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Sarasota: 90-Minute Narrated City Sightseeing Trolley Tour

1. Sarasota: 90-Minute Narrated City Sightseeing Trolley Tour

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.

Sarasota: Haunted Sarasota Ghost Tour

2. Sarasota: Haunted Sarasota Ghost Tour

Hop on board Sarasota’s haunted trolley tour for a spellbinding, interactive, narrated adventure. Hear stories about famous murders, visit spirited buildings, and explore unsolved crimes during this 90-minute, air-conditioned nighttime tour. Sit back and listen as your entertaining ghost hostess brings the rich history of Sarasota to life on this fun and spooky tour. Be sure to keep an eye out for some surprise guests along the way. Costumes are encouraged — come dressed to kill. The tour includes complimentary beer or wine at the Trolley Cottage Tiki Bar before boarding.

Sarasota: Psychic Sundays Tour

3. Sarasota: Psychic Sundays Tour

Explore Sarasota with your guide, psychic and medium Michael Newton-Brown. Get in touch with Sarasota’s psychic influence on this fascinating trolley tour. Learn why Sarasota is called Sedona by the Sea, explore the tools used by psychics and mediums, hear about the history of the tarot and its symbols, and learn why Sarasota is known as a psychic and spiritual energy center. Visit Pixie Dust on Main Street, enjoy a Sound Healing immersive experience with Kaylene McCaw, explore a labyrinth, and then enjoy spirit gallery and mini tarot readings on the trolley!

Sarasota: Circus Secrets Tour

4. Sarasota: Circus Secrets Tour

Learn about the vibrant history of Saratoga as a circus hotspot on an air-conditioned trolley. As you visit key city landmarks, you’ll hear stories of the colorful cast of circus characters, showmen, and performers who called Sarasota home during the heyday of “the greatest show on earth.”  See where a family of little people lived, as well as the former enclosure of M’Toto the gorilla. Learn about John Ringling, Charles Ringling and Ida Ringling North and how they built Sarasota into what it is today. Visit Bob’s Train, the St. Armands Key, and many other circus city stops as you travel through beautiful Sarasota.

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