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Savannah's Waterfront

Savannah's Waterfront

Savannah's Waterfront: 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.

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: Dolphin Spotting and Wildlife Eco Cruise

4. Savannah: Dolphin Spotting and Wildlife Eco Cruise

The Dolphin Eco Tour takes place aboard the River Explorer, a comfortable and eco-friendly boat designed for wildlife viewing. The tour is led by knowledgeable guides who provide information about the local ecosystem and marine life. The tour not only focuses on dolphin spotting but also allows you to enjoy the scenic beauty of Georgia's coastal region. You'll have the opportunity to explore the estuaries, marshes, and tidal creeks, which are rich in biodiversity. The Captain and Mate provide educational commentary throughout the tour, sharing insights into the behavior and habitat of dolphins, as well as other marine life and the coastal ecosystem. It's a great opportunity to learn about the local environment.

Savannah: Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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: Best of the City Tour with Wormsloe Historic Site

8. Savannah: Best of the City Tour with Wormsloe Historic Site

Embark on an exciting adventure through the enchanting streets of Savannah with our Best of Savannah Small Group Tour. Led by our knowledgeable local guide, prepare for a journey filled with captivating stories and hidden gems that will leave you spellbound. Your tour will begin with a friendly tour guide picking you up directly from your hotel in downtown Savannah. Your first stop is the Wormsloe Historic Site, a picturesque plantation where Noble Jones built a fortified colonial home. Enjoy a relaxing walk through the lush forest and explore Oak Avenue, with over 400 perfectly aligned oak trees. Your next stop is the riverside fishing village of Isle of Hope. This picturesque location amidst the beautiful marshes of Georgia’s tidewater zone are sure to impress! We then make our way to the world famous Bonaventure Cemetery, a captivating and hauntingly beautiful resting place that exudes history and charm. This renowned 19th-century cemetery boasts breathtaking sculptures, intricate tombstones, and serene moss-draped oak trees that create an evocative and tranquil atmosphere. Its historic significance and captivating aesthetics draw visitors from all over the world, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking an enchanting glimpse into the past. Next, embark on a narrated driving tour. Your guide will regale you with captivating stories and historical insights about the city's architectural wonders, including Bull Street, the majestic Cathedral of Saint John, the intriguing Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and the historic First African Baptist Church, among others. Finally, enjoy a scenic river cruise along the Savannah River. As you glide through the Savannah River, you will enjoy a picturesque skyline on the water, relish in the calm of the afternoon, and enjoy Savannah’s sights. Finally, enjoy a scenic river cruise along the Savannah River. Please Note Boats Operate Seasonally: December - January: Operating Saturday & Sunday February: Operating Wednesday-Sunday March - November: Operating daily The tour is one hour shorter in the winter months due to the boat closure. Our journey ends with a relaxing drive back to your downtown Savannah hotel, where you can reflect on the treasures discovered during this fun-filled tour of Savannah. So join our lively small group and get ready to experience the best of Savannah's charm, history, and unforgettable moments that will leave you with a smile on your face and memories to last a lifetime.

Savannah: Small Group Walking Ghost Tour

9. Savannah: Small Group Walking Ghost Tour

Embark on an eerie and thrilling journey through the streets of downtown Savannah with our ghost-themed walking tour. Your journey begins at the Prohibition Museum, where our expert guides will lead you through a labyrinth of haunted alleys, historic squares, and spine-chilling landmarks. We first head to Savannah City Market and Ellis Square. Amidst the dimly lit cobblestone paths, you'll encounter city squares haunted by residents of the past. Feel a chill down your spine as the guide narrates the chilling stories of haunted inns, where guests have experienced inexplicable occurrences for centuries. Next, we continue through Savannah’s Historic District towards Bull Street, passing Johnson Square. Be sure to keep an eye out for a ghostly phantom waving hello, a common sight for residents for decades. Throughout your ghost tour, you will also see multiple incredible points of interest throughout Savannah like City Hall and multiple historic homes such as The Olde Pink House. Our tour concludes back at the Prohibition Museum, where you are free to continue exploring. This ghost-themed walking tour through downtown Savannah promises an unforgettable night of mystery, history, and the supernatural.

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4.6
(1,801 reviews)

our tour guide was the best! our driver Sherri was phenomenal. my favorite part of the tour was the Chandlery.

So much fun and interesting to learn about the historic ghost stories of Savannah.

Comfortable and well presented. A lot of info so at times hard to absorb it all.

Respectful treatment of animals. Great experience - highly recommended trip.

Cyndie was a great tour guide. She was entertaining and very informative.