Florida Beach Party 2020
 14 Days • 12 Meals
Holiday by Motorcoach
It’s an annual Florida Reunion! Spend nine nights at the Dolphin Beach Resort in delightful St Pete Beach, between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, within walking distance to many restaurants, attractions and shops. There is a great combination of included things to do.

 Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 12 Meals (5 dinners, 3 lunches and 4 breakfasts)
  • Spend 9 nights at the Dolphin Beach Resort located on delightful St. Pete Beach, Florida
  • Panoramic tour of the St. Petersburg area and dinner
  • Visit Ca’ d’Zan, the dazzling palatial mansion of John and Mable Ringling, the last of the American Gilded Age mansions
  • Feast on a hearty Amish-style dinner at Der Dutchman Restaurant
  • Optional visit to Busch Gardens
  • Take a narrated boat ride in Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park to see the abundant wildlife found here
  • Enjoy lunch at the Plantation on Crystal River followed by a narrated manatee cruise
  • See native wildlife on an Eco-Tour at Babcock Wilderness Ranch and Telegraph Cypress Swamp
  • Stroll the Harborwalk and visit Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda
  • Optional visit to Weeki Wachee State Park with its live Mermaid Show
  • Visit Tarpon Springs and have lunch at Hellas Greek Restaurant
  • Set sail on a relaxing Sunset Cruise along pristine waters past residential and unspoiled barrier islands
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner at Ybor City’s Columbia Restaurant
  • $70 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart for Tennessee
Depart today and enjoy a welcome dinner and overnight in Clarksville, Tennessee. (Dinner)
Day 2  Travel to Georgia
Continue today to the “Peach State” of Georgia for an overnight in Macon. (Breakfast)
Day 3  Arrive in St. Pete Beach
Arrive in delightful St. Pete Beach, Florida, for ten days of sunkissed fun. Stay in the heart of St. Pete Beach, between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, within walking distance to many restaurants, attractions and shops. There is a great combination of included things to do, optional attractions and free time starting with dinner. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 4  Optional St. Pete Beach Orientation Tour
Your first free day in St Pete Beach. For those who wish, an orientation tour of the St. Pete Beach area is offered. Get acquainted with our new home along with Maderia Beach, Indian Rocks Beach and Treasure Island.
Day 5  Ca’d’Zan Mansion, St. Armand’s and Der Dutchman
In Sarasota, visit Cà d’Zan, the dazzling palatial mansion of John and Mable Ringling. Described as “the last of the Gilded Age mansions” to be built in America, it has 56 incredible rooms filled with art and original furnishings. Also visit the Museum of Art and Circus Museum. Lunch is at Der Dutchman Restaurant for a hearty Amish-style meal. Enjoy their Barn-Raising Buffet, bountiful Salad Bar and Amish pies and desserts. (Lunch)
Day 6  Free Day or Optional Busch Gardens Visit
Today has been left free for you. If you wish, you could join us on an optional trip to Busch Gardens in Tampa where entertainment, rides and an interactive zoo await.
Day 7  Homosassa Springs and Manatee Nature Cruise
Travel north today to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park to experience the “true Florida.” Take a boat ride into the Park entrance and enjoy nature at its finest. Animals, birds, fish, manatees, alligators and more will come into view. Enjoy lunch at the Plantation Resort on Crystal River before embarking on a narrated boat cruise on the Crystal River with a naturalist guide. A stop at Heritage Village, a grouping of quaint shops, is planned before returning to the hotel. (Lunch)
Day 8  Babcock Wilderness Adventure and Military Heritage Museum
Travel south today to Punta Gorda and the Babcock Wilderness Adventure Ranch. Here, an exciting Eco-Tour through the Babcock Ranch and Telegraph Cypress Swamp awaits. Experienced guides offers insight about the many birds, plants and animals native to Southwest Florida – including alligators! Spend time on the Harborwalk and visit Fisherman’s Village with its restaurants, shops and Military Heritage Museum. (Dinner)
Day 9  Free Day or Optional Weeki Wachee State Park Visit
A free day in St Pete Beach to do as you wish. Perhaps you will join an optional trip to Weeki Wachee State Park to see the live animal shows, take a leisurely boat ride and witness the incredible under water live Mermaid Show featuring Weeki Wachee’s own mermaids.
Day 10  Tarpon Springs, Hellas Greek Restaurant and Sunset Cruise
Today, visit Tarpon Springs with its Greek sponge and fishing docks. Lunch at Hellas Greek Restaurant gives you a taste of the unique Greek culture of the area. Tonight, take a relaxing Sunset Cruise along the pristine waters and past residential as well as unspoiled barrier islands. (Lunch)
Day 11  Free Day and Columbia Restaurant
Another free day to relax. Tonight, travel to Tampa’s “Latin Quarter,” Ybor City, an exotic blend of aromas, flavors and sounds. At the heart of this feast for the senses is the original Columbia Restaurant, the jewel in Ybor City’s culinary crown and Florida’s oldest restaurant. (Dinner)
Day 12  Depart for Georgia
Depart Texas and return to Georgia for an overnight stay in Macon. (Breakfast)
Day 13  Travel to Tennessee
Continue home today with a farewell dinner and final overnight in Clarksville, Tennessee. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 14  Arrive Home
Arrive home from your Florida Beach Party. (Breakfast)

 Accommodations
Days 1 & 13  Best Western PLUS, Clarkesville, TN
Days 2 & 12  La Quinta Inn, Macon, GA
Days 3-11  Dolphin Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL
 

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