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Sept. 16: Winter Haven Antiques and Collectibles

If you’ve ever visited dealers who sell antiques and collectibles, you know that no two dealers are alike. Each one has its own area of expertise and specialization, which makes the hunt for antiques and collectibles challenging and fun. Winter Haven is home to several antiques and collectibles stores and malls. On this tour, we’ll […]

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Sep 17: A Day at the Holy Land Experience

Orlando is known as the city of theme parks. There is perhaps none as moving and meaningful as the Holy Land Experience. Spread across 11 beautifully landscaped acres, The Holy Land Experience recreates the Jerusalem of Jesus Christ’s time in period-designed buildings while bringing the stories of the Bible to life through historical exhibits and theatrical reenactments.  On Thursday, […]

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Sep 30: OST’s “Spamalot” and the Orlando Eye

We have arranged an unbeatable combination for you: first a comedy; then a view of Orlando as you have not previously seen it. We have included a light lunch and a hearty dinner as well. Are you a Monty Python fan? If you are (and even if you’re not), you are going to be delighted with our first […]

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Oct 2-3: Wings & Wildflowers Festival in Leesburg & Mt. Dora

Hear well-known experts expound on the diversity and wonder of Florida’s birds, wildflowers, and natural resources on October 2 and 3, 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 takes place at the historic Lakeside Inn in Mt. […]

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Oct. 6: Ybor City and Tampa Harbor

Tampa is a city with a rich and colorful history. Join us on Tuesday, October 6, as we go on a walking tour of Historic Ybor City, once known as the cigar capital of the world, and on a water taxi ride, where we’ll learn about the history of Tampa’s picturesque harbor, as we ride […]

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Oct 7: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at Winter Park Playhouse

Imagine this: a 1950s high-school prom (maybe yours?) and up on stage are the Wonderettes, an all-girl singing group–four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” […]

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Oct 8: Paddle & Picnic on the Wekiva River

Nothing makes us happier than to repeat a successful tour. This makes the third time we have done this particular one. If you missed this tour the first two times, here is your chance to make amends. Or if you were one of those who has been with us before, why not do it again? What makes […]

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Oct 12-15: Four Days in St. Augustine

St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, also holds the distinction of being one of the most charming. To capture those charms for you, we have put together a tightly scheduled (but not in any sense strenuous) four days of sightseeing enjoyment. Monday After we pick you up at your home between 9:00 and 10:00 am (we’ll […]

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Oct 19: Seashells, Plants, and More: A Day in Sanibel

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 Monday, October 19, 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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Oct 24: Arcadia’s Bountiful Antiques

You may associate Arcadia with cattle, cowboys, and stockyards. But quaint, historic Downtown Arcadia is also one of the best antique destinations in Florida. A total of 24 quality antique shops housed in early 1900s buildings line three blocks of the main avenue, Oak Street. Not only are there antiques stores, but on the fourth Saturday […]

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Oct 25: Mt. Dora Craft Fair

The 31st Annual Mt. Dora Crafts Fair, one of Central Florida’s favorite festivals, is coming to Mount Dora on the fourth weekend in October, and Orange Blossom Tours will take you there on October 25. A total of 400 talented artisans from all over the country will display and sell their finest sculptures, ceramics, paintings, […]

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Oct 29: “Second Chances” at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater

This show is described by Broadway Palm as a “touching musical comedy [that] takes you on a journey through a hilarious year of operation at the Palm Coast Community Church Thrift Shop. Throughout the year, you’ll find it’s not just old treasures at the shop that are getting second chances.” What they don’t tell you […]

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Nov 4: “Million Dollar Quartet” at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater

On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together  four future rock and roll legends. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records who discovered them all. The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for […]

Talon Duncan, 12, with Yellow Bird Apache Dancers, a Native American dance troupe from Mesa, Ariz., performs at the 13th Annual American Indian Arts Celebration at Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. The three-day weekend event brought Native American visual artists, dancers, performers, crafts people and vendors, representing over 14 tribes from across the country, to Southwest Florida to promote Native American cultural heritage. Sponsored by the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum in Big Cypress, the festival also includes alligator wrestling, traditional house building demonstrations, a children's craft corner, food vendors and performances by Martha Redbone, Hank Nelson, Jr. and Cowbone. The celebration continues on Sunday from 11 A.M. to 3:45 P.M.. Tristan Spinski/Staff December 25

Nov 6: American Indian Arts Celebration at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Each November, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation hosts an American Indian Arts Celebration. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Seminole people—-their dance, music, arts, culture, history, and contributions to Florida’s heritage. On Friday, November 6, we’ll take you to this year’s festival which features a full schedule of […]

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Nov 10: Surprising Lakeland–an Insider’s Guide

As a travel destination for those of us in Highlands County, Tampa, Sarasota and Naples beckon appealingly from the West, Orlando with its theme parks from the East. But there is a city much closer to Highlands County than either of these. Of course, it’s Lakeland. Perhaps you have overlooked it as a destination, thinking it […]

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Nov 11: OST’s “Bakersfield Mist” & Orlando Eye

Fifty-something and in between jobs, Maude, a blowsy, hard-drinking, chain-smoking barmaid who has recently been fired from her job, spends her last few dollars on a thrift-store painting which she’s convinced is a Jackson Pollock worth millions. When renowned art expert Lionel Percy arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, […]

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Nov 12: St. John’s River Paddlewheeler Cruise

On November 12, travel back with us in time, as we take a relaxing four-hour cruise along the St. John’s River on the Barbara-Lee, an authentic stern-wheel paddleboat. This was a very popular and enjoyable cruise when we offered it back in April. This time, we will be seeing the St. John’s river scenery dressed in […]

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February 18-21: 3 Days in 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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