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

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

Explore Savannah with a 1 or 2-day ticket to the hop-on hop-off old town trolley tour. See Reynolds Square, Juliette Gordon Low Historic District, and Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens while listening to the conductors provide a fascinating narrative filled with information about the historic city. Drive down avenues lined with magnolia trees draped in Spanish moss. See stunning architecture, learn about the city from friendly conductor guides, and enjoy the warm southern hospitality that lures millions of visitors to Savannah each year. 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 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. With its quaint country squares and historical spots, there is much to see and do in Georgia’s first city.

Savannah: History and Sightseeing Trolley Tour

2. 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: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

3. Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

Your day begins with a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery to learn about the lives of notable inhabitants like Academy Award-winning songwriter Johnny Mercer, Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair, philanthropist Mary Telfair, as well as the tragic tales of poet Conrad Aiken and Gracie Watson. The Cemetery walking tour meanders under moss-draped oaks and along the bluff of the Wilmington River. Bonaventure Cemetery, dating back to 1846, is one of the most beautiful cemeteries. Following the cemetery tour, you will have lunch on your own at Erica Davis Low country restaurant, a local favorite whose owner and family have deep ties in Savannah. Their focus on Coastal Southern Cuisine brings together fresh seafood, barbecue, and southern sides in a menu that embodies the Low country. After lunch, the day continues to Wormsloe Historic site and a drive through the picturesque Isle of Hope Historic District. Your visit to Wormsloe includes a breathtaking drive down the famous live oak tree-lined drive. You will take a short walk to see the Plantation Tabby Ruins that date to the 18th Century and visit the museum of the Georgia State Park Historic Site. After Wormsloe, you will drive down Bluff Dr to view the Intercoastal waterway and the magnificent houses that range in style from Greek Revival to Craftsman Bungalows. After this drive along the bluff, the thought of looking for a Realtor will come to mind. Finally, a stop is scheduled at the Famous Savannah Byrd Cookie Company headquarters for shopping and tastings of Byrd’s Famous Cookies. Key Lime, Bennie Bits and Cheddar Cheese are just of few of the favorites.

Savannah: Comedy Trolley Tour

4. Savannah: Comedy Trolley Tour

Spice up your trip to Savannah with a ride on the funny side. This original trolley tour is a comedy show on wheels that roasts nearly 300 years of Savannah lore in just 90 minutes.  Hear about Savannah’s deep, complex, and intoxicated past and present, from the founding of the colony of Georgia to the Civil War. Learn little-known Paula Deen trivia, and why every tourist must take a selfie on the Forrest Gump bench. Take the opportunity to enjoy an adult beverage halfway through the tour.  Hosted by the infamous Moron Twins, this outrageous history lesson features entertaining skits, musical numbers, costume changes, and loads of Savannah history. Your hosts have more than 20 years of comedy and tour guide experience between them.

Historic Downtown Savannah: Guided Segway Tour

5. Historic Downtown Savannah: Guided Segway Tour

Glide along the streets of Savannah on a guided tour for either 60 or 90 minutes, seeing some of the city’s most beautiful and mystifying historical sites. Receive training on operating the Segway, get fitted with a helmet and radio, and then head out on the tour route with an experienced guide. Visit sites where Union soldiers fought and see the home where General William T. Sherman stayed while in Savannah on his march to the sea. Experience the rich history of Savannah while also getting to see the fun and modern side. See the bench where Forrest Gump shared his box of chocolates. Put yourself into the famous bus scene from Forrest Gump and learn a few Hollywood secrets that only the locals know about. Ride around the sites from other movies including Something to Talk About, and The Conspirator. See the lovely Mercer-Williams home from the famous book, and later the movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and hear the true story of Mr. Jim Williams. Savannah is known as one of the most haunted cities in America. Ride past some of the haunted homes and hear the stories of their ghostly residents. Continue on past a cemetery as your guide entertains you with stories and reveals which significant historic figure is buried there. The Segway allows you an effortless way to see the Spanish moss hanging from the majestic live oaks, and some of the ironwork found all around the city, such as iron street signs, banisters, and even a beautiful wrought iron sunflower door. Admire the original antebellum architecture, the monuments, war cannons, and fountains that grace the beautiful squares throughout the city. The 90-minute tour option includes a visit to either the Harper Fowlkes House or the Webb Military Museum.

The Savannah Underground: An Immersive Ghost Hunt

6. The Savannah Underground: An Immersive Ghost Hunt

Prepare to do something you’ve likely never before experienced on the only experience in Savannah that merges a thrilling immersive trolley ghost tour and Savannah’s premium interactive attraction into one action-packed bundle. Begin the experience by diving into Savannah’s dark past, which doubles as a ghost hunting Bootcamp where you’ll learn skills and get information that you can take back home and use to find ghosts anywhere in the world. Once completing your ghost hunting training session, you’ll hop off the trolley and into the exclusive Savannah Underground, a 40-minute immersive adventure that surrounds you with some of Savannah’s scariest history. It's guaranteed that you won’t find anything like this anywhere else in Savannah, as it’s custom-built for those seeking more than an average ghost tour: A theatrical whirlwind of scary fun. This isn’t your normal ghost tour.

Savannah: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum Self-Guided Tour

7. Savannah: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum Self-Guided Tour

Journey through Savannah's notable maritime history on a self-guided tour of the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Wander through the exhibits at your own pace, and discover a collection of ship models, maritime antiques, stunning maritime art, and special exhibitions of local and internationally-acclaimed artists. As you take your tour, spend some time marveling at the architecture of the William Scarbrough House, the museum's home, which was designated a National Historic Landmark by the US Park Service in 1974. Delve into the many detailed elements of the Regency architecture, including the honeysuckle and palm molding, the Diocletian window, Doric and Corinthian columns, six-panel curved doors, and a stunning skylight. Once you're done inside, head out to the expansive gardens and savor the sights and smells of the delightful flowers, trees, and shrubs. Take shade under the largest and oldest sycamore tree in the city of Savannah, and enjoy scenic views of the historic Talmadge Bridge from the belvedere. Check out the pavilion, reflective ponds, a vine-covered pergola, a rondelle, an assembly room, and one of only two remaining early 20th-century weather kiosks in the United States, which resembles a Greek Revival Temple. The Ships of the Sea Museum is among 150 other historic places in the US that are members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Distinctive Destination Program.

Savannah: History, Culture, & Scenic Views E-Bike Tour

8. Savannah: History, Culture, & Scenic Views E-Bike Tour

You'll get to see the best of Savannah on this guided e-bike tour. Zip around the city with ease, learning about its history and culture while enjoying the unique perspective from a bike. Stop for photos and get tips from your guide about what to see and do while you're here. First, you'll meet your guide to pick out which bike you'd like, have the seat adjusted for you, and learn how to use the e-bike system. You may also want to apply bug spray or sunscreen, visit the restroom, and strap on a helmet. Then you'll grab a bottle of water and head off to start your tour of colorful Savannah. As you ride through the historic district, your city-licensed guide will share stories about Savannah's eventful history and the modern, vibrant culture it has now. There are many places to stop for great photo opportunities, so have your camera or mobile device ready. This tour passes the well-known must-see sites in the city on main roads, and you'll also get to see some hidden gems on quiet side streets. Savannah is a city full of trees and unique architecture. Your guide will tell you about the significance of the trees and share facts about architectural highlights. Got a question about anything you see along the way? Just ride up near your guide and ask. Besides the history, your guide will also point out excellent dining and pubs, as well as shopping options as you pass them.

Historic Savannah Walking Tour

9. Historic Savannah Walking Tour

Take a journey into the past and experience true southern hospitality in the fair city of Savannah. This 90-minute Savannah walking tour will introduce the city's rich and colorful history from ancient times up to the present day. This tour brings the city's history, art, and culture to life. With plenty of insider tips and hints for enjoying your stay, such as where to find the best dining and shopping and the whereabouts of those secret hidden attractions that few visitors get to see, this tour is sure to help you make the most of your time in Savannah! We begin right in the heart of the historic district, where there are more than 20 historic squares, famous old oak mansion houses and fabulous colonial landmarks. Filled with reminders of the Civil War, the tour is is sure to provide a compelling history lesson. And at the end of the walking tour, why not finish your trip with time at one of Savannah's picturesque beaches?

Savannah Historical District: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

10. Savannah Historical District: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Enjoy the beauty of the Historic District of Savannah on a self-guided walking tour. Explore the area at your own pace with the magic of GPS playback. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. You will hear about the establishment of the city and the battles fought on the grounds. Discover the history and home of the Gordon family, along with Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts. Stroll along beautiful Savannah's streets, and see where Forrest Gump sat with his box of chocolates. Hear interesting stories and facts while exploring a former battleground. You will know the history and culture of the city while marveling at the beautiful architecture of the district. Walkthrough the gorgeous lanes of the city and uncover iconic sights and hidden gems of the city.

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What people are saying about Savannah

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Great time with Andrew. Seeing Savannah of the e-bike was easy. We covered quite a bit of ground, but had frequent stops to see and visit about homes and events that made Savannah what it is today. I would strongly recommend booking with these folks.

We had a great time! Neil was a funny and informative. I would recommend these folks for a wonderful experience.

It was wonderful. The Morons was outstanding entertainment, an a big thank you to Brenda Lee for driving.

Guide was great. Excellent activity. Best way to visit the historical area

Our driver was very knowledgeable! Super friendly and was very helpful