Savannah has a vast and varied history. From her founder James Oglethorpe to Sherman to Forrest Gump, and all the characters and events in between, there is just so much to see. So, we suggest you choose one or two of our single-themed tours and let the city and her people reveal themselves to you a little at a time.
Each single-theme tour lasts from one and a half to two hours. $45 per guest, minimum of two guests per reservation. If you are interested, we will combine two themes and make it a half-day tour at a discounted price. Or, we can add a second tour later in the day, again, at a discounted price; please call for details. Have fun choosing.
This is where we recommend you start. The City Stroll gives you a little of everything. We start with the city’s founding, then take you on a leisurely walk through some of the squares, all while discussing a little history, some of the homes, movies filmed in and around town, maybe a ghost story or two and any other topics that strike your fancy. All in all, this is the perfect way to introduce Savannah to you. Available daily at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, departing from Johnson Square. Reservations are required.
Also referred to around these parts as the “War of Northern Aggression.” Cotton was king in the South, and Savannah was one of its largest ports. This tour will discuss how the nation became so divided along so may lines, and how Savannah participated and was affected by the events of the conflict. Available daily at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, departing from Johnson Square. Reservations are required.
First there were the original colonists, followed by those seeking religious freedom. Next were the rice planters and the cotton traders. Bankers and railroad builders followed. Each group brought in different architectural styles and needs. This tour will take a look at some of the homes that survived and are with us today. (Note: we will not be going into the houses). Available daily at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, departing from Johnson Square. Reservations are required.
A magazine writer and editor from New York City takes a day trip to satisfy his curiosity about Savannah and ends up moving down. The end result is a book that still holds the record on the New York Times best seller list. But there is more to the story than what is in the book. We will take you on a tour of most of the sites referred to, and add some titillating tidbits. Available daily at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, departing from Johnson Square. Reservations are required.
For those of you who really want to know more about Savannah, we offer you an opportunity to combine two, or even three of our single theme tours into a longer one we call our “Half Day Tour.”
This tour runs just over three hours. Pick the topics you are interested in, and we will customize that tour for you. The cost is $70 per person.
….and later in the day, we offer our group tour:
Our evening tour begins at Johnson Square. From there, we will spend 90 minutes walking through the Historic District as we discuss the story that is Savannah. We will end our tour at Forsyth Park, in front of its beautiful fountain. This tour starts at 6:00 PM on Thursday through Saturday. The cost is $25 per person, and reservations are required. Visit the Savannah Evening Stroll website: SavannahEveningStroll.com.