Grand Florida Fly Away

February 1 – 11, 2009 • 11 Days

Day 1 – Home to Orlando
Today we fly to Orlando for a relaxing two night stay.  R & J Tours has chosen a hotel close to all the main attractions of Orlando making it easy to pursue your
own interests here.
Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista

Day 2 – Orlando
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before a full day at your leisure. Enjoy free shuttle service to any of the main attractions.  Optional attractions (at your own cost) are Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, MGM Studios, or Sea World. Lunch and dinner are on your own to choose from the many choices throughout the day.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – Orlando to Ft. Lauderdale
Visit Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral on Florida’s sunny coast.  Gain insight on America’s accomplishments in the space program.  Motor along the scenic coast to Ft. Lauderdale to your hotel, which is beautifully located on the white sandy shores and the scenic intracoastal waterways. This perfect location allows easy walking to Beach Place, featuring trendy cafes and shops.  Planned with you in mind, we have given you two relaxing nights here.  Join us this evening for a wonderful dinner with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Ft. Lauderdale Beach

Day 4 – Ft. Lauderdale
This morning enjoy a cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway boasting lovely scenery, stately mansions, and beautiful yacht harbors  A special lunch is served at the Shooters Restaurant right on the waterway.  Late afternoon is at your leisure.  Some may want to explore the Riverwalk, a quaint new waterfront park that is connected to the city’s historic district or shopping at the famous Las Olas Shops steps from the hotel.  The Water Taxi Services depart across the street from the hotel.
Included Meals: Lunch

Day 5 – Ft. Lauderdale to Key West
Experience dramatic ocean scenery today as we motor along the causeway from the mainland to the Florida Keys.  The Overseas Highway is an ocean voyage like no other and is rated one of the most scenic drives in America.  Marathon, Key Largo, Islamorada, Sugar Loaf, 7-mile Bridge, and Key West are names that spark the imagination with sweeping vistas of clear turquoise waters surrounding.  Following a Trolley tour of Key West we check into your hotel for a two night stay.
Hotel: Sheraton Suites

Day 6 – Key West
A leisure day allows time to enjoy this charming 19th-century seaside town at your own pace.  Browse the shops along Duval Street, see Hemingway’s house on the harbor’s edge, and stroll through the boutiques and museums at Mallory Square. Dinner is at a favorite restaurant before we experience the famous sunset celebration of Key West. An experience you will long remember.
Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 – Key West to Fort Myers
Head north to the mainland with coral reef islands reaching out along the way providing breathtaking scenery.  After lunch we’ll drive through Big Cypress National Preserve where we will experience a “river of grass” marshland.  We’ll enjoy an airboat ride through the everglades and don’t be surprised if you see alligators basking in the sun!
Included Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Hampton Inn

Day 8 – Fort Myers to St. Petersburg Beach
Sightsee Fort Myers and visit the Edison/Ford Winter Estates.
See some of Edison’s incredible inventions and his lovely
botanical garden.  Lunch is arranged at a charming waterfront restaurant and then it’s on to St Petersburg for a three night all stay.
Included Meals: Light Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel:  Sirata Beach Resort & Suites

Day 9 – St. Petersburg Beach
Motor past Clearwater to beautiful Tarpon Springs the “Sponges 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 Gulf floor.  Walk the fishing docks and do some browsing in the local shops.  Before lunch today we’ll take a Sponge Cruise and see just how the sponge divers collect the sponges.  After lunch at a Greek Restaurant, we’ll take a Nature Cruise where we may see dolphins, manatees and many species of birds.  Then back to the resort for a restful evening.
Included Meals: Light Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Sirata Beach Resort

Day 10 – St. Petersburg Beach
Sleep late and enjoy a free day at the resort on 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 Meals:  Dinner
Day 11 – St. Petersburg Beach to Home
This morning after breakfast, we head to the airprt and board our flight for home. 
Included:  Breakfast

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Passport Needed


Price Includes

Fly Pricing:
double $2,699    single $3,599
triple $2,579    quad $2,449

double: $200   single $270 - Fly

This Tour includes Roundtrip Airfare from MSP,
13 Meals, and All Activities as Stated in Itinerary

Price Includes:

RT Airfare from MSP plus all air taxes and surcharges ($80 value included)  13 Meals, Activities as stated in brochure

Deposit Due Per Person:
$100 deposit at time of reservation,

Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

R & J Travel Bucks
$40 Travel Buck Earned with this tour

Tour Pace:
Light-Moderate Walking

A valid photo id and Personal
Identification is required on this tour.

Motorcoach Departure Date:

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Tour Highlights

Kennedy Space Center Tour
Intracoastal Waterway Cruise in Ft. Lauderdale
Key West Overseas  Drive
Hemmingway’s House and Duval Street
Tarpon Springs is a Mecca of Greek culture.
Edison House Tour
Florida Keys Scenic sightseeing Tour
Sunset Celebration in Key West
Everglades Airboat Ride

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