The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Historic Trolley Tour

1. Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Historic Trolley Tour

Spend the day exploring Savannah by trolley bus tour and get to know the city via a lively narration from costumed guides. Spend the day discovering one of the largest National Urban Historic Landmarked Districts in the United States. The full-day sightseeing tour is the expanded version of the Overview Tour, and in addition to the informative narration by your tour guide, you will be able to explore the Historic District at your own pace by utilizing the 15 trolley stops throughout the day. Each stop is conveniently located near points of interest, such as the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, City Market, and River Street. See unique shops and boutiques, as well as dozens of fabulous restaurants. This touring option is ideal for those who want to see Savannah in its full and finest glory. The tour departs daily, 7 days a week, from 09:00 and every 15-20 minutes until 16:30, giving you plenty of options of when to take your tour.

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

2. 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: History and Sightseeing Trolley Tour

3. 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: 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 and from little known Paula Deen trivia to why every tourist must take a selfie on the Forrest Gump bench. Take the opportunity to enjoy an adult beverage half-way 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.

Savannah: Historical Panoramic City Tour

6. Savannah: Historical Panoramic City Tour

Enjoy a 360-degree panoramic tour of historic Savannah from the comfort of a convertible Mercedes Sprinter. Whether the roof is open or closed, you’ll enjoy a full view of the city’s beauty from side to side and above. The 360-degree view is perfect to admire the many church steeples and oak trees of Savannah's Old Town. The adventure tells the colorful story of the city’s past, and the route will take you to the city's main squares. Listen as your guide shares stories of the colorful characters that have made the city so inviting to visitors from all over the world. James Oglethorpe, Johnny Mercer, Juliette Low, Tomochichi, and many others have left their footprint around the squares of Savannah. Mansions, churches, parks, monuments, as well as City Market and River Street will all be viewed comfortably from the bucket seats of the Mercedes panoramic touring coach. Savannah’s Starland District is also included in this tour.

Savannah: Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour

7. Savannah: Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour

The Haunted Savannah Pub Crawl meets at 7:30 pm in Madison Square. To begin, this walking tour takes you through the Historic District of Savannah. Savannah is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the country, and this tour takes you in many directions to understand the twists and turns that make up the oddities that happen here on a daily basis. As you begin the tour you will stop off for a beverage of your choice at a local pub and, since Savannah has an open container law, you are able to walk the streets with any type of beverage. Stay hydrated and enjoy the evening tales of this city.

Savannah: 1.5-Hour Guided Trolley Tour with Shuttle Service

8. Savannah: 1.5-Hour Guided Trolley Tour with Shuttle Service

Learn the rich history of Georgia's first city with a 1.5-hour guided trolley tour. Discover the charming squares of Savannah's Historic District, the manicured parks, and the beautiful architecture. Enjoy an unlimited shuttle service within the historic district to make the most of your day exploring Savannah. From River Street to Forsyth Park, explore Savannah on your own after the tour. Use the unlimited shuttle service to venture out to any part of the historic district. Just call ahead to schedule the pickup and drop-off to your favorite destination within the historic district all day of the tour.

The Savannah Underground: An Immersive Ghost Hunt

9. 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: History and Southern Hospitality Homes Walk

10. Savannah: History and Southern Hospitality Homes Walk

The image of genteel Southern culture may or may not have been born in Savannah, but it surely lives on in this aristocratic city. This enchanting walk through the heart of the Historic District takes you inside one of Savannah's many beautiful historic homes, and focuses on the rich architectural heritage of the city's domestic dwellings. One place you'll see on this tour is the Owens-Thomas House, widely regarded as the premier example of regency architecture in the United States. You'll also see the Green Meldrim House, where General William T. Sherman was a "guest" during the Civil War. Other house highlights include discussions on the development of domestic dwellings in Savannah over two centuries. The tour includes admission to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, consecrated as Savannah's first National Historic Landmark to honor the founder of the Girl Scouts.

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What people are saying about The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,152 reviews

I'm a local and I always enjoy riding this bus around downtown with family visiting Savannah. The stops are easy to find. I'd like to just spend a day by myself chilling out on the bus, swapping buses every once and a while, and listening to different stories from each of the tour guides.

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.

Cindy the tour guide was terrific! She really knew her stuff and history! She took the time to really give you an in depth look into the history of Savannah!

It was great -good commentary. Got tired of hearing how the biggest complaint is talking.

We had a very good experience. All the drivers were very friendly and helpful.