Guided tour

Sarasota: Circus Secrets Tour

Activity provider: Discover Sarasota Tours

Sarasota: Circus Secrets Tour

Activity provider: Discover Sarasota Tours

From US$ 49 per person

Learn about Sarasota's history as a circus town. Visit exciting historical landmarks and hear stories about the colorful cast of circus characters, showmen, and performers who called Sarasota home.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Pick up local insight into the early days of Sarasota
  • See the original train cars used to transport the circus
  • Visit the Circus Walk of Fame on St. Armands Key
Full description
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.
Includes
  • 90-minute trolley tour
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities are not included; it is recommend to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour.
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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  •  This tour is nonrefundable
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Outstanding guide and tour. Highly recommend all their tours.

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