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Ramblers
The Rainbow Springs Ramblers is a travel group that has partnered with the AAA Travel Group in the Villages, and provides quality events and fun activities for anyone who wants to enjoy life outside of Dunnellon.   There is no obligation to buy anything and no club to join.  You don’t even have to be a resident of Rainbow Springs, or a member of AAA to participate, so invite your friends and relatives to come along.  

Each bus trip will be jam packed with fun and games, as well as, an opportunity to win a monetary certificate which can be used toward your next trip with us.  

To view full details and/or download a specific trip flyer, please go to the Resources tab at the top of this page and select Rambler Trip Flyers. From there, you can select and download the detailed flyer for your preferred trip.

All trips include motor coach transportation to and from the event from our meeting location at the Winn-Dixie parking lot located on Rt. 41 in Dunnellon unless otherwise stated.

A minimum bus driver gratuity is included for all trips.

Pre-registration is required. To register for any trip, call AAA Travel Group at 352-753-2500, ext. 2245.  Make sure to mention that you are registering for a Rainbow Springs Ramblers trip.

We look forward to having you join us as we explore new and exciting adventures into the world around us!

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April 8, 2019 - Pancakes and Pontoons  Enjoy making your own breakfast at this quaint and cozy country-style restaurant and gift shop.  Then enjoy a relaxing guided tour on a pontoon boat in the waters of De Leon Springs.  We will even stop at the Key Lime Shoppe for a chance to purchase some tasty morsels.  Cost is $75 per person.

May 15, 2019 - Dali Museum and Chihuly Collection  Enjoy the most comprehensive collection of Dali’s paintings outside of Europe and have lunch on your own at the Dali Cafe.  Then enjoy the Chihuly Glass exhibit which contains pieces from his early works as well as his later ones.  Be astounded by the vibrant colors and unique shapes of this art form. We’ll even get to watch a glass blowing demonstration.  Cost is $68 per person.

June 11, 2019 - Victory Casino Cruise  Win big on this floating casino.  Enjoy four decks of gambling to include slots, poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and more.  Trip includes a buffet lunch and $20 in matched slot play.  And when you’re done, you can sit out on the deck and enjoy the sun and sea breeze.  Dancing and live entertainment is also available.  Must have a Government issued ID to board the ship.  Cost is $66 per person.

September 20, 2019 - Calypso Queen Lunch Cruise  Relax in comfort on one of the Calypso Queen’s two enclosed decks, or go up top to enjoy the warm breeze and radiant sun.  This trip includes a delicious tropical island style luncheon buffet, with cold and hot selections, and complimentary beer, wine, rum-punch, and soda.  And amid the partying, you will also enjoy some dolphin encounters as we cruise along.  Dress in your favorite Calypso outfit and really feel the island charm.  Cost is $83 per person.



October 16, 2019 - Kennedy Space Center   There is so much to see and do at the Space Center that most of us didn’t get to see it all last year, so we’re doing it again this year.  Your journey into the world of space exploration includes films in 3D at the IMAX theater, a walk through the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, The space shuttle Atlantis, a bus tour to the Apollo/Saturn V Center, a Journey to Mars, a shuttle launch experience, and many other shows and exhibits.  Lunch is on your own at any of the on-site cafes or restaurants.  Cost is $107 per person.

November 15, 2019 - President’s Hall of Fame / Lakeridge Winery   Your trip will begin with a one-of-a-kind stroll through displays that are dedicated to the Presidents, their First Ladies, and all things patriotic.  Explore the history of our nation through detailed displays, wax figures, and a glance at the entire White House in miniature. After, we will head to lunch at the Plantation Oaks Restaurant.   Then it’s on to the Lakeridge Winery, where we will tour the premises and observe how the grapes go from plump, round, and juicy fruit to the clear, fermented, and delicious wine we all enjoy.  At the end we will do a little free wine tasting and have the opportunity to purchase bottles of your favorite ones.  Cost is $77 per person.


February 20, 2020 Early Bird Dinner Theater   Watch a funny and entertaining stage performance at a family establishment that has been in business for over 25 years, while enjoying a fantastic buffet style dinner catered by Banquet Masters.  The play, which will be announced at a later date, will be of superb quality, by professional actors, and always very funny.  Watch for details at a later date.  Cost is $87 per person.  


April 25, 2020 - St. John’s River Cruise  You won’t want to miss this three hour cruise on the historic paddle-wheeled river ship, the Barbara Lee.  You’ll start with appetizers and sweet buns, as you roam the decks enjoying the fresh air and abundant wildlife along the river.  Herons, osprey, eagles, turtles, and gators, just to name a few of what you might see.  Then you will dine on your choice of four delicious entrees, which are prepared right there in the galley onboard the ship.  Salad and beverages are included.  A cash bar is also available.  You’ll even listen to live music and other entertainment as you enjoy your dessert.  The cost is $94 per person.


June 17, 2020 - Mazzaro's & John’s Pass   This trip is an ultimate shopper’s delight.  Your shopping spree starts at John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, a quaint fishing village located on the waterfront in the Tampa/St Petersburg area.  You’ll spend approximately three hours exploring the over one hundred merchants that inhabit the area.  You’ll find unique shops and a variety of restaurants to enjoy lunch on your own.  Then we will board the bus and head for Mazzaro’s.  You’ll love shopping in this one-of-a-kind authentic Italian Market, with everything from freshly made pastas, spices, meats, and cheeses to seafood, bakery items, coffee, imported oils, wine, beer, and made-to-order food to go.  Be sure to bring some grocery bags and a cooler to keep your purchases fresh for the ride home.  Cost is $45 per person.


Tentative Trips  (These trips are not yet finalized, therefore you can not register for them at this time)


December 2019 - Singing Christmas Trees
March 2020 - Three nights in Savannah Georgia
May 2020 - Overnight in St. Augustine


 

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