FLORIDA DISCOVERY - 2018
Tour Code -
From $2259 AUD
Join Cosmos on this sun-soaked tour around Florida, including the state’s east and west coasts and the Florida Keys. Your tour begins and ends in Orlando with overnights also in Cocoa Beach, Miami Beach, Key West, Fort Myers, and Clearwater Beach. Along the way, stroll on the white-sand beaches, enjoy gorgeous sunsets, and feel the sun drain away tension as you sit back, relax, and let Cosmos handle the details and the driving!
Extend your holiday with an extra 2 days in Clearwater Beach
On this Florida tour, you’ll spend time in St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. You’ll also visit Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, where you’ll learn about America’s space program during your NASA tour. In Fort Myers, visit the winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. As good friends, they had winter homes next to each other, including 20 acres of botanical gardens. Your time in Miami Beach includes an excursion to South Beach, where you can explore the beaches and meander through art galleries.
A highlight of this tour is the ride you’ll take on an airboat through the swamplands in the Everglades, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Keep an eye out for sleepy alligators basking on the banks of the waterways. But that’s not all…also enjoy the drive to picturesque Key West, which crosses over 42 bridges. In Key West, you’ll have plenty of free time to explore the town. Be sure to capture the beautiful sunset! Finally, you’ll enjoy free time in Clearwater Beach, one of Florida’s most popular resort cities. Relax on the sugar-white sands and take advantage of warm-weather activities.
Gorgeous beaches, interesting experiences, and striking scenery…this Florida tour designed for value-minded travelers has it all!
In Miami; Key West guided train ride, Kennedy Space Centre, airboat tour through the Everglades, Thomas Edison's Winter Home, and Henry Ford's Winter Home.
- SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
Florida's Atlantic coast, Gold Coast, Miami Beach, Florida Keys, Key West, Everglades National Park, Gulf Coast shoreline, and Clearwater Beach.
Services of a professional Tour Director.
Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
- INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.
Day by Day
AWelcome to Orlando! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
ORLANDO-ST. AUGUSTINE-COCOA BEACH.
This morning, head to picturesque St. Augustine, the oldest European city in the U.S., explored by Juan Ponce de Leon in his search for the legendary Fountain of Youth. Free time to explore on your own. Perhaps visit the Oldest House in the U.S. or the 17th-century Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. End the day with a walk on sandy Cocoa Beach.
COCOA BEACH-CAPE CANAVERAL- MIAMI BEACH.
Cape Canaveral and the KENNEDY SPACE centre are the hub of America's space operations. Enjoy a NASA tour for insight into the achievements of America's space program. Afterward, head south to Miami Beach. (B)
This morning, you have the option to choose a Miami city sightseeing tour that highlights famous Ocean Drive, South Beach, and Little Havana. If you prefer, spend the day in the highly sought-after South Beach exploring the beaches or meandering through art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and enjoying the Florida sun. Your Tour Director will have other suggestions for spending your time.
MIAMI BEACH-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.
Sit back and relax on the world famous CONCH TOUR TRAIN. During your 90-minute journey, the train will loop through Old Town Key West before making three stops-one being the Southernmost Point, situated less than 90 miles (145 kilometres) north of Cuba. Be sure to sample the delicious Caribbean cuisine for which this semitropical paradise is so famous. (CB)
KEY WEST-EVERGLADES-FORT MYERS.
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 Fort Myers. (CB)
FORT MYERS-CLEARWATER 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.
A full day to relax on the sugar-white sands of Clearwater Beach.
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.
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