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.
- 2,820 Ratings
Our tour guide Chuck was very informative and kept us all engaged with interesting facts about the city. Any questions we had he answered to the best of his knowledge.
Chuck, our tour guide was fun and knew his stuff. Great introduction for our first trip to Savannah.
Joe was a friendly, knowledgeable and engaging local guide on our delightful walking tour of Savannah!
Entertaining tour guide, but a few of the facts were different than another tour I did, so I don't know how much of it was accurate.
Over all it was great. We went with ourselves and three kids. We all liked it. The language was a little colourful (damm, hell) for our kids. Other than that - great!
Loved all the assists sent on line however after noticing there was nothing mentioned about group size I was fearing what happened - 26 participants!!!!! From a business point of view tips would probably be bigger if the group was smaller - greater satisfaction both for the tour guide/proprietor as well as the tourist. When talking to that large a group Joe, who did a marvellous job, was forced to turn his head from side to side - comprehension was greatly reduced. His technique was the only one possible and intelligently used - tourists certainly could not hear everything.
Touring Savannah with Joe was a fantastic experience. He is the perfect blend of historian, humorist and knowledgeable tour guide. This was one of the best walks we have ever taken.
I enjoyed the tour and the jokes and puns from the tour guide. I thought that he made a lot of grammar mistakes which made it difficult for me to take him seriously.
Great tour! Really enjoyed. Tour guide Joe was funny entertaining and informative. However when I asked him about monuments or squares dedicated to the African Americans who helped develop Savannah and had to undergo harsh lives, he said there was no such structure. I was surprised but later found the African American Families Monument
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!