Let us show you Aiken's beauty while amazing you with our city's history, legends, and tantalizing gossip of yester-year.
Tailored Tours of Aiken is a private touring service owned and operated by Marty Bailey since 2013. A transplant from Texas who fell in love with the city's people, spirit, and history when she began learning about Aiken through her volunteering at the city's visitors center and the historic museum. Wanting to share her love of Aiken and its fascinating history, she created Tailored Tours of Aiken.
What began with just one tour and a few locals as guests, quickly grew to several different tours and guests from all over the nation and the world. All tours are typically driving tours but a walking tours are also available. If you don't see a tour that peaks your interest, let Marty know and she'll be glad to TAILOR a tour for you.
Because we operate on a first-come/first-serve basis, reservations are highly recommended. Simply call or text the number provided on this website, or contact us here or on Facebook. Provide us with the date & time you'd like your tour along with the number in your party, and we will do our best to make it happen.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. If you'd like to book a tour, please let us know which tour you prefer, and when you would like to enjoy it, along with the number in your party. We'll be sure to reply as soon as possible.
Aiken, South Carolina
This delightful tour covers over 55 points of interest including winter cottages, churches, downtown, and the horse district. This tour is excellent for those interested in an overview of Aiken's history.
This fascinating tour cruises by the amazing homes known as “cottages” (homes of 20 rooms or more) of the rich and famous who were Aiken’s Winter Colonists. Some of those homes are where families like the Astors, Vanderbilts, and Whitneys called "home" during the winter.
Our fee covers a driving tour that highlights two plantation homes in Aiken; admission to Redcliffe Plantation, home of James Henry Hammond a congressman, governor and senator of SC; and convenient round-trip transportation from downtown Aiken to the plantation, and back to a downtown Aiken location. We recommend comfortable footwear.
This spooktacular walking tour offers chilling tidbits combined with touches of Aiken's history. Join us on this nighttime tour as we share stories of spirits that still walk among us and search for the stubborn souls with ghost hunting tools to aid in the fun. You're sure to be delighted by this family-friendly ghoul tour. Please, for your safety and comfort, wear your favorite walking shoes.
*Children aged 3 - 10 are half price. Children under 3 are free.
Perfect! Town trolly was booked so hotel suggested Marty. So glad it worked out that way. Great tour! -John S.
Marty knows her stuff. Great tour!!! So interesting to learn about my little hometown. -Emily M.
My fiancé and I came all the way from California to visit family and we're told we had to do a tour with Marty, We were not disappointed! We absolutely loved it and are still talking about all the history we've learned! We had a great time!! -Brenda F.
Greatest tour ever! -Bobbie D.
As a way of thanking our repeat clients and friends, we're offering a special "Thank You". For each paid individual a whole is punched. After nine punches, the tenth person is FREE. This reward can be utilized for any tour offered, at any time of the year. It's our way of showing our appreciation for your continued patronage.
Are reservations necessary? Since we operate on a first-come/first-serve basis, they're definitely encouraged so you're sure to get a tour on the day/time you'd prefer.
What type of payment is accepted? We accept cash, local check, and credit card. But all card transactions do add a $2.00 processing fee.
What type of vehicle is used for driving tours? Tours are conducted in a Kia Carnival minivan, capable of carrying up to seven passengers.