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old town trolley savannah labor dayBest Sightseeing Tour – Old Town Trolley Tours

Our venerable green and orange trolleys consistently rank at the top of things to do in Savannah and, once you embark on one, it’s easy to see why. With the single largest fleet in the city, you’ll spend less time waiting and more time sightseeing. The friendly and knowledgeable conductors will take you on a fully narrated journey filled with humor and history as you explore the must-see sights of Georgia’s First City. A really handy, time-saving component built into this tour is the freedom to hop on and hop off at any of the 15 stops they service.

This means you can take as much time as you like taking in the elegant fountain at Forsyth Park then continue your journey when the next trolley shows up! This delightful foray through one of the South’s signature cities includes highlights such as the historic waterfront district, The Massie Heritage Museum that once stood as the city’s first public school and as a Union hospital when Federal troops occupied Savannah during the Civil War, and the Cathedral of St. John The Baptist, an architectural masterpiece founded in 1700. These and many more historical monuments and landmarks can be seen and explored on this entertaining and comprehensive tour.

savannah ghost toursBest Ghost Tour – Ghosts & Gravestones

This creepy trip through Savannah’s dark and shadowy past is a favorite amongst amateur ghost hunters and curiosity-seekers from all over the country. Widely regarded as America’s Most Haunted City, The Trolley Of The Doomed will take you to the dark heart of this bewitching city with plenty of frightful fun to be had along the way. Some of the tour highlights include a stop at the notorious Andrew Low House, a home that buzzes with paranormal activity where the apparitions of its former owner and even famed Civil War General Robert E. Lee are said to lurk throughout the property.

We’ll drive past the Wright Square burial grounds where restless spirits are eternally disturbed due to the desecration of their resting places and you’ll hear the haunted tales of Savannah’s busiest seaport at the Perkins & Sons Ship Chandlery.

savannah riverwalkBest Walking Tour – Passing The Torch Walking Tour

Take a stroll through a historic city while an old friend tells you stories of a bygone era. Hear gossip about people who bought houses, how they renovated them, and how they have maintained these historic structures. See the line where the historic district and the Victorian district begin. Meander through the iconic, landmark district and join in conversations with a long-time resident and explore the wards and squares through his eyes. Experience how Savannah has changed over time.

From Savannah’s financial district to mix-use squares, you will be immersed in the rich and colorful history that has put Georgia’s First City on the map.

savannah river streetBest Water Tour – Savannah Riverboat Cruises – Sunday Brunch Cruise

The 600-passenger Savannah River Queen and the 550-passenger Georgia Queen are triple-decker, red, white and blue riverboat vessels that offer a variety of different tours all through the harbor. Each operates under United States Coast Guard regulations and conforms to rigid requirements for passenger safety. The vessels are climate controlled for year round comfort. On Sundays, enjoy Savannah’s “most popular” brunch with carving stations, breakfast favorites, fresh salads, assortments of sweets, lunch items, and of course, Savannah shrimp & grits!

A cruise through Savannah’s architectural history and a close-up view of its shipping port will also help put the finishing touch on a delightful day out on the water.

museum display showing a moonshiner camp at night with barrels, bottles and a fireplace and a hologram of a moonshiner in the backgroundBest Museum Tour – American Prohibition Museum

Located in Savannah’s popular City Market, the American Prohibition Museum is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. Highlighting an era of gangsters, rum runners, and flappers, the museum brings the Roaring Twenties to life with over 20 intoxicating exhibits and an authentic speakeasy. Featuring 21st century technology and immersive displays, the museum takes guests on a journey through the past to the early 1900s when anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and America’s struggle with alcohol was brought to light.

  • Not Your Average “Dry” Museum – step back in time to a wild era of flappers, bootlegging, and gangsters.
  • Learn the history behind the iconic V8 and how it led to the birth of NASCAR.
  • Explore the stories of Al Capone, Scarface, and the other historical gangsters of Prohibition.
  • View confiscated items from mobsters and 200+ Prohibition-Era artifacts.
  • Discover why Savannah was referred to as the “Bootleg Spigot of the South.”
  • Slip into our Speakeasy to enjoy authentic craft cocktails.
  • Zagat rated Congress Street Up Speakeasy “One Of The Hottest Bars In Savannah.”

Best Specialty Tour – Historic Savannah Theater

Located in Savannah’s Historic District on Chippewa Square, this charming venue (newly renovated in an Art Deco style) was built in 1818 and is the oldest theatre in America still operating on its original site. Across the street is the location where the famous “park bench scenes” were filmed for the movie “Forrest Gump.” In addition to their season offerings, don’t miss the SAVANNAH LIVE MUSICAL SPECTACULAR! This high-energy experience, complete with singers, dancers, comedians, and a live band, performs year-round.

savannah mrs wilkes boarding houseBest Foodie Tour – Savannah Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour

Eat your way through Savannah on a small-group history and culinary tour limited to 14 people for a more personalized experience. With your guide, pop into several restaurants and food stores that specialize in authentic Southern classics, and sample food while picking up bits of local history along the way. After meeting your guide at a central location, you’ll begin walking through the city’s famous squares and along its scenic waterfront en route to several restaurants serving up authentic Southern cuisine such as shrimp and grits and daring new takes like pork belly donut sliders. Along the way, learn about Savannah’s distinct culture and long history as Georgia’s first colony and walk past some of the city’s main attractions. This Savannah food tour is conducted at a leisurely pace and includes two rest breaks over the course of 1.5 miles. Tour concludes at the City Market.

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