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Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism Rolls Out New Trolley Service for Rome-Floyd County
The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism is proud to announce the launch of a new trolley in Rome and Floyd County to help expand our current public tour offerings as well as offer service for private rentals.
“Exploring Georgia’s Rome has never been more enjoyable,” says Lisa Smith, Director of the Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism. “Thanks to the support of the City of Rome and Floyd County; we are able to provide a reliable and expanded trolley service for both residents and visitors.
The trolley has been named “Roman Rose” and will display the same Cherokee Rose as the “Ramblin’ Rome” Mobile Welcome Center in recognition of Rome’s Native American heritage.
The new trolley attractively maintains the nostalgic look of a traditional trolley with arched windows and interior wood benches and paneling. It accommodates up to 30 seated passengers and additional 16 standing passengers. Each seat has a window view and passengers can access the viewing deck off the back of the trolley.
Public Tours: The new trolley allows for trips and tours throughout Floyd County. The tourism office will utilize the trolley to introduce a new series of public tours in Floyd County; open to both visitors and residents. The tours will provide historical tours of: Lindale, Shannon, Cave Spring, Celanese, Berry College and Downtown Rome.
The tourism office hosted 25 group travel planners this week who enjoyed the trolley’s inaugural ride. The group toured attractions throughout Rome, Cave Spring and Floyd County during their visit.
Carolyn Sandgren, Group Tour Planner and Travel Expert with Elite Travel of Cape Girardeau, Missouri said, “It was like we stepped back in time. It was a very enjoyable experience, especially being able to ring the bell.” She added, “Rome is one of the most beautiful, historic downtowns in the South that I’ve seen.”
Free public tours on the trolley will be offered during National Tourism Week on May 10. Tickets will be required and the tourism office will announce when tickets become available.
Private Rentals: The trolley is available for private rentals 7 days a week in Rome and Floyd County; perfect for weddings, family reunions, meetings and groups.
The cost for private rentals is $500 for the first 2 hours; $200 every additional hour ($300 for 1 hour only)
The non-profit/school rate is $400 for the first 2 hours; $150 every additional hour ($250 for 1 hour only)
There are additional charges for holiday rentals. Click here for more information.
To book the Roman Rose Trolley: Contact The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism at 706-295-5576