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Savannah: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolleybus Sightseeing Tour

1. Savannah: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolleybus Sightseeing Tour

Board the “Trolley of the Doomed” in Savannah for a guided sightseeing trolleybus around America's most haunted city. Look out for ghoulish creatures and venture into River Street’s Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery. Historic Tours of America and Old Town Trolley Tours invite you to explore their premier haunted tour, as they mix some of Savannah’s darker side with a good dose of humor. As the evening hours descend upon you, unseen spirits stroll among the living in the streets and squares. Ride through the Savannah Historic District to see the historic Columbia and Ellis Squares. Pass through the The Savannah Waterfront Association district and admire Madison Square and Savannah's 4-block open-air market, City Market.  Hear tales no other tours will dare tell you, as the shadows play gentle tricks with your mind. Journey through time, and hear ghoulish legends of murder and intrigue. You will also get exclusive nighttime entry into River Street’s Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery for a truly haunting experience.

Savannah Riverboat: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

2. Savannah Riverboat: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Climb aboard for an unmissable Savannah experience: a trip on a Savannah riverboat. Travel along the Savannah River on a cruise with live commentary from the captain as you go. Hear about everything from the modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world, to the history of Savannah and its river. Marvel at the beauty of the "Hostess City of the South" as you sit back and take in your surroundings. Make your way down river to Old Fort Jackson, home of one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country. Even get to hear and see the cannons in action.  Be sure to make the most of the photo opportunities that present themselves.

Savannah: Riverboat Sunset Cruise

3. Savannah: Riverboat Sunset Cruise

Make your way down the mighty Savannah River on a riverboat cruise. Enjoy the refreshing evening breeze and see the beautiful sunset from the open-air top deck patio. Marvel at the views of historic Savannah from the water and take in the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy live music whilst you’re aboard. Sit back and relax, or get up and dance to music from the 1950s all the way to today. Purchase a drink or something to eat at the onboard Skyline Bar and Grill and watch the Savannah waterfront float past.

Savannah: 1-2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

4. Savannah: 1-2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Explore the historic city of Savannah with a ticket to the Old Town Trolley Tour and drive down avenues lined with magnolia trees draped in Spanish moss. Discover the city with a 1-day or 2-day ticket. See stunning architecture, learn fascinating history from friendly conductor guides, and enjoy the warm southern hospitality that lures millions of visitors to Savannah each year. With its quaint country squares and many areas of historic interest there is much to see and do in Georgia’s first city. Hop aboard one of the charming trolleys and experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Informed conductors narrate the tour with a fun mix of trivia, facts and humorous stories. Jump off to visit the bamboo collection at Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens to to explore the historic homes of the Juliette Gordon Low Historic District. Gaze out the window at moss-draped oaks, magnolia trees, and stately mansions as you drive down cobblestone streets. Stop at locations like Reynolds Square where you can see the statue of John Wesley. Enjoy stops at regular intervals and have the freedom to stop at the sights that interest you.

Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

5. Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

After meeting your guide at Savannah’s Visitor Center, hop into the trolley to begin your tour through the city. As the wind blows through your hair, admire the lush foliage and Victorian mansions as you cruise around town. With an expert guide to take you through the cultural significance of each site, you’ll gain local insight into the city’s history, stretching back to the 18th century. Following your trolley tour of historic Savannah, embark on a sightseeing cruise down the Savannah River. During the cruise, experience the river that was – and remains – the lifeblood of Savannah. Hear the Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about Savannah’s modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world. Then it's downriver to Old Fort Jackson, home to one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country. Take advantage of the great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline. Snacks and drinks are available onboard at the Riverboat Snack Shop. After the tour, cruise back to the dock, enriched by the wide range of beautiful and historical sights that Savannah has to offer. Additionally, the tour has drop-off options to suit your needs, with transportation available to Historic District hotels, City Market, or the Savannah Visitor's Center.

Savannah Riverboat: Sightseeing Lunch Cruise

6. Savannah Riverboat: Sightseeing Lunch Cruise

Sit back and enjoy the views while cruising down the Savannah River. Learn about Savannah's complex, but interesting story, focusing on Old Fort Jackson and other landmarks.  Come ready to relax and feast on a delicious southern-style buffet all while cruising along the Savannah River listening to the Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts. Travel down the Savannah River while marveling at the modern port of Savannah, local flora and fauna, and finally, reach the mighty Old Fort Jackson. See and hear the cannons roar from your seat aboard the Riverboat and learn fascinating pieces of the city's history. The sample buffet menu consists of the signature savannah shrimp and grits, the best southern fried chicken, chef’s specialty station, creamy macaroni and cheese, southern greens, squash casserole, sweet potato soufflé, fresh fruit, assorted salads, dessert and more.

Savannah Riverboat: Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

7. Savannah Riverboat: Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

Journey back in time in one of the beautifully appointed ballrooms aboard the Savannah Riverboat on a dinner cruise. Savor the fresh buffet-style dinner made with local ingredients and enjoy the live entertainment as the riverboat slowly glides down the Savannah River.  After dinner, you can get up and dance to tunes from the 50s through today’s hits performed by one of the riverboat entertainers. Venture up to the top deck and enjoy the wonderful Savannah evenings with the amazing sights and sounds of the historic city of Savannah. Seating is available indoors and on the deck for the best views of the river and the city of Savannah. The indoor areas are climate-controlled. There is nothing more charming than an evening on the Savannah River. Sample Dinner Menu: Our Signature Savannah Shrimp and Grits, Tender Beef Carving Station, Fresh Catch of the Day, Lemon & Artichoke Chicken with Spinach, Roasted Potatoes, Squash Casserole, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Southern Side Salads, Fresh Garden Greens with Dressings and Toppings, Seasonal Fruits and much more.

Savannah: History and Sightseeing Trolley Tour

8. Savannah: History and Sightseeing Trolley Tour

This 90-minute trolley bus tour is one of the most entertaining ways to get to know the beautiful city of Savannah. Get a fully narrated sightseeing tour, by costumed guides, of one of the largest National Urban Historic Landmarked Districts in the United States. Be guided through more than 270 years of American history, as you journey through Savannah’s historic districts. Ride along cobblestone streets, beneath moss-draped oaks, and experience the Old South with her stately mansions, beautiful squares, romantic riverfront, and abundance of artifacts. The tour departs daily, 7 days a week, every 15-20 minutes from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, giving you plenty of options of when to take your tour.

Savannah: Haunted Ghosts and Dark History Walking Tour

9. Savannah: Haunted Ghosts and Dark History Walking Tour

Explore the haunted history and ghosts of Savannah on a guided walk through the historic downtown area. This interactive tour will take you to a mix of up to 8 locations, where you'll hear tales of the hauntings that persist at iconic historic buildings, squares, and cemeteries. Discover the ghosts of Savannah at night and uncover the mysteries at each historic house and the tragic, mysterious, or unexplained events that caused them to be haunted. Venture to multiple historic and infamous hotspots, including the Kehoe House, Davenport House, The Juliette Gordon Low House, and The Cursed Wright Square. Find out why Juliette Gordon Low was cursed from the day of her wedding and why the Wright Square has a beautiful but deadly past that continues to haunt the city. Get the inside scoop on favorite local spirits while walking the cobblestone streets. By the end of the tour, you'll have a better understanding of why Savannah is said to be the most haunted city in the country and why its locations top the most haunted lists year after year after year.

Savannah: Psychic Guided Paranormal Mystery Tour

10. Savannah: Psychic Guided Paranormal Mystery Tour

This paranormal mystery tour of Savannah is owned and operated by enthusiasts in paranormal research, occult studies, and Savannah history. This is not your typical tour and you are likely to witness paranormal activity. The guides are psychics and paranormal sensitives who love sharing their knowledge and experiences with the public. Join in to experience mysterious phenomena in Savannah’s oldest neighborhood. Stories are collected from local residents and visitors, meticulously compiled by paranormal researchers. Both believers and skeptics are welcomed. On this 2-hour tour, you're certain to discover something that'll spark your interest. And if you’re lucky, the ghosts of Savannah may even call out to you.

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What people are saying about Savannah

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 329 reviews

Neil was an exceptional guide. He has great “true” stories that keep you engaged. The pubs were unique and probably would have gone unnoticed without Neil. We had a fantastic time and recommended it to the other B&B guests.

Martín was an excelente tour guide - fun and with lots of interesting information. The tour is long enough to know the city. There is a lot of walking and standing so be ware you need to be able to walk for two hours.

We had so much fun. Paul was a great teacher. Loved the relaxed atmosphere. We learned some great tips. Laughed a lot too!

enjoyed riverboat. The lunch gave us more opportunities to be in the cool as well as be outside on the decks.

If you need time to relax and enjoy yourself. I recommend this.