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Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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icon2 to 8 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Savannah on this 90 minute, historic Trolley Tour. With this ticket, you can see over 100 points of interest plus enjoy stops at City Market and River Street with time to explore.
  • Historic trolley tour
  • See the most popular sights in Savannah
  • See and visit Davenport House, Forsyth Park, world famous River Street, City Market, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, and more
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Tour does not operate on St. Patrick's Day (March 17)
301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd , 301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
Discover all of Savannah's most interesting sights on this Historic Trolley Tour.

As you drive through the town's stately mansions and hanging Spanish moss, experience the magic that was the inspiration for John Berendt's novel 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil'. As you ride the trolley, hear how British General James Edward Oglethorpe established Georgia's First City atop a natural bluff on the Savannah River. Learn the history, legend and lore which has shaped Savannah into a place known both as one of the most romantic and most haunted cities in America.

See Davenport House, Forsyth Park, the world-famous River Street, City Market, Pirates House, and Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, plus more.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Savannah Visitors Center
Tourist information center
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace
Juliette Gordon Low Historic District consists of three buildings—the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace also known as "Wayne-Gordon House", First Girl Scout Headquarters which was the carriage house for the Andrew Low House, converted for use by the Girl Scouts in May–June 1912, and the Andrew Low House, is a site in Savannah, Georgia significant for its association with Juliette Gordon Low and the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Pass By:  
Mercer Williams House Museum
Mercer House, now called the Mercer Williams House Museum, is located at 429 Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia.[3] Completed in 1868, it stands at the southwestern corner of Monterey Square. The house was the scene of the 1981 shooting death of Danny Hansford by the home's owner Jim Williams, a story that is retold in the 1994 John Berendt book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Stop At:  
Forsyth Park
Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. Known for it's famous beautiful Forsyth Fountain.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Massie Heritage Center
Kid-friendly exhibits highlighting Savannah's architecture, public education system & culture.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Colonial Park Cemetery
Colonial Park Cemetery is a historic cemetery located in downtown Savannah, Georgia. It became a city park in 1896, 43 years after burials in the cemetery ceased. The cemetery was established in 1750, when Savannah was the capital of the British Province of Georgia, last of the Thirteen Colonies.
Stop At:  
Columbia Square
Bordered by historic homes, this compact green space has a central fountain & mature live oak trees.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist is a Roman Catholic cathedral and minor basilica on Lafayette Square. It is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
City Market
Four block open-air market since the 1700s with shopping, dining & artworks in restored warehouses. (30 minute stop)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The Waving Girl Statue
Florence Martus (1868-1943) is remembered by this statue showing her greeting ships as they came in and waving to them.
Stop At:  
Madison Square
Charming plaza with nearby historic homes & a monument to Revolutionary War Sgt. William Jasper.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Davenport House Museum
The Isaiah Davenport house is a historic home in Savannah, Georgia, United States, built in 1820. It has been operated as a historic house museum by the Historic Savannah Foundation since 1963. The house is located at 324 East State Street, on the northwest corner of Columbia Square.
Stop At:  
River Street Market Place
Trendy covered marketplace with a variety of cafes/bars & kiosks selling gifts, candy, jewelry & more. (20 minute stop)
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ellis Square
Urban square with fountains of shooting water for kids, picnic tables & a life-sized chess set.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Telfair Museums Jepson Center
Telfair Museums, in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, was the first public art museum in the Southern United States.
Pass By:  
Andrew Low House
Juliette Gordon Low Historic District consists of three buildings—the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace also known as "Wayne-Gordon House", First Girl Scout Headquarters which was the carriage house for the Andrew Low House, converted for use by the Girl Scouts in May–June 1912, and the Andrew Low House, is a site in Savannah, Georgia significant for its association with Juliette Gordon Low and the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Stop At:  
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum features nine galleries of ship models, maritime paintings, and artifacts. The vast majority of ship models were commissioned by the Museum to interpret Savannah's rich maritime history. The museum is housed within a National Historic Landmark built in 1819 for William Scarbrough, the principal owner of the Steamship Savannah (the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Standard-sized wheelchairs can be accommodated on this tour, please contact the local operation to request a wheelchair-accessible trolley. We request 24-hour advance notice
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • If your wheelchair is collapsible and the guest utilizing it is ambulatory and able to use any of the seats provided on the tour vehicle, the wheelchair can be collapsed and stored on the tour vehicle and the guest and their party may make full use of the on/off privileges. Please make our CASTmembers aware of this fact if you intend to make use of the tour in this manner.
  • Emotional Support Animals are NOT allowed on the Tour and pets are not allowed on the tour
  • 2-Day ticket must be used on consecutive days
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How long is one full rotation on the Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour?
A:The Old Town Trolley Tour is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes if you ride the tour all the way around without getting off and on.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are the Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour drivers knowledgeable about Savannah?
A:Yes, Our friendly conductors narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. It will be our pleasure to guide you through “Georgia’s First City” on one of our orange and green trolleys.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour narrated?
A:Yes, the drivers tell you about the rich history of Savannah, from the founding of the colony, the Civil War history, to the many movies and TV shows that have been filmed here.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are food and drinks allowed on the Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour?
A:Yes, food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are pets allowed on the Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour?
A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companion animals, and service animals in training are not permitted.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are the Savannah Sightseeing Trolleys handicap accessible?
A:A certain number of our trolleys are equipped with hydraulic wheelchair lifts. If you require accommodations, please notate in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout so we can assist.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are the Savannah Sightseeing Trolleys enclosed?
A:All of the trolleys are open-air for most of the year. The trolley windows can be shut in cold or rainy weather.
Mar 2021
Q:
What if there is bad weather on the day of my Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour?
A:We operate our tours rain or shine, hot or cold, year-round.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are the Savannah Sightseeing Trolleys heated in the winter?
A:Yes. During the wintertime, we use heated trolleys that are glass-enclosed specifically for the colder weather.
Mar 2021
Q:
How many stops are there on the Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour?
A:There are 15 stops on the tour, which are conveniently located at or near all the major points of interest.
Mar 2021
Q:
How many times can I go around the Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour loop?
A:You may ride the Old Town Trolley Tour around as many times as you wish. However, we recommend that you get off and on as you go. Many of the attractions get increasingly busy later in the day so it’s often best to explore as you go.
Mar 2021
Q:
How often do trolleys come to each stop on the Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour?
A:Trolleys run on a 20-minute schedule. This means there will be a new trolley by each stop approximately every 20 minutes – more frequently than any other company.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring my stroller on board the Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour?
A:Yes, we can accommodate strollers but they must be collapsible and will be stored up front with the conductor. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.
Mar 2021
Q:
What are the operating hours for the Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour?
A:The historical tours run daily from 9:00am to 5:00 pm from August – March and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm from April to June, with tours starting approximately every 20 minutes.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Truth be told, unless you have young children or a physical issue you are quicker to simply walk." See review
  • "We take this tour usually everywhere we travel, it’s a great way to see everything first, then decide what’s most important to you to explore some more." See review
  • "I recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about Savannah through lighthearted dialogues." See review

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2,584 Reviews

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star-5
Convenient and Educational
Paula_M
, May 2022
Convenient and all our drivers were educational and entertaining. The tour of julia Lowe’s home, founder of the Girl Scouts of America, Stop 15, was very inspirational.
star-5
love the tour!!!
Robin_I
, May 2022
most drivers were excellent! LOVED Cindy and her stories and southern accent/ Savannah born y'all!!!
star-5
Tour guide was...
Joseph_V
, May 2022
Tour guide was knowledgeable and added some humor to the tour.pointed out several good places to eat which we did dine at and enjoyed
star-4
Good for Basic Orientation
Kathleen_D
, May 2022
A good overview, but it moved way too fast and basically only covered a few city blocks. Not as good as other Hop On Hop Off tours we've done and the trolley was not the most comfortable.
star-5
Great drivers! Great way...
William_G
, May 2022
Great drivers! Great way to see Savannah’s historic district and waterfront! Very easy way to sightsee!
star-5
Great for seeing all the sites!
Tina_G
, May 2022
Great for seeing all the sites! Nice ride, great narration, and wonderful experience. Thanks so much!
star-5
The Way To See The City
Lyndel_V
, May 2022
We loved the convenience of getting on and off the trolly. We had a few guides but Cindy was by far the best! Your guides should share about the Haitian Soldier Monument in Franklin Square. Some overlooked that.
star-5
Great experience
Pat_K
, May 2022
Justice was great! We thoroughly enjoyed the trolley tour. She was such a pleasure and shared a lot of knowledge with us. Would highly recommend
star-4
Hopping in Savanna
donna_l
, May 2022
We learned so much history about Savannah.The 22 town squares are quite unique. St. John the Baptist Basilica is a jewel, not to be missed We hopped off 3 times and enjoyed each tour guides perspective. Several people had to wait for the next bus to have a seat towards the end on the tour.
star-1
Everyone was very nice...
Amy_D
, May 2022
Everyone was very nice and helpful. Good personalities. They made it fun. Gave recommendations for places to check out.
star-5
Icy Is Awesome!
Christina_D
, May 2022
Icy, our driver and tour guide was friendly, informative, and overall fun. She told us, at the end of our trip, that she was new. Wouldn’t have known! She was a PRO!
star-5
Fun in Savannah
Karen_L
, May 2022
Justice, Pops and Richard were informative and entertaining. All drivers were professional and handled the trolleys well through the narrow streets. Good way to see the city.
star-5
Perfect Day in Savannah
Bob_M
, May 2022
Savannah is a beautiful city with lots of history, amazing architecture ad interesting places to eat. The tour was great and well worth the time and money.
star-5
Hop on Off Trolley
KAREN_T
, May 2022
Great way to hear the history and sights to see in Savannah. Had a great time. Had a two day pass which was perfect.
star-5
Cynthanea Ricks!
Angela_S
, May 2022
Cynthanea was awesome. We jumped in with4 different drivers and she exceeded them all. She made us feel like we were just having a friendly chat. The others didn’t give us near the details and personal insight like she did.
star-5
Only way to go
Joyce_H
, May 2022
Saves a lot of walking. Stops at all important locations. Get off, visit your location and hop back on.
star-5
A stress free way to see the sights
Pam_K
, May 2022
We rode with JV, Teresa and Steve. They all did a great job and we learned new details on the tour from each of them which made it even more interesting. Would recommend to anyone. We parked at the visitor center, jumped on a trolley at 9 am, and were able to explore different parts of the city and then be brought back to our car at the visitor center at 5 pm. So convenient and stress free. Loved learning more about Savannah.
star-5
Excellent
Lena_L
, May 2022
Beautiful city. This was a nice relaxing way to see it. All the drivers were wonderful and knowledgeable
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Hop on Off
robin_b
, May 2022
The guides were very good! Enjoyed the “behind the scenes” stories. Rode the entire route then hopped off. Ended up walking around and didn’t get back on. Faster to walk than ride!
star-4
We enjoyed the ride!
Douglas_F
, May 2022
We enjoyed the tours. You'll likely enjoy the overview of the city and its history. It was a bit puzzling that we were told we'd have to disembark at one stop and get on a different bus, but then, thankfully, we ended up not having to. That said, we understand drivers need breaks!

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