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“Enjoyed the Pirate and Sorrell-Weed tour” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Old Savannah Tours

Old Savannah Tours
250 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 301 west Liberty St, Savannah, GA (Downtown)
800-517-9007
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Ranked #21 of 166 Activities in Savannah
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Owner description: We Bring Savannah's History To Life. As the oldest and largest Savannah owned and operated company we have been proudly serving visitors to Savannah since 1979. While on our tour you may see re-en-actors of Forrest Gump, Johnny Mercer or even founding father General James Oglethorpe. Come join us and let us Bring History To Life for you.
Huntsville, Alabama
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“Enjoyed the Pirate and Sorrell-Weed tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

However....it wasn't scary, but very informative. If you're looking for scary, choose another. Otherwise, enjoyed the history of the buildings and the tour guides were fun!

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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“Excellent way to see Historic Savannah. The tour guides made it fun and informative. If you go take the tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We took the 90 min nonstop tour/ with on and off boarding all day. This worked out great because you got the history of Savannah plus the interesting places to come back to after the 90min tour. The trolly came by about every 15 min. so you didn't wait very long. I'm diabled and walk with a cane so it was very helpful to not have to walk very far. I tell everyone I know that the Old Savannah Trolly is the best way to see and get around beautiful historic Savannah.

Visited October 2012
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“Transportation, interesting, and fun.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

We had General Jersey for a tour guide. Knew his history and was enjoyable to listen to; he kept invoking and interesting. A pass lasts all day which may or may not be needed since the historic district is a compact area conducive to walking. Take the 90 minute tour as an introduction to the district. Forrest Gump even made an appearance!!

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Wickliffe, Ohio
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“Nice Way to view the City of Savannah”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We went on line to compare the various trolly tours of Savannah prior to our visit there--and when we got there we decided on The Old Savannah Trolly tour first because of the reviews we read on line and then because we got a discount coupon in one of the tour magazines at the Georgia Welcome center. After boarding the trolly we were well pleased with our driver and tour guide--he was very informative about all of the sights and even added alot of his personal opinions about various restauraunts along the way and gave us some advise about things we should be sure to visit when we got off the trolly at various stops. We even had a couple of people board the trolly at various stops that were dressed in period costumes and acted out the part of who they were portraying. Very enjoyable.

Visited October 2012
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“So much depends on your driver/guide”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We had done the Old Savannah Hop-on/off tour on a previous visit in July 2011, so we took them again this trip. Our first driver wore a Union officer uniform and was called 'General Jersey.' He seemed knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. We had a couple of places we wanted to see, so we stepped off at an early stop to tour them. We were told that trolleys ran every 15-20 minutes, so we hoped to catch the General on the next round. As we returned to the pickup point, two Old Savannah trolleys passed us within a three minute period. We know they cannot pick us up anywhere but a trolley stop, but if they had been properly spaced, we would have been at the stop for the second one. Instead, we had to wait for a while for the next one in line. I don't know the next driver's name, but apparently he was in a hurry to finish his route. As we approached most stops, if no one was visibly waiting there, he would ask if anyone wanted off, and if no one said yes, he would skip that stop. His commentary was heavy on which places he liked to eat at, instead of Savannah history. When he did discuss Savannah, his conservative views were evident. He was free to share his opinion on what was wrong with our nation, and his opinion colored his perception of historical facts. This was soon after the election, and it was not hard to tell his political leanings. Next rip we will try a different tour line.

As some one mentioned in another review, Old Savannah does have costumed actors who come aboard the bus, and while they add to the tour, I felt that the pirate was as much a promotion for a business and another Old Savannah tour as he was informative. While their material shows several characters, we saw only the two in my photos.

A couple of other problems with the tour, but these are not limited to Old Savannah. The weather was chilly, so the plastic window covers had been rolled down and fastened. It was a waste of time to try to photograph the attractions since the plastic was warped and cloudy. The second problem is with the placement of the trolley stops. There are sixteen trolley stops, but on the first half of the tour, there are only five stops, and some of them are five or more blocks apart, so if you want to see an attraction such as the Mercer House, you have quite a bit of walking. The other eleven stops are on the second half of the tour, and at least three of them are only a little over a block apart. Will the city not allow them to be spaced more evenly?

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