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A Taste of Savannah!

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc.

If you are looking for gorgeous Southern-style homes, beautiful parks, and tree-lined walks and streets, look no further than Savannah, Georgia! Savannah is one of the most beautiful cities in America. Savannah Tours features a variety of tours that will show you the sights and provide interesting and informative commentary about this special city.

One of the best ways to see the highlights of Savannah is on the Historic Savannah Trolley Tour – Hop On and Hop Off, which takes you through downtown historic Savannah on a 35-passenger open-air trolley. This tour includes unlimited on and off privileges at 14 convenient stops, so you can get off to spend time at the sights of greatest interest to you. This is a fully-narrated tour, and the experienced professional tour guide will paint a fascinating picture of the charming city of Savannah.

If you’re craving a tour that will tantalize your taste buds, be sure to book reservations for the Paula Deen Tour in Savannah! Take a peek into the life of famous southern cooking entrepreneur Paula Deen. Visit shops that Paula frequented, and still showcases, on her way to establishing one of the most popular restaurants in Savannah, The Lady and Sons. Get to know Paula like Savannah knows Paula and sample some of the low country’s best at her new restaurant – Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House. The tour includes a few surprises and is sure to give you an appetite for more of the “Good Ole South” and Paula Deen!

Experience a charming, unforgettable ride aboard the Savannah Riverboat Dinner Cruise. This dining cruise includes dinner, live entertainment, and an unforgettable view of Savannah. From the carving table, prime rib is prepared using an old family recipe. The cruise also features boneless breast of chicken florentine, and Savannah’s best crab cakes. Make sure you save room for one of the delicious “southern” desserts.

And nothing ends the night better than the exciting Savannah Scary Ghost Tour! You’ll learn about death, murder, possessions, and the most haunted house in Savannah: the Hampton-Lilibridge House, which has been exorcised several times. You’ll see pictures and video clips of investigations on the vehicle’s LCD screens, from such shows as: Scariest Places On Earth, TAPS, Ghost Hunters, Ghost of the South, that were filmed in Savannah. There’s a 99% chance a Spirit or Ghost will appear in your digital photographs on this tour. Are you prepared to be scared? This is a Hair Raiser of a tour!

Return to a kinder, gentler day as you tour Savannah on a relaxing Carriage Ride. Imagine moss-laden trees, beautiful antebellum homes, monuments and museums that are over 200 years old. As you take our covered carriage through America’s 1st planned city, Savannah’s Historic District, you will learn about famous and infamous people of the city’s rich and colorful history. From General Oglethorpe to characters and places in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, your tour will transport you through time.

Take in the Sights on an Austin Carriage Ride

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

If you are making a visit to laid back Austin, Texas, the best way to get around town is on a scenic carriage ride.   There are several to choose from and depending on what you want to see and how long you have to devote to touring, you can have your pick at the four packages currently available.

If taking a peek at the exquisite architecture that lines the streets of the city piques your interest, the Historic Homes Carriage Tour is just right for you.  Along the way, you will visit one of the last Victorian blocks to remain nationwide, and there are more than ten 19th century homes lining this street.  You will also see the Governor’s Mansion and the Capitol Building on your travels.  If what you are seeking is a quiet and romantic ride with a loved one, you will get just that.  Alternatively, if you are looking for more of a guided and narrated ride, drivers are ready and willing to oblige.

The Grand Carriage Tour will take you down historic Congress Avenue where you will catch a glimpse of the largest and tallest Capitol in the US.  You will visit the Victorian block as well, on your way to check out some of the other hot spots in the area.  Ride along the Colorado River and pass through the famous entertainment district to get a taste of the talent and showmanship that exists throughout the city.

Other carriage rides in the area include the Capitol Carriage Tour and the Town Lake Carriage Ride.   If you decide, however, that a carriage ride will not make your short list, the Austin in 90 minutes Tour will provide you with a well-narrated sightseeing journey around Austin by van, with views and background on the UT Performing Arts Center, Austin City Limits, O. Henry Museum, Zilker Park, and much more.

Winter is the perfect time to consider a visit to sunny Austin.  While the temperatures dip down in these months, they are much milder than elsewhere, making it the ideal location for those who wish to warm up a little without stretching the budget and going international.

Visit www.austintours.us for more information on carriage tours and other options for your sightseeing excursion, Texas style.

Louisville, a City of Many Faces

Friday, October 17th, 2008

There is plenty to do in Louisville, Kentucky with an activity to satisfy every need.  You can visit one of the city’s museums and galleries, stop by Louisville Waterfront Park, or check out a show at the Kentucky Center.  For a city with so much to see, what could be better than a tour to show it all to you just as you want it?

You can take the Ghost Bus Tour for a look at area ‘haunts,’ if you will.  The tour will take you on a ride through the settings of the bestselling books ‘Ghosts of Old Louisville’ and ‘Phantoms of Old Louisville,’ both penned by David Domine.  For a look at the area on foot, why not take the Ghost Walking Tour?  Offered on Friday evenings, this tour takes you into the alleys of Old Louisville which are illuminated by gas-operated lanterns.  This area encompasses a charming Victorian district with 19th century buildings and an eery, quiet feeling that surrounds you as you enter.

To get more of a background on the beautiful architecture, take the Old Louisville Historical District Walking Tour and pay homage to the talented designers who dreamt up this magnificent area.  Not only will you get to see their work up close, but you will get to hear stories and legends about the Preservation District from knowledgeable guides who will make this space come alive for you through their detailed accounts.

For a truly romantic and customizable experience, why not take a loved one on a Carriage Tour of the city? You can ride through Olmsted Park to the Historic Ohio River Waterfront or check out the St. James Court area.  Or, you can ride in style to dinner and a show.  No matter where you decide to go, this is absolutely the best way to appreciate the gorgeous scenery and enjoy some fresh air.

Last, but certainly not least, you can take a ride on the Star Riverboat for a relaxing afternoon or evening enjoying the scenery as well as a delicious brunch, lunch, or dinner.  Many believe that there is no better way to see the city than from the water, and they may be right.  This cruise is a terrific way to simply sit back and absorb the beauty of your surroundings.

For more information to help you plan your trip to Louisville, visit http://www.louisvilletours.net/.


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