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Wilmington Trolley Company

101 S. Water Street #1, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 763-4483
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying that I do not take my reviews on Tripadvisor lightly. I feel compelled to provide a frank and direct appraisal of my experience. In the case of this tour I have to say I was disappointed. The tour was advertised as a Holiday Lights Tour. As such I expected to see holiday lights. I had... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This wasn't the best trolley tour I've had, but it was interesting. The tour guide was very friendly (wish I could remember his name... in his 70s, used to be a NYC police officer) and he did a good job. But, I'm just not sure there is THAT much in Wilmington to fill much longer of a tour. At only... More 

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boca raton
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107 reviews 107 reviews
6 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Decided to take the trolley tour on our first visit to Wilmington as we did in Charleston, Savannah, and St. Augustine. Our tour guide, (Mark? - a high school Latin teacher) was great, both informative about the numerous historic homes and sites as well as offering suggestions on dining and other things to do. Inexpensive with available coupons and well... More 

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Lancaster, New York, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Best way to tour the area. Very informative and interesting facts. Comfortable and relaxing way to see everything and its history. Driver was very knowledgeable. We did this first then walked around the areas we wanted to see up close and personal!

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Long Island New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I found this trolley tour to be a great experience, with a great guide who gave us a lot of information about the area. While he did get a few things wrong (while pointing out a location that was used to film the movie We're the Millers he kept calling Jason Suedekis David--small things like that), the tour was a... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Have taken a variety of Trolley Tours and I find that a variety of conditions determine how well you enjoy them. Our driver for the Wilmington Trolley Co. was friendly and knowledgeable. The weather was great, traffic was not an issue on this particular day (can be a pain when the Trolley is 'stuck' during a tour) the sound system... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a very informative trolley tour. I was impressed by the number and condition of the large, old houses. It's obvious the city was a very rich city in the 1800's. I never knew it was North Carolina's largest city for many years and why. The driver was very knowledgeable. It's money well spent.

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Forest City, Iowa
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62 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You would probably see more and learn more about the area if you took a walking tour. The trolley is hot, uncomfortable and the tour has no rhyme nor reason. The tour guide was reckless in her driving and kept saying "I don't know what that is (or was)...I better find out." Useless.

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Flint, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Tour guide Richard was very informative and skilled at getting around traffic even the road closure we encountered do to a film shooting. I would not recommend this tour for young kids as it would probably be too boring for them. It is cash only which is not noted anywhere and the lady at the brochure counter told us otherwise.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our trolley tour was very interesting & gave us a lot of information in just one hour. The combined driver & guide knew an awful lot about the history of Wilmington & even imparted some modern-day facts! If you have young children who aren't able to sit quiet for 60 mins, then I would suggest that you think hard about... More 

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