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Cosmos Arrow 2017: North America Vacations Arrow 2017: Florida Discovery (8400)
2017: Florida Discovery (8400)
10 days from Orlando to Orlando
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, Fort Lauderdale, 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!

On this Florida tour, you'll spend time in St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. An included hop-on/hop-off trolley tour highlights the city's history and attractions. 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 Fort Lauderdale includes an excursion to Miami Beach, where you can explore the art deco buildings and beautiful palm-lined South Beach.

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!

HOTELS
ORLANDO Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Center (F)
COCOA BEACH Best Western Ocean Beach Hotel & Suites (MF) or Best Western Oceanfront (ST) on departure May 5
FORT LAUDERDALE Bahia Mar Ft. Lauderdale Beach (F)
KEY WEST Fairfield Inn & Suites (ST)
FORT MYERS Holiday Inn Downtown Historic District (F)
CLEARWATER BEACH Quality Hotel Beach Resort (ST)
Call (203) 238-1251 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12863036
Tour OperatorCosmos
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1OrlandoWelcome to Orlando! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2Cocoa BeachThis 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. Your expert guide shares with you the history, attractions, and sights of America's oldest city on St. Augustine's hop-on/hop-off sightseeing TROLLEY. Afterward, there's 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.
Day 3Fort LauderdaleCape Canaveral and the KENNEDY SPACE CENTER are the hub of America's space operations. Enjoy a NASA tour for 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. (B)
Day 4Fort LauderdaleThis morning, enjoy an excursion to Greater Miami, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Miami Beach. Time to explore the colorful art deco buildings, and beautiful palm-lined South Beach. This afternoon, return to Fort Lauderdale and enjoy the Florida sun on the world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach or by the hotel pool.
Day 5Key WestThis 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. A suggestion for tonight: visit Mallory Square to enjoy the spectacular sunset, then stroll along Duval Street with its colorful cafes.
Day 6Key WestOn 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 than 90 miles north of Cuba; and the Audubon House & Gardens. Be sure to sample the delicious Caribbean cuisine for which this semi-tropical paradise is so famous. (CB)
Day 7Fort MyersHead 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)
Day 8Clearwater BeachVisit 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.
Day 9Clearwater BeachA full day to relax on the sugar-white sands of Clearwater Beach. Your Tour Director will have suggestions on the best places to shop and dine.
Day 10OrlandoThis 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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US$ Price Details

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$700 to $1,010

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$175 to $265

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Travel Terms & Conditions
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Important Notes
  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Cosmos to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; 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 $11.20 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $4.00 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas (except on Cuba programs) 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 Cosmos 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); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.

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