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Glide through Savannah’s stately streets
Savannah, Georgia, is a city with a storied past. From its foundation as a utopian experiment to its Revolutionary War struggles and Antebellum grandeur, there's a rich mixture of cultural heritage to discover on a bike tour of Savannah. Sights on this city tour will include Savannah's squares, Forsyth Park and its fountain, the main shopping and dining districts, the Savannah River and waterfront, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil sites, Savannah College of Art & Design sites, and museums. Prepare to be spellbound by Savannah's southern charm as you absorb the arresting Victorian and Antebellum architecture of the historic district and ride under the dappled light of Spanish moss-covered oaks.
Established in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe, a British philanthropist, the city was built with wide, tree-lined streets and stately squares. This careful planning gave the city an air of dignity and harmony for the debtors and religious minorities Oglethorpe intended as the inhabitants of this utopian project. You'll visit nine of the 22 impressive squares on this guided tour, learning about how Savannah's profile developed as the city grew under the wealth of cotton plantations in the Antebellum Era.
Your route will then take you to Forsyth Park, initially completed in 1858, today having grown to encompass thirty acres of lush parkland in the heart of the city. Your bike tour will stop at the centerpiece of the park, the iconic Forsyth Fountain that brings a slice of European sophistication to the park, having been modeled on the ornate fountains of Paris. From here, you'll pedal on some of the best areas in the city for dining and shopping, where your guide will share their recommendations, including traditional Southern cooking spots and unique products from local craftspeople.
The bicycle tour rides on to the Savannah River and waterfront, an historically significant trade route that connected Savannah to global markets. Today, you'll pedal past the restored 19th century buildings that have transformed the area into a wonderful waterfront destination for dining and entertainment. Throughout this day tour, your guide will draw your attention to several sites that appear in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Published in 1994 by John Berendt, this true crime account of a murder in Savannah gripped audiences across the globe, introducing them to a cast of colorful characters that called the city home.
Ride on to discover several of the sites that make up the Savannah College of Art & Design. The College is responsible for the restoration and preservation of many historic buildings in the city, repurposing them as classrooms and galleries. The college's presence contributes to the wider thriving artistic community in Savannah that celebrates the creativity of students, professionals and amateurs alike in numerous galleries, markets and workshops throughout the city.
Over the course of this family-friendly day tour, you'll also stop at many museums, galleries and historic homes that are open to public admission. Your guide will acquaint you with the highlights of each, helping you to narrow down those to which you'll return when your day tour is done.
Days Start Finish Daily 12:00 pm ~1:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 2:30 pm ~4:00 pm Daily 9:30 am ~11:00 am
Please arrive 15 mins early, so we can depart for the tour on time!
Rate USD Participant $65
Squares, Forsyth Park, Shopping and dining districts, Savannah River and waterfront, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil sites, Savannah College of Art & Design sites, Museums
- English-speaking local guide
- Bottle of water
Meeting place & directions
Savannah Bike Tours - 502 East Broughton Street - on the NE corner of East Broughton Street and Price Street
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