If warm Florida sunshine is what you’re looking for, look no further. Key West is a speck of land in a pastel sea. Palms whisper amidst tranquil beaches. Birds sing. Flowers bloom all year. Without a hint of irony, people call it paradise. While in Key West, you can’t help but stop worrying about the next day or even the next hour. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, it’s yours to enjoy on this magnificent trip designed to give you some of the best that Florida has to offer.
3 Nights in Key West
3 Nights in Sarasota
Tram Tour of St. Augustines old City
Fountain of Youth
Cathedral of St. Augustine
Kennedy Space Center
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Tour of Old Key West
Everglades National Park
Everglades Safari Park Swamp Boat Tour
Naples Free Time
John & Mable Ringling Museum
Florida State Fair
South Florida Museum
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
13 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
Day 1 & 2
The warm Florida sun beckons as we travel south to Fayetteville, North Carolina for our first night's lodging. The next morning we continue on our winter escape arriving at our lodging in St. Augustine, Florida by early evening. On arrival we'll visit the Fountain of Youth.CB
Today we'll tour St. Augustine's Old City including the Cathedral of St. Augustine, the oldest Catholic parish in America, plus time to explore the Spanish Fortress San Augustin Antiquo. Also included will be the Lightner Museum and other points of interest. This afternoon we continue southward to the Space Coast, and our lodging in Titusville.D
Today's highlight is a visit to Kennedy Space Center. NASA´s launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut and see giant rockets. Our lodging for this evening is near Fort Lauderdale, FL.CB
This morning we will visit John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and enjoy a Glass Bottom Boat Tour for a unique glimpse into the serene undersea world including a number of shallow reefs teaming with wildlife. Continuing south, our lodging for the next three nights is in Key West.CB
This is the place we've come to see! This morning we will begin our exploration of the island with a tour of Old Key West. After lunch you are free to explore at your leisure. This evening be sure to join the crowds that gather to watch the sun drop into the sea, leaving the sky with pink, gold and lavender reminders.B
Today will be entirely free to enjoy as you please. Perhaps you will ride the Old Town Trolley which offers re-boarding privileges to enjoy the variety of shopping, dining and attractions. Those more adventurous might try snorkeling, fishing or even an exciting fly tour to historic Fort Jefferson. Your driver and escort will be happy to assist you with suggestions and arrangements. Don't miss the food…anyone for conch chowder, hot ballos or Key Lime pie?B
Look for a few alligators sunning themselves in swamps next to the highway as we return to Florida's mainland and travel through Everglades National Park. A stop will be made at Everglades Safari Park where a swamp boat tour will be included. Our destination today is Naples, Florida. The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free to enjoy Naples at your leisure. A trolley tour, art gallery visit or boutique shopping are just a few suggestions.B
This morning we will visit beautiful Sanibel Island, known for its lush vegetation, extensive beaches, profuse bird life and perhaps most of all, its abundance of seashells. Following lunch we will visit the Edison-Ford Complex, containing two winter homes of America's most famous early 20th century industrialists, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. We will see more of the Gulf of Mexico on our way to Sarasota where we will check-in for the next three nights.
This morning we'll visit the John & Mable Ringling Museum, created from the fortune John Ringling derived from his circus and vast real estate investments. Included is the Circus Museum, Museum of Art and Ca d'Zan, Ringling's winter estate. This afternoon we will travel to Tampa to spend the remainder of the day at the Florida State Fair.CB
This morning we will visit the South Florida Museum, which reflects Florida's history from prehistoric times to the present. Included is a visit to the Parker Manatee Aquarium. This evening will be a special dinner cruise departing from Sarasota's marina.CB, D
Today we visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Specializing in epiphytes, or air plants, the gardens features orchids, carnivorous pitcher plants, succulent plants and many more. An elevated boardwalk winds through a mangrove swamp. Later we visit Mote Aquarium where we can view manatees, sharks, sea turtles, eels and many southwest Florida's plants, fish and invertebrates. We then continue on to our lodging in Ocala, Florida.
Today we leave Florida retracing our steps northward to our lodging in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Sit back and relax, and relive the memories of our days under the warm Florida sun.CB
Arrival home is scheduled for early evening.CB
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach|| Calvary Temple Church |
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Shuttle|| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10 |
Rt 33, Easton, PA
|Montgomeryville - Shuttle|| Quality Inn |
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach|| Perkiomen Tours Office |
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
|Reading - Shuttle|| Homewood Suites |
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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