Tour #21: Deland / Daytona Beach - Regional Tour
|Wednesday, June 24, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM||Tour Price: $90|
This tour is designed to complement the Deland/Daytona Train Tour. Both tour groups will meet in Daytona Beach to mingle and travel back to the hotel together on either bus.
Jane Lysinger’s House – Jane and her late husband Bill have long been stalwart members of the North Florida Village Collectors Club. Visit this home in Palm Coast that has an entire room dedicated to presenting their Department 56 Snow Village collection. This ceramic city has an operating train and a custom painted mural to embellish both the realism and fantasy. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Stetson University in Deland Florida, is a small liberal arts college that has a history of success in music, art, literature and sports.
Aerial View-Stetson Mansion
Stetson University Fountain
The Quad at Stetson University
The tour price includes lunch at Cook’s Buffet. This restaurant features excellent home style cooking with your choice of 1 meat entrée from 4 different meat entrée options, plus all-you-can-eat salad bar, dessert bar, and many side dishes.
Stetson Mansion – The estate of Florida’s first snowbird and famous hatmaker John B. Stetson. Built in 1886, this winter retreat is a richly detailed mansion in unusual “High Victorian” architectural design. It includes interior carvings, 16 patterns of rare parquet wood floors and 10,000 panes of original leaded glass windows. The Stetson brand set the 19th-century benchmark for quality, and it followed that his mansion was once the most exciting address in Florida. Thomas Edison, a personal friend, installed power in one of the first homes in the world built with electricity.
Stetson Mansion Interior
Stetson Mansion Interior 2
Stetson Mansion Windows
Daytona Beach - is “The World’s Most Famous Beach.” We will drive through the downtown area, home of “Bike Week” then park in a central location to enjoy a walk on the sand, stroll the boardwalk, and visit the restaurants, shops, or bars.
World's Most Famous Beach
City View of Daytona Beach
Band Shell on Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach Hotels
Bike Week in Daytona
One-way Driving time: 1½ hours
Tour includes: Round-trip motorcoach transportation, water, snacks, buffet lunch and Stetson Mansion ticket.
Special Wear: None