10 Best Ways to Explore Savannah: By Trolley, Kayak, Hearse and More
Savannah has dozens of tour companies, and finding the one that’s right for you can be overwhelming. The best starting point is to choose your desired mode of transportation: open-air trolley, air-conditioned bus, horse-drawn carriage, hearse, high-tech scooter, kayak, riverboat or your own two feet. Once you’ve decided how you want to see the city, determine the type of tour you want. Savannah offers tours of every variety and description, including daytime history tours, nighttime ghost tours, gourmet food tours, pub tours, architectural tours and even Paula Deen-themed tours.
Some of the most popular tours are offered by
Architectural Tours of Savannah is a treat for architecture buffs and for anyone who appreciates beautiful buildings and homes.
Local Expert Tip: "It's helpful to take this tour upon first arriving in Savannah. The insight you gain will be valuable throughout your stay."
Savannah Dan Walking Tours, led by an authentic Southern gentleman, is a great way to see the Historic District and learn about the city's history.
Local Expert Tip: "Savannah Dan's tours are dog friendly."
A horse-drawn carriage ride through historic Savannah is a must, and Carriage Tours of Savannah has been in the business longer than anyone in town.
Local Expert Tip: "Take advantage of your tour guide's knowledge of Savannah and ask about his or her favorite restaurants and places to visit in Savannah."
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Savannah Movie Tours and More's eponymous tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the city's filmmaking history. The company's Foody Tour is a must.
Local Expert Tip: "Planning a girls-only trip to Savannah? Then be sure to check out the Savannah Movie Tours and More Martini Tour, in which participants get to sample unique martinis at several area bars."
Explore Savannah's one-on-one tours are personalized to each guest. Tour guide Bobby Davis is a treasure trove of knowledge.
Local Expert Tip: "Children under 12 are free."
Moon River Kayak Tours is a unique and serene way to explore Savannah's waterways. The company accommodates... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Keep your eyes out for dolphins, which are known to frequent the Moon River."
Old Savannah Tours' on-off trolley ride is a fun and flexible way to learn about Savannah's history. The company's Paula Deen Tour is a hoot.
Local Expert Tip: "Old Savannah's tours are popular and fill up quickly. Make reservations ahead of time."
Shannon Scott is an engaging and knowledgeable storyteller who specializes in the paranormal. His tour of Bonaventure Cemetery is unforgettable.
Local Expert Tip: "Want to learn more about Savannah's creepy history over a great meal? Shannon Scott will customize tours to include lunch at his favorite spots at your request."
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Segway of Savannah gives guests the opportunity to try something new--riding a famed Segway scooter--while... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Check out Segway's new tour of Bonaventure Cemetery."
Hearse Ghost Tours offers guests one of the most unique forms of transportation in Savannah: an open-air,... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to book ahead of time. Hearse Ghost Tours is popular and fills up quickly."
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