Welcome to Atlanta

The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line is your tour and sightseeing expert for your visit to Atlanta GA.

Our blog will serve as a tool to help you plan and visit the city of Atlanta Georgia. Over the life of our blog we will add features, video clips, tour guide recommendations, local tips, advice and information we feel will be helpful to you when you plan your trip.

Visit our website: http://www.atlantatrolleytourline.com/

Friday, November 20, 2009

Websites

We have been busy putting together our new webites for the 2010 season. Our main website: www.AltantaTrolleyTourLine.com will come on live Novemeber 27 with a new look and updates. We are very excited to have the new site almost ready to laucnch.

Our affiliate site are also popping up on line:

www.AtlantaHolidayTrolleyTour.com
www.AtlantaChocolateTour.com
www.AtlantaBlackHistory.com

These sites are live on-line now and are being updated daily with new information.
Please visit our sites and we look forward to seeing you on a tour.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Atlanta's Haunted History Tour and Oakland Cemetery

Our Haunted History Tour ended on November 8th for the 2009 tour season. Do not fear, it will return beginning the first week in March, 2010.

The tour formed a great partnership with the Oakland Cemetery. In 2008 the cemetery was hit hard by the March tornado. We here at Atlanta Trolley Tour Line wanted to find away to assist the cemetery in the efforts to clean and preserve this most important location in Atlanta and its history.

A portion of all ticket sales from the Haunted History Tour were given to the Historic Oakland Foundation. We we able to give back to the foundation $1,400 during the 2009 season.

Plans are now in the works for an expanded Haunted History Tour for the 2010 season. Oakland Cemetery is a part of those plans. We are very much looking forward to working with Oakland Cemetery in the 2010 season

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Trolley Name Annoucement

OK. After countless emails and phone calls we have decided it is time to reveal the name of our newest trolley.

Our new trolley joined the fleet this October. The trolley if ADA compliant.

The new name of the trolley is:

THE MIDTOWN MARY

Midtown Mary joins the Scarlett O'Hara and the Suzanne Sugarbaker as part of our fleet.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Atlanta Trolley Tours

It is hard to believe that Autumn is here and that the winter season is almost on us.

We here at Atlanta Trolley Tour Line have been hard at work getting ready for the season.
In this newsletter you will see the different offerings will be having over the winter season in Atlanta for 2009 - 2010.

At the time of this newsletter there are only 10 days left to take the final tours of the Haunted History Tour in 2009. If this is something you would really like to do, make your reservations now as the week before Halloween is always the busiest. This tour will return in the Spring of 2010.

September and October were very busy months for us in both tours and for private bookings. We worked with 22 different weddings and private events over the last couple of months.

Look for Atlanta Trolley Tours in up coming parades. You will find us in following parades this fall: The Atlanta Pride Parade, Atlanta Veterans Day Parade and the Children's Health Care of Atlanta Parade. Please wave and scream when you see us driving by.

We are now in the process of revamping our main company website for the 2010 season. We will also be adding a new stop on our route. We will be adding the Carter Presidential Center to our tour route.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Name Atlanta's Newest Trolley

WOW !! The response has been over whelming. We received more than 200 email about our name the new trolley contest. So many great names were submitted that we will keep many of them on file and consider them in the future as our fleet grows.

Here is what we have done:

We have picked the top 10 names from all the email we have received. We have created a poll on our blog. Go to our bog and vote on the name you think will represent Atlanta. The poll will be active for 2 weeks. At the end of the 2 weeks we will have our new name.

We have also kept all the email with the top 10 names so we can pick a winner to receive a free trolley and free Haunted History tour for picking the winning name. A name from all the winners will be drawn at random and you will get a feature in the next newsletter when we announce the name of the new trolley.

We want everyone to vote so please vote, vote, vote.

Our Blog Address is

www.AtlantaTrolleyTourLine.blogspot.com

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Name Our New Trolley, Win a Prize !

We need your help. We have been turning our brains inside and out trying to come up with a name for our new trolley. So, we decided to turn to all of you for some help.

What do you think a great name for our new trolley should be? Name can real or fictitious but we want the name to reflect Atlanta. It should be a name then when one sees it they think of Atlanta.

We will accept name ideas through the end of August and we will pick a winner. If you submit a name and we pick it you will receive 2 passes for our Atlanta trolley tour and 2 passes for our Haunted History Tour.

You will find the information on this new addition to our fleet in the newsletter. Just email your suggestions to us here thepostmaster@atlantatrolleytourline.com.

We look forward to seeing what creative names everyone comes up with.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Atlanta Trolley Tour Update

Can you believe that 2009 is already half over. It is amazing how time flies.

The summer so far had been great here at the Atlanta Trolley Tour Line. With conventioneers and vacationers we really have been very busy. July is on course to being one of our highest months for ridership this year

We enjoy our jobs here at Atlanta Trolley Tour Line. We have met people from all over the world and from all most every county in Georgia. We have a rare opporunity to showcase the city of Atlanta and show what a great place Atlanta is to visit and live.

We have been working hard behind the scenes preparing for the winter and holiday season.

Thanksgiving weekend we will launch our Holiday Trolley Tour. On this tour adults and kids alike can ride the trolley around downtown and they can ride with a special guests. THAT'S RIGHT!!!! Santa and Mrs Claus will be aboard the trolley as well. We looking forward to having the famous couple work with us this holiday season.
As always we hope everyone continues to have a fun and safe summer.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Vendor Program

Our vendor program has been going on for 2 months now and it has become a huge success.

The Margaret Mitchell House in midtown is our top selling vendor for the last 2 months.

Anyone can become a part of our vendor program. It is also a great way to make extra revenue for your hotel or arrtaction. Contact us for more information on the vendor program.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Twitter

That's Right ! Atlanta Trolley Tour Line has come to Twitter.

You can follow Trolleyjoe on twitter. Get updates about our tours and you never know you might even get a special discount every now and then.

We love to have our guests tweet us from the tour routes and let us know where they are, what they are up to and how they are enjoying their tour.
All tweets get posted to our blog instantly.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Trolley Arrives

It is official. Our new WHITE trolley has arrived. We recently upgraded one of our trolleys. It has been furnished with new floors, sound system and painted white.

The most popular requested color for trolleys has been white. This is due to the many wedding events we get.

We have teamed up with several vendors including florists and sign makers to help customize a trolley for your event or wedding.
We can add signage on the trolley that includes company logos, sponsorship information, and 'Just Married" and "Happy Birthday" signs. Signs can be customized with names, dates or special messages

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Excitment everywhere

Hello to All

We hope everyone is having a great summer so far. It seems as if summer arrived earlier than usual. We at Atlanta Trolley Tour Line have been very busy. Once again June saw a record number of riders. Our new sales location at the National Museum of Patriotism is doing very well. We have a sales person posted at the Museum Friday - Monday and guests looking for a tour can purchase tickets and board the trolley at this location. We now have 3 locations where guests can purchase tickets.

We will be open and operating on July 4th.

Look at the bottom of this newsletter for a special offer for those of you who wish to ride our tours on the 4th of July.

We are already gearing up for the Fall and holiday season.

We expect a large increase in bookings for the Haunted History Tour this fall. If you want to take a tour or would like to book a group we suggest you do this ASAP to ensure we can accommodate you.

Plans for December is to have a Holiday Trolley Ride around the downtown area. Bring your friends, family and all the kids for a ride with Santa and Mrs.Claus.

We are in the process of working with several dining locations to bring a great experience for the Valentine season. At this time we know it will include lots of chocolate. Keep checking the newsletters for more updates on this tour.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Atlanta

Abounding with culture, parks, and shopping, Atlanta is called "The Capital of the South" for good reason.
Get ready for an up-close look at the city’s hustle and bustle aboard this hop-on, hop-off trolley tour!
Discover all the history from Atlanta's founding through the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era in every neighborhood of Atlanta.
Your journey takes you through many of Atlanta's neighborhoods: Downtown, Grant Park, Cabbagetown, Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Distict, SoNo, Midtown, Georgia Tech and Centennail Olympic Park.
You will hear tales of famous writers, see the beautiful park and, hear the triumphs of the Olympics throughout the city.
You will see the major attractions, the best places to wine and dine, the best shopping, where to go for night life, beautiful green spaces and parks, views of the city's architecture, and so much more.
Ride at your own pace. Disembark the trolley at any of the 14 stops; then re-board to continue your adventure. It's a great way to get around the city for a day of sightseeing

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

ATLANTA TROLLEY TOUR COMBINATION TOUR TICKETS & ATTRACTIONS DISCOUNTS

The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line has teamed up with some of Atlanta's major attractions to offer brand new combination tickets. We hope that these tours will make our guest's visit to Atlanta more productive, more affordable and enjoyable


Atlanta Trolley & Haunted History Tour

For $60.00 guest can enjoy both the Atlanta Trolley Tour and the Haunted History Tour. This package will save guests $8.00 on their tours.Georgia Aquarium

For $52.00 guests can enjoy a trolley tour and addmission to the Georgia Aquarium. This package will save guests $5.00 on their tours

National Museum of Patriotism

For $39.00 guests can enjoy a trolley tour and admission the to national Museum of Patriotism. This package will save guests $5.00 on their tours

Inside CNN Studio Tour

For $40.00 guests can enjoy both a trolley tour and the Inside CNN Studio tour. This saves guests $2.00 on their tours


Margaret Mitchell House
Guests will receive $3.00 off their addmision to the house and tour when they show their trolley ticket

Atlanta Cyclorama
Guests will receive $1.00 off their addmission when they show their trolley ticket

Turner feild tour and Braves Museum
Guest receive a $2.00 discount coupon when the purchase their tickets for a trolley tour.

Atlanta CityPass is a carefully selected collection of Atlanta's most popular, most famous attractions, priced a whopping 49% less than the cost of tickets purchased separately. The CityPass youth price (ages 3-12) shaves 53% off individual ticket prices. Atlanta CityPass is valid for nine days from first day of use.

The Atlanta Trolley Tour has stops at 6 of the City Pass Locations. Bolded attractions are on the Atlanta Trolley Tour route. City Passes can be purchased at all of our sale locations.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Summer

It is hard to imagine that Summer is finally on us. Atlanta Trolley Tour Line is excited to be starting its 2nd summer season in Atlanta. School is out and tourist are back in town.

May was a great month and we broke our all time single day ridership on Memorial Day Weekend. Our combination passes with the Georgia Aquarium also sold out that weekend.

June is full of activity for Atlanta Trolley Tour Line. We have many weddings lined up through out the month. Trolleys are very popular at weddings. They enable guests who may be staying at a hotel to have transportation to the church, reception and back. They make a unique alternative to a limousine and create a lasting memory. Using them as transportation also ensures that guest who may celebrate the day a little to much have a safe way to return home.

This summer is also the summer of the Staycation. This is where one vacations in thier own city or state. One way to start your Staycation is to take the Atlanta Trolley Tour. The tour along with the purchase of the Atlanta City Pass will give you several days of fun and admission to many of the attractions in the city.

Atlanta Trolley Tour Line Sells the City Pass at its Underground Atlanta location. Using the City Pass will save you over $50.00 in savings on admissions the major attractions in Atlanta.

If you only have one day to spend touring the city then the Trolley Tour and Georgia Aquarium combination ticket is a great deal. For only $52.00 you can enjoy a day of touring and get admission to the largest aquarium in the world. This combination is the only tour and aquarium combination in the city.

With the purchase of the City Pass or the Aquarium Combination ticket visitors to most attractions are able to bypass the line and gain entrance once the arrive. NO MORE WAITING IN LONG LINES.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Hello

As we put together this post it is hard to belive that May is already half over. What an exciting month it has been here at the Atlanta Trolley Tour Line. As we told all of you in our last newsletter April was a record breaking month for us being the highest riders of all time for Atlanta Trolley Tour Line. May is on its way to being just as busy as we were in April.

We have had lots of calls about our hotel vendor program and will be adding more partners in the next few weeks, This program is a great way for a hotel or attraction to make extra money while at the same time offering their guests and additional service.

You all know that we run trolley tours daily but In this months newsletter we are letting you know about some of the other services we offer here at Atlanta Trolley Tour Line.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Other Services

comprehensive step-on guide service to tour groups visiting Atlanta Georgia. Our guides are experts on local history, and we can tailor a package to your interests. Civil War, Civil Rights, Famous People, Local History, whatever your focus, we can entertain and inform your group with any combination of walking and riding to local and other attractions .

The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line provides a unique form of transportation to make your event unforgettable. Having a classic style trolley adds a touch of class and a load of fun to any event.

For $60.00 guest can enjoy both the Atlanta Trolley Tour and the Haunted History Tour. This package will save guests $8.00 on their tours.

Package tickets can be purchased on our website and at our two downtown retail locations at the National Museum of Patriotism and Underground Atlanta.

For $52.00 guests can enjoy a trolley tour and admission to the Georgia Aquarium. This package will save guests $5.00 on their tours.

The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line can custom design a tour to your needs. A private tour can take you to places not located on our regular trolley route. We can include trips to attractions that are not located in the city. We can even arrange to include admission to the most popular attractions in the city. Private tours are designed with your interests in mind. We can recommend places to visit or we can work with your list of places to see and design a tour unique to your group.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Atlanta's Haunted History Tour

Atlanta's Haunted History Tour takes you on a journey into the night and into the darker side of Atlanta. On this 2½ hour tour you will hear tales of spirits, hauntings, mysteries, murders, suicide, war, fire, monsters and other stories of the city you would never hear on an average tour.

Your tour starts at the Visitors Center located at Underground Atlanta. You will ride through downtown Atlanta to your first stop, Oakland Cemetery, one of Atlanta's most treasured historical sites. A portion of your ticket cost is donated to the Historic Oakland Foundation, so you experience the thrills, excitement and intrigue of Atlanta's darker side and contribute to the preservation and education of this treasured historical site at the same time. You will learn of 19th century burial customs as well as tales of the residents who call Oakland home.Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery began in 1850 as a six-acre cemetery. It is a showplace of sculpture and architecture, and a botanical preserve with ancient oaks and magnolias. Here in this peaceful place the full scope of the city's rich and fascinating history unfolds before you. On your visit you will see the graves of 6,900 Confederates, as well as 3,000 unknowns. Some of Atlanta's most famous citizens, like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, famous for Gone with the Wind, and Maynard Jackson, Atlanta's first African American mayor, are also buried here.

From there you re-board the Tour Trolley and begin your journey back to tour Underground Atlanta. Under the streets you will hear tales of some of its most interesting characters.Underground Atlanta was given birth to in the 1920's, after concrete "viaducts" were constructed to elevate the street system one level, to permit a better flow of traffic. Merchants moved their operations to the second floor, leaving the old fronts for storage and service. Today, the Underground offers a complete family experience, with retail shops, specialty and gift shops, fast food, unique features and entertainment, special events and fine restaurants.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

April Brings Record Number of Riders

Well it finally looks as if we have moved out of Winter and into Spring. Atlanta has had some of the perfect weather one can remember in recent history. With good weather comes the return of the tourist.

April brought a lot of excitement to Atlanta Trolley Tour Line.
The Haunted History Tour has launched. We have added an additional 6 people to our staff. We saw our first sales from our attraction and hotel partners. But, most exciting is, we experienced our highest ridership ever in the history of the company. We view all of the great experiences as signs of even better things to come.

We are looking forward to serving and working with all of you over the summer season.

Please find operating hours and contact information at bottom of newsletter.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Southern Hospitality Pass

Many Atlanta residents have returned over and over to enjoy our tours and as to use our services as a way to showcase the city to their friends and relatives.

The SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY PASS is designed to give our loyal customers a chance to take their tours for free. Here is how it works:

1. Take your first tour at the regular price
2. Sign up for the SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY CARD
3. Each time you return with a paying customer bring your card and your tour is free
4. Only one card per party is allowed

Card good for Trolley Tour and Haunted History Tour.Card holders also get special discounts for renting trolleys for their special event of private group tour. It is just one way we want to show our thanks for those of you who have used our services over and over again.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Welcome Caity

Please take a moment to welcome Caity Whiteaker to our staff.

Caity will be our Event and retail manager for Atlanta Trolley Tour Line.

She will handle all bookings for private events and over see our new retail locations.

If you are interested in learning more about our private events feel free to contact her.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Partnerships

The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line is always looking to work with the hotels and attractions around the city.
Several hotels have signed on to be vendors to their guests and offer both the trolley tour and Haunted History Tour for sale to their guests

Hotel Midtown and the Hamton Inn Downtown both have sent guests on tours and have designed tour packages that include a trolley tour of the city.

Attractions around the city have begun to see many of our customers visiting their locations. Look to you left and you will see some of the benefits attractions have begun to offer trolley tour riders. The opportunity to offer a combination ticket to an attractions is by far the best way to service our customers and create a value for their sightseeing dollar.

We would welcome any opportunity to work with you to help bring the best value to our customers and yours.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Attraction Discounts for trolley riders

$1.00 off at Atlanta Cyclorama

$2.00 off at Atlanta Braves Museum and Tour

$3.00 off at Margaret Mitchell House

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Three New Combination Tickets

The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line has teamed up with 2 of Atlanta's major attractions to offer brand new combination tickets. We hope that these two new tours will make our guest's visit to Atlanta more productive, more affordable and enjoyable.

National Museum of Patriotism
For $39.00 guests can enjoy a trolley tour and admission the to national Museum of Patriotism. This package will save guests $5.00 on their tours

Georgia Aquarium
For $52.00 guests can enjoy a trolley tour and addmission to the Georgia Aquarium. This package will save guests $5.00 on their tours.

Atlanta Trolley and Haunted History Tour
For $60.00 guest can enjoy both the Atlanta Trolley Tour and the Haunted History Tour. This package will save guests $8.00 on their tours.

Package tickets can be purchased on our website and at our two downtown retail locations at the National Museum of Patriotism and Underground Atlanta.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Georgia Aquarium and Atlanta Trolley Tour Line

The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line is excited to announce that we have formed a new partnership with the Georgia Aquarium. With the purchase of our regular trolley tour guests can purchase an admission ticket to the aquarium. This package is $52 and saves our guest $5.00 for both attractions.

This package can be purchased at our 2 retail locations located at The National Museum of Patriotism and at Underground Atlanta. This special package can also be purchased from our website: www.atlantatrolleytourline.com

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Schedule, More loops

We are excited to announce our new time schedule for tours, Friday April 3, 2009.
Our tours will begin at 9:00 AM starting at the National Museum of Patriotism(NMOP). The tour will proceed to stop #3 at Underground Atlanta and leave the Underground at 9:15 AM. The tour will proceed towards the Margaret Mitchell House(MMH) at stop 11 for a 10:00 AM tour.

Tours will leave on time so if you have guests and/or friends who need to purchase tickets please make sure they arrive at a stop with plenty of time to baord the tour.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Trolley Stops

We have added new stops for the 2009 season.

A new benefit for our guests with the new stops is if a they have purchased an advance ticket from either a hotel or from our website they may board the trolley at any of our 14 stops.

All voucher sales from our on-line vendors must come to our ticketing locations at either the National Museum of Patriotism or the Visitor's Center at Underground Atlanta.

NEW STOPS

1. National Museum of Patriotism
GA Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola
2. CNN Center and Inside CNN Tour
3. Underground Atlanta
4. Turner Field
5. Grant Park
6. Oakland Cemetery
7. MLK Center
8. Downtown/Hyatt
9. Civic Center
10. Botanical Gardens
11. High Museum of Art
12. Center for Puppetry Arts
13. Margaret Mitchell House
14. Varsity

Locations in bold lettering indicate official ticket sales location

The stops reflect a change from customer feed back and from our partners in hotels and attractions. We are trying to make it easier for guests to board the trolley from several locations across the city.

At this time we are still seeking a midtown partner for ticketing and boarding. If interested please contact us.

In order to pick up the trolley at one of our stops guests can purchase their tickets on line and then board the trolley at the stop of their choice.

Our new stop # 6 was placed on Peachtree St. in front of the Hyatt Downtown to make it easy for guests staying at all the central downtown hotels to have an easy boarding location. Hotel guests who purchase their tickets on-line or through their hotel can board the trolley here.

If your hotel is not already selling tickets please contact us to learn more about our vendor program.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Partnerships & Retail Locations

We are working with the National Museum of Patriotism (NMOP) and the Margaret Mitchell House (MMH) and have established new point of sale locations for the Atlanta Trolley Tour Line.

We will have a retail station located in the lobby of the NMOP where guests can purchase tickets for the Atlanta Trolley Tour or the Haunted History Tour.

Guest can also purchase tickets for the trolley tour at the main counter at the MMH. Haunted History Tour tickets are not available at this location.

We are extremely excited to be working with the museum to be located in the heart of the tourist district around Centennial Olympic Park and at the heart of the Midtown Mile.

Guests with vouchers from our on-line vendors such as Expedia.com etc, are welcome to board the trolley at the NMOP. Just have guests come to our desk in the lobby to purchase or exchange vouchers for tickets.

The MMH will not be able to except vouchers from our online partners.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Atlanta Trolley Tours welcomes its newest hotel partner

Holiday Inn Express Airport4601 Best RdCollege Park GA 30337

Guest staying at this hotel can purchase individual tickets or look to see if the hotel is offering a special that includes a tour of Atlanta.

We are always looking to partner with local hotels to make it easier for us and the hotels to give customers a great experience of Atlanta.

If you would like more info on how your hotel or attractions can partner with us please contact us for details.

There is no upfront cost in becoming a partner with Atlanta Trolley Tour Line and it is a great way to generate revenue for your business.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hotels To Offer Trolley Tours

The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line is teaming up with the following hotels. These hotels will offer tours to thier guests in packages or offer tickets for sale at thier hotel.

Ellis Hotel
Granada Suites Hotel
Hampton Inn/Suites DT
Embassy Suites Airport

We are always looking for new hotels to partner with. Please contact us if you are interested in offering Atanta's best sightseeing tour.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Haunted History Tour Sponsors

Atlanta Trolley Tour wants to thank and recognize our sponors for the Haunted History Tour. With out their help the tour would not b possible.

Oakland Cemetery
Underground Atlanta

We are very fortunate to have two great partner to work with on this tour.

A portion of your ticket cost for the Haunted History is donated back to Oakland Cemetery.

For more information on the Haunted History Tour or the Atlanta Trolley Tour please feel free to contact us.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Private Tours

The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line can custom design a tour to your needs. A private tour can take you to places not located on our regular trolley route. We can include trips to attractions that are not located in the city. We can even arrange to include admission to the most popular attractions in the city. Private tours are designed with your interests in mind. We can recommend places to visit or we can work with your list of places to see and design a tour unique to your group.A Partial List of Other Attractions:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History, The Carter Center, Atlanta History Center, Govenor's Mansion, Little 5 Points, Historic Decatur Square, Stone Mountain Park, Gwinnett CenterPerimeter Mall, Cobb Center for the Arts, Marietta Square, Historic Roswell, Buckhead, Lenox Square Mall, Phipps Plaza

Our Trolleys can also be used for private transportation and special events such as birthdays, pub crawls, proms and weddings.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Everyone is a buzz with the fact that this is launch week for Atlanta's Haunted History Tour.

Haunted History Tour
Launched This Week

On this this 2 1/2 hour tour you will follow your guide - on a journey of Atlanta's darker history.
you will hear tales of spirits, hauntings, mysteries, murders, suicide, war, fire, monsters and other stories of the city you would never hear on an average tour.
Starting at the Visitor's Center at Underground Atlanta you baord the tour trolley and begin your journey into Atlanta's nightto your first stop, Oakland Cemetery.

You will learn of 19th century burial customs as well as tales of the residents who call Oakland home.After a short trip through downtown you stop at the state capitol and Underground Atalnta.

Your tour will take you beneath the streets of Atlanta where you will hear tales of some of its most interesting characters.
A portion of your ticket cost is donated to Oakland Cemetery for the Historic Oakland Foundation. This will contribute to the preservation and education of one of Atlanta's most treasured historic locations

Monday, February 16, 2009

Atlanta Trolley Tour Line is back for its second season.

Atlanta Trolley Tour Line announces 2009 schedule and tours.
Atlanta Trolley Tour Line is back for its second season.

The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line is back for its second season. The Atlanta based tour service began operating January 16, 2008 and has just celebrated it first year of operation. In its first year it has service almost 10,000 visitors to the city.

“Our service is now entering its second year and we are very excited to be a part of Atlanta’s tourism community” said Joseph St. Jean who is owner of the tour service. “Our first year of operation has been an amazing adventure. It’s been overwhelming.” “We have had a great success and look forward to the 2009 season.”

The local sightseeing service is the first time that many of the major attractions in the city have been connected together by a tour. Visitors and locals alike can now take a trolley tour around the city and get a great overview of Atlanta’s history. The tour has 14 stops on the route. If a rider wanted to visit an attraction on the route they can get of the tour at their stop and then reboard at a later time and continue.

“This is a service this city has needed for a long time,” said St. Jean. Mr. St. Jean is a native of Boston Massachusetts where he studied at Harvard University. “It was at Harvard that I discovered my love for history,” said St. Jean. It is also when he began working for a trolley tour company located in Boston. After graduation he continued to work for the tour company but only in Key West FL. He came to Atlanta to work at the no longer existing SciTrek Museum. “Within six months of moving to Atlanta I was without a job and then 9/11 happened and we all know what happened to the job market after that event.” Mr. St. Jean then managed a small tour company in Atlanta for a couple years before setting of on his own. “The idea came to me while I was working on my MBA. I wrote my business and marketing plan for the company during that time.”

“The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line is ideal for tourists and residents living in Atlanta because it offers two great services all in one trip. The trolleys provide transportation while sightseeing around the city with a well-educated tour guide,” Mr. St Jean said. “Our goal is to give the visitors to Atlanta an educational and entertaining trip while at the same time promoting the city and all it has to offer in a positive and exciting manner.”

With the start of its second Atlanta Trolley Tour Line is adding Atlanta’s first ever Haunted History Tour. On this 2 ½ tour guests will hear tales of spirits, hauntings, mysteries, murders, suicide, war, fire, monsters and other stories of the Atlanta one would never hear on an average tour. The tour starts at the Visitor’s Center located at Underground Atlanta and guests will ride through downtown to Oakland Cemetery.
Oakland Cemetery is the final resting place of many of Atlanta's settlers, builders, and noted citizens like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and Maynard Jackson. It is also home to over 7,000 Atlanta’s Confederate Dead. At Oakland guests will learn of 19th century burial customs as well as tales of the residents who call Oakland home.
Guest will then continue their tour through downtown to the State Capitol Building where they will take a tour from the Capitol to Underground Atlanta. Beneath the streets of Atlanta guests will here tales of haunting and characters of Atlanta.
“We are really excited to be partnering with both Oakland and Underground for this tour,” Said St. Jean. “ The company was looking for partners it could work with and both these locations where chosen because of the unique history provided by each location.”
“A portion of your ticket cost will be donated to Oakland Cemetery for the Historic Oakland Foundation,” Mr. St. Jean said. “This will contribute to the preservation and education of one of Atlanta’s most treasured historic locations, especially after last year’s tornado.” “I was watching the news several nights after the tornado hit and they were highlighting how badly Oakland was hit and the damage the tornado caused. It was then that I knew I wanted to include Oakland in this venture and to create a way to raise some funds for the cemetery.” “Oakland is a vital link to Atlanta’s history. It is Atlanta’s history.”

The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line operates from the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau visitor’s center located at Underground Atlanta on Pryor Street seven days a week with 4-6 tours on a daily basis. Tickets can be purchased on the same day customers plan to ride the trolley or they can purchase them on line. The tour takes about an hour and a half to ride and leaves from stop number one located Pryor and Alabama Streets.

Tours generally start between 9:00 and 10:00 AM and conclude around 5:00 PM. Guests have the opportunity to get off at different location and spend time visiting the sites. Guests will be picked up from the location by a trolley at a later time.

Reservations are required for the Haunted History Tour. To make a reservation just call the SPIRT LINE at Atlanta Trolley Tour Line. They tour may not be suitable for kids under 12 years of age. “ Reservadotions are ready coming and we even have some old out nights,” Mr. St. Jean ‘ We are very excited by the early response to this tour.”

Monday, January 19, 2009

Winter Hours and Schedule

January and February 2009
Tours Run Thursday - Sunday
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM. 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
We will be open the FULL week of January 26 to accomodate the Poultry Convention.
We will return to full operations starting March 1 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Trolley Tour in Atlanta to ad additional stops to route

It is always great to get feed back from our customers be it good or bad. From this feed back we can see where we are meeting the needs of our customers and where we need to improve our services. One comment we have received fairly often is the suggestion of new stops for the trolley to go to. In response to these comments we are going to ad and additional 3 stops to the trolley routes begining March 1st, 2009. The Stop we are adding will be Oakland Cemetery, Apex Museum, Downtown Atlanta/Hyatt.

Our list of stops will be as follows

1. Underground Atlanta
2. Turner Field
3. Grant Park
4. Oakland Cemetery
5. MLK Center
6. APEX Museum
7. Downtown Atlanta/Hyatt
8. Civic Center
9. Atlanta Botanical Garden
10. Woodruff Art Center/High Museum of Art
11. Center for Puppetry Arts/Bremen Museum
12. Margaret Mitchell House
13. The Varsity
14. Centennal Olympic Park

We hope the addition of the 3 new stops will service the customers and the attractions in a positve way.

We always welcome feedback from our customers and freinds alike. Please feel free to contact us. You will find and email link on our website. www.AtlantaTrolleyTourLine.com

Please visit our Haunted History Tour site at www.GhostToursAtlanta.com

Thursday, January 1, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our freinds, supporters, customers and affiliates.