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Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

1. Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Explore the historic city of Savannah with a ticket to the Old Town Trolley Tour and drive down avenues lined with magnolia trees draped in Spanish moss. See stunning architecture, learn fascinating history from friendly conductor guides, and enjoy the warm southern hospitality that lures millions of visitors to Savannah each year. With its quaint country squares and many areas of historic interest there is much to see and do in Georgia’s first city. 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.

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Historic Downtown Savannah: Guided Segway Tour

2. Historic Downtown Savannah: Guided Segway Tour

Glide along the streets of Savannah on a guided tour for either 60 or 90 minutes, seeing some of the city’s most beautiful and mystifying historical sites. Receive training on operating the Segway, get fitted with a helmet and radio, and then head out on the tour route with an experienced guide. Visit sites where Union soldiers fought and see the home where General William T. Sherman stayed while in Savannah on his march to the sea. Experience the rich history of Savannah while also getting to see the fun and modern side. See the bench where Forrest Gump shared his box of chocolates. Put yourself into the famous bus scene from Forrest Gump and learn a few Hollywood secrets that only the locals know about. Ride around the sites from other movies including Something to Talk About, and The Conspirator. See the lovely Mercer-Williams home from the famous book, and later the movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and hear the true story of Mr. Jim Williams. Savannah is known as one of the most haunted cities in America. Ride past some of the haunted homes and hear the stories of their ghostly residents. Continue on past a cemetery as your guide entertains you with stories and reveals which significant historic figure is buried there. The Segway allows you an effortless way to see the Spanish moss hanging from the majestic live oaks, and some of the ironwork found all around the city, such as iron street signs, banisters, and even a beautiful wrought iron sunflower door. Admire the original antebellum architecture, the monuments, war cannons, and fountains that grace the beautiful squares throughout the city. The 90-minute tour option includes a visit to either the Harper Fowlkes House or the Webb Military Museum.

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Savannah: Comedy Trolley Tour

3. Savannah: Comedy Trolley Tour

Spice up your trip to Savannah with a ride on the funny side. This original trolley tour is a comedy show on wheels that roasts nearly 300 years of Savannah lore in just 90 minutes.  Hear about Savannah’s deep, complex, and intoxicated past and present, from the founding of the colony of Georgia to the Civil War and from little known Paula Deen trivia to why every tourist must take a selfie on the Forrest Gump bench. Take the opportunity to enjoy an adult beverage half-way through the tour.  Hosted by the infamous Moron Twins, this outrageous history lesson features entertaining skits, musical numbers, costume changes, and loads of Savannah history. Your hosts have more than 20 years of comedy and tour guide experience between them.

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Savannah: Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour

4. Savannah: Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour

The Haunted Savannah Pub Crawl meets at 7:30 pm in Madison Square. To begin, this walking tour takes you through the Historic District of Savannah. Savannah is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the country, and this tour takes you in many directions to understand the twists and turns that make up the oddities that happen here on a daily basis. As you begin the tour you will stop off for a beverage of your choice at a local pub and, since Savannah has an open container law, you are able to walk the streets with any type of beverage. Stay hydrated and enjoy the evening tales of this city.

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The Savannah Underground: An Immersive Ghost Hunt

5. The Savannah Underground: An Immersive Ghost Hunt

Prepare to do something you’ve likely never before experienced on the only experience in Savannah that merges a thrilling immersive trolley ghost tour and Savannah’s premium interactive attraction into one action-packed bundle. Begin the experience by diving into Savannah’s dark past, which doubles as a ghost hunting Bootcamp where you’ll learn skills and get information that you can take back home and use to find ghosts anywhere in the world. Once completing your ghost hunting training session, you’ll hop off the trolley and into the exclusive Savannah Underground, a 40-minute immersive adventure that surrounds you with some of Savannah’s scariest history. It's guaranteed that you won’t find anything like this anywhere else in Savannah, as it’s custom-built for those seeking more than an average ghost tour: A theatrical whirlwind of scary fun. This isn’t your normal ghost tour.

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Savannah: 1.5-Hour Guided Trolley Tour with Shuttle Service

6. Savannah: 1.5-Hour Guided Trolley Tour with Shuttle Service

Learn the rich history of Georgia's first city with a 1.5-hour guided trolley tour. Discover the charming squares of Savannah's Historic District, the manicured parks, and the beautiful architecture. Enjoy an unlimited shuttle service within the historic district to make the most of your day exploring Savannah. From River Street to Forsyth Park, explore Savannah on your own after the tour. Use the unlimited shuttle service to venture out to any part of the historic district. Just call ahead to schedule the pickup and drop-off to your favorite destination within the historic district all day of the tour.

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Savannah: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Walk

7. Savannah: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Walk

Who would have thought that a story about characters in a sleepy Southern enclave would have created the stir that John Berendt did with his non-fiction novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"? Even the rumors whispered beneath dripping Spanish moss are enough to make a man blush, and it's all true! Just another day in this eccentric city? Savannah Walks is proud to present A Walk through Midnight, a saunter through the pages of Berendt's runaway 1994 bestseller, which Clint Eastwood made into a film in 1997. Guides offer personal insights and observations, as well as recently unearthed stories about the characters in what the people of Savannah have come to call "the book." Some of the guides were even extras in the movie! The guides also have special items of interest to show you along the way. Who knows? On some days you might even see some of the actual characters strolling about the city! No other "book tour" gets you as close as this!

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Savannah: History and Southern Hospitality Homes Walk

8. Savannah: History and Southern Hospitality Homes Walk

The image of genteel Southern culture may or may not have been born in Savannah, but it surely lives on in this aristocratic city. This enchanting walk through the heart of the Historic District takes you inside one of Savannah's many beautiful historic homes, and focuses on the rich architectural heritage of the city's domestic dwellings. One place you'll see on this tour is the Owens-Thomas House, widely regarded as the premier example of regency architecture in the United States. You'll also see the Green Meldrim House, where General William T. Sherman was a "guest" during the Civil War. Other house highlights include discussions on the development of domestic dwellings in Savannah over two centuries. The tour includes admission to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, consecrated as Savannah's first National Historic Landmark to honor the founder of the Girl Scouts.

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Savannah: Small-Group Guided Historical Tour

9. Savannah: Small-Group Guided Historical Tour

Join your expert guide on a historical sightseeing walking tour in a small-group setting. Visit the historical district town, plus Bonaventure and the Isle of Hope. Best of all, pickup and drop-off are included. Visit Savannah’s 22 historical squares where you will see lovely homes, beautiful churches, charming inns, and museums amidst the shade of live oak trees and intimate green space Take a peek at late Victorian and Queen Anne architecture in this lovely historical district, the crown jewel of Savannah’s Antebellum architecture. Head to Bluff Drive to explore a hidden scenic residential area on the Isle of Hope. Expect grand stately southern mansions overlooking the marshes. Take in many grand places of worship on your tour. Stroll to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, an impressive 19th century Roman Catholic cathedral & seat of the Bishop of Savannah Also not to be missed is Christ Church. Established in 1733 with the founding of the colony of Georgia, this church is known as “The Mother Church of Georgia”. Wesley Monumental Church, a 19th century Methodist church dedicated as a monument to John and Charles Wesley, is also on the itinerary for your tour. Take in a more somber part of Savannah’s history at a former plantation that was once the colonial estate of Noble Jones, a carpenter who came to Savannah in 1733 with James Oglethorpe. Learn how the estate remained family-owned until it was purchased by the state for use as a historical site in 1973. Last up is Bonaventure Cemetery. located on the site of a former plantation. Hear and see how the cemetery was featured in the novel and film “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”.

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Savannah's Urban Forest: the Gates and Gardens Tour

10. Savannah's Urban Forest: the Gates and Gardens Tour

Savannah's legacy as a garden city is firmly rooted in her humble beginnings as a novel agrarian experiment. Today, massive oaks shade stately squares and handcrafted iron gates grace elegant courtyards. This unique walking tour shows you what lies behind the gates of some of Savannah's finest homes. It lets you explore the fauna of this lush forest city. John Berendt, author of the bestseller “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” described walking through Savannah this way: "With twenty-two luscious green squares it is like strolling through the rooms of an elegant open air mansion.” Walking Magazine has rated Savannah "one of the 10 Best Walking Cities in America." The tree-lined streets, beautiful squares, magnificent parks and slow Southern pace make it an ideal location for the leisurely yet intimate feel that only a walking tour can provide.

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What people are saying about The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,052 reviews

This was so much fun!!! We had a great group on our tour. I haven't laughed that much in ages. The hosts were fabulous!!! They are so talented. We had tourists taking pictures of us because of the "morons" and how hilarious they were. The history was interesting and they did a great job weaving characters in the skits. We would definitely book this again, and again and again.

The tour was very interesting. Our tour guide Gregg was super knowledgeable. He walked us through the history of Savannah, in an interesting and enjoyable way. The segway's maintenance condition is very high.

Check in, location information and the process to get on the bus were poorly designed but the staff was very kind and helpful. The tour with Mike was excellent.

The guys were pure entertainment. Better than the average information tour while hitting the same spots. Jashawn, Deshawn and Barry were great!

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