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Daytona Beach, St Augustine & Vero Beach

  • Daytona Beach, St Augustine & Vero Beach

    Daytona lies 51 miles northeast of Orlando and is home to the infamous speedway races, beginning with the Rolex 24 and ending with the Daytona 500. (they all take place in January & February).

    Saint Augustine located on Florida’s historical coast is known as the nation’s oldest city and is a luxurious, romantic vacation spot.

    Vero Beach is an elegant seaside town located along Florida's Atlantic Coast, it is a haven for golf, water sports, and fishing. Peaceful beaches, museums and nature tours make Vero Beach a terrific vacation destination known as the Treasure Coast.

    • Daytona Beach Pier


    • Daytona International Speedway


    • Cycling on Daytona Beach


    • Daytona Beach


    • Shopping in Daytona Beach


    • Fire Pit On Daytona Beach


    • Cabanas By The Pool


    • St.Augustine


    • Vero Beach


    • Vero Beach Hotel & Spa


    Daytona Beach

    Spend a day relaxing on the beach, one of the best in Florida, either soaking up the sun or partaking in one of the many fun-filled water activities including surfing, jet skiing, parasailing and so much more.

    World-class golf awaits you in the Daytona Beach. The area is covered in famous fairways designed by the legends of the sport.

    Take a walk along Main Street Pier or the oceanfront boardwalk offering a variety of entertainment.

    Daytona Beach is rapidly becoming one of the most popular retail destinations in Florida. Between malls and shopping districts, boutiques and specialty stores, the Daytona Beach area has something for everyone.

    Dining in Daytona Beach is a great experience from ethnic eateries to fresh fish and seafood and from a local café to fine dining. There is something for every palate. After dinner, you will find plenty of exciting options to fill your evening with a vast choice of bars, live entertainment, dancing, and high energy clubs.

    St Augustine

    Rich in the old and the new, St. Augustine blends historic sites, famous restaurants, shopping from antiques to boutiques and breathtaking nature.

    Experience living history in museums, take in the beauty of unspoiled nature, walk St. George Street to feel like you're living in the past, then visit one of the boutique hotels for 21st-century luxury.

    Spend the day on the stunning beaches and relax in the sun or head for the water and partake in the many water sports available. On land enjoy a round of golf or a game of tennis, visit the local attractions with the kids or stroll through the quaint streets and boutiques and art galleries. In town, guides narrate tours of St. Augustine from charming open-air trolleys, trains or horse-drawn carriages. Guides in period costume also lead walking tours. And nowhere else in the world can you taste the waters of the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park (where Ponce de Leon may have landed).

    When it comes to dining you have so many options from waterside seafood dining to fine dining or just the casual snack. There is truly something for everyone.

    Vero Beach

    There are wonderful beaches here to soak up the sun and partake in the many water sports available. It is also a popular surfing area where competitions are held each year. Head out to sea on a motorboat or spend a few hours fishing.

    The Vero Beach area features a plethora of golf courses. Within 10 miles of town are 14 private clubs and three 9-hole pitch and putt courses.

    Shoppers will doubtless enjoy the colorful downtown boutiques along Beachland Boulevard, Azalea Lane and Ocean Drive. Dining options are plentiful and there is no shortage of restaurants. Ethnic, family-friendly and local gems can be found throughout the town.

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      From May to October, look out for the sea turtles laying their eggs in the sand and the subsequent migration of the hatchlings from their nest to the ocean. Some turtles will lay up to 250 eggs in the one nest! Naples is a great place to experience this.

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      Driving through the Florida Keys is straightforward as there is just one road in and out - Highway 1. Everything is measured by 'Mile Markers'. Start at MM127 and go through to MM0, which is when you know you've arrived in Key West.

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      Whilst in the Keys, visit the Dolphin Research Centre in Marathon. You'll not only learn all about our favourite marine mammal, you can swim with them too.

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      For the best Florida shopping experience, and there are plenty of them, our vote goes to Mizner Park in Boca Raton for a relaxed, upscale shopping and dining experience.

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      Another 'must do' shopping experience is of course Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, even if it's just for a little window-shopping.

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      There are lots of toll roads in Florida, and you may find you're on one soon after you leave the airport so be prepared with some quarters to save time. Charges vary but expect to pay approximately $1.50 each time.

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      For a really fun experience, take an airboat ride on the Everglades spotting alligators and manatees. It's an experience that all the family will enjoy.

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      If you're travelling during the summer months, be prepared for afternoon showers most days. They only last a couple of hours and it soon dries up...and of course it's usually warm rain!

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      Longboat Key, Naples and Marco Island are three of Florida's best kept secrets. All have wonderful beaches as well as great golf, fine dining and luxury shopping.

    • Top Tip 10

      One of Florida's most scenic drives is route A1A which hugs the coast all the way from Fernandino Beach in the north to Fort Lauderdale where it becomes Highway 1 and continues down to Key West.

  • Florida's A1A

    Begins in Jacksonville, Florida and ends Miami, Florida

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book


    • Beach Relaxation


    • Palm Beach Upscale Shopping


    • Numerous Golf Courses


    • Atlantic Ave - Palm Beach


    • St.Augustine


    • Amelia Island Harbour


    • Aerial View Of Miami Beach


    • Amelia Island Beach


    • Downtown Jacksonville



    Arrive Jacksonville

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Jacksonville. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and drive to your hotel on Amelia Island.

    Hotel: Omni Amelia Island Plantation


    Amelia Island

    Amelia Island is the first beach destination located on the A1A route in the northeast of Florida. Close to Amelia Island is quaint Fernandina Beach, which is well worth a visit. For the rest of the time you may choose to enjoy a game of golf or just relax by the pool or on the beach.

    Hotel: Omni Amelia Island Plantation



    St Augustine

    As the A1A extends south, enjoy a slight detour from the coast as it journeys through Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville beaches to St Augustine. For your two night stay in St Augustine, we have selected a beautiful resort property. On your second day relax, relax with a round of golf, enjoy time by the pool and make the most of the wonderful facilities at this great resort.

    Hotel: Casa Monica Hotel



    Daytona Beach

    There are numerous small beach resorts dotted along the coast as you head for Daytona. You can enjoy a visit to Marineland of Florida around half way through your journey. Daytona is home to the infamous speedway races, beginning with the Rolex 24 and ending with Daytona 500, all taking place in January and February. Take a walk along the Main Street Pier or the oceanfront boardwalk, or relax on Daytona Beach - one of the best in Florida, so it’s ideal for a day of relaxation.

    Hotel: The Shores Resort & Spa



    Vero Beach

    After New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater, A1A stops and gives way to nature and technology at the Canaveral National Seashore and NASA Kennedy Space Centre. South of Cape Canaveral, the route starts again around Cocoa Beach. From here it’s just a leisurely drive to Vero Beach. We've included another 'non driving' day, so plenty of time to relax once again and enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast of Florida.

    Hotel: Vero Beach Hotel & Spa



    Palm Beach

    Between Vero Beach and Palm Beach you will pass through dozens of small beach communities, with the Atlantic Ocean on your left and the Florida Intra-coastal on your right. Whilst in Palm Beach you are close to some of the finest shopping you could imagine. Complemented by fine restaurants, this really is a millionaire's playground. We've included a total of three nights at The Breakers, so not only can you enjoy Palm Beach but can also take advantage of the magnificent facilities and surroundings of the hotel.

    Hotel: The Breakers




    With today’s journey taking you through famous resorts such as Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, you will need to allow plenty of time for the journey. Even though you are not driving too many miles, there is lots to see! As A1A comes to an end in Miami Beach, it’s perhaps appropriate that you’ve arrived in one of Florida’s liveliest resorts, so it’s time to party! South Beach is great fun, both by day, and, especially by night.

    Hotel: The Confidante, Miami Beach


    Journey Home

    Whether you choose to spend today shopping or just relaxing on the beach, you are sure to look back on your A1A memories and look forward to your next visit. Take the short drive to Miami Airport where you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.


    From £3205 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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