but she had personal stories that related to the locations in Charleston that we visited and she shared them at the appropriate moment. Mary's tour was well planned and moved along at a good pace for us senior citizens. Combining Charleston's lovely weather on Sunday with Mary's tour made it a perfect afternoon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and it was my pleasure to guide you through our city.

Joan Peskin

Canada
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Tour: #35382, City and Plantation Tour, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 15/16

We did a 4 hour city tour and the next day a plantation tour with Mary. Mary was excellent. My husband and I were with another couple and Mary was attentive, sensitive and responsive to all of our varied interests. She was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Charleston. Not only was Mary a wonderful guide, but she is a really lovely person. It felt as if we were touring with a friend. After our final tour ended, two members of our party commented that she was the best guide they had ever had.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help you explore Charleston!

Joan Peskin

Canada
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 14/16

We did a 4 hour city tour and the next day a plantation tour with Mary. Mary was excellent. My husband and I were with another couple and Mary was attentive, sensitive and responsive to all of our varied interests. She was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Charleston. Not only was Mary a wonderful guide, but she is a really lovely person. It felt as if we were touring with a friend. After our final tour ended, two members of our party commented that she was the best guide they had ever had.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, but it was MY pleasure to meet you all and introduce you to my city! I thoroughly enjoyed our time together!

Robert Randall

United Kingdom
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Tour: #35367, Best of Both, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 3/16

Mary was an exceptionally good guide, and we had a thoroughly enjoyable and highly informative tour. Mary's historical and general knowledge were of the highest order. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a tour with Mary.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words! It was my pleasure to introduce you to Charleston!

Julian Carr

United States
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Tour: #35367, Best of Both, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: May 16/16

Mary really gave us a wonderful feel for historical Charleston and is one of the most knowledgeable tour guides we have ever had on our travels. My husband belongs to the Society of the Cincinnati and St. Andrews Society and quite a history buff...he was bery impressed. Also, Mary took up back to our hotel since our hotel did not have a shuttle to pick us up. Very thoughtful as I think we would have been stranded for awhile. She went out of her way to take care of us

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great fun! So glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for your kind words.

Irwin Press

United States
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Tour: #35382, Plantation Tour, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: May 8/16

Mary gave us a great tour of the plantation area. Very accommodating of our needs. Personable and professional. Highly recommended! The vehicle and driver provided were first rate, as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure! So nice to meet you both!

Rick Higgins

United States
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Tour: #35382, Plantation Tour, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 26/16

Mary is a charming and delightful ambassador for Charleston. We were lucky to find her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words! And it was wonderful meeting you both! I so enjoyed introducing you to Charleston.

Rick Higgins

United States
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Tour: #35367, Best of Both, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 25/16

Stanley Althof

United States
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Tour: #35367, Best of Both, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 27/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So nice to meet you both! It was my pleasure to introduce you to Charleston!

Jon Russell

United States
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Tour: #35367, Best of Both, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 19/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! It was my pleasure!

Michael Haltrecht

United Kingdom
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Tour: #35367, Best of Both, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 14/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure!

Steven Cook

Atlanta, GA, United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 12/15

My family and I have been Tours By Locals fans for many years, and Mary is one of the best guides that we have encountered. Knowledgeable, passionate, engaging, and personable. During a long weekend wedding celebration we hired Mary to guide 12 family member through Charleston, and we loved every minute of our tour. She has written many books on various aspects of Charleston history. You have my unconditional praise for her and highest recommendation that you enjoy a tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I sure enjoyed meeting you all - and so glad you enjoyed the tour!

Carol Anderson

United States
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Tour: #35367, Best of Both, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 21/15

Mary is extremely knowledgable and very pleasant to spend time with. I recommend her very highly to others and look forward to have her guide me once again on my next trip to Charleston.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great spending the afternoon with you. I look forward to seeing you again!

Mary Ann Simpson

United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 11/15

Mary was fantastic! We totally enjoyed our tour and time with her! She is obviously very knowledgeable about Charleston and the area with all its rich history, and we learned so much from her. We even bought some of her books. She was simply excellent!!! We would definitely take this type of tour (by locals) again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure!!! I am glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you on your next visit to Charleston!

George Benford

United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 3/14

Great tour, amazing information on the history and architecture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to introduce you to Charleston! Thanks!

Beverly Odell

United States
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Tour: #35367, Best of Both, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 28/14

we had never been to charleston before & we learned so much from Mary in such a short period of time. She & the driver were very friendly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet you both! I enjoyed our afternoon together and hope you will have fond memories of your visit to Charleston and will return in the future!

David Martin

Canada
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Tour: #35382, City and Plantation Tour, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 17/14

Mary is a very knowledgeable and professional Charleston guide. We had been on a tour the day before and Mary was flexible to change our proposed tour itinerary so we were able to see two plantations in one day. The driver and car were first rate. A great way to see Middleton Plantation and Drayton Hall. Had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to introduce you and your wife to Charleston's historic plantations. I hope you will return!

Cathi Brain

United States
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Tour: #35309, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 23/14

Mary was incredibly knowledgeable about Charleston history and architecture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to introduce you to Charleston! I so enjoyed your group!

Morag McLean

Canada
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Tour: #35367, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 30/13

Mary is an excellent tour guide! We so enjoyed our historic tour of Charleston with Mary on March 30/13. She is so well informed and we saw areas of Charleston we would not have on our own. We learned a great deal from Mary and her easy and engaging style made the whole experience wonderful. We would highly recommend Mary C.!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words! It was my pleasure to introduce you to our city, and I really enjoyed spending the morning with you both. It is a joy for me to meet such interesting and well-read people as yourselves!

James Novosel

United States
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Tour: #35382, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 18/13

Too much time was spent in the plantation gardens talking about trees, bushes and flowers. Would have preferred more time visiting and talking about plantation life. We did not even visit the slave quarters or the blacksmith shop.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so sorry you were disappointed. The plantation we visited is not well-suited for a wheel chair, and subsequently, we were unable to cover as much ground as usual in the time allotted.

KatyLue White

Fernley, NV, United States
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Tour: Charleston 101 - Private Tour for KatyLue White, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Date: Nov 5/12

Mary's tour was EXCELLENT....personable, historically informative, entertaining and inspirational. Her knowledge was shared with grace,fun and character. Mary will be the guide I choose for all my clients in the future; as I am a travel agent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words! I thoroughly enjoyed your group and look forward to seeing you again!

Lin Oleary

United States
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Tour: Historic Charleston Walking Tour, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Date: Oct 16/12

We loved Mary, She has wonderful knowledge of Charleston with a perfect blend of family history from the city. I loved that she understood the limitations of my mom and decided quality over quantity in our walking tour. I can't imagine another tour without her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed meeting you both! Your mother is a real trooper! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to introduce you both to my hometown!

Jeff Crannell

United States
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Tour: #35367, Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 27/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your positive rating! It was a pleasure to meet you both and show you around the city.

Barry Rosen

United States
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Tour: Charleston 101, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Date: May 6/12

Mary did an excellent job in tailoring the tour to our special interests. She was well prepared, thoughtful and exceedingly tuned into our needs. She has a wonderful calm demeaner that instills confidence. She has an amzing amount of knowledge but has a knack of dishing it out in the right quantities and at the appropriate times so as not to overwhelm us but illuminate us. We would highly recommend her, and are actually planning on telling our travel agent about her. She serves Charleston well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so kind! I thoroughly enjoyed our time together and getting to know you all. If I can ever be of service again, let me know. There's always more for you to see in Charleston!