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Florida Christmas New Orleans New Year

  • Code #FXN
  • 9 Days
Duration
9 Days
/8 Nights
Availability
Dec,2016-Dec,2018
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Miami
Ends in: 
New Orleans
Accommodation
Budget Lodging

Trip Overview

Make this Christmas and New Year one you'll never forget! Escape to the Deep South on this nine day tour from the golden sand beaches of Miami, through the Everglade swamps and fun parks of Orlando, up to New Orleans where you can ring in the New Year. Stroll along the palm-lined streets, glide through the Everglade swamps on an airboat ride then finish up with live music on Bourbon Street for New Year's Eve and the ultimate celebration!

Included Highlights 
  • Wake up to Christmas Day in the beautiful Florida Keys
  • Ring in the New Year partying in New Orleans' French Quarter
  • Spot exotic wildlife on an Everglades swamp airboat ride
  • Unique overnight stay in a chickee cabin in the Everglades
  • Drive the famous Route 1 Overseas Highway to the Florida Keys
  • Enjoy beach time at Destin on the Gulf of Mexico
  • Hear live music & enjoy legendary nightlife on Bourbon Street
Treknical Details

Interests

Beaches
Cities
Small Group
Wildlife

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Budget Lodging
3 Nights
Hotel
5 Nights

Food & Meals

  • All meals to be paid locally

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of all en route accommodation.
  • Please note the minimum age on this tour is 21.

Resources

Florida Xmas New Orleans New Year
Download Trek Tips
Miami
Download City Guide
New Orleans
Download City Guide

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

T'was the day before Christmas, so what better way to spend it then travelling along one of the most stunning and picturesque stretches of road the East Coast has to offer. Sunshine, laughter and good times are a given this festive season on this sweet nine day tour to some awesome US destinations. Today you'll journey via the Overseas Highway down to beautiful Key West, with panoramic views of lush mangroves and turquoise waters. As soon as you step foot on the pristine sandy beaches give yourself a well-deserved high five for making the wise decision to spend the holiday season in paradise! 

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

You're living the dream as you awake on Christmas Day with temperatures that could reach 26 degrees and a whole host of awesome water-based activities available on your doorstep. It wouldn't be Christmas without a mighty feast, so why not hang out with the locals and sample some of the fresh seafood available here? When you can't eat anymore, hang out on a hammock between a couple of palm trees and watch the world go by.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Snorkelling US$45
Water sports package (full day) US$150

Spanning the southern tip of Florida, the unique Everglades National Park is rich with birdlife and many rare and endangered wildlife species. It's time for close encounters with alligators as you delve deep into the swampland on an included airboat ride. Your experienced tour guide will describe the wonders of this unique ecosystem and help you learn about all of the native and exotic wildlife that call this place home. You'll stay overnight in a unique 'chickee' cabin on stilts, which is basic (no running water or electricity) and in an amazing setting. 

Accommodation

Chickee included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Now's your chance to embrace your inner child, with adventure parks galore in Orlando. With two nights here you'll have the chance to experience plenty of thrills. Why not head over to Disney World and meet Micky, or if that's not your thing then battle Voldemort at Universal Studios' Harry Potter World? If you really want something out of this world, cross into the final frontier at the Kennedy Space Center. There's definitely no growing up allowed around here!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Disney World US$114
Universal Studios US$105
Kennedy Space Center US$50
EPCOT Center US$94

If you dream of lazy beach days, then a visit to the Gulf of Mexico's 'Southern Riviera' will be right up your street. With so much fresh seafood at your fingertips make sure you stop by one of the many delicious seafood restaurants. Leave only footprints as you wander along the gorgeous beaches with nothing but fun times ahead. Don't let the laid-back vibes fool you though, when the sun goes down the dancing shoes come out and the party people dance the night away at the famous beachfront clubs of the Gulf Coast.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Enjoy the last couple of days of the year in jazz-tastic New Orleans! Where better to see in the New Year? Before the party gets started, why not grab a bowl of gumbo or some home cooked jambalaya, for the real Deep South experience? For the biggest celebration in the city head to Jackson Square and watch as the fireworks light up the night sky over the Mississippi River. Follow the crowds as the party continues down to the world-famous Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. Expect lots of music, lots of colour and lots of fun! This will no doubt be one heck of an ending to one spectacular year! 

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Jazz clubs US$10-20
Preservation Hall US$15-$20
Mississippi steamboat ride US$30-$80
Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20
School of Cooking US$28-$150
Mardi Gras World US$20

Your tour ends in New Orleans and you're free to depart any time this morning. Why not extend your stay and start your year by exploring more of the city? We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. 

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00hrs

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally
We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

NEW ORLEANS - BEST WESTERN FRENCH QUARTER

920 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Just 3 blocks from Bourbon Street, this hotel features French Quarter décor and a seasonal outdoor pool. Spacious rooms include free Wi-Fi.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £75 | US$107 | Eur91 | AU$135 | NZ$142
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £131 | US$187 | Eur158 | AU$236 | NZ$248
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel is located 11 miles from Louis Armstrong international airport. A taxi from the airport will be approximately $35. The cost of a pre-paid airport shuttle is approximately $20.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

MIAMI - COURTYARD MIAMI SOUTH BEACH

1530 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Centrally located in the South Beach Art Deco district of Miami Beach, this hotel offers rooftop outdoor pool, gym and free Wi-Fi.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £94 | US$134 | Eur113 | AU$170 | NZ$178
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £164 | US$234 | Eur197 | AU$296 | NZ$310
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you are flying into Miami, take a Super Shuttle service for approximately US$22 per person which operates 24 hours a day. You can pre-book your transfer on the Super Shuttle website by searching for the "Courtyard Miami Beach South Beach" as your drop off point. If you wish to take a taxi, you can find one outside the terminal and should cost approximately US$35 and take 35 minutes depending on traffic. 

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

  • Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per person
  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
  • We are ATOL protected and IATA licensed
  • Personal service - you're more than just a number

Call us now on 0208 682 8920 for today's special offers or

Request a flight quote

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

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