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Central Florida Extended Stay
Ponce de Leon Lighthouse
Kennedy Space Center
Tour Dates & Pricing
Escape to sunny Central Florida for a relaxing nine-day getaway. Unpack just once at our lovely hotel conveniently located in the Orlando area with shops and restaurants within walking distance. Discover the history, cuisine, wildlife, and charm of the Sunshine State on included excursions with plenty of time at leisure to unwind.
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Day 1 : Fly to Orlando
We arrive in Orlando and check in to our hotel for the next eight nights. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando – North is located on the banks of Cranes Roost Lake, complete with walking paths, shopping, and restaurants nearby. Breakfast is included every morning and you can mingle with fellow travelers at nightly Evening Receptions featuring complimentary drinks and snacks.
Day 2 : Chocolate Factory & Lighthouse
Our first full day gets off to a sweet start with a visit to Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory where we will take a tour through the facility and sample the decadent chocolate with so much variety, you’re bound to find the most luxurious version of your favorite treat.
Then, step back in time as we explore the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, south of Daytona. Ascend to the top for 175-foot views of the “World’s Most Famous Beach” or spend time exploring the maritime artifacts in the keeper’s dwellings before enjoying a Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch near Daytona Beach.
Our evening is free to explore the area.
Day 3 : Showcase of Citrus
No trip to Florida is complete without a taste of citrus. Today, we are in for quite an adventure! We start the day browsing the Old Time Farm Store & Market, brimming with jams, honey, and other enticing treats. Then we climb aboard a giant four-wheel drive monster truck, and from 12-feet up, explore the 2,500-acre Citrus & Cattle Ranch Estate.
We arrive back at the hotel with our fellow travelers and time to enjoy leisure and conversation with new friends.
Day 4 : St. Johns River Cruise
Travel to the shore of the St. Johns River, where we board a catamaran in search of alligators, manatees, and a myriad of bird species. Learn about the original indigenous people and the impact of European explorers as we navigate areas of the river unchanged from the days of the early explorers.
Our included lunch today features authentic southern barbecue and delectable homemade dessert.
This afternoon we visit the DeBary Hall Historic Site. We’ll learn fascinating history and entertaining stories about the exquisite 19th century Victorian hunting estate overlooking the St. Johns River. Some of the country’s wealthiest people spent their winters hunting and fishing nearby or relaxing under the cool veranda.
Day 5 : Orlando, Your Way
After breakfast, the day is free for individual pursuits. Relax and enjoy time at the hotel pool, go on an adventure to Universal Studios, play a round of golf, visit one of the Disney Parks, or head to the beach. Orlando is yours to explore and enjoy! Your tour director can provide even more suggestions.
Day 6 : Daytona International Speedway
Following a relaxing morning, we stop for lunch in the oceanside community of New Smyrna Beach. Then we speed things up at the Daytona International Speedway. Climb aboard an open-air tram and feel the rush of being on the track, ride into Victory Lane, and learn about the history and forms of auto racing at the Motorsports Hall of Fame Museum.
Later we enjoy dinner at Bahama Breeze near our hotel.
Day 7 : Kennedy Space Center
Blast off to the Kennedy Space Center, “The Greatest Space Adventure on Earth!” We’ll begin our adventurous day exploring the Space Shuttle Launch Experience & Heroes and Legends exhibit featuring the Astronaut Hall of Fame, Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted, the Astronaut Encounter, IMAX Theater, and much more. Lunch today is sure to be a memorable experience as we enjoy a chef-prepared meal with a NASA veteran astronaut. Take time to ask questions and learn more about the space program from firsthand experience. Then we'll take a bus tour, viewing even more of the complex and end the excursion with time at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
Day 8 : SeaWorld
We’ll spend our last day in Central Florida splashing around at SeaWorld. Immerse yourself in aquatic exhibits, exhilarating rides, and awe-inspiring shows. Transport yourself to Antarctica and discover the world through the eyes of a penguin at Empire of the Penguin. Experience the power and agility of killer whales, reach below the surface to touch a stingray, or watch the playful bottlenose dolphins.
Tonight, we will reminisce in true Holiday Vacations style at a festive Farewell Dinner.
Day 9 : Fly Home
Today we travel home with lasting memories of our immersive Florida experience.
October 20, 2021 - October 28, 2021
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Final Payment Date: 09/05/2021
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We arrive in Florida and check in to our hotel for the next eight nights. Enjoy an included breakfast every morning and choose to mingle with fellow travelers at the nightly reception featuring complimentary drinks and snacks.
Day 2 : Ponce de Leon Lighthouse
Our first full day is off to a sweet start with a visit to the Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory where we taste a variety of decadent chocolate samples. Then step back in time at the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, south of Daytona. Ascend to the top for spectacular views of the "World's Most Famous Beach" from 175 feet above! Explore maritime artifacts in the keeper’s dwellings before we come together for a Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch.
Florida's climate is perfect for growing citrus and today we get to experience it firsthand. After taking time to browse the Old Time Farm Store & Market we board a massive four-wheel drive monster truck for our citrus swamp safari! From 12-feet up we venture through groves and swamps on the 2500-acre citrus and cattle ranch estate viewing wildlife and gorgeous scenery along the way. We arrive back at our hotel this afternoon for leisure time and conversation with new travel friends.
On the shores of the St. Johns River, we board a catamaran for an eco-tour in search of alligators, manatees, and a myriad of birds. Learn about indigenous peoples who inhabited the area and arrival of European explorers as we navigate parts of the river that remain unchanged from those earlier days. Our included lunch at Woody's Bar-B-Q features authentic Southern barbecue complete with delectable dessert. This afternoon we visit the DeBary Hall Historic Site, an exquisite hunting estate overlooking St. Johns River. It is here that some of the country’s wealthiest people have spent their winters hunting, fishing, and relaxing on the verandas.
Day 5 : Orlando at Leisure
After breakfast, the day is free for individual pursuits. Relax and enjoy time at our hotel, explore Universal Studios, play a round of golf, visit the Disney Parks, or head to the beach! Your Tour Director can assist with making arrangements.
Following a relaxing morning, we stop for lunch in the oceanside community of New Smyrna Beach. Then we speed things up at the Daytona International Speedway. Visit the Motorsports Hall of Fame Museum. Later we enjoy dinner at Bahama Breeze near our hotel.
Blast off to the Kennedy Space Center, “The Greatest Space Adventure on Earth!” Our day of exploration includes Mission Control, Rocket Garden, Space Shuttle Atlantis, the Shuttle Launch Experience® and the Heroes & Legends exhibit. This last exhibit celebrates NASA’s early pioneers and features the Astronaut Hall of Fame® where we discover the qualities that define a hero.
We spend our last day in Central Florida at SeaWorld Orlando! Enjoy world-class aquatic exhibits, exhilarating rides, and awe-inspiring shows. Transport yourself to Antarctica, discovering the world through the eyes of a penguin on the Empire of the Penguin ride. Witness the power and agility of killer whales, reach below the surface to touch a stingray, or watch playful bottlenose dolphins. Tonight we celebrate and reminisce, Holiday Vacations style, at a farewell dinner.
Fly home with lasting memories of our wonderful Florida vacation.
March 1, 2022 - March 9, 2022
Final Payment Date: 12/31/2021
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