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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.

    Note: Brochure Photo.

    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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    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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    Parking for Savannah

    by Azonie Written Feb 5, 2005

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    Parking in Savannah is a little tricky..No matter where you go you usually HAVE to pay to park..It's best to buy the parking ticket stubs that are sold at certain meters placed through out the city..The time for these stubs vary so you have to be careful..You don't want to buy one for two hours and then spend 6 hours walking around shoping and site seeing. :-) The other practical thing to do is to just go park in one of the parking garages near the Market district, it's pretty centrally located so that you can either go one way from there to all the squares or head in the opposite direction to River st..which is just a few blocks away..Also a good thing to remember is that you do NOT have to pay for parking on the weekends..We found that out AFTER we had been paying. DOH! :-)

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    Old Town Trolley

    by ZanieOR Written Mar 13, 2005

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    Old Town Trolley
    Though somewhat expensive, we took the Old Town Trolley for a tour around Savannah as a way to get oriented and to see most of the sights at once with a little bit of an overview.
    The Old Town Trolley allows people to get on and off if there’s something you want to spend more time at. The tour guide pointed out many historical houses and other sites, and seemed quite informed about the city’s history.
    The photo I have said the price is $22 per person for adults, but the Web site said they are $18.50 discounted and I think that’s what we paid; e-tickets are available ahead of time.
    I still have a free paper fan they gave us on the trolley, which I kept as a souvenir.

    The trolley operates 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily (closed St. Patrick’s Day). There are group and charter rates available. Old Town Trolley also operates in other cities.
    There are 14 stops throughout the city (including one very near our B&B)

    On Old Town Trolley tour
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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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    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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    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.

    Red door in Savannah
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    Take a romantic carraige ride

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 13, 2004

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    Go take a romantic carriage ride around old historic Savaanah, you won't ever forget it! This state is full of romance and history. It's a nice slow ride in a pretty white carriage. For more information check the local visitors center.

    Carraige ride
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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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    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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    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 ........................50¢
    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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    Trams, Trolleys, Carriages

    by rexvaughan Written Jun 12, 2005

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    There are all kinds of tours by various modes around Savannah. You can get a trolly tour in front of the visitors' center and a carriage tour at City Market. I saw lots of tour buses as well, so just about any kind of transported tour you want is available. However my advice is to use your feet. The visitor's center sells a self-guided walking tour that is marvelous and leads you through most of the squares and historic sights in the old town. You can go at your own pace and it is not a hard city to walk. Plus you just see more when you walk - and you can make a coffee, lunch, beer break whenever you feel like it.

    Carriage Tours
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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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    A very walkable city

    by PA2AKgirl Written Sep 19, 2006

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    WALK!! Savannah’s historic district, squares, downtown and riverfront are all within walking distance. It’s probably one of the most pleasant walks you can talk here in the US. There’s so much to see and photograph, places to stop in or just window shop, signs to read and areas to relax that it seems wrong not to walk it. Granted it’s hot sometimes, but it’s easy to get out of…plenty of shade in the squares and shops to grab a cold drink or ice cream. It’s certainly not a hard city to navigate and it’s unlikely you’ll get lost.

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