Since Em & I only really had one full day to spend in Savannah I wanted to make sure that we took a tour that would give us the best overview of the city, be entertaining, and allow us to see historical Savannah.
There are lots of trolley tours in the area, but what is the fun of that? I’ve been riding in a car for hours and hours the last thing I want to do is ride in a trolley. A quick search on tripadvisor.com and I found my answer; Savannah Dan Walking Tours. Great reviews and had everything I was looking for. While I was making my reservation I was asked if I would be bringing a dog with me because Savannah Dan tours are dog friendly. Made me really wish we had brought BB with us, I miss him something awful when I travel 🙁
Anywho, we arrived in Johnson Square at the appointed time and met Dan. He’s a cordial and dapper 6’5″ gentleman in a seer sucker suit and a bow tie. As he welcomed us to Savannah I just knew we were in for a great time.
There was just a small group of us. A family from Alabama or Arkansas (pretty sure it was an “A” southern state) with two small children (maybe 8 & 5) and a couple from Florida. The family had pulled the girls out of school to travel and I say CONGRATS to those parents for giving their kids the opportunity to see history up close and personal. We used to do the same thing. Now I just homeschool Em so we can travel more 😉
Dan walks you through the streets of Savannah stopping along the way to share bits & pieces of history. Engaging and entertaining at the same time he seems to bring history alive. You walk through seven of the city squares and hear stories about their background; how they got their name, who the monuments depicts, why and more.
Along the way you pass churches, houses, and a cemetery and learn all sorts of interesting details like how the military used the cemetery as a base camp or how tall the crosses are on top of a church. You’ll also learn why Savannah is considered one of the most haunted places in the U.S. (next time we are taking a ghost tour)
If you are/were a Girl Scout you will be thrilled to know that the tour goes right by Juliet Low’s house as Dan shares how Girl Scouts were started. The best part….COOKIES!!! Yes, that’s right, Dan told us there were Girl Scout cookies available at the gift shop and let us stop to buy some. Awesome!!! The other members of our group were conservative and bought one box each. We bought three…I wasn’t holding back.
Overall this was a fabulous experience and one that I would highly recommend. The small children on our tour seem to be enjoying it and Em, who was worried about being bored, asked when we could come back to Savannah and take the tour again. <<—-high praise indeed.
Tours are only $15/pp and are offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (during the summer there is only the 10 a.m. tour)
Visit Savannah Dan at SavannahDan.com to learn more.
disclaimer: this is NOT a sponsored post. i did not receive complimentary passes or compensation for the review. the tour was paid for by me. all thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own and may not reflect your experience. 😉