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DST Launches NEW Murder Mystery Musical Trolley Tour Who Killed The Circus Queen?

Discover Sarasota Tours launches a brand-new interactive musical theater experience aboard Dolly the Trolley called Murder Mystery Trolley Tour: Who Killed the Circus Queen? The show opens Saturday, April 30, and runs Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM year-round. This original script, written by local playwright and director (and recently named DST Artistic Director) Michael Newton-Brown, is the first murder mystery musical to be performed on a trolley. It features a cast of four professional actors and includes musical and dance numbers, with additional roles played by tour guests. This fantasy murder-solving tour visits many circus locations in Sarasota during the 90-minute adventure, where colorful characters jump aboard to add clues and hilarity for the guests. Upon arrival at the Trolley Cottage, guests can choose to be cast in a role and receive their costumes and scripts. Then they enjoy complimentary…

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April 22, 2022

DST in SRQ – April 11, 2022

Monday, April 11, 2022 Discover Sarasota Tours is a local tour company offering entertaining and informative sightseeing tours of Sarasota’s most interesting people, places, neighborhoods, and communities as well as two interactive theatrical shows. These guide-led tours are a perfect way for locals and visitors to learn more about Sarasota in a fun and engaging way….

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April 12, 2022

Jon MacDonald Interview in Palm Aire Communities Council Newsletter

Neighbors in Our Midst An Interview with Jon MacDonald Dan Reeves | Palm Aire Communities Council Newsletter Spring 2022 I recently interviewed an interesting resident from Pine Trace, Jon MacDonald for our new column, Neighbors in Our Midst. Although he left Chautauqua, New York in 1972, he has been a resident in Palm Aire since…

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March 12, 2022

DST Irish “Hooley” on the Trolley Tour!

Discover Sarasota Tours brings back a fun way to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint—the third annual Irish “Hooley” on the Trolley tour. Join us for the wearin’ of the green! Guests will enjoy complimentary wine or beer at the Trolley Cottage Tiki Bar while browsing through our Vintage Sarasota gift shop, full of fun old-time treasures….

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February 21, 2022

DST’s Amish Experience Tour on Solo Travel Girl Blog

Things to do in Sarasota: The Amish Experience Tour Jennifer A. Huber | Solo Travel Girl Blog January 29, 2022 Sarasota is home to a unique culture for Florida. Within 10-square blocks of the Pinecraft neighborhood is an Amish and Mennonite community where you’ll see residents pedaling adult tricycles and find eateries serving the best…

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January 31, 2022

Love Stories of Sarasota Returns for 2022

Love Stories of Sarasota Returns for 2022 Celebrate Valentine’s Week with your sweetheart on the entertaining Love Stories Of Sarasota trolley tour, running February 11 and 12, 2022! Upon arrival, guests will enjoy complimentary champagne at Discover Sarasota Tours’ Trolley Cottage Tiki Bar while browsing through our Vintage Sarasota gift shop full of fun old-time treasures and Valentine gifts. Guests will board…

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January 24, 2022

DST’s Kendra Cross in Gasparilla Magazine

’Tis The Gift To Be Simple The Pinecraft Subdivision in Sarasota and the ‘Amish Experience’ T. Michele Walker | Gasparilla Magazine January/February 2022 At first glance, Amish culture and beach life go together as well as pickles and ice cream or Sinatra and Snoop Dogg. That seems like it’s an understatement, but for the five…

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January 13, 2022

Discover Sarasota Tours Offers First Hospitality Day January 10

DST Offers First Hospitality Day January 10 This first Hospitality Day includes three FREE 90-minute City Sightseeing Tours at 9 AM, 12 PM and 4 PM for hospitality industry partners to learn more about the history of Sarasota, its unique neighborhoods and colorful cast of characters. “Many people reached out to us, asking if we…

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December 30, 2021

Discover Sarasota Tours Welcomes Dolly The Trolley, Our Newest Fleet Member!

Discover Sarasota Tours kicks off the season with a brand-new vehicle, “Dolly The Trolley.” Dolly can seat 30 people and will be running several times a day all year long leading entertaining guided and narrated tours of Sarasota’s history and culture. “I have been dreaming about owning my own trolley since I started the tours…

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October 18, 2021

Pennsylvania-Based Retro Roadmaps Author “Mod Betty” Appears at 3rd Annual Discover Sarasota Tours Trolley Bash

Discover Sarasota Tours is hosting its 3rd Annual Trolley Bash, a customer and local partner appreciation party at its trolley cottage on November 4th from 4:30-6:30 p.m., with net proceeds benefitting the Historical Society of Sarasota County. Tickets are just $20 and include: Beer or wine in the Tiki Bar, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from…

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October 11, 2021

DST in Parade Magazine – 9/15/21

Here are the Top Second-Act Career Change Ideas for Women at 40, According to Career Experts WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 | BY MARILYN LILES [Excerpt] Ice Cream Truck Owner Tammy Hauser (age 57 from Sarasota, FL) had to pause her trolley tour business amid the pandemic. To make an alternative income, she got quarantine creative…

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September 15, 2021

DST Ramps Up for Halloween with Expanded Haunted Sarasota Tours

Discover Sarasota Tours offers a fun way to celebrate Halloween: on an interactive trolley tour about the city’s colorful haunted history—Haunted Sarasota: Mummies, Murder & Mayhem! Haunted Sarasota tours run most Friday nights throughout the year, but additional dates have been added on the evenings of October 23-31 at 7 PM or 8 PM for Halloween….

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September 9, 2021