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The Sunshine State of Florida

12 Days from £2,049

From the excitement of the Everglades to the slow pace of sun-drenched beaches, this is the best of both worlds.​

Departure from: May 2018 - Oct 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • ​Return flights from Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic
  • 10 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
NEW FOR 2018
CLASSIC TOURING

Included holiday highlights

  • ​Take a trolley tour of St Augustine
  • Kennedy Space Center and lunch with an astronaut 
  • Cruise around Fort Lauderdale
  • Visit Ernest Hemmingway's former home
  • Key West sunset cruise
  • Tour of Miami
  • Everglades airboat ride
  • Winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 UK/Orlando

Depart on your scheduled flight to Orlando today. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your resort in Kissimmee, where your accommodation is in the style of an elegant townhouse.​

DAY 2 St Augustine

You'll spend today in the USA's oldest town, St Augustine, founded in 1565. The morning is yours to do as you please, perhaps take a stroll along the narrow cobblestone lanes or a horse-drawn carriage ride around its landmarks. If you fancy a bite to eat, there's plenty of options for lunch, and then we'll take an included trolley tour. It stops at 23 sites, including the Old Jail, the Colonial Quarter and Whetstones Chocolate Factory.​

DAY 3 Kissimmee

Your accommodation has its own hot tub, so it's no wonder if you want to spend today at leisure. There's also an inviting swimming pool at the resort and nearby Kissimmee Old Town has a wonderful range of shops. For the thrill-seekers among you, how about an optional trip to one of Orlando's theme parks.​

DAY 4 Kennedy Space Center

Today is sure to be one to remember, we're heading to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Our visit includes a tour of the launch and landing facilities, and we'll learn all about human space exploration – from the beginning, right up to the present day. A real highlight of your day will be lunch with an astronaut and the opportunity to ask questions. It's also a fabulous photo opportunity! Later, we will head south to Fort Lauderdale.​

DAY 5 Fort Lauderdale & Key West

A day of fantastic scenery lies ahead, starting with a cruise around the waterways of Fort Lauderdale. Described as the Venice of America, we'll see grand mansions and elegant yachts owned by the rich and famous. Back on dry land, your journey on the Overseas Highway to Key West is equally impressive. Take in the view as we travel over a series of islets and along the Seven Mile Bridge.

DAY 6 Key West

Ernest Hemingway, the respected author, once lived on Key West and on this morning's tour we'll visit his former home, now a museum dedicated to his life. An afternoon of relaxation on the island's white-sand beaches is a great prelude to your included sunset cruise.​

DAY 7 Miami

We'll journey once more on the Overseas Highway as we head to Miami. You'll get your bearings on a short tour, which takes in the city's art deco buildings and beautiful sun-drenched beaches. Later enjoy some 'me' time at your oceanfront hotel.​

DAY 8 Naples

On our way to Naples, we stop for a thrilling included excursion, an airboat ride through the Everglades Safari Park to look for alligators, pelicans and more.

DAY 9 Fort Myers

Your day begins with a visit to Fort Myers, and a tour of the former homes of inventors Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Your journey ends at Treasure Island, a beach resort on the Gulf of Mexico.​

DAY 10 Treasure Island

A day at leisure at your oceanfront hotel is a great way to end your holiday. Perhaps make use of the excellent facilities or find yourself a spot on the beach.​

DAY 11 Orlando/UK

Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.​

DAY 12 UK

You'll arrive back in the UK today​.


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 3 :

Regal Oaks Resort
The Regal Oaks Resort in Kissimmee is located within easy reach of Florida’s popular highlights. Enjoy the comfort and luxury of your own private accommodation, which is in the style of a sophisticated town house. Each is furnished to a high standard, with air-conditioning throughout, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, flat-screen TV and sound system and a large private terrace with a hot tub. Amenities also include a telephone, safe, washing machine, hairdryer, tea/coffee-maker and toiletries.

Day 4 :

Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale Downtown Las Olas
The Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale is a contemporary hotel located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Hotel amenities include a sauna, fitness centre, bar & restaurant and a seasonal outdoor pool. Rooms are furnished with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and mini fridges. Free WiFi is also available.

Day 5 - 6 :

Fairfield Inn & Suites Key West
Bright rooms offer free WiFi, desks with ergonomic chairs and flat-screen TVs with premium channels, as well as pillow-top mattresses, coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Hot breakfast is included. There’s an outdoor pool with a bar, a business centre, laundry facilities and a shuttle service to Old Town. Amenities with 24/7 access include a fitness centre and a convenience store.

Day 7 :

Courtyard Cadillac Miami Beach Hotel
The 4-star Courtyard by Marriott Miami Beach Oceanfront is situated on Miami South Beach.

Hotel facilities include a lounge, gym and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi and a TV.

Day 8 :

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Naples Downtown
Located in Old Naples, this hotel is within a minute from the Naples Depot Museum and Tin City. Naples Pier and Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens are also within minutes away. Hotel features include an indoor pool, fitness centre, spa tub, complimentary buffet breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas, 24-hour business centre, coffee/tea in common area and meeting rooms. Room amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, refrigerator, coffee maker, LCD TVs with cable channels.

Day 9 - 10 :

Bilmar Beach Resort Treasure Island
The Bilmar Beach Resort is located in beautiful Treasure Island just a minute away from the beach. Each room features Wi-Fi and a flat screen TV with premium channels. Other hotel amenities include: 2 heated pools, a rooftop sundeck, fitness center, restaurant and a beach bar.


Dates and Prices

 
DEPARTURE
DATE
DEPARTING
FROM
DEPARTURE
WAS
NOW
STATUS
 

SAT 05 MAY 18

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£2,478

£2,328

Available

Outbound
Virgin Atlantic

Saturday 05 May 2018

Departs

10:30 Manchester

Arrives

14:30 Orlando (Intl)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Inbound
Virgin Atlantic - VS

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Departs

18:30 Orlando (Intl)

Arrives

07:35 Manchester

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

SAT 05 MAY 18

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£2,399

£2,249

Available

Outbound
Virgin Atlantic

Saturday 05 May 2018

Departs

11:45 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

15:55 Orlando (Intl)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Inbound
Virgin Atlantic - VS

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Departs

19:55 Orlando (Intl)

Arrives

09:10 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

SAT 08 SEP 18

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£2,358

£2,208

Available

Outbound
Virgin Atlantic

Saturday 08 September 2018

Departs

10:30 Manchester

Arrives

14:30 Orlando (Intl)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Inbound
Virgin Atlantic - VS

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Departs

18:50 Orlando (Intl)

Arrives

07:55 Manchester

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

SAT 08 SEP 18

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£2,199

£2,049

Available

Outbound
Virgin Atlantic

Saturday 08 September 2018

Departs

11:20 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

15:35 Orlando (Intl)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Inbound
Virgin Atlantic - VS

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Departs

20:00 Orlando (Intl)

Arrives

09:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

SAT 08 JUN 19

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£2,478

£2,328

Available

Outbound
Virgin Atlantic

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

11:00 Manchester

Arrives

15:00 Orlando (Intl)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Inbound
Virgin Atlantic - VS

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Departs

18:50 Orlando (Intl)

Arrives

07:55 Manchester

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

SAT 08 JUN 19

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£2,399

£2,249

Available

Outbound
Virgin Atlantic

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

11:20 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

15:35 Orlando (Intl)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Inbound
Virgin Atlantic - VS

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Departs

20:00 Orlando (Intl)

Arrives

09:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

SAT 05 OCT 19

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£2,278

£2,128

Available

Outbound
Virgin Atlantic

Saturday 05 October 2019

Departs

11:00 Manchester

Arrives

15:00 Orlando (Intl)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Inbound
Virgin Atlantic - VS

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Departs

18:50 Orlando (Intl)

Arrives

07:55 Manchester

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

SAT 05 OCT 19

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£2,199

£2,049

Available

Outbound
Virgin Atlantic

Saturday 05 October 2019

Departs

11:20 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

15:35 Orlando (Intl)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Inbound
Virgin Atlantic - VS

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Departs

20:00 Orlando (Intl)

Arrives

09:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Theme Park

FROM £133

Enjoy a one-day pass to an Orlando Theme Park including return transfer.
Full day – moderate walking - not to be missed.

ADD TO TOUR AT CHECKOUT

Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

The Sunshine State of Florida with Kissimmee Add-on

Extend your holiday to 19 days from £499

May 2018 - Oct 2019 Departures

Extend your holiday with a further seven nights in Kissimmee, including accommodation with breakfast. Kissimmee is a fantastic location to explore all the activites and theme parks in and around Orlando and there will be a range of optional excursions available to you at the resort.

Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

Local Knowledge

“Look out for the gorgeous art-deco buildings along Ocean Drive and South Beach and enjoy a taste of 1930’s Miami glamour”