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Beautiful Homewood Suites – Our comfy “home away from home” – which has been carefully selected for it’s convenient & safe location with many dining, shopping, and entertainment options within easy walking distance. 

Day 1 – Home to Bloomington, IL

Board our motorcoach and get to know your fellow travelers as we make our way to Bloomington, Il. We will enjoy a great lunch at Burnstads along the way. This evening we will check into the Comfort Suites.

Included Meals: Lunch 

Hotel: Comfort Suites 

 

Day 2 – Bloomington to Nashville, TN

After breakfast we will continue to travel south on our way to Nashville. We will check into the Drury Inn & Suites and enjoy the Manager’s Kickback Reception.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Manager’s Reception 

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites 

 

Day 3 – Nashville to Valdosta, FL

Breakfast is served at the hotel, then we depart and take in the beautiful country as we make our way to warmer weather. Our stop for the night will be at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Valdosta, FL.

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites 

 

Day 4 – Valdosta to Fort Myers

Today we will be arriving in Fort Myers and after picking up the fly-in group, we’ll check into our hotel for an eleven night stay! Enjoy the Manager’s Reception Buffet, then the remainder of the evening is at your leisure to explore your new home away from home. R&J Tours has chosen the beautiful Homewood Suites for their wonderful service, full breakfasts each morning, and manager’s reception each evening at the hotel (Mon-Thurs)!

Hotel: Homewood Suites 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Manager’s Reception 

 

Day 5 – Fort Myers

Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning. Board the motorcoach and we will make our way to charming Sanibel and Captiva Island with its shops and beaches and enjoy our included lunch at the very unique Bubble Room. After lunch we will again board the motorcoach for the Butterfly Estates. This is a hands on nature park atmosphere with an educational twist.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Manager’s Reception 

 

Day 6 – Fort Myers

Happy Valentine’s Day! After breakfast today we will visit Naples, beginning with a guided tour of the beautiful Naples Botanical Garden, followed by lunch at Pincher’s in Tin City. Next we will cruise the tropical Naples waterways. We will see multi-million dollar homes as well as a variety of wildlife-including dolphins playing (if we are lucky!) Later we will return to our hotel for the manager’s reception, followed by delightful R&J Valentine Desserts Party in our special “R&J Room.”

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Manager’s Reception, Valentine Desserts Party 

 

Day 7 – Fort Myers

Breakfast is served before a full day of exploring Fort Meyers Beach. Enjoy some free time to walk along the sandy shore before we return to the hotel to freshen up for our dining experience at the DaRuma’s Japanese Steakhouse.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 8 – Fort Myers

After breakfast we will motor to the incredible Fleamaster’s, Florida’s largest Flea Market, to see what treasures we can find! This evening we will be guests at the Broadway Palms Dinner Theater for dinner and a wonderful show.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 9 – Fort Myers

The day is at your leisure to soak up the sun, explore the beautiful hotel, check out the local sites, or perhaps even visit friends or family that are wintering in the area. You may want to enjoy the day with a round of golf!

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 10 – Fort Myers

Go to the church of your choice. Many churches are located near the hotel and we assist you in finding those. We will enjoy our evening dinner at Cantino Laredo right at Bell Tower within easy walking distance of the hotel. This is more than a great restaurant, it is a great experience.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 11 – Fort Myers

After breakfast we will visit the amazing Edison Ford Estate for a guided tour of the wonderful grounds and homes. Next we will go to Miromar Outlet Mall for lunch at the Luna Rosa followed by shopping for those who wish or back to the hotel for an afternoon at your leisure.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Manager’s Reception 

 

Day 12 – Fort Myers

Nearly 100 years ago, John Ringling, the legendary circus king, pledged, “I am going to make Sarasota one of the sights of the South…[it] will become one of the most beautiful cities in Florida.” Today you will experience this when we take an all day trip to Sarasota. The Ringling Bros. Circus Museum will be a highlight! A refreshing lunch is planned at the ‘Muse’ located on the premises.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Manager’s Reception 

 

Day 13 – Fort Myers

This morning after breakfast we visit ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization). Echo’s large selection of tropical fruit trees, edible plants and crops educates visitors on sustainable farming and hunger issues. The only facility of its type, it highlights six different settings encountered by the Third World peasant farmers. Later we will visit the Manatee Park for a rare opportunity to see the endangered West Indian Manatee (known as Sea Cows) in their natural habitat. This evening we’ll board the Seminole Gulf Railway Mystery Dinner Train for a five course meal & great entertainment.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 14 – Fort Myers

Your morning is free for you to rest, pack, enjoy the sun, shop, etc. This afternoon our guide will meet us at our hotel and as we head for the everglades he will share information about the everglades and alligators of Florida. Later we will hop aboard one of Bob’s Everglades Hydro-boats for a ride that you will long remember.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Manager’s Reception 

 

Day 15 – Fort Myers to Macon, GA

After breakfast we board our motorcoach and begin our journey for home. The fly-in passengers will be departing today as we drop them off at the airport before heading out of town.

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Holiday Inn 

 

Day 16 – Macon to Paducah, KY

We continue on our way north. Tonight we will check into the Drury Inn & Suites in Paducah, KY. We will get a chance to enjoy the Manager’s Kickback Reception.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Manager’s Reception 

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites 

 

Day 17 – Paducah to Rockford, IL

Today we will be traveling into Illinois. We will start to notice the snow covered scenery. Our last night on the road will be at the Radisson Hotel.

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Radisson 

 

Day 18 – Rockford to Home

After we enjoy our last breakfast together, we will board the motorcoach and make our way to Minnesota. We are almost home! It will be time to exchange our good-byes and maybe addresses with the new friends we have come to know during our Fort Myers Getaway!

Included Meals: Breakfast

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $3,899
Single: $5,479
Triple: $3,649
Quad: $3,449

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $4,099
Single: $5,349
Triple: $3,799
Quad: $3,599

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $247
Single: $359

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $305
Single: $407

Travel Bucks

$50 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking at your own pace

Price Includes

Motorcoach Option: 26 Meals plus 8 Manager’s Receptions & 1 Valentine/Welcome Dessert, Activities & Hotels as stated, Luxury Motorcoach.
Flyaway Option: Roundtrip airfare from MSP including all baggage fees, taxes & surcharges (approx. $75 per person included), 19 Meals plus 6 Mgr’s Rec. & 1 Valentine/Welcome Dessert, all activities as stated in brochure, Hotels



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 77°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
39°
Minneapolis, Mn
79°
Fort Myers Getaway – Tour FULL: Call for Waitlist! 1-800-758-6877
Motorcoach Departure Date:
02/09/2018
Motorcoach Return Date:
02/26/2018
Flyaway Departure Date:
02/12/2018
Flyaway Return Date:
02/23/2018

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Tour Highlights

Full hot breakfast every morning at the hotel & Nightly Manager’s Receptions: Monday–Thursday
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
Butterfly Estate
Naples Botanical Garden
Naples Sightseeing Cruise
Fort Myers Beach - Shopping, eating & strolling the beach!
Mystery Dinner Train Theatre
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Edison Ford Estate Tour
Everglades Airboat Adventure
Incredible Fleamasters Flea Market
Day Trip to Sarasota - Home of the Ringling Museum
Manatee Park



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
39°
Minneapolis, Mn
79°
Fort Myers Getaway – Tour FULL: Call for Waitlist! 1-800-758-6877
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 77°
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