402 Civic Center Drive, Rome, Ga 30161
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.
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 in May of each year. 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 profit rentals is $300 for a minimum of 1 hour; $200 every additional hour
The non-profit/school rate is $250 for a minimum of 1 hour ; $150 every additional hour
Outside of Rome and Floyd County (within a 100 mile radius) – $1,500 flat fee based on 8 hours and $900 flat fee based on 4 hours
There are additional charges for holiday rentals. Click here for more information. ROMAN ROSE TROLLEY RENTAL INFORMATION
To book the Roman Rose Trolley: Contact The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism at 706.295.5576