1. Home to Bloomington
Today we begin our journey south in hopes of sunshine. Enjoy an included noon lunch today along the way. Relax at the hotel this evening in Bloomington, IL.

Included Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Hawthorn Suites

2. Bloomington to Nashville
After breakfast we pass through the landscapes of Kentucky to Nashville. Enjoy a brief city tour before checking into the hotel. This evening. This evening join us for a snack and beverage reception at the hotel.
Included Meals: Breakfast,Snack Reception

Hotel: Drury Inn

3. Nashville to Atlanta
Depart after a breakfast served at the hotel. Today we head into the deep south. Enjoy the passing scenery as we motor into Georgia. Arrive in the Atlanta area and check into your hotel. This evening enjoy a cocktail reception loaded with appetizers, snacks, and beverages.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Snack Reception
Hotel: Drury Inn

4. Atlanta to St. Petersburg
(The fly away group arrives today.) Enjoy a breakfast at the hotel before we traveling to sunny Florida where sugar sand beaches await you. Check into the Dolphin Beach Resort for a relaxing and fun 7 night stay! Your resort is located in the heart of St. Pete, perfectly nested between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway. Take advantage of the great location within walking distance to many restaurants, shops, attractions, and of course the beach! Enjoy an evening at your leisure.

Included Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Dolphin Beach Resort

5. St. Petersburg
This morning join us for an informative breakfast orientation reception detailing all there is to do in the area. Today is yours to enjoy! There are many optional activities available at the hotel.

6. St. Petersburg
Today an optional trip (at your own cost) is planned to Busch Gardens offering great entertainment, rides, and an interactive zoo. Return to the hotel for a restful evening. Some may want to take in the entertainment at the hotel’s patio and pool bar on most evenings.

7. St. Petersburg
Travel south and enjoy the sunny coastline enroute to Fort Myers. Visit Thomas Edison’s home, including some of Edison’s incredible inventions and his lovely botanical garden. Lunch is arranged at a delightful waterfront cafe. Later, visit Sanibel Island, a resort paradise known for its lighthouse, lush vegetation, extensive beaches, abundant bird life, and perhaps most of all, sea shells. Take time to gather some shells as each tide brings thousands of shells onto the fine sand beaches.

Included Meals: Lunch

8. St. Petersburg
Motor past Clearwater to beautiful Tarpon Springs the “Sponge Capital of the World.” This charming village was founded back in 1907 Tarpon Springs is a Mecca of Greek culture. Stroll around this charming seaside village where divers bring in the famous sponge from off the virgin gulf waters. Walk the fishing docks and do some browsing in the local shops. Lunch today is planned at a wonderful local Greek restaurant. Enjoy an included boat cruise from the Sponge Docks along the Anclote River to see gulf birds, dolphins or manatees. See a sponge diver, in full diving gear search the river bottom for these famous sponges! Return to the resort.
Return to the resort.
Included Meals: Lunch

9. St. Petersburg
Today an optional trip to Orlando is planned. Transportation is provided and you can choose between one of the many attractions including Disney World, Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center.

10. St. Petersburg
Sleep late and enjoy a free day at the resort on sunny Gulf Coast. Take a dip in the sparkling pool or pull up a chair on the sugar sand beach! There are many optional activities to participate in if you wish! This evening you are special guests aboard the Starlite Princess Dinner Cruise on Boco Ciega Bay! A perfect farewell celebration to sunny Florida!
Included Meals: Dinner

11. St. Petersburg to Mobile
The motorcoach group tours along into Alabama with a delightful stop at a local fruit stand for some purchases. Our home will be Mobile for the evening.

Included Meals: Managers Reception

12. Mobile to Memphis
Travel to Memphis today the “Birthplace of the Blues.” Check into your hotel for restful evening. Transportation is complimentary for those who would like to visit famous Beale Street for dinner and local entertainment.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites

13. Memphis to Kansas City
A light breakfast is served before we depart Memphis this morning. Arrive in Kansas City for a restful evening.
Included Meals:Breakfast
Hotel: Drury Inn

14. Kansas City to Home
After breakfast this morning we make our final stretch home with lunch and coffee breaks along the way. We’ll visit with our new traveling friends before arriving home this evening.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,399
Single: $1,899
Triple: $1,329
Quad: $116

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Price Includes

Single:  $1899
Double:  $1399
Triple:  $1329 

Single:  $116
Double:  $85

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Tour Highlights

Oceanfront Dolphin Beach Resort with Gulf View Rooms on St. Petersburg Beach for 7 nights
10 Meals Included
Fort Myers Tour including Thomas Edison’s Home
Sanibal Island Tour & Beach Walk
Tarpon Springs Village Leisure including fascinating Island Wind Cruise
Starlite Princess Dinner Cruise on Boco Ciega Bay
Florida’s Largest Strawberry Farm
Memphis “Birthplace of the Blues” including Trolley Tour
$25 Travel Bucks
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