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Day 1 – Home to Bloomington, IL 

Today we begin our journey south in search of warmth & sunshine. Relax at the hotel this evening after an included dinner. 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Hampton Inn 

 

Day 2 – Bloomington to Nashville 

After breakfast we pass through the landscapes of Illinois and Kentucky to Nashville. We’ll relax at the hotel’s kickback reception and enjoy a free evening. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Manager’s Reception 

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites 

 

Day 3 – Nashville to Valdosta, GA 

Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning before we board the coach & motor south to Valdosta; this city is also called the Azalea City because azaleas grow in profusion here. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Manager’s Reception 

Hotel: Drury Inn 

 

Day 4 – Valdosta to Titusville, FL 

After breakfast we motor along to America’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida. Climb aboard the open air trolley for a tour of this wonderful town. Stroll along this remarkable area and enjoy a special lunch in historic St. Augustine. Later we will travel down the coast for an overnight stay in Titusville. (The fly group arrives late this afternoon.) 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Hotel: Hampton Inn 

 

Day 5 – Titusville to Orlando, FL 

Our day begins at the Kennedy Space Center where we will gain insight into America’s accomplishments in the space program. Later we travel to Orlando and check into our hotel for a relaxing two-night stay. Enjoy the hotel’s reception with your fellow travelers or have dinner at a nearby restaurant. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Manager’s Reception 

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites (2 Nights) 

 

Day 6 – Orlando 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we travel to Epcot Center for the day. Your included ticket is good for “exploring exciting attractions, enchanting international pavilions, and special events & tours. Celebrating the human spirit, Epcot has 2 distinct realms: Future World, which features technological innovations, and World Showcase, which shares with Guests the culture and cuisine of 11 countries: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada.” Remember your walking shoes for this great day of exploring an incredible park! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Manager’s Reception 

 

Day 7 – Orlando to Ft. Lauderdale 

Today we travel to Fort Lauderdale. Lunch will be served along the intracoastal waterway at a wonderful restaurant, where we’ll thoroughly enjoy the food and view! The rest of the afternoon will be free to enjoy the spectacular beaches of Ft. Lauderdale! Our hotel this evening is beautifully located on the white sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Ft. Lauderdale Beach 

 

Day 8 – Ft. Lauderdale to Fort Myers 

This morning we take a memorable cruise on the Jungle Queen, which travels the spectacular intracoastal waterways. Following our cruise, we bid Ft. Lauderdale good-bye and board our coach to head to Fort Myers. We will drive through the everglades – alligator country! An everglades airboat ride is our afternoon adventure; keep your hands in the boat as the gators are hungry! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express 

 

Day 9 – Fort Myers to St. Pete’s Beach 

After breakfast at the hotel, we visit the Edison/Ford Winter Estates with the opportunity to see some of Edison’s incredible inventions and his lovely botanical garden. Lunch is arranged at a waterfront restaurant and then depending on the water temperature and if the manatees are hanging around, we’ll stop at Manatee Park to get a glimpse of these magnificent sea creatures. Then it’s on to St. Pete’s Beach for a two night stay at your all-suite hotel on the beach. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Hotel: Sirata Beach Resort 

 

Day 10 – St. Pete’s Beach 

Sleep late and enjoy a free day at the resort on the sunny Gulf Coast. Take a dip in the sparkling pool, pull up a chair on the sandy beach, ride the trolley, or do some shopping, the choice is yours. This evening join us for dinner at a favorite waterfront restaurant. 

Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 11 – St. Pete’s Beach to Tampa – Cruise 

After breakfast today, we make our way to Tampa, where we’ll board Royal Caribbean’s “Brilliance of the Seas.” Our outside cabins will be home for the next 4 nights! Whether you want to catch a movie poolside or enjoy Tuscan cuisine at one of the restaurants onboard, you’re in for an ultimate sailing adventure! 

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Cruise Ship: Brilliance of the Seas – Outside Cabins 

 

Day 12 – Key West, FL – Cruise 

Late this morning, we’ll pull into our first port of call for a day of exploring. Key West is the very definition of laid back living. Key West has everything from sightseeing to shopping to eating! This colorful and playful place is full of old town charm and history. 

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 13 – Cozumel, Mexico – Cruise 

Mid-afternoon today our anchor goes down in our second port of call: Cozumel, where there’s a blend of Mexican culture with a Caribbean vibe. So much natural beauty, rich history, and local cuisine await! Enjoy shopping or simply relaxing in this beautiful island paradise. 

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 14 – At Sea 

Today we are at sea, so relax and enjoy all the ship has to offer! Aside from all the wonderful food choices, there are pools, mini golf, entertainment, and simply relaxing in a chaise lounge! Enjoy the beautiful views as we continue our cruise back to Tampa. 

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 15 – Arrive Tampa to Perry, FL 

We arrive in Tampa early this morning. After our last breakfast aboard, we’ll disembark from the ship. Our fly group will head home today, while the rest of us continue our motorcoach tour to beautiful Tarpon Springs, the “Sponge Capital of the World.” This charming village was founded back in 1907 and is a Mecca of Greek culture. Stroll around this charming seaside village where divers bring in sponges from off the Gulf floor. Walk the fishing docks and do some browsing in the local shops. We’ll take a Sponge Cruise and see just how the sponge divers of old collected the sponges. We’ll have lunch at a Greek Restaurant, before making our way to Perry for a restful evening. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express 

 

Day 16 – Perry to Montgomery, AL 

After breakfast we make a short drive to Wakulla Springs State Park, home to one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world. This park plays host to an abundance of wildlife which includes alligators, turtles, manatees, deer, and birds. We’ll board a river boat for a fascinating ranger-led tour along the Wakulla River. Down the road we will enjoy lunch before departing Florida and making our way to Montgomery, AL. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Manager’s Reception 

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites 

 

Day 17 – Montgomery to Memphis, TN 

Today we travel to Memphis, Tennessee and tour the Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assasination. Then we visit famous Beale Street, rich in history and blues music, where we will experience an included dinner. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Hampton Inn 

 

Day 18 – Memphis to Hannibal, MO 

Breakfast is served at the hotel before we depart, making our way through St. Louis and on to Hannibal for our last overnight. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites 

 

Day 19 – Hannibal to Home 

We journey the rest of the way home today, making an included lunch stop along the way. What wonderful memories and new friends we’ve made on our grand tour of Florida & Cozumel Cruise! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $4,499
Single: $5,999

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $305
Single: $445

Travel Bucks

$55 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

Yes

Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking

Price Includes

Motorcoach Option: 39 Meals & 5 Manager’s Receptions, Activities & Hotels as stated, Luxury Motorcoach, Outside Cabin, Onboard Ship Gratuities.
Flyaway Option: Roundtrip airfare from MSP including all baggage fees, taxes & surcharges (approx. $80 per person included), 24 Meals & 2 Manager’s Receptions, all activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach, Outside Cabin, Onboard Ship Gratuities. CALL FOR FLYAWAY PRICING AFTER MARCH 15, 2020! 1-800-758-6877



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 74°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
61°
Minneapolis, Mn
84°
Grand Florida & Cozumel, Mexico Cruise
Motorcoach Departure Date:
01/04/2021
Motorcoach Return Date:
01/22/2021
Flyaway Departure Date:
01/07/2021
Flyaway Return Date:
01/18/2021

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Tour Highlights

4 Night Cruise with ports of call in Key West and Cozumel, Mexico
Trolley Tour of St. Augustine
Kennedy Space Center Tour
Everglades Airboat Ride
Epcot Theme Park
Intracoastal Waterway Cruise
Edison/Ford Estates
Manatee Park
2 Nights on St. Pete’s Beach
Sponge Diving Demonstration
Wakulla Springs State Park Boat Ride
Civil Rights Museum in Memphis



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
61°
Minneapolis, Mn
84°
Grand Florida & Cozumel, Mexico Cruise
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 74°
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