Tours

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Pre-registration is required for all tours listed. Registration is non-refundable. Cost includes, when applicable, professional tour guide, tasting stops, taxes, and gratuities. First come, first serve.

 

Tuesday, August 9

Savor Savannah Experience (Walking Tour)

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Departs from Hyatt Underpass (River Street)
$75/person

In this walking tour, discover the history and culture of this beautiful city while tasting local specialties, from classic Southern cuisine to rich cultural infusion on Southern fare.  Enjoy a progressive lunch, sampling food at six local restaurants, some off the beaten path and all locally owned.

 

The Lowcountry Experience

1–5 p.m.
Departs from Hyatt Underpass (River Street)
$49/person

Experience the surrounding areas as locals do each day; past the Historic District through the Victoria District and beyond. Visit beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery a former 600 acre rural estate which sits on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway and is now the resting place for Savannah’s famous son, singer songwriter, Johnny Mercer. Participants will then travel past an old fishing village, take back roads with beautiful marsh views, have great picture opportunities in front of a mile long oak lined drive of a former plantation, see elegant homes on “The Bluff” overlooking the waterway, visit The Bethesda Home for Boys one of the oldest boys orphanages in the United States and then end for refreshments and cookie sampling at Byrd Cookie Company, a Savannah favorite since 1924!

 

Historic Savannah Experience

2–4:30 p.m.
Departs from Hyatt Underpass (River Street)
$44/person

Founded in 1733, Savannah’s rich history, unique charm, and stunning beauty continually delight visitors. The tour begins with a trolley ride through historic Savannah, home to stately Southern architecture and distinctive park-like squares. Tour one of Savannah’s Historic House Museums offering a look into the lives of some of the city’s wealthy cotton merchants.

 

A Haunted Experience

9–10:30 p.m.
Departs from Johnson Square, site of the Convention's Welcome Party
$30/person (Walking Tour)
$44/person (Trolley Tour)

Whether you choose to experience Savannah's spooky side by foot or by trolley, this fascinating tour will intrigue you with spellbinding tales of the scandals, cemeteries and spirits of Savannah’s past. Once darkness falls, each square and block of the old city has its own bone chilling story to tell. An experience that will leave you knowing why Savannah has been dubbed one of the most haunted cities in America! If you are brave enough, this exciting tour is not to be missed!

 

Wednesday, August 10

Haunted Pub Crawl

9–11:30 p.m.
$44/person (Walking Crawl) – Departs from Hyatt Underpass
$58/person (Trolley Crawl) – Departs from Westin

Join us by trolley or foot for this fascinating tour with spellbinding tales of the scandals, cemeteries and spirits of Savannah’s past. Once darkness falls, each square and block of the old city has its own bone chilling story to tell. An experience that will leave you knowing why Savannah has been dubbed one of the most haunted cities in America! If you are brave enough, this exciting tour is not to be missed!

This Experience includes stops in two haunted pubs and one beverage at each from a limited menu (menu includes beer, wine and well drinks).

 

Southbound Brewing Tour and Tasting

9–11:30 p.m.
Departs from Westin
$49/person

Launching their first brew in May 2013, Southbound Brewing Company became the first production microbrewery located in Savannah. Guests will enjoy a guided tour of the facility concluded with a tasting of (6) 6oz samples of beer.  Additionally guest will receive a 6 pack of Southbound beer or koozie of their choice.

 

Thursday, August 11

Economic Development Tour: Port of Savannah

2:30–5 p.m.
Departs from Savannah International Convention Center
$45/person

The Port of Savannah – the largest single container terminal in North America – has two railroads, over 9,700 feet of contiguous berth space and it touted the second-busiest U.S. container exporter. On this 90 minute-excursion, you’ll hear a presentation on the Port, learn about its transportation networks and take part in a bus tour of the whole facility. Bus transport will pick up and drop off outside the Savannah International Convention Center.   

 

Friday, August 12

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Tour

2–4:30 p.m.
Departs from Hyatt Underpass (River Street)
$64/person

On January 28, 1942, fifty-three days after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, the 8th Air Force was officially activated in the National Guard Armory on Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia.

In 1983, Major General Lewis E. Lyle, USAF Retired, a B-17 veteran of 70 combat missions during World War II, began planning a museum along with other veterans. The Museum would honor the men and women who helped defeat Nazi aggression by serving in or supporting the greatest air armada the world had ever seen the 8th Air Force. These individuals pledged themselves to honor the courage and commitment of more than 350,000 members of the 8th Air Force. Of this number, 26,000 were killed in action and 28,000 became prisoners of war during World War II.

A highlight of the museum is The B-17 Bomber Airplane one of the two signature aircrafts housed at the museum. Additional museum features include several aircraft display, an airmen memorial, B-17 gunner interactive exhibit, the Combat Gallery and The Mission Experience.

The Group will be picked up and taken to the Mighty Eighth. Upon arrival attendees have the option of enjoying a 2-hour docent lead tour of the museum or time on their own to explore the museum.

 

Tybee Island Experience

2–5 p.m.
Departs from Hyatt Underpass (River Street)
$64/person

Your tour begins with a stop at Tybee Island Light Station, Georgia’s oldest, tallest lighthouse and one of America’s most complete historic light station complexes. Rebuilt several times, the current light station displays its 1916 day mark with 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall).

Our next stop is Fort Pulaski which is located 15 miles east of the Historic District at the mouth of the Savannah River. In April of 1862, Union troops directed rifled cannon fire at Fort Pulaski breaching the southeast angle. This event marked the first significant use of rifle cannons during combat.

The battle surprised military strategists worldwide, signaling the end of masonry fortifications. The park also includes scenic marsh and uplands that support a variety of animal life characteristic of southern barrier islands.

 

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