Trolley and Carriage Tours, Savannah

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    Learn Savannah's History: Old Town Trolley

    by charlenemixa Written Jun 15, 2014

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    The Old Town Trolley is a fun and enjoyable way to see Savannah. Convenient with pick up at the Savannah Visitor Center. Free parking at the Old Town Trolley lot across the street. The driver/guides were very good. The history shared during a tour is a good way to quickly learn about the city. Recommend visitors review the tour and stops ahead of time to make the best use of their time and the easy "off and on" aspect of the tour.

    Old Town Trolley is located reasonably close to the Visitors Center. They have parking on sight (although limited). We really enjoyed the guides and their informative description of this historic town. A great way to get acquainted with Savannah - a truly amazing Southern Town.

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    Trolley Tour

    by TexasDave Updated Feb 9, 2014

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    A very good way to get a general feel for the city and to decide on where to explore more in depth is by taking a 2 hour trolley tour through the Old City.
    There are several companies offering similar tours and most tours originate at the Visitors Center on Martin Luther King Jr, which is the street that I-16 turns into.
    I have taken and would recommend Oglethorpe's Tours because at present they only charge $19 p/p and after you take the 2 hour tour you can use the trolleys as a taxi service- they will pick you up at any of their designated stops and take you to any other part of the tour route you may wish to go up until closing time (5:30 pm).

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  • Definitely Take a Trolley Tour

    by tfrank7532 Written May 18, 2011

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    We took the All Day Historic On/Off Tour and it was a great way to get to know the city! We purchased our tickets from C.Savannah before we even got to Savannah and picked them up from their store on Bay Street. This was really convenient and gave us piece of mind that we had reserved space on these very popular trolley tours.

    The tour guide was really knowledgeable and kept us entertained throughout the formal portion of the tour. She took us throughout the Historic District and showed us the highlights of the city, many of which we decided to revisit after the tour. Afterwards, we could get on and off the trolleys as much as we wanted from the 15 stops they had throughout the Historic District of Savannah.

    This is a "must do" in Savannah especially if you've never visited this city before! It was a great way for us to get to know this charming city.

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    Take a Tour

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This tour company advertises that they have been voted the Best Tour in Savannah, are locally owned and have been in business for 25 years.

    As we came off the bridge, we saw the people out on the street waving people down. So we went in and parked - parking is Free. The tours start at 9am. The last tour of the day starts at 4:30pm. and run about every 15 minutes. On this tour, as on the Gray Line tour which I was going to take, you can hop on and off.

    Ticket Prices:
    Adults: $22.00
    Children: $9.00 (Ages: 12 & Under)

    In addition you can choose the Gold or Platinum House Pass which includes ONE museum admission out of the list.

    Platinum Pass: $6.00
    • Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
    • Owens-Thomas House
    • Andrew Low House
    • Ships of the Sea Museum
    • Telfair Museum of Art

    Gold Pass: $4.00
    • The Savannah History Museum
    • Isaiah Davenport House
    • Roundhouse Railroad Museum
    • Old Fort Jackson
    • Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

    This company tour also has the option for a cheaper rate without the hop on-hop off option.
    Adults: $20.00
    Children: $8.00 (Ages: 12 & Under)

    I persuaded them to give me this price (minus a discount) so we could get off for lunch.

    We got a really knowledgeable gentleman who was quite entertaining as our guide. The open air cars protected us from the sun, but didn't interpose reflections from the glass on the photos.

    The only problem I have with this company is that their map doesn't have the route on it, so I can't key the pictures I took to any kind of time line.

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  • Old Savannah Tours was great!

    by wolbbg Written Jun 24, 2010

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    We took the 90min trolley tour from Old Savannah Tours, leaving from the visitors center off of MLK Jr Blvd. Competitively priced, and both drivers were excellent tour guides. It's amazing how much they know about their home town!

    One suggestion: if the temp is above 85F or so, you may want to take your tour early in the morning. Our tour was done in the afternoon, and the temperature peaked at ~105F during our tour. Yikes!

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    Trolly Tour

    by Nantesha Updated Jul 5, 2008

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    We ended up purchasing the all day trolley tour for about $22 p/person because you could get on and off the trolley all day till they stopped service. We rode the entire thing the first time to get the history and ghost stories. you could actually walk the entire town without the trolley and sometimes there were long waits at certain spots, like the pier. We would walk up a couple of blocks and get on at a less busier location. By the end of the day, we rode the trolley twice, so it might have been worth getting the cheaper $10 ticket (you get on only once but get the history etc). If you are going to shop and have tons of bags and tons of time and if you get tired easy, then the trolley tour is worth it. If you are there for a little while and have energy to explore, then I recommend the $10 tour. Don't forget to get a map.

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    Old Savannah Tours

    by April1985 Written Sep 21, 2007

    the Old Savannah Tours are so much fun , and very educational . You get to jump on a trolly and ride around the whole town . You get to see the Juliet Low house and other exciting places . During the day they are happy and friendly , but try to catch a night tour for the haunted trolly tours ! O0o0oohhhhhh

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    Grey Line Trolley Tours

    by TravelJunkie Written Nov 17, 2003

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    The best way to see a lot of Savannah in about an hour & a half is a trolley tour. The trolley goes all around town and passes most of the major point of interest.

    I took the Ghost tour many years ago and it was a lot of fun too.

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    Two Great Ways to See Savannah!

    by cobrioc Written May 9, 2003

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    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Savannah's most comprehensive tour, fully narrated by expert condutors.
    Colorful anecdotes and well reserched historical facts, on and off boarding at any of convenient stop including Juliette Gordon Low House.

    Trolleys come by each stop every 30 minutes.

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    Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

    by TexasDave Written Jul 3, 2008

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    Several companies offer carriage tours of the Historical District, averaging 1- 1.5 hours in length.
    Average prices are $20 per adult, $9 children 5-11.

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    Take a tour of the Historic...

    by cfwestbe Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Take a tour of the Historic District on a Trolley
    If you don't want to walk for several days exploring the historic district, the trolley provides an air-conditioned guided tour as an option.

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  • While there take the horse...

    by Starlas Written Aug 25, 2002

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    While there take the horse drawn buggy tour of downtown Savannah. Lots of history and old historical buildings.
    There are lots of Antique shops and the magnolia and moss tress are very pretty.

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