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You’re St. Pete Beach-Bound!Begin your journey south through Tennessee and Georgia to the Sunshine State of Florida. While en route, enjoy a welcome dinner and get to know your traveling companions. Meals: D, B
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Arrive in St. Pete BeachArrive in delightful St. Pete Beach, Florida, for ten days of sun-kissed fun and stay in the heart of St. Pete Beach, between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intra-coastal Waterway, within walking distance to many restaurants, attractions and shops. There is a great combination of included things to do, optional attractions and free time starting with dinner. Meals: B, D
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
St. Pete Beach Orientation TourYour first day in St. Pete Beach is free. For those who wish, an orientation tour of the St. Pete Beach area is offered. Get acquainted with your new home along with Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks Beach and Treasure Island.
Bok Tower Gardens and Giraffe RanchToday we venture east to visit Bok Tower Gardens. This National Historic Landmark featuring acres of ferns, palms, oaks and pines is highlighted by the 205-foot neo-Gothic and art deco Singing Tower. We enjoy lunch before traveling to the Giraffe Ranch where you'll experience first-hand, the lives of Giraffe and other exotic animals from the comfort of specially designed 4-wheel drive vehicles under the direction of an expert guide. Meal: L
Free Day or Optional Orlando Theme ParksToday is another free day to enjoy the beach or shopping on your own. If you prefer, you may want to go to Orlando for the day. We will provide the transportation and you will have the opportunity to choose between one of the many Walt Disney World attractions here. Your Tour Manager will be happy to discuss your options with you. The choices are yours!
Today, visit Tarpon Springs with its Greek sponge and fishing docks. Lunch at Hellas Greek Restaurant gives you a taste of the unique Greek culture of the area. Later, climb aboard your vessel for a narrated cruise in search of the many dolphins which inhabit the coastal waters. Meal: L
Homosassa Springs and Manatee Nature CruiseTravel north today to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. Here, experience the "true Florida." Take a boat ride to the Park entrance and enjoy nature at its finest. Animals, birds, fish, manatees, alligators and more will come into view. Enjoy lunch, at the Plantation Resort on Crystal River before embarking on a narrated boat cruise on the Crystal River with a naturalist guide. Make a stop at Heritage Village, a grouping of quaint shops, before returning to the hotel. Meal: L
Free Day or Optional Visit to Busch GardensToday has been left free for you. If you wish, you could join an optional trip to Busch Gardens in Tampa where entertainment, rides and an interactive zoo await.
Ca’d’Zan Mansion, St. Armand’s and Der DutchmanWe travel to Sarasota today for a visit to Cà d'Zan, the dazzling palatial mansion of John and Mable Ringling, built as a tribute to the American Dream, reflecting the splendor and romance of Italy. Described as "the last of the Gilded Age mansions" to be built in America, Cà d'Zan has 56 incredible rooms filled with art and original furnishings. Later, you will stop at Der Dutchman Restaurant for a hearty Amish-style meal. Enjoy their Barn- Raising Dinner Buffet, bountiful Salad Bar and Amish pies and desserts. Then, spend time in St. Armand's Square located on the lushly landscaped island of Lido Key. Along with the superb exclusive shop, galleries, boutiques and restaurants, there is also the Circus Ring of Fame, a "sidewalk of circus stars." Meal: L
Free Day and Calypso Queen Dinner CruiseAnother free day in beautiful St. Pete Beach. Tonight, set sail on the Calypso Queen for an evening dinner cruise on the sparkling of Clearwater Bay. The fresh salt air and soft gulf stream breezes make for a truly relaxing voyage. Meal: D
Travel HomeTravel home with a special farewell dinner en route with your new-found friends. Meals: 2 B, 1 D
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
12 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinnersFree home or local pickup and returnSpend 9 nights at the Dolphin Beach Resort located on St. Pete Beach, FLPanoramic tour of the St. Petersburg area and dinnerVisit Bok Tower Gardens a National Historic Landmark featuring the Singing Tower and enjoy an included lunchVisit the Giraffe Ranch and experience first-hand the lives of Giraffes under the direction of an expert guideOptional visit to Busch GardensHave lunch at Hellas Greek Restaurant in Tarpon SpringsTake a narrated boat ride in Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park to see the abundant wildlife found hereEnjoy lunch at the Plantation on Crystal River followed by a narrated manatee cruiseVisit Ca’ d’Zan, the dazzling palatial mansion of John and Mable Ringling, the last of the American Gilded Age mansionsFeast on a hearty Amish-style lunch at Der Dutchman RestaurantSet sail on the sparkling emerald waters of Clearwater Bay aboard the Calypso Queen for an evening dinner cruise
Health and Safety Protocols for Mayflower Tours
For over 40 years, Mayflower Cruises & Tours has been committed to the safety, health, and well-being of our travelers. While things have changed in our world, our commitment to our travelers remains as solid as ever.
To ensure your health, safety and peace-of-mind while traveling with us, we have established a “Travel with Confidence” program, with enhanced safety measures and procedures throughout our tours, from start to finish.
The following three areas address our commitment to exceed industry and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) standards, providing a safe and clean environment for all.
We are implementing new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to ensure travelers a safe start to their tour. Travelers will be asked to sign off on a few basic Covid-19 related health questions before joining the tour. We will conduct touchless temperature checks for both travelers and staff at the start of the tour, as well as monitoring throughout the tour.
Responsible Social Distancing
We will endeavor to practice safe distancing for our guests throughout the journey, on coaches and during excursions. Travelers are encouraged to bring their own washable face masks; however additional face masks and hand sanitizer will be made available. Masks will be used by travelers and staff alike at any time where social proximity could be an issue. We will also reduce group sizes to abide by social distancing guidelines. And wireless listening technology for many of our tours will help enable safe distances between travelers on excursions.
Commitment to Clean
As a part of our commitment to clean, we are requiring enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures from our hotel partners and motor coach companies. Additionally, we are reassured with the knowledge that our airline partners are taking very stringent measures for passenger safety.
Tour Directors will be trained in new and enhanced hygiene procedures and they will be in constant contact with Mayflower’s Operations support team for added reassurance. The disinfecting and hand sanitizing procedures that we and our travel partners are implementing meet or exceed those recommended by the CDC.
In order to maintain cleanliness during the tour, we are minimizing the amount of contact points for our travelers by revising the ways meals, coach seating, hotel check-in and other activities are carried out. We will also have hand sanitizer available throughout the tour.
We Look Forward to Welcoming You Back Soon
We have always been committed to the health and safety of our travelers and team members, but we are raising the bar to an even higher level to ensure they are able to continue to enjoy the freedom to experience the wonder and joy of travel.
Mayflower will continue to review and update our safety protocols, following the standards set forth by travel and health agencies across the globe, including the European Centre for Disease Prevention (ECDC), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).
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Our Tour Manager, Jolie, was outstanding. We were totally impressed with her professionalism, courtesy, empathy, and kindness. She is also informative and a lot of fun. She treated all of us with dignity and warmth. She kept us informed about departure times, meal times,and opportunities for self-touring. We appreciated her cheerful and fun-loving attitude. Our bus driver, Mike was terrific. Great driver, very professional, and personable. He went out of his way to transport us to different destinations and provided great service. The pick up service drivers, Steve and Ken were on-time, courteous and friendly.
First time with Mayflower Tours, it was great. We will travel with them again. The tour guide added optional attractions not listed on the tour itenerary which was a plus to us. Affordable Tours agent, Brendan, was great to deal with too. All and all a good experience.
This trip was amazing. It was exciting, interesting, and I appreciated the free time and flexibility to explore on my own. Elisabetta was an excellent tour specialist. I would travel with her again.
Great trip--lots to see and do.
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