You can stroll around the delightful city of Naples, browse the shops, and relax on the beach, but if you really want to know more about the fascinating history and development of this historic city, you need to climb aboard a Naples Trolley Tour.
This sightseeing tour introduces you to the very best of Naples, from the historic pier to the oldest surviving house, Palm Cottage, which is now the home of the Naples Historical Society. Fully narrated, the comfortable trolley tour covers over 100 points of interest. What’s more, as the narration is not recorded, you get the most up-to-date info and news, and you can ask the guides questions too.
Informative Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tours Around Naples
The vintage orange and blue trolley makes 20 stops as it cruises around downtown Naples, the Design District, City Dock, Waterside Shops, and Third Street South. You can ride all day long at your leisure and hop on and off as many times as you wish when you see somewhere that demands a closer look.
The tour covers a 31-mile circular route and takes between 1 hour 45-minutes to two hours to complete. Once you’ve enjoyed your lunch, completed your shopping, or enjoyed visiting a local attraction such as the Naples Pier or the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, you can pick up the next trolley. There is no start and finish point, so you can board at any stop that is convenient, and get off whenever you choose.
The tours are led by knowledgeable local guides who are hand-picked for their ability to weave amusing local stories into historical facts as the tour progresses. Even if you’ve lived in Naples all your life, you’re sure to learn something new!
Amusing Stories and Historical Facts on Naples Trolley Tours
Interesting, educational, and fun for all ages, this is a great way to discover Naples on a hot sunny day. Now the County Seat of the sprawling Collier County in Southwest Florida, Naples has over 100 years of history. However, it only really developed as a high-end resort destination from the 1960s. As you pass some of the first homes built in Naples in the 1890s, you’ll learn about the enterprising families that settled in the area and started businesses in a town that was little more than a dusty trail in a mosquito-ridden swamp.
The tour passes the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on its 125-acre beachfront site. This historic hotel was originally founded in the 1880s although the original structure was replaced in the 1970s. It remains a family-owned luxury resort hotel that has an integral part of Naples history, as you will learn on the Naples Trolley Tour.
As well as enjoying local stories about Naples, passengers can use the tour as a useful and fun mode of alternative transportation. Whether you want to visit one of Naples beautiful beaches, enjoy lunch in historic Tin City, take a fishing trip from the City Dock, or go shopping at the Village on Venetian Bay or 5th Avenue South, the Naples Trolley Tour provides convenient regular service from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day of the week.
Reservations are not required and tickets can be purchased from the Naples Transportation and Tours Visitor Information Center, which is located near Tin City. Tickets can also be purchased with cash (only) at any Trolley stop. Your ticket is good for the entire day and saves the stress of trying to find parking in the popular downtown area or close to the beach. No wonder Naples Trolley Tours is the No. 1 Naples, Florida tour on TripAdvisor!