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Our most recommended Ellis Square Tours

  • Savannah: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

    1. Savannah: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

    Board the “Trolley of the Doomed” in Savannah for a 75-minute jaunt around the historic city’s moss-drenched streets with a difference. But be warned, you never know what kind of ghoulish creatures you might encounter in “America's Most Haunted City.” Historic Tours of America and Old Town Trolley Tours invite you to explore their premier haunted tour, as they mix some of Savannah’s darker side with a good dose of humor. As the evening hours descend upon you, unseen spirits stroll among the living in the streets and squares. Hear tales no other tours will dare tell you, as the shadows play gentle tricks with your mind. Journey through time, and hear ghoulish legends of murder and intrigue. You will also get exclusive nighttime entry into River Street’s Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery for a truly haunting experience.

    Be careful where you park and go down to River St, otherwise you may have a long walk to get to pickup place. It will be dark and the area looks different after dark. Use the bathrooom before trolley ride starts, they will remind you and show you a bathroom you can use.

  • Savannah: 3-Hour First Squares Food Tour

    2. Savannah: 3-Hour First Squares Food Tour

    This 3-hour food tour takes you on a leisurely walk through the bustling center of Savannah's Historic District. After a meet and greet with your guide you’ll head out on a flavorful and fun adventure, covering around 1.5 miles. Visit 6 area venues, including specialty food stores and restaurants, to sample the fresh flavors of local cuisine. The tasting includes shrimp and grits, shepherd’s pie, pork belly sliders, sausage rolls, and gourmet honey. Some of the establishments that may be on the itinerary are the Savannah Bee Company, Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub and Grill, Pie Society and The Ordinary Pub. The tour ends near the City Market, the commercial and social center of historic Savannah since the early 1700s. Explore this 4-block area of restored warehouses and storefronts adjacent to Ellis Square. It’s a perfect stop for shopping, dining or just relaxing the rest of the da...

    Brendan did a great job as a tour guide with his good humor and knowledge of the city’s history. As I wasn’t a huge fun based off of my own preferences it was nice trying out food I wouldn’t try out before.

  • Savannah: History and Sightseeing Trolley Tour

    3. 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.

    The trolley tour was simply amazing. The tour driver was awesome. So many historical sites to see. AWESONE

  • Savannah: Comedy Trolley Tour

    4. Savannah: Comedy Trolley Tour

    Spice up your trip to Savannah with a ride on the funny side. This original trolley tour is a comedy show on wheels that roasts nearly 300 years of Savannah lore in just 90 minutes.  Hear about Savannah’s deep, complex, and intoxicated past and present, from the founding of the colony of Georgia to the Civil War and from little known Paula Deen trivia to why every tourist must take a selfie on the Forrest Gump bench. Take the opportunity to enjoy an adult beverage half-way through the tour.  Hosted by the infamous Moron Twins, this outrageous history lesson features entertaining skits, musical numbers, costume changes, and loads of Savannah history. Your hosts have more than 20 years of comedy and tour guide experience between them.

    So much fun. We all really enjoyed it. Breda Lee was a fantastic driver. Both Danny’s were really funny.

  • Savannah: Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour

    5. Savannah: Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour

    The Haunted Savannah Pub Crawl meets at 7:30 pm in Madison Square. To begin, this walking tour takes you through the Historic District of Savannah. Savannah is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the country, and this tour takes you in many directions to understand the twists and turns that make up the oddities that happen here on a daily basis. As you begin the tour you will stop off for a beverage of your choice at a local pub and, since Savannah has an open container law, you are able to walk the streets with any type of beverage. Stay hydrated and enjoy the evening tales of this city.

    Guide was knowledgeable and funny. Went to interesting places we never would have discovered on our own

  • The Savannah Underground: An Immersive Ghost Hunt

    6. The Savannah Underground: An Immersive Ghost Hunt

    Prepare to do something you’ve likely never before experienced on the only experience in Savannah that merges a thrilling immersive trolley ghost tour and Savannah’s premium interactive attraction into one action-packed bundle. Begin the experience by diving into Savannah’s dark past, which doubles as a ghost hunting Bootcamp where you’ll learn skills and get information that you can take back home and use to find ghosts anywhere in the world. Once completing your ghost hunting training session, you’ll hop off the trolley and into the exclusive Savannah Underground, a 40-minute immersive adventure that surrounds you with some of Savannah’s scariest history. It's guaranteed that you won’t find anything like this anywhere else in Savannah, as it’s custom-built for those seeking more than an average ghost tour: A theatrical whirlwind of scary fun. This isn’t your normal ghost tour.

    We started with a quick drive around the historic district while our guide told us about some of the city's more infamous ghost stories. Once arriving at the theatre, we took part in a short, interactive show. There were a few moments that made me and my friend jump, but nothing too crazy. Overall, this was an amazing experience that I would highly recommend.

  • Savannah: Historical Panoramic City Tour

    7. Savannah: Historical Panoramic City Tour

    Enjoy a 360-degree panoramic tour of historic Savannah from the comfort of a convertible Mercedes Sprinter. Whether the roof is open or closed, you’ll enjoy a full view of the city’s beauty from side to side and above.

    The 360-degree view is perfect to admire the many church steeples and oak trees of Savannah's Old Town. The adventure tells the colorful story of the city’s past, and the route will take you to the city's main squares.

    Listen as your guide shares stories of the colorful characters that have made the city so inviting to visitors from all over the world. James Oglethorpe, Johnny Mercer, Juliette Low, Tomochichi, and many others have left their footprint around the squares of Savannah.

    Mansions, churches, parks, monuments, as well as City Market and River Street will all be viewed comfortably from the bucket seats of the Mercede...

    This is a great tour. The guide was very informative and we loved Savannah. Chuck, Margie and Rio from Fort Myers, FL

  • Savannah: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Walk

    8. Savannah: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Walk

    Who would have thought that a story about characters in a sleepy Southern enclave would have created the stir that John Berendt did with his non-fiction novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"? Even the rumors whispered beneath dripping Spanish moss are enough to make a man blush, and it's all true! Just another day in this eccentric city? Savannah Walks is proud to present A Walk through Midnight, a saunter through the pages of Berendt's runaway 1994 bestseller, which Clint Eastwood made into a film in 1997. Guides offer personal insights and observations, as well as recently unearthed stories about the characters in what the people of Savannah have come to call "the book." Some of the guides were even extras in the movie! The guides also have special items of interest to show you along the way. Who knows? On some days you might even see some of the actual characters strolli...

    Brad was very knowledgeable and personable. The tour was an absolute 10/10. This was one of the most expansive and informative tours i’ve ever taken. I would highly recommend this fun tour. It was great to see the actual places where the book and movie took place.

  • Savannah: History and Southern Hospitality Homes Walk

    9. Savannah: History and Southern Hospitality Homes Walk

    The image of genteel Southern culture may or may not have been born in Savannah, but it surely lives on in this aristocratic city. This enchanting walk through the heart of the Historic District takes you inside one of Savannah's many beautiful historic homes, and focuses on the rich architectural heritage of the city's domestic dwellings. One place you'll see on this tour is the Owens-Thomas House, widely regarded as the premier example of regency architecture in the United States. You'll also see the Green Meldrim House, where General William T. Sherman was a "guest" during the Civil War. Other house highlights include discussions on the development of domestic dwellings in Savannah over two centuries. The tour includes admission to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, consecrated as Savannah's first National Historic Landmark to honor the founder of the Girl Scouts.

    A very enjoyable tour that showed us the history of old Savannah through the years and as the homes changed over time

  • Savannah's Urban Forest: the Gates and Gardens Tour

    10. Savannah's Urban Forest: the Gates and Gardens Tour

    Savannah's legacy as a garden city is firmly rooted in her humble beginnings as a novel agrarian experiment. Today, massive oaks shade stately squares and handcrafted iron gates grace elegant courtyards. This unique walking tour shows you what lies behind the gates of some of Savannah's finest homes. It lets you explore the fauna of this lush forest city. John Berendt, author of the bestseller “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” described walking through Savannah this way: "With twenty-two luscious green squares it is like strolling through the rooms of an elegant open air mansion.” Walking Magazine has rated Savannah "one of the 10 Best Walking Cities in America." The tree-lined streets, beautiful squares, magnificent parks and slow Southern pace make it an ideal location for the leisurely yet intimate feel that only a walking tour can provide.

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Be careful where you park and go down to River St, otherwise you may have a long walk to get to pickup place. It will be dark and the area looks different after dark. Use the bathrooom before trolley ride starts, they will remind you and show you a bathroom you can use.

Brendan did a great job as a tour guide with his good humor and knowledge of the city’s history. As I wasn’t a huge fun based off of my own preferences it was nice trying out food I wouldn’t try out before.

This is a great tour. The guide was very informative and we loved Savannah. Chuck, Margie and Rio from Fort Myers, FL

Guide was knowledgeable and funny. Went to interesting places we never would have discovered on our own

Guide was awesome and accommodating. We learned so much.