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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: Circus Secrets Tour

2. 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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