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Nov 1: Clermont in a Day: Art, History, Waterfront, and Wine

The City of Clermont is one of the fastest growing cities in Central Florida, but its downtown area still has the charming, quaint look and the warm, comfortable feel of a small town. We’ll visit downtown Clermont on Saturday, November 1, to enjoy a potpourri of varied activities. Here’s our itinerary. Art We’ll arrive at […]

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Nov 10: Tour the Everglades Agricultural Area

On this farm tour, we’ll learn about the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) —700,000 acres of unusually fertile farmland located directly south of Lake Okeechobee and directly north of the Water Conservation Areas (WCAs) that drain into Everglades National Park. Sugarcane is the primary EAA crop but other winter vegetable production is of major economic importance as […]

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Nov. 15: Mt. Dora: Classic Cars, Country Music, Cuba & Collectibles

Mt. Dora has proven to be one of Orange Blossom Tours’ most popular destinations. There’s a good reason for that and on this tour, we’ll give you a smorgasbord of Mt. Dora attractions, some on our schedule for the very first time. In the morning, we’ll stop first at the Museum of Speed, which is much more about […]

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Nov 5: “Best of Enemies” at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Inspired by Osha Gray Davidson’s book of the same name and based on a true story, Mark St. Germain’s new drama, The Best of Enemies reveals a universal truth: all people, no matter their differences, are capable of change. Amidst their incendiary words of prejudice and fear, Ann, a civil rights activist, and C.P., an Exalted Cyclops of […]

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Nov 2: Mt. Dora Gardens, Plant Sale and Tea Room

Do you enjoy gardening? Would you like to peek into someone else’s garden for new landscaping or plant ideas or inspiration about color and textural combinations? Or maybe you’re just looking for an excuse to have a wonderful time in the outdoors. Then why not join us for the 11th Annual Lakes and Hills Garden […]

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Nov 13: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Bird Gardens of Naples

Corkscrew Swamp, a 13,000-acre pristine wilderness sanctuary located north of Naples, is one of the few remaining swamplands in Florida that has not been encroached upon by agriculture and land development. Managed by the Florida Audubon Society, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was recently named a Wetland of International Importance by the prestigious Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. […]

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Oct. 28: Ybor City: A Walking Tour, Columbia Restaurant and a Streetcar Ride

Ybor City in northeast Tampa, once known as the cigar capital of the world, is today a National Historic Landmark District. And Seventh Avenue, Ybor City’s main commercial thoroughfare, has been named one of the “10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association. On Tuesday, October 28, Orange Blossom Tours will give you a chance […]

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Oct 19: “The Buddy Holly Story” at Broadway Palm

February 3, 1959 was the “Day the Music Died”, so dubbed by that famous line in the Don McLean song, “American Pie”. It is a reference to the deaths of rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa on that fateful day. The […]

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Oct 7: Saving Historic Homes

Saving an historic Florida house from demolition is almost always an uphill battle. On this October 7 tour, we’ll visit four historic homes for whom that battle was won. We’ll also hear the fascinating first-person account of how one of these buildings was recently saved, told by the intrepid woman who would not take “no” for an […]

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Oct 17: Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons at Amway Center

Like to watch basketball on TV? Never been to an NBA game? Are you a Magic fan? Do you follow the Detroit Pistons? Do you enjoy watching world-class athletes do what they do best from great seats in a beautiful arena? If you answered YES to any of these questions, we invite you to join us on […]

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Oct. 6: Shop the Mall at Millennia in Orlando

On Monday, October 6, Orange Blossom Tours will take you to The Mall at Millennia, the upscale, contemporary, indoor shopping mall located in Orlando. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy five hours of relaxed, cool and elegant shopping and dining. The Mall at Millenia is famous not only for its excellent shops and restaurants—150 in total, […]

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Oct 3-4: Wings and Wildflowers Festival

Hear well-known experts expound on the diversity and wonder of Florida’s birds, wildflowers, and natural resources on October 3 and 4, when OBT takes you on an overnight trip to the 3rd annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival. Daytime activities take place primarily at the beautiful 64-acre Venetian Gardens in Leesburg; dinner and breakfast take place at […]

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Oct 18: Antiques, Fine Asian Dining and Theater

Here is a tour that begins with the familiar and continues with the latest in dining and theater. On Saturday, October 18, Orange Blossom Tours will take you to St. Petersburg for the day. The tour starts at the Sunshine City Antiques and Collectibles Show. This is one of the largest, most popular, and well attended antiques shows […]

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Oct 2: “They’re Playing Our Song” at Winter Park Playhouse

They’re Playing Our Song is a musical with a book by Neil Simon, based on the real-life relationship of Marvin Hamlisch who wrote the music and Carole Bayer Sager who wrote the lyrics. In it, a wise-cracking composer finds a new, offbeat lyricist, but initially the match is not one made in heaven. The two undergo a series of trials and overcome […]

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Oct 1: “Les Miserables” at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

The monumental musical, Les Miserables will open Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s season this year. And Orange Blossom Tours would like to take you there on October 1. Complete with a live orchestra and a cast of 30 actors, this will be the largest single production in Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s history. Based on Victor Hugo‘s classic novel, Les Miserables is a magnificent and […]

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Oct 21: Seashells, Turtles and More: a Day on Sanibel Island

Seashell enthusiasts from all over the world travel to Sanibel Island, which is rated the #1 shelling spot in North America and the third best destination worldwide. On Tuesday, October 21, Orange Blossom Tours will take you to Sanibel Island to visit the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively […]

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Nov 18-21: 4 days in Old Town Key West

Key West has a lot going for it: history, location, and a culture all its own. Conde Nast Traveler, which ranks Key West among the 10 best small cities in America, recently put it this way: “The southernmost town in the United States has always drawn the creative and kooky. Everyone from Jimmy Buffett to […]

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Oct 13: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadians

Ice hockey in Florida? Sounds like an oxymoron but alas, the Tampa Bay Lightning has been popularizing major league hockey in this area since 1992. They even won the Stanley Cup in 2004. So mark you calendar for October 13. That’s the day we will be taking you to the Tampa Bay Times Forum to […]

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Oct 14: Lower Wekiva River Paddle and Picnic

Nothing makes us happier than to repeat a successful tour. On 24 April 2014, three of you joined our guide, Kenny Boyd and me on this tour. Kenny himself summarized our experience best: Pure sunshine and lots of it was the theme for our paddle and picnic with the group from Orange Blossom Tours today. […]

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