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    TROLLEY TOURS

    by LoriPori Written Nov 1, 2014

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    Perhaps the best way to really see Savannah is to take a TROLLEY TOUR.
    Since Hans and I only planned to spend the afternoon in Savannah, we didn't think it was worth the $36.00 a person or $72.00 per couple cost. But many folks did, and you could see the Trolleys everywhere you went.
    It seems that "Old Town Trolley Tours" - the distinctive orange trolleys - are the most popular.
    Old Savannah Tours are the white trolleys.
    Oglethorpe Trolley Tours are the blue trolleys.

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    CITY OF SAVANNAH PARKING GARAGES

    by LoriPori Written Oct 30, 2014

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    I had read somewhere that you should not park your vehicle on the street, especially if you plan to really enjoy Historic District of Savannah. So we opted to park our van at one of the many (5)CITY OF SAVANNAH PARKING GARAGES.
    I had programmed my GPS to take us to 101 E. Bay Street where a Tourist Information Center was located. Around the corner from there I spotted a Big "P" sign. So we went there. Before going in, I asked the cashier what the rates were to park and she said because it was Saturday, that it was a flat rate of $5.00 from Saturday 5:00 a.m. to Sunday 5:00 a.m.. So we parked our van there at the Bryan Street Garage which is between Bay and Bryan Streets. Pedestrian Entrances are on Drayton & on Abercorn Streets.
    City of Savannah operates 5 Parking Garages which are located throughout downtown Savannah.
    The other Garages are:
    Whitaker Street Garage
    -between Bay & Bryan Streets
    Liberty Street Garage
    - between Liberty and Montgomery Streets
    State Street Garage
    Intersection of Abercorn and State Streets
    Weekend rates - From 5:00 a.m. Saturday to 5:00 a.m. Monday - $3.00
    Robinson Garage
    Intersection of York and Montgomery
    Weekend rates - From 5:00 a.m. Saturday to 1:00 a.m. Sunday $3.00

    So if you happen to be in Savannah during the weekend, it sure is peace of mind to know that your vehicle is secure and parking fees are inexpensive and not worth parking where you shouldn't and risk getting it towed. Google "Parking Garages in Savannah" to learn of week day rates.

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    City Bike Rentals

    by TexasDave Updated Mar 17, 2014

    Savannah is the first city in Georgia to sponsor a bike-sharing program, which has been available since 2013, and is the perfect way to explore the historical city. The whole process is easy to finish at solar-powered kiosks. Presently there are only 2 and the only one right in the touristy area is at Ellis Square (the other one is at the main Transit Center).

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    Free shuttle : Cat Shuttle

    by GUYON Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    As thrifty tourists, we have appreciated the free Cat Shuttle of Savannah.

    The bus goes almost everywhere in the historic district. The complete route has 30 stops and the bus passes each 20 min. The shuttle stops at 6:30PM and begins around 7AM.

    It is one way bus. So you must not be in a hurry.

    We forgot something in the shuttle (see picture : Monique has an envelop in hand when she was waiting for the bus). The day after, the driver said "you have forgotten someting in my bus" and gave back us the envelop.

    We took several times the shuttle. Each time, there was a man or a woman who talked with the driver. May be the Company paid an employee to amuse the driver and to avoid he was bored by the same itinerary...

    The Cat Shuttle map Waiting for the shuttle Waiting for the shuttle
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    CAT - Chatham Area Transit Authority

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    # The FREE CAT Shuttle serves Savannah's downtown and Historic District and connects to other CAT bus routes and the Savannah Belles Ferry service.

    # The Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) was established on January 9, 1987.
    # CAT currently has a fleet of 52 buses which travel on 18 routes.

    Cash Fare Each Boarding........................................$1.00
    Weekly CAT Card.......................................................$12.00
    *Monthly CAT Pass....................................................$48.00
    Available at CAT Offices, 900 East Gwinnett Street, and at CAT Central, 124 Bull Street. The CAT card is valid for multiple rides on regularly scheduled routes during the time specified on the card. The CAT card provides a discount to the frequent rider who regularly transfers.
    Note: A ride cannot exceed one round trip per bus.

    Booklet of Ten Cash Advance Tickets....................$10.00
    Available at CAT Offices located at 900 East Gwinnett Street, and at CAT Central, 124 Bull Street; tickets are not discounted.

    CAT Shuttle......................................................................Free
    Elderly/Disabled Fare: Each Boarding ........................50ยข
    Elderly/Disabled Tokens.................................20 for $10.00 (Use of tokens is optional)
    Note: Elderly/Disabled passengers must show ID card when boarding.

    Young Children: Children under 41" tall (height of most fareboxes) ride free. Only two young children per accompanying passenger may ride free.

    Local CAT bus FREE CAT Shuttle (from their website) Trolley or shuttle
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    Trolly's or Horse drawn buggies..

    by Azonie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In my opinion the absolute best way to see Savannah is to put on some comfy shoes and WALK. Not only will you see a lot more but you'll also walk off all those delicious dinners and lunches that you've probably been having while on vacation. :-) Although if you just aren't the walking for hours type of person you can always hook up with a Trolly or a Horse drawn buggy..WE didn't but they are two very popular ways of seeing all the downtown sites of Savannah.

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    Rusty gives a great ride!

    by anaisdreams Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Savannah's downtown Historic District is the largest in the United States - There's a lot to explore and to see, and that means a whole lot of walking- why not give yourself a break and see Savannah in style?Rusty owns and operates this pedicab service and has been around for a decade making people smile and giving easy acces to downtown. Parking is tough- they'll drop you off and pick you up again!

    Rusty
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    Trolley

    by tpangelinan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    +Old Town Trolley tours are great, we went on one in Key West Fl. , the tour will take an hour and a half. The drive will give you a guided tour through old Savannah and give you all the history of 200 years that surrounds you. The trolley is comfortable and they do a great jjob with the tour. This trolley will take you to the old riverfront shops.
    Discount coupons are on the link below.

    Old town Trolley
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  • Savannah Taxi Cab Service

    by citykid Written Mar 28, 2011

    When I was in Savannah, I used a taxi cab service. They don't have a subway because it is a smaller town. Try contacting Savannah Taxi Cab Service. Don't know exactly how much the trip you are asking about would cost, but call them and they can give you an estimate ;)
    (912) 335-3177
    http://www.savannahtaxicabservice.com/

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    Free Historic Savannah Shuttle

    by TexasDave Updated Mar 16, 2009

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    The City sponsors a free shuttle around the Historical District which runs every 15 minutes from 10:00 to 8:00. Its route is different that the one mentioned in Part I.

    Beside the bus route there is also a river ferry service between River Street, Waving Girl statue and the Convention Center on the other side.

    Additionally, there is a restored 1930's streetcar, brought from Melbourne, Australia and totally refurbished, making a run up and down the length of River Street. So you can walk down , taking time to stop and browse the stores, and then hop in the tram to make you way back up.

    You can print out a route map from the website below.

    CAT Bus River Street Streetcar
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    Take the Trolley for Fun

    by BruceDunning Updated Feb 3, 2008

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    The trolley is a nice mode of transportation around the inner city. They get you to your destinations stops in little hassle while you can take in the city sites. For the starter getting around Svaannah, this seems like the way to go and later get off and wlak to the places you saw and wanted to go back to.

    Trolley tours are nice The trolley acr Tourists promoting use of the trolley
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    Getting around Savannah

    by etfromnc Updated Jan 26, 2008

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    You can see Savannah by just about any means of transportation imaginable. I did not see any submarine tour offerings but I did see guides for walking tours, carriage tours, trolley tours, water tours, and bus tours. There are of course car rental outlets and I saw at least one place which rents motorcycles (Harley-Davidsons, even), relatively common in Europe and Asia but rather rare here. Perhaps the best way to get your initial introduction to Savannah might be to take a trolley tour. There are at least three reputable companies which offer trolley tours and their tours are pretty similar. They do get pretty competitive, so please do not pay the full advertised price, especially in the off-season (generally from Labor Day, the first Monday in September, until college spring breaks begin). The best original orientation may probably be obtained by buying an all day "On/Off" package. This allows you to ride a particular provider's trolleys from 9 AM until 4:30 PM and get off or on as many times as you like. The currently advertised price for this option is $23 dollars but I paid only $18 and felt like I could have gotten an even better price had I been willing to haggle. I would suggest that you ride all the way around the first time to help decide where you want to concentrate your time (You will not be able to see everything in one day.) and then get on and off as you desire after that first circuit. Most of the trolley tours are narrated and will give you a very good sense of the history, culture, and architecture of Savannah. Many of the guides/narrators will also point locations where some of the more than 30 "Hollywood" movies made there were filmed, as well as the sites made famous by "The Book" (That is what they call it in Savannah.), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt. A couple companies also offer nocturnal "ghost tours."

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    Old Savannah Tours

    by deecat Updated Apr 17, 2007

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    We thought that it was important to become familiar with Savannah before we went out on our own...we needed an overview. Am I ever glad that we decided to take a tour. We learned so much about the history, the culture, the people, locations, little-known places to see, great restaurants, etc.

    Our overview tour was with Old Savannah Tours & Transportation which is locally owned and operated. They have been in business for over twenty years and have experienced, well-informed tour guides. In addition, they offer both overview and on-off tours.

    We took the Overview Tour which gave us the history of two and one half centuries (Early Colonial, Civil War, Reconstruction up to Present Times). We were able to see from the outside many mansions, almost all of the squares, the riverfront, the the City Market.

    We were able to ask questions, and our guide answered all the many questions asked. Our tour lasted about 90 minutes. We were in an Open Air Trolley. They also have Mini-Buses and Limousines.

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    Old Savannah Tours & Transportation Trolley
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    Lots of Ways to Go to Savannah: Just Get Here!

    by deecat Updated Apr 17, 2007

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    Sixteen miles west of downtown Savannah is Savannah International Airport. Seven airlines fly there such as USAir, United Airlines, Delta, and American (my airline!). From the airport, it cost about $15.00 to take a taxi, and limousine service is also available.
    Telephone: (912)-964-0514

    If you are staying close to the historic center in Savannah, you don't necessarily need an automobile.

    The Intracoastal Waterway weaves through Savannah's marshlands and down the Georgia coast and connects Savannah to cities on the Eastern Seaboard.
    Thunderbolt Marina (912)352-4931

    There is a Savannah Greyhound-Trailways Bus Depot at 610 West Oglethorpe Avenue (912)233-7723. Connections to many regional and major cities are available

    Amtrak passenger trains make six stops daily at Savannah's terminal that is located west of downtown. There are direct service to some cities on the Atlantic Seaboard and connections to all major cities.

    Oh, I almost forgot....Amtrack offers package deals to Savannah if you pay for fare and place to stay on their list. Call: 800-USA-RAIL to obtain the rates and schedules.

    By Automobile:
    1-95 north-south connects Savannah with the rest of the East Coast.

    1-16 goes West out of Savannah to MACON where you meet up with I-75 to Atlanta.

    We visited Savannah via automobile.

    Amtrak passenger train
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    Savannah International Airport

    by VeronicaG Updated Feb 7, 2007

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    The Savannah International Airport is just a hop, skip and a jump from Hilton Head Island, actually 45 minutes, so it was an option for our family when visiting South Carolina.

    Airlines frequenting the airport include Delta, Continental Express, Northwest, Independence Air, AirTran, U.S. Airways and United Express. Rental cars from Enterprise, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Budget, Alamo/National and others have counters in the concourse.

    There were very nice shops and several restaurants or snack shops in which to grab a bite to eat. A visitor center is located on level 1 of the terminal building (912-966-3743).

    The airport is located at 400 Airways Avenue-- off Exit 104 from I-95.

    Savannah International Airport

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