10 Days Highlights of Sunny Florida Tour Package from Cosmos Vacations $1289/- (Posted on Jun 29 2011)
10 Days Highlights of Sunny Florida Tour Package from Cosmos Vacations $1289/-
HIGHLIGHTS OF SUNNY FLORIDA – 2011
10 days from Orlando to Orlando (8400)
Join us on this sun-soaked vacation around Florida, including Florida’s east and west coasts and the Florida Keys. Begin your trip in Orlando, the “capital” of Disney’s entertainment parks, and travel north to St. Augustine, situated on the Atlantic Coast and the oldest European city in the Unites States. Next, overnight in Cocoa Beach and head to Cape Canaveral for a NASA tour at the Kennedy Space Center. Turn south and visit Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach before crossing 42 bridges to Key West, the southernmost town in the continental United States—only 90 miles from Cuba. Check out the many boutiques and museums, relax on the beach, and be sure to sample delicious Caribbean cuisine. Then, travel back to the Florida mainland and be on the lookout for sunbathing alligators as you experience the Everglades via a thrilling ride aboard an airboat. Overnight in Naples and head to St. Pete Beach, one of Florida’s most popular resort cities. Relax at your seaside hotel and take advantage of warm-weather activities before heading back to Orlando. What a relaxing and fun way to end your Florida vacation adventure. The sunshine state awaits!
Day 1 ORLANDO.
Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.
Day 2 ORLANDO–ST. AUGUSTINE–COCOA BEACH.
This morning, 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 U.S. and the 17th-century CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS NATIONAL MONUMENT, the oldest masonry fort in the country. End the day with a walk on sandy Cocoa Beach.
Day 3 COCOA BEACH–CAPE CANAVERAL–FORT LAUDERDALE.
Cape Canaveral and the KENNEDY SPACE CENTER are the hub of America’s space operations. Enjoy a NASA tour, which provides insight into the achievements of America’s space program. After your tour, head south to Fort Lauderdale, where you will stay for the next two nights. (CB)
Day 4 FORT LAUDERDALE. MIAMI BEACH EXCURSION.
This morning, join our included excursion to Miami Beach with its colorful art deco buildings, and stop at Miami’s lively Bayside Market. Afterward, return to Fort Lauderdale. Since the rest of the day is at leisure, enjoy the Florida sun while relaxing by your hotel pool.
Day 5 FORT LAUDERDALE–KEY LARGO–KEY WEST.
This morning we head south to the Overseas Highway, crossing 42 bridges through the Florida Keys to picturesque Key West, the southernmost town in the continental U.S. Our suggestion for this evening: visit Mallory Square to enjoy the spectacular sunset, then stroll along Duval Street with its colorful cafés.
Day 6 KEY WEST.
On this morning’s optional sightseeing tour, sit back and relax on the open-air trolley and view some of Key West’s most famous sights, including Ernest Hemingway’s home; Fort Zachary; Southernmost Point, situated less that 90 miles north of Cuba; and the Audubon House & Gardens. Spend the afternoon beachcombing or visit the many boutiques and museums. Be sure to sample the delicious Caribbean cuisine for which this semi-tropical paradise is so famous. (CB)
Day 7 KEY WEST–EVERGLADES–NAPLES.
Head back to the mainland to the subtropical wilderness of the EVERGLADES. Board your AIRBOAT for a thrilling sightseeing ride through the extensive swamplands. Sleepy alligators basking on the banks of the waterways are a common sight. Overnight in Naples. (CB)
Day 8 NAPLES–ST. PETE BEACH.
Visit famous inventor THOMAS EDISON’S WINTER HOME & LABORATORY. Step through the always-open “Friendship Gate” to visit HENRY FORD’S WINTER HOME. Don’t miss the enormous banyan tree in the garden. Tonight, your Tour Director suggests an optional dinner cruise.
Day 9 ST. PETE BEACH.
A full day to relax at your seaside hotel in a resort city that offers a fine selection of warm-weather activities. Your Tour Director will have suggestions on the best places to shop and dine.
Day 10 ST. PETE BEACH–ORLANDO. This morning the motorcoach continues to the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista for tour members extending their stay in Orlando. Continue on to Orlando International Airport, where the tour ends for guests with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after Noon.
MEALS – (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
3 continental breakfasts (CB)
HOTELS – (F) First-Class (ST) Superior Tourist-Class (T) Tourist Class
Orlando Courtyard Lake Buena Vista (MF); Cocoa Beach Days Inn (ST); Fort Lauderdale Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel (F); Key West Comfort Inn (ST); Naples Courtyard by Marriott (F); St. Pete Beach Sirata Beach Resort (F)
Orientation tour in Miami Beach; Oldest House, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Kennedy Space Center, airboat tour through the Everglades, Thomas Edison’s Winter Home, Henry Ford’s Winter Home. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Florida’s Atlantic coast, Gold Coast, Miami Beach, Florida Keys, Key West, Everglades National Park, Gulf Coast shoreline, St. Pete Beach.
Inside visits and special features are shown in the description, including admission charges when applicable.
Services of a professional Tour Director.
DATES & PRICES
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Applicable Taxes and Fees (Airfare & Charges Not Included in the Price)
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Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.50 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed fees between $200 – $375 per person; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); optional excursions; airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; airport transfers with cruise only, porterage at airports and train stations; Trip Protection; baggage fees; and all other items of a personal nature.
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