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Key West is a place you can visit over and over. Warm weather (even in winter the average high is 76, the average low 66) is the norm. Because of the intimate nature of this tour, it is limited to just 30 travelers and annually sells out several months ahead of departure.
How about an air boat excursion to the Everglades National Park – followed by tours of South Beach, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables? Keep those cameras handy as you venture into the Turtle Hospital and a simply beautiful tropical beach! What could be more glorious than travel with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other – per-fect!
Join the ranks of Hemingway, Frost and Tennessee Williams who fell in love with the Keys and visit the homes of Harry Truman and Hemingway. Cruise along the shoreline in an authentic clipper ship and breathe in the glorious fresh air. Enjoy a lifestyle filled with unique shops, savvy restaurants and interesting attractions. There is so much to see and so much to do in this island paradise. Why endure a cold and bleak January when you could be spending some warm and wonderful time in the “Keys”?
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING*|
|Deposit||$800 per person|
|Balance Due||76 days before departure|
|Travel Insurance||Call for quote|
|SAVE $100||Book by August 1st|
*Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
Day 1: Fly to Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrive in Ft. Lauderdale in the late afternoon. At a local Brazilian steakhouse enjoy a unique dinner with an international twist. Holiday Inn Express, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (D)
Day 2: Experience The Beaches & The Everglades
Our morning city tour delivers you to Florida Everglades National Park. Board an air boat for a short Everglades experience to learn about this delicate and fragile environment. Back in Miami, there’s time for lunch on your own, followed by a tour of famous South Beach, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables. It’s an hour to Key Largo, made famous in story and song. Enjoy dinner tonight at The Fish House, a local favorite. Hampton Inn, Key Largo, FL (CB, D)
Day 3: Key Largo & Key West
Learn about marine wildlife at the Turtle Hospital and enjoy a “tropical” lunch. Next, it’s on down the Intracoastal Highway you go, the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Arrive in Key West, the literal end of the highway, in late afternoon. Tonight, a glorious welcome dinner on the top floor of your hotel, the “Top of the Conch,” perhaps one of the most famous sunset watching spots in these United States. Crowne Plaza La Concha, Key West, FL (CB, D)
Day 4 thru 6: Exploring Key West
From Hemingway to Tennessee Williams to Robert Frost, many famous artisans have called the Keys home. Dozens of ships were wrecked on its reefs. Visit the homes of two famous Americans, Harry Truman and Ernest Hemingway. Tour the area aboard the famous Old Town Trolley, stop in search of buried treasure at the Shipwreck Museum and visit the “Little White House,” frequented by presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Truman. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and the Key West Aquarium. Cruise along the shores of the island on an authentic clipper ship (you can opt out of this activity and receive a refund if you aren’t a “water” person). Walk to dozens of the shops, restaurants and attractions from your hotel.
Meet a real street performer during a visit to Sunset at Mallory Square. Enjoy an exclusive “Taste of Key West” Food Tour by Trolley, where you sample local favorites including Conch Fritters, Key Lime Pie and Cuban Sandwiches. Experience lunch on private Sunset Key at Latitudes Restaurant.
There’s other great meals too! How about lunch where the Sloppy Joe was invented, or a midday meal in one of the funkiest “joints” you’ll ever wander into? There’s also a dinner and cabaret show in the Key West tradition at La Te Da – an experience you’ll never forget! Breakfast is included each morning at your hotel. Crowne Plaza La Concha, Key West, FL (3B,4L,D)
Day 7: Key West, FL / Fly Home
It’s time to leave our island paradise and head for home. Your return flight leaves directly from Key West. (B)