It can be hard to get beneath the surface of Savannah with merely a guidebook and some historical markers. Luckily, there's plenty of travelers in the same situation, and plenty of tour companies ready to take them onboard or on foot, to delve deeper into the historic heart of the city. And with so many to choose from, Savannah tours really let you dig in to the aspects of the city that fascinate you most: nature, architecture and more than a few ghosts. A ramble around a Savannah historic home is a must, but if you want to truly appreciate the architecture and antiques, take a tour. Historic home tours educate visitors on the lives of individual families and the stories of select homes, while painting a picture of Savannah through the times. The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and the Andrew Low House offer fascinating tours, while the sordid and lavish past of the Mercer Williams House Museum is a must for any lover of literature. Of course, Savannah has its fair share of history, and some of it seems destined to linger. Watch history literally come alive on a ghost tour. Savannah ghost tours take you through cemeteries and haunted hot spots. Most are evening walks through the Historic District, but one company goes the extra mile—in a hearse, that is. Hearse Ghost Tours chauffeurs visitors around ghostly landmarks in a real hearse. You can also experience the spooks without tromping around town, with a tour of the Sorrel-Weed House, the famed haunted mansion. Specialty tours abound in Savannah, and you shouldn't miss the chance to learn more about your favorite niche category. Nature lovers will adore being taken through Savannah's gardens by GreenFeet Walkabout Tours, and film hounds will go shutter-crazy for the cinematic landmarks visited on Savannah Movie Tours. The Savannah Walks offers walking tours "for the educated traveler," and Sea Kayak Georgia gets the athletic and outdoorsy a'rowing. Meanwhile, Oglethorpe Trolley Tours' exploration of the Savannah's squares tickles lovers of the city itself. Most of Savannah's tours, especially in the Historic District, take the form of walking tours. Disabled travelers, or those just looking to rest their tired feet, don't have to miss out though—many Savannah tours do all the moving for. Old Town Trolley Tours take you around Savannah in style, while Savannah Riverboat Cruises glide you down the scenic Savannah River. So sit back and soak it all in.
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