Best Ways To Tour Orlando & Surrounding Areas

April 12, 2019 | By Carlos S.
Orlando Area Tours

The number one theme park destination in the world has a lot going on, both within and outside the magical lands we know so well.  Orlando is full of fun and thrilling entertainment new places to discover that you can see in comfort, style, or with a spirit of adventure. Whether by bike, train, boat or bus, take a peek at all the unique ways to explore our city and surrounding areas. Have fun!

SwampBike Pub Crawl

A one-of-a-kind Pedicab service that tours popular pubs in and around Orlando’s International Drive area. Lasting approximately two hours, public tours cost $20 per person, and private tours are available for $250. What makes it stand out is the six of the SwampBike’s 15 passenger seats are equipped with working pedals, multi-task and work on those legs while you enjoy some of the best adult beverages we have to offer.

I-Ride Trolley

You could easily spend an entire vacation exploring all of Orlando’s International Drive area between all of the attractions, dining, shopping, and entertainment, especially when you take the I-Ride Trolley. This service runs through our main tourism district from 8 am to 10:30 pm daily. Highly affordable, with a one-day pass priced at just $5 and deep discounts on multiday passes.

Royal Palm Railway Experience

Located in Tavares, about 50 minutes north of downtown Orlando. Royal palm offers scenic day excursions to nearby Mount Dora and Eustis. They also operate the Polar Express Train Ride during the holidays, as well as the Rails & Ales Brew Train. Pricing starts as low as $9.97 per passenger for the regular routes.

Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour

Priced at just $14 for adults and $7 for kids, the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour will take you behind the scenes for a breathtaking, relaxing look at the city’s pristine waterways, as well as the multi-million dollar mansions that dot the shorelines.

Airboat & Kayak Tours

Explore the headwaters of the Florida Everglades and other beautiful Central Florida waterways with airboat tour operators throughout the area. In Orlando, they include the Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park, Airboat Rides at Midway, Kissimmee Swamp Tours, and Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures to name a few.

Hop On! Central Florida Brew Tours

Beer-lovers you won’t want to miss this option, which ferries up to 12 passengers to some of the most popular microbreweries in our city. They offer a trio of four-hour routes, each priced at $37.99 per passenger, that visit four different breweries, including those in downtown, Winter Park and Seminole County. Private tours are also available, as is a “Ticket and Pregame” package for Orlando City Soccer Club home games.

Gray Line of Orlando & Gator Tours of Orlando

This company’s expertise and impeccable service attracted the attention of global tour operator Gray Line, which became an official partner in 2006. They offer Orlando tours starting at $49 per passenger, as well as daily trips to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, beach and boat tours, eco-tours, and fun evening activities for the whole family.

Florida Dolphin Tours & Transportation

A name you can trust with more than 23 years of experience and partnership with the worldwide City Sightseeing Tours Organization. Operating an eight-hour “City of Orlando” tour that focuses on areas away from the theme parks, including downtown and Winter Park, priced at $49.


In addition, offering express shuttle service to Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, with pickup and drop-off locations throughout the International Drive area, plus shopping excursions, dolphin swim tours, trips to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Florida’s east coast, and more. Shuttle service starts at $8 per guest, and pricing for other tours varies by package.