Delight in a unique destination on the Alabama Gulf Coast where nature and preserved ecosystems are at your doorstep. The Lodge at Gulf State Park, our home for 5-nights, is a newly built Hilton property located inside the naturally beautiful 6,150 acre park as a leader in sustainable tourism. Relax, walk on the beach, explore sites such as the Naval Aviation museum featuring the Blue Angels, Fort Morgan, a Dolphin Cruise and S’mores on the deck! You are sure to return home relaxed from your true southern hospitality vacation.
- 5-night stay along the Gulf of Mexico at the luxurious, full-service Lodge at Gulf State Park Hilton Resort, an eco-lodge featuring gulf view balconies and direct access to the white beaches of the Emerald Coast
- Guided tour of Fort Morgan
- Tour the world’s largest naval aviation museum
- Visit Gulf State Park’s Nature Center with a naturalist expert
- Enjoy a full day of leisure OR join your Tour Manager for an optional day trip to colorful Biloxi, MS
- Guided Tour Beauvoir Estate or the notable Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library
- Visit National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico
- Explore the Museum of Mississippi Arts
DAY 1: MEMPHIS, TN D
DAY 2: GULF SHORES ARRIVAL
Arrive in Gulf Shores, AL for a 5-night stay along the Gulf of Mexico at the luxurious, full-service Lodge at Gulf State Park Hilton Resort, an eco-lodge featuring gulf view balconies and direct access to the white beaches of the Emerald Coast! B, D
DAY 3: GULF SHORES, AL
Journey to the southern-most point of Gulf Shores for a guided tour of Fort Morgan. Standing guard where the bay meets the Gulf of Mexico, the fort played a significant role during the Spanish American War. Visit Gulf State Park’s Nature Center with a naturalist expert to learn about the coastal barrier habitat natural resources and their impact on the environment. B, D
DAY 4: PENSACOLA, FL
Board a catamaran to see wild dolphins frolic in their natural environment during a dolphin cruise on the pristine turquoise waters of the scenic back bays of Orange Beach. B, L
DAY 5: FREE DAY
Enjoy a full day of leisure OR join your Tour Manager for an optional day trip to colorful Biloxi, MS ($75 per person). Visit the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Buffet Restaurant for an included lunch then try your hand at lady luck. At Beauvoir Estate, meet your guide in period dress or a tour of the notable Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library including a walk-through Mrs. Varina’s Garden. B
DAY 6: MOBILE, AL
Visit Bellingrath Gardens and travel to Mobile, AL, the cultural center of the Gulf Coast, for a tour at GulfQuest: National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, featuring interactive exhibits covering early settlements and trade routes, marine life, weather, shipbuilding and more. B, D
DAY 7: SOUTHAVEN, MS
Explore the Museum of Mississippi Arts, a unique museum covering a broad spectrum of the arts that swell from MS. Did you know Dill Harris from To Kill a Mockingbird is from Meridian? B, hot apps
DAY 8: RETURN HOME B
- Departure Date: October 29, 2022
- Return Date: November 5, 2022
Pricing: *Same price as 2021!
- Double: $1999
- Triple/Quad: $1789
- Single: $2499
Memphis, TN: 65/44
Gulf Shores, AL: 73/60
Enclosed are your orange luggage tags that go only on luggage to be checked – this helps us keep an accurate count of the luggage that Sunrise Tours will be handling. Please have the orange tag on your luggage for the entire trip. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carryon bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
On the first and last nights of this tour, you are welcome to pack your carryon bag with essentials that would enable us to leave your “checked bag” on the coach. This will facilitate faster check-in and luggage delivery. This is not a requirement, merely a suggestion; we will deliver your “checked bag” to your room on the first and last nights if you desire, just like every other night of the tour.
Since we are touring the National Naval Aviation Museum on Day 4, you must bring along photo identification for the security check point. The museum requires one of the following:
- REAL ID compliant Driver’s License
- Standard Driver’s License with secondary identification of either a Social Security Card or Voter Registration ID
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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