Golden Triangle Train Ride and Shopping Tavares, Mt. Dora and Eustis- Saturday January 12, 2019


This train ride recreates the nostalgia of traveling in 1940’s era passenger equipment, the lap of luxury for that time, across long distances to a destination.

Once you depart Tavares, the total trip takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes to return.  However, you may depart the train at your destination city and take your time to shop and have lunch before catching another return trip back to Tavares.


Mount Dora Fl.

‘Someplace Special’ to Play, Shop, Dine, Stay… The City of Mount Dora truly is ‘Someplace Special,’ a charming, one-hundred plus-year-old historic village in the heart of Central Florida on the shores of beautiful Lake Dora in the Harris Chain of Lakes.

Eustis Fl.

​Visit Historic Downtown Eustis FL. and its entertainment district. Eustis is filled with great shops in restaurants located within an easy walking distance from the train Visit the Eustis Lake Walk and

enjoy the breathtaking views over Lake Eustis.

Price includes: bus transportation to Tavares, train ticket, bus driver tip and bottle of water


You will receive a telephone call and an email 5 to 7 days prior to the trip as a reminder

Dining is not included in the price of the trip UNLESS specifically noted in the description

Tentative Itinerary:

8:45 AM                     Leave Walmart Rte. 466  Please park on the Garden Center Side

9:45 AM                      Approximate arrival at train station

10:05 AM                    Train leaves station

4:25 PM                      Train arrives back in Taveras station

4:40 PM                      Board bus for The Villages

5:40 PM                      Approximate arrival back at Walmart

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We only use deluxe motor coaches. They are driven by drivers certified and licensed for motor coach transportation. Our motor coaches are air conditioned, equipped with Wi-Fi, video monitors for movies and videos, on-board restroom, and reclining seats.

Prices are per person. Rates and space are subject to availability. A minimum of 24 people is required. Specified inclusions i.e. hotels, restaurants, shows, etc. are subject to change. All trips require some walking. Cancellation penalties will apply. Bus driver gratuities are not included. Lifestyle Venture Tours is not responsible for errors and omissions in our descriptions whether distributed in print, digital, or verbal.

Day 1: Amelia Island – Tour Begins

8:30 AM        Leave The Villages

10:30 AM     Stop for Restroom break and snack

1:00 PM      Arrive at hotel: Harbor Front Hampton Inn & Suites

Free time to have lunch, check into hotel

4:00 PM        Historical Trolley Tour

5:30 PM        Return to hotel

*Evening is all yours to walk to downtown, have dinner (on own) etc.

Day 2: Amelia Island

9:45 AM        Leave for River Cruise

10:30 AM     River Cruise – Cumberland Island Tour

1:00 PM        Arrive back at hotel

The remainder of the day is yours to explore. The bus will take you to the beach which is 2 miles away to either get some sun or look for shells. If you would like to golf, we can make those arrangements ahead of time. The hotel is walking distance to downtown if you choose to do any shopping. Plenty of history to explore on Amelia Island.

Day 3: Amelia Island

9:00 AM        Check out of hotel

Board bus to head home with a tour stop at Fort Clinch and lunch (on own) at restaurant to be determined.

Breakfast served daily during hotel stay.

Stay in unique accommodations that become a tour highlight of their own.

Whether it’s the history of the place, the location, or the amenities, your accommodations are every bit as important as the destination itself. Our 4-star and above hotels are hand-selected to reflect your inclusive itinerary while providing you with comfort, convenience and a few extra perks.




Let’s Go! Walking is the best way to get to know a new place. I’m energetic and enjoy a good physical challenge, so I’m always ready to spend the day on the move. Whether it’s public transit, city streets or village cobblestones, I’m game.