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You are invited to walk with me as I use Savannah's architectural history as a visual aid to tell the history of Savannah's innovative city plan, icredible mix of architectural styles, and generations of diverse people who have created America's...more
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My husband and I very much enjoyed Dirk's tour in downtown Savannah. It was a great mix of history and architecture. Even though I grew up in Savannah, I certainly learned a lot. The tour doesn't cover a terribly large area, leaving room to delve...More
Dirk was recommended to us by a friend. It was our first visit to Savannah. All I can say is we learned more in the two hours with him than any other tour. No hokie ghost stories or people talking like Boss Hog (saw that...More
There is a tendency to look at a building and think that’s pretty, and then keep walking
If you do that in Savannah, you are missing everything about the city that is worth knowing. Thankfully, we took this great walking tour about the architecture of...More
Dirk knows his stuff but the whole tour was only 5 or 6 blocks because we stopped and talked about all the nitty gritty - for example 10 minutes on the (beautiful) drain pipes - 2 minutes would have been plenty. Also, felt like he...More
We learned so much about Savannah history and the types of architecture around the city. Dirk shared so much information it makes you want to learn more! He had really interesting stories about the history of some of the residents in Savannah. We thoroughly enjoyed...More
I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from an architectural tour, but this one combined interesting facts with a ton of Savannah history. This was a 2 hour tour that went a bit over and I wasn't bored for a moment. Dick knows his history...More
We took the architectural walking tour with our guide Dirk of Savannah Rambles. Dirk is very knowledgeable of architecture by having worked in the business and on several projects restoring Savannah landmarks. Dirk is also very knowledgeable about history and he blends the two together...More
My sister and I took Dirk's tour yesterday morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. We learned about the history of Savannah, the formation of the squares and the people of Savannah who have been instrumental in preserving their city. Facts about the architecture of some buildings...More
Response from PardonMeBoy | Reviewed this property |
You can book through the web, as listed on TA, but since we decided that morning, I simply texted the listed phone number and Dirk responded back in seconds. I don't remember the cost but we paid at the end and included a... More
You can book through the web, as listed on TA, but since we decided that morning, I simply texted the listed phone number and Dirk responded back in seconds. I don't remember the cost but we paid at the end and included a nice tip.
Response from Kinlaw815 | Property representative |
Since this is a private tour, I can indeed move the tour to 10:00 am in this particular instance. I will go into my calendar within the next hour and alter the tour description so that you can purchase the tickets... More
Since this is a private tour, I can indeed move the tour to 10:00 am in this particular instance. I will go into my calendar within the next hour and alter the tour description so that you can purchase the tickets. Thank you for your interest in Savannah Rambles!
Response from Kinlaw815 | Property representative |
You must realize that Savannah has over 1800 historic structures within the 2.2 square miles of the National Landmark District (1 of 12 historic districts). These sites illustrate the city development from 1733 to the... More
You must realize that Savannah has over 1800 historic structures within the 2.2 square miles of the National Landmark District (1 of 12 historic districts). These sites illustrate the city development from 1733 to the present and are regarded as the most eclectic collection of architecture in the country. No single tour can show you everything in just 2 hours. Yes, you will see and talk about over twice as many buildings on the 5 hour tour and still not cover everything - Savannah really does have that much to see. A "private" tour is limited to only your party, otherwise, there may be up to 12 people on the tour- this is a voluntary limit set by me in order to enhance the customer's experience in these small scale neighborhoods. 30 people is the legal limit set by the city. I hope this helps and feel free to ask more questions.
Our family just returned from our first trip to Savannah and I know how other trip reports helped me...so hopefully I can also help someone. We only had two days because Monday...our third day we were touring SCAD for my daughter (the main reason for our visit). Saturday we arrived late morning....caught a quick lunch and headed to the riverfront area to walk around. We had a walking tour with Savannah Rambles at 3:00. Dirk was great--very informative and gave us a great introduction to the...More
October 09, 2012|
So glad you had a nice visit. Thanks for posting a trip report.
Which walking tour should I take? (7 Replies)
I will be taking a riding tour of Savannah one the first day I am there with Old Savannah Tours of the HD and it says "other neighborhoods", I checked and they do not stop anywhere except to offer a break. I think that a walking tour would also offer a lot of opportunities to take pictures and ask questions. I am thinking that a walking tour on day two might be good as well. I have seen reviews for Savannah Rambles and Savannah Dan. Can anyone give any first hand information of either of...More
September 18, 2014|
For me, without a doubt Dirk of Savannah Rambles. I take tours in every city I visit and he is by far the best guide I've ever had. One thing I like best about him is the lack of gimmicks. This man knows the city and IMO no one knows it better, but there's no seersucker, bowler hat, hoop skirt, etc. No costume but just a great guide. Years ago he worked for the historical/ preservation agency and he created the first preservation tour of the city as part of the big garden tour festival....More
Calling onemoreroad... (3 Replies)
Made it back and wanted to thank you for all the great tips...especially Dirk with Savannah Rambles. We loved our place on Tybee...on a tidal creek and marsh. Lots of birds...eagles, egrets, herons, kingfishers, and a family of raccoons for entertainment. Loved Mrs. Wilkes, Pink House, Vic's, and Sundae Cafe in Tybee. I mentioned you in a previous post below...."need your ideas." We want to go back for a visit already!
October 29, 2016|
Not onemoreroad but glad you had a good trip. Next time include some time along the GA coast and visit St. Simons island, Jekyll Island and Cumberland island national park.