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.
1 & 2 We’re St. Pete Beach-Bound!
Begin your journey south through Tennessee and Georgia to the Sunshine State of Florida. While en route, enjoy a welcome dinner and get to know your traveling companions. Meals: D, B
3 Arrive in St. Pete Beach
Arrive in delightful St. Pete Beach, Florida, for ten days of sun-kissed fun and 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. Meals: B, D
4 St. Pete Beach Orientation Tour
Your first day in St. Pete Beach is free. For those who wish, an orientation tour
of the St. Pete Beach area is offered. Get acquainted with your
new home along with Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks Beach and Treasure Island.
5 Homosassa Springs & Manatee Nature Cruise
Travel north today to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. Here, experience the “true Florida.” Take a boat ride to 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. Make a stop at Heritage Village, a grouping of quaint shops, before returning to the hotel. Meal: L
6 Free Day or Optional Visit to Busch Gardens
Today has been left free for you. If you wish, you could join an optional trip to Busch Gardens in Tampa where entertainment, rides and an interactive zoo await.
7 Tarpon Springs, Hellas Greek Restaurant & Dolphin 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. Later, climb aboard your vessel for a narrated cruise in search of the many dolphins which inhabit the coastal waters. Meal: L
8 Marie Selby Botanical Gardens & Sarasota
This morning, visit the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, a tropical, urban oasis featuring unparalleled horticultural displays. Nestled on the shores of Sarasota Bay, Selby Gardens’ natural beauty has something for everyone.
For lunch, stop at Der Dutchman
Restaurant for a hearty Amish-style meal. Later, spend time
in St. Armand’s Square with its exclusive shops, galleries and
boutiques. Meal: L
9 Free Day or Optional Visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Today has been left free for you. If you wish, you
could join an optional trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium a
home for rehabilitated marine life and take one of their guided
eco-boat cruises in Clearwater Bay.
10 Columbia Restaurant & The Dali Museum
Enjoy free time this morning before heading over to Tampa’s “Latin
Quarter,” Ybor City, an exotic blend of aromas, flavors and
sounds. Lunch today is at the original Columbia Restaurant,
Florida’s oldest restaurant.
Then, visit the Salvador Dali Museum. Here, the artist’s harmony between art and science flows throughout the museum’s design. At the Morean Arts Center, see the permanent exhibit by iconic glass artist Dale
Chihuly. Meal: L
11 Calypso Queen Dinner Cruise
A last free day in St. Pete Beach. Tonight, enjoy an evening dinner cruise on sparkling Tampa Bay. The fresh salt air and soft Gulf stream breezes make for a truly relaxing voyage. Meal: D
12 - 14 Travel Home
Travel home with a special farewell dinner en route with your new-found friends. Meals: 2 B, 1 D