Florida Keys & Everglades 2018

A Winter Escape to Discover Florida's Unique Island Chain

  NEW FOR 2018  

7 Days • 6 Nights • 11 Meals

Jan 21–27 | Apr 29-May 5 | Oct 14-20

Depart/Return: Ft. Myers, FL

Price Per Person:

Jan/Apr Double: $1,977; Single: $2,595
Oct Double: $1,927; Single: $2,475

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $198 (Jan/Apr)/$148/night

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About the Tour

Hurricane Irma Update
We continue to be in contact with our tour hosts and suppliers in the Keys. We're pleased to say that the majority are up and running this month, with a few opening in November.

A note from the Keys Tourism Office:

Here in The Florida Keys, we're always in awe of the power and beauty of Mother Nature, but Hurricane Irma truly tested what we were made of. Thanks to the resilience of our people and the kindness of strangers, we've gotten back on our feet, and we're getting back to business. The power's on. The drinks are flowing. And The Keys are open. So come on down.

All new for 2018, journey down the scenic 110-mile Overseas Highway through the narrow islands of Florida’s Keys. Pass through iconic Key Largo, lush wildlife reserves and marine sanctuaries, romantic beach scenes, tropical forests, and one of the longest segmental bridges in the world. Then, stay in colorful Key West, the nation’s southernmost city (it’s actually closer to Havana, Cuba than Miami). You’ll love its street entertainment and artists, festivity, literary heritage, dining opportunities and more!

And, you'll be amazed by the lush flora and colorful wildlife of famed Everglades National Park -- a World Heritage site that's home to hundreds of animal species. Watch for the endangered leatherback turtle, the Florida panther, American crocodile and the West Indian manatee, to name a few. It's a wonderful, warm-weather get away to the “other” Florida—local, less-traveled, Country Travel DISCOVERIES-style!



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Tour Highlights

  • Guided tour through Everglades National Park
  • Harry Truman's "Little White House"
  • Visit Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West
  • See the Dolphin Research Center and sea turtle rehabilitation center
  • Narrated cruise on the Naples and Gordon Pass waterways
  • Two nights in Key West right across from Smathers Beach
  • Conch Train trolley tour
  • Visit with working tropical agriculture experts
  • See amazing wildlife, from cranes and gators to key deer


Optional Excursions/Extensions



Helpful Information

Average Temps:

High's in the mid 70's/ low's in the mid 60's (Jan)

High's in the low 80's / low's in the low 70's (Apr)

High's in the mid 80's / low's in the mid 70's  (Oct)

Time Zone: Eastern

Arrival Time: Schedule your flight to arrive by 4:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Departure Time: Schedule your flight home anytime after breakfast on Day 7.

Airport Info: Starting hotel offers 24-hour complimentary shuttle service.

Vehicle Parking: Complimentary for duration of tour.

Walking Distance: Moderate to moderately extensive walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking can be on uneven surfaces.

Currency: US Dollar

Hotel Amenities Include: Refrigerators, microwaves, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, Coffee makers, swimming pools and exercise rooms throughout tour.

Travel Protection Available?: Yes, see About Travel Protection.

Terms & Conditions: Tour reservations are subject to the terms and conditions outlined by Country Travel DISCOVERIES on our website at Terms & Conditions.

Groups: Have a group? We can make your group's vacation cost-effective and easy, with discounts for groups as small as five and other benefits. Learn more at Country Travel DISCOVERIES for Groups.

Additional Information: Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.

Updates: Updates to this document are available from our Discovery Reservations Team, and will be posted online at www.CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/FLK


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