Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Where does the walking tour begin and end?
Answer: The walking tour begins on Johnson Square and ends at Forsyth Park.
Question: Is this a ghost tour?
Answer: No, however I do reveal some folklore regarding ghost stories.
Question: Can I bring an alcoholic drink on the tour?
Answer: Yes! Savannah is only one of two cities that allows public drinking as you stroll the streets. The other city is New Orleans.
Question: I've never been on a walking tour before, what can I expect? When it comes to "things-to-do in Savannah" it seems to be very popular in the evening. How do I choose between all the different tours?
Answer: The largest tours are the tour trolleys. They offer a break for those who have children who would not want to walk extensively. Children can easily grow restless on a walking tour. A bus makes it more interesting to them, however, the tour itself becomes very limited in its content. It becomes a drive-by-information-tour that does not allow enough time to go in depth about each site of importance. So those tours are for those who just want a glance of Savannah. Other walking tours are for only Garden Tours, Civil War Tours, etc. but I offer a tour that includes the essential dynamics of the city covering the most interesting elements. My tour is different because I am historically accurate, and I offer many layers of in-depth information to a tourist if they need it. I also provide ipads for each patron to view history going back over 150 years. I do not spend 20 minutes talking about the movie Forrest Gump as I have heard other tour guides do, nor do I perform as if I were a historical figure in a play. I offer an entertaining, historically accurate walking tour. I seek to have fun myself as I get to know the individual or individuals that I am sharing a tour with.
Question: What time period does your walking tour cover?
Answer: All the periods, those of its original founding, loyalists, colonials, pre-civil war, post-civil war, and present day.
Question: What if it rains? Will the tour be canceled?
Answer: No, just bring an umbrella. Rain showers in Savannah only last a short while.
Question: Can I bring my dog?
Answer: Yes, however, you must keep your dog on a leash, and pick up after it of course. You are responsible for your pet and I am not liable if your pet acts up in any manner. Bring water for your dog.
Question: What is the most important question I can ask you about your walking tour?
Answer: I would simply ask, "Hey, I just want to hear a tour that is accurate, fun, and interesting, can you provide that"?
Question: Is tipping expected at all?
Answer: Never expected, however, it is greatly appreciated if I have earned your interest and given you beyond what you believe is a fair value for your tour.
Question: Can I call you directly to set up a special group tour or a tour that is designed only for me and a few of my friends? Could you drive us around?
Answer: Yes! I am happy to give tours to large bus groups or just to an individual. I can give you a tour that lasts 90 minutes or up to three hours. Just give me a call at (917-588-3568 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss rates and times.
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