All aboard! Hop on a fleet of 1940’s vintage dining train cars as you leave the throngs of tourists visiting Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios for a fun Orlando train tour. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time as you journey through Central Florida’s “Golden Triangle” cities of Eustis, Tavares and Mount Dora on the Royal Palm BBQ Limited Railway, enjoying your spread of chicken, pulled pork, baked beans, green beans and more.
Gaze out and view beautiful lakefront scenery and majestic oak groves on your Orlando train tour, as you relax in the fully climate-controlled dining cars of the Royal Palm Railway to beat the heat of summer, or warm up from the chill during winter months. Forget the craziness of the tourist zone as you become immersed in the laid back comfort of the countryside while having a great Southern BBQ lunch!
After your train tour experience on the Royal Palm BBQ Limited Railway, your adventure continues with time to explore the historic downtown of Mount Dora. Known as a slice of “Old Florida,” this New England style village on the shores of Lake Dora boasts a myriad of boutiques, antique shops, local eats and scenic parks, contrasting the big city feel and crowds of the Orlando tourist zone.
With handpicked location suggestions from your tour guides, and much more to find, you will feel right at home in small town Florida. Enjoy a great day in the country with plenty to see and do for everyone in the family!
Approximately 4-4 ½ hours total. Please note that Orlando traffic conditions can vary widely while I-4 is under construction. This tour typically operates on Saturdays and Sundays most months of the year.
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Mount Dora’s historic Lakeside Inn has hosted Presidents Coolidge and Eisenhower, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford. The 1981 film “Honky Tonk Freeway” was filmed in Mount Dora, and many Mount Dora buildings were temporarily painted pink for the film’s set. Mount Dora is famous locally for its antique shops and cafes. Original Orlando Tours offer other themed tours on the Royal Palm Express.
This train tour is only offered in English. Florida weather is unpredictable and may impact the tour. If the weather is deemed unsafe by our guide due to weather conditions prior to commencement of the tour, Original Orlando Tours will offer a substitute tour at the original day and time, offer a credit to be used on any future Original Orlando Tours adventure, or fully refund the tour fee, the choice of which is at the option of our special guests impacted by the weather disruption. There are no refunds once the tour has commenced (i.e., the vehicle has left your departure point). This train tour also includes an Orlando discount savings booklet. We suggest wearing a hat, comfortable shoes and sunscreen to make your tour an enjoyable one in warm months as well as a jacket in cooler weather.