Savannah Itinerary: A Taste of the Town
The Itinerary at a Glance
Eating out in Savannah often involves the enchantment of stepping back into history, and, almost always, it’s an occasion to enjoy some good old-fashioned hospitality.
4 Unique Experience on This Trip
- Tybee Island
- The Crab Shack
- Isaiah Davenport House
- 700 Drayton Cooking School
Duration: 2 Days
This Itinerary is Ideal For: All
Take a Tour: Get to know Savannah by experiencing a city tour, either on our period-style trolleys or with one of our highly trained step-on-guides. The tour lasts about 2 hours and will help your group get better acquainted with our genteel Southern beauty. It will also give them a sample of the attractions they may want to explore later on their own.
Group Lunch: Savannah has several dining establishments to tempt your group’s taste buds. Catch the beautiful views from River Street, enjoy the quirky charm of the City Market, or choose one of the many restaurants nestled along the quiet streets of the city’s Historic District. Your group can even have a culinary demonstration and lunch aboard the Savannah Riverboat before heading out on a relaxing sightseeing cruise!
Garden Party: What better way to wrap up a busy day than with a wine and cheese reception in the garden of our of our most famous museum homes? Or have a high tea? Or learn about the unique flavor and history of Madeira wine and have a tasting? All of this is followed by a docent-led tour of the magnificent Isaiah Davenport House!
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Your group covered a lot of ground on their first day and they may want to have a casual bite to eat before retiring for the evening. Savannah’s historic River Street has all types of casual and upscale dining options. We can help you determine which restaurants are particularly “group friendly”!
Fantastic Tybee Island: Just 20 minutes from Savannah lies Tybee Island, a uniquely charmed island that offers a change of pace and taste. While there, take your group to the Tybee Light Station. Dating back to 1773, the lighthouse is one of America’s most complete historic light stations. After the lighthouse, take the group to the nearby Fort Pulaski National Monument. Built in 1829, the fort, which was under Robert E. Lee’s command, came under a 30 hour siege by Union forces. Today you can still see the holes from that long-ago bombardment.
Shabby Shack Lunch: Your group won’t want to miss The Crab Shack. Surrounded by a moat with live alligators, and home to an exotic bird sanctuary, this is a great way to experience local seafood. Sit outside under the beautiful oaks and beside a lovely creek for an enjoyable meal like no other.
Unique Dining Experience: If your group enjoys dining with a bit of a twist, they will certainly look forward to tonight’s dinner. Among the choices are a “Mess and Muster” at a local fort, where they’ll enjoy a delicious meal along with friendly soldiers of long ago…complete with a cannon firing! Or take the group on a dinner cruise along the scenic Savannah River. The city offers many options for a memorable dining experience, including a culinary demonstration followed by dinner at Savannah’s own River House Seafood Restaurant.
Savoring Savannah- Culinary Activities
The Foody Tour
Foody Tours Savannah is a guided, audio/video enhanced food tour, where your group will learn about Savannah and the South’s rich culinary history while sampling authentic flavors from 7 local eateries that offer the most delicious and unique dishes, including Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons. As you make your group makes its way through the historic neighborhoods, they will view movie clips pertaining to food, photos, and TV clips of the locations on large LCD screens, previewing what they are going to taste when they arrive at the eateries.
Savannah Taste Experience
In short, expect good food and a good time – the First Squares Food Tour is ranked as a Top Thing to Do in Savannah, Georgia. Sample delicious foods from SEVEN unique foodie spots surrounding the initial squares built in Savannah while learning about the food, the restaurants, the history and the culture that help shape the tasty Hostess City’s palate. Tasting locations include one of Savannah’s favorite seafood restaurants, an award-winning honey store, a unique artisan salt shop, and a traditional Scottish restaurant highlighting dishes consumed by some of Savannah’s earliest settlers.
Savvy Savannah Tours
Savvy Savannah Tours offers several ways to experience the city’s most delicious offerings. During the 2.5 hour Savor Savannah tour, your group will discover the history and culture of this beautiful city while tasting local specialties, from classic Southern cuisine to the rich cultural infusion on Southern fare. For a more “spirited” adventure, take the Savannah Shaken tour. Enjoy the night lights as you stroll alongside an informative guide filling you in on the ins and outs of Savannah culture and the history of the martini. Is your group more into the craft brew scene? Then take them on the Savannah Suds tour. On this tour they’ll tap into the crafty libations from small and independent brewers.
Cooking with Flair
700 Drayton Cooking School
Located within the original 1880’s mansion is 700 Kitchen Cooking School, a state-of-the art culinary facility dedicated to bringing entertaining and engaging cooking programs to the home chef-hobbyist. Savor the delights of learning to cook flavorful authentic ethnic and regional cuisines!
Chef Joe Randall Cooking School
For years, chef Joe Randall has been bringing the great treasures of this coastal region as close to peoples’ homes as their own kitchens, and with a style all his own. The success of his cooking school is a credit to his great love of southern cuisine and the city of Savannah, and his goal is to share the heritage and southern culture with visitors from all over the world.
Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table
The newest addition to the Savannah culinary scene with brand new facilities and a seasoned chef and showman. Guests can get a hands-on experience, or watch the master himself demonstrate his cooking skills.