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Trolley Tours or Red Train?

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Trolley Tours or Red Train?

Hi,

We have planned a day trip to Saint Augustine during September (from our Orlando break) and would like to prebook a tour, and also maybe a ghot tour in the evening.

Its clear there are two competing organisations that fit the bill, and I just wondered which is best?

Red tours and ghost train, or Trolley Tours and Ghost Tour?

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1. Re: Trolley Tours or Red Train?

Hello McHaggis,

(Is your family responsible for that vile stuff Scots eat on Robert Burns' birthday??)

You don't need to book the trolley tour in advance. Just show up, park in the trolley tour's free parking lot for its patrons which is right there at their office, and get on the trolley which is next to depart. The trolleys depart at least every 20 minutes, maybe oftener.

Glad you can break away from Orlando to see something else of Florida!

Spirit

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2. Re: Trolley Tours or Red Train?

I'd go with the Trolley...

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3. Re: Trolley Tours or Red Train?

Thanks folks!

Haggis is deelish! You should get over here and try some ;0)

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Is there pickup for the trolley tours in Kissimmee or do you need to drive yourself to Saint Augustine? Thank you

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5. Re: Trolley Tours or Red Train?

They are both crap and loud, informal and overpriced. Call Goldtours and have a personalized great tour. Segways are also a good way to get around, and if u want to spend more money, try a horse drawn carriage. Go to Activities tab in St Aug Tripadvisor

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Kissimee to St Aug???? Two hour drive. Would be a six or seven hour trolley.

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7. Re: Trolley Tours or Red Train?

Do the research to determine which fit is best for you.

Red Train trolleys are narrower and specifically designed for some of the narrow passes in St. Augustine, something the competition cannot boast. They also have a companion ghost tour. Check online to see what sort of specials and promotion exist for when you'll be there.

We decided on Red Train based on this and a few other aspects.

If you opt for Red Train, during the day, request the Red Train being helmed by Smokey.

You'll not be disappointed.

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8. Re: Trolley Tours or Red Train?

Hi

We are thinking exactly the same as you just one year later!

Arriving into Sanford from Glasgow so wondering if we should drive straight to St Augustine and stay one or two nights before going down to Orlando. Was it worth the trip? Would a day trip do or do you think one or two nights stop over would be a good idea?

Thanks

Lynne

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9. Re: Trolley Tours or Red Train?

Hi CakeMum, two nights (or more!) would be better than a day trip as you can wander round at a more leisurely pace. There's a lot to see and do in St Augustine - one day would be too much of a rush.

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10. Re: Trolley Tours or Red Train?

Gold tour is good, but it's just that , a one shot deal. With the trolley you can ride 3 days, hop on and hop off at your leisure and they include free parking and the orange trolley includes a free beach bus that runs every hour, and will take you to the beach, alligator farm, and beyond. So it depends on what you're looking for out of your $20.