Tour Duration 13 Nights - From £2239*
Join us on this wonderful winter getaway. There is nothing quite like some Floridian Sun in the winter months to chase the blues away. This escorted tour will take you from Orlando to the Gulf Coast, along “Alligator Alley”, down to Key West and back to Miami on the Golden coast of the sunshine state. You will enjoy beautiful beaches, loads of major attractions and music venues as we travel.
DAY BY DAY TOUR ITINERARY
When you arrive at your Orlando hotel your tour manager will meet you in the hotel bar for an informal meeting and welcome drinks with your fellow travellers.
This morning we will travel to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. Discover the history of Human Space Flight on this interactive tour. Later we will make the short journey to St. Augustine – as the city which lays claim to being the oldest in the USA shows off a dazzling holiday display of three million lights. St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights Festival traces its origin to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays.
Today you will have free time to discover Orlando and this evening we will visit Old Town in Kissimmee. Old Town is an outdoor shopping mall and entertainment complex and has been operating since 1986. Old Town is a step back in time with unique shopping, restaurants, bars and attractions.
Today is yours to do as you please at your own pace…Maybe the “Mouse” is calling?
On our way to Siesta Key we will stop for a while in the Tampa Bay Area and visit Busch Gardens. This 335-acre African- themed animal theme park is owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and is the 2nd largest park in terms of attendance behind SeaWorld Orlando. Then it is off to Siesta Key – our home for the next three nights. Siesta Key is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. It’s known for its award winning white sandy Beaches – Siesta Beach, near the shops and cafes of Siesta Key Village, Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach. During the next 3 days ALL outings are optional – you choose how you enjoy your time in this beach Paradise!
Free time to enjoy Siesta Key. Optional Trip to Sarasota for Shopping. Evening entertainment in Siesta Village.
Free time to enjoy Siesta Key with an optional evening trip to St. Armand’s Circle for dinner and entertainment. Some of Sarasota and Bradenton’s best shopping and dining can be found on the Circle, which is located on Lido Key and has more than 130 boutiques, cafes, and art galleries.
As we move on down the beautiful Gulf Coast our next stop is in Marco Island. This barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico is linked to the mainland by bridges just south of the city of Naples. This evening we will take you out for dinner and entertainment to the wonderful beach resort area.
Today we will make our way down through the Everglades National Park to the southernmost tip of Florida and Key West – where no shoes and no shirt are no problem! After checking into our Key West hotel we will go out for an evening’s entertainment beginning in Mallory Square. This waterfront square with restaurants & shops is known for its street performers and is a great place to watch the famous Key West sunset!
Your day begins with a visit to The Ernest Hemingway House situated across from the Key West lighthouse. Then the rest of the day and evening is yours to enjoy at leisure!
This morning we bid farewell to the Florida Keys and travel north to Miami, our final stop on the tour. Miami is one of the state’s – and the world’s – most popular holiday destinations. From the trendy nightlife and high energy of South Beach, Calle Ocho and Little Havana to the plush hotels and historic hideaways found in Miami Beach and Coral Gables – Miami has it all!
We will take a sightseeing tour around the beautiful city of Miami. Then you’ll have free time to enjoy the rest of your stay.
Explore Miami at your leisure before joining the group for a farewell dinner & entertainment on our last evening in Florida.
Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends in the group and to the USA!