Bluff City Tours was founded in 1986 by Greg and Pat Gelzinnis, a mother/son team from Godfrey, Illinois. It was the fulfillment of a dream for the pair who are active supporters of tourism in Southwestern Illinois. The two remain very active “Hospitality Partners” with the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Saint Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Though the Alton/Godfrey area is home base to the operation, the Bluff City Tours Team is right at home throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area; Carlinville, IL; Chesterfield, MO; O’Fallon, IL & MO; Collinsville, IL; Belleville, IL; Clayton, MO; Arnold, MO; St. Charles, MO; Columbia, IL; Staunton, IL; Florissant, MO and even Greencastle, IN and all points in between have all been “event and activity sites” over the companies 20 years of operation.
With the Trolley as their flagship, the Gelzinnis’ and the dedicated creative staff of Bluff City Tours have strived to bring home the feeling of quality and good “Ol Fashioned” friendly service that was commonplace when the “Trolley” was the country’s primary means of transportation. The company has also taken this same dedication to outstanding customer service to the “Destination Management” component of their professional services. Whether you are looking for a “High End” activity for a Board of Directors, a Community Event for thousands, a Spousal Program (for men, women or children), or a Convention Shuttle System, you will be treated with the highest level or professionalism and the comfort of that favorite pair of tennis shoes.
We hope that you will take the time to look in our photo gallery and see some of the photo highlights or our tours and activities. Also, we encourage you to scan the “Clients Comments” section of our site and see what “others” have had to say about their Bluff City Tours experience. After visiting the site, please give us a call or “click” for more information and give our team the opportunity to assist in making your next activity the most memorable one yet – the Nostalgia of Yesterday is only a phone call away.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Bluff City Tours Family!
Always Ready For Fun,
Greg & Pat Gelzinnis