Old Town Trolley Tours in Savannah, Georgia

Old Town Trolley Tours in Savannah, Georgia
A classic reminder of the refined old South, Savannah attracts visitors from all over the world. Home to grand Victorian homes, cast-iron fountains and thick magnolia trees, Savannah is a magnificent place to visit for history buffs and tourists alike. Visitors can enjoy world-class restaurants, historic forts and museums, beaches at Tybee Island, golf, bird watching, biking and hiking trails in the city and nearby. But for a true Savannah experience, take a tour on the classic sightseeing trolleys. Tours can be day trips, stops at haunted locations or holiday tours that vary with the season.

Day Tour

With more than 100 points of interest and pickups every 20 minutes around town, the day trip on Savannah's trolleys is a favorite for tourists. There are stops at famous buildings, botanical gardens and unforgettable local stories. For more than 25 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided inexpensive, eco-friendly sightseeing that highlights the best of this beautiful coastal town. The trolley tours are convenient, allowing tourists to avoid costly parking and take tours at their own pace. The day tour offers convenient on-and-off privileges that allow passengers to stop to explore spots of their choosing and then pick up another trolley later. The tour includes a full-color map with all the stops listed and coupons to local restaurants and attractions.

Old Town Trolley Tours
234 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 233-0083
trolleytours.com/savannah/

Holiday Tour

Beginning in late November and continuing through Dec. 23, the Holiday Tour is a popular attraction for the trolley company. This tour begins at the Boundary Street station at 7 p.m. and stops at the Isaiah Davenport House and the Savannah Candy Kitchen. Conductor "elves" entertain participants with stories of holiday traditions, and guests can enjoy caroling while viewing festive historic Savannah homes and city squares. The Davenport House provides a view of 19th century family holidays, with cookies and cider offered in the garden. Adults can ride for $25, and children 4-12 ride for $5. Reservations are required and can be made online.

Old Town Trolley Tours
234 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 233-0083
trolleytours.com/savannah/

Ghosts and Gravestones

Board the "Trolley of the Doomed" for a night-time tour of the dark side of Savannah. The only ghost tour in the city, this trolley takes guests to several of Savannah's supposedly haunted locations. With the city's history as a Revolutionary War battleground, links to the slave trade and an area ravaged at one point by yellow fever, there are plenty of spots with haunted histories. The Ghosts and Gravestones tour offers singular access to the Sorrel Weed House, a location with a long history of paranormal activity. For adventurous travelers, this tour is a must.

Old Town Trolley Tours
234 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 233-0083
trolleytours.com/savannah/

Article Written By Sara John

Sara John is a professional writer and copy editor living in Des Moines, IA. She has worked professionally for seven years, and written articles for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, as well as other local publications. She is a graduate of Grand View University and holds a B.A. in journalism.

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