Savannah's history stretches back to 1733 when Georgia become the 13th colony, which is why it comes at no surprise that there are more than a few ways to tour Savannah and learn about its past. From a fast-paced segway tour to a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride, there's sure to be a tour style best for you and your group. Before visiting Savannah, take a look at these sightseeing and tour companies.
Sightseeing & Historic Tours in Savannah, GA:
1. Old Town Trolley Tour
The "Hop on Hop Off" Old Town Savannah Trolley Tour is the famous orange and green trolley you will see driving around the squares of Savannah and highlighting over 100+ of the best Savannah attractions. The tour guides narrate the tour with a mix of comedy and storytelling for a truely unique experience. Looking for a good scare? Check out their haunted Ghost Tour, Ghosts & Gravestones for a insider's scoop on the most haunted city in the South.
1-Day Passes go for $30 per person.
2. Genteel & Bard Fine Savannah History Walking Tour
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If you prefer a more intimate experience when touring the Hostess City, check out Savannah's premier family-owned luxury walking tour. Walk along the cobblestone streets with this husband and wife duo and visit some of Savannah's most historic and beautiful squares, all the while stopping at some of Savannah's best local coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques along the way.
Tickets run $25 per person.
3. Historic Savannah Horse & Carriage Tours
Let Savannah’s most recommended Historic Carriage Tour Company trot you through the moss-draped squares of this beautiful city. The slow and steady pace is the perfect way to see Savannah. They have multiple carriage options to chose from, whether traveling for a romantic couple's retreat or with a larger girl's getaway.
Tickets cost $25 per person.
4. Savannah Taste Experience Food Tours
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One of our favorite Savannah tours by far is the Savannah Taste Experience. There is no better way to get to know a city and the culture than through its food. Sample delicious dishes from unique foodie spots surrounding the Savannah squares while learning about the food, restaurants, history, and the culture that help shape the tasty Hostess City’s palate.
Tickets run between $40-$55 per person.
5. Bonaventure Cemetery Tour
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No Savannah trip is complete without visiting the most famous Savannah, GA cemetery: Bonaventure! Let their master storytellers guide you through her 100+ acres. The famous Bonaventure Cemetery has been voted in the Top 10 Most Beautiful Cemeteries in the World by Travel + Leisure, and for good reason! Eerie crypts and tombstones are planted amongst the lush Southern foliage, as described in the famous novel “Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt. This is a must-see!
Tickets average $25 per person.
6. Savannah Slow Ride Pub Crawl
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Savannah Slow Ride is the original, 100% pedal powered, eco-friendly way to see Savannah, Georgia. The fifteen-person bicycle tours are perfect for bachelor/ bachelorette parties, girl's weekends, corporate team building, birthdays, graduation celebrations, or any large group outing. Pedal through Savannah's charming squares and make a few pit stops to refill your solo cup along the way.
Tickets cost $35 per person or $375-$410 for the whole crawler.
7. Hearse Ghost Tour
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Voted the #1 Ghost Tour in the United States! With Hearse Ghost Tours, ride in real hearses that were in service for more than 15 years with actual funeral parlors. Can you say creepy? Cruise by the city's many cemeteries and through the beautiful streets of the Historic and Victorian districts all while hearing about the many spirits and ghosts that are believed to haunt the city of Savannah.
Tickets are $20 per person.
8. Savannah Riverboat Cruise
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You haven't truly experienced Savannah until you've seen her from riverview. Hop on the Georgia Queen Riverboat Cruise and eat your fair share of Southern soul food while you row down the Savannah River. The Georgia Ports, Talmadge Bridge, and the Waving Girl statue are just a few of the landmarks you can see on this one-of-a-kind Savannah tour. The ferry runs all day and into the evening, so be sure to add it to your travel agenda.
Average $30-$50 per person.
9. History & Haunts Walking Tour
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History & Haunts is an authentic, historical ghost tour that offers travelers a haunted history of our city by foot. Guided by the eerie glow of a candlelit lantern, the tour guides are dressed the part to bring you back to the old Savannah stories of war, executions, murders, disease, and death. A great choice for both kids and adults!
Tickets run $15 per person.
10. Segway History Tour
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With Savannah Segway Tours you can choose from a tour of Historic Savannah, Bonaventure Cemetery, Tybee Island, or a fun Savannah Movie Tour. This pet- and family-friendly tour company will take you on an up-close and personal tour of historic Savannah's 22 squares while having fun and catching the breeze. Learn all about the rich history of our beautiful city at a smooth and leisurely pace. This tour is great for elderly guests and rests your feet after a long day of walking the town!
Tickets start at $49 per person.
11. Savannah for Morons: Comedy Trolley Tour
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Savannah for Morons is a witty, outrageous history lesson "perfect for morons and their smarter friends." If you're into learning about Savannah's rich history while laughing uncontrollably at entertaining comedy skits, the tour is for you. Perfect for bachelorette groups and family reunions.
Tickets run $33 per person.