Savannah
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Our most recommended Savannah Day Trips

Hilton Head Island: Scenic Helicopter Tour

1. Hilton Head Island: Scenic Helicopter Tour

Marvel at breathtaking views only seen by helicopter. Spot a range of wildlife from dolphins and sharks to sea turtles and manta rays. See Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tybee Island, and downtown Savannah by air. Choose between 3 options: Ocean View – 3 minutes Get views of Folly Field Beach and the Port Royal Sound on an 8-mile loop around the northeast corner of the island. This flight is designed as a discovery flight to experience what it is like to fly in a helicopter. Beach Cruiser – 6 minutes Fly right over the sandy shores of Hilton Head. Depart out of the Hilton Head Airport and head east, right down the busiest beaches on the island. This tour offers great views of Folly Field Beach, Broad Creek, Port Royal Sound, and Shelter Cove. Beach Bum – 10 minutes A combination of the Ocean View and Beach Cruiser tours, this tour takes you along the most active stretch of beaches to Coligny Beach, Hilton Head's most popular beach park. Keep an eye out for marine life as you fly low along the beach. As you turn around you will begin to climb high in the sky giving you the best view of the island along with Parris Island and Downtown Savannah.

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Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

2. Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

Your day begins with a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery to learn about the lives of notable inhabitants like Academy Award-winning songwriter Johnny Mercer, Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair, philanthropist Mary Telfair, as well as the tragic tales of poet Conrad Aiken and Gracie Watson. The Cemetery walking tour meanders under moss-draped oaks and along the bluff of the Wilmington River. Bonaventure Cemetery, dating back to 1846, is one of the most beautiful cemeteries. Following the cemetery tour, you will have lunch on your own at Erica Davis Low country restaurant, a local favorite whose owner and family have deep ties in Savannah. Their focus on Coastal Southern Cuisine brings together fresh seafood, barbecue, and southern sides in a menu that embodies the Low country. After lunch, the day continues to Wormsloe Historic site and a drive through the picturesque Isle of Hope Historic District. Your visit to Wormsloe includes a breathtaking drive down the famous live oak tree-lined drive. You will take a short walk to see the Plantation Tabby Ruins that date to the 18th Century and visit the museum of the Georgia State Park Historic Site. After Wormsloe, you will drive down Bluff Dr to view the Intercoastal waterway and the magnificent houses that range in style from Greek Revival to Craftsman Bungalows. After this drive along the bluff, the thought of looking for a Realtor will come to mind. Finally, a stop is scheduled at the Famous Savannah Byrd Cookie Company headquarters for shopping and tastings of Byrd’s Famous Cookies. Key Lime, Bennie Bits and Cheddar Cheese are just of few of the favorites.

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Savannah: Tybee Island Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

3. Savannah: Tybee Island Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

See wild bottlenose dolphins playing in the waves around Tybee Island on this half-day dolphin watching cruise. Head out to the Tybee Island waterways to see scenic wildlife and historic lighthouses. Take the opportunity to chow down on crab, shrimp, and oysters at the Crab Shack on Tybee Island where the Elite Eat in their bare feet. While you dine, take in the spectacular scenery of this local fishing hotspot. Be sure to check out the Alligator Pond which houses over a hundred gators of various sizes. Board the boat for your dolphin cruise through Tybee Island’s waterways in search of local bottlenose dolphins playing in their natural habitat. Your captain points out birdlife and the estuaries and marshes that provide delicious shrimp, fish, and crab. Then, swing by the historic Fort Pulaski and the smallest lighthouse in Georgia. Enjoy a full day at Tybee Island while experiencing all of the best stops along the way.

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Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

4. Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

Cruise through stunning intracoastal waterways from Hilton Head Island to Savannah with this round-trip express ferry ticket. Board from inside the Sea Pines Resort, then travel to the city in a comfortable air-conditioned boat. Sit back and admire the view as you sail through old shipping channels. Enjoy over 4 hour in Savannah to explore the city, before heading back to the ferry. On the return trip, benefit from happy hour pricing on selected drinks.

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Savannah Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt

5. Savannah Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a way to turn Savannah into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Savannah.  Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.   A city where the Southern charm and sweet tea pours out freely. Your Savannah amazing scavenger hunt adventure begins in the heart of the city and takes you among the historic buildings, down to the sights of the riverfront and through the many garden squares. You'll explore a cemetery, visit a cathedral and find other hidden gems of the city.  So get ready to experience a true Southern Belle of a city and discover one of the best things to do in Savannah as you play the game, see the sights and experience Savannah in a whole new way.

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What people are saying about Savannah

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Our visit to Bonaventure Cemetery and Wormsloe Plantation was superb. Our guide was friendly and professional. The history provided made visiting these areas so much more meaningful and enjoyable. It was an informative, beautiful, and meaningful tour. Our stop for lunch was very good while we were given some time on our own before we gathered back together in our comfortable tour bus. I highly recommend this tour!

Dennis was a spectacular guide and driver. You’ll be exceptionally lucky if you get him! There is a little bit of free time to look around at the Wormsloe museum and Byrds cookies, but not at the cemetery or the wormsloe walking your- just in case your looking for that. Definitely would recommend.

Our tour guide, Dennis, was extremely knowledgeable. Got to see some areas of town in addition to the cemetery and plantation. Worth the time and money.

The Ferry was easy to book. Lots of parking. Very friendly and helpful staff. Really enjoyed the scenery in the inner coastal waterway.

The tour was fun, funny and informative. We truly had a wonderful experience.