Classic Savannah Itinerary
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Take a Tour
Get to know Savannah by experiencing a city tour, either on a period-style trolley or with a highly-trained guide. The tours last about two hours and will help your group get better acquainted with Savannah. It will also give your group a sample of the attractions they may want to explore later on their own.
Savannah has several dining establishments to tempt your group’s taste buds. Catch beautiful views from River Street, enjoy the quirky charm of the City Market, or choose one of the many restaurants nestled along the quiet streets of the city’s Historic District.
Visit a Historic Home
Savannah’s past is told in the many house museums and cultural centers that populate the area. Visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, the Owens-Thomas House, generally considered to be the finest example of Regency architecture in America and features one of the few intact slave quarters in America, or the Davenport House, an exceptionally fine example of Federal architecture. As an added activity, have breakfast or a wine & cheese reception in the Davenport House garden!
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Your group covered a lot of ground on their first day and they may want to have a casual bite to eat before retiring for the evening. Savannah’s historic River Street has all types of casual and upscale dining options. Seafood, steaks and light fare can all be found in the restored cotton warehouses that are home to some of Savannah’s favorite restaurants and pubs.
Savannah’s African American Culture
Take your group to Pin Point Heritage Museum for the morning and celebrate the life, work and history of the Gullah/Geechee community that calls Pin Point home. Explore the original oyster factory-turned museum overlooking Moon River.
A Southern Sampler
Savannah loves food, and its hospitality and charm seasons the dishes popular to this region. For lunch on day two, dine at a restaurant that specializes in Southern cuisine to get a sample of good ‘ole home cooking.
Visit the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
After lunch, spend the afternoon touring one of the world’s most powerful museum experiences. See some of the original aircraft artifacts and photos, and hear personal stories of the brave WWII aviators. Enjoy a dinner buffet with 25 or more people at the museum pub for an all-inclusive experience.
Savannah Riverboat Cruise
Explore the Savannah River’s natural beauty on the Savannah Riverboat. This two-hour excursion shows you the city from a unique perspective. You might even spy playful dolphins swimming alongside your boat!
Fantastic Tybee Island
Just 20 minutes from Savannah you’ll find Tybee Island, a uniquely charmed island that offers a change of pace and taste. While there, take your group to the Tybee Light Station. Dating back to 1773, the lighthouse is one of America’s most complete historic light stations. Afterward, take the group to nearby Fort Pulaski National Monument. Built in 1829, the fort, which was under Robert E. Lee’s command, came under a 30-hour siege by Union forces.
There are many unique options for lunch on Tybee, including the island’s famous Crab Shack, where your group can see and feed live alligators and a beautiful bird sanctuary nestled on the marsh with stunning water views.
Take a Dolphin Tour
Before heading back to Savannah, be sure your group experiences dolphins zipping and surfing next to your boat with some of our incredible captains of the sea! Give yourself approximately 90 minutes to fully enjoy and capture the moment on one of these excursions.
Dine with the Pirates
Since 1753, The Pirate's House has welcomed visitors with a bounty of delicious food and drink and rousing good times. Situated a scant block from the Savannah River, The Pirate’s House first opened as an inn for seafarers and fast became a rendezvous for blood-thirsty pirates and sailors from the seven seas.
Your group’s final night in Savannah is sure to be a memorable one as they experience one of the South’s most historic theaters, the Savannah Theatre. From spectacular live musicals to local theatre and special performances, your group will be amazed by the abundance of talent that prevails in this city. Consider this the grand finale of your trip to Savannah!