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Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

1. 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. 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.

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Savannah Riverboat: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

2. 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.

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Savannah Riverboat: Sightseeing Lunch Cruise

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Savannah River

Using the GetYourGuide app made finding and booking this very easy. The app also shows you your meeting point which makes getting there a breeze. The ship itself was in good condition and all of the staff were very accommodating. The tour narration was informative and entertaining. The food service was also very good. A buffet style with options for everyone. You will be making a few trips back once you find your favorite item. The top deck with seating and a cash bar was a welcomed escape to enjoy the clear skies.

I enjoyed the enjoyed the information that was shared about the river as well as everything that surrounds the harbor. Savannah is so beautiful. I loved it!! I never knew so many military events happened in Savannah.

We have done this tour more than once, and this was by far the most entertaining. Our city tour guide Kathleen was outstanding!

Great combination trip of downtown historical district and riverboat cruise

Excellent trip very good southern food very nice everything