BBQ Train Tour + Mount Dora

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the royal pizza express train tour is included during an original orlando tours visit to historic mount dora florida

Tour Overview

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!

BBQ Train Tour + Mount Dora Includes:

  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel
  • Train tour ride aboard refurbished 1940’s dining car
  • Full barbecue meal served during train ride
  • Assortment of soft drinks and water
  • Shopping time in Historic Downtown Mount Dora
  • Professional guide with local commentary
  • 10% discount for your next Original Orlando Tours adventure (valid for 30 days)
  • This Original Orlando Tours Explorer Tour includes an Orlando discount booklet for each guest
  • Confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
    • Children Ticket: 4-12
    • Adult Ticket: 13+
  • Seating is arranged in groups of 4 aboard the train
  • The minimum age of all our guests is 6 years old

Exclusions and Extras:

  • Beer and wine available for purchase aboard the BBQ Limited Railway
  • This train tour is not wheelchair accessible


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.

Cancellation Policy:

You may receive a full or partial refund by notifying us via email at of the cancellation. No refunds shall be issued for cancellations not received at least 72 hours in advance of the starting time and date of your tour. Please review your Terms and Conditions document for other cancellation provisions.

Sunny’s Local Tips and Bits:

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.


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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 4.5 hours
Maximum number of people: 12


100% of guests recommend

4.6 of 5 guest rating

based on 4 reviews

  • Harris P

    1 Review
    "A lovely day with the family"
    What's better than amazing BBQ and great sights? And to top it off you get to spend some time in Mount Dora, a lovely little town.
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  • Mark Young

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    "Worth it!"
    After a stressful week at the parks this was the perfect way to decompress, I got to feast on BBQ and my wife really enjoyed talking to our guide and taking in the views on the train, wish they had something like this back home!
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  • Maggie Fates

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    "Go to the bakeries!"
    Perfect mix of a sightseeing tour and a food tour, loved the cafes and bakeries in Mount Dora and the lunch on the train really surprised me! Wouldn’t have found this without my sister raving after her trip, can’t wait to come back and try some more!
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  • Stan King

    2 reviews
    "From Texas"
    As a Texan in Florida I didn’t have high hopes for BBQ, but the atmosphere of the train ride and the quality of the food blended together for a good memory with the kids, our guide made us feel right at home without missing a beat and I think that really made the difference
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