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Savannah

Its charming soul and Antebellum architecture make Georgia’s oldest city a must for any trip to the Deep South.

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Savannah: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

1. Savannah: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

Board the “Trolley of the Doomed” in Savannah for a 75-minute jaunt around the historic city’s moss-drenched streets with a difference. But be warned, you never know what kind of ghoulish creatures you might encounter in “America's Most Haunted City.” 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. 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.

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Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

2. Savannah: 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. 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.

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Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

3. Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

After meeting your guide at Savannah’s Visitor Center, hop into the trolley to begin your 90-minute 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 the Savannah Riverboat for a 90-minute 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.

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Savannah: Psychic Guided Paranormal Mystery Tour

4. 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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Savannah: Haunted History and Ghosts Walking Tour

5. Savannah: Haunted History and Ghosts Walking Tour

Set off on a 1-hour ghost tour around historic downtown Savannah. This entertaining and informative walking ghost tour will take you to 8 locations, where your experienced tour guide will tell you of the hauntings that persist at iconic buildings surrounding the Savannah's Historic District. Visit 8 locations, including the Kehoe House, Davenport House, The Juliette Gordon Low House, The Cursed Wright Square. Discover the ghosts of Savannah at night, and learn of the city's shocking past. Get the inside scoop on favorite local spirits while walking the cobblestone streets.

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Savannah Riverboat: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

6. 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 your 1.5-hour 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.

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Savannah: 3-Hour First Squares Food Tour

7. Savannah: 3-Hour First Squares Food Tour

This 3-hour food tour takes you on a leisurely walk through the bustling center of Savannah's Historic District. After a meet and greet with your guide you’ll head out on a flavorful and fun adventure, covering around 1.5 miles. Visit 6 area venues, including specialty food stores and restaurants, to sample the fresh flavors of local cuisine. The tasting includes shrimp and grits, shepherd’s pie, pork belly sliders, sausage rolls, and gourmet honey. Some of the establishments that may be on the itinerary are the Savannah Bee Company, Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub and Grill, Pie Society and The Ordinary Pub. The tour ends near the City Market, the commercial and social center of historic Savannah since the early 1700s. Explore this 4-block area of restored warehouses and storefronts adjacent to Ellis Square. It’s a perfect stop for shopping, dining or just relaxing the rest of the day away.

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Savannah Riverboat: Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

8. Savannah Riverboat: Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

Journey back in time in one of the beautifully appointed ballrooms aboard the Savannah Riverboat on a 2-hour 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.

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Savannah: Bonaventure Cemetery with Shannon Scott

9. Savannah: Bonaventure Cemetery with Shannon Scott

Enjoy a 2-hour cultural and historical tour of Bonaventure, a more than 200-acre land which one can freely wander but better explore with an exceptional guide at the helm. On this tour with Shannon Scott or one of his incredible guides, you will come to see the important aspects of the cemetery and understand Bonaventure’s many layers, from the 18th century plantation era, the Victorian cemetery, to all of the art and traditions of the place. You will stroll around the live oak avenues of the Cotton Boom yesteryear and hear about the people that made all of those buildings and squares in town so infamous and colorful. Some of the characters, such as "Crooner of 1500 Songs" Johnny Mercer and writer Conrad Aiken, are world renowned, while others you will come to love were famous only in their hometown Savannah. Other characters consist of photographers, painters, scientists, soldiers, industrialists, and duelists! Bonaventure is characterized by great sculpture and here you will see the works of some of the greatest artists of their period. The cemetery is one visual playground of symbols pertaining to everything from the Masonic Lodge mentioned in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code to the Bible, Ancient Egypt, and everything symbolizing the religious, fraternal and eternal. From angels to cherubs to lifelike figures of the people buried there, you'll get to see them all!

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Historic Downtown Savannah: Guided Segway Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Savannah

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,944 reviews

Our guide Nicole was very informative and was not over dramatic. This we appreciated. As so many others have said before, we had hoped to actually enter the cemeteries. Very laid back and intelligent. I would highly recommend the tour.

The guys were pure entertainment. Better than the average information tour while hitting the same spots. Jashawn, Deshawn and Barry were great!

Our tour guide gave us some history. He also tod meany stories of ghost sightings in various parts of Savannah.

Really enjoyed this tour, was able to get some great pictures. Would recommend

This was by far the most entertaining tour in Savannah!