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Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

From £36.84 per person

Learn about Southern history by touring a plantation. Dine on classic Savannah fare at a local-favorite restaurant. Admire ornate mansions set against the Georgia marsh. Discover Bonaventure Cemetery to learn more about the lives of notable inhabitants.

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Duration 6 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the lush Isle of Hope and visit Wormsloe Plantation
  • Discover Bonaventure Cemetery
  • Savor sweets from famous Byrd Cookie Company
  • Enjoy the best coastal Southern cuisine
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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.
Includes
  • Mini-Bus Transfers to and from Savannah's Visitors Center
  • Admission into the Georgia State Park Wormsloe Plantation
  • Parking fees at Savannah Visitors Center
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Overall rating

5 /5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Dennis is a fabulous tour guide, so knowledgeable about the history of Savannah. This was my first trip to Savannah and I loved this tour, everything from the cemetery tour to the Wormsloe Plantation and the Byrd Cookie Company was just wonderful! You’ll learn so much history and his tour will encourage you to learn even more about this lovely city.

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9 October 2021

This tour took us to Bonaventure Cemetery first. Spent 1 1/2 - 2 hours walking through the beautiful cemetery and past the plots of some important and interesting Savannahians. Then on to lunch with Miss Erica (Davis Lowcountry) and some fine BBQ, and then on to Wormsloe, another gorgeous site. Finished up with a visit to Byrds cookies (the key lime cookies and the cheddar pecan biscuits are our favorites, but everything there is good!). Our guide was Dennis and he was awesome! Very fun and knowledgeable about the history of Savannah. He talked about the town and history, pointed out historical sites and points of interest along the way. Was one of the first things we did upon arrival to Savannah and so glad we did! Thanks Dennis!

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31 July 2021

Our tour guide Mr. Dennis was the best. He was very informative. He knew his history very well. He was a very kind person. If my husband and I ever take another trip to Savannah I hope we get him again. I recommend him very much. I recommend this tour. You will enjoy it and not regret it.

11 July 2021

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