Groups can explore the country’s No. 1 meetings destination in comfort with 10 unique sightseeing tours and transportation options in Orlando (City Sightseeing Orlando pictured).
Updated April 23, 2021
There’s much to discover in a wide-ranging destination like Orlando — and thanks to tour operators and transportation providers throughout the area, meeting planners can make sure their group sees it all in comfort and style. These businesses are also prioritizing guest safety with enhanced health and sanitization measures so you can explore with confidence. Featuring options by bus, boat, bike and train, here are 10 of the most unique ways to tour theme parks, attractions, hidden gems and natural wonders the next time you meet in Orlando.
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy business travel and safety information in Orlando, and check with your favorite businesses for their current status.
Orlando Bus Tours
City Sightseeing Orlando
With more than 23 years of experience, City Sightseeing Orlando is a name you can trust when it comes to touring Orlando and other points of interest throughout Central Florida. One of their most popular packages is an eight-hour “City of Orlando” tour that focuses on areas away from the theme parks, including downtown Orlando and Winter Park, priced at $49 per person.
They also offer express shuttles to Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando® 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 services start at $8 per guest, and pricing for other tours varies by package. Furthermore, all of this operator’s vehicles are available for hire.
Gray Line of Orlando & Gator Tours of Orlando
Founded as Gator Tours of Orlando in 1993, 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 $69 per passenger, as well as daily trips to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, beach and boat tours, eco tours, and fun evening activities. Group and charter packages are also available.
Between attractions, dining, shopping and entertainment, your group could easily spend all of its free time exploring Orlando’s International Drive area — especially when you let the I-Ride Trolley do the driving! More transportation than tour, this service runs throughout our main convention district from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. It’s also highly affordable, with a one-day pass priced at just $5 and deep discounts on multiday passes.
Hop On! Central Florida Brew Tours
Beer-lovers won’t want to miss this option, which ferries up to 12 passengers to some of the most popular microbreweries in the Orlando area. Hop On! offers a trio of four-hour routes, each priced at $37.99 per passenger, that visit four different breweries, including those in downtown Orlando, Winter Park and Seminole County. Private tours are also available, as is a “Ticket and Pregame” package for Orlando City Soccer Club home games.
Orlando Boat Tours
Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour
Known for acclaimed dining and shopping, a high concentration of museums and galleries, and tree-lined, cobblestoned streets, Winter Park is one of Central Florida’s most gorgeous communities — but you can only see half of its beauty by land. Priced at just $14 for adults, the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour will take your attendees “behind the scenes” for a breathtaking, relaxing look at the city’s pristine waterways, as well as the multimillion-dollar mansions that dot the shorelines.
Airboat & Kayak Tours
Your group can explore the headwaters of the Florida Everglades and other beautiful Central Florida waterways with airboat tour operators throughout the area. Local options include Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, Kissimmee Swamp Tours, Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides and Wild Florida.
For a slower-paced water adventure where your meeting attendees can really take in the scenery (and get a workout while they’re at it), opt for a kayak tour with Central Florida Nature Adventures and other local operators.
More Ways to Tour Orlando
Downtown Orlando Walking Tours
Home to professional sports, cultural venues, acclaimed restaurants and stellar nightlife, downtown Orlando is a must-visit — and two unique walking tours will make you feel like a local while you’re at it.
First, take a self-guided walking tour of the city’s most notable landmarks with GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities, a free app available for Apple and Android devices. Using your device’s built-in GPS, the app serves as a personal tour guide from one stop to the next. The app also works offline.
For something a little spookier, book a Moonlight Walking Tour at downtown Orlando’s historic Greenwood Cemetery. Traditionally available once a month during a full moon, these free evening tours provide a wealth of information about Orlando’s past and our historic personages — many of whom now reside at Greenwood. Reservations are required, and slots tend to fill up quickly!
Orlando Balloon Rides
Enjoy a glorious, bird’s-eye tour of Orlando’s natural preserves, beautiful resorts and famous attractions with Orlando Balloon Rides, which offers sunrise flights departing daily (weather permitting) close to Walt Disney World Resort. As you enjoy the sights during the approximately one-hour flight, Orlando Balloon Rides’ FAA-certified pilots will identify key landmarks and other points of interest while sharing stories from their own Florida experiences, resulting in a tour that will let you check something truly memorable off your bucket list!
Orlando Food Tours
Eat your way through the best of Orlando’s culinary options with Orlando Food Tours, which offers three different packages. Tickets for the three-hour tours start as low as $40 per person and include eats from six different restaurants selected by local foodies and a few drinks to unwind with.
Options include the Park Ave. Food Tour, which focuses on acclaimed restaurants along Winter Park’s tree-lined, cobblestoned main thoroughfare, and the Audubon Park Food Tour, which does the same in its trendy, namesake neighborhood northeast of downtown Orlando. Special group tours are also available.
Redi Pedi Cab Company
Part of International Drive’s landscape since 2006, this pedicab operator offers three different, one-hour excursions, which respectively focus on I-Drive’s most famous landmarks, historic selfie locations, and the best places to play Pokémon Go. All three have a maximum of two passengers per pedicab.
Orlando’s commuter rail service is a fun, easy and affordable way to tour Orlando and Central Florida. Running from Poinciana in the south, about 20 minutes from Walt Disney World, to DeBary in the north, about 30 minutes from downtown Orlando, SunRail usually operates Monday through Friday, although limited weekend service is offered during major events. Southbound service is available from 5 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., with northbound trains running from 5:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. One-way tickets start at $2 per passenger, and round-trip tickets can be had for as little as $3.75.