FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA


South Florida's warm climate and sparkling waters make it a magnet for water sport enthusiasts. From the beaches and recreational waterways, to the lively arts and cultural scene, Fort Lauderdale has become a world-class destination.
Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Rescure Park

Botanical Gardens &
Wildlife Rescue Park

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Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Rescure Park

Everglades
Airboat Ride

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Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Rescure Park

Ft. Lauderdale
Land & Sea

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Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Rescure Park

Gulfstream Racing &
Casino Experience

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Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Rescure Park

Hop-on
Hop-off Tour

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Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Rescure Park

The Best of Miami
from Port Everglades

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5 NIGHT CARIBBEAN CRUISE - JANUARY 19-24, 2019

Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Rescure Park

Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Rescue Park

Before heading to Miami International Airport (MIA), be sure to explore Flamingo Gardens, one of the best botanic gardens and wildlife sanctuaries in the region—60 breathtaking acres of tropical paradise located on an historic estate. Relax and enjoy a tram ride through some of the last natural jungle growth in South Florida, a showcase of more than 3,000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants, including the state's largest tree.

Then tour the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary, a refuge for permanently injured and non-releasable birds and animals and home to 83 native species of birds and animals: alligators, bobcats, panthers, otters, eagles, peacocks and, of course, flamingos. Marvel at the exotic birds in the open-air aviary, one of the largest in the country. You may even see adorable baby otters, members of one of the most successful otter breeding programs in the world.


Don't miss visiting the Wray Home Museum, the beautifully restored original residence of Floyd and Jane Wray, who helped establish Flamingo Gardens, then known as Flamingo Groves, in the late 1920s. Through period architecture, décor and furniture, you'll catch a glimpse of what life was like back then in a typical South Florida country home.

Highlights:
  • Half-Day Tour: Before heading to the airport, discover Flamingo Gardens, 60 acres of tropical paradise located on an historic estate.
  • Native Florida Flora and Fauna: Explore 3,000-plus species of plants and 83 native species of birds and animals.
  • Wray Home Museum: See what life was like back a typical 1930s South Florida country home. Admission fees (included) are used to support the wildlife rehabilitation program.
What To Bring:
  • SeaPass card and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards

What To Wear:
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Casual attire
  • Comfortable shoes
  •  Jacket for cool weather
Everglades Airboat Ride

Everglades Airboat Ride

Embark on an exhilarating 30-minute guided airboat ride through Fort Lauderdale’s remote “River of Grass” before being conveniently escorted to the airport for your flight. Skim across the brown waters of the Everglades, an expansive network of sawgrass marshes and tropical wetlands, where you might spot wading birds and sunning alligators during your journey. Join a trained alligator handler back on shore for a live wildlife demo before you are transferred to the airport.

 

Highlights:
  • Airboat Ride: Skim across brown swamp waters and remote sawgrass marshes alongside a skilled driver for a dynamic boating journey.
  • The Everglades: See Florida’s remarkable “River of Grass” tropical wetlands, which are home to an abundance of birds and the American alligator.
  • Fascinating Wildlife: Engage in a live alligator-handling demonstration and spend time enjoying the many animal exhibits with skilled wildlife narrators.
What To Bring:
  • SeaPass card and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Sun protection
  •  Insect repellant

What To Wear:
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Walking shoes
  •  light clothing
  • Jacket for inclement weather

 

Ft. Lauderdale Land and Sea

Ft. Lauderdale Land and Sea

Delight in Fort Lauderdale's spectacular cityscapes and waterfront scenes on a 90-minute boat ride before being conveniently escorted to the airport for your flight. Travel via motor coach past the popular Riverwalk district and posh Las Olas Boulevard. Float down the New River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and into Port Everglades on a paddle wheeler-style vessel, viewing millionaires' homes and mega yachts in "the Venice of America."" Enjoy onboard refreshments before being transferred to the airport.

 

Highlights:
  • Scenic Drive: Journey in a comfortable motor coach through the city, passing the Riverwalk neighborhood and ritzy Las Olas Boulevard.
  • Narrated River Cruise: Go on a relaxing 90-minute ride through "the Venice of America," admiring stunning shore-side mansions and mega yachts.
  • Scheduled Transfer: Enjoy tasty refreshments or snap photos from the open-air upper deck before you are transferred to the airport.
What To Bring:
  • SeaPass card and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards

What To Wear:
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Walking shoes
  • Light clothing
  • Jacket for inclement weather

 

Gulfstream Racing & Casino Experience

Gulfstream Racing & Casino Experience

There’s nothing quite like the exhilarating excitement of a live horse race at the famous Gulfstream Park Racetrack. Enjoy the many Casino Games with your $20.00 FREE Match Play along with a breathtaking view as you lunch in the TEN PALMS restaurant with an exquisite array of fine menu options as you watch the race. Includes a $25 Food & Beverage credit for the fabulous Ten Palms Restaurant off the A la Carte menu!

 

Highlights:
  • Experience the heart pounding action of horse racing as you dine from your table at Ten Palms restaurant or view from the Grandstand.
  • Take in the many shopping stores and Art Galleries visit well-known brands such as Pottery Barn; Bang & Olufsen and William Sonoma to name but a few.
  • Gulfstream features two floors of high energy entertainment with over 800 Vegas style slot machines as well as live action Poker.
What to Bring:
  • SeaPass card and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Sun Screen

What to Wear:
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Walking Shoes or Sneakers
  • Light clothing

 

Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Choose to laze at world famous beaches, view historical sites and landmarks, enjoy a delectable meal at famous restaurants, and experience the city’s vibrant culture. Enjoy a blend of its urban vibe and tropical landscape. Choose to laze at world famous beaches, view historical sites and landmarks, enjoy a delectable meal at famous restaurants, and experience the city’s vibrant culture. 

Enjoy a blend of its urban vibe and tropical landscape. You have two different routes to choose from: the City Route and the Beach Route. 

 


Your bus tour enters Miami’s distinctive neighborhoods so you can check out top attractions. For example, South Beach offers world-class boutiques and a magnificent beach. Architect-lovers will enjoy seeing its iconic buildings.  You’ll know you’ve entered Coral Gables by its tree-lined boulevards and ivy-covered mansions. Discover the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Science Museum and the lively shopping and dining district in Coconut Grove.  

Colorful murals, monuments and the pulsating beat of Afro-Cuban music are clues that you're in Little Havana. Enjoy a stroll down Calle Ocho, see the Walkway of the Stars, which celebrates Latin American stars like Celia Cruz.  Your tour concludes at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. 

Highlights:
  • Hop-on and off bus tour on open top double-deckers:  Choose from more than 25 stops to view the top attractions in Miami’s renowned neighborhoods like South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Little Havana.
What to Bring:
  • SeaPass card and photo identification 
  • Camera 
  • Sun protection 
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Change of clothes
What to Wear:
  • Hat and sunglasses 
  • Walking shoes 
  • Swimsuit under cover-up or light clothing 

 

Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Rescure Park

The Best of Miami from Port Everglades

Spend the last few hours before your flight on one last sightseeing adventure, South Florida. Your narrated tour aboard an open top, double-decker bus will take to the region’s most beautiful locations.  As you ride to Miami, you‘ll learn about the arts and culture hub in Hollywood, Florida. You’ll pass Hallandale, a luxurious and quiet neighborhood that includes premier racetracks for world-class thoroughbred horse racing, and Aventura, a Miami suburb located near famous beaches. Then, as you enter Miami, you’ll come across the luxurious oceanfront condos and hotels of Bal Harbour, which is known for its ultra-luxury shopping centers, world-class beaches and resort spas. It’s also a hideaway for the rich and famous. You’ll drive through the renowned South Beach, which showcases the largest collection of Art Deco buildings, and visit the second largest financial center in the U.S. when you ride along Brickell Avenue. Continue to Coral Gables, a residential area with ivy-covered, multimillion-dollar homes and view the University of Miami’s campus and the Biltmore hotel.

 

Highlights:
  • Open top double-decker bus tour: Drive through neighborhoods like Hollywood, Hallandale, Aventura and Bal Harbour and discover culturally rich Downtown Miami.
  • South Beach: Visit a Miami hotspot known for its colorful Art Deco buildings and vibrant nightlife.
  • Coconut Grove: Make your way to Miami’s bohemian village that still retains its zany charm and energy.
  • Coral Gables:  Wind through beautiful Coral Gables where million dollar mansions sit in lush green gardens.
What to Bring:
  • SeaPass card and photo identification 
  • Camera 
  • Sun protection 
  • Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • Hat and sunglasses 
  • Walking shoes 

 

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