Thursday Afternoon Pre-planned Tours
All paid tours require registration by April 3.
Trolley Tour of Historic Savannah
Whether your first, or 100th time to Savannah, visiting this warm and inviting city never gets old. Savannah’s cordiality and hospitality keep you coming back for more. So, allow us to treat you to an afternoon of getting to know Ms. Savannah just a bit more, as you become an insider on her illustrious and compelling past. Our afternoon begins with a riding tour of the historic district with an entrance to to Poetter Hall, the first headquarters of the Savannah College of Art and Design which houses SCADstory, an immersive, 4D experience that shares the story of the school's founding. We conclude with a special visit to the private home of Ms. Marcia Thompson, the granddaughter of Mrs. Sema Wilkes, the first lady of southern cooking. Frosty cold mint juleps await as you socialize with new and old friends all the while learning of the indelible mark the Thompson Family has left on the city of Savannah.
Deadline: April 3
Low Country Tour
Experience the truly unique and exquisite allure of the low country, which so many tourists miss when visiting Savannah. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Georgia's marshes and waterways as we head to our first destination, the Pinpoint Heritage Museum, located in the old A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory, is your chance to experience the Gullah/Geechee culture first-hand. For nearly 100 years, the community of Pinpoint was quietly isolated on the banks of the Moon River just south of Savannah. Now, you can explore the refurbished museum complex and experience multimedia presentations, exciting exhibits and unparalleled views of the marsh! We are then off to Bonaventure, the iconic cemetery that served as inspiration for the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Though not Savannah’s oldest cemetery, Bonaventure is certainly its most famous and hauntingly beautiful. Quintessentially Southern Gothic, it has captured the imaginations of writers, poets, naturalists, photographers and filmmakers for more than 150 years. Part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden, Bonaventure transcends time.
Deadline: April 3
African American Heritage Walking Tour
Walking tour with Underground Tours of Savannah, a cultural heritage organization who celebrate the African American journey from slavery to freedom in Savannah, Georgia through walking tours focused on education, preservation, healing, and reconciliation. This homage tour will be led by Owner and Master Storyteller Patt Gunn, a 2019 'TEDx TALK presenter known for inspiring stories of African American journeys and emphasizing the importance of truth-speaking, healing, reconciliation and repair. The tour “Slaves in the City” will journey through the sacred places and spaces of the Enslaved Africans who dwelled on the coast of Georgia during the Antebellum era (circa 1748-1864) in Savannah, Georgia—the 3rd largest 'Port of Entry' city for Slavery in the United States. The tour includes entrance to the Savannah Gallery on Slavery & Healing, which houses a historical photographic exhibit entitled Gone So Long - The Journey from Slavery to Freedom in Savannah.
Deadline: April 3
Join the Daily Tour of Savannah College of Art and Design
Staff led tour of Savannah College of Art and Design, not exclusive to our group so potentially alongside prospective students. The tours gives an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers.
Maximum: Up to SCAD tour program
Private Walking Tours of Savannah: “Tell us what you are interested in and we will customize a tour to your tastes.”
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters: “Along with its adjacent gardens, carriage house, and slave quarters, allows visitors to explore the complicated relationships between the most and least powerful people in the city of Savannah in the early 19th century.”
Jepson Center: “Links the history preserved by the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Telfair Academy to the future of art and architecture
Telfair Academy: “Contains three nineteenth-century period rooms and houses nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European art from the museum’s permanent collection including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative arts.”
First African Baptist Church: “The Oldest Black Church In North America” and a National Historic Landmark registered with the National Register of Historic Places. Tours daily.
City Market: The historic home to some of the Historic District’s most popular restaurants, art galleries and other shops. A destination for entertainment, dining, art and retail in downtown Savannah.
Segway of Savannah/Savannah Glides: See beautiful Savannah on a Segway!
Savannah Riverboat Cruises: An afternoon narrated harbor sightseeing cruise