The Best of Florida – past and present

Resort: Florida
Operator: Titan Travel
Destination: United States Of America
Price From: £2699.00

Overview

Before the Sunshine State became known for its theme parks and beach resorts, it was a haven for artists, writers and architects. Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams settled in Key West; artists established a creative community in St Petersburg; and Miamis South Beach was transformed in a sweep of art deco colour. This Florida tour follows in their footsteps and traces the state’s fascinating history. Well cover some of Florida’s best attractions, too – Everglades National Park and Kennedy Space Center.


Highlights

  • 8 excursions & visits

  • 1 meals
  • Group size up to 37
  • Moderate pace


Your itinerary

The Best of Florida - past and present

Day 1 – UK – Orlando

Titans VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Orlando. On arrival well transfer to our hotel for two nights.

Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando (4-star)


Day 2 – St Augustine

We head to charming St Augustine. Founded in 1565, its the oldest city in the United States and with its palm-lined streets and grand buildings, it has much to offer. The remainder of the day is free.

Excursions & visits:

Visit St Augustine (morning)

Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando (4-star)


Day 3 – Orlando – Miami

No visit to Florida would be complete without a visit to Kennedy Space Center. It has been more than five decades since Alan Shepard first launched from Florida to become the first American in space. This afternoon we travel on to Miami and our hotel.

Excursions & visits:

Entrance to Kennedy Space Center (morning)

The Gates Hotel South Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton, Miami (4-star)


Day 4 – Miami

On a guided city tour, well explore the cosmopolitan city of Miami, famous for its colourful art deco buildings and white sandy beaches. The afternoon is free for you to continue soaking up the atmosphere.

Excursions & visits:

Guided tour of Miami (morning)

The Gates Hotel South Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton, Miami (4-star)


Day 5 – Key West

Leaving Miami and heading south, we have our first glimpse of the stunning Florida Keys as we arrive at our hotel for the next two nights.

24 North Hotel Key West (3.5-star)


Day 6 – Key West

Today we take the conch train, a trolley tour, which explores the island and affords views of ornate Victorian mansions, tin-roofed conch houses and many historical sights. We also visit Ernest Hemingways home, located in the very heart of Old Town Key West where the Nobel Prize winner lived and wrote with his many cats for more than 10 years. The rest of the day is free, perhaps sit with a cocktail and enjoy the dramatic sunset.

Excursions & visits:

Tour of Key West on historic conch train (morning)
Entrance to Hemingway House (morning)

24 North Hotel Key West (3.5-star)


Day 7 – Everglades – Cape Coral

This morning we leave the Keys and venture into the stunning scenery of The Everglades, the third-largest National Park in the United States. Here we take a brief airboat ride to further explore the area where many alligators, raccoons and pelicans reside. Later, we head north to Cape Coral.

Excursions & visits:

Everglades airboat ride (morning)

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village (4-star)


Day 8 – Cape Coral

A leisurely day to explore the area, home to wonderful beaches, a mixture of restaurants and great shopping venues. You might like to explore the historic downtown area of Fort Myers including the Edison Theatre.

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village (4-star)


Day 9 – Cape Coral – Clearwater

Today we visit the homes of two remarkable inventors, at the impressive Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates in their tropical riverside setting. Later, well follow the picturesque Florida coastline north to Clearwater.

Excursions & visits:

Visit Thomas Edison & Henry Ford estates (morning)

Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater (4-star)


Day 10 – Clearwater

A chance to relax, soak up the sun and explore. This evening we enjoy an included dinner cruise with dancing to live music.

Excursions & visits:

Dinner cruise aboard the Starlite (evening)

Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater (4-star)

 


What’s included

1 meals

1 dinner (day 10)

International flights

International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick.

Accommodation

10 nights in hotels and 1 in flight

Transport

Travel in destination by coach


Tour highlights

8 excursions & visits

Visits to St Augustine and Thomas Edison & Henry Ford estates

Guided tour of Miami

Entrance to Kennedy Space Center and Hemingway House


Perfect moments with Titan Travel

VIP experience

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service

Experts

Titan tour manager

Porterage

Services included

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