FLORIDA THE GRAND TOUR KEY WEST
This tour covers the East and West Coasts of Florida as well as Key Largo & Key West. We visit Old St. Augustine, Kennedy Space Center, Miami, Thomas Edison’s Winter Home at Ft. Myers and Florida’s Blue Springs! If you have ever wanted to see The Best of Florida – This is it.
1 NORTH CAROLINA / SOUTH CAROLINA / GEORGIA: Today we head south leaving the cold winter weather behind us. On our way to the Sunshine State we go through North Carolina and South Carolina and spend the night in Kingsland, Georgia.
2 THE SUNSHINE STATE / ST. AUGUSTINE: This morning we stop at the Florida Welcome Center on our way to St. Augustine – the Oldest City in the USA! We have a guided tour of this historic city including the Fountain of Youth and after having lunch and time for shopping we make our way to our hotel for the night near Titusville.
3 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / MIAMI: Today we take the Kennedy Space Center Tour to see the site that we have seen on TV so many times as we have watched with great excitement and anticipation the launching of spacecraft. We then head to Miami to spend the night near this beautiful city.
4 KEY WEST: We enjoy a spectacular drive through the Florida Keys today beside the most beautiful waters this side of Hawaii. At Islamorada, we pick up a Local Guide who will be with us for the remaining 83 miles and will tell us about the history of the Florida Keys. Later we will arrive in Key West – the Southern most point in the USA. We will spend the night in Key West.
5 KEY WEST / KEY LARGO: This morning we continue to enjoy the beautiful scenery in Key West including a tour of Ernest Hemmingway’s Home. The afternoon we will make our way to Key Largo where we will spend the night.
6 ALLIGATOR ALLEY / THOMAS EDISON’S WINTER HOME/ FORT MYERS: Our day starts with an Airboat Ride at Miccosukee Indian Villiage where we will ride through the Everglades. After lunch we will tour Thomas Edison’s Winter Home in Fort Myers and the Laboratory and Workshops where he perfected many of his early inventions. We will also visit a Museum containing a large collection of these early inventions and his Tropical Gardens. We will overnight in Fort Myers.
7 SUNSHINE SKYWAY BRIDGE / BUSCH GARDENS / TAMPA: On our way to Tampa we cross the beautiful Sunshine Skyway Bridge for a spectacular view of the cities of St. Petersburg and Tampa. In Tampa we will visit the 355 acre 19th Century African-Themed Animal Theme Park, Busch Gardens. We overnight in Tampa.
8 TAMPA / KINGSLAND, GEORGIA: This morning we will stop at a local fruit stand to buy a bit of Florida Sunshine to take home with us. Our destination for the night is Kingsland, Georgia.
9 HOMEWARD BOUND / SOUTH AND NORTH CAROLINA: Today we head for home going back through the Carolinas warm from the Florida Sunshine and ready for Spring!
Area(s) 1, 2, and 3
Price per Person
Deposit$100.00 per person
• Round Trip Motorcoach Transportation
• 8 Nights Hotel Accommodations
• Baggage Handling at Hotels
• Admission to All Listed Attractions
• Local Guide in St. Augustine & the Florida Keys
• Trip Start Breakfast
• Services of a Tour Director
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