Private guided tours, tailored to specific areas of interest, are offered to groups of 1 to 7 people.
Tailored Tours of Aiken is a guided tour service that provides driving tours for private parties from two to seven people. We offer several different types of tours such as driving or walking; historic Aiken, Aiken & a Plantation, Winter Cottages, a special tour combining historic and current Aiken for those who are thinking of moving here, and now even a walking ghost tour at night. But if you don't see a tour that interests you, call and let us accommodate you. After all, our tours are TAILORED to your interests. Tailored Tours are available Monday through Saturday throughout the year. Sundays can be reserved but only with a 48 hour advanced booking notice. All tours are given by an experienced, certified guide who is knowledgeable about Aiken history and Southern history. We recommend you reserve your tour by calling or emailing us. All tours are for private single groups, so time slots fill quickly. We want all our visitors to have the best time possible in our beloved city and we look forward to serving you soon.
[04/06/20] The Masters is now rescheduled and yes, we will be touring again, so make plans now for your private tour of Aiken!
Although our country is in non-travel mode, you can still make plans for future trips and you won’t want to miss Aiken! 2018 we were #1 small town in the south and this year we made #10 in top twenty small towns in the south. This quarantine won’t last forever, so go ahead and make plans to visit here and call us for a private tour of our beautiful town.
This week I was diagnosed with influenza A and the doctor put me on a five day quarantine so I wouldn’t share this nasty illness. As a result, I’ve had to cancel all this week’s tours. To those of you who so graciously understood my plight, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I take pride and joy in what I do and canceling tours upsets me horribly. Please know that I humbly apologize for not being able to serve you this week, but know I’m doing all I can to get better quickly. I hope you know too that your well wishes and prayers are really helping. Thank you all so much for your wonderful support!
It's been a while since we've posted but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy. Not rain - and we've had a lot of it - or cold or gray days stops our tours from rolling, and lucky for us we've had great times and wonderful people to chase the winter doldrums away.
Our wish for all of you . . .
Tinsel, Christmas lights, and ornaments galore are oh so shiny and fun, but none as pretty or as exciting as the guests/new friends we meet daily. We at Tailored Tours of Aiken are truly blessed.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Aiken! I know we’re prejudiced, but honestly our city is just the prettiest and best small town around!
You just never know who or what you'll see in and around Aiken! Today while touring one group got to see Santa posing for pictures at The Alley and another group got to see gorgeous horses with their ever so sweet riders. Do we live in a Hallmark town or what? All we need is snow now! 😊
Not every time but there are many times while touring my guests are treated to extra special sights. There's never a dull view in Aiken. Come tour with us and let's see what surprise we might find!
Dots of color among our evergreens helps to make Aiken our perfect picture of natural beauty. Come tour with us and see for yourself!
If you’re wanting that “Hallmark Christmas” look no further than your own hometown. Aiken has it all. And be sure to call us, Tailored Tours of Aiken, for your very own private tour of historic Aiken!
Great article about all of the great holiday happenings in City of Aiken, South Carolina Government including the Nutcracker presented by the Aiken Civic Ballet! https://www.ourstate.com/a-christmas-wonderland-in-aiken/
Are y'all looking for something to do after touring with us? Well look what's coming soon in Aiken!
aikenstandard.com Community members and officials celebrated the start of construction on Aiken's temporary ice skating rink and holiday village with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Citizens Park on Monday morning.
[10/31/19] Parts of Aiken County is under a tornado warning! Be safe! It SHOULD be clear by 7:00pm.
No matter how beautiful our city's scenery and sights are, nothing beats the smiles and hugs given by our wonderful guests and friends. YOU and THEY are the reason why we keep doing what we do. If you haven't taken our tour, please do call us (803) 295-3870 to schedule your private driving tour of historic Aiken or a walking tour of haunted Aiken.
While on tour with us, you never know what extras you might see and especially if it’s near Halloween!
Historic Tidbit: few people realize that when President Franklin Roosevelt died at Warm Springs, Georgia, he had his lady friend, Lucy Mercer Rutherford, an Aiken Winter Colonist, with him as well as an artist friend of hers. That portrait was never completed due to his untimely death. And even though Eleanor was livid that FDR had been entertaining Lucy again, she later gave Lucy this painting of him.
Parents with their children, family reunions, friends gathering together all make for a great reason to take a private driving tour of historic Aiken. Us making new friends and meeting great folks from around the world make what we do so worth while. Join us to see our beautiful city and learn of it's fascinating history. Reservations are not required but they are advised!
Today while touring we were treated to a fascinating sight: a young hawk or eagle perched atop the bell "tower" at the County Historic Museum. You just never know what little extras you'll see while touring with us! So call for your private driving tour to see what special sights we might can see.
While some folks are evacuating the coast, others are firing up the grill. Whatever you do, be safe and enjoy your Labor Day!
[09/02/19] With Hurricane Dorian forcing people out of their coastal homes, please note that here in Aiken, the Inn at Houndslake and Towne Place Suites are both pet-friendly.
We've had a request for a Haunted Aiken Tour tonight but need at least two more people. Anyone care to join us tonight? Please RSVP by 6:00pm. We need at least four people.
Oh Happy Day! That's how we feel when we get to meet wonderful people and show them the town we love. We are completely blessed! Thank you all for being a part of our lives and allowing us to show you our beautiful and historic Aiken.
Whether it's two or four, one or more, we welcome everyone to take a tour of Historic Aiken. We just love sharing our beautiful town with new friends!
When taking a Haunted Aiken tour with this fabulous bunch, ghosts didn't dare interrupt the fun. Did we encounter spirits? Hmmm, not sure. But the EMF sure went crazy a few times.
Hot humid summer days brings some of the sweetest, coolest guests and friends we could ever hope to meet. We are really blessed to have known and served such wonderful folks.
And now you know a little bit of history trivia . . .
Our July days are hot but that doesn't stop us from having some of the coolest clients anyone could hope to have. It's folks like these that make what we do such a pleasure.
😃 And now you know . . .
For those of you who have taken our tour, you learned about the train that first ran from Charleston to Aiken to Hamburg, SC. Well, here’s what that beautiful mode of transportation used to look like. Can you just imagine traveling from Charleston in those open-air, wooden-benched cars? Wow!
Our days are made wonderful with each and every new friend we make. We provide tours to help visitors and locals alike have fun and learn a little something about Aiken, but the truth is we end up learning from our guests and having as much fun as they do! We are so blessed. ❤️
HAPPY FLAG DAY! Today commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. And in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially established June 14 as Flag Day. Then on August 3, 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
May we never forget the blood, sweat, and tears shed by our men and women who fought so valiantly together to free our world from tyranny. Without their strength and selflessness our world would be a prison of hate and fear.
Wishing all you spectacular mommas and daddy-mommas a much loved day!
Aiken is a special town made even more wonderful by the special people who visit and live here. We've been touring for 5 years now and haven't met a guest we haven't enjoyed meeting and hope to see again.
National Train Day festivities going on now at the city welcome center/train museum and will continue until 1:00pm. Hurry on down and join the fun, music, and taste the goodies!
We are pleased beyond measure and so humbled for the recognition received when we were named one of the top 5 Places to Take a Tourist as part of Aiken's Choice Awards! Being on the list is a great honor in itself. But that honor would be tripled if we could actually win the award. Won't you help us to further this honor by letting us win? Only your votes can help us.
-- Please go to AikenStandard.com
-- Click on the ad for Aiken's Choice Awards
-- Scroll down till you see "Aiken's Favorites" and click on it
-- Scroll down a little more until you see "Place to Take a Tourist"
-- Click on us, Tailored Tours of Aiken, and be sure to hit "submit"
You can vote only one time a day but can vote every day until May 31. Please help us win this honor. THANK YOU!!
Live Bluegrass music playing at the Train museum/Visitors Center. Life is wonderful and melodic in Aiken!
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," is what Shakespeare wrote. And he was so right! Whether it's a red rose, a Smith or a Jones, or a showy evening primrose, they're all as sweet as the other. Here we showcase a few of our many guests and flowers that make up the sweetest bouquet Aiken has ever had and one of which we are ever thankful.
We're celebrating our 5th Anniversary of touring! Thank you so much for your patronage and support; we wouldn't be doing what we do without you!
In celebration and "thank you" for all your clientry, during our year of celebration, we offer a buy 5 get 1 FREE! For every five people you pay for a tour, you'll receive a coupon for one free individual Historic Aiken tour to e used anytime between now and April 17, 2020. Use the coupon for yourself, give it to a friend; it's yours to use as you see fit. It's our way of saying THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you all these years and throughout our next one.
Y'ALL ARE ALL AWESOME!!
While touring Aiken one never knows what one will see. Today we discovered dinosaurs and bulls! Aren't they just the most fun pieces of art you've ever seen?
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Fully restored 100-year-old home has three large bedrooms with full baths. Delicious breakfast served daily by the owner, local chef, Bruce Shipman.
Your 1st Stop in Aiken County, SC
Feel the thundering hooves of horses; smell the homemade bread baking; sample the fresh peaches and berries; view Civil War and living history; enjoy the songs of birds in our natural areas. Thoroughbred Country - We're Way More than Horses!
We serve as the official tourism entity for the beautiful City of Aiken. Take a minute to see the charm and beauty that makes Aiken a place like no other!