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9-Day Florida New Year Countdown Tour from Washington DC

Tour Code: 455-4974   
From USD  $888  
Available:
12/25/2016
Depart from:
Washington, DC; Rockville, MD; Falls Church, VA
Language:
English; Mandarin Chinese
Duration:
9 Days 8 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Dillon, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Miami, Orlando, Richmond, Savannah.

  • Fabulous New Year's Eve celebration atmosphere in theme parks
  • Enjoy tour of eight parks of Orlando theme parks
  • Exclusive complimentary Key Largo snorkeling tour
  • Visit typical European style small town on the seashore savannah and St. Augustine

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 8:00am 787 7th St NW - Washington, DC
 8:45am 430 Hungerford Drive Rockville
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    • Buy 2 Get 3rd Discounted: (1) Cancellation of discounted passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $488 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
    • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 years old. Child above 2 years must take the seat. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses for the infant under 2 years.
    Day 1

    Washington, D.C. - Dillon - Savannah (561 miles)

    In the morning we will make our way to Savannah, GA via a stop in the town of Dillon, SC. Here, we will take a rest stop at South of the Border, a tourist attraction along the interstate where we can get food and play some games before continuing on our way.
    • Dillon, SC

      Dillon is a small town near the border between North and South Carolina. It is best known for the South of the Border rest stop, which has restaurants, a motel, a small amusement park, and shopping.

      South of the Border

      This famous rest stop in South Carolina is just over the border from North Carolina. It includes restaurants, a small amusement park, shops, and more to keep tourists entertained. Come visit to meet Pedro, the mascot!
    Standard Hotel: Comfort inn / Best Western or equivalent
    Day 2

    Savannah - St. Augustine - Miami (463 miles)

    In the morning, we will drive to St. Augustine, where we will be able to explore on our own, shop in the local boutiques, and dine at local restaurants. Walking down St. George Street, we will pass Flagler College. From the St. Augustine Lighthouse, we can get a panoramic view of the area. We should also be sure to take a bay cruise and the city cableway. Afterwards, we will continue south to Miami, where we will spend the night.
    • St. Augustine, FL

      This city on the northeast coast of Florida was founded in 1565, making it the oldest continually-inhabited city in the continental United States. Whether you come for the history or the scenery, St. Augustine is not to be missed!

      Flagler College

      Flagler College is a private liberal arts institution in St. Augustine, FL, considered to be one of the best schools in the South and one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

      St. Augustine Lighthouse

      Built in 1874, this lighthouse has become an unofficial icon of the city of St. Augustine. The view of the city from the top of the tower is a full panorama of the city. It is supposedly haunted.
    Standard Hotel: Ramada / Red Roof inn / Comfort inn / Best Western or equivalent
    Day 3

    Miami (280 miles)

    In the morning we will walk along the Everglades Park Trail. Later in the day we will take a sightseeing in Miami. Afterwards we can take a pleasant Miami Bay Cruise.
    • Everglades National Park, FL

      The Everglades National Park of Southern Florida is a beautiful area that is most easily navigated on an airboat ride that cruises through the swamp channels. An Everglades Safari Park showcases the local wildlife and Miami is the nearest city.
    • Miami, FL

      Sitting on the southern coast of Florida, this beautiful always-warm city is famous for its beaches, nature, and nightlife as well as its prominence in the business world. However you want to experience Florida, you can in Miami!

      Biscayne Bay Cruise

      Florida's Biscayne Bay is a lagoon that stretches 35 miles along the Florida coastline. Boat tours out of Miami offer views not just of the city and coastline, but several sights that can only truly be appreciated from the water.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (4-12 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Standard Hotel: Courtyard Marriot Miami Airport or equivalent
    Day 4

    Miami

    • Miami, FL

      Sitting on the southern coast of Florida, this beautiful always-warm city is famous for its beaches, nature, and nightlife as well as its prominence in the business world. However you want to experience Florida, you can in Miami!
    Day 5

    Miami - Key Largo - Orlando (294 miles)

    Today, we will travel to Key Largo to spend a relaxing day on the beach in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Guest can take a snorkeling tour to observe the colorful world under the water. Those who do not wish to snorkel can stay on the beach.
    • Key Largo, FL

      John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

      John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is a Florida State Park located on Key Largo in Florida, and includes approximately 70 nautical square miles.

      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $10; Child (0-12 yrs) $10

    Standard Hotel: Ramada / Red Roof inn / Comfort inn / Best Western or equivalent
    Day 6

    Orlando

    Guests may spend the day at one of the following theme parks: Epcot Center, the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Universal Studios, Aquatica, Islands of Adventure, or Sea World .
    • Orlando, FL

      This sunny city in central Florida is best known for its theme parks. It is the home of Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and more. Fun for the entire family is in store and in this land of imagination!

      EPCOT Center

      The amazing and iconic EPCOT center is a theme park unlike any other. It is dedicated to the achievements of mankind; to world cultures and celebrating differences; and to technological innovations that will lead us to a brighter tomorrow.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $130; Child (3-9 yrs) $124; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $130; price Included Tax|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm

      Magic Kingdom

      Disney's Magic Kingdom is perhaps the most famous of all the various Disney parks, both in Florida and around the world. The iconic Cinderella's Castle is the centerpiece of the park, which features rides, shows, and actors based on fairytales.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $138; Child (3-9 yrs) $133; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $138; including TAX|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 10:00pm

      Disney's Animal Kingdom

      The largest Disney theme park in the world at 500 acres, this amazing nature-based zoo, aquarium, and theme park offers an experience unlike any other. At its center stand the Tree of Life, a 145-foot-tall sculpture representing the ecological web.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $130; Child (3-9 yrs) $122; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $130; including TAX|Opening Hours: 8:00am - 9:00pm

      Disney's Hollywood Studios

      Formerly known as MGM Studios, this thrilling theme park is perhaps best known for the Twilight Zone-themed Tower of Terror Ride. The park overall is based on Old Hollywood, and draws inspiration from the 1930s and 40s.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $130; Child (3-9 yrs) $122; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $130; price not including TAX|Opening Hours: 8:00am - 10:30pm

      Blizzard Beach

      Disney's Blizzard Beach is an ski-resort-themed water park nested under the hot sun of Florida. The centerpiece of the park is Mount Gushmore, from which guests can speed down a number of exciting water slides.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $66; Child (3-9 yrs) $60; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $66

      Typhoon Lagoon

      The most-visited water park in the entire world, Typhoon Lagoon is also home to the largest outdoor wave pool on the planet. Every 90 minutes, a loud, deep noise announces the coming of a six-foot wave in the Surf Pool.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $74; Child (3-9 yrs) $68; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $74

      Aquatica Orlando

      This sister park of SeaWorld opened in 2008, making it one of the newest Orlando parks. Themed after the South Pacific, the park has two wave pools, a number of slides, animal habitats, and much more.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $72; Child (3-9 yrs) $72; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $72|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sat - Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm

      Universal Studios Florida

      It's the world's premier movie and TV based theme park. Universal Studios Floridaâ„¢ inspires its guests to "ride the movies", and it features numerous attractions and live shows. The park is one component of the larger Universal Orlando Resortâ„¢.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $143; Child (3-9 yrs) $138; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $143

      Universal's Islands of Adventure

      Opened in 1999, this park is one of two that make up the Universal Studios Orlando. The park is split into seven theme areas, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, based off that beloved series of books. Brand-new Skull Island: Reign of Kong was opened in the summer of 2016.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $143; Child (3-9 yrs) $138; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $143

      SeaWorld Orlando

      SeaWorld Orlando is one of most popular theme parks in the world. Most famously, it is home to the Shamu killer whale show, but it is home to a litany of other sea life, including sharks, dolphins, stingrays, flamingos, and pelicans.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $112; Child (3-9 yrs) $112; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $112; price not including TAX|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm, Sat - Sun 9:00am - 9:00pm

    Standard Hotel: Ramada / Comfort inn / Best Western / Days inn or equivalent
    Day 7

    Orlando

    Guests can spend the day at any of the theme parks listed above. As the New Year approaches, we will enjoy a special countdown accompanied by fellow guest from around the world and famous characters like Donald Duck and Batman.
    Standard Hotel: Ramada / Red Roof inn / Comfort inn / Best Western or equivalent
    Day 8

    Orlando - Savannah (245 miles)

    In the morning, we will drive to Savannah, GA to tour this beautiful, colonial city. We will recognize its beautiful scenery from the movie Forrest Gump. While here, we will hear some local stories, like that of Florence Martus, who is immortalized by the Waving Girl Statue.
    • Savannah, GA

      This important port city in the Deep South is considered the most haunted place in America. Those who aren't into ghost hunting can visit the downtown Savannah Historic District to see sights such as the German Memorial Fountain.

      Waving Girl Statue

      The citizens of Savannah erected the Waving Girl statue of Florence Martus to honor the woman who stood by her man for all those years.
    Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn / Comfort inn / Best Western or equivalent.
    Day 9

    Savannah - Richmond - Washington DC (527 miles)

    Today, we will make our way back to Washington, DC. On the way, we will stop in Richmond, VA to visit the Virginia State Capitol. When we arrive in Washington, the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
    • Richmond, VA

      This Southern city is a must for those interested in US history. During the American Civil War, it served as the capital of the Confederacy and the base of operations for Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee.

      Virginia State Capitol

      This building is the official seat of the state government in Richmond, VA. Built in 1788, it is the eighth state house of Virginia. President Thomas Jefferson served as one of the main designers of the building.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 8:00am - 5:00pm, Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Departure
    Falls Church, VA map link 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043 (The Westin Tysons Corner Hotel - Falls Church, VA) 8:00am
    Washington, DC map link 787 7the Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001 (Chinatown Gate - Washington, DC) 8:00am
    Rockville, MD map link 430 Hungerford Drive Rockville, Rockville, MD (Walgreens Pharmacy) 8:45am
    • Price Includes

    • 8 nights hotel accommodation
    • Transportation via an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
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    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Key Largo
      John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (Mandatory) $10 $10 (0-12 yrs) /
      Miami, FL
      Biscayne Bay Cruise (Optional) $28 $20 (4-12 yrs) $28 (Over 65 yrs)
      Orlando, FL
      Aquatica Orlando (Optional) $72 $72 (3-9 yrs) $72 (Over 65 yrs)
      Aquatica SeaWorld's Water Park (Optional) $62 $58 (3-12 yrs) $62 (Over 65 yrs)
      Blizzard Beach (Optional) $66 $60 (3-9 yrs) $66 (Over 65 yrs)
      Disney Theme Park (Exclude Magic Kingdom, 1 day) (Optional) $121 $115 (3-9 yrs) $121 (Over 65 yrs)
      Disney's Animal Kingdom (Optional) $130 $122 (3-9 yrs) $130 (Over 65 yrs)
      Disney's Hollywood Studios (Optional) $130 $122 (3-9 yrs) $130 (Over 65 yrs)
      EPCOT Center (Optional) $130 $124 (3-9 yrs) $130 (Over 65 yrs)
      Magic Kingdom (Optional) $138 $133 (3-9 yrs) $138 (Over 65 yrs)
      Magic Kingdom (1 day) (Optional) $132 $126 (3-9 yrs) $132 (Over 65 yrs)
      Sea World (Optional) $105 $95 (3-12 yrs) $105 (Over 65 yrs)
      SeaWorld Orlando (Optional) $112 $112 (3-9 yrs) $112 (Over 65 yrs)
      Typhoon Lagoon (Optional) $74 $68 (3-9 yrs) $74 (Over 65 yrs)
      Universal (2 Days) 1 Day 1 Park (Optional) $202 $192 (3-12 yrs) $202 (Over 65 yrs)
      Universal 1 Day Park to Park (Optional) $180 $175 (3-9 yrs) $180 (Over 65 yrs)
      Universal Studio/Island of Adventure (Optional) $127 $121 (3-9 yrs) $127 (Over 65 yrs)
      Universal Studios Florida (Optional) $143 $138 (3-9 yrs) $143 (Over 65 yrs)
      Universal's Islands of Adventure (Optional) $143 $138 (3-9 yrs) $143 (Over 65 yrs)
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      Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the guarantee will NOT apply.
    • Cancellation penalties per person for tours last 5 or more days(Notification day and departure day are not counted)
      Up to 46 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
      21-45 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
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      Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
      Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
      There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
      NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
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