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There’s a Tour for Every Taste in Historic Savannah

Known for its stately buildings draped in Spanish moss and charming squares, Savannah can be experienced on foot, riverboat, trolley, helicopter and Segway. Here are five different types of tours to sample in this historic city:

Experience Savannah’s Rich History

See the past come to life as re-enactors portray historical events right before your eyes. Learn about the city’s role in the Revolutionary and Civil wars while traveling through the town and trying to find hidden fountains and other “secret” stops.

Using Old Town Trolley Tours, you can check out some of Savannah’s most iconic most spots, like the Mercer-Williams house, made famous in the book and movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Or get a different view from the water on Savannah Riverboat Cruises.

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Jepson Center for the Arts. (Photo: Alamy)

Architecture in the Spotlight

Travel around the city with Architectural Tours of Savannah to see how Savannah’s architecture has shifted over its 300-year history.

You’ll get the scoop on some of Savannah’s most distinctive buildings—including the John Eppinger House, the Federal Courthouse and the Jepson Center for the Arts—and gain an understanding of how the city’s history has shaped each period and building.

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Cockspur Lighthouse. (Photo: Alamy)

Get on the Water

Explore Savannah’s historic waterways by boat or kayak via the Dolphin Magic cruise or Savannah Coastal EctoTours. Sights include Tybee Island, Fort Jackson and Cockspur Island Lighthouse. You will learn all about the local ecosystem while looking out for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.

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Bonaventure Cemetery. (Photo: Getty Images)

Thrills Included

Savannah is known for its notoriously haunted properties and has been named America’s most haunted city by The American Institute of Parapsychology. To hear thrilling tales of paranormal stories, poltergeists and haunted hotels, dare to take a Hearse Ghost Tour, 6th Sense World or Afterlife Tours.

Eat, Drink, Tour

Feed your mind—and your body—by learning about Savannah through the lens of its distinctive take on Southern cuisine and beverages. The Savannah Taste Experience Tour make stops at six spots, while the Savannah Suds Tour will take you to four places, including the Moon River Brewery.