Orlando is recognized as a worldwide centre for family fun and is the perfect base to take in some of Florida’s most popular theme parks. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Universal Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Typhoon Lagoon, Discovery Cove, Gatorland… the list is almost endless!
Some Other Orlando Hotels
Just 18 miles from Orlando International Airport and close to Orlando's theme parks and attractions, this unique resort is situated at the very heart of the Florida experience.
Everyone is catered for with a choice of either a Club suite or Villas with up to four bedrooms. The Club suites are located in the villa buildings, all have a living area with private entrance and patio. The villas have similar amenities with the addition of a fully- equipped kitchen.
The Villas of Grand Cypress surround you with exceptional amenities and exemplary services. The resort shares access to the Grand Cypress Golf Club and Racquet Club with the Hyatt, its sister property. There are also two outdoor pools with waterfalls and sundecks. Featuring seven restaurants and five lounges, including two poolside snack bars, you will be spoilt for choice.
Please be advised that the Villas of Grand Cypress will be under renovation from October 22nd 2012 to February 28th 2013. The villas will proceed with renovations one block of villas at a time, which should reduce any possible impact/disturbance to guests. No other hotel services are expected to be disrupted.
4th Night Free May 19th to September 30th 2013.
From £62 per person per night based on twin occupancy of a Club suite. Other room categories available on request.
15 DAYS/14 NIGHTS
Begins in Orlando and ends in Miami
YOUR FLY DRIVE INCLUDES:
•Round trip scheduled flights
•Fully-inclusive Intermediate 4 door car hire
•Accommodations as stated
•Route maps and detailed itinerary
DAY 1 ARRIVE ORLANDODepart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Orlando. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel, where you spend the next three nights.
Hotel: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
DAYS 2 & 3 ORLANDO
Your hotel is located within the Universal complex, where a world of exhilarating thrills and adventures await at the two theme parks, Universal Studios® and Universal's Islands of Adventure®, both a short complimentary water taxi away. There is also great music and dining at Universal’s Citywalk®. If you enjoy theme parks, visits to Seaworld, Discovery Cove and the Disney parks are also a must. Orlando also has some great shopping, including designer outlets and shopping malls.
Hotel: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
DAYS 4 & 5 LONGBOAT KEY
Heading west today takes you towards Florida’s Gulf coastline. A leisurely drive takes you past Tampa and St Petersburg to the charming isle of Longboat Key. Venture to Sarasota and experience the European style of St Armands Circle, where a host of dining pleasures can be sampled and boutique shopping enjoyed. Longboat Key Club & Resort has fabulous golf and tennis facilities, with tuition available, and a wide range of water sports.
Hotel: Longboat Key Club & Resort
DAYS 6, 7 & 8 NAPLES
Today’s leisurely drive takes you south along the Gulf Coast. If time permits, we suggest you take time to enjoy Fort Myers and Sanibel Island en-route. Perhaps you could picnic lunch on one of the many beautiful beaches. Naples is the jewel of the south, offering its visitors the option of shopping on Fifth Avenue and strolling the quaint streets of Old Naples or heading down to the beach to enjoy the Florida sunshine. With seafood as the local speciality, you are guaranteed some sumptuous dining pleasures in Naples.
Hotel: La Playa Beach & Golf Resort
DAYS 9 & 10 KEY WEST
A short drive south brings you to Marco Island, where you can stop and enjoy the beautiful beaches and landscape and some very cosmopolitan cafes. We also suggest a visit to the Everglades National Park on your journey. This is the largest sub-tropical wilderness in the United States, where rare and endangered species roam. Take a tram, airboat tour or hike through the crocodile infested wilderness. Your journey continues along the beautiful Florida Keys to Key West. The furthest of the Keys and the southernmost city in the US, here you can enjoy Florida with a tropical Caribbean-style twist.
Hotel: Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa
DAYS 11 & 12 ISLAMORADA
Returning along the causeway, you will find plenty of opportunities to take pictures and stroll the seaside towns. Marathon in the heart of the Keys has some of the best snorkelling, fishing and diving in the area. Perhaps take a bicycle ride through Key Deer country or relax on one of the beautiful beaches at Bahia Honda State Park in the Lower Keys. Your accommodation for the next two nights is at Islamorada where an array of marine life inhabits the coral reefs. A colourful collection of arts, crafts and locally produced pieces can be found at Treasure Village along with a wide variety of dining options.
Hotel: Cheeca Lodge & Spa
DAYS 13 & 14 MIAMI
Hip and bursting with vibrant entertainment, today’s short drive brings you to the wonderfully cosmopolitan city of Miami. A city of contrasts, Miami invites you to do as much or as little as you choose. Should you wish, a short drive north takes you to the prestigious areas of Palm Beach and Boca Raton, where you can mingle with the rich and famous or just enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of chic boutiques and outdoor cafés.
Hotel: Loews Miami Beach
DAY 15 JOURNEY HOME
Spend your final day unwinding by the pool or picking up some last minute souvenirs before returning your car and checking-in for your flight back to the UK.
From £2065 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.
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