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Year-Round Or Seasonal Tours


Most Seasonal Tours (Circus, Amish, Public Art, and Art Crawl) run in “Vanna White,” our high-top passenger van. City Tours run in the trolley if we have 10 or more guests who have booked in advance.
Tours are designated on the calendar as van or trolley tours as soon as minimums are met, but with last-minute bookings during high season, we may not know until the day before.

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About Discover Sarasota Tours

Discover Sarasota Tours is a locally-owned tour company offering 10 entertaining, interactive, and informative air-conditioned trolley or van tours about the most interesting people, intriguing places, and amazing stories that have shaped Sarasota’s rich cultural past.

If you are looking for a fun activity for your next group outing, look no further. Our tours are perfect for groups. Check out our private group tours and non-profit programs pages.

Our tours run year-round, but during our hottest months of the summer, we don’t run all tours every day, so please check the calendar. If there is a date not listed when you would like to tour, please email us at [email protected].

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The Best Sightseeing Trolley Tours In Sarasota

Great Tour

Really enjoyed the tour. Was easily able to postpone my original booked date and reschedule for this date—very responsive customer service!

– Helen W., Tripadvisor
Great Tour of Sarasota!

I have lived here for 29 years and found the City Sightseeing Tour to be fun and informative. We learned so many things and saw places that we had not yet discovered. Our guests who were visiting from Texas really enjoyed the tour also. I will definitely recommend this tour to others and plan to go on more of their tours. Jon was a wonderful tour guide! Great job Discover Sarasota, so glad you are doing these tours!

– Kathleen B., Tripadvisor
Great tour!

Took a bus tour of Sarasota Fl. Jon was the guide & Siggy was the driver--they were both long time residents (>20 years) and knew the history and highlights of the area. They pointed out various neighborhoods, shopping districts, restaurants and the attractions of the area. I live in a nearby town & just may take the tour again to internalize all that they said and showed us. I'd recommend it to anyone; residents or tourists who want to learn more about Sarasota.

– Nancy N., Tripadvisor
Ley Lines and Labyrinths and Crystals, Oh my!

We had a terrific time on the tour in this beautiful city. Michael Newton-Brown, the tour guide was very interesting in his explanations, and in addition, he gave excellent mediumship messages to folks on the trolley.

– Wendy L., Tripadvisor
Psychic Sunday Tour

I had the BEST time on the Psychic Sunday Tour!! A big thank you to Tammy, and also to Michael Newton-Brown who was a wonderful host and an insightful medium. Hearing his background and how it applied to our tour definitely added to the experience... just so much fun. ✨

– Paige C., Tripadvisor
One of the best tours

The tour was so informative and fun. We learned a lot about Sarasota that we never knew before and we have been here 14 years. We are going to book more tours in the near future. Jon was an excellent guide.

– Jeff SRQ, Tripadvisor
Steve & Siggi Perfection!

I was thrilled with this Tour! I was a first time Visitor and I was delighted with Steve (born and raised here) and his stories and insights to Local History!...Thanks everyone for an excellent tour, filled with fun and delight! I will be back and will try each of them as I can!

– Josie M., Tripadvisor
Wonderful Tour

I have lived in this area 10 years and I learned a lot, my brother was fascinated at the history of the city. I would recommend this tour for anyone. Other tours advertised look interesting as well, I will definitely do this activity again.

– Patbradenton, Tripadvisor
A rousing success!

Both the owner of Discover Sarasota, Tammy Hauser, and Jerry Chesley, the art historian, were very knowledgeable and accommodating. A party atmosphere while obtaining knowledge is an absolute winner!

– Jayne K., Tripadvisor
Much to learn!

Greeted at their quaint 'terminal' by very friendly staff and the owner. Wonderful 90 minute overview of the city. We live here and still learned a lot! Our guide was wonderful, pretty well 90 minutes of continued narrative. Fun, comfortable and air-conditioned bus.

– Joseph D., Tripadvisor
Sarasota Trolley

What a wonderful way to see and learn about Sarasota whether you are visiting or live here it’s worth the trip. The store is adorable and the trolley is comfortable. Our guide and trolley driver made the trip a fun adventure.

– Carol S., Tripadvisor
Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Value

I can’t wait to do this tour again and to show someone in Sarasota a great time. Not only was the tour highly informative, but it was also fun, and the personal story that John, the tour guide shares with you about his connection to the Sarasota Theater was truly heartfelt. It’s refreshing to see people who are truly passionate about what they do. The people running the company make this tour extra special. You will leave the tour with a warm feeling and desire to explore the great city of Sarasota even more!

– Michael P., Google
Sarasota Secrets

Our goal, after living here for a (very unusual) year, was to learn about the city of Sarasota and find secret historical, cultural, shopping and dining options to enjoy. Our guide Steve delivered that big time and in a VERY entertaining way. We were thoroughly satisfied with the tour. A bonus was the shop, chock full of unusual gift treasures!

– Cindy and Mick C., Email

The tour was really informative, learned alot of history and things I didn't know about the area. The staff were WONDERFUL! From checking in/registering to the tour professionals, they were great, very friendly and knowledgeable.

– Taylor, Tripadvisor