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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 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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Sep. 24: “Those Were the Days” at Broadway Palm

Memories, especially musical ones, just never seem to go away. This new show, “Those Were The Days” at the Broadway Palm, is meant to tickle those memories as well as give you some new ones. To give you a taste of what you will hear and see here, there’s The Twist (Chubby Checkers), It’s My Party […]

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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 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 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 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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Sep 9: Great Art & Architecture in Tampa

It’s remarkable that a very ornate 1920’s building can be restored to what it looked like in its heyday. But that’s nothing when compared with preserving artifacts that date back to ancient times. On our September 9 tour, you’ll get to see both, right here in Tampa. Our first stop will be the historic Tampa Theater, one […]

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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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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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Sep 19: Dazzling Chinese “Fireworks” in Tampa/St. Pete

One critic has called it the “museum equivalent of Chinese fireworks with lots of color and explosive vitality“. She added, “I didn’t want to leave“. She was talking about My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, the first U.S. exhibition to focus solely on the post-Mao generation of Chinese artists. It offers the first look at how China’s […]

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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 […]

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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 recently put it this way: “The southernmost town in the United States has always drawn the creative and kooky. Everyone from Jimmy Buffett to Tennessee Williams to Judy Blume has called it home and it was […]

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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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Sep 23: 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, it 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 Tuesday, September 23, Orange […]

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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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