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Extend the warm fall weather and join us as we tour the homes of legends such as Thomas Edison, John Ringling, Ernest Hemingway, and Henry Ford. Play with us in the Florida sunshine and enjoy the “Venice of America” as we enjoy a narrated cruise past the mansions of millionaires both known and unknown. Visit world-famous Miami South Beach, home to many 1930’s art-deco buildings – beautiful examples of opulent architecture and exquisite taste. Take an airboat ride across the everglades and ride the Conch Tour Train in Key West. This first-class Interlude includes round trip airfare, and fine local dining, plus the always spectacular sunsets over the water.

From Alligator Alley Parkway to the Overseas Highway, your days will be filled with first-class accommodations and interesting sights. Florida and the Keys have much to offer, hope you take advantage of this opportunity. Please read the itinerary and reserve your place.

Read our blog post “Papa Hemingway’s Key West”

Florida-Keys-Guided-Vacation

FLORIDA-KEYS GUIDED VACATION TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sarasota: John Ringling Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, Art Gallery & Circus Museum
  • Ft. Myers summer homes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison
  • Air boat ride in the Everglades
  • Alligator, snake, and bird farm
  • Miami city tour with Miami Beach
  • Ft. Lauderdale canal cruise
  • Scenic Overseas Highway to Key West
  • Key West Hemingway House, Truman Winter White House, and Conch Tour Train
  • PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)* PRICING*
    Double $2,799
    Single $3,449
    Deposit $350 per person
    Travel Insurance Call for quote
    Vacation Pace Moderate Pace
    *Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
    Payment schedule: 2nd deposit of $500 due 121 days prior to departure; final payment 76 days prior to departure
    Cancellation policy: if travel insurance is not purchased, cancellation charges are: 121 days and earlier: full refund. 120 – 76 days prior to final payment $350 plus the cost of any non-refundable air tickets; 75 and less days prior to departure: no refund.
    • Round trip commercial airfare from Indianapolis
    • Airport transfers
    • Home Pick-up & Return Indy Metro Area
    • Transportation by Motorcoach
    • 6 nights accommodations
    • Baggage handling
    • 11 MEALS: 6 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), 4 Dinners (D)
    • Admissions to attractions highlighted in itinerary
    • Taxes and gratuities except Tour Manager & Driver
    • Professional Tour Director, Deb Howard
    • Operated by an Interlude Travel Partner
  • Day 1: Fly Tampa / Coach to Sarasota
    Fly to Tampa and board your motorcoach for the scenic drive south to Sarasota. Holiday Inn

    Day 2: Ringling Museum & Mansion
    Morning tour of the elaborate estate of “Circus King” John Ringling. Visit his opulent Venetian style 1926 Ca’ d’Zan mansion which harkens back to the wealthy Gilded Age. Tour the 21 world-class art galleries in buildings that emulate the Uffizi in Florence. Enjoy the Circus Museum before returning to Sarasota for tonight’s Get Acquainted Dinner.  (B, D)  Holiday Inn

    Day 3: Sarasota to Ft. Lauderdale
    Motor south to seaside Ft. Myers to tour the riverfront summer estates of two of America’s great innovators: Thomas Edison’s 1906 Seminole Lodge and Henry Ford’s 1916 Mangoes. Enjoy an included lunch here. Next, we drive east along Alligator Alley Parkway through the 1.5 million acre Everglades National Park. This is the largest subtropical wilderness wetland in the U.S. and is home to birds, reptiles, fish, & cats. Stop to take an exciting airboat ride through the wildlife rich waters of this national treasure. Continue on to the resort town of Ft. Lauderdale, located right on the Intercoastal Waterway. (B,L)  Hampton Inn

    Day 4: Miami Tour / Canal Cruise
    Drive south down Florida’s Gold Coast for your morning tour of Miami. Visit the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables. Then, drive past Vizcaya Mansion, through downtown Miami, and cross over to world famous Miami South Beach, home to many 1930’s art deco buildings. Return to Ft. Lauderdale for your afternoon narrated canal cruise past millionaire homes in the “Venice of America.” This evening, dinner is at a fine local restaurant. (B, D) Hampton Inn

    Day 5: Ft. Lauderdale to Key West
    Motor southwest over the spectacular Overseas Highway, passing tropical islands, crystal-blue Caribbean waters, and world famous fishing and diving locales. This 127 mile engineering marvel was completed in 1938 and uses much of the right of way of Henry Flagler’s 1912 Overseas Railroad. Tour an alligator farm before arriving at the quaint resort of Key West, the southernmost point of the Continental US. Enjoy the beautiful sunset prior to your included dinner at a fine local restaurant. (B, D) DoubleTree

    Day 6: Key West Sights
    Your morning tour will include the Ernest Hemingway house and the Winter White House used by Truman and Kennedy. Your ride on the Conch Tour Train will include Mallory Square, Duval Street, the lighthouse, old Fort Zachary Taylor, and the narrow streets of this historic village by the sea. Free time to explore on your own or relax at your resort hotel. Tonight, enjoy your Farewell Dinner at another fine local restaurant. (B, D) DoubleTree

    Day 7: To Ft. Lauderdale / Fly Home
    Return on the scenic Overseas Highway past the resort islands of Marathon, Islamorada, and Key Largo. Arrive back at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport for your return flights home. (B)

Call Interlude Tours today to reserve your Florida-Key West Guided Vacation! (317) 913-0387

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