Key West & Miami Beach

Key West & Miami Beach

Escape the northeast's winter blues and travel to sunny Florida with Gunther Tours! This 11-day tour travels down the Atlantic Coast with stops in St. Augustine and Ft. Lauderdale before reaching our destination Key West, Florida for 3 nights. We return up the coast and include a stop in the Miami Beach area for 2 nights. There's so much to see, yet time to relax! FUN!

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Escape the northeast's winter blues and travel to sunny Florida with Gunther Tours! This 11-day tour travels down the Atlantic Coast with stops in St. Augustine and Ft. Lauderdale before reaching our destination Key West, Florida for 3 nights. We return up the coast and include a stop in the Miami Beach area for 2 nights. There's so much to see, yet time to relax! FUN!

Key West & Miami Beach, Florida

Including 3 Nights in Key West

 

Escape the northeast’s winter blues and travel to sunny Florida with Gunther Tours!  This 11-day tour travels down the Atlantic Coast with stops in St. Augustine and Ft. Lauderdale before reaching our destination Key West, Florida for 3 nights.  We return up the coast and include a stop in the Miami Beach area for 2 nights.  There’s so much to see, yet time to relax!  FUN! 

 

Included:

*  Basic amenities

*  10 nights hotel accommodations, including:

         - 3 nights at Doubletree Grand Key Resort

         - 2 nights at Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort

*  10 breakfasts

*  8 dinners

*  2 evenings of live entertainment

*  Guided Tours, including:

         - St. Augustine Old Town Trolley Tour

         - Flamingo Gardens Tram Tour

         - Everglades Safari Park Airboat Ride

         - Key West Old Town Trolley Tour

         - Miami Beach, Florida  

*  Attractions and admissions per itinerary, including:

         - Flamingo Gardens

         - Wray Home Museum

         - Everglades Safari Park

         - Alligator Wildlife Show

         - Travel across the Overseas Highway

         - Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

         - Sunset Cruise & Entertainment

         - Bayside Marketplace

         - Jungle Queen Sightseeing Cruise

         - Kennedy Space Center

*  “A Free Day in Key West”

*  “A Free Day at the Beach”

*  Driver, Escort and Tour Guide Gratuities

 

 

Day 1

Welcome Aboard! Travel in comfort aboard our deluxe motor coach as we head south toward the sunny Florida Keys. Before checking into our hotel in Florence, South Carolina for the night, we are treated to dinner at a Cracker Barrel restaurant.

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Day 2

After a deluxe continental breakfast, we depart for St. Augustine, Florida. St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement within the borders of the continental United States. Upon our arrival, we climb aboard the Old Town Trolley for a 1-hour narrated tour of the city. Tonight, we are treated to a delectable dinner at a local restaurant after checking into our hotel accommodations in St. Augustine for the night.

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Day 3

After a deluxe continental breakfast settle back, relax and enjoy the scenery on our drive south along the Atlantic coast to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Following lunch on your own we visit Flamingo Gardens. A 60-acre tropical paradise, Flamingo Gardens is a non-profit wildlife sanctuary, aviary, and botanical garden. The garden features thousands of rare, exotic and native plants, plus butterfly and hummingbird gardens. The wildlife sanctuary is home to over 90 species of animals native to Florida. The aviary exhibits five native Florida ecosystems, and you can view 250 birds representing more than 45 native species. The Everglades aviary houses one of the largest collections of wading birds in the United States. The Flamingo Pond showcases Caribbean Flamingos amidst their naturalistic environment of tropical vegetation and sparkling waterfalls. Also, you can visit the historic 1930s Wray Home Museum. The Wray Home was the weekend residence built in 1933 by Floyd L. and Jane Wray, and it has been restored to provide visitors a glimpse of life in South Florida in the 1930s. So, enjoy a narrated tram tour through 42 remote acres of Flamingo Gardens, explore the Wray Botanical Collection and visit historic Wray Home Museum. We overnight in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Tonight, dinner is included.

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Day 4

After breakfast, we depart for Florida's premier airboat attraction, the Everglades Safari Park. A guided tour of the Everglades including a thrilling airboat ride will be included. Our experienced tour guide will describe to you the wonders of this unique ecosystem and the native and exotic wildlife that inhabit it. Also, an alligator wildlife show and a walking trail filled with crocodilian exhibits are included. Later we continue south, traveling across the Overseas Highway to our destination - Key West, Florida. The anticipation is over as we arrive at our deluxe accommodations for the next three nights at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort, located close to historic downtown Key West. Following our hotel check in, you will have time to unwind and freshen up before we go out for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 5

After breakfast, we'll board the Old Town Trolley and embark on a 90-minute tour thorough Key West with numerous stops at the most popular sights. Included is admission to the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum. You may hop on and off at convenient stops throughout the day. The trolley tour is a showcase of all the best of Key West, from Mallory Square and Duval Street to Henry Flagler's historic Railroad Museum, and everything in between. Following an exciting day exploring Key West, you will have some time to sit, relax and freshen up before we go out for a sunset cruise and entertainment. Tonight, climb aboard a catamaran and sail along on an ocean breeze while enjoying some of Key West's best musicians performing live to the backdrop of the setting sun. While on board you'll enjoy beverages and dinner of appetizers while you party the night away on Key West's original live music sunset sail. So, grab someone's hand and let the music move you as we chase down the world famous Key West sunset.

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Day 6

After breakfast, enjoy a free day in Key West! Perhaps you will take advantage of the Old Town Trolley ride again, 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 Gunther Tours escort will be happy to assist you with suggestions and arrangements. Or sip on refreshing cocktails from the outdoor Tiki Bar while spending the day poolside surrounded by tropical gardens. It's the perfect setting to enjoy America's Caribbean and a lazy day. Tonight, dinner is on your own, be adventurous and enjoy the great local cuisine . . . anyone up for conch chowder, hot ballos or Key Lime pie?

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Day 7

After breakfast, look for a few alligators sunning themselves in swamps next to the highway as we return to Florida's mainland and travel to Miami, Florida. Following lunch on your own at the Bayside Marketplace, we meet our step-on guide for a tour of Miami Beach. Highlights of our tour will include Miami's skyline, its classic Art Deco buildings, and a drive along the famous Ocean Drive and South Beach. After our tour, we depart for our oceanfront accommodations at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort, for the next two nights. Tonight, dinner is on your own.

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Day 8

After breakfast, enjoy a free day at the beach! Spend the day splashing in crystal-clear surf and building castles made of sugar-white sand on one of South Florida's best beaches. You may choose to set out on the Atlantic on a sport-fishing trip in search of a legendary catch, have an amazing underwater adventure on a diving excursion, or simply cool off from a day in the sun with a revitalizing dip in the oceanfront pool or hot tub. Do it all or enjoy a day of leisure at our oceanfront hotel! After spending a relaxing day at the beach, we meet up with our fellow travelers and depart for a sightseeing cruise on the Jungle Queen. Enjoy a narrated cruise down the "Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale's New River, sailing through Millionaire's Row with homes of the Rich and Famous, spectacular Mega Yachts, and more. When we arrive at our tropical isle, you'll be treated to an All-You-Can-Eat Dinner featuring barbeque baby back ribs, chicken, peel & eat shrimp and all the fixin's. Enjoy live entertainment during dinner. Be sure to take a few minutes to tour the beautiful tropical isle with lush foliage, exotic animals, and yummy soft serve ice cream at the gift shop. Following our dinner cruise, we return to our hotel for a good night's sleep.

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Day 9

After breakfast, we depart for a tour of the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA's launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, maybe meet a veteran astronaut and see giant rockets. Before checking into our hotel in Titusville, Florida for the night, we are treated to dinner at a Cracker Barrel restaurant.

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Day 10

After breakfast, we travel through Georgia and South Carolina to reach our hotel for the night in Fayetteville, North Carolina. A farewell dinner is included at a local restaurant.

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Day 11

After a deluxe continental breakfast settle back, relax, and enjoy treasured memories from our remarkable days under the warm Florida sunshine as we journey home!

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Carney Park & Ride Carney Park & Ride - 2980 Jomat Ave. Parkville, MD
Exit 31A (Harford Rd north) off Route 695
Gunther Charters Gunther's - 7443 Shipley Ave. Harmans, MD (GPS)
Lot C off of Shipley Ave.
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