River Street, Savannah

River Street, Savannah

River Street, Savannah: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

3. Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

Cruise through stunning intracoastal waterways from Hilton Head Island to Savannah with this round-trip express ferry ticket. Board from inside the Sea Pines Resort, then travel to the city in a comfortable air-conditioned boat. Sit back and admire the view as you sail through old shipping channels. Enjoy 4 hours in Savannah to explore the city, before heading back to the ferry. On the return trip, benefit from happy hour pricing on select drinks.

Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Historic Trolley Tour

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

Spend the day exploring Savannah with a hop-on hop-off trolley bus tour and get to know the city via a lively narration from costumed guides. Discover 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 AM and every 15-20 minutes until 4:30 PM, giving you plenty of options of when to take your tour.

Savannah Riverboat: Sunday Brunch Sightseeing Cruise

5. Savannah Riverboat: Sunday Brunch Sightseeing Cruise

Experience a classic Southern tradition you don’t want to miss on a 90-minute cruise, featuring the best views of historic River Street, rivaling any other brunch in Savannah. Enjoy a mouth-watering buffet featuring: the best Southern Fried Chicken in the South, Honey Glazed Spiral Ham, Savannah Shrimp and Grits, Ham and Broccoli Quiche, Fresh Garden Greens with Dressing and Toppings, assorted breakfast entrees and items, desserts, and more.  Be entertained by the captain’s narration of the landmarks along the way and admire breathtaking views of Savannah from a comfortable climate-controlled dining room. This unique Sunday brunch tour is one-of-a-kind.

Savannah: 1.5-Hour Guided Trolley Tour with Shuttle Service

6. 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: African American History Walking Tour w/ Transfer

7. Savannah: African American History Walking Tour w/ Transfer

Immerse yourself in the African American journey from slavery to freedom during the Antebellum days on the coast of Savannah. Be transferred from your hotel to the starting point and join a walking tour through historic landmarks such as River Street and Johnson Square. Board a vehicle directly at your hotel, then get dropped off for a guided walk along River Street, Factor's Walk, Bay Street, and Johnson Square. Learn about the history of the West African tribes that were routed to Savannah and used in slave labor to build the warehouses along River Street. See where cotton was shipped out to the United Kingdom and storages that look similar to old 'slaveholding bins'. Stand where slaves were auctioned off in Johnson Square and allow your guide to recount the abominable tales of the city's dark past. Learn about the incredible journey to freedom as you re-board the vehicle and travel past the Green-Meldrim House and the Second African Baptist Church, before being driven back to your hotel.

Savannah: Historical Panoramic City Tour

8. 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: 2-Hour Southern Food Tour

9. Savannah: 2-Hour Southern Food Tour

Skip lunch and join a 2-hour Southern food tasting tour that'll be sure to leave you full. Explore Savannah's historic district through its food and savor delicious regional cuisine.  Meet your guide in the heart of historic downtown and receive an introduction about the tour. Set off to visit four different restaurants featuring classic Southern dishes. At each stop enjoy eating delicious and filling Southern comfort food.  While satiating your Southern food needs, listen to your guide as they weave food, history, and tales together so you can get a true sense of the South. This tour ends just down River Street at a local boutique candy shop.

Savannah: True Pirate Quest Experience

10. Savannah: True Pirate Quest Experience

Explore Savannah's waterfront at your own pace with this city exploration game. Uncover a story that unfolds as you solve challenges, and exact directions on your phone guide you to the next location. Enjoy a game that you can pause when you like, and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. Explore River Street, the Old Harbor Light, and the mysterious Cluskey Vaults. Learn about the fascinating story of The Waving Girl Statue, and visit the Old Cotton Exchange. Enjoy a new type of experience, which is the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt. Play the game 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!

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!!!

TOTAL surprise ! Sparkling , informative guide ( Darathy). She was SO much fun. Gave more history than a history book. Outstanding tour!

This is a must activity for Savannah. The guides have great historical knowledge. Easy to hop on and off.

We had a great trip from Hilton Head to Savanah. The crew on the ship were terrific!