5 Types of Tours to Take in Savannah
When it comes to historical cities in the U.S., there’s nowhere quite like Savannah, Georgia. The best part? There is a multitude of ways to explore this timeless city - by foot, trolley, riverboat, kayak or helicopter. The possibilities are endless. We picked out some of the best kinds of tours to take during your next visit:
Historic Savannah is known for its notoriously haunted properties and was previously voted America’s most haunted city of the year by The American Institute of Parapsychology. Explore famous cemeteries like, Bonaventure Cemetery and other gated properties. Hear thrilling tales about paranormal stories, poltergeists, haunted hotels and even, missing cemeteries. Some tours in the area even let you ride in a hearse to make your experience even spookier.
Suggestions: Visit Hearse Ghost Tours for a once in a lifetime experience of riding in a hearse (well, twice in a lifetime). Other popular ghost tours include 6th Sense World historic ghost & cemetery tours as well as Afterlife Tours.
- Historical Tours
Experience Savannah’s history first-hand by foot, riverboat, trolley, helicopter or Segway. See the past come to life as reenactors play historical events right before your eyes. Learn about the city’s revolutionary and civil wars while traveling through the town and try to find the secret stops like the hidden fountains. See famous historical sites, like the Mercer-Williams house and Tybee Island.
Suggestions: To see historical Savannah by Riverboat, check out Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Old Town Trolley Tours offers a unique traveling experience and has 15 stops with unlimited hop on and hop off privileges.
- Architectural Tours
Travel around the city to see how Savannah’s architecture shifted from Colonial to Contemporary designs. You’ll witness Savannah’s oldest and newest buildings. Throughout the tours, you’ll gain an understanding on how Savannah’s history has shaped each building and how the city’s cultural and economic standing produced the architecture it did for each period. Popular landmarks that can be seen are the John Eppinger House, the Federal Courthouse and the Jepson Center for the arts.
Suggestions: Customized trips from Architectural Tours of Savannah are available for a more personalized experience.
- Food & Beverage Tours
Learn about Savannah’s history while sampling tasty, local cuisine in the city. Try classic southern cuisine or be daring and experience the southern-fusion from local restaurants. Some tours offer all you can drink beer from various brewpubs. Other tours allow you to carry your martini between bars, so you’re never thirsty.
Suggestions: Try Savannah’s own Moon River Brewery. Popular tours include the Savannah Taste Experience Tour, Savannah Shaken Tour and the Savannah Suds Tour.
Explore Savannah’s historic waterways to Tybee Island and see famous sights like the Waving Girl, Fort Jackson, Fort Pulaski, Cockspur Island Lighthouse and much more! Learn all about the ecosystem while looking out for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. See them follow your boat and jump the waves while taking in the sunset. Some eco tours are done from a custom powerboat or kayak. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the most breathtaking views.
Suggestions: Popular eco tours are Dolphin Magic and Savannah Coastal EcoTours.