Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour
- JoanJan. 19, 2021Great Walk With A History Benefit
Our first visit to Savannah and this was a perfect introduction to a beautiful city. Eric was a personable and knowledgeable guide.
- LeAnne BelleJan. 19, 2021AMAZING deep dive into Savannah history!
This is a fantastic tour!
I highly recommend this walking tour through historic old town Savanna for you and your pups! Our tour guides Eric and Abby (4 legged) did an incredible job of walking us through the history of this incredible city. It’s the perfect way to learn about Savannah while you and your pups get some exercise. Eric is very knowledgeable on the detailed history of the city and you may even get some Olive Bentley’s treats at the end... which our dogs LOVED!! We will definitely be buying more of their treats! Thanks Eric for an incredible tour!!!
- DaleJan. 13, 2021Best Best Best!
Best historical tour we’ve ever been on. Better than Boston, better than Charleston, almost better than Williamsburg! Eric(tour guide) is a master! So much info just rolled off his tounge! You should go on this tour even if you don’t have a dog. Thank you, Eric!
- KenOct. 26, 2020Great Way To See The City
excellent tour - the guide was friendly and very informative
we saw parts of the city we would have missed otherwise and learnt a lot about the history
very enjoyable and well worth the money
- ErinMay. 24, 2020Highly Recommend
This tour was great! We had been on a few dog friendly tours. Our guide Eric was definitely a dog person and did not let the habits of dogs distract him from our tour. He taught us how to appreciate the monuments and was very knowledgeable of Savannah’s history. He was also able to point us in the direction of all the dog friendly shops and restaurants in Savannah. Our pups loved the treats they got at the end!
- SydneyMar. 15, 2020Great fun with your pooch and you get to learn about Savannah too!
This is a fun way to learn a little of Savannah's history while hanging out with other dog folks and spending quality time with your four-legged baby. 100 years of history as you stroll through the beautiful squares. Our human and four-legged tour guides were wonderful. We had all sizes and ages from my 14 month old Great Dane to a chihuahua. Our "pack" got a lot of attention and it was a great end to our day. Keep in mind during the hottest summer months the tour is only available in the mornings but on our trip the weather was wonderful. I can vouch for the previous poster's story. We were all rooting for her senior dog who might have brought up the rear but was enjoying the trip right along with the rest of the pooches. Our tour guide did indeed take the senior pooch's mom to her car so she could come and pick him and avoid another extra long walk. Super service and would highly recommend the Dog Walk Tour for anyone visiting Savannah with their furry family members.
- RobynMar. 12, 2020Kansas Girl With Old Dog
THis was very informative and interesting. We had nice weather so the dogs weren’t overheated. He went above and beyond to help me find my car and pickup my dog from his shop so he wouldn’t have to walk all the way to where I parked. My dog is 12 and walked very slow and everyone was so nice about waiting for us to catch up. Also you get free dog biscuits so with that and the education, it’s well worth the time
- AmandaDec. 27, 2019Great History And A Fun Tiem
GReat experience. Eric knew so much information. Better than most of the tours in the area. Dogs were a great addition!
- LeylaDec. 2, 2019Fantastic Tour!!!
We were only in Savannah for a few days, so we needed to pick a GREAT tour to learn about the city. Glad I went with this one! Not only was it dog friendly, so my Blue Heeler, Blue, was more than welcome...but Eric was so informative! My two daughters (ages 7 and 12) even learned some stuff! My youngest was pointing out fish water spouts the day after and telling us what they were for! :) That’s impressive when you can get my 7 year old’s attention with a history tour! I definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn about this beautiful city...especially if your dog is in tow!
- DonnaNov. 1, 2019LOVED this Tour...
...and not just because it was, of course, Super dog friendly. Our tour guide was excellent! Knowledgeable AND fun!!
- KirstenMay. 30, 2019Tour Of Savannah
We loved this tour! Our guide was insanely knowledgeable about Savannah and it’s history. He tossed in fun facts and had a great sense of humor. 100% recommend!
- JohnMay. 15, 2019Fascinating tour-Great For Pups
Our tour guide was fantastic. He made the history of the city come alive. Honestly, even though it was a “dog” tour, I would have enjoyed it without our dog. Our dog had a blast and enjoyed sniffing out all of the sites, but we really enjoyed the experience too.
- SallyApr. 2, 2019Really Special
I can’t recommend this highly enough. Eric is so knowledgeable and articulate-we learned a lot about Savannah. And he’s sensitive to the dogs on the tour. Our Jack Russell can be headstrong and Eric was so patient with him. And the treats! It was a wonderful couple of hours for all 3 of us.
- MargaretMar. 29, 2019Excellent Tour!
We brought our two dogs, Eric our guide had Abby, and another woman brought George. A grand tour with both macro and micro insights from Eric on the places we visited. Thank you!
- StephanieMar. 15, 2019Great Your!
Not only was the tour itself great, but the fact that it was dog friendly makes it even better! The tour guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. Our dog loves the complimentary bag of treats that you get at the end. We would definitely go back on this tour next time we visit!
- SaraMar. 11, 2019Historic Dog walking good time!
We did this tour at the end of February 2019.
This is such a great tour! We booked a private tour because our schedule with traveling didn't work well with there two usually timed tours. Eric was a great tour guide! He is very knowledgeable on Savannah's history. I learned so much while walking the beautiful historic downtown streets. All that we learned was very interesting. Our French bulldog loved looking around and sniffing around on the about 2 1/2 hour tour. Our Frenchie also loved the yummy Oliver and Bentley biscuits that we got complimentary at the end of the tour. I would Highly recommend this tour to anyone with a dog or anyone looking to hear Savannah's great history.
- GregoryFeb. 24, 2019Great Tour For Dogs!
It’s been a month since our tour and I’m afraid I’ve forgotten the names of our tour guide, tour dog, and host, but they were all great! It was a bit cold (January 31st? Cold? Who woulda guessed!), but we had a great tour nonetheless. We really enjoyed the beautiful historic buildings we saw on the tour and the Greyhounds loved the walk (and treats)! I’ll definitely do it again when I’m in Savannah! Hopefully on a nice cool Spring morning!
- SabrinaFeb. 16, 2019Awesome Tour!
We had so much fun bringing our German Shepherd mixes on this tour. Learned a whole lot of history and some cool places to take the dogs. Absolutely loved it! We got a free bag of treats at the end. Highly recommend it!
- BarbaraNov. 13, 2018Amazing Tour!
Went on this tour with my cavalier, Princeton, while in Savannah a couple weeks ago and absolutely loved it! The tour was funny and informative, while getting to see all the beautiful parts of Savannah. At the end, each guest was given a bag of Ollie B treats which quickly became a favorite in my household. I would definitely recommend this tour to anybody who has a dog or is just a big fan of dogs.
- SamanthaNov. 12, 2018Something for Everyone
If I could give this tour a higher rating I would! My wife and I love Savannah and have gone on a couple of tours but this was the first time we brought our puppy. My wife LOVES history so I bought this for her thinking at least I'd have the dog to keep me company while she geeked out over history. I ended up having the best time! I learned SO much and it was interesting, well organized, and entertaining. I read somewhere that it was supposed to be a 90 minute tour but we were having such a great time it lasted almost 2 1/2 hours which I thought was really refreshing because most tour guides stick to a script and treat you like a number. This tour is NoT at all like that! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! They even gave us a map of all the dog friendly places in Savannah to help plan the rest of our trip.
- MeghanJul. 7, 2018Great tour but needs a few things changed
We would like to give this tour a 3.5 bone review. We took this tour yesterday with our two dogs. Our guide was very informative and shared some great stories about the history of Savannah. However, they did not supply water for our pups or us and did not encourage us to bring any. It was a hot day in July and this was very much needed. It would be helpful to include stops on the tour where the pups can grab a drink of water-outside of stores or restaurants where we actually happen to find a dog bowl of water one time through out the tour. I had to ask for the pups to receive water at the end. The guide's dog was sweet, but barked at every square we went to and had a hard time standing still which seemed to distract all of us, but you can't always control what your dog is going to do. It was really nice to include the bag of dog treats at the end of the tour as part of your tour cost. Our pup really enjoys the treats! Our suggestions for the future would be to make sure to include water and pit stops for water/rest breaks especially on a hot day and potentially incorporate a relationship with local stores/restaurants as part of the tour and stops.
- JohnJun. 30, 2018Great Tour
We had a great time and learned a lot about Savannah and Georgia in general. Things I never learned in any American History class. We went at the pace of the dogs (just 2 plus our tour guide) and the dogs had a fun time as well. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants a close up tour of the city.
- JesseMay. 2, 2018Ces la vie
4/5 because the tour dog Riley bit our 4 month old puppy causing lacerations around his eye! The puppy is fine just spooked. The dog walk itself was great, very informative, nice pace, very friendly and dog-loving people. Still a positive review because the owners can’t help an otherwise well-behaved ambassador dog and they were shocked by Riley’s behavior. The owner Eric offered a full refund, which was noble and appreciated. Maybe communicate ahead of time if you have a puppy but would recommend.
- BarbaraApr. 13, 2018Great Tour!
We had a fabulous tour with Eric today. Ollie was a gracious host. We did a private tour and loved the walk and the wonderful stories of old Savannah. Now we know why you would want to keep up with the Jones'! Eric was always mindful of our two doggy tourists- stopping when needed for water or a good sniff. So happy we found this tour. I
- BethApr. 12, 2018Fun for everyone
Savannah is so rich with history, that a tour is highly recommended. This tour was perfect for us, just traveling through with 2 kids and a dog. Kids were really engaged in all the stories, and collectively we all learned a lot. I also really enjoyed walking vs riding, really felt we could look around and take in the sights.
- SamanthaApr. 6, 2018So much fun!
Great walking tour filled with information about historic Savannah. Nice pace. Very informative. All the dogs in our group were great and seemed to enjoy being part of our little pack! We walked away with a custom map of dog friendly restaurants and shops. Highly recommend.
- KendalMar. 18, 2018Special Treat for human and pup
As a history buff enchanted by the town of Savannah, this tour was one of the highlights of my visit. I was so excited to bring my pup and enjoy time with fellow dog lovers and a great tour guide(have to double check if I remember the name correctly. I think it was Eric)! We were greeted with a pack of local fresh dog treats and we loved the tour of the various squares and monuments. Lots of really interesting facts along the way. I am so grateful I got to know the town in a deeper way as a result of the tour. My dog loved time with me and I didn’t have to sacrifice time with her for a great tour! Would HIGHLY recommend. Thanks again to Oliver Bentley’s!
- CathiejoMar. 6, 2018Mixed Feelings
After all 5-bone reviews I am hesitant to write this, but here goes anyway. First the positives: This tour was without a doubt extremely informative. We were given so much history and so many interesting and fun facts about Savannah's past--things we never would have learned on our own. There is no way we will remember it all! Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable; a very nice guy. Also, we were the only ones on the tour, so it turned into a private tour, but that's a split between positive and negative because we really would have enjoyed the dynamics of more people and pups, and might have rescheduled had we known. Now the not-so-positive (but not terrible points). As odd as it may seem, we didn't get the impression that our guide (not Lisa as many others have mentioned) was a real "dog person," and beyond allowing them to come along, the tour didn't really accommodate our dogs at all. Yes, they could pee along the way, but there was no point in the tour where there was a "anybody need to go potty break?" moment. Those moments were more an interruption to the tour than a planned part of the tour. Also, there was no consideration for a water break and again, we felt like it would be an interruption to stop long enough to give our pups water. It was a cool day, so we weren't worried, but by the end of the tour, they were definitely thirsty. This tour was like any other tour that allows dogs, and since we do only dog friendly activities when we travel, we have been on many of those, so we are used to that. The thing is, we were expecting this tour to be different, more inclusive of our dogs needs, so it was disappointing. The tour was 2 hours (30 minutes longer than expected). To be fair, we were held up twice--once for some dog lovers that couldn't resist meeting the pups and once because we very surprisingly crossed paths with a former colleague from home! So that explains a bit of the overtime. As much as we appreciated all we learned and saw, for us, less would have been better. We would have preferred the expected 90-minute tour that allowed time for potty breaks, water breaks, photo opportunities (which also felt like an interruption), and minor unexpected pauses in the walk. If this tour wasn't advertised as being geared towards dogs, I would not have taken two bones off, but it was, and there-in lies the disappointment.
- DanielMar. 2, 2018Best walking tour ever!!
Great walking tour and history lesson of Savannah Georgia. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the city. His 4 legged assistant was very helpful with leading the other dogs around during the tour. The guide also provided a bag of all natural treats for each of the dogs in attendance. An overall great experience. If you're ever in Savannah with your dog, this is a "must do" tour.
- PatFeb. 18, 2018A Great Tour
Another great review. A must if visiting Savannah with your pooch. Dog friendly town.
- KristenJan. 27, 2018Great Tour
Got to learn a lot about the city while still including our dog.
- RandallJan. 24, 2018Wonderful, interesting tour
We took the tour with our Goldendoodle Annie on Jan 23. What a great experience. We had the opportunity to learn some history of Savannah that you could never receive on the trolleys. Our tour leader was very professional and certainly knew his Savannah history. We highly recommend this tour!