Experience the old Florida you never knew existed.
Join the owners of Classic Motorsports magazine as they proudly show off Florida’s finest back roads and destinations–those hidden gems known only to longtime residents.
We’re talking about charming towns like Jekyll Island, Micanopy and Mt. Dora. This classic sports car tour combines these great locations with explorations of historic sites and inside looks at private automotive collections–and connects them all via twisty back roads.
Built around the famed Amelia Island Concours weekend, this tour gets you back to Amelia Island just in time to enjoy America’s premier concours. We even offer a special VIP ticket package if you're planning on attending the big show.
Classic sports cars, great roads, fun people, blue skies and the intoxicating aroma of orange blossoms in the air. Ah, springtime in Florida…
Worried about the details? Don't: That's where we come in. From start to finish, our trained staff will transport your luggage, accommodate any special requests, and even take your selfies if you'd prefer. You'll also have the undivided attention of our team of expert mechanics, just in case your car has any mechanical issues or needs a tow. Backing them up is a fleet of sports cars, which you're welcome to drive if your car can't be quickly fixed.
March 3-7, 2019
Hub-style tour based in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida
Starting at $3750
(All lodging, meals (except dinner on Wednesday) and attractions included.)
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Day 1: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Arrive at the Jekyll Island Club in Southern Georgia. This grand old hotel, a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was a big hit with our tour group two years ago, so we’re thrilled to work it back in.
Day 2: Monday, March 4, 2019
Morning highlights include the beautiful beaches of North Florida, a ferry ride across the St. Johns River, and a private tour of the fascinating Campione collection. After lunch we’ll sample some scenic country roads as we head to Gainesville's finest hotel and enjoy dinner at one of the area’s best restaurants. Our staff will gently place your luggage in your hotel room before your arrival.
Day 3: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
We're spending Tuesday and Wednesday night in Gainesville, too, so don't worry about packing your belongings in the mornings. We’ll enjoy a gourmet breakfast, then head south into the Ocala National Forest, the home of some of Florida's twistiest driving roads. After a lunch in historic Mt. Dora, we'll enjoy a private tour of the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. We'll finish the day winding our way through horse country on our way back to another exquisite meal.
Day 4: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Today we continue our time in Old Florida with a stop at the cracker-style town of Micanopy, a rarely-discovered destination for buyers and sellers of antiques. From there we'll enjoy some wide-open roads (with a good chance to stretch your car's legs) as we tour over to a waterside lunch in Yankeetown. With a population of just 502 permanent residents, this remote outpost on Florida's Nature Coast is one of the state's few remaining places untouched by modern development. Rather than a structured dinner, we're giving you the freedom to choose your own destination on Wednesday evening, though we'll be happy to offer a few recommendations. Shop, dine, and explore at your leisure.
Day 5: Thursday, March 7, 2019
The final day of the Orange Blossom Tour might just be the finest. We'll start with a tour of the home and farm where author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings penned The Yearling, then enjoy a seafood feast as we tour down backroads past sights like Lake Butler and Melrose. We'll end the day back at the Jekyll Island Club, where a decadent farewell feast on the historic property will serve as our goodbye dinner. Friday morning's breakfast is included, but feel free to take the day at your own schedule–you're just over an hour away from the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.
Register for the Orange Blossom Tour
We would love to host you on our Orange Blossom Tour. To sign up, just fill out the form below and click submit. We will contact you within two business days to complete your registration and collect your deposit.
Deadline for all entries is
February 1, 2020
$4995 (1 driver and 1 co-driver, double occupancy)
$3750 (1 driver, single occupancy)
$6095 (1 driver and one co-driver, single occupancy)
A $1665 deposit will be collected to secure your place on the Orange Blossom Tour.
Final balance is due 30 days before the tour commences. Cancellations within 60 days before the start date forfeit the deposit; cancellations within 45 days of the start date forfeit half the total tour price. Cancellations within 7 days of the start date forfeit the total price.
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