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Key West, Miami and The Everglades


Key West has become one of our most popular destinations with our annual tour selling out every year. Here is your chance to get in early on the 2023 departure.


  • Tour Miami’s Coral Gables, Coconut Grove and South Beach’s art deco district
  • Take an airboat ride through Everglades Safari Park; meet an alligator or two
  • Overnight Key Largo; dinner at a nationally renowned Florida Keys seafood diner
  • Meet the wildlife: visit a dolphin research center, a turtle hospital, and the butterfly conservatory
  • 3 nights in Key West at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Duval Street (best location in town)
  • Cabaret Dinner Show at La Te Da; meet & greet with performer (another exclusive)
  • Tour: Truman’s Little White House, Hemingway Home, the island by trolley
  • 12 meals: 1 continental breakfast, 4 full breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Door-to-door transportation, roundtrip air - Miami, return from Key West
  • 4250/4800 Gold Passport Points



Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive into Miami in time for dinner at a Brazilian Steakhouse. Come hungry! Gauchos arrive tableside with various cuts of juicy grilled meats. Tell them how you like it, they carve and you eat! Delicious! Lots of food and even more fun.  From presentation to service, everything about the meal is an experience. Hilton Garden Inn – Miami at Dolphin Mall (D)

Day 2

Tour exclusive Coral Gables and Coconut Grove neighborhoods with a local guide and learn how some daring, enterprising women turned this swampy backwater into a truly international city. Cruise down Ocean Drive in South Beach, America’s largest historic Art Deco District.

After lunch on your own, it’s off to the Everglades. Board an airboat to learn about the residents and the unique ecology. Those alligators are real! Mother Nature serves up magnificent sunsets in Key Largo. Dinner features fresh local seafood (landlubber options available) at a funky island hotspot! Hampton Inn – Key Largo (B,D)

Day 3

Travel the Overseas Highway, a ribbon of road stretching over 100 miles into the ocean. As the sun dances on the water, you’ve never seen so many shades of blue! At a dolphin research center, learn about their mission and watch as scientists work with local dolphins in an effort to promote conservation. Each dolphin has its own distinct personality. Can you spot the class clown?  Remember Flipper, the Tv show?  This was Flipper's home and some of the dolphins you see are his grandchildren.  There's also a fascinating visit to a hospital for turtles!  Check into your perfectly situated hotel on Duval Street, the heart of town. Dinner is included tonight. Crowne Plaza La Concha – 3 nights (B,L,D)

Day 4

A trolley tour of the island gives you the history and sordid stories of the Conch Republic’s residents, past and present. Lunch is at famous Sloppy Joe’s Bar, home to the namesake sandwich. Grab a drink and listen to live music or take the afternoon to shop in Mallory Square. Tonight we gather for a lovely dinner served al fresco at LaTeDa, followed by a lively female-impersonation performance, starring Randi Roberts.  Stick around after the show to meet the performer.  Ask all your burning questions, and be prepared for honest answers! (FB,L,D)

Day 5

Harry S. Truman was a huge fan of the island and visited frequently during his presidency, conducting official business under the palm trees at the Little White House. After touring, taste the best of Key West!  Board a trolley and stop for all the island’s classics: Key Lime Pie (TWICE!), Cuban Sandwiches, Conch Fritters and Conch Chowder. While sipping a cold beer, wine or tropical fruit juice on a topsail schooner traverse the southern coast as our captain shares local history and ecology of the area. Join your Tour Director for a nightly Key West tradition, the Sunset Celebration. Every night, the island turns out to grab a cocktail, toast the sunset and watch one of the many street buskers perform daredevil acts. Only in Key West! (FB,L)

Day 6

At Ernest Hemingway’s home hear about the author who was as known for his work as his antics. How many toes does that cat have? Six?! You counted correctly! These famous kitties spend the day lounging and posing for tourists. It’s a rough life!   We'll also stop by the Butterfly Conservatory.

With tropical memories and perhaps a new book in hand, board your flight, arriving into Sacramento by the early evening. (FB)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


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