Hey, you know what Savannah has plenty of? Tours. Carriage Tours, walking tours, hearse tours, haunted tours, pub tours, haunted pub tours, Civil War tours, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil tours.
Hold on, I’m just getting started! Black history tours, Girl Scout tours, dolphin tours, gates and gardens tours, Paula Deen tours. And trolley tours. Lord, are there trolley tours. There are more trolleys than cars in Savannah! THERE ARE MORE TROLLEYS THAN BLADES OF GRASS. Yesterday, I got hit by a trolley on the street and another trolley rushed me to the hospital, which was itself inside a trolley. The Hospital Trolley Tour. It’s awesome, check it out.
So we’ve done a few trolley tours. How could we not? I won’t mention the less impressive ones … the dumpy ones with plastic covering the windows, you know who you are. No, I suppose if you’re in the city and must do a trolley tour, hunt down the Old Town Trolley. Orange and green. A bit more expensive, but worth it.
First off, the trolleys have sparkly clean glass windows; none of this plastic nonsense. Our driver was good, and managed to be interesting and legitimately funny, which is a tough thing to do when your audience includes a cynical jerk who thinks he’s heard it all before (“me”). He got amusingly frustrated once when our trolley was blocked by an SUV trying to parallel park. While he was complaining, all us tourists pressed our faces to the glass to point and laugh at the dumb-parking idiot. Heh, tourists laughing at locals! Eat it!
The tour is llooooong and comprehensive; perfect for people who don’t have all that much time in the city. You can get on and off as often as you want during the day. As I mentioned, at $25 per person, it’s not the cheapest thing in the world, but package tours are available and I think you can usually find a discount.
Book here and receive a discount: Old Trolley Tours
January 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm Comment (1)