Historic Savannah Walking Tour
Walk along the historic streets of Downtown Savannah, and immerse yourself in the romance of the city and its majestic Live Oaks.
What You Will Do
- Gain an in-depth knowledge of Savannah’s history dating back to the Colonial times
- Take in the architecture and design of the iconic city squares
- Get great photo opportunities of the city's unique flora and fauna, including the Spanish moss of the Live Oaks
- Historic Savannah walking tour with guide
This tour is handicap accessible and animal friendly. Please plan on arriving 5-10 minutes early for the tour, and leave extra time for parking.
- 2,670 Ratings
There was a lot more history than I was expecting, but the guide was great and kept it interesting.
Very informative, a lot of good and interesting information.
The guide was very entertaining and very knowledgeable. We learned quite a bit on the history of Savannah. I would recommend this walking tour.
It was a good tour but could have moved faster and see more sites.
We absolutely enjoyed our Historic Savannah Tour. Cal was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. History can be dry but he presented all the information in an entertaining manner. The time passed so quickly and this was one of our favorite tours!
Our party and others stood around the square and waited...and waited...and waited. We watched as others were taken on their individual (paid) tours while we waited for our free tour to begin. After about 15 or 20 minutes, we decided to create our own tour. The very next day I received an email AND a voice mail from a man apologizing about the mix up - seems there was a glitch in the communication channels that day - so a refund was issued. While I know we would have learned a great deal more had we gone on the guided tour, I was still very surprised by the level of customer service we received and I can accept an apology. While we didn't get the tour we planned for, we did get a great day with lifelong friends, an apology, and a refund! Can't ask for much more than that.
Tour guide really seemed to know a lot of history and kept the information entertaining. Hour and a half flew by.
Chuck was an excellent tour guide. We loved learning about Savannah and we would definitely recommend the Historic Savannah Tour to our friends and families when they come to town!
Did a nice job, but nothing too special.
We booked the tour for our first day in Savannah and it was the perfect way to start our visit. Joe provided a great overview of the history and context of the city which gave us a better understanding and introduced us to parts of the city we might have missed. He was so delightful that we ended up giving him a larger tip than we had originally planned. I would recommend this tour to any one visiting Savannah.
Great tour! Lots of information with a wonderful sense of humor.
Joe did a great job. Very pleased overall.
Our tour guide Ed was pleasant, knowledgable, and we appreciated his humor. The tour didn’t really stand out and we wouldn’t enthusiastically recommend this tour to others, but it is a good fit for someone on a budget.
Little bit too scripted... perhaps the big size of the group influenced this perspective.
The guide was fantastic! Didn't need any fancy technology to make us aware of the history of the city in less than 2 hours. Saw most public squares in the centre of town and learnt about their history, the people and places of Savannah. I wish we walked along the riverfront as well, however. Would love to learn more about the economy and tourism side of the city.
Very enjoyable.....but we returned to exact same spots that we had already visited unfortunately. Pleasant guide......could have been a bit more informative but all in all our group had a good time! Thanks
Ed was very friendly, knowledgeable, and had my kind of dry sense of humor. It was a very nice day for a walking tour. Learned a lot of the historical origins, plans, and construction of the city. Plenty of local legend/lore as well. We’ve done these tours in other cities and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend.
The gentleman giving the tour was very informative and did a great job
Chuck was very informative & personable . We learned a lot of history and folklore ! Chuck enjoys what he does!
What a great tour! I learned a lot about Savannah, and that's after having been on a number of trolley tours. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told good stories. There is a lot of standing and if it's hot, make sure you bring a bottle of water.
Engaging guide who added all kinds of interesting tidbits about the sites. My whole family loved it!
Great and knowledgeable tour guide. A lot of fun, and a great way to explore Savannah.
It was mentioned about visiting the synagogue but it was never pointed out. We went and found it on our own.
We covered very little of the city and the information was narrow in scope. Would have liked to hear more about Savannah’s architecture, racial climate, history into 20th century. Group was very large so it was often hard to hear Joe this also slowed down the pace, especially when a large group went for coffee.
Joe was so knowledgeable! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour!
Our guide is a very nice man, but we would have enjoyed a little more humor and interaction.
Very knowledgable guide but which we could have seen more than squares.
joe was fantastic! good sense of the history and was able to read the crowd. thank you!
Joe was a very entertaining guide with I think his own take on history. I enjoyed his stories of childhood in Savannah. We enjoyed the walk through the squares. His food recommendations were spot on and I am grateful for them.
The tour was very good...we enjoyed it very much. My feedback: 1) I wanted more information about the wide range of architecture around us, 2) Some of the stories told were a little confusing...maybe if the stories were shorter and the actual history was told it would be better. 3) I really liked that the guide was on time and pro-active in meeting the tour members.