Escape the city to Horse Country & Victorian Era Carraiges!
For Reservation call Florida Greeters @ 321-259-6300
Take a drive through time of carriages, horses and history in the rolling hills of Florida’s Horse Country. The showpiece is the Dress Chariot made for the Emperor and Royal Family of Austria. This tour is like a Hallmark Film of the 1800’s come alive. The views are majestic. The Florida Carriage Museum & Resort encompasses over 400 acres of beauty in Central Florida’s horse country. Visitors to the Museum re-live history as they experience one of the finest collections of carriages in the world. They can even take a carriage ride (by prior appointment) on the winding roads through tall oaks draped in Spanish Moss, around the Qin Dynasty Gardens and past the exotic Japanese Koi Pond. Horses abound: a rare Poitou donkey named “Nicolette” and her best friend, a Miniature Horse named “Gracie”, welcome visitors and look for a scratch on the head.The Museum houses one of the largest, privately owned collections of carriages in the world. It is open to the public and there are more than 160 meticulously restored carriages, including the 1840’s Dress Chariot formerly owned by Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria.The Resort features 24 well appointed residences and 10 barns that serve as an equine “Bed & Barn.” Some guests bring their horses to train for the winter months, a weekend, or just for the day. Others come without horses to enjoy the miles of walking/carriage trails and can often be spotted having a picnic under the shady oak trees. The nearby Villages is one of the most successful real estate projects ever conceived. The land area of the Villages is now the second largest city in Florida after Jacksonville. It has 3 town centers comprised of different themes such as Marina, Spanish Springs and soon opening will be a new Old Cracker Florida area. These town centers are walking distances from the homes and have daily entertainment, shops, restaurants, and hotels in a setting conducive to walking around and taking in the views. The grounds are meticulously cared for and landscaped and can all be reached by convenient golf cart trails. The fact that you can go to the movies and or the grocery store by golf cart is one of the major attractions of this 55 plus style community. Golf, Bowling and hundreds of clubs reflecting a multitude of hobbies and educational opportunities are available to the numerous residents. Our tour of the facilities will include the Polo Grounds which are considered to be the best in the USA and modeled after the Royal Ascot Racetrack in Britain used in the Movie, “My Fair Lady” with Rex Harrison.
Don’t forget to bring your Camera to capture some beautiful views. Click on links to slides and video-
$80 – includes transportation, admissions, lunch and guide. Leave 7:30am from PAB (Patrick Airforce Base Tides Club Beachside on A1A about 1 mile nort of the Pineda Causeway in the South Parking Area) or 8am from IRCC (Indian River Colony Club in Viera "Where Patriots Live" and Arrive back around 7 p.m.
Reservations are on a request basis until payment is received. call or e-mail to double check availability or confirmations-Please place your reservations and call with credit card or make checks payable to Florida Greeters, Inc. and mail to:
6300 North Wickham Road, # 130-222 Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone (321) 259-6300 fax: 321-259-5776 Internet: www.dayawaytravelclub.com
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Rates Includes: Transportation aboard air-conditioned Motorcoach, taxes, admissions, tour guide, & gratuities. Cancellations: Full refund until one month prior to departure. $10 charge up until two weeks prior to departure. No refund for unused portions or cancellations received within two weeks prior to departure unless a substitution is made. All prices and itineraries are subject to change based upon availability.