Guided tour

Sarasota: 90-Minute Narrated City Sightseeing Trolley Tour

4.8 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Discover Sarasota Tours

Sarasota: 90-Minute Narrated City Sightseeing Trolley Tour

Activity provider: Discover Sarasota Tours

From US$ 60 per person

Explore Sarasota and learn about the city's colorful past with your guide. Learn where to tour, shop, and dine, and get an entertaining overview of Sarasota’s rich history, culture, and neighborhoods.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Ride in air-conditioned comfort in an enclosed trolley
  • Get an overview of Sarasota and its main attractions
  • Discover hidden neighborhoods and areas of Sarasota that only the locals know
  • Hear entertaining stories about the city's history with an informative guide
  • Find unique Sarasota gifts, cards, books, t-shirts, and collectibles
Full description
Discover the sights of Sarasota on the city's only sightseeing trolley tour. Spend 1.5 hours exploring the city's landmarks and hidden neighborhoods in a historic air-conditioned trolley, and get a true overview of Sarasota's rich and interesting history with your informative guide. Travel through the historic downtown neighborhoods of Gillespie Park, Burns Court, Laurel Park, St. Armands Circle, and the Rosemary Design District. See Sarasota's world-class artistic and cultural organizations, such as The Ringling Museum, Ringling College, Asolo Theater, Selby Library, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Selby Gardens, Sarasota Opera House, Art Center Sarasota, and the Sarasota Symphony Orchestra. Delight in your guide's knowledgeable commentary about the architects and developers who designed some of Sarasota's most unique homes and buildings, like the Blue Pagoda, Crocker Memorial Church, and Splendida. Learn about circus history, Amish culture, real estate development booms and busts, and colorful stories about Sarasota's founders to get a full picture of the city's fascinating history. After the tour, browse the local operator's vintage gift shop to find unique Sarasota gifts, cards, books, t-shirts, and collectibles, or grab a bite to eat in the nearby Breakfast House restaurant. Please note that this tour is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
  • Tour program with a city map and restaurant coupons
  • Bottle of water
  • Entertaining and informative tour guide
  • Easy check-in process
  • Free parking on site
  • Easy-to-find location in downtown Sarasota
  • Tips are not included; it is recommend to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Meet at the local operator's charming Trolley Cottage at 1826 4th St, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA. Please arrive 30 minutes before your tour is due to start to check-in.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Reservations are required
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour begins to check in
  • No refunds for cancellations later than 24 hours in advance. The local operator will try to re-book you before this but will not refund you if you miss your tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 36 reviews

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It was fabulous. Very informative and fun, lots of history and great presentation. Chris was our excellent driver and Steve was our awesome tour guide, great team! A must for anyone wanting a quick overview of the city’s plus current places to visit and dine. Will go on other tours done by this company!

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