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Savannah: Riverboat Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

1. Savannah: Riverboat Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

During this new 1 ½ hour cruise you can experience the river that was – and remains – the lifeblood of Savannah! Hear our Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about the modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world. Then make your way down river to Old Fort Jackson, home of one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country! Take advantage of the great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline. Bar & Grille items are available for purchase. *This cruise does not include the lunch buffet* Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to sailing time.

Savannah: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolleybus Sightseeing Tour

2. Savannah: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolleybus Sightseeing Tour

Board the “Trolley of the Doomed” in Savannah for a guided sightseeing trolleybus around America's most haunted city. Look out for ghoulish creatures and venture inside both the haunted Andrew Low House and the haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery. Old Town Trolley Tours invites you to explore Savannah’s darker side mixed in with a good dose of humor. 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. The tour starts down on the Savannah Waterfront and travels though the many historic squares located in the heavily haunted Savannah Historic District, such as Columbia Square, Wright Square, Telfair Square & Lafayette Square. Naturally there are also stories relating to the Colonial Park Cemetery. A highlight of the tour is entry into the haunted home of one of the most prestigious Savannah families – the Andrew Low House. Here you will learn tales of the unrest still in the home, as well as personal experiences of both staff and guests. Another highlight is a visit inside Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery, a haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse restored from an era long past. Here you will experience the stories and legends of the Savannah Waterfront and River Street over the centuries. Other sites you will pass and hear spine-chilling stories about are the Olde Harbour Inn, the Pirate’s House, the 1790 Inn, the Hamilton-Turner Inn, and the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Savannah: Sightseeing Lunch Cruise

3. Savannah: 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.

Savannah: Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment

4. Savannah: Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment

This two-hour dinner cruise is a wonderful way to unwind from a long work week, full travel schedule, hectic convention, or a busy day of sightseeing in Savannah. Sit back and relax on board in one of a beautifully appointed ballroom while the Riverboat slowly glides down the Savannah River. Enjoy a specially prepared buffet style dinner made with the freshest, local ingredients that has something to satisfy everyone’s palate! Menu selections include: Our Signature Savannah Shrimp and Grits, tender Beef Carving Station, Fresh Catch of the Day, Lemon & Artichoke Chicken with Spinach, Potatoes au Gratin, Squash Casserole, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Garden Greens with Dressings and Toppings, and much more! After dinner, snap your fingers and tap your feet or get up and dance to tunes from the 50’s through today’s hits performed by one of our own riverboat entertainers. Venture up to our top deck and enjoy the calm Savannah evenings and the amazing sights and sounds of the historic city of Savannah. Sails year-round Sunday-Friday; call for schedule Boarding at 6:00 p.m., Sailing at 7:00 p.m., Returning at 9:00 p.m.,

Savannah: Riverboat Sunset Cruise

5. Savannah: Riverboat Sunset Cruise

Make your way down the mighty Savannah River on a 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. Sit back and relax, or get up and dance to music by entertainers on the boat. Purchase a drink or something to eat at the onboard bar and grill and watch the Savannah waterfront float past.

Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

6. Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

See Savannah by land and water on a guided city trolley tour followed by a sightseeing river cruise. Admire city highlights, including Old Fort Jackson, and enjoy insightful commentary from your guide and captain. After meeting your guide at Savannah’s Visitor Center, hop into the trolley to begin your 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 a 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. Take advantage of the great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline. Snacks and drinks are available onboard at the Riverboat Snack Shop. After the tour, cruise back to the dock, enriched by the wide range of beautiful and historical sights that Savannah has to offer. Additionally, the tour has drop-off options to suit your needs, with transportation available to Historic District hotels, City Market, or the Savannah Visitor's Center.

Savannah: 1-2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

7. Savannah: 1-2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Explore Savannah with a 1 or 2-day ticket to the hop-on hop-off old town trolley tour. See Reynolds Square, Juliette Gordon Low Historic District, and Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens while listening to the conductors provide a fascinating narrative filled with information about the historic city. Drive down avenues lined with magnolia trees draped in Spanish moss. See stunning architecture, learn about the city from friendly conductor guides, and enjoy the warm southern hospitality that lures millions of visitors to Savannah each year. 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. Jump off to visit the bamboo collection at Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens to explore the historic homes of the Juliette Gordon Low Historic District. Gaze out the window at moss-draped oaks, magnolia trees, and stately mansions as you drive down cobblestone streets. Stop at locations like Reynolds Square where you can see the statue of John Wesley. Enjoy stops at regular intervals and have the freedom to stop at the sights that interest you. With its quaint country squares and historical spots, there is much to see and do in Georgia’s first city. There are 15 stops conveniently located close to many of the places of interest in Savannah, these are: 1)301 MLK Blvd: The Savannah Visitor Center 2)214 West Boundary: Old Town Trolley Welcome Center 3)200 West Bryan Street: Ellis Square 4)6 West Harris Street: Madison Square 5)622 Drayton Street: Forsyth Park 6)207 East Gordon Street: Calhoun Square 7)222 Harris Street: Cathedral of St. John Baptist 8)234 MLK Blvd: Trolley Barn 9)217 West Julian Street: City Market 10)32 Abercorn Street: Lucas Theatre 11)301 East River Street: River Street 12)531 River Street: The Waving Girl 13)324 East State Street: The Davenport House 14)201 Abercorn Street: Colonial Park Cemetery 15)10 East Oglethorpe Ave: Bull Street Corridor

Savannah: History and Sightseeing Trolley Tour

8. 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.

Savannah: Psychic Guided Paranormal Mystery Tour

9. Savannah: Psychic Guided 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.

Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

10. Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

Your day begins with a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery to learn about the lives of notable inhabitants like Academy Award-winning songwriter Johnny Mercer, Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair, philanthropist Mary Telfair, as well as the tragic tales of poet Conrad Aiken and Gracie Watson. The Cemetery walking tour meanders under moss-draped oaks and along the bluff of the Wilmington River. Bonaventure Cemetery, dating back to 1846, is one of the most beautiful cemeteries. Following the cemetery tour, you will have lunch on your own at Erica Davis Low country restaurant, a local favorite whose owner and family have deep ties in Savannah. Their focus on Coastal Southern Cuisine brings together fresh seafood, barbecue, and southern sides in a menu that embodies the Low country. After lunch, the day continues to Wormsloe Historic site and a drive through the picturesque Isle of Hope Historic District. Your visit to Wormsloe includes a breathtaking drive down the famous live oak tree-lined drive. You will take a short walk to see the Plantation Tabby Ruins that date to the 18th Century and visit the museum of the Georgia State Park Historic Site. After Wormsloe, you will drive down Bluff Dr to view the Intercoastal waterway and the magnificent houses that range in style from Greek Revival to Craftsman Bungalows. After this drive along the bluff, the thought of looking for a Realtor will come to mind. Finally, a stop is scheduled at the Famous Savannah Byrd Cookie Company headquarters for shopping and tastings of Byrd’s Famous Cookies. Key Lime, Bennie Bits and Cheddar Cheese are just of few of the favorites.

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Cindy our driver was so knowledgeable and friendly. She greeted each passenger when arrived and ascertained their destinations. She was attentive to reminding each passenger as arriving at each destination. I learned a lot fir my first visit to Savannah.

This was the best tour we’ve been on. We travel quiet a bit and so these tours. Emily our tour guide was phenomenal. She really did a great job telling us about the history of MLK along with other African Americans in the community.

Wendy was our tour guide and she was super nice and very knowledgeable about the city. We saw lots of activity and had the pleasure of communicating with many spirits :)

Highly recommend, food was delicious and such a great way to see and learn about Savannah!!!

We enjoyed the afternoon cruise very much! It was relaxing and great food.