Florida’s Suncoast 2024
Featuring Seven Nights on the Gulf Coast
 8 Days • 6 Meals

Air Holiday

Travel to Florida’s Suncoast for seven glorious nights at the Lido Beach Resort. From the dazzling Cà d’Zan Mansion and Dali museum to Babcock Wilderness ranch and Tampa’s Latin Quarter, this is an fun and relaxing week.

  • 6 Meals: 1 breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Spend seven nights at the Lido Beach Resort in a deluxe kitchenette room on Florida’s beautiful Suncoast
  • Tour Cà d’Zan, the dazzling palatial mansion of John and Mable Ringling
  • Included lunch at Der Dutchman Restaurant for a hearty Amish-style meal
  • Optional visit to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, a tropical, urban oasis
  • Take an exciting Eco-Tour through Telegraph Swamp at the Babcock Wilderness Adventure Ranch
  • Watch for wildlife on a narrated cruise of beautiful Charlotte Harbor
  • Visit the Salvador Dali Museum which highlights the artist’s vision and work
  • Included lunch is at the original Columbia Restaurant, Florida’s oldest restaurant
  • Enjoy 2 1/2 free days on the beach

Day 1  Arrive in Florida
Your journey to the Sunshine State of Florida begins when you land in Sarasota and transfer to the Lido Beach Resort on the Gulf Coast. Tonight, meet your Tour Manager in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner with your traveling companions. Meal: D
Day 2  Get to Know Sarasota and the Lido Beach Resort
On your first full day in Florida your Tour Manager shows you the surrounding area on a morning drive along Longboat Key, Tangerine Bay and Lido Shores. You will also make a stop at the grocery store to stock on any supplies you may need for your stay at the beautiful Lido Beach Resort and your deluxe kitchenette room. Meal: B
Day 3  Cà d’Zan Mansion and Der Dutchman
Spend the day in Sarasota and 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.

Stop at Der Dutchman Restaurant for lunch and enjoy a hearty Amish-style meal. Enjoy their Barn-Raising Dinner Buffet, bountiful salad bar and Amish pies and desserts. Later, spend time in St. Armand’s Circle with its shops, galleries and boutiques. Meal: L
Day 4  Free Day or Optional Trip to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
A free day is planned for today. You may wish to join an optional visit to visit the Marie Selby Botonaical Gardens, a tropical, urban oasis featuring unparalleled horticultural displays. Nestled on the shores of Sarasota Bay, Selby Gardens’ natural beauty has something for everyone.
Day 5  Babcock Wilderness Ranch and Charlotte Harbor Cruise
This morning head south to the Babcock Wilderness Adventure Ranch where you will embark on an exciting Eco-Tour through the Babcock Ranch and Telegraph Cypress Swamp. Your experienced guide offers insight about the many birds, plants and animals native to Southwest Florida – including alligators!

In Punta Gorda, enjoy lunch on Fisherman’s Village before climbing aboard your vessel for a cruise on beautiful Charlotte Harbor. Be on the lookout for dolphins, seabirds and other wildlife in the area. Meal: L
Day 6  Salvador Dali Museum and The Columbia Restaurant
Begin the day at 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.

Then, travel to Tampa’s “Latin Quarter,” Ybor City, which is an exotic blend of aromas, flavors and sounds. Lunch is at the original Columbia Restaurant, Florida’s oldest restaurant. Later, return to the resort. Meal: L
Day 7  Free Day and Farewell Dinner
Today is a full free day in Sarasota to do as you wish. Tonight, gather with your traveling companions for a special farewell dinner. Meal: D
Day 8  Travel Home
Your Florida adventure ends with a group transfer to the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport for flights out after 11:00 a.m.

Days 1 - 7  Lido Beach Resort, Sarasota, Florida


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