Featuring Key West, Tampa, and more!
From $6,199* pp
13 Days • 19 Meals
*Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy, and tour inclusions. Available options may vary based on departure date.
Prices subject to change, however deposit locks in price based on day the deposit is received.
A Grand Floridian Tour
Visit the peaceful white beaches of the Gulf Coast of Florida peppered with resort towns. Swim with the dolphins, and then share a meal overlooking the sun setting below the seas. Soak up the tropical sun at Key West. Learn the history of southwest Florida at Fort Myers. Dine on Floridian seafood in Tampa. Watch the sun set in Clearwater. Visit the dolphins in Panama City. Relax on the beach near Pensacola.
Breakfasts are included every morning.
Space is on a first come, first served basis. Other restrictions may apply.
Day 1: Key West – Tour Begins
Start your tour by arriving in Jacksonville. Get to know your fellow travellers at the welcome dinner.
Optional excursion, for Day Early Visitors only: Visit the Dry Tortugas National Park. This excursion will be a long day trip, and will include over 4 hours total in open water. Lunch will be included in this day trip. $180 extra a person.
Dinner will be beach side.
Day 2: Key West
Today, you will explore the history of Key West.
Optional excursion: Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, home of one of America’s most honoured and respected authors. $14 extra a person.
Optional excursion: Visit the Harry S. Truman Little White House, the winter White House during the Truman Presidency. $22 extra a person.
Day 3: Key West – Fort Myers
Take the ferry from Key West to Fort Myers. Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing, shopping. You can experience unique natural encounters, play on the beaches, and treat yourself to endless attractions and restaurants. Dinner will be beach side.
Day 4: Fort Myers
Explore the historic and beautiful city of Fort Myers.
Optional excursion: Visit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, the historic homes and gardens of the Edison and Ford families, as well as the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory. $30 extra a person.
Day 5: Fort Myers
After breakfast, you will visit the flora and fauna of southwestern Florida by spending the afternoon at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. End with the day with personal time to explore the city as you please.
Day 6: Fort Myers – Tampa
Get a head start on the day with breakfast, and then take off to Tampa, the largest bay port in Florida. After you settle in, you will be having dinner in the historic Hyde Park neighbourhood.
Day 7: Tampa (Clearwater Beach)
Today, you will spend the morning and afternoon exploring the beaches and boutiques of Clearwater Beach, a Rasmussen Travels favourite destination. Before heading back to Tampa, you will then get a dinner at a beach-side restaurant.
Day 8: Tampa
Your afternoon will consist of a tour around the historic downtown of Tampa, learning about the history of the Spanish influence of Florida. Your evening will be leisurely downtime to explore as you will.
Day 9: Tampa – Panama City
Bid the Tampa Bay area farewell, as you travel to Panama City, Florida, a blossoming artistic centre of visual arts. Dinner will be of local seafood close to the water.
Day 10: Panama City
Explore what makes Panama City a new mecca of the visual arts by visiting art galleries and art centres. The evening will be on your own.
Day 11: Panama City – Pensacola
After breakfast, you will leave Panama City for Pensacola, a true Floridian resort city and one of the earliest European settles in North America. Dinner will be on the beach.
Day 12: Pensacola
Take a beach day! Pensacola is not a resort town for no reason.
Optional excursion: Explore historic locations, such as Fort Barrancas and the historic lighthouse. $48 extra a person.
Day 13: Pensacola – Tour Ends
Say goodbye to your fellow sojourners and take home with you the wonderful memories of your trip. We hope to see you again soon.
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Each trip price includes Tour Cancellation/Interruption Protection. This is not intended as a substitute for comprehensive health and travel insurance however.