Things to do in

Savannah

Its charming soul and Antebellum architecture make Georgia’s oldest city a must for any trip to the Deep South.

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  • 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Historic Trolley Tour

    2. Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Historic Trolley Tour

    Spend the day exploring Savannah by trolley bus tour and get to know the city via a lively narration from costumed guides. Spend the day discovering one of the largest National Urban Historic Landmarked Districts in the United States. The full-day sightseeing tour is the expanded version of the Overview Tour, and in addition to the informative narration by your tour guide, you will be able to explore the Historic District at your own pace by utilizing the 15 trolley stops throughout the day. Each stop is conveniently located near points of interest, such as the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, City Market, and River Street. See unique shops and boutiques, as well as dozens of fabulous restaurants. This touring option is ideal for those who want to see Savannah in its full and finest glory. The tour departs daily, 7 days a week, from 09:00 and every 15-20 minutes until 16:30, giving ...

    Very informational and hit all the important must see sites Savannah has! Would love if there was an alternative to the diesel buses, the smell of diesel could be a bit overwhelming at times.

  • Savannah Riverboat: Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

    3. Savannah Riverboat: Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

    Journey back in time in one of the beautifully appointed ballrooms aboard the Savannah Riverboat on a 2-hour dinner cruise. Savor the fresh buffet-style dinner made with local ingredients and enjoy the live entertainment as the riverboat slowly glides down the Savannah River.  After dinner, you can get up and dance to tunes from the 50s through today’s hits performed by one of the riverboat entertainers. Venture up to the top deck and enjoy the wonderful Savannah evenings with the amazing sights and sounds of the historic city of Savannah. Seating is available indoors and on the deck for the best views of the river and the city of Savannah. The indoor areas are climate-controlled. There is nothing more charming than an evening on the Savannah River. Sample Dinner Menu: Our Signature Savannah Shrimp and Grits, Tender Beef Carving Station, Fresh Catch of the Day, Lemon & Artichoke Chick...

    It really was a great time!! The food was very good, the entertainment on all 3 levels offered quite a variety as well:) Definitely worth the time!!!

  • Savannah Riverboat: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

    4. Savannah Riverboat: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

    Climb aboard for an unmissable Savannah experience: a trip on a Savannah riverboat. Travel along the Savannah River on your 1.5-hour cruise with live commentary from the captain as you go. Hear about everything from the modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world, to the history of Savannah and its river. Marvel at the beauty of the "Hostess City of the South" as you sit back and take in your surroundings. Make your way down river to Old Fort Jackson, home of one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country. Even get to hear and see the cannons in action.  Be sure to make the most of the photo opportunities that present themselves.

    we enjoyed the excursion and the narration by bradley. i would have given the experience 5 stars, except for the outrageous price of photo that was taken as we boarded: $38!!! many people were passing them up, as we did. we would have purchased for $10-12. apparently you would rather sell 1 at $38, than 5 at $10.

  • Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

    5. Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

    Explore the historic city of Savannah with a ticket to the Old Town Trolley Tour and drive down avenues lined with magnolia trees draped in Spanish moss. See stunning architecture, learn fascinating history from friendly conductor guides, and enjoy the warm southern hospitality that lures millions of visitors to Savannah each year. With its quaint country squares and many areas of historic interest there is much to see and do in Georgia’s first city. Hop aboard one of the charming trolleys and experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Informed conductors narrate the tour with a fun mix of trivia, facts and humorous stories.

    It was very nice and easy to hop on and off. The drivers were curtious and knowledgable. Enjoyed it!

  • Savannah: 2-Hour Paranormal Mystery Tour

    6. Savannah: 2-Hour Paranormal Mystery Tour

    This paranormal mystery tour of Savannah is owned and operated by enthusiasts in paranormal research, occult studies, and Savannah history. This is not your typical tour and you are likely to witness paranormal activity. The guides are psychics and paranormal sensitives who love sharing their knowledge and experiences with the public. Join in to experience mysterious phenomena in Savannah’s oldest neighborhood. Stories are collected from local residents and visitors, meticulously compiled by paranormal researchers. Both believers and skeptics are welcomed. On this 2-hour tour, you're certain to discover something that'll spark your interest. And if you’re lucky, the ghosts of Savannah may even call out to you.

    Really enjoyed the tour with Oswald around Savannah! We had a great time - informational, creepy, and interesting - learned plenty about Savannah.

  • Savannah Riverboat: Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

    7. Savannah Riverboat: Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

    Make your way down the mighty Savannah River on a 2-hour riverboat cruise. Enjoy the refreshing evening breeze and see the beautiful sunset from the open-air top deck patio. Marvel at the views of historic Savannah from the water and take in the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy live music whilst you’re aboard. Sit back and relax, or get up and dance to music from the 1950s all the way to today. Purchase a drink or something to eat at the onboard Skyline Bar and Grill and watch the Savannah waterfront float past.

    Beautiful cruise.The crew was very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the music and the views from the top deck.

  • Savannah Riverboat: Sightseeing Lunch Cruise

    8. Savannah Riverboat: Sightseeing Lunch Cruise

    Sit back and enjoy the views while cruising down the Savannah River. Learn about Savannah's complex, but interesting story, focusing on Old Fort Jackson and other landmarks.  Come ready to relax and feast on a delicious southern-style buffet all while cruising along the Savannah River listening to the Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts. Travel down the Savannah River while marveling at the modern port of Savannah, local flora and fauna, and finally, reach the mighty Old Fort Jackson. See and hear the cannons roar from your seat aboard the Riverboat and learn fascinating pieces of the city's history. The sample buffet menu consists of the signature savannah shrimp and grits, the best southern fried chicken, chef’s specialty station, creamy macaroni and cheese, southern greens, squash casserole, sweet potato soufflé, fresh fruit, assorted salads, dessert and more.

    We had a nice time on this boat. However, we were docked a little longer than I would have liked. The lunch was simple but very nice and tasty. Our server Alexis was wonderful

  • Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

    9. Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

    After meeting your guide at Savannah’s Visitor Center, hop into the trolley to begin your 90-minute tour through the city. As the wind blows through your hair, admire the lush foliage and Victorian mansions as you cruise around town. With an expert guide to take you through the cultural significance of each site, you’ll gain local insight into the city’s history, stretching back to the 18th century. Following your trolley tour of historic Savannah, embark on the Savannah Riverboat for a 90-minute sightseeing cruise down the Savannah River. During the cruise, experience the river that was – and remains – the lifeblood of Savannah. Hear the Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about Savannah’s modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world. Then it's downriver to Old Fort Jackson, home to one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country. ...

    Boat ride was great. The tour was very informative and helped me understand some of Savannah's important history. The beverages & snacks were a big hit as well.

  • Savannah: Tybee Island Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

    10. Savannah: Tybee Island Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

    See wild bottlenose dolphins playing in the waves around Tybee Island on this half-day dolphin watching cruise. Head out to the Tybee Island waterways to see scenic wildlife and historic lighthouses. Take the opportunity to chow down on crab, shrimp, and oysters at the Crab Shack on Tybee Island where the Elite Eat in their bare feet. While you dine, take in the spectacular scenery of this local fishing hotspot. Be sure to check out the Alligator Pond which houses over a hundred gators of various sizes. Board the boat for your dolphin cruise through Tybee Island’s waterways in search of local bottlenose dolphins playing in their natural habitat. Your captain points out birdlife and the estuaries and marshes that provide delicious shrimp, fish, and crab. Then, swing by the historic Fort Pulaski and the smallest lighthouse in Georgia. Enjoy a full day at Tybee Island while experiencing al...

    Dennis. and the crew were excellent!!! We had a wonderful time and saw a lot of dolphins!! Thank you !!!

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4.6 / 5

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Very informational and hit all the important must see sites Savannah has! Would love if there was an alternative to the diesel buses, the smell of diesel could be a bit overwhelming at times.

Really enjoyed the tour with Oswald around Savannah! We had a great time - informational, creepy, and interesting - learned plenty about Savannah.

The driver was informative, attentive and extremely entertaining.

Keith was so great! Great sense of humor and was well educated.

Guide was awesome and accommodating. We learned so much.