On this air-conditioned City Sightseeing Trolley Tour, visit Sarasota’s historic neighborhoods. Circus lore, Amish culture, real estate developments, and colorful stories about Sarasota’s founders give visitors a true overview of Sarasota’s rich and amazing history.
- Person Ages 8+
The Best Tour in the Circus City!
During the pandemic, we are not able to accommodate last-minute bookings. If you are planning to take a tour, please book in advance so we can plan for your visit. Tours that do not meet the minimum of 10 will be cancelled three days before the tour runs.
Learn about the rich circus history of Sarasota on an unforgettable trolley tour! Pass by key city landmarks as our informative and passionate tour guide, Bob Collins, tells stories about the colorful cast of circus characters, showmen, and performers who called Sarasota home.
Meander through historic neighborhoods such as the Rosemary District, known for its vibrant food and art scene. Learn about the rich history of the Ringling brothers, the five brothers who owned and operated the circus renowned as the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Pass by the 21-gallery museum John Ringling constructed to house his extensive artwork collection, which opened to the public in 1931.
Explore several other locations intimately involved in Sarasota’s circus history, including Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Circus Arts Conservatory, and the Circus Ring of Fame on St. Armands Circle.
This 90-minute trolley tour is perfect for all ages and shows you a whole new side of Sarasota. Get ready for a fun-filled circus adventure during this show on wheels. It’s an illuminating experience you don’t want to miss!