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For the landlubbers, we now offer Small-Group Bus tours where you can explore everything from popular Florida destinations and activities to the beaches.

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Taste of Ybor - Cigar Factory Museum Tour and Lunch at Columbia Restaurant (COMING SOON) Friday April 9th and Friday April 16th

Taste of Ybor – Cigar Factory Museum Tour and Lunch at Columbia Restaurant
$50 Per Person – Tickets include round trip bus and tour. Lunch on your own.

Departs: Sun City Center Plaza
912 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573

* Departure: 8:30 AM
* Return: 2:00 PM

J.C. Newman Cigar Company
This hour fifteen-minute tour is a top to bottom exploration of El Reloj, the only cigar factory still in operation in Cigar City, (Tampa, FL). This tour takes guests through the process of cigar making both by hand and on antique cigar machines, the Newman family legacy, the history of Cigar City, and much more. Three stories high, and one city-block long, this historic cigar factory will please cigar enthusiasts, history buffs, and those with interests in manufacturing and technology. We invite you to come and explore our museum and factory store. Our store showcases a wide selection of brands from J.C. Newman, Arturo Fuente, and Ybor City cigarmakers and a boutique area offer beautiful gifts from local Tampa Bay area companies and artisans.

Columbia Restaurant
Enjoy lunch on your own at the historic and world-famous Columbia Restaurant. Founded in 1905 by Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez, Sr., the Columbia Restaurant is Florida’s oldest restaurant and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world.

Forida State Fair - April 22 - May 2 Making Two Round Trips Daily - Departs Sun City Center and Ruskin

Florida State Fair
$30 per person round trip transportation

Early Bus:
Sun City Center Plaza, 912 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573

Departs 9:00 AM
Returns 3:00 PM

Must be on the bus 15 minutes prior to departure at 2 pm

Late Bus:
Sun City Center Plaza, 912 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573

Departs 12:00 PM
Returns 6:00 PM

Must be on the bus 15 minutes prior to departure at 5 pm

Annual Florida State Fair

Experience all the thrills, entertainment, exhibits, food of the 2021 Florida State Fair without the hassle of parking or driving. We pick up and drop off right at the gate.

Not included in bus fare: 

(See floridastatefair.com for exclusions and details)

  • ADULT ADMISSION $9.00
  • CHILD ADMISSION $5.00 – Age 6-11. Ages 5 and under free
  • SENIOR ADMISSION $7.00 (Ages 55 & Older)
  • ANYDAY ARMBAND = $30.00
  • WEEKDAY ARMBAND – $20.00
St. Armand's Circle Shopping Excursion Two Departure Locations and Times

Early Bus:
Sun City Center Plaza, 912 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573

Departs 9:00 AM
Returns 2:00 PM

Late Bus:
580 Bahia Beach Blvd, Ruskin, FL 33570

Departs 12:00 PM
Returns 5:00 PM

$30 per person round trip transportation to St. Armand’s Circle

Put on your fancy shopping shoes and take a ride on the Beach Bus to one of Southwest Florida’s premier shopping hot spots. Have fun with your friends shopping and dining at the 138 merchants on St. Armands Key – an island shopping center removed from the bustle of the mainland by two bridges over magnificent Sarasota Bay. Unique in concept, history, and beauty, St. Armands provides an unforgettable experience for visitors from all over the world.

Bishop Museum & Planetarium, Bradenton Riverwalk, Farmer's Market Saturday Feb 13th ONLY

Departs:

Little Harbor at Harborside Suites
* Departure: 9:15 AM
* Return: 2:45 PM

Sun City Center Plaza
912 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573

* Departure: 9:30 AM
* Return: 2:30 PM

$55 Per Person – Tickets include round trip transportation and Admission to Bishop Museum

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
The largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Bishop interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present. Highlights include fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest animal inhabitants, the Montague Tallant collection of prehistoric and early post-contact archeological artifacts, and the Environmental Hall focusing on Florida’s ecology and biodiversity in the Pine Uplands and Riverine Galleries.

The Bradenton Farmers’ Market – Downtown – Riverwalk
Where the community meets to enjoy fresh produce, local art, & music.

Old Main Street
A tree-lined retail district of cafes and restaurants running three blocks north from Manatee Avenue to the Manatee River, where it meets the Bradenton Riverwalk.

The Riverwalk
A 1.5-mile park that features day docks, an amphitheater, performance areas and pavilion.

Keel & Curley Winery & Brewery Tour & Tasting Two Departure Times - Saturday Feb 20th

Keel & Curley Winery & Brewery Tour & Tasting

Early Departure: Sun City Center Plaza 912 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573

Departs 10:30 AM
Returns 3:30 PM

Late Departure: Sun City Center Plaza 912 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573

Departs 2:30 AM
Returns 7:30 PM

Each tour includes a trolley ride and a behind-the-scenes experience to learn more about the winery and brewery. Approx 30 mins. Experience Keel Farms with an immersive wine tasting! You will try eight different Keel + Curley flavors (1oz. pours) along with an in-depth personal description of each wine and receive the “Farm Fresh Experience!”

 

Solomon's Castle - Special Booking Tuesday Feb 16th ONLY

Solomon’s Castle Tour & Boat-in-the-Moat Lunch
$55 Per Person – Tickets include buffet lunch and castle tour

Departs: Sun City Center Plaza
912 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573

* Departure: 9:00 AM
* Return: 5:00 PM

Solomon’s Castle
Hidden in the lush Florida woodlands is one man’s dream of paradise. A visit to Solomon’s Castle may be the most unique experience of your life. The home, galleries, and workshops of internationally renowned artist Howard Solomon are open to the public.

Boat in the Moat
Relax under the oaks along picturesque Horse Creek. Enjoy a homemade meal at the Boat-in-the-Moat Restaurant.

Florida Strawberry Festival - March 4th - 14th Two Round Trips Daily - Departs Sun City Center and Ruskin

Florida Strawberry Festival
$30 per person round trip transportation

Early Bus:
Sun City Center Plaza, 912 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573

    • Returns 3:00 PM
      Departs 9:00 AM

  • Must be on the bus 15 minutes prior to departure at 2 pm

Late Bus:
Sun City Center Plaza, 912 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573

    • Returns 6:00 PM
      Departs 12:00 PM

Must be on the bus 15 minutes prior to departure at 5 pm

Annual Florida Strawberry Festival
The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, rides, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake.

Not included in price:
GATE ADMISSION

Adults (ages 13+): $10
Children (ages 6-12): $5
Children (ages 5 and under): FREE with paid adult admission

Seminole Hard Rock Casino Monday and Thursdays Weekly

Seminole Hard Rock Casino – Brandon
Departs: Sun City Center Plaza
Sun City Center Plaza, 912 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573

Departs 5:00 PM
Returns 10:00 PM

Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Brandon
Experience the thrill of gaming without the hassle of the drive or parking. Boasting 245,000 square feet of gaming space featuring an array of slot machines, popular table games such as Baccarat and Poker. Enjoy dinner at one of the many bars and restaurants on the property.

Coquina Beach and Beach Market Excursion Sunday and Wednesday Weekly

Early Bus:
Sun City Center Plaza, 912 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573

Departs 9:00 AM
Returns 2:00 PM

Late Bus:
580 Bahia Beach Blvd, Ruskin, FL 33570

Departs 12:00 PM
Returns 5:00 PM

Coquina Beach and Beach Market
Twice weekly outdoor market on the beach at beautiful Coquina Beach Park. Many unique vendors and something for everyone. Bring your bathing suit and beach chair and relax on the beautiful white sand beach, while you snack on some great food from the Coquina Cafe, stroll the market where you will find fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, local artists, apparel, pottery, purses, health and beauty items, music and more.

Showers & Restrooms available.