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Fort Lauderdale

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale, on the southeast coast of Florida is centrally located between Miami and Palm Beach. The myriad of inter-twining inland waterways offers an insight into why it is affectionately known as the 'Venice of America.'

    • Fort Lauderdale Beach


    • Flamingo Gardens


    • W Hotel Fort Lauderdale


    • Marina


    • The Ritz-Carlton Pool With Sea Views


    Picture clear blue skies, never-ending golden sands, swaying green palm trees and lapping turquoise waters. Imagine a choice of outdoor cafes, beachside bars, fun family restaurants and fine dining options. Consider filling your days shopping at the discount malls, browsing upscale boutiques, scuba diving the reefs or improving your golfing skills. Whether visiting for a relaxing short break, a week in the sunshine or a high-energy vacation, Greater Fort Lauderdale specialises in warm sunny days overflowing with enjoyment.

    Sitting in ‘subtropical’ southeast Florida, just a few miles north of Miami, its’ coastal location plays an important part in daily life, including its significance as an international cruise port. Often described as the yachting capital of the world, Fort Lauderdale’s canals, waterways and laid-back European atmosphere, really do make it the ‘Venice of America’.

    If you can tear yourself away from the sun-kissed sands, there’s a plethora of things to keep you entertained. Just a short stroll from the beach is the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District, a brick lined promenade, home to Museum of Discovery & Science, Florida Grand Opera, Stranahan House and the Museum of Art. Why not take a waterway tour of the mansions and mega yachts of the rich and famous or an airboat tour across the Florida Everglades? Scuba dive and explore the colourful reefs and shipwrecks sitting off the coastal shores or play a round of golf at one of the 60 golf courses in the area?.

    Chic Las Olas Boulevard draws crowds from miles, to wander the fabulous boutiques and meander in the superb range of art galleries. Shopaholics shouldn’t miss the USA’s largest outlet shopping mall Sawgrass Mills, where they can shop ‘til they drop!.

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    • Top Tip 1

      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.

    • Top Tip 2

      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.

    • Top Tip 3

      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.

    • Top Tip 5

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

    • Top Tip 6

      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.

    • Top Tip 7

      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.

    • Top Tip 8

      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!

    • Top Tip 9

      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.

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    Begins in Orlando, Florida and ends in 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.
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    • Personalised Road Book
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    • Naples Beach


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    Arrive Orlando

    Depart the UK on your chosen flight to Orlando. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress



    Orlando is considered one of the entertainment capitals of the world, drawing visitors from near and far to sample its plethora of attractions. Head to Walt Disney World, or Discovery Cove Orlando. For the ultimate in retail therapy, the Florida Mall and The Mall at Millenia offer the latest trends, whilst Orlando Premium Outlets allows you to hunt for a bargain.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress




    Naples’ calm seas make it a haven for water lovers, with a host of water sports available year round. Enjoy a stroll around Bayfront, where boutique shops, galleries and restaurants are housed within its colourful European architecture. If time allows, take a trip to the beautiful Everglades.

    Hotel: Naples Grande Beach Resort



    Fort Lauderdale

    Heading east, your drive takes you across what is affectionately known as Alligator Alley, to the beautiful city of Fort Lauderdale. Benefiting from a semi-tropical climate, a year-round ocean breeze and seven miles of sun-kissed beach, Fort Lauderdale is one of Florida’s most chic and desirable beach destinations.

    Hotel: W Fort Lauderdale




    It’s just a short drive to the bustle and excitement of Miami. Your hotel is situated in the heart of Miami’s South Beach, where chic shopping, restaurants and nightlife can be found. Spend your days on Miami’s famous beach, browse the stores on Lincoln Avenue.

    Hotel: Hyatt Centric South Beach


    Journey Home

    Make your way to Miami Airport, where you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.


    From £2489 per adult based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.