Day 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. (Dinner and breakfast)
Day 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. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 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.
Day 5 - Fort DeSoto Park and Picnic Lunch
Named 2009’s Top Beach in America, Fort DeSoto Park is a spectacular combination of soft white sand, calm, clear water and a laid-back atmosphere. Enjoy a picnic lunch and explore the historic fort found here. (Lunch)
Day 6 - Optional Weeki Wachee State Park Live Mermaid Show
Join an optional trip to Weeki Wachee State Park for a day of fun. See the live animal shows, take a leisurely boat ride through the park and witness an incredible under water live Mermaid Show featuring Weeki Wachee’s own mermaids. (Dinner)
Day 7 - Tarpon Springs, Hellas Greek Restaurant and 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. (Lunch)
Day 8 - Homosassa Springs and 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. (Lunch)
Day 9 - 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.
Day 10 - Bok Tower Gardens and Giraffe Ranch
Today, venture east to visit Bok Tower Gardens. This National Historic Landmark features acres of ferns, palms, oaks and pines and is highlighted by the 205 foot neo-Gothic and art deco Singing Tower. Enjoy lunch before traveling to the Giraffe Ranch where you’ll experience first-hand, the lives of Giraffes and other exotic animals from the comfort of specially designed 4-wheel drive vehicles under the direction of an expert guide. (Lunch)
Day 11 - Free Day and Starlight Princess Dinner Cruise
Another free day in beautiful St. Pete Beach. Tonight, set sail on the Starlight Princess for an evening dinner cruise on the sparkling of Boca Ciega Bay. The fresh salt air and soft gulf stream breezes make for a truly relaxing voyage. (Dinner)
Day 12-14 - Travel Home
Travel home with a special farewell dinner en route with your new-found friends. (2 Breakfasts and dinner)