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Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

1. Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

The Central Florida Everglades are natural wonders, best explored with locals who know their backwaters. The beautiful landscape and expert guidance of your captain will make this tour a trip that you'll never forget. Guests on our Scenic Nature Tour explore narrow water trails engulfed in the brush of the Central Florida Everglades. On this tour you'll stop periodically, hoping to spot Florida's state reptile, the American Alligator, in its natural setting. Witness rare and endangered birds swooping effortlessly through the skies as the sunshine warms your body and the wind whips through your hair. Other wildlife abounds throughout the trip. This tour is perfect for groups and families looking to explore and learn about the unexpected side of Central Florida. A longer trip on our Detailed Nature Tour of 1-hour increases the number of encounters with Florida's wildlife, especially the American Alligator, which can reach up to 15 feet in length and 1,000 pounds. You'll experience nature right alongside turtles, bald eagles, blue herons, deer and a wide variety of waterfowl in their natural environment, not in captivity. Be sure to also check out the Gem Mining Station. You will be able to purchase buckets filled with treasures that are native to Florida and take to the mining station. While mining, you will discover various gems, alligator teeth, shark teeth, rocks, and other treasures. There will be an additional charge for gem mining bags or buckets. A restaurant with indoor or patio seating is available, where you can dine before or after your tour (at your own expense).

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Universal Orlando: Base Ticket with Easy Cancellation

2. Universal Orlando: Base Ticket with Easy Cancellation

Take a holiday beyond anything you've experienced before at Universal Orlando Resort. Three amazing theme parks let you immerse yourself in the next generation of latest blockbuster entertainment, and journey through the legendary worlds of incredible heroes. Unleash your imagination at Universal Studios Florida where heart-pounding, cutting-edge attractions bring your favorite movies, television, and more to life. Next door, step right into powerful stories, myths, and legends at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. At Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park you can experience a spectacular volcano towering over a sun swept beach. Swaying palm trees lining your path through a picturesque island escape. It’s a South Seas oasis right in the heart of Universal. From thrilling water slides to secluded waterfalls, Volcano Bay is a water theme park like no other. They’ve taken care of the lines so you don’t have to worry about them. The park’s Virtual Line™ means you have the freedom to spend more time with your family, doing the things you want to do instead of spending all day standing in lines. Volcano Bay is the perfect place to get away from it all, a beach paradise you can enjoy without ever leaving Orlando. And you can savor the unforgettable dining and unparalleled entertainment of Universal CityWalk, home to an array of themed restaurants, clubs, concert venues, movies, shops, miniature golf and more. Universal Orlando Resort is a holiday of endless awesome. Universal’s Volcano Bay (closed on select dates. Visit the Universal Orlando App for park hours and updates) WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s21) Jurassic World franchise TM & © 2021 Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. © 2021 MARVEL. Universal Cinemark © 2021 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. © 2021 Cinemark USA, Inc. Century Theatres, CinéArts, Rave, Tinseltown, and XD are Cinemark brands. “Cinemark” is a registered service mark of Cinemark USA, Inc. Hollywood Drive-In Golf™ Hollywood Drive-In Golf and associated logos are trademarks of Adventure Golf Design & Development, Inc. Some imagery shown throughout our website does not represent current operational and safety guidelines. The terms and conditions for this ticket type can be found by clicking the "GetYourGuide Tours & Tickets GmbH" link featured under the Organized by section.

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Orlando: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

3. Orlando: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

Come and explore the world of illusions and experience the impossible. Located in the heart of International Drive Orlando at ICON Park, this mind-bending indoor museum invites you to enter the fascinating world of illusions. Confuse your senses and question your own perception of reality, all while educating yourself in the art of optical, photographic, and interactive illusions. With over 50 exhibits to challenge the senses, you will learn about vision, perception, and science as you move around the different areas. Find out why your eyes see things that your brain cannot understand. Let your imagination run free in the vast expanse of the Infinity Room, defy the laws of gravity in the Reverse Room, and shrink to miniature size in the Ames Room. Capture seemingly impossible photos as you go.

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Orlando: Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium Combo Ticket

4. Orlando: Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium Combo Ticket

With your combination ticket access to Madame Tussaud’s wax museum and the SEA LIFE aquarium, you don’t have to pick and choose what sights you’d like to see. As you walk into Madame Tussaud’s, gaze at the startling realistic wax models of famous figures of pop culture and history. Start your experience in the Pitbull Party Room where Pitbull is ready to get the party started. Visit famous Americans, such as current and past presidents, Uncle Sam, Walt Disney, Martin Luther King Jr, and Thomas Edison. Find yourself immersed in a world of music, and step up to become a backup dancer for Justin Bieber, live la vida loca with Ricky Martin, fall crazy in love with Beyoncé, and sing along to other famous musicians. Finish things off in the A-list room, where you can mix and mingle with celebrities like Johnny Depp, Emma Watson, Jennifer Aniston, Samuel L. Jackson, and so many more. Next, head to the SEA LIFE aquarium. Start your journey by meeting the attraction's main characters: Mia the seahorse, Magnus the shark, and Tyler the sea turtle, who will explain the importance of preserving the ocean’s biodiversity. Marvel at a glowing tank of illuminated jellyfish. Enjoy thematic areas, like the tropical pacific ocean, a shipwreck crawling with octopuses, and a breathtaking tunnel that provides you with a 360-degree view of a spate of fish. You’ll even have the opportunity to get up close and personal with sea stars and more in the touch tank.

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Orlando: Medieval Times Dinner and Show

5. Orlando: Medieval Times Dinner and Show

Head back in time for an evening meal and 11th-century-style entertainment. Start your experience in the Hall of Arms, and admire the display of medieval artifacts: coats of arms of many prestigious families and a spectacular array of medieval weaponry. Check out the displays as you enjoy a beverage from one of the Hall of Arms bars, or shop at a medieval village existing in the United States. Observe the arts, crafts, and daily traditions of the medieval period while walking through each of the eight authentic cottages. Royal trumpeters announce the call to the feast, summoning guests to take their seats in the arena. Once inside, take a seat in your zone, designated by colors that represent six authentic regions of medieval Spain. Your color will denote the knight for whom you will root throughout the duration of the show. In the arena, serfs and wenches attend to your every need as you feast on your 4-course dinner, served sans silverware as the live show opens. The newest live production presents even more crowd-pleasers, such as jousting, sword fights, horsemanship, and falconry. Prepare to be taken back in time as you cheer for 1 of the 6 "Kings of the Realm", all named after historic regions of medieval Spain. In addition to the story, the production includes spectacular lighting, choreography, battle scenes, costumes, new horse dressage elements, and a beautiful musical score custom created for Medieval Times and recorded in Kyiv, Ukraine. Menu: Garlic Bread, Tomato Bisque Soup, Oven-Roasted Chicken, Herb-Basted Potato, Sweet Corn Cobbett, Dessert of the CastleSelect Non-Alcoholic Beverage Vegetarian Meals are available upon request.

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Orlando: Titanic Artifact Exhibition Ticket

6. Orlando: Titanic Artifact Exhibition Ticket

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition exclusively features 17 galleries in a 20,000 square foot interactive museum.  On this 5-hour activity you’ll see over 100 newly added artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic, a 3-ton section of the ship's hull, and full-scale recreations of her Grand Staircase, First Class Cabin, Verandah Café, and more. Hundreds of thousands of visitors each year come to see the full-scale recreations of famous Titanic rooms, including the Promenade Deck, where you can walk out and feel the chill of the cold Atlantic air as you gaze at the stars. Actors in period costumes portray Titanic notables such as Captain Smith and Molly Brown, sharing stories of the ship’s passengers and crew. In the exhibit’s extensive Underwater Room, more than 400 artifacts and historical treasures are displayed.

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Orlando: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 5 Attractions

7. Orlando: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 5 Attractions

Save time and money compared to buying individual attraction tickets with this Orlando Explorer Pass. Pick 2, 3, 4, or 5 of Orlando's top attractions and tours and visit them at your own pace within 60 days from your first attraction visit. Discover Orlando's famous wildlife through an airboat tour, explore the Chocolate Kingdom, or enjoy an Orlando Magic home game. The possibilities are endless. Tours, attractions, and tickets available with the Explorer Pass: • Fun Spot America Theme Park: 4 Ride Sampler • The Wheel at ICON Park • SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium • WonderWorks All Access Ticket • Madame Tussauds Orlando • Boggy Creek Airboat Tour • Gatorland: the Alligator Capital of the World • Museum of Illusions Orlando • Congo River Golf • Chocolate Kingdom: Factory Adventure Tour • Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition • The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show • SkyCoaster at Fun Spot America • The Mall at Millenia & $25 P.F. Chang’s Credit • The Mall at Millenia & $25 Cheesecake Factory Credit • The Mall at Millenia & $25 Brio Tuscan Grille Credit • Orlando Magic tickets

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Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

8. Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

Confront history in the making at the Kennedy Space Center on a full-day tour that provides access to a host of experiences, NASA time machines, and the Hubble Observatory. Jump on board the Shuttle Launch Experience simulator that literally takes you out of this world! Watch 3D movies to feel what it is like to visit the moon. And stroll around the incredible rocket garden. The out-of-this-world package includes round trip transportation from Orlando, Kissimmee, Disney and Lake Buena Vista areas, admission to the Kennedy Space Center.

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Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

9. Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

Enjoy breakfast as you head out to the beautiful Crystal River area to start your snorkeling adventure. Explore the river and admire unique wildlife in its natural habitat. Learn about the magnificent manatee and have the opportunity to see them up close. Next is a guided visit to the Homosassa Springs State Park. Discover local wildlife, including the endangered Florida panther, black bears, red wolves, bobcats, alligators, and more. Learn about the park’s manatee rehabilitation program and stop at an underwater observatory built over the mouth of a spring. Enjoy a packed lunch before heading to the Withlacoochee River, to end your day with an exciting airboat ride. This area is another natural haven, where you can see more local wildlife. Feel the thrill of skimming over the water with an exhilarating trip in a flat-bottomed boat.

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Orlando: "Drawn to Life" Cirque du Soleil Entry Pass

10. Orlando: "Drawn to Life" Cirque du Soleil Entry Pass

Use this entry ticket to visit Cirque du Soleil’s "Drawn to Life" in Orlando. The performance will transport you into the world of Disney animation through Cirque du Soleil’s signature acrobatic style. This new show follows the story of Julie, a courageous and determined girl who discovers an unexpected gift left by her late father: an unfinished animation piece. Guided by a strange pencil, she embarks on an inspiring quest sprinkled with her Disney childhood memories. Through this journey, she will learn to imagine new possibilities and animate the story of her future.

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What people are saying about Orlando

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 495 reviews

Great experience with grandkids. Ages 16,12 and 9 - They loved it. Son in law said it was the best day of trip - we’d already been to Universal, Magic Kingdom and Epcot - so that’s saying a lot.

Interesting Only downside is the queueing 1 day is not enough atleast late closing times or 2 day pass

Great day just not enough time definitely need a 2day pass

Awesome experience! Our guide Tanner was hilarious.

Great stuff! Fun to see a lot of USA space history