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Northwest & Panhandle Classic Florida

10-nights | Florida’s other side

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Take an excursion into the unexpected side of Florida with this 10-day tour into the heart of the state and up to the Panhandle, discovering its 19th century history, its modern university (one of the largest on the country), the wonderful countryside and its rich coastal vibe.

Start with two relaxing days in gorgeous Winter Park, Orlando’s upscale northern neighbour, then head for Gainesville, home of the huge University of Florida, and much more besides, including a major theatre, a historic state park, a growing arts scene and thriving small-town charm. Pensacola and Panama City Beach offer the chance to explore the glittering Emerald Coast of the Panhandle, Florida’s north-west region, where the beaches are world class – and often completely crowd-free – and the local history and culture are unique to the Sunshine State.

Finally, wind down again with some of the state’s most compelling wildlife attractions in Crystal River, where the springs are crystal clear and manatees make this their home year-round. As an optional extra, you could add on three nights in wonderful Clearwater Beach and soak up more of Florida’s epic beach vistas.

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2 Nights in Winter Park

The Alfond Inn

The Alfond Inn is perfect for any holiday makers seeking a quiet and peaceful hotel. Its sophisticated style mixed with the vibrancy of hundreds of pieces of art gives the hotel a fun and welcoming atmosphere.

1 Night in Gainesville

Laurel Oak Inn

Hotel Rating: Quaint

The charming Laurel Oak Inn is a Queen Anne-style Victorian bed & breakfast. The rooms are elegantly decorated with antique furniture and feature private bathrooms, period fireplaces, flat screen TVs and complimentary WiFi. There are even rooms fitted with whirlpool tubs if you so wish. Enjoy a cooked breakfast every morning during your stay as well as free drinks.

2 Nights in Pensacola

New World Inn

Hotel Rating: Quaint

This intimate hotel is situated in Downtown Pensacola, providing the perfect location to explore what Pensacola has to offer. The inn has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and beautifully decorated rooms fitted with cable TV and WiFi. There is free parking available and a continental breakfast included. Make the most of the 3 banquet rooms to relax, as well as the onsite Mediterranean restaurant and a covered courtyard with a fountain, providing the perfect place to relax and unwind after exploring Pensacola.

3 Nights in Panama City Beach

Marriott's Legends Edge at Bay Point

Marriot’s Legends Edge is the perfect hotel if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday by the pool. The tranquil gardens with tropical vegetation make it the  perfect place for you to unwind and relax.

2 Nights in Crystal River

Plantation on Crystal River

The Plantation on Crystal River resort is set in stunning surroundings with easy access onto the clear waters of the Crystal River. Here the activities are endless, providing you with new experiences you’ll remember forever.

At the end of this 10-night trip, why not add on a few extra days to chill out in Clearwater Beach. Ask us for suggestions!

We can also change hotel options within the tour itinerary if you prefer.

This tour itinerary operates into and out of Orlando International Airport. Options may be available to fly back from Tampa Airport if preferred. Call us for details.

Enquire about this holiday

To get your tailored day-to-day itinerary or to request a quote, please fill out the form below or call 0800 669 6409 to speak with a member of our team. FREE UK airport Lounge Pass for each person when you make a booking