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Experience the variety that the Orlando area has to offer with these optional tours. Check out the schedule below and visit CommodityClassic.com for more details about each tour and to make your reservations with our official tour provider.

 

Tour Registration Information:  Online reservations are preferred. However, you can  download the Tour Order Form  and submit if via mail or fax. Details can be found on the form. Note that the John Deere tour is open only to registered farmers and state and national staff of the commodity associations. Pre-qualification is required for this tour.

 

ACCESS Florida is the official tour provider for Commodity Classic. Tours are not included with convention registration. Tour prices include all local taxes. Reservations are confirmed on a first-come, space-available basis. All tours include transportation unless stated otherwise.

 

Deadline to pre-register for tours is January 28, 2019. We encourage you to register early in case tours fill up. ACCESS Florida reserves the right to cancel any tour if the required minimum number of participants is not met by January 28. Refunds for any tour cancelled by ACCESS Florida will be mailed to registrants without penalty.

 

Changes and cancellations must be received in writing by ACCESS Florida no later than January 28. No refunds will be issued after this date.

 

Registrations received on-site will be accommodated subject to space availability.

 

For questions pertaining to tours, please contact ACCESS Florida at (800) 352-1037 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, or email cc2019tours@accessdmc.com. Tours may not be reserved by telephone.

 

Incomplete order forms cannot be processed. Confirmation will be sent via e-mail within 3 business days of receipt of tour order. Confirmation for the John Deere Training Center tour is contingent upon confirming convention registration status. Please note specific attendee requirements for the John Deere Training Center and the Orlando Tree Trek Adventure tours.

 

TOURS AT A GLANCE

 

Click a Date for Details on Optional Tours:

John Deere Training Center

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

$38 per person

Open only to registered farmer attendees and commodity association national and state staff.
PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIRED!

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This tour is open only to registered farmers and commodity association national and state staff. Must be 18 years of age minimum. Convention registration status will be verified before tour registration can be confirmed.

 

CLICK HERE for the pre-qualification form. You will receive an email noting that your pre-qualification form has been received. Once it has been determined that you qualify for this tour, you will receive a second personalized email which includes a link to register for the tour.

 

Registration is first-come, first-serve and is limited to 60 people per tour. Long pants and closed-toed shoes required. Lunch included with tour registration fee.

 

TOUR DETAILS: Get up close and personal with John Deere’s newest machines – and learn from the innovators who built them. On this tour, you will not just visit, but experience the National Sales Training Center where John Deere prepares its dealers to meet your needs with an ever-improving line-up of equipment, technology, and service. From tractors and planters to sprayers and combines, you will get to see, drive, and experiment with the industry’s most advanced machines and systems. At every stop, talk with company experts, try the products, ask questions, and make suggestions. Walk away with knowledge and ideas to help you farm even better.

 

EPCOT: “Behind the Seeds” Tour with Park Admission

1:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

$141 per person

 

Experience a once in a lifetime “Behind the Seeds” in-depth tour of The Land greenhouses at Epcot®.  See how this hydroponic greenhouse focuses on education, production, and creativity while working toward building an agricultural future where technology, integrated pest management, aquaculture, and over 150 food crops from around the world combine into one of the most unique growing facilities in the world. Agricultural Scientists will be your guides through this 2-acre wonderland of eggplant “trees”, cucumbers on strings, hanging melons, and floating lettuce with more surprises around every turn. Visit the working IPM and Biotechnology laboratories to see how The Land is looking to create innovations in crop yield and pest resistance. Following the tour, spend the afternoon and evening enjoying EPCOT on your own.

Blue Spring State Park & St. Johns River Cruise

7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

$60 per person

 

Blue Spring State Park covers more than 2,600 acres, including the largest spring on the St. Johns River. Blue Spring is a designated manatee refuge and the winter home to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. During manatee season, which runs approximately from mid-November through March, several hundred manatees can be viewed from atop the spring’s overlooks on cold days.


Enjoy a private 1-hour river boat tour while your captain provides interactive narration of local and river history along with illustrated accounts of the numerous bird species, alligators, and other wild critters that call this area home.


After exploring Blue Spring State Park, attendees can experience a real Florida citrus market with a stop at a local citrus emporium on 24 acres selling trees, fresh-squeezed juices, and oranges and grapefruits by the bag. OPTION: Box lunch available for purchase in advance when you register for this tour.

 

Kennedy Space Center

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$110 Adult
$90 Child (3-11)

 

Explore the exciting past, present and future of America’s space program at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Built in 1967 as a means for NASA astronauts’ and employees’ families to view space center operations, today the Visitor Complex is one of Central Florida’s most popular destinations.

The first stop on this go-at-your-own pace tour is the 4-story LC-39 Observation Gantry, where guests enjoy a panoramic view of Kennedy Space Center and the Space Shuttle launch pads, as well as the rocket launch pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

 

The second stop is the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where guests can relive the historic launch of Apollo at the Firing Room Theater, then marvel at a monstrous 363-foot Saturn V moon rocket, the most powerful rocket ever built, and one of only three Saturn V rockets in existence. Motor coaches also drive by the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) where the Space Shuttle is stacked for launch, and where the Apollo/Saturn V rockets were once assembled, as well as the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) where the Orbiter is examined and maintained after each mission.

 

John Deere Training Center

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

$38 per person

Open only to registered farmer attendees and commodity association national and state staff.
PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIRED!

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This tour is open only to registered farmers and commodity association national and state staff. Must be 18 years of age minimum. Convention registration status will be verified before tour registration can be confirmed.

 

CLICK HERE for the pre-qualification form. You will receive an email noting that your pre-qualification form has been received. Once it has been determined that you qualify for this tour, you will receive a second personalized email which includes a link to register for the tour.

 

Registration is first-come, first-serve and is limited to 60 people per tour. Long pants and closed-toed shoes required. Lunch included with tour registration fee.

 

TOUR DETAILS: Get up close and personal with John Deere’s newest machines – and learn from the innovators who built them. On this tour, you will not just visit, but experience the National Sales Training Center where John Deere prepares its dealers to meet your needs with an ever-improving line-up of equipment, technology, and service. From tractors and planters to sprayers and combines, you will get to see, drive, and experiment with the industry’s most advanced machines and systems. At every stop, talk with company experts, try the products, ask questions, and make suggestions. Walk away with knowledge and ideas to help you farm even better.

 

Winter Park Historical Tour

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$56 per person

 

Our day in historical Winter Park begins with a guided tour of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum
of American Art. The museum’s collection of Tiffany’s work includes fine examples in every medium he explored, in every type of work he produced and from every period of his life.  

 

Following the museum tour, spend some free time exploring and enjoying lunch on your own on Park Avenue, Winter Park. This unique destination for fine dining, fashion, and art is one of Florida’s most unique and flourishing communities.

 

After free time exploring Park Avenue, guests will be transferred to the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour, a Winter Park tradition. Guests will enjoy the narrated, 1-hour cruise through the beautiful lakes and canals of historic Winter Park. Every tour guarantees plenty of swaying palms, towering cypress trees, lush ferns, and a variety of flourishing sub-tropical flowers.

Gatorland

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$71 Adult, $55 Child (3-12)

 

Get ready for down-home family fun at “The Alligator Capital of the World®” – Gatorland! There isn’t a better place to see alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, also known as grunts, to the 14-foot monsters that call their Breeding Marsh home. They even have the largest collection of extremely rare white leucistic alligators. But, Gatorland is more than just a gator park! Their free-flight aviary, petting zoo, and one-of-a-kind animal shows ensure your afternoon will be chock-full of fun, smiles and special memories! Snack bar available in the park. OPTION: Box lunch available for purchase in advance when you register for this tour.

 

Orlando Tree Trek

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$81 Junior (9-11), $65 Child (7-8)

 

Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is an outdoor adventure park located near the Lake Buena
Vista area. The park has six color coded courses, two giant zip lines and 97 challenging elements.
This 2 – 3 hour experience takes adventurers through the Florida tree canopy, across swinging bridges, up ladders and zipping along two giant 425’ long zip lines. Courses range from a height of 10’ – 50’ and get progressively more challenging. A ground level walking path as well as a large deck and snack bar are available for those who would like to just observe.


Participants must meet certain height and size requirements to safely reach safety lines and manage their way through the course.  Please contact ACCESS Florida for additional details. Children must be a minimum of 7 years old to participate. OPTION: Box lunch available for purchase in advance when you register for this tour.

 

Leu Gardens Tour & Free Time on Park Avenue

12:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$46 per person

 

Our afternoon starts with a visit to the amazing 50-acre botanical oasis at Harry P. Leu Gardens. This beautiful park features three miles of paved scenic walkways that take you through fifty acres of southern styled gardens. We’ll enjoy a guided tour of Leu Gardens, along with time to explore the gardens on your own. Special features include:

 

• America’s largest Camellia collection outside California

• Three acres of idea gardens for weekend projects

• The largest formal rose garden in Florida  

• A house museum dating from the 1880’s  

• Two-acre Tropical Stream Garden

• Vegetable and Herb Garden

• Butterfly Garden

• Palm, bamboo and cycad gardens

 

Next, we’ll head to nearby Park Avenue, an area that boasts more than 140 boutiques, sidewalk cafes, and museums. This signature shopping street is bordered by stunning oak-canopied Central Park which plays host to seasonal art shows, concerts, exotic car shows, and fashion events. OPTION: Box lunch available for purchase in advance when you register for this tour.