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Tours & Special Events

logo, icon, company nameMost weekday tours run in “Dolly The Trolley,” our new 31-seat trolley. During High Season (November-May), some Specialty Tours may run in “Vanna White,” our 9-passenger high-top van. Both vehicles are enclosed and air-conditioned.

If you book through us directly and need to reschedule, we will be happy to do that for you with a $10 per ticket rebooking fee. This option is not available for tickets booked through an Affiliate like Tripadvisor/Viator. Booking through an Affiliate also costs more money so we encourage you to book with us directly.

Our Tours & Special Events

About Discover Sarasota Tours


Discover Sarasota Tours is a locally-owned tour company offering many 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 nonprofit 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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As Featured In

The Best Sightseeing Trolley Tours In Sarasota

The Best Thing I Did on Vacation!

This was by far one of my most favorite things that we did on vacation this year! From the tour guide to the bus driver, everyone was very kind and humorous. I learned a lot about the history of Sarasota and its ghostly inhabitants. It was a perfect mix of fun and fright!

– Deaven C., Tripadvisor
Wonderful city tour

My wife and I have had numerous city tours all around the world. The tour guide on this trolley, Steve, was perhaps the very best one we have ever experienced. His narrative was interesting and his timing was superb for the entire 90 minutes.

– Larry J, Tripadvisor
Amish Explanation

Really a great tour. Our guide, Kendra, was very well schooled in the traditions of the Amish, and her delivery was wonderful.

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

I can’t wait to do this tour again and to show someone in Sarasota a great time... You will leave the tour with a warm feeling and desire to explore the great city of Sarasota even more!

– Michael P., Google
Made Sarasota Come Alive!

The "overview" tour was packed with insights into the founding of Sarasota and the founders' foibles underneath their aura of riches, including the fabulous architecture. If we knew earlier in our trip how good these tours are we'd have done more!!

– Berkowitz 700, 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
Circus Secrets

Absolutely fantastic tour today (Circus Secrets) with Bob Collins. The tour was so well-planned, entertaining, informative and Mr. Collins was a kind a gracious host. I plan to come back with neighbors and friends in the near future. Don't miss this one!!

– Ray H, Tripadvisor
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.

– Cindy & Mick C., Email
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
Wonderful!

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
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
Take this tour — as soon as you can — upon arrival to Sarasota.

Take this tour — as soon as you can — upon arrival to Sarasota. Fun and informative. Pat was our guide and Dori was our driver. They were both gracious and hospitable and Pat’s knowledge of Sarasota is unparalleled. You will get many ideas for fun things to do and tips for great places to eat and drink.

– Nona N., Tripadvisor
Well done, Discover Sarasota!

4 girlfriends who have lived in the area for many years decided to do a Discover Sarasota Leading Ladies Tour on Wednesday, 1/5/2022. We were thoroughly entertained, learned new information, and saw neighborhoods which we normally didn't travel through. Our tour guide was very informative, very knowledgeable, and provided an extremely enjoyable tour. Upon completion of our tour, we all enthusiastically exclaimed we wanted to do another tour soon. Well done, Discover Sarasota!

– Michelle W., Google