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Tour of Pensacola's Landmarks provided by Go Retro

Tour of Pensacola's Landmarks

Tour of Pensacola's Landmarks
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
About
Explore the city of Pensacola and its historic landmarks from the comfort of an air-conditioned, 1930 Ford transit bus on this affordable guided sightseeing tour. Learn about the history of the Florida Panhandle’s westernmost city, which was one of the earliest European settlements in the United States. Tour Pensacola monuments, buildings, and businesses with a local guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See Pensacola from aboard a vintage, air-conditioned bus
Get an overview of Pensacola’s historic landmarks
Learn about Pensacola landmarks and history from your guide
Family-friendly tour is good for all ages
What to expect
Meet your tour guide in the historic Belmont-Devilliers neighborhood of Pensacola and board a 1930 Ford transit bus. From there, explore the city’s historical sites and landmarks while learning about their significance, as well as the stories behind them. View a locomotive in the street, monuments of statesman and soldiers, city buildings, and historic homes. Your tour guide, a Pensacola native, offers insight into Pensacola, the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle that’s been ruled by the Spanish, British, and French throughout its history, earning the nickname City of Five Flags. Plus, make a stop at the Pensacola Visitor Information Center. The tour ends at its original departure point.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 14232P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Entry/Admission - Go Retro
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
610 N Spring St, Pensacola, FL 32501, USA
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Entry/Admission - Go Retro
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
610 N Spring St, Pensacola, FL 32501, USA
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum of 2 adults per booking. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    610 N Spring St
    610 N Spring St, Pensacola, FL 32501, USA
    See address & details
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    Go Retro
    Stop: 2 minutes - Admission included
    Passengers can pick up other tours offered by Go Retro at this location.
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  • You'll end at
    610 N Spring St
    610 N Spring St, Pensacola, FL 32501, USA
    See address & details
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4.5
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Reagan G
Lafayette, LA6 contributions
Excellently Educational and Worthwhile
Jul 2021
Sitting on the beach for our entire vacation seemed bland. After discovering this tour site group, my boyfriend and I were thrilled! As two college students always seeking knowledge, we knew this tour was worth the price. I bet your bottom dollar that you will know a beaucoup amount of Pensacola's history after completing this tour.

P.S. Use this tour time wisely. Talk with your driver. Ask historical questions. Tell jokes. Talk about your own history. Your tour guide and the crew of Go Retro are all ears!
Written July 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nomad232375
Panama City, FL1 contribution
Wonderful tour
Jul 2021 • Couples
Everything about this tour was wonderful!! The tour guide was very good he stopped the film when he should so that it would be up with where you are at on your landmark. Very good. We was just being tourist because we live in Panama City but we learned so much!!! You will not be sorry you did this
Written July 3, 2021
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Heidi
4 contributions
Great Experience!
May 2021
We showed up a day early by mistake, but Robert (our tour guide) fit us in that day. Great customer service! The tour was very informational. I would have never learned most of what was presented. I would absolutely recommend!
Written May 28, 2021
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Russ B
1 contribution
Mediocre at Best - Get an app for your smart phone instead
May 2021 • Family
Tour was interesting and seemed comprehensive. Was disappointed that the driver was just that… the driver. Very nice and pleasant but he didn’t really talk very much. The tour was given via a video on a tv screen narrated by a long-time Pensacola resident and historian. Could have done a self guided tour using an app on my iPhone and paid a lot less. IMHO, If I were starting a tour company, I would do the exact opposite. I would hire tour guides with perky personalities that truly loved their jobs and were able to answer questions and make the tour interesting. This company’s business model is all about taking as much tourists’ money as we can and spend as little as possible on outstanding, experienced and enthusiastic tour guides. This experience is lost in a sea of mediocrity. Skip the tour and find an app that will give you a better experience.
Written May 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
OwnerGR
Firstly, I'm sorry you cannot accept technology. On the website, it plainly describes the fact we use videos. We all have spent money hearing guides with "perky personalities" misinform us where "George Washington slept here". That is the primary reason Go Retro utilizes technology so the same consistent and correct story is related. Secondly, Florida state law prohibits a driver from talking and driving. One is supposed to stop and then talk. With your business model, tour companies would have to employ an extra person. As it is, operating a tour company costs a great deal in compensation, bus maintenance and insurance. Thirdly, it would cost lots of money to create an "app". Some have done that in Pensacola, and every company has failed. Go Retro has been in operation since 2012 and is the longest operating historic tour company in the city. I urge you to try us out again and embrace technology. All our drivers can answer most any questions as we regularly have sessions where we review the material.
Written May 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ryan P
Aurora, CO15 contributions
Interesting & Informative Tour
I enjoyed this tour very much. The driver was very friendly and informative. The tour narration was entertaining and well done. I learned quite a bit about the history of Pensacola.
Written January 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
OwnerGR
Thanks for coming and sharing your experiences. Please return to Pensacola again!
Written January 7, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ambassador116941
2 contributions
An enriching experience leaving you with many thought and a thirst to find out more.
Sep 2020 • Friends
All of it and our fabulous tour guide! The coach was very clean and most comfortable. Enjoyed having the screen inside coach with prompts to further punctuate Mr. Odom’s information. This was a birthday present and Mr. Odom made it a very special day with his dynamic tour.
Written September 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
OwnerGR
Thanks for your feedback. Please come again!
Written September 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lucy H
2 contributions
Excellent Tour
Jul 2020
My husband and I were in Pensacola for our honeymoon and decided to do the landmarks tour. Mr. Leroy was our guide. He was very friendly and happy to share his knowledge about the city. He went above and beyond during the tour by offering additional information that the recording didn't provide. He smoothly navigated through traffic and we also stopped to grab a complimentary snack at one of the landmarks. After the tour, my husband and I felt prepared to explore Pensacola on our own while enjoying the history and charm it has to offer. I would highly recommend Go Retro to anyone visiting Pensacola for the first time.
Written July 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kaylee M
1 contribution
Overall Great Tour
May 2020
My boyfriend and I were able to do this tour while we were in town for Memorial Day. It was our first time to Pensacola so we decided this would be a great way to learn about the area. The day of the tour we ended up being the only customers and we had a GREAT time. So thankful for Mr. Leeroy, our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable on the city, good places to eat, things to see, and overall just a friendly guy. He also brought along his grandson, which made for added entertainment. Would highly recommend this company/tour to anyone who visits Pensacola.
Written May 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
OwnerGR
Glad you enjoyed it. Come again!
Written June 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen V
109 contributions
Needs Live Narration
Feb 2020
Our tour involved a pre-recorded narration that did not sync with our tour. Although the driver stopped and started the recording, it was hard to determine where exactly we were. In some cases the driver had to pull over and wait for the recording to catch up or had to point out the landmark after the recording discussed it. I’ve never been on a pre-recorded tour before and I think a live narrator who was in sync with the driver would be much better.
Written March 24, 2020
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OwnerGR
Thanks for your feedback. Usually the driver is able to sync everything with the route, but at times construction and traffic impede that.
Written March 26, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ellie C
Pensacola, FL102 contributions
Under-whelmed
Feb 2020
I have never been on a tour where the operator did not speak. The whole tour was from a video that played in the bus. The video was not in-sync with the various "landmarks". The highlight was a stop at the visitors center.

We did not ride in a "retro vehicle", we rode in passenger van with a leaky air conditioner. The driver kept riding over the curbs!

One of the "landmarks" was a vacant parking lot with a ten minute video about a local christian college.

Overall a very disappointing tour. Would not recommend for anyone.
Written February 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
OwnerGR
In the state of Florida, the driver is not allowed to drive and talk at the same time. This is for passengers' safety. Clearly, you did not read the website, which describes what the company does and that the Retro vehicle isn't always available. The driver had to use the larger vehicle because there were so many passengers. Downtown streets can be very tight--sorry the driver hit a curb or two and was not as proficient in his timing; he's new. Most people are amazed about the Pensacola Christian School story--a day school that morphed into a multi-million dollar business. (All you saw was the parking lot, and you did not see or listen to the commentary.) If Go Retro were located where Jeff Bezos had begun Amazon out of his garage, I would want to drive by that. Go Retro could show a photo of what it looked like when he began it, and then you could see what it looks like today. I'm sorry Go Retro couldn't live up to your high expectations.
Written February 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Good information and history of city.
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Our Tour Was Wonderful!
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Very Informative and Enjoyable Tour
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Awesome time
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Fun tour!
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Excellent tour for everyone coming to Pensacola! Family, couple, and group friendly!
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