The Best of Savannah Private Tour by Foot

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Stroll along Spanish-moss lined paths and explore the historic beauty and spectres of America's most haunted city.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

Savannah is packed with rich historic character, not all of it on the Main Drag and your Half Day Highlights Tour will take you to the heart of it. On your private tour, you will:

  • Explore in the historic district - a handsome quarter with the feel of a bygone era. 
  • Learn the secrets of the often-haunted mansions and hotels.
  • Hear stories beneath the moss-draped oak trees which have earned the city the title of ‘America’s Most Haunted City.
  • Walk along the city’s beautiful waterfront and discover some great dining recommendations from your guide. 
  • Learn the secrets of Savannah across a variety of subjects from its founding history, through the lens of Black history - inextricably tied to the city’s charm, the Civil War, the Revolution, architecture and the role of women, like Juliette Gordon Low. 
  • Enjoy a snack and drink at one of your guide’s favourite spots - and learn how the city has grown into a hotspot for foodies, mixologists, and craft beer enthusiasts.
Your tour begins at the beginning of the city, where your guide will recount Savannah’s founding and evolution over more than three centuries, remnants of which are present throughout. Savannah’s historic district occupies a 2.2-square-mile area that has been conserved since 1966. Painstakingly restored using olden trades and heritage materials, Savannah’s historic district contains more than 1,100 historically and architecturally significant buildings, including examples of Federal, Victorian Regency, Greek and Gothic Revival, and Italianate architecture. The authentic paint hues of the city form a stunning palette of gorgeous Savannah blues, greens, reds and pinks that are synonymous with Southern charm. 

As you pass balconied mansions, dripping with bougainvillaea and share the road with horse-drawn carriages, you’ll experience why this Georgian city is an American favourite. Explore the neatly paved squared, hemmed by grand mansions, adorned with wooden shutters keeping in some of their long-hidden secrets. Your tour ends with a leisurely light bite and drink, where your guide will happily share their favourite hotspots and hidden gems for you to enjoy during the rest of your time in the city. 

Tour duration
3 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Tickets included
- No tickets are required for this tour. 
- A light bite and a drink 

Other inclusions
Gratuities optional, not included
Extra food & drink are not included

Suitable for
Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, History Buffs

Attractions along this route:

Johnson Square
At the heart of America's first planned city, Johnson Square has been at the center of the city since it was built in the 1730's.

Davenport House Museum
The federal style home was built by famed architect Isaiah Davenport and was part of an initial effort to save historic homes in Savannah in the 1930's.

Owens-Thomas House Slave Quarters
Though it's been on the registry for historic places since 1976, the preserved slave quarters were not discovered until the 1990s. Restoration continues today.

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
The birthplace of the founder of Girl Scouts of America now serves as a museum honoring her life and is a treasured spot for all Girl Scouts.

Forsyth Park
With over 30 acres, the park is the memorial site to Savannah's Confederate soldiers and several other monuments from the Spanish-American War and WWII.

Colonial Park Cemetery
The six-acre cemetery in the historic district was established in 1750 and is the final resting place of over 9000 Savannah residents.

The Kehoe House
The historic hotel was first home to Irish immigrant, William Kehoe, who became a successful foundry owner in Savannah.
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