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Turquoise Water and White Beaches Fly Drive

New Orleans * Biloxi * Pensacola * Wakulla Springs * Tallahassee * Crystal River * Tampa Bay Beaches * Naples * Miami Beach

A relaxing 11-day Fly Drive from the "Big Easy", to the quiet inland waters of Crystal River and the golden sands of Miami Beach.

11 days from £2,088 per person twin share + flights


Day 1 - UK - New Orleans

Your holiday begins with a scheduled United Airlines flight from the UK to New Orleans via Washington or Newark. On arrival into New Orleans, make your way independently into the city. New Orleans is a jazz and blues lover's paradise with many bars and clubs playing live music with great southern food and hospitality.

Overnights (2): Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome - New Orleans

Day 2 - New Orleans

Spend some time in the French Quarter this morning for breakfast and shopping in some of the unique shops and stalls in the area. Discover a world filled with 15,000 water-loving creatures, like graceful seahorses, neon-coloured frogs and jaunty penguins by visiting the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas located on the edge of the Mississippi River. Learn about America's part in the National World War 2 Museum or take a guided walk through the history of New Orleans by taking a spooky ghost walk of the cemeteries. Why not spend your evening having a dinner cruise on a Paddle steamer down the mighty Mississippi?

Day 3 - New Orleans - Biloxi (90 miles)

Collect your rental car this morning and experience the laid-back, sandy side of Mississippi as you make your way through the coastal region to Biloxi, Mississippi. Spend your day on one of the many optional activities, fishing, golfing visiting the many museums and historical sites in the area. The evening can be filled in one of the great sea food restaurants or one of the 24-hour casino resorts.

Overnight (1): Best Western Plus Cypress Creek – Biloxi

Day 4 - Biloxi - Pensacola (120 miles)

Your journey today takes you along the Gulf of Mexico from Mississippi through to Florida, along the way, spend some time in the city of Mobile, Alabama for a great barbeque lunch. Continue this afternoon to Pensacola, the home of US Navy Aviation and the Blue Angels, the US Navy's version of the Red Arrows. You may even see them, as they practise their routines. This afternoon wander through Pensacola's Seville District or head to the beaches of Santa Rosa Island.

Overnight (1): Hampton Inn Pensacola Airport – Pensacola

Day 5 - Pensacola - Wakulla Springs - Tallahassee (213 miles)

Make your way to discover the home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, along with the amazing wildlife it brings. Wakulla Springs offers a glimpse of the Old Florida and bountiful opportunities to see alligators, deer and turtles in natural habitats. The park offers daily riverboat guided tours (optional) with an amazing glass bottomed board to view the flora and fauna below the waterline. Arrive this evening in the capital city of Florida, Tallahassee.

Overnight (1): Courtyard Tallahassee Capitol - Tallahassee

Day 6 - Tallahassee - Crystal River (162 miles)

Follow the Gulf Coast today and arrive in Citrus County and encounter the beautiful, quiet inland waterways of Crystal River. Crystal River is internationally recognised for its manatee-watching opportunities. Don a wetsuit and board a boat to take a swim with one of these majestic mammals.

Overnight (1): Plantation on Crystal River - Crystal River

Day 7 - Crystal River - Tampa Bay Beaches Area (61 miles)

Continue your journey south along the Gulf and pass beautiful beaches such as Clearwater Beach. Connected to Clearwater are St Pete Beach and many small beach towns dotted in-between.  Why not visit Busch Gardens of Tampa and view the animals and attractions before relaxing in a beachside restaurant or bar.

Overnight (1): Barefront Beachfront Hotel - Madeira Beach

Day 8 - Tampa Bay Beaches Area - Naples (186 miles)

On your way to Naples, we recommend that you make a quick stop to visit the soft, sandy beaches of Sanibel and Captiva Island, these quiet islands accessed by a bridge are famous for the many shells that can be collected on the beach. Continue this afternoon to Naples, with its fine dining, designer shops and relaxing atmosphere in this beach community, enjoy the beach and great food while watching the sun go down.

Overnight (1): Gulfcoast Inn – Naples

Day 9 - Naples - Miami Beach (128 miles)

Cross from one side of Florida to the other through the Everglades National Park, known as Alligator Alley due to its overwhelming number of fresh water alligators. Don't worry you won't get lost as it is an arrow straight road which ends in Miami Beach. Spend this evening in one of the Cuban themed bars and restaurants in the Little Havana Area.

Overnights (2): Dorchester Hotel - Miami Beach
Day 10 - Miami Beach

Relax by the beach today or take a stroll along the boutiques of the world-famous Lincoln Street Corridors. For sport fans, why not take in a game at Dolphins stadium for American Football or a Marlins Baseball game.

Day 11 - Miami - UK

Time for some more beach time or shopping before dropping your car off at the airport and checking in for your flight home.

Day 12 - Arrive UK


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Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled flights with United Airlines from Heathrow or Manchester
  • Airport taxes Security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 10 nights accommodation, room only
  • 11 days fully inclusive hire of an intermediate car with unlimited mileage, LDW, LIS, Sales Tax, Airport Fees, VLF and Local Surcharges
  • Itinerary, maps and detailed driving instructions

Not Included:

  • Fuel for hire car
  • Extra charge applies to renters under 25 years of age
  • One way drop off fee of $300 plus tax payable locally.
  • Road tolls if applicable.
  • Hotel Parking charges if applicable
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to National Parks, attractions, activities and excursions
  • Weekend flight supplements Friday- Sunday £30 each way

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