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Review of Old Savannah Tours

Old Savannah Tours
Ranked #36 of 157 Tours in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always look for these On-Again & Off-Again Tours. This is one of best. Drivers are competent guides. Costumed entertainers hop on at several stops. It’s an itinerary that covers most interesting pars of old city. Highly recommended. By special arrangement we were picked up at our B&B and delivered to Tourist Office to start tour. We hopped off at a location close to the B&B — and walked home, highly satisfied.

Thank Tommy M
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Jim L, General Manager at Old Savannah Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your review, and are glad that you enjoyed hopping on and off the trolley with us while in Savannah. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour guides, and that they were able to provide you with a great experience. We are also pleased to hear that you enjoyed our characters, they really bring Savannah's history to life. We hope that you enjoyed Savannah, and that you will join us again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We do trolley tours frequently when we travel because it gives us a fairly good and quick overview of the area we are visiting. We chose to do a combo tour with Old Savannah Tours because we had members in our group that like the historical and the more "Haunting" side of things. We thought this would be a fun and entertaining experience. Unfortunately it fell short in a number of areas.

The On / Off day tour was enjoyable and informative. Mr. Komedy was our tour guide and driver, and due to his entertaining nature it helped to keep us all engaged in the tour. He did his part in knowing the history of Savannah and answering any questions along the way. He did a great job!

The few characters that we met along the way (they get on the bus and tell you stories about their life) were somewhat mediocre. Some had better stories than others, but overall personally, I would have appreciated the history more than the drama. Some were more difficult to hear and understand than others and we were closer to the front of the bus. (F.Y.I. you will not see Forrest Gump on every ride, so don't expect it). Overall, the on / off tour was good for the purpose it is meant to serve which is getting some history and a better idea of locations and general layout of the city.

On to the Grave Encounters tour........This was very disappointing! It ended up being almost the same identical tour as the day tour with a few small exceptions. I enjoyed the day tour, but not enough to pay for it or see it twice in the same day. If you are selling tours it should be stated clearly that the history and tour locations will be identical to the day tour. I would NOT recommend doing a combo tour unless you require almost identical repetition.

One of the exceptions I mentioned above is the first character we encountered while waiting to start the tour. She appears to be a vagabond women who walks down the sidewalk and gets on the bus to give everyone a warning about what they are getting themselves into. She was AWESOME !!!! She came and left out of no where. She was still walking down the sidewalk when we pulled out. When she got on the bus I thought to myself now this is going to be fun!! I should have stayed in the parking lot with the vagabond lady.

The other exception is the stop at the Sorrel-Weed House. It was not a long stop but it did fit in with the idea of a "grave encounters" tour. This stuck with the theme and was a good fit for what the overall tour should have been focused around. I am pretty sure you can purchase these tickets and tour the house separately.

The rest of the grave encounters tour was VERY UNIMPRESSIVE. For a city that has so much "Haunted history" you would think there would be an unlimited amount of history and information that could be given. You would think that the bus might take you along a different route than the day bus since it is marked as a "Grave Encounters" tour? Nope, that didn't happen.

The tour guide was very mundane. He almost seemed as bored as the rest of us. Again the characters that got on the bus (other than the exception listed above) were all boring. They did attempt to put white makeup on their face to give a ghostly appearance, but overall, not a bit of fright or scare to them. We had our 7 yr. old and 9 yr. old with us and neither one of them were spooked in the least. The history given on the tour and the stops were essentially identical to the daytime on / off tour the only difference being that you can see more of the scenery during the day. I would not recommend doing this tour. It needs a major overhaul and someone with a little more imagination and knowledge to do it.

One last thing. The parking for grave encounters tour can also be confusing. Old Savannah Tours has multiple pick up and drop off locations. If you park in the Visitor Center across the street and down the stairs of the Martin Luther King address and your car is in parking lot after a certain time. You will be ticketed!

Thank Nicole K
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Jim L, General Manager at Old Savannah Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very sorry to hear that your experience with us was less than satisfactory, and that we did not meet your expectations. We always strive to provide our guests with the best touring experience possible, and we are sorry that this was not the case. We would like to apologize for your experience with our tour guide and characters, this is not the quality we want to provide our guests. We are also sorry to hear that the information provided was not what you expected, we try to provide a ghost tour that is both informative and entertaining. On a positive note we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed out daytime tour, and the Sorrel Weed House portion of your tour. If you would please call our office at 912-234-8128, we would like to get some more information from you. We once again apologize for your experience with us, and we hope that you will give us another chance next time you're in Savannah.

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