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“Great way to see attractions, but guides are inconsistent.”

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Richmond Trolley Company
Ranked #20 of 28 Tours in Richmond
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a great way to explore sites in Richmond, however, it really depends upon your guide. We took the city tour and our guide was extremely knowledgable and presented his information in a story telling manner that was most enjoyable. However, we also took the Hollywood Cemetery trolley tour and it was a very different experience. Our guide was nice but not very knowledgable and was unable to respond to most of the questions asked by our group. We also questioned some of the stops we made on the tour wondering if they covered the most pertinent attractions. Again, this is a great venue for touring and we found our trolley driver most enjoyable; but consistency of the guides is an issue.

3  Thank Kathy C
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We took a two hour Trolly tour around Richmond. While we have lived here 35 years (my husband grew up here!) we learned more about the history of places we have either toured or seen for many years. Emily did a fabulous job of sharing the history of how Richmond came to be. The trolly driver did a great job of navigating the city as each tour guide has a different order for the tour but they cover the same places.

1  Thank Joan9101
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

This tour of Richmond is well worth it. The trolly is in great shape and they provide cushions for the hard wooden seats if you desire. The guide was very informative and kept our interest throughout the ride. The sound system could be improved, but we could hear better when we moved up closer to the driver.

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

I liked the old firehouse they were in the most. The tour is a good basic overview of interesting history or monuments/buildings in downtown Richmond.
It gives you a good idea of what you want to see further on your own (ie capital bldg or museums). Staff was very friendly.

2  Thank michelle f
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

This tour would have been great anyhow - especially for us because we knew nothing about getting around Richmond. What made it exceptional was Brenda, our tour guide. She's a native who not only does this for a paycheck, she does it for pure love of the city. She's not only a wealth of historical knowledge, she makes the tour fun, fun, fun! You won't go wrong if you're on her tour.

1  Thank vikismom
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