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Gulf Coast Beaches 11 Days / 10 Nights

The Gulf Coast fly drive tour beckons all lovers of cerulean waters, stunning white sand beaches, panoramic hikes amidst abundant natural parks, swimming and snorkelling as well as long hours of sunshine. The part of Florida where life is a permanent vacation, the Gulf Coast with its pristine beaches is the place to slow down, catch your breath (and a few fish), and appreciate the finer things in life. 

Tour Nights

  • Clearwater: 2 nights
  • St Pete’s: 2 nights
  • Sarasota: 2 nights
  • Sanibel Island: 2 nights
  • Naples: 2 nights
  • Tour code: AWUSFD12
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Unravel the key highlights of Clearwater
  • Explore the many marvels of the town of St Pete’s
  • Discover the pristine beaches of Sanibel Island
  • Have a great time in Naples
  • Enjoy a visit to Sarasota, a beautiful town best known for its white sand beaches

Itinerary details

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  • Days 1-2 Tampa - Clearwater
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    Tampa - Clearwater

    Arrive at the Tampa International Airport and pick up car hire. You will drive to Clearwater, touted as the ‘Florida’s Best Beach Town’. The crystalline beaches here stretch as far as 2.5 miles along the Gulf of Mexico and are ripe for some adventure by the water. You can enjoy activities like parasailing, surfing and jet skiing. You can also explore Pier 60 and spend a few leisurely hours at the Beach Walk. 

  • Days 3-4 Clearwater - St Pete’s
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    Clearwater - St Pete’s

    Travel to St Pete’s, a coastal town that brings the best of sun, sand and surf together. You may opt to explore the lush Fort De Soto Park that spreads over 1136 acres and is a fertile ground for picnicking, hiking, bicycling as well as kayaking. Treasure Island is famous for parasailing, snorkelling and swimming whereas Pass-a-Grille Beach boasts waterfront restaurants, dolphin watching opportunities and fishing piers. 

  • Days 5-6 St Pete’s - Sarasota
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    St Pete’s - Sarasota

    Your journey continues to Sarasota, a beautiful town with historical museums, verdant gardens and golf courses as well as stunning beachside restaurants. Do spend a few sun-kissed hours at white-powdery sand beaches of the award-winning Siesta Key. John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, with 21 galleries that have over 10,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, decorative arts, is a popular attraction as also the Sarasota Orchestra, popular for hosting Sarasota Music Festival. 

  • Days 7-8 Sarasota - Sanibel Island
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    Sarasota - Sanibel Island

    Enjoy your drive to Sanibel Island, famed for its sunsets, lighthouse and beautiful beaches. By far, the most popular activity on Sanibel Island is shelling – you barely can walk a step on the beach without indulging in the so-called "Sanibel Stoop" to search for shells. Head out on a fishing trip, explore miles of biking trails and indulge in fresh seafood on this stunning island paradise. 

  • Days 9-10 Sanibel Island - Naples
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    Sanibel Island - Naples

    Enjoy your drive to Naples. You may make way to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, a 166 acre park popular for its pristine beaches as well as diverse flora and fauna. You can also visit the Naples Pier and enjoy glorious sunsets over the Gulf Coast. Don’t leave Naples without visiting 5th Avenue South, the main shopping street in the town popular for designer fashion boutique shops, gourmet restaurants, upscale fashion and jewellery, spas, one-of-a-kind gifts, artwork, home décor, fine dining, and entertainment. 

  • Day 11 Naples - Miami
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    Naples - Miami

    Leave Naples for Miami. Drive along Alligator Alley and pass through the expansive Everglades National Park before reaching the sunshine city of Miami for your flight home. 

Hotels

  • Coconut Cove All-Suite Resort
    Coconut Cove All-Suite Resort
    Clearwater
  • The Westin Sarasota
    The Westin Sarasota
    Sarasota
  • Naples Bay Resort & Marina
    Naples Bay Resort & Marina
    Naples
  • South Seas Island Resort
    South Seas Island Resort
    Sanibel Island
  • The Kimpton Hotel Zamora
    The Kimpton Hotel Zamora
    St Pete’s

Coconut Cove All-Suite Resort

Clearwater
  • Coconut Cove All-Suite Resort

This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach.The resort is 2 minutes drive from Clearwater Beach.

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The Westin Sarasota

Sarasota
  • The Westin Sarasota

Just 10 minutes from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. Hotel is within walking distance of beautiful parks, the marina, fishing spots, and watersports.

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Naples Bay Resort & Marina

Naples
  • Naples Bay Resort & Marina

Naples Bay Resort places you within 3 miles of popular attractions like Naples Pier and Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens.

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South Seas Island Resort

Sanibel Island
  • South Seas Island Resort

On 330 oceanfront acres, this secluded resort has 2.5 miles of white-sand beach and is 8.8 miles from the education center at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

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The Kimpton Hotel Zamora

St Pete’s
  • The Kimpton Hotel Zamora

Hotel is situated near the beach, this hotel is within 3 kilometre of Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center, Hurley Park, and Merry Pier. Gulf Beaches Historical Museum and Upham Beach are also within 5 kilometre.

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What's Included?

  • 11 days fully inclusive intermediate Air-conditioned car hire. 
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation as specified on room only basis.
  • Comprehensive documentation kit with driving instructions.
  • Hotel taxes, service charges and baggage (one suitcase per person).

What's not Included?

  • Visa fee.
  • International Flights and applicable airport taxes.
  • Fuel, tolls, entrance tickets and parking (including at hotels).
  • Any personal expenses such as: phone calls, laundry, drinks, etc...
  • Any optional Tours or Meals unspecified in the above tour program.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

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