A 19th century island fort, an underwater ecosystem of coral and mangroves, and flooded grasslands teeming with wildlife make up Florida’s diverse National Parks. Experience all 3 with up-close tours plus time to explore in the bustling vacation cities of Key West and Fort Lauderdale.
- Visit Biscayne National Park where mangroves along the coast provide a home to local animals
- Full day tour of Dry Tortuga National Park and the historic Fort Jefferson
- Board the world-famous Conch Train for a narrated tour of Key West
- Backcountry Boat Tour and visit the home of crocodiles, manatees, dolphins, and countless tropical birds
- Alligator handling demonstration at the Miccosukee Indian Village
- Tour Ft. Lauderdale with our local guide to learn about the rich history and culture of the area.
DAY 1: ARRIVE
Fly to Ft. Lauderdale. D
DAY 2: BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK
Head south to the shores of Miami and Biscayne National Park, where mangroves along the coast provide a home to manatees, crocodiles, dolphins, and sharks. Continue along Florida’s iconic highway 1 through the Florida Keys all the way to its final stop - Key West. Enjoy an authentic island dinner along the harbor at Conch Seafood Republic before checking in for a 3-night stay in paradise. B, D
DAY 3: DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK
Board the Yankee Freedom ferry for a full day trip to one of the most remote and least visited National Parks in the US, Dry Tortugas National Park. This island in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico is home to historic Fort Jefferson, a 19th century naval command center. Tour the fort with a park guide or spend the day relaxing on the island’s pristine beaches watching for sea turtles. B, L
DAY 4: KEY WEST
Enjoy a full day in one of the premier vacation destinations in the entire world. Board the world-famous Conch Train for a narrated tour of the area and immerse yourself in the vibrant island community with shops, restaurants, and beaches in every direction. The day is yours to explore at your own pace. At your leisure, visit any of the island’s attractions such as the Truman Little White House or the home of Ernest Hemingway (additional expense). B, D
DAY 5: EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK
Adventure awaits as we leave paradise and enter the unspoiled wilderness of the Everglades. Have your camera ready as we board the Backcountry Boat Tour and visit the home of crocodiles, manatees, dolphins, and countless tropical birds. Walk amongst the wild on the Anhinga Trail boardwalk, known for closeup views of the park’s famous residents. Continue to Homestead for dinner and a one-night stay. B, D
DAY 6: SHARK VALLEY
Visit the Miccosukee Indian Village for a guided tour of the culture’s unique way of living, including an alligator handling demonstration. After an open-air tram ride through Shark Valley, check in for a 2-night stay at Ft. Lauderdale’s premier historic hotel, the Riverside. Located on the world-famous Las Olas Blvd, shops, restaurants, and the water are steps away. B, L
DAY 7: FORT LAUDERDALE
Tour Ft. Lauderdale with our local guide to learn about the rich history and culture of the area. Often called the “Venice of America,” board the water taxi to explore Ft. Lauderdale’s vast system of canals (additional cost). Enjoy a final evening of dinner and fellowship looking back on a fun and exciting trip. B, D
DAY 8: FLY HOME. B
- Departure: November 12, 2022
- Return: November 19, 2022
- Double: $2999 + $206
- Triple/Quad: $2659 + $206
- Single: $3899 + $290
*Price per person + travel insurance
*Includes roundtrip flight from STL or MCI
Since we are traveling by plane you must bring a valid state-issued ID or passport.
Fort Lauderdale: 78° / 62°
Key West: 76° / 68°
Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
New reservations will require a $250 per person deposit unless otherwise noted. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.
Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.
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