Spend the day exploring Savannah’s grand mansions and hidden gardens and hear its most haunted secrets. Enjoy this media rich, GPS enabled tour experience, complete with a souvenir photo for each stop as well as a list of nearby attractions with website addresses and phone numbers. We have also included a local’s guide to
1.Savannah Restaurants (with menu links)
2.Things to do in Savannah, Tybee and the surrounding areas
3.The Best Savannah Festivals with website links and full contact information.
About the tour: Choose your own route or follow our recommended tour route that leads you through Savannah’s beautiful historic district, in and around famous landmarks, museums, and shopping and dining options. Enjoy professionally narrated stories with period music and sound effects. Navigate the content through the detailed stop menu or tour map which links to a GPS tour map. The tour works offline too so you don’t have to worry about needing a network or wi-fi connection.
Estimated Tour time: 3-5 hours
Audio: 120 minutes
Tour Route Length: 2.3 miles plus .5 miles scenic walking route
# of tracks: 22 tracks (18 stops, 2 bonus features, Intro & Parting Words)
In the 1800s Savannah rose to international prominence as the largest cotton port in the US. High society reigned and architects from around the world were commissioned to build magnificent mansions for Savannah’s wealthy. Hear the enthralling story of this fair city from its humble beginnings in 1733 as a British colony to its present day revitalization in 21st century America.
Try before you buy!! Also available is The Story of Savannah LITE (free) version which features 3 of the 22 tracks from the full tour.
Other Savannah Apps
The Story of Savannah LITE (free)
Savannah for KIDS ($1.99)
This app was created using Tour Buddy’s App builder and publishing platform. Tour Buddy is a multimedia mobile app developer and Software Company that specializes in audio tour apps. For a list of apps created using the App Builder platform visit www.tourappbuilder.com/products.
Audio Tracks: Savannah History at a Glance, Johnson Square, Bay Street, River Street, Reynolds Square, Broughton Street, Oglethorpe Square, Columbia Square, Colonial Park Cemetery, Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Lafayette Square, Madison Square, Visitors Center, Chippewa Square, Bull & Oglethorpe Ave, Wright Square, Telfair Square, Franklin Square, Ellis Square, Parting Words, Bonus Savannah’s Historic Street Plan, Bonus The Civil War & Reconstruction Years
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Updated UI/UX of list view of stops
Ratings and Reviews
Well worth it as a resource
I would agree that the map in this app is not true to scale...the distance from River St. to Forsyth Park is very deceiving. If you like to walk, it's not a big deal. However, if not, you will find yourself hoofing it much further than planned. We took a trolley tour from the visitor's center to get the lay of the city and than walked back to the places we were interested in, using the stops on this app to tell us more about the area. The information given at each stop is a broad overview of the important buildings at each square, the significance of statues in the square and how each came to be named...all backed with "period background sound effects". We are very independent travelers, preferring to see a city at our own pace so this app was perfect for us. And we tried to download the walking tour from Geogad first...which I could never get to work. This worked without freezing or crashing. It does take awhile to download if downloading directly to the device.
This app would get 5 stars if it included information on Forsyth Park, an area that I consider to be a major tourist destination in the Savannah area.
Great app to see Savannah at your own pace
We have been to savannah many times and taken lots of tours. This time we wanted to walk and really experience the details of the squares. I love that you can go at your own pace. We went to a couple of the squares that aren't included on the tour and quickly saw why. The two we went to were in sketchy areas and we were glad when we got back on the app's mapped route. The info at each stop gives a nice overview without being too detailed to make the family lose interest. We did this on our first day, and then the next day we used the free dot shuttle to go back and visit our favorites again and see the museums, etc. this is the most I've ever spent on an app and it was well worth the price. I highly recommend!
Nice audio tour
Great audio a lot of information, but the route has no rhyme or reason and is confusing if you're not from Savannah. Not all the squares are on the tour and there was nothing about Forsythe Park at all. A bit on the pricey side for what it is. You can take an on and off tour and basically accomplish the same thing without getting frustrated about what direction to go. The audio could be a little more descriptive about where to proceed from one stop to the next which makes it very confusing. I would suggest mapping out your own route and listening to whatever square you're interested in because this tour is all over the map...for no particular reason.
- 82.4 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © Tour Buddy Apps 2017
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.