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“If you want the feeling of owning a condo on the ocean beach, this is just the tour.” Joann, Bloomington (2024 Panama City Beach Traveler)

“This was an awesome month long vacation south with sunshine & beach!” Mary S., New Ulm (2024 Panama City Beach Traveler)

 

Day 1 – Home to Normal, IL 

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 Normal, IL. 

Included Meals: Lunch 

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites 

 

Day 2 – Normal to Columbia, TN 

After breakfast we pass through the changing landscapes of Kentucky to Columbia, Tennessee. We check into our hotel and the evening is on your own. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Hampton Inn 

 

Day 3 – Columbia to Panama City Beach, FL 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we travel to sunny Florida where sandy white beaches await us! Check into the Calypso Resort, our home near the gulf coast for the next 28 nights! Take advantage of the great location right next to Pier Park & 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, Welcome Dinner 

Hotel: Calypso Resort (28 Nights) 

 

Days 4-30 – Panama City Beach 

Spend the next 27 days relaxing and enjoying your surroundings. R&J Tours will include weekly activities/outings. We will also plan R&J get togethers with snacks and beverages for the group throughout the stay. Enjoy three included meals during your stay in Panama City Beach. 

Included Meals: 1 Breakfast, Valentine’s Day Dinner, Farewell Dinner at Saltwater Grill 

 

Day 31 – Panama City Beach to Columbia, TN 

Travel to Columbia today and settle in for a restful night. 

Hotel: Hampton Inn 

 

Day 32 – Columbia to Bloomington, IL 

A breakfast is served before we depart for Illinois today. Take in the changing landscapes as we motor along. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: DoubleTree 

 

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 

 

Enjoy… 

Welcome to Panama City Beach! The Calypso Resort features a private stretch of white sand beaches (which is easily accessible via a covered walkway for Tower 3 guests!) Each condo features a private balcony to enjoy the wonderful views and sounds of the Gulf! 

Weekly transfers to and from the grocery story, shopping, and church services. Don’t feel like cooking? Head to Tower 3’s Emerald Hub where you’ll find legendary Charlie’s Donuts, ice cream & espresso as well as a breakfast & lunch menu. 

Enjoy connecting with your fellow R&J Travelers at R&J Get Togethers with snacks & beverages, a special Valentine’s Day dinner with entertainment, as well as welcome & farewell dinner celebrations. 

If you’re looking for more exciting things to see & do, transfers to optional weekly excursions could include: Apalachicola, Florida & St. George Island; Wakulla Springs State Park; Florida Caverns State Park; and dolphins sightseeing cruise. *Fees for excursions are at your own cost. 

 

Near the Calypso Resort 

A highlight of staying at the beautiful Calypso Resort is its close proximity to Pier Park, which is just steps away! Take a leisurely stroll to Pier Park, Emerald Coast’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. This vibrant, coastal-themed center boasts department stores, locally-owned shops, live entertainment, and many eateries from sit-down to quick bites. 

Nearby you’ll also find Wal-Mart Supercenter, CVS, & Target Grocery. 

 

Condo Options: 

TOWERS 1 & 2 

One-Bedroom 

This suite features a king or queen bed, two baths, a full-service kitchen with island seating, basic kitchen supplies, & a spacious living room area. Enjoy the spectacular view from the oceanfront balcony. 

Three-Bedroom 

This suite is more spacious than the One-Bedroom. It includes all the features of the One Bedroom Condo but also includes a dining table, and two extra bedrooms (good chance 3rd bedroom doesn’t have a standard size bed but rather has bunkbeds). 

TOWER 3 

One-Bedroom 

This suite features a king bed, two baths, a full-service kitchen with island seating, basic kitchen supplies, and a spacious living room area. Enjoy the spectacular view from the oceanview balcony. 

Three-Bedroom Corner 

This suite includes all the features of the One Bedroom Condos but also includes a dining table, three baths, boasts additional windows, and two extra bedrooms (good chance 3rd bedroom doesn’t have a standard size bed but rather has bunkbeds). 

 

* Please Note: Condos will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Since they are privately owned, each condo’s furniture & decor is unique. 

Travel Bucks

$65 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$500 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 75 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking at your own pace

Price Includes

9 Included Meals, Activities & Hotels as stated, Luxury Motorcoach, Condo.
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The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 66°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
82°
Minneapolis, Mn
85°
Panhandle Extended Stay: Panama City Beach
Motorcoach Departure Date:
01/30/2025
Motorcoach Return Date:
03/03/2025

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Tour Highlights

The ideal location for Winter, the Calypso Resort offers the comforts of home with an amazing 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, inviting, 1 or 3 bedroom condominium in Panama City Beach. Each suite includes a full kitchen with appliances & basic kitchen supplies, washer, dryer, & balconies with views of the Gulf!



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
82°
Minneapolis, Mn
85°
Panhandle Extended Stay: Panama City Beach
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 66°
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