Panama City Beach Extended Stay Flyaway Option

Day 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

Day 2 – Bloomington to Nashville
After  breakfast we pass through the landscapes of Kentucky to Nashville, “Music City USA”. We check into our hotel and enjoy a snack and beverage reception.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites

Day 3 – Nashville to Panama City Beach
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we travel to sunny Florida where
sandy white beaches await us!  Check into the Edgewater Resort our oceanfront home for the next 28 days!  (The Fly Away group joins us in Panama City today.) Take advantage of the great location within walking distance to many restaurants, shops, attractions, and of course the beach! We’ll settle into our Condos, and enjoy a welcome dinner with our traveling friends.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Edgewater Resort

Day 4-30 – Panama City Beach
Spend the next 27 days relaxing and enjoying your surroundings.  R&J Tours will include a weekly activity including the Pensacola Naval Air Museum. We will also plan R&J get togethers with snacks and beverages for the group throughout the stay.  Enjoy 3 included dinners and 2 included luncheons during your stay in Panama City.
Included Meals: 3 Dinners & 2 Luncheons

Day 31 – Panama City Beach to Nashville
Travel to Nashville today and settle in for a restful night. There will be a snack and beverage reception at the hotel. (The Fly Away group flies home today.)
Hotel: Drury Inn and Suites

Day 32 – Nashville to Bloomington, IL
A breakfast is served before we depart for Bloomington today.  Enjoy our last evening together as a group tonight.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Hawthorn Suites

Day 33 – BLoomington 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

 The ideal location for your Winter; the Edgewater Beach Resort offers the comforts of home with an unbeatable view. With Northwest Florida’s mild winters, you can capture the magic of the beach without the summer crowds.  Retreat to a world all your own and relax in a spacious, elegantly inviting 1 or 2 bedroom condominium on Panama City Beach. Each suite features extensive amenities, including a full kitchen, with appliances, washer, dryer and balconies with spectacular views of the Gulf!

The Edgewater Resort Offers:
One-half mile of private beach, Executive Par 3 Gold course and Putting Green on Property, 27 holes of Championship golf at The Hombre Golf Club, 11 tennis courts, 12 swimming pools including Lagoon Pool, Ocean’s Restaurant and Lounge (oceanfront), Ed’s Corner Market home to Starbucks Coffee, ice cream and more. Room Service and Bell Service, Health Club & Spa, Tennis Pro Shop, Beauty Saloon, Gift Shop, and more!

   The Lagoon pool is the largest pool in Panama City Beach. Boasting over 11,000 sq. ft. of Polynesian-style, free-form surface area and an elaborate system of waterfalls and islands within the pool itself. Just recently in spring 2004, the Lagoon pool was enhanced with 45,000 sq. ft of pavers lining the deck surrounding the Lagoon pool with intricate brick patterns. Also edging the pool, fiber optic lighting has been added. The expansive, newly renovated pool deck also incorporates two heated whirlpools to create a tropical oasis overlooking Edgewater’s panoramic stretch of Panama City beach.
   Within Edgewater’s 110 acres, guests will enjoy the most extensive list of amenities and activities available in Panama City Beach.  Edgewater’s Personal Shopping Service makes it possible for you to arrive to a fully stocked suite. Just call ahead and tell us what you’d like, and our courteous staff will be happy to pick it up for you.  Complimentary Tram Service offering stops throughout the resort.  A full-service Activities Desk is provided to handle all your needs, from arranging tee times to providing entertainment options.  Shuffle Board courts play host to friendly games and occasional tournaments alike.

Near the Edgewater Resort:
Adjacent to Edgewater Beach Resort, you’ll find the following: 1-Hour Photo, Movie Rentals, Ice Cream Shop, Clothing Boutique, A Great Variety of Restaurants & More.  Nearby: Applebees, Saltwater Grill, Tony Roma’s, Shipwreck Island, Charter Fishing, Walgreen’s, Wal-Mart Super Center, Pier Park shopping and Publix Market.
Suite Options at the Edgewater Resort:

Standard One-Bedroom (612 sq. ft. / 72 sq. ft. patio)
Perfect for a single, this suite features king or queen-size bed, a single bath, and a breakfast bar connecting the full-service kitchen to the living room area, which has oceanfront views.
Limited Supply.  Prices below based on this room.

Standard Two-Bedroom (1,055 sq. ft. / 70 sq. ft. patio)
Guests choosing this suite will benefit from king and queen bedding in its two bedrooms, as well as from its two full baths. A complete dining area is present in this unit as well. 
Upgrade price per person: $150 double/$300 single

Deluxe One-Bedroom (1013 sq. ft / 119 sq. ft. patio)
This suite is more spacious than the Standard One-Bedroom. Perfect for couples, this suite features king or queen-size bed, two baths, and a dining area connecting the full-service kitchen to the spacious living room area. Both the living room and bedroom open up to the oceanview patio.
Upgrade price per person: $150 double/$300 single

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

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Price Includes

Motorcoach Dates & Prices
Jan. 30-March 3, 2009 (33 days)
Price per person: Single: $3,999 Double: $2,799

Double per person: $200 Single: $270

Deposit due: $100 deposit at time of reservation,
Full payment due 30 days prior to departure


Fly-Away Dates & Prices
Feb. 1-March 1, 2009 (29 days)
Price per person: Prices based on Standard One-Bedroom




Info for both departures:

Travel Bucks: $40 per person towards future trips with R & J Tours

Tour pace: Light-moderate walking


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Tour Highlights

Condo Overlooking Gulf of Mexico
Welcome Dinner
Weekly Transfers to and from Grocery Store, Shopping
   Excursions, and Church Services
The Pensacola Naval Air Museum
Valentine’s Day Special Dinner
Farewell Dinner Celebration
Weekly R&J get togethers with Snacks & Beverages
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