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Savannah: History and Sightseeing Trolley Tour

1. 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: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

2. Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

Your day begins with a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery to learn about the lives of notable inhabitants such as, Academy Award-winning songwriter Johnny Mercer, Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair, philanthropist Mary Telfair, as well as the tragic tales of poet Conrad Aiken and Gracie Watson. The Cemetery walking tour meanders under moss-draped oaks and along the bluff of the Wilmington River. Bonaventure Cemetery, dating back to 1846, is one of the most beautiful cemeteries. Following the cemetery tour, you will have lunch on your own at a favorite local restaurant. After lunch, the day continues to Wormsloe Historic site and a drive through the picturesque Isle of Hope Historic District. Your visit to Wormsloe includes a breathtaking drive down the famous live oak tree-lined drive. You will take a short walk to see the Plantation Tabby Ruins that date to the 18th Century and visit the museum of the Georgia State Park Historic Site. After Wormsloe, you will drive down Bluff Dr to view the Intercoastal waterway and the magnificent houses that range in style from Greek Revival to Craftsman Bungalows. After this drive along the bluff, the thought of looking for a Realtor will come to mind. Finally, a stop is scheduled at the Famous Savannah Byrd Cookie Company headquarters for shopping and tastings of Byrd’s Famous Cookies. Key Lime, Bennie Bits and Cheddar Cheese are just of few of the favorites.

Historic Downtown Savannah: Guided Segway Tour

3. 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: History, Culture, & Scenic Views E-Bike Tour

4. Savannah: History, Culture, & Scenic Views E-Bike Tour

You'll get to see the best of Savannah on this guided e-bike tour. Zip around the city with ease, learning about its history and culture while enjoying the unique perspective from a bike. Stop for photos and get tips from your guide about what to see and do while you're here. First, you'll meet your guide to pick out which bike you'd like, have the seat adjusted for you, and learn how to use the e-bike system. You may also want to apply bug spray or sunscreen, visit the restroom, and strap on a helmet. Then you'll grab a bottle of water and head off to start your tour of colorful Savannah. As you ride through the historic district, your city-licensed guide will share stories about Savannah's eventful history and the modern, vibrant culture it has now. There are many places to stop for great photo opportunities, so have your camera or mobile device ready. This tour passes the well-known must-see sites in the city on main roads, and you'll also get to see some hidden gems on quiet side streets. Savannah is a city full of trees and unique architecture. Your guide will tell you about the significance of the trees and share facts about architectural highlights. Got a question about anything you see along the way? Just ride up near your guide and ask. Besides the history, your guide will also point out excellent dining and pubs, as well as shopping options as you pass them.

Savannah: 2-Hour Historical Bike Tour

5. Savannah: 2-Hour Historical Bike Tour

When you arrive you will be greeted by a licensed guide who will fit a bike for you. Additionally, they will get you a bottle of water, or two depending on how hot the day is, offer bug spray and/or sunscreen if you desire, and offer our restroom if you need it before the tour starts. Once all guests have arrived, or the start time is reached, the guide will get the tour started! The guide will lead your ride through some of the most beautiful urban green spaces and architecture in America which is the Historic Landmark District of Savannah. Guests will bike to a spot, hear a story, bike to the next spot, hear a story, and so forth. Stories will include tales of Savannah's rich history including but not limited to the Colonial era, Antebellum era, Civil War era, and Victorian era. In addition to history, guests will learn a great deal about Savannah's stunning architecture, trees, and urban design. Guests will be introduced to a touch of modern Savannah, including the robust movie industry here today. Of course, guests will be given recommendations on places to eat and drink post-tour in a "rolling concierge." Last but not least, guests will be offered a photo opportunity or two with the iconic Forsyth Fountain and Spanish Moss as the backdrop. It didn't happen if there isn't a picture! The tour will end where it started. Guests will be offered to be shown on a map everywhere the tour took them. Of course the restroom will be made available again if needed. Be advised, there are restrooms along the routes in case of emergencies along the way. This tour is operated by a locally owned small business in Savannah that also happens to be veteran owned. $1 from each ticket purchased is donated to local charity.

Savannah: Terror Ghosts and Ghouls of the South Walking Tour

6. Savannah: Terror Ghosts and Ghouls of the South Walking Tour

Explore the haunted history and ghosts of Savannah on a guided walk through the historic downtown area. This interactive tour will take you to a mix of up to 8 locations, where you'll hear tales of the hauntings that persist at iconic historic buildings, squares, and cemeteries. Discover the ghosts of Savannah at night and uncover the mysteries at each historic house and the tragic, mysterious, or unexplained events that caused them to be haunted. Venture to multiple historic and infamous hotspots, including the Kehoe House, Davenport House, The Juliette Gordon Low House, and The Cursed Wright Square. Find out why Juliette Gordon Low was cursed from the day of her wedding and why the Wright Square has a beautiful but deadly past that continues to haunt the city. Get the inside scoop on favorite local spirits while walking the cobblestone streets. By the end of the tour, you'll have a better understanding of why Savannah is said to be the most haunted city in the country and why its locations top the most haunted lists year after year after year.

Savannah: Historical Walking Tour

7. Savannah: Historical Walking Tour

Travel back in time to the many different eras of Savannah's rich history and come across its most iconic sites. Join a guided tour and enjoy a leisurely walk through the historic district. Learn about the many struggles and battles of the past as you explore the area at a gentle pace. Meet up with your guide at Johnson Square to begin your journey. Stroll around this charming district and hear about the beautiful architecture, unique squares, and amazing movies filmed in Savannah. Stop by the ancient Cathedral of St John the Baptist and take in its facade. Become captivated by passionate storytelling, covering stories of colonial struggles, revolutionary battles, Sherman’s march to the sea, and post-civil war Victorian Savannah. Take an easy, but insightful, walk and explore numerous sites in less than a mile, ending your journey at Reynolds Square.

Savannah: Historic Church Tour

8. Savannah: Historic Church Tour

Join this tour to discover the most historic churches in the city of Savannah. Explore the diverse spiritual history of beautiful downtown Savannah on a walking tour. Journey back to the the roots of its first church founded in 1740 and even discover one of the oldest synagogues in North America. Learn about what makes each church unique and the historical events surrounding each one. Hear about everything from their construction to their impact on present-day Savannah. See Savannah's most important religious sights, including: Christ Church on Johnson Square, The Lutheran Church of the Ascension, The Independent Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's Church on Madison Square, and The Congregation of Mickve Israel.

Savannah: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum Self-Guided Tour

9. Savannah: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum Self-Guided Tour

Journey through Savannah's notable maritime history on a self-guided tour of the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Wander through the exhibits at your own pace, and discover a collection of ship models, maritime antiques, stunning maritime art, and special exhibitions of local and internationally-acclaimed artists. As you take your tour, spend some time marveling at the architecture of the William Scarbrough House, the museum's home, which was designated a National Historic Landmark by the US Park Service in 1974. Delve into the many detailed elements of the Regency architecture, including the honeysuckle and palm molding, the Diocletian window, Doric and Corinthian columns, six-panel curved doors, and a stunning skylight. Once you're done inside, head out to the expansive gardens and savor the sights and smells of the delightful flowers, trees, and shrubs. Take shade under the largest and oldest sycamore tree in the city of Savannah, and enjoy scenic views of the historic Talmadge Bridge from the belvedere. Check out the pavilion, reflective ponds, a vine-covered pergola, a rondelle, an assembly room, and one of only two remaining early 20th-century weather kiosks in the United States, which resembles a Greek Revival Temple. The Ships of the Sea Museum is among 150 other historic places in the US that are members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Distinctive Destination Program.

Savannah: Victorian Cemeteries Van Tour

10. Savannah: Victorian Cemeteries Van Tour

Join your expert guide for a van tour through Savannah history. Start out at Laurel Grove Cemetery and visit the graves of local famous people, including Juliette Gordon Low, James Pierpont, Florence Martus, the Waving Girl, and a Confederate burial ground. Be sure to bring your camera for iconic snapshots of Savannah's most beautiful final resting places. Next, move on from Laurel Grove and learn about the local history as you approach Bonaventure Cemetery. See the famous graves of Johnny Mercer, Conrad Aiken, Gracie Watson and many more. Enjoy the day and bring the whole family.

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4.7 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Albert was or tour guide and he was very knowledgeable. It was a great tour to see more of Savannah!

Enjoyed the narration, ride was comfortable & period stops with actors renditions were a real plus.

Steve, our guide, was a lot of fun and provided so much information! I highly recommend this tour.

Gregg was wonderfully knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting, Segway travel was a blast!

the guid/driver was very enthusiastic in doing her job.