Florida Discovery + St Pete Beach
A Florida feast, taking in both Gulf and Atlantic coasts, with a journey into the sub-tropical Everglades and the paradise of the Florida Keys.
Enjoy the silver-white beaches, breathtaking sunsets over the warm Gulf waters, that makes St Pete Beach a popular resort, or take in some of the Florida's many sporting opportunities and attractions.
On day 11 of your tour remain in your hotel in St Pete Beach for the next three nights. On day 14 transfer to Tampa airport for your flight to the UK.
DAY 1: UK - Orlando.
Fly to Orlando where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for a two night stay.
DAY 2: Orlando.
Today is free to relax or explore the many sights in the Orlando area. Perhaps visit one of Orlando's famous theme parks, or seek out something a little different - the city is home to a fantastic array of museums and galleries, brilliant shopping, beautiful golf courses and award winning spas.
DAY 3: Orlando - St Augustine - Cocoa Beach.
This morning we head to picturesque St Augustine, the oldest European city in the United States, founded by Juan Ponce de Leon in his search for the legendary Fountain of Youth. You'll visit the Oldest House in the US and the 17th century Castillo de San Marcos National Monument - the oldest masonry fort in the United States. End the day with a walk on sandy Cocoa Beach.
DAY 4: Cocoa Beach - Cape Canaveral - Fort Lauderdale.
Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Centre are the hub of America's space operations. A NASA tour provides insights into the achievements of America's space programme. We then head south to Fort Lauderdale where you will stay for two nights.
DAY 5: Fort Lauderdale - Miami Beach - Fort Lauderdale.
This morning join our included excursion to Miami Beach, with its colourful art deco buildings, and stop at Miami's lively Bayside Market. Afterwards, return to Fort Lauderdale. Since the rest of the day is at leisure, why not enjoy the Florida sun while relaxing by your hotel pool.
DAY 6: Fort Lauderdale - Key Largo - Key West.
Today, head to Key Largo, where America's largest coral reef protects the shoreline. Travel along the Overseas Highway, crossing 42 bridges through the Florida Keys to picturesque Key West, the southernmost town in continental United States. The suggestion for this evening is a visit to Mallory Square to view the spectacular sunset and then a stroll on Duval Street with its colourful cafés.
DAY 7: Key West.
A full day to explore the tropical island city of Key West, boasting Victorian homes, gingerbread conch houses and mansions on the National Register. You may want to see Ernest Hemingway's home, Harry Truman's Little Whitehouse, or the John Audubon House and Gardens. No trip would be complete without a visit to the Southernmost Point in the US, situated less than 90 miles north of Cuba.
DAY 8: Key West - Everglades - Naples.
Head back to the mainland and the subtropical wilderness of the Everglades, and board an airboat for your thrilling included ride through the extensive swamplands. Sleepy alligators basking on the banks of the waterways are a common sight. Overnight in Naples.
DAY 9: Naples - Fort Myers - St Pete Beach.
We begin the day with an included visit to Fort Myers, the winter home and laboratory of the famous inventor Thomas Edison, where we'll tour the museum which houses a large collection of his inventions. Be sure not to miss the enormous banyan tree in the tropical, botanical garden! We then step through the always open 'Friendship Gate' to visit Henry Ford's winter home. We will cross Tampa Bay over the impressive Sunshine Skyway Bridge to the resort of St Pete Beach, with its lovely white sand beaches. In the evening, why not join us for an optional dinner cruise along Florida's beautiful inland waters?
DAY 10: St Pete Beach.
A full day to relax at your seaside hotel. The St Pete Beach area offers a fine selection of warm-weather activities, including tennis, golf, deep-sea fishing, and a variety of watersports.
DAY 11 to 13: St Pete Beach.
DAY 14: St. Pete Beach - Tampa - UK.
Transfer to Tampa airport for your overnight flight home.
DAY 15: Home landing in the UK.
The sun settles at dusk on Naples Pier
Beautiful St Pete Beach
St Pete and its pier
Enjoy the sunsets by the beach
St Pete Beach
St Pete pier
Look out for alligators
St Pete from the pier
The Banyan Tree at Thomas Edison's house, Fort Myers
A 'Model T' at Henry Ford's winter home
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
St Pete's Beach
To help you plan and make the most of your holiday, below is a list of optional excursions available to you.
Old Town Trolley Tour Of St Augustine
Sit back and let an expert guide share with you the history, attractions, and sights of America's oldest city. On and off boarding at 20 stops.
$23 (US Dollar)
Just bring your towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bathing suit and camera! The Island Ting excursion begins at 10:00am and ends at 4:00pm and includes: Catamaran Sailing, Snorkeling at the Reef, and Kayak Mangrove Exploration. Your day includes a light breakfast of pastries, an egg dish and fruit juices, a full buffet lunch of peel & eat shrimp, assorted Boars Heads meats & cheeses with assorted breads and condiments, assorted side salads and afternoon snack of fresh fruit and chocolate chip cookies. Also included beer, wine, soft drinks and water. Maximum group size is 20 people and is a relaxing way to spend your day. Subject to availability and weather conditions.
$96 (US Dollar)
Old Town Trolley Key West
Sit back and relax on an open-air trolley and view some of Key West's most famous sights including Ernest Hemingway's home; Fort Zachary; the Audubon House; and the southernmost point of the United States, situated less than 90-miles north of Cuba.
$29 (US Dollar)
Champagne Sunset Sail
Just as famous as the Coral Reef is Key West's sunset. This two hour catamaran sail will delight those who have come to watch the sun sinking into the Gulf of Mexico. Embrace your loved one or enjoy the company of friends and family while you watch the blue sky turn into a spectacular light show as it casts every color imaginable above the horizon. The beauty of a Key West sunset will take your breath away. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, champagne or soda. Departure times vary with season, please call to confirm trip time. Subject to availability of seating capacity.
$42 (US Dollar)
Schooner Appledore Sunset Sail
Available January through May 31, 2013 only. Sail on the 85 ft. classic wood schooner, Appledore. With the wind in your hair and the smell of the sweet sea air, you'll be whisked away to a tropical paradise where all of your worries seem to disappear. With the sun setting over the water, the southernmost point of the U.S. is a spectacular sight. Savor the warm breezes and a spectacular Key West Sunset while enjoying complimentary premium beer, wine, Champagne, soft drinks, and cheese platter. Departure times vary with season, please call to confirm trip time. Subject to availability of seating capacity.
$52 (US Dollar)
Intercoastal Dinner Cruise
Here's your chance to enjoy an elegant night out. Treat yourself to a delicious five-course meal and then kick up your heels on the dance floor to the sounds of riverboat music from a live band. Your ship is an authentic paddlewheeler built with extreme attention to detail and is finished with Victorian touches. Every seat in the spacious, plush dining room has a remarkable panoramic view of the changing waterfront scenery.
$61 (US Dollar)
Busch Gardens Tampa Client Code (BGT- AD 622 Ch 621)
A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos, live shows, restaurants, shops, and games. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age. Round trip transportation is an additional fee.
$92 (US Dollar)
Dolphin Watch Cruise
One of the best ways to fully experience the joy of these wild sea creatures is to board one of our yachts and sail among them. When the dolphins are frisky, it's not uncommon to see them jump completely out of the water. This pure experience will put a smile on your face and add bounce to your step. Ice chest packed with cold soft drinks & bottled water included at no extra cost. Two-hour trip, subject to availability.
$40 (US Dollar)
Set sail aboard large ocean Ketch sailing vessels to experience the full range of hues in the sunset. These trips evolved from the love of the ocean, the sky and all the marine life that shares this planet with us. If you love clean air, smooth sailing, drop dead gorgeous sunsets, starry night skies and the critters that live in the liquid world, you will not be disappointed. Seasonally recommended clothes might be light jackets, long pants, warm shoes and socks. Warm blankets are provided. Guests are welcome to bring their own Adult beverages. A large cooler packed with ice, sodas, and bottled water at no extra charge is included. 2 Hr trip - Subject to availability.
$46 (US Dollar)
Busch Gardens with Round Trip Transportation for 4 Passengers ; Client Code BGT - Ad 622 Ch 621
A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos, live shows, restaurants, shops and games. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age. Price includes round-trip transportation.
$136 (US Dollar)
Busch Gardens with Round Trip Transportation for +5 Passengers ; Client Code BGT - Ad 622 Ch 621
A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos, live shows, restaurants, shops and games. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age. Price includes round-trip transportation. Transportation cost requires a minimum number of participants, please discuss with your Tour Director.
$130 (US Dollar)
Please note that optional excursions and prices are subject to change.
Florida Discovery + St Pete Beach 13 nights
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Florida Discovery + St Pete Beach
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- Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space Centre
- Everglades Visit and airboat ride
- Fort Myers Thomas Edison's house and laboratory, Henry Ford's winter home
- Key West
- St Pete Beach
- London Heathrow
- London Gatwick
- Thursdays - 2013
- Tuesdays - 2014
- Saturdays - 2014
13 Jun 2013 to 29 Mar 2014