When you travel to a place you’ve never been before, there is so much you can do and see that it can often feel overwhelming. How do you maximize what you see during the limited time you have? At South Key Management, we love the idea of doing a tour (or two or three!) to really take advantage of what Savannah has to offer.
Here is a collection of the seven best tours to do while you are staying in Savannah.
The Hop On Hop Off trolly tour is a 90-minute narrated trolley tour that visits over 100 points of interest within Savannah while offering several optional stops.
You will visit:
This tour is perfect for getting a glimpse of what the city has to offer and figuring out what you want to see more of.
This combination tour combines a sightseeing trolley with a riverboat cruise!
The 90-minute tour starts in the Historic District, going around the city narrating the story of Savannah’s past. After the trolley tour, you will embark on the Savannah Riverboat for a 90-minute cruise on the Savannah River.
The Savannah City History Trolley Tour and Riverboat Cruise provides the best of both worlds.
If you prefer to spend time on the water, without a trolley tour, you can take a 90 minute riverboat cruise with the Savannah Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise. You will see panoramic views of the water while hearing facts about the city and its past. You’ll pass by Old Fort Jackson, one of the oldest artillery pieces in the country.
As with any riverboat experience, if you get seasick stock up on the Dramamine or skip this particular tour.
A really fun way to experience the city is to do a walking food tour. We love the Off the Beaten Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour.
During this three-hour, 1.1-mile walking tour you will stop at six different restaurants in Savannah’s Historic District’s East side. You will not only experience delicious food, but also learn about Savannah’s architecture, history, and culture.
Sample Savannah staples like pimento cheese croissants, en papillote chicken, and Belgium Liege waffles.
Experience the city with a tour and a show during the Savannah for Morons tour. This 90-minute tour drives around Savannah in a trolley while your guide explains the history of Savannah mixed with lots of tongue-in-cheek jokes.
This tour is perfect for fans of comedy!
Another fun way to experience Savannah is to do it on Segway. The 60-minute Guided Segway Tour of Savannah will take you through neighborhoods filled with historic homes, museums, churches, mansions, monuments, and even famous forts.
Segway training is included, just remember to dress appropriately.
Finally, we highly recommend taking at least one ghost tour while you are in Savannah. Being one of the most haunted cities in the country means there are lots of haunted spots to see.
We recommend a Witching Hour Paranormal Ghost Tour because it is an interactive ghost tour led by a local Clairvoyant. This tour is perfect for anyone seeking to witness paranormal activity.
If you are looking for a less involved ghost tour, another favorite is Ghost City Tours. They have multiple options for tours – even family friendly ones.
There is no right or wrong way to experience Savannah’s charm, but we hope that some of these ideas will help you figure out how you want to experience Savannah efficiently. And if you’re still unsure, don’t hesitate to contact us prior to your next stay. We assure you South Key Management will be The Key to Your Southern Comfort.