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New Private Group Tour Options From Discover Sarasota Tours

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Discover Sarasota Tours introduces SMALL PRIVATE TOUR OPTIONS for its most popular 90-minute, summer air-conditioned trolley tours.

“During these difficult times, we have been getting requests for more private tours so people can be with only their friends or family members,” says Tammy Hauser, CEO of Discover Sarasota Tours. “So we decided to launch two small group tour options to accommodate these needs.”

  1. Friends & Family Tours for up to 12 people, $899 plus sales tax. Guests can book ANY summer tour on ANY day and at ANY time with your family or friends. This option is available on all summer tours, including City Sightseeing ToursCircus ToursHaunted Sarasota ToursTiki Trivia Trolley Tours, and Infamous Sarasota Happy Hour Tours running weekends through September.
  2. Half-Day Private Concierge Tours for up to 10 people at $179 per adult, $79 per child 6-12. Get picked up in style at your local hotel or home to enjoy a private half-day (4-hour) guide-narrated City Sightseeing Tour in the comfort of our air-conditioned trolley with opportunities to stop at any of our main attractions such as the Ringling Museum, Selby Gardens, Jungle Gardens, St. Armands Circle, Amish Pinecraft Neighborhood, Main Street, or Burns Court to get out and explore on your own.

Full amount due at time of booking. To book, please email your desired date and time, tour theme, and number of people to:

To accommodate COVID-19 requirements, DST is working with SRQ Trolleys on cleaning and sanitizing to prepare all trolleys for tours.

In addition, staff and guests will have their temperatures taken when they arrive. Anyone with a fever will be asked to leave and have their tickets refunded. All guests must wear masks and can use the disposable hand sanitizer packets offered at no charge. For guests who do not have them, masks will be sold at the Vintage Sarasota Gift Shop. Tour Guides and Reservation staff will wear masks while greeting guests. The first rows of seats will remain unsold to ensure distance from the guide and driver.

During the pandemic, Hauser has been busy bringing joy and entertainment to Sarasota families through The ChillMobile, her ice cream truck normally parked at the trolley tours cottage. To book your tour online, go to To book The ChillMobile for a neighborhood visit, driveway happy hour or corporate event, go to



Discover Sarasota Tours offers 14 entertaining, interactive and informative air-conditioned trolley tours about the most interesting people, intriguing places, and amazing stories that have shaped Sarasota’s rich cultural past.

All tours depart from our charming Trolley Cottage (behind the Breakfast House off Fruitville in downtown Sarasota). The Trolley Cottage features ample FREE parking, a fun Vintage Sarasota gift shop, and The ChillMobile, a vintage ice cream truck.

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1) Reservations manager Ryan Cofrancesco and tour guide Steve McAllister at the Discover Sarasota Tours Trolley Cottage reservations desk; 2) Discover Sarasota Tours Trolley.

If you need higher-resolution images, please email DST Communications Manager Erin Hart at

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