Rich in culture, scenery, and historical significance, a trip to Savannah, Georgia, feels like a step back in time. Each day, horse-drawn carriages can be seen trotting down the cobblestone streets where wrought-iron fences and moss-covered trees abound. There’s truly no better way to see the city than from one of these carriages, and there are plenty to choose from! The next time you stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, grab your camera and spend an afternoon on one of these fantastic Savannah carriage tours.
Some of Our Favorite Savannah Carriage Tours
1. Historic Savannah Carriage Tours
Consistently the most recommended carriage tour company in town, Historic Savannah Carriage Tours will take you through the famous moss-draped squares of Savannah. On a standard history tour, you’ll ride in a beautiful handcrafted carriage as a licensed tour guide teaches you all about city’s fascinating past. The company also offers group tours, ghost tours, and a variety of romantic private trips including a moonlight tour and a proposal tour.
2. Plantation Carriage Company
The Plantation Carriage Company offers fun and informative tours that depart every 20 minutes from the southeast corner of Ellis Square. You’ll pass beautiful antebellum homes, famous monuments, and century-old museums and will develop a deeper understanding of the city’s rich and colorful history. Each tour provides 50-60 minutes of historical narration and weaves through the heart of Savannah’s famous historic district.
3. Carriage Tours of Savannah
Known as the city’s first carriage tour company, Carriage Tours of Savannah has been providing wonderful horse-drawn rides for over 30 years. Their 50-minute narrated tours depart every 30 minutes from the gazebo in the center of City Market and venture through the lovely tree-lined streets. You’ll learn all about the city’s colonial founding and can admire historic homes and buildings that date back to the 1700’s. The company also offers ghost story tours from 6 to 9 PM where guests can discover Savannah’s mysterious and haunted past. Tour fares are $22 for adults and $12 for children.
Many people are concerned about the wellbeing of carriage horses during Savannah’s hot summer months. Guests should know that all of the horses receive the utmost care and respect and are provided breaks between tours, hose-downs to keep them cool, fresh water, and regularly scheduled days off to relax and restore. The love and care given to the horses is what allows thousands of people to enjoy Savannah carriage tours throughout the year.
Ride Back to the Presidents’ Quarters Inn!
Situated in the heart of the historic district, our Savannah bed and breakfast is the perfect place to return to after a memorable carriage ride! Feel free to rest up in one of our comfortable rooms or suites, then join us for a lovely assortment of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in our beautiful courtyard. Our inn offers both modern amenities and old-world charm that will make your stay in Savannah one you’ll never forget. We can’t wait to hear all about your experiences in the city!
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