Director Tours start off with a great insider’s tour of historic Punta Gorda and a private cruise of Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River. There will also be time for shopping at the downtown Farmer’s Market, lunch at the Yacht Club and seeing the recently completed riverfront parks, and of course, Fisherman’s Village. Transportation from Edison Ford is provided by Naples Transportation & Tours and in Punta Gorda by their historic trolley. Cost: $100 Edison Ford Members; $110 non-members. Tour includes lunch, snacks, and other related fees. Depart at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Filling up quickly – Limited space is still available. Contact Nancy Achter at 239-334-7419 or email@example.com to register or for more information.
- November 7, 2015 – Sarasota
Ringling Museum for a tour with Ron McCarty, Keeper of Ca’ d’Zan and Curator and the Sarasota MOD installation of the historic Paul Rudolph Walker Guesthouse Replica near the rose garden by Architect & Curator, Joe King.
- December 12, 2015 – Palm Beach
Private garden and estate tours through the Palm Beach Garden Club, lunch at a Palm Beach restaurant and Society of the Four Arts for garden and museum tour of the Charleston, SC furniture and art show.
- January 9, 2016 – Everglades City
Private tour of historic Everglades City, tour of the Rod & Gun Club and Smallwood Museum. Private lunch and airboat ride in the Everglades.
- February 13, 2016 – Cortez
Tours of the Maritime Museum, Boat Works, and the local fishing village. Lunch at the Star Fish Company on the waterfront.
- March 12, 2016 – Homestead/Redlands
Area tours of the local nurseries and agricultural areas for exotic plants including orchids and edibles, private tour of the Fruit & Spice Park and Schnebly’s Winery for the behind the scenes tour and wine tasting.
- April 23, 2016 – Tampa
Tour of the New Tampa Museum of Art, tour of the Ybor City Cigar Factory, and lunch at the famous “Columbia Restaurant” in Ybor City.
Private tour and on-campus luncheon at Florida Southern College and Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.