I thought this tour was okay. We did a tour in Washington DC that was way more interactive. We only got off the trolley once to take pictures, which was kind of a bummer. There was a lot of time spent talking about the University, which I wasn’t too fond of. Overall, the tour was good. I wish we would of been able to get off more, but the guide was very informative and had really fun trivia about Richmond!
Covered a lot of Richmond. Emily was our tour guide, Robert was out driver. Wish we could have gotten out at a few more places. Driving down monument circle couldnt see the statues, only saw base of statues.
the tour was really a nice experience. The negatives: the trolley was really rough riding and noisy. At one traffic light a moped was directly behind us and drowned out the narrator. I guess that if the AC was on and the doors were closed it would have been better.
The tour and information was interesting, but why city tours insist on using 80 year old trolleys is a mystery. The trolley is noisy, the tour guide speaks through an amplifier with a single speaker that is too loud for some and not loud enough for others, the seats are hard and small and lack legroom for people of the 21st century and the windows are not made for seeing the sights. Thankfully it was air conditioned.
This was a sister's weekend getaway and we were looking for convenience. The Trolley Tour pickup and drop-off were right down the street from our hotel! And the tour itself was so enlightening. I am a history buff, but I learned so much more about Richmond......and I thought I was a semi expert having spent so much time there over the years. We plan to do it again with my granddaughter.
I wanted to have a tour of the city that would give me overall sense of which sites I would want to spend my time visiting in depth later. This tour did that for me. It was a nice two-hour ride around town to all of the major neighborhoods. We learned some fun facts about each area that helped us identify where we wanted to concentrate our time later on. The tour guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. We did take a nice 10 minute stretch break about halfway through where we got out at Libby Park and were able to take some photos. If you are looking for a tour that enables you to get out at several sites to walk around or that gives you really in-depth history on each, then this one might not be the tour for you. If you want to get a high-level sampling of what Richmond has to offer, then this is a great starter tour.