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Savannah: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

1. Savannah: Old Town 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. There are 15 stops conveniently located close to many of the places of interest in Savannah, these are: 1)301 MLK Blvd: The Savannah Visitor Center 2)214 West Boundary: Old Town Trolley Welcome Center 3)200 West Bryan Street: Ellis Square 4)6 West Harris Street: Madison Square 5)622 Drayton Street: Forsyth Park 6)207 East Gordon Street: Calhoun Square 7)222 Harris Street: Cathedral of St. John Baptist 8)234 MLK Blvd: Trolley Barn 9)217 West Julian Street: City Market 10)32 Abercorn Street: Lucas Theatre 11)301 East River Street: River Street 12)531 River Street: The Waving Girl 13)324 East State Street: The Davenport House 14)201 Abercorn Street: Colonial Park Cemetery 15)10 East Oglethorpe Ave: Bull Street Corridor

Savannah: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour with Low House Entry

2. Savannah: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour with Low House Entry

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 inside both the haunted Andrew Low House and the haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery. Old Town Trolley Tours invites you to explore Savannah’s darker side mixed in with a good dose of humor. 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. The tour starts down on the Savannah Waterfront and travels though the many historic squares located in the heavily haunted Savannah Historic District, such as Columbia Square, Wright Square, Telfair Square & Lafayette Square. Naturally there are also stories relating to the Colonial Park Cemetery. A highlight of the tour is entry into the haunted home of one of the most prestigious Savannah families – the Andrew Low House. Here you will learn tales of the unrest still in the home, as well as personal experiences of both staff and guests. Another highlight is a visit inside Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery, a haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse restored from an era long past. Here you will experience the stories and legends of the Savannah Waterfront and River Street over the centuries. Other sites you will pass and hear spine-chilling stories about are the Olde Harbour Inn, the Pirate’s House, the 1790 Inn, the Hamilton-Turner Inn, and the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences.

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: Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour

4. 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.

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: Highlights Off the Beaten Path Guided Walking Tour

6. Savannah: Highlights Off the Beaten Path Guided Walking Tour

On this guided walking tour, soak up the sights and sounds of Savannah's stunning historic district. With the expertise of your guide, see the not only the highlights, but also the hidden gems through the eyes of a local. Discover the city's history, landmarks, and rich cultural offerings. Begin your tour in the beautiful Forsyth Park to meet your guide and start exploring. Take in the sights of this 30-acre park in the historic district as you walk to Savannah's classic landmarks and crown jewels: the city squares. Monterey Square, with its mansions and monuments, is up first. At Monterey Square, hear about the history of these mansion-lined streets. See the infamous Mercer House and learn about a local true crime mystery. Across the way, admire the stunning Gothic synagogue, one of the oldest in the United States. Next, ironwork abounds nearby with amazing examples of cast iron, woven wire, and wrought iron. Several contemporary hand-wrought gates are waiting to be discovered. Stroll with your guide to discover this unique feature of Savannah's historic district. Continue to one of the prettiest streets in Savannah: Jones Street. Under a lush canopy of live oaks draped in Spanish-moss, meander down Jones Street and learn about the historic homes here. Enjoy the fragrant flowers and colorful foliage of this picturesque street. Then, head to Madison Square with its important civic buildings, monuments, stately homes, and rich history. Here, grab a refreshment at one of Savannah's quaint cafés, or simply sit and relax on one of the many benches under the shady oaks. Soak up the historic ambience. Once you've taken a moment to appreciate your scenic surroundings, make your way to Lafayette Square. A stunningly beautiful space of lush greenery, the square is lined with landmark buildings. Admire the cathedral and learn about the origins of the Girl Scouts here. Finally, pass by the Jingle Bells church and Savannah College of Art and Design before you arrive at Chippewa Square to meet the city's founder, James Oglethorpe. Learn about his unique design of the city as you snap photos of the square. Before your tour concludes in the heart of the historic district, get some tips from your guide on Savannah's many excellent eateries, museums, and shops to visit following your tour.

Savannah: 1.5-Hour Guided Trolley Tour with Shuttle Service

7. 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.

Savannah Historical District: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

8. 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.

Savannah: Historical Panoramic City Tour

9. 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 Outdoor Escape Game: Ghost Hunt

10. Savannah Outdoor Escape Game: Ghost Hunt

Discover Savannah’s haunted spots while playing the role of an amateur paranormal investigator. You have only been in the field for a few months and are starting to lose hope that you might ever find any evidence of the paranormal. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. Head to Forsyth Fountain, where the game will start. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to explore, and finish it at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish the game at the famous Waving Girl Statue. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

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This was a fabulous tour of Savannah! The open air bus was super comfortable and we would highly recommend this company for anyone wishing to learn all about this beautiful city! Our tour guide/driver Cainan was just amazing with his knowledge of the city’s history and landmarks, and his sense of humour during the tour was absolutely delightful! We chose the hop on and off ticket, but decided to just stay on his bus, as we wanted to experience his version of the tour, and we were headed to Tybee so time was a bit tight for this excursion . We’ll be back again and definitely get off and explore more next time as there are lots of buses running regularly to get people around the city in comfort. Thanks again!

Dee gave us a very in-depth tour of the historic district of Savannah. We had been on some other tours in Savannah and we were looking for a tour that didn’t just hit the same information. Dee delivered well and then some on many added layers of depth others didn’t touch on. We were very happy with our tour and the value was tremendous.

Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and did an amazing enjoyable tour full of information and joy. Thank you so much for all your hard work!!!

Very nice tour. we enjoyed all the sites seen and the history of Savannah along the way. tour guide very knowledgeable and friendly.

This tour was well done. Very informative, thoughtful of clients needs and in the way stories were told. Pace was good.