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"?

Answer: Absolutely!

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 daniel_bonnell@yahoo.com to discuss rates and times.

A view of the Fountain in Forsyth Park. The fountain was built in 1859 and was first seen at the World's Fair in England in 1851. There are only 4 of them in the world and this is the only one that remains intact. It represents no monumental significance, it simply exists for its own beauty. It has become the icon of Savannah.

A view of the Fountain in Forsyth Park. The fountain was built in 1859 and was first seen at the World's Fair in England in 1851. There are only 4 of them in the world and this is the only one that remains intact. It represents no monumental significance, it simply exists for its own beauty. It has become the icon of Savannah.

 
 
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