Key West Sunset_Image Courtesy Don Stelmaszek CC0 1.0 Public Domain_Pixabay
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.
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING*|
|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
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)