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City Sightseeing Trolley Tour of Sarasota

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the best of Sarasota, Florida as you embark on a sightseeing tour of the city. Climb aboard your air-conditioned vehicle and see several points of interest including the Ringling Museum and College, Selby Library, and the Sarasota Opera House. While you ride, learn about the vibrant history and culture of the city from your guide.
  • Get a comprehensive overview of Sarasota
  • See more than you would on a walking tour
  • Choose from several tour times to fit your schedule
  • Get tips on where to eat, drink, and explore

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 1826 4th St
      1826 4th St, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA

      Off Fruitville, behind the Breakfast House

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Guests must be 12+; no children under 12 allowed except on our family tours designed for children. Every guest must have a paid ticket in order to board.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • May occasionally run in "Vanna White," our air-conditioned high-top 9-passenger van
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    473 reviews
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    Fun, Informative, Interesting Tour of Beautiful Sarasota!
    Michelle_D, Feb 2023
    Loved getting around the city and learning about the history of Sarasota, as well as the impact of the Ringling family. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us so much information about how the city has grown and changed. The trolley was comfortable, the driver navigated some of those tight turns and helped point out things of interest, and the guide was pleasant, entertaining and knew her stuff! The cost of the tour is reasonable and worth it! My friends and I throroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to anyone looking for an overview of Sarasota!!!
    Scheduling fowl up by Trolley Company
    Robert_S, Feb 2023
    Waited patiently on a Sunday morning only to be rescheduled Should have given some comp Disappointed But agent was nice Said it was first time in 2 1/2 years
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    I am sorry you had to experience this. It was the first time in 4 years that our guide and driver thought the tour started at 1 not 11. I had changed the time and they did not catch it. Our fault for sure and again, it never happens. I wish you would not have written this review until you took the tour. You told the front desk agent that it was all ok but apparently, it was not. We are a tiny tour company running hundreds of tours a year all on time and all as scheduled. It is hard for me to read this review when it does not reflect the quality of our tours or the way we do business. I am not sure what compensation you expected or what we could offer other than moving you to another date that you chose. Again I am sorry that you were inconvenienced.
    Exceptional, even the third time!
    Janice_P, Feb 2023
    This is my third time on this tour. Gets better every excursion! John McDonald gave me the most comprehensive experience ever. I enjoyed every time. Get a mimosa at the quaint breakfast beach house before a 1pm tour.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Thank you for your loyal support! You are definately a SUPER Fan!
    Wonderful introduction to Sarasota!!
    Kathleen_B, Jan 2023
    Our tour guide, Jon MacDonald, was exceptional! He was respectful to all of the participants and, importantly, to his good-natured driver. Jon's enthusiasm, knowledge, and pride in his city were infectious! The ninety-minute tour was jam packed with interesting tidbits about the history of Sarasota, its cultural centers, great restaurants, and a variety of sights. He peppered us with fun questions along way. Really a wonderful way for visitors and new residents to learn about the city. The tour made me want to come back and visit the museums, restaurants, and stores. Worth every penny!
    City trolly tour
    Duane_P, Jan 2023
    The guide with his facts mixed with some story telling and learning the history of the area. The whole experience was easy. All the staff were great in the roles they played. This survey needs to be shortened so people don’t lose interest in doing it.
    Really liked hearing all...
    Lois_L, Jan 2023
    Really liked hearing all of the history of Sarasota. Liked where name came from, possible reasons hurricanes have been kind to area, learning more about the Ringling brothers and their impact on the area. Impressed with city’s support of the arts.
    Sarasota experience
    Dee_C, Jan 2023
    To have a local experience is priceless. They were very entertaining. If in town look them up. Also loved the ghost stories
    Sightseeing trolley tour of Sarasota
    heidi_y, Dec 2022
    Wonderful experience! Our tour, God, Steve, was fabulous! He was funny articulate, and very knowledgeable of the history in Sarasota. Having been born and raised in Sarasota, he had a lot of personal insight into the history. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who visits Sarasota!
    Great time
    Robert_K, Dec 2022
    The commentator on the bus was awesome. So knowledgeable regarding facts throughout the city of Sarasota.
    Sarasota trolley tour
    Judith_C, Dec 2022
    Your guide was both informative and entertaining. Xxxxxcxxccccccccxxxxxx Now remove me from your mailing list.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    I’m glad you enjoyed our tour. We can’t remove you without knowing your email address but you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button on the eblast itself. Or send us an email so we know who you are.
    Trolly tour and history
    sxbfzr8p6p, Nov 2022
    It was a fun, quick and upbeat way to tour and learn a bit about the history of Sarasota. For a short trip, it was a nice way to spend a few hours.
    Entertaining and informative
    Georgianna_P, Nov 2022
    Our tour guide Patrick was phenomenal. The driver was also exceptional. Truly enjoyed the experience with all the highlights and details that Patrick provided. He was a gem.
    Very amusing and informative tour
    Nancy_R, Nov 2022
    Very informative and entertaining tour of Sarasota, it was very enjoyable and highly recommended and was well worth it.👍
    Loved it
    Raul_C, Oct 2022
    Excellent knowledge of history and area, very enjoyable would definitely recommend, area for pickup excellent
    The guide Jon had great...
    Sandi_G, Oct 2022
    The guide Jon had great knowledge and shared some great stories. Saw things we never would have noticed on our own and we highly recommend!
    Great experience
    Doris_G, Oct 2022
    Vast knowledge of Kathryn She was pleasant and had a great personality. She apparently is a history buff.
    The narrator was so great...
    Melanie_L, Oct 2022
    The narrator was so great and a wonderful personality! He knew Sarasota real well and the history! Love the trolley ride so much fun!
    New to Sarasota!
    Bzjhs, Oct 2022
    Enjoyed learning about Sarasota! Tour guide was very informative! Would highly recommend to get a feel for downtown Sarasota!
    Nice time
    Bradley_A, Sep 2022
    Pat, Our tour guide was very good at his job and was very knowledgeable about the Sarasota area and entertaining as well. Only thing that would have been better would be windows in the bus more suitable for taking photos.
    very enjoyable
    Rey_D, Jul 2022
    Enjoyed learning the of the Sarasota area. Tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. The van was comfortable and air conditioned in the hot afternoon.


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