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Florida Panhandle to the Everglades

Florida Panhandle to the Everglades

This is a newer styled tour where you can pick and choose from several options to make this YOUR tour experience!

February 22-March 9, 2020

 

Begin your winter escape to enjoy warmer temperatures, sunshine, and some beach time and relaxation! Get some much needed “sunshine vitamin” at this time of year when we need it most.  With several Gulf Shore beachside resorts on this tour, YOU choose your favorite beach!  We are offering several options at different resorts or enjoy relaxation & sunshine at the beach. Check out the various highlights & options and make this tour YOUR tour experience.

 

ALLIED’S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Beale Street

  • Fairview Inn

  • Pensacola Beach Resort

  • Panama City Beach Resort

  • Blue Angels Museum

  • Manatee Cruise

  • Tarpon Springs

  • Clearwater Beach Resort for two nights

  • Sunset Dinner Cruise

  • Fort Myers Beach Resort for two nights

  • Edison/Ford Winter Estates

  • Everglades National Park

  • Marco Island for two nights

  • Orlando Resort for two nights

  • World of Coca Cola Museum

  • Patti’s 1880 Settlement

  • And much more!

  • 24 Meals

  • Tour Director - TBA

 

DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City, & Orange City

 

PRICING, PER PERSON

$4,249 Double

$6,185 Single

$3,699 Triple

 

PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $150

Book by Nov. 27 & Save: $100

Day 1

Begin your winter escape to enjoy warmer temperatures, sunshine, beach time and relaxation! We are offering several optional tours at different resorts…or kick back and enjoy the beach and resort. Your tour reservationist will help you make this tour YOUR tour experience.

Overnight St. Louis, MO

Day 2

Beale Street/Memphis

Travel south toward Memphis. Explore Beale Street from your Beale Street hotel. Known for Blues and Barbecue, you will have time to explore Beale Street, the Gibson Guitar Factory or the Rock ‘n Soul Hall of Fame – all attractions very near our hotel.

Overnight Memphis, TN

B

Day 3

Fairview Inn/Pensacola Beachfront

Stop in Jackson, MS for your noon lunch at the Historic Fairview Inn, a historic antebellum hotel!

Overnight Pensacola Beach, FL

B, L

Day 4

National Naval Aviation Museum

Visit the National Naval Aviation Museum (aka Home of the Blue Angels), the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum.

Overnight Panama City, FL

B, L

Day 5

Manatee Cruise/Snorkel with the Manatees Option

Discover Florida’s natural side today. The bay in Crystal River is one of the largest aquifers in the state and home to more than 400 manatees and other endangered birds and wildlife. Enjoy a boat ride to observe the manatees and learn of their habitat. Option: Snorkel with the manatees! A trained guide will help you to have the experience of your lifetime! All snorkel gear is provided.

Overnight Crystal River, FL

B

Day 6

Tarpon Springs/Evening Dinner Cruise

Tarpon Springs and the Historic Sponge Docks, tell the story of the Greek sponge divers who settled here in the early 1900s. Discover Tarpon Springs today during your lunch stop. We close our day with an evening dinner cruise.

Overnight (2) Clearwater Beach, FL

B, D

Day 7

Clearwater Beach/Clearwater Marine Aquarium Option/Sunset Sailing Option

Voted U.S.’s #1 beach in 2018, today you can enjoy miles of pristine white sand and beautiful sunsets.
Option 1: visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium - home to “Winter the Dolphin’, star of the popular Dolphin Tale movies.
Option 2: Enjoy Sunset Sailing at its best this evening.

B

Day 8

Edison/Ford Winter Estates/Fort Myers Beach

Travel along the coastline to Fort Myers for a two night stay. Discover the genius of two American innovators, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Visit acres of lush gardens, Edison’s original botanic research laboratory and the historic homes of both Edison and Ford.

Overnight (2) Fort Myers Beach, FL

B

Day 9

Segway Beach Tour Option/Parasailing Option/Wave Runner Dolphin Tour Option/Sanibel Island Option

Fort Myers Beach offers so many things to see and do!
Options available:
1. Parasailing: Experience views of the 7-mile island from above!
2. Guided Wave Runner Dolphin Tour: Get up close to the dolphins with a licensed wave runner guide.
3. Segway Beach Tour – join a two hour Segway tour of Ft. Myers Beach
4. Sanibel Island shopping – take a taxi over to some great shopping and sightseeing on Sanibel Island!

B

Day 10

Harbor Cruise/Marco Island

Enjoy a harbor cruise at Naples, FL through the canals displaying the homes of the “rich and famous” that live here. Travel to the quiet north end of Marco Island (away from the hustle & bustle) for the next two nights.

Overnight (2) Marco Island, FL

B

Day 11

Everglades National Park

Travel into the Everglades and ride the Wooten Air Boats into the swamplands. See wildlife up close at the Animal Sanctuary & Alligator Park.

B

Day 12

To Orlando

Today you turn north and travel through rural areas of southern Florida. Enter Orlando and the World of Disney with our hotel near the Disney World complex.

Overnight (2) Orlando, FL

B

Day 13

Disney Option Day/Free Day

Enjoy the day at any of the Disney World Theme Parks such as Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios all accessed by a free hotel shuttle OR enjoy the day for yourself at our lovely hotel OR discover Orlando on your own!

B

Day 14

Travel Day

Heading north out of Florida, you come across Atlanta, Georgia. A citrus road side stand will be a chance to buy some tree ripened citrus.

Overnight Morrow, GA

B, LD

Day 15

World of Coke Museum

Discover over 100 different flavors of Coco Cola from around the world. Learn about the history of the beverage, the shape of the bottle, the flavor recipe and much more.

Overnight Nashville, TN

B, LD

Day 16

Patti’s 1880 Settlement

Enjoy southern hospitality at Patty’s 1880 Settlement. Explore the many historic buildings and shops that make up the village. Today’s lunch is a Southern delight!

Overnight St. Peters, MO

B, L, LD

Day 17

Home

Travel home today refreshed with our escape from winter! Your travel fun is coming to an end – only until your next Allied tour!

B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, LD=Light Dinner, D=Dinner

This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances.

 

Included in the vacation package:

  •  All attractions listed under Tour Highlights

  •  RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach as stated in the itinerary

  •  Home pickup in all Allied Departure Cities on Prestige Tours

  •  Luggage handling at hotel (one piece of luggage per person)

  •  Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax 

  •  All admissions and meals per itinerary

  •  All taxes for included items

  •  Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals on Prestige Tours)

  •  Refreshments & entertainment on coach

 

Not Included: are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible fuel surcharges.

 

Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a $100 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation. 

 

Final payment: Due 45-60 days prior to departure. Your final payment date will be listed on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

 

CANCELLATION POLICIES - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

 

All cancellation fees are based on ‘per person.’ Policies below show ‘Days Prior to Departure’ and ‘Amount of Cancel Fee.’

 

Days Prior to Departure ……….. Cancellation Fee, per person

46 Days or more ...................Full refund

45 to 31 Days ......................40% of the Total Cost

30 to 16 Days ......................70% of the Total Cost

15 Days or less.....................No refund

 

Travel Insurance is recommended. Please ask your reservationist for pricing and details.

 

Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information. Changes in Tour Price.

 

Final Documents: Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.

 

Changes in Tour Price: Tour prices in this publication are effective as of April 15, 2019 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.

 

Changes in Itinerary: The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.

 

Baggage Allowance: Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility.

 

Church and Faith: We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.

 

Special Needs: Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.

 

Tour Provided by Allied Tours.

 

RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of April 15, 2019. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Hy-Vee Columbus Hy-Vee
3010 - 23rd St * please park SE corner of Lot
Council Bluffs-Pilot Pilot * 2647 South 24th - Council Bluffs
Fremont Walmart Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Bosselman Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Allied Office Allied Tour Office - 720 East Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines
4220 South 52nd St.
Orange City Orange City
DeJong's Home - 1201 Albany Place
Sioux City New Victorian Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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