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The best way to see a city as beautiful as Savannah is slowly: on foot, bicycle, horse-drawn carriage, or driving tour. And be sure to grab the Savannah Historic District Illustrated Map as your birds-eye-view navigational guide.
Walking and hybrid tours of the city are a popular choice because they not only give you exercise, but they also give you time to slowly digest the splendor of the houses and mansions, the city squares, and the beautiful landscaping. However many perfer not to walk or are unable to walk so small riding tours are also an excellent option. They give you an incredible view while traveling at a slow pace. Additionaly they can cost less then a walking tour and show you more diverse places, as well as showing you where all the free transit stops are along the way.
Three hybrid tours, two bicycle and one Segway, are great options for seeing more territory with less fatigue than a walking tour. Both stop a lot to see the sights and give the history, but in a more "green" way than motorized vehicles. Savannah Pedicab and Royal Bike Taxi, personable fleets of bicycle rickshaws (or rickshas) with young drivers, is a great way to get to your destination while seeing the sights pass by under the stars. For an alternative to modern transportation, try one of the many horse carriage tours.
There are a myriad of walking tours, many with a theme such as architecture, African-American history, or ghosts.Explore Savannah offers private walking from two hour walking tours to complete day tours customized to your interests of Savannah. No large group of strangers - just you and your guide exploring historic Savannah. Savannah Walks group is also a popular choice to see the city by foot. They offer 3 types of tours including the popular historic homes tour. If these options aren't enough, don't forget the ghost and haunted tours and even the pub crawl tours! Another really popular type of ghost tour is by hearse--yes, you heard that right, Hearse Tours creep their way around the city streets at night.
When your legs get tired, try a river ferry. The Savannah Belles Ferry Fleet runs 7 days a week every 15-20 minutes and best of all, the service is free. A part of this great free system is the DOT shuttle which links with the ferry at certain points. The shuttle runs through the historic district of Savannah. Please note however, that connections sometimes require a fare, visit the site for more details.
Unlimited on/off, self-paced sightseeing and visiting in the historic district is permitted with a ticket on Old Town Trolley tours (the orange trolley buses). For an extended stay in the downtown, a 2-day sightseeing pass is recommended.
Oglethorpe Trolley Tours (the blue trolleys) is the only tour company endorsed by the Historic Savannah Foundation. Oglethorpe Tours offers Historic District trolley tours as well as Haunted trolley tours. Unlimited on / off until 5:30 p.m., later than any other tour company. Two day pass available.
If you would rather tour Savannah on your own, it is a great city to bike around. The streets aren't hilly, the traffic is very aware and bike friendly. Its the perfect way to see historic Savannah - all the squares and river street in a more timely fashion than hopping on and off buses. Plus you can go at your own pace, and you can see and experience more like the narrow alleys that have so many eclectic houses. Savannah does offers citi bike rentals and there are locations at different spots. Or rent a bike from a bike shop. Sekka Bicycles on E. Broughton offers cheap rentals.
Taxi service is also readily available, try A Magikal Taxi or Phillip's Taxicab. You could also try Big Mike's Taxi Service at 912-356-3484. He and his wife run the service with clean, smoke free vans. Or reserve a ride with Yellow Cab online.
Finally, rental cars are an option serviced by most major rent-a-car corporations. But whenever you can, get out on your feet and enjoy Savannah at the pace it was meant to be seen with, a slow one!