Here's what people are saying
about Sarasota's Big Top Tours...
It turns out that the perfect way to have a historical tour of Sarasota is through the eyes of the circus. Practically every landmark in town has a circus connection... That's the best thing about the circus tour. It helps connect the dots of our one-of-a-kind community." — Mr. Chatterbox, SARASOTA MAGAZINE
For two hours-plus, lifelong clown, juggler, magician and stilt-walker Toby Ballantine... narrated a tour that traced Sarasota's world-famous circus history. The hidden gems [along the route] and a touching outpouring from the circus veteran made the tour special. — Bradenton Herald
Thank you so much for making our bus trip such a great and fun time for all of us! A highlight of our season! — Sojourners, Christ United Methodist Church
Bob Collins has introduced a new concept in Sarasota tourism: Sarasota's Big Top Tours. Combining his affinity for the circus, his interest in travel, and his affection for Sarasota, Big Top Tours distinguishes itself... in that it visits circus sites of historical and cultural significance in "America's Circus City." What's more, the tours... are hosted by a professional performer, Toby Ballantine, who offers entertaining insights into life "under the big top." — The White Tops
An entertaining experience even for a Sarasota native. Multi-generational. — Jon Thaxton, former Sarasota County Commissioner
The tour was a thorough delight. Not only did I learn so much about Sarasota's circus history, but Toby was such a fine person to share it all with us... What a gem! I hope more people learn about it. — Rabbi Jonathan Katz, Temple Beth Israel
Sarasota's Big Top Tours is full of wonderful surprises. I thought I'd already seen the local sites and knew all about the circus in Sarasota. Not so! Big Top Tours showed us cool "old" places I didn't know about and offered a deeper, richer understanding of Sarasota's circus heritage, all in a fun format that is a sure fit for any age... Don't miss Sarasota's Big Top Tours. — Review on TripAdvisor
We had a grand time today Bob. Please thank Toby for me! — Kristine E. Rutherford Director, Resident Services, Bay Village of Sarasota, Inc.
On behalf of the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, I wanted to thank you for providing an engaging and informative look into Sarasota's circus legacy... We sincerely appreciate your commitment to heralding Sarasota's arts and cultural treasures. — Virginia J. Haley, President, Visit Sarasota County
FOR GROUP TOUR AND LECTURE INFORMATION,
CALL BOB COLLINS @ 941.966.1226 OR SEND AN E-MAIL INQUIRY TO BOBCOLLINS@OUTLOOK.COM