The vehicle of choice for the bulk of the tourist masses visiting Savannah, trolley tours allow you to sit back and enjoy the views in reasonable comfort. As in other cities, the guides provide commentary while attempting, with various degrees of success, to navigate the cramped downtown traffic environment.
The main trolley companies in town are:
- Old Savannah Tours (912/234-8128, www.oldsavannahtours.com, basic on-off tour $25 adults, $11 children)
- Old Town Trolleys (800/213-2474, www.trolleytours.com, basic on-off tour $23 adults, $10 children)
- Oglethorpe Trolley Tours (912/233-8380, www.oglethorpetours.com, basic on-off tour $22.50 adults, $10 children)
All embark from the Savannah Visitors Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard about every 20–30 minutes on the same schedule, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Frankly there’s not much difference between them, as they all offer a very similar range of services for similar prices, with most offering pickup at your downtown hotel.
While the common “on-off privileges” allow trolley riders to disembark for awhile and pick up another of the same company’s trolleys at marked stops, be aware there’s no guarantee the next trolley will have enough room to take you onboard. Or the one after that.
© Jim Morekis from Moon Charleston & Savannah, 4th Edition