At Cool Savannah, our guests are our focus – and one of the ways that we provide a top-shelf experience for them is by partnering with the best. For trolley tours of Savannah, we collaborate with Old Town Trolley Tours, the only trolley company endorsed by the Savannah Historic Foundation. This foundation has a mission to “preserve and protect Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education, and community involvement,” so their endorsement is high praise, indeed.
Old Town Trolley Tours actually began in Key West, Florida in the early 1970s. Increasing numbers of people had wanted to learn more about the colorful history of Key West, and so Old Town Trolley Tours was formed.
The founders of the company traveled the country, touring other cities with incredible architecture and compelling history, and they ultimately decided to provide tours in six more cities, including historic Savannah. Their mission has always been the same: to help visitors to see the best first. Their tours combine “history, fun facts, colorful anecdotes, and outstanding service to provide their guests with a memorable vacation experience.”
Trolley Tour of Savannah Options
Four different historic Savannah trolley tours are available:
- Hop On Hop Off Savannah Trolley Tour
- 90-minute Savannah Trolley Tour
- Savannah Sightseeing Tour: Paula Deen
- Haunted Savannah: Ghosts and Graveyards
Cool Savannah Wins Coveted Award
More than 200 vendors sell tickets for Old Town Trolley Tours – and we’re happy to announce that, for the second year in a row, Cool Savannah Tours and Gifts has booked the most tours with them. We highlight these tours to our guests because Old Town Trolley provides top quality tours, just what Cool Savannah promises to all who visit our location.
More Information about On/Off Trolley Tours of Savannah
Tour conductors at Old Town Trolley Tours receive intensive training, lasting several weeks, to provide guests with the best experience possible. The on-off tour takes 90 minutes for a complete loop, covering nine miles in the historic district, plus the colonial and Victorian districts. But, you can get off the trolley as many times as you’d like that day at designated stops, taking in sites at your leisure. The tour is narrated by expert guides, with 15 designated stops along the way. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are permitted on the trolley.
Here are two tips. First, consider riding the entire route on the trolley, start to finish. Then, when you get back to the starting point, ride the trolley again, hopping off at sites that you want to explore in more depth. Trolleys stop by every 20 minutes, more frequently than with any other trolley company, which means you can conveniently hop right back on.
Tip number two is to pair a walking tour of Savannah with your trolley tour – and you can find more information about your options here. Here are highlights:
- Walking tours give you even more opportunities to see sites, up close and personal, and provide you a chance to engage in more depth conversations with your tour guide.
- Cool Savannah offers several walking tours of Savannah, each with a unique twist:
- We also offer private walking tours of Savannah!
When you purchase any of our walking tours, you get 10% off in-store merchandise at our Cool Savannah Gift Shop during your stay in historic Savannah. And, when you’re creating a combo tour – a walking tour in combination with the on/off trolley tour of Savannah – you can use the promo code save15 to save 15% on the Hop On / Hop Off trolley tour. Please note that, although the trolley tour is good for any date, when you purchase a walking tour of Savannah, it is date and time specific.