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Charlotte's Historical City Tour

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Take a unique guided tour through North Carolina’s largest city on a guided tour of Charlotte and see some of the top attractions in the area. From its earliest years to the present, Charlotte has had many nicknames but we simply call it 'home'. We are proud of where we live and have a strong desire to share the historical side of this city!  We can't wait to pass along this information to first-time visitors as well as long-time residents. Sit back and enjoy a smooth tour on one of our golf carts.
  • Cruise through Charlotte in an open-air golf cart ideal for close-up views
  • Small-group tour means plenty of time to ask questions
  • Fully narrated tour introduces you to fun Charlotte history and culture
  • Try fried pickles—a Charlotte favorite—at the end of the tour
What to Expect
Make your way to an easy-to-find meeting point in Uptown Charlotte to begin your tour. Board a premium 7-person golf cart for a Charlotte city tour with open-air views of top sights including the NASCAR Hall of Fame, BB&T Ballpark, and Spectrum Stadium. Ride past vibrant Victorian homes in the Historic Fourth Ward and the warehouses, breweries, and art galleries of the First Ward as your guide entertains with insight about Queen City. Continue through the artsy South End and onward to the up-and-coming areas of NoDa and Plaza Midwood, pausing to take photos and ask questions as you go. Finish your tour at a favorite pub chowing down on fried pickles—a classic Charlotte snack.
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Important Information
Departure Point
201 E 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Private tour
  • Includes complimentary order of Fried Pickles at Fitzgerald's when tour concludes
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Fitzgerald's validates parking in the Wake Forest Parking Garage ONLY if vehicle enters the garage after 5pm on weekdays (for evening tour times) or all day on weekends. Please bring ticket into Fitzgerald's for validation. Additional parking is available at other Charlotte garages, however parking validation is not offered at these locations.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews golf cart fried pickles highly recommend this tour open air guide danny fabulous tour warm blankets first time visitors nice overview fun tour charlotte area tour company lay of the land visited charlotte minute tour great sense of humor great driver
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an awesome driver who knew so much about the city! We saw SO much - Uptown, NASCAR Museum, Hornets Stadium, Panthers Stadium, Federal Reserve Bank, so many historical buildings and she delivered a great history of the city and of North Carolina. Easy...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kea had one passenger-me. She didn’t scrimp, but gave me a thorough overview of the beautiful city. She had a lot of knowledge and a winning personality. Surprising to me was how comfortable the golf cart was. It was one of the best tours of...More

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Kevin2951, Owner at Queen City Rides, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Truly makes our day hearing this. Thank you

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fascinating way to see the sights of the city, from the perspective of a golf cart. Guide was outgoing, engaging, enthusiastic and quite knowledgeable. Excellent storyteller and listener. Recommend highly.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bob I
Kevin2951, Owner at Queen City Rides, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We really appreciate your kind words. Thank you.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome and educational. So much fun! The tour was just right at 90 min. Comfortable, guide was knowledgeable and funny too!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WindsorLadyDi
Kevin2951, Owner at Queen City Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your tour with us.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in Charlotte for the weekend and took the tour to learn a little about the city. Our guide was Danny and he is from Charlotte and shared his knowledge of the Queen City with us. There were several festivals downtown so we were...More

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Kevin2951, Owner at Queen City Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you again

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14 October 2019|
Response from Vickie L | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We had 4 adults seated comfortably, plus Thelma and Louise, our guides. You might want to call and ask if they have an extended cart for more people. It was great fun!
1 August 2019|
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Response from GaGaOf2 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. The golf carts are open and the noise may frighten the dogs. To be sure, call or email the tour operator.
17 July 2019|
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Response from Vickie L | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was “Queen City Rides”, if that helps. Not sure, but sound like your historical tour could be a different company.
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