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 Old Savannah Tours and Old Town Trolley Tours. Both of these long-time tour companies offer guided on-off tours of the Historic District in which guests can choose to stay onboard and continue the tour or get off and explore the surrounding area, then catch the next trolley at their convenience.

Savannah has several highly regarded walking tours. Favorites include Savannah Dan Walking Tours, Explore Savannah! and Architectural Tours of Savannah. Carriage tours are another great way to explore the city, and there are several reputable companies, including Carriage Tours of Savannah and Historic Savannah Carriage Tours. Other enjoyable tour options include Savannah Movie Tours and More, Segway of Savannah, Shannon Scott Journeys, Hearse Ghost Tours, Oglethorpe Trolley Tours, Cobblestone Tours and Savvy Savannah. If you're looking for something all together different and want to become one with nature, book a tour of Savannah's waterways with Moon River Kayak

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Savannah offers some two dozen ghost tours, but only one transports passengers around town in an actual hearse. Hearse Ghost Tours take place in a real hearse--one that is guaranteed to have been in service for at least 15 years. With the bodies...  Read More

Admit it. You've been wanting to try a Segway scooter since they burst onto the scene in 2001. At Segway of Savannah, not only do you have the opportunity to learn to operate these futuristic vehicles, you also have the chance to explore...  Read More

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While a self-guided tour of Savannah's famed Bonaventure Cemetery is a worthwhile experience, there's no better way to learn about the cemetery and its haunted past than by booking a tour with Shannon Scott. Scott's Journeys tours include a...  Read More

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With more than a generation of experience, Old Savannah Tours has treated countless visitors to the inside story of Savannah's beauty and history. A variety of tours is available, depending on your interests, but Old Savannah is happy to...  Read More

One of the most unique ways to see Savannah is by kayak, and the experts at Moon River Kayak will have you paddling the city's waterways like a pro. Guided tours last approximately 2-1/2 hours, with experienced guides taking guests through the...  Read More

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This popular walking tour, led by Savannah resident Bobby Davis, gives visitors an intimate glimpse into the city's history. The one-on-one tours can be scheduled for two hours or for half a day and feature themes such as Historic Savannah,...  Read More

This popular tour company, founded by the late Ron Higgins--a local celebrity known for his contribution to Savannah filmmaking, offers several unique tours of the city. The company's original tour, the Savannah Movie Tour, offers a fascinating...  Read More

There's no better way to experience the old South than by horse-drawn carriage. Carriage Tours of Savannah, the city's first carriage tour company, offers 50-minute general tours of the Historic District, as well as evening ghost tours. Each...  Read More

Who better to escort you around Downtown Savannah than an authentic Southern gentleman with a top hat and bow tie? Savannah Dan, a U.S. veteran, former deputy sheriff and photographer, gives visitors a unique glimpse into the city's history with...  Read More

Architectural Tours of Savannah offers several 90-minute walking tours of the city. The tour covers all major styles and periods, beginning with Savannah's oldest buildings and ending with the newest additions. Proprietor Jonathan Stalcup, an...  Read More


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Amy's thrilled to have the opportunity to share her love of Savannah with the world. A Savannah native, Amy has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and editor, and her work has appeared...  More About Amy

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