Founded in the spring of 2006, the Rochester Trolley & Tour Company provides a variety of public and private sightseeing tours along with trolley and coach charters for any size group featuring personal service, complete tour and trip planning, knowledgeable and friendly guides, and a commitment to excellence every step of the way.
Our founder is a native Minnesotan whose life-long interests in local and regional history, geology, nature, ecology, literature and architecture, and abiding interest in the Rochester and Mayo Clinic story, led to the establishment of a variety of scenic, cultural, and historical sightseeing tours for visitors to Rochester and the region. Our initial signature tours – all of which we still conduct today – included an Old Amish Country Tour, Scenic Mississippi River Valley Tour, Twin Cities Tour, and Rochester City Tour.
In 2011, to meet the needs of Rochester’s millions of annual visitors and evolving tourism market, the company expanded by bringing the first-ever motorized tourist trolleys to the city of Rochester, and has since expanded its fleet to five trolleys, a luxury minicoach, and several private tour vehicles.
In thriving partnerships with many organizations, sites and attractions, the company has pioneered and developed many popular tours that are enjoyed by visitors and residents alike, including its Rochester City & Mayo Historical Trolley Tour, Great River Road Wine Trail Trolleys Tours, Haunted Rochester Trolley Tour, and Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours. Since its inception, the company and its guides have now conducted over ten thousand public tours and private events.