Georgia Tours

Georgia tours show off one of the most distinctive states in America. Georgia, the land of storytellers, is the capital of the New South, yet it has deep roots. Its story stretches far back — before the first colonists set foot in the New World. Tours give you the chance to see where the Revolutionary War turned colonies into the states. It also survived the War between the States, forging a new identity. In this place of contrasts, you’ll have the chance to soak in history and visit one of the most modern towns around. Georgia also is home to mountains, beaches, meandering rivers, and rolling prairies — and its tours guides are eager to show off the beauty of the Peach State.

Civil War Tours

Civil War Tours
Civil War Tours

There’s no substitute for seeing history up close, and so much history unfolded in Georgia. Civil War tours are readily available in Georgia, home to battlefields, forts, cemeteries, and museums with no equal. Northern Georgia is the gateway to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and Atlanta has plenty of battlefields worth exploring. The Cyclorama, a giant painting in the round depicting the war, has been an Atlanta treasure for generations. Moving to the coast, a Civil War guide Savannah will be filled with places to explore, both from the Civil War and the Revolutionary War before that. In southern Georgia, you have the unique opportunity to visit the Andersonville National Historic Site, which served as a Confederate prison.

Atlanta Tours

Atlanta Tours
Atlanta Tours

Like Georgia as a whole, its capital city is a place of contrasts. There is history around every turn, surrounded by skyscrapers and chic neighborhoods. Many of Atlanta’s top attractions offer special tours that take you behind the scenes. At the Georgia Aquarium, guides lead tours through places you can’t see on your own. You’ll learn what goes into caring for the rainbow of animals, including the Georgia Aquarium whale sharks. Other popular Georgia-only attractions are perfect for tours, including the World of Coca Cola and CNN Center.

Of course this is just the beginning of places to tour. Whether you’re touring with a local guide or following your own pace, you’ll find a long list of places to explore. The shops and restaurants of Buckhead draw Georgia tours by day and the nightlife attracts crowds after the sun goes down. For fans of "Gone With the Wind," Atlanta tours can take them to the very house where Margaret Mitchell wrote the famous novel and the plantation that inspired the saga. Several good tour guides lead Gone with the Wind Tours to the other places in and around Atlanta connected to both the book and the film.

Savannah Tours

Savannah Tours
Savannah Tours

Proving there’s more to Georgia tours than Atlanta, Savannah moves to its own beat. As the gateway to the Georgia Coast, Savannah enjoys wonderful weather — which means you have more to time take tours. Trolley tours are an especially popular way to see the city, including its famous squares and antebellum architecture. If you want to see the bench where Forest Gump sat down and told his story, you’ll need to tour the Georgia History Museum. The same historical society that watches over the museum offers tours of Old Fort Jackson, one of the best preserved Civil War sites in Georgia. Other Savannah tour companies offer walking tours of the squares and museums, and carriage tours are a romantic way to tour. After dark, the ghosts come out to play and so do the ghost tours guides.

Blue Ridge Mountain Tours

Blue Ridge Mountain Tours
Blue Ridge Mountain Tours

Along with abundant Civil War sites and exciting cities, Georgia is also home to mountain splendors. Among the Blue Ridge Mountains and the foothills of the Appalachians, you’ll find tumbling waterfalls and small towns not duplicated elsewhere — well, the town of Helen would look right at home at the Alps, but it still has charm all its own. Dahlonega, today an artists’ haven, once was the mining capital of Georgia. Many of its gold mines are still open for tours, some of the most distinctive Georgia tours around.  

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