See St. Augustine, Kennedy Space Center and
January 16-23, 2021 (8 days)
$2,399* from Baton Rouge - Led by Nancy Horn
Price is per person based on double occupancy & includes deluxe motor coach with restroom, hotels, breakfast daily, full sightseeing and entrance fees, all taxes and tips including guides & drivers, baggage handling.
Single Supplement - $595 per person; Triple Reduction - $180 per person; Quad Reduction - $240 per person
*Pricing is approximate and subject to change based on supplier changes
Day 1 - Lake City, FL – Early morning departure from Zachary and Baton Rouge. Pick-ups along I-12. Through Mobile to Lake City where you stay overnight.
Day 2 - Titusville, FL – Morning guided tour of historic St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the U.S. Visit the Spanish fortress, the oldest masonry fort in the U.S., plus much more. Down the Atlantic coast to Daytona Beach and Daytona International Speedway. Overnight at Titusville.
Day 3 - Homestead, FL – Today you’ll visit the Kennedy Space Center, the launch site for the space shuttle. Enjoy a bus tour of the complex and Visitor’s Center. Overnight in Homestead, the state’s fruit and vegetable center.
Day 4 - Key West, FL – Drive down the beautiful Florida Keys to Key West, your home for two nights. Our travel along this “broken necklace” chain of islands is 125 miles (1700 islands linked by 40 bridges, each island another charm on the necklace.) This late afternoon we gather with others at Mallory Square for sunset. Enjoy street entertainers, perhaps a visit to Margaritaville or Sloppy Joe’s for some of Key West’s unique cuisine (conch chowder, conch fritters or Key Lime Pie) and Key West’s spectacular sunset.
Day 5 - Key West, FL – Morning sightseeing on the famous Conch Tour Train which takes us on a 14-mile tour through Old Town & Key West. Interesting narration about the area's history. Includes Duval Street, waterfront, & Southernmost Point. Your afternoon is free for shopping and independent activities. Perhaps a visit to Hemingway’s house and gardens and Harry S. Truman’s “Little White House”. This afternoon, we enjoy one more opportunity to gather at Mallory Square for sunset.
Day 6 - Sarasota, FL - Today’s focus is the Florida Everglades. Journey along the scenic Tamiami Trail. We enjoy an airboat excursion in the Everglades. Visit the Big Cypress Visitor Center.
Day 7 - Tallahassee, FL – We depart Sarasota with a stop in Tampa to visit the Manatee Viewing Center and see these gentle mammals. Continue our journey to Florida’s capital city, Tallahassee, for overnight.
Day 8 - Home – On our way home we visit the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Then along Perdido Beach and Orange Beach. Arrive home in the late afternoon, blessed with many wonderful memories.
"All of our tour guides and bus drivers were very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the book from our Washington, DC trip!" ~ Betty Allen