Exploring a place either foreign or familiar is not unlike being told a story. When it comes to peeling back layers of Savannah’s biography, a variety of storytelling modes exist—from guided trolley to ferry to helicopter tours. It is quite possible for one to get to know Savannah by road, river and aerial view. Visitors can tailor their traveling pace to the city’s color, because seeing Savannah is not equal to experiencing her legend.
Take a Trolley
Spend a few minutes strolling through the Historic District and you will most likely spot a parade of trolley tours square-hopping and transporting tourists past some of the city’s most notable features. Old Town Trolley Tours are distinctive for their orange and green designs, as well as their popular tours. Old Savannah Tours heightens its intimacy with Savannah’s history through historical interpreters, making for entertaining and educational visitor interactions. Both companies practice the “get-on, get-off” method of touring, allowing guests to explore Savannah at their own rate and leisure.
Peruse with your Pup
Man is not the sole proprietor of Savannah’s past. Canines also claim significant roles in some of Savannah’s most bizarre and inspiring narratives. On Oliver Bentley’s Historic Dog Walk Tours, man’s best friend gets the VIP treatment with a specialized historic walking tour for dog owners and lovers alike. Nothing quite compares to strolling the streets with wonderfully walking tours, which you, your family and furry friend can enjoy.
Admire the Architecture
Savannah’s stories are often embedded in the details of her architecture. One of the best ways to appreciate the technicalities and purposes behind the framework of Savannah’s most famous estates is to take a walk with Architectural Tours of Savannah. With a local who graduated with a Master of Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design as your guide, this tour starts with the oldest buildings in Savannah and highlights the major periods and styles that have lead up to today.
Taste your way around town
Character defines almost every element of Savannah’s cultural fabric, and the culinary arts are no exception. Walking tours have the potential to double as both a workout and a meal. The beer connoisseur in your group can learn about the roots of Savannah’s craft beer scene by touring local breweries. Or get a taste of various restaurants on the Savannah Taste Experience, a three-hour walking and tasting tour through the Historic District’s landmark gardens and squares.
Sail the Savannah River
Walking in Savannah undoubtedly works up a sweat and an appetite. When the temperature reads 90 degrees, nothing beats the swelter or humidity levels like an afternoon spent in the breeze, boating on the Savannah River. Savannah Riverboat Cruises provide a refreshing view of the city harbor during an engaging evening of dining and entertainment.
Go on a Romantic Ride
The Savannah Riverboat Cruises certainly make for a special date, but a couple’s carriage ride brings an enchanting evening alive. Carriage Tours of Savannah, Historic Savannah Carriage Tours and Plantation Carriage Company all offer intimate adventures that make for a wonderful way to surprise your sweetheart. In addition to serene sightseeing excursions, they offer group and ghost tours, as well as historic trolley tours that allow visitors to see Savannah at a leisurely pace.
Sightsee on a Segway
Adventure Tours in Motion caters to all sightseeing preferences aboard a Segway or electric bike, whether you’re curious to learn a specific area of Savannah history or intrigued by the haunted homes and their supernatural residents. But they aren’t the only ones zipping visitors on trips around town; Segway of Savannah has their own set of scenic outings for guests to glide through Savannah’s elegant cemeteries and discover the serene squares without breaking a sweat.