Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Bid the winter weather of Upstate New York a fond farewell and head south to the Florida sun; call today to make the most of your vacation!

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Bid the winter weather of Upstate New York a fond farewell and head south to the Florida sun; call today to make the most of your vacation!

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16 Days: Saturday-Sunday, February 24- March 11, 2018

 

$1709 per person/Double

$2499 per person /Single

 

For over forty years Yankee Trails has been offering this customer favorite tour; Daytona Beach, FL, no wonder it’s a “classic”. Join us in 2018 and discover this iconic beach destination famous the world over. With 23 miles of coastline ideal for shelling, swimming and surfing, there is as much to do off the “World’s Most Famous Beach” as on it. For those of you who would like to spice up your vacation we have many fun & exciting options to offer! Look forward to a luncheon cruise aboard the lovely Barbara Lee Paddle wheeler, dinner at Aunt Catfish’s, a day in St. Augustine, fabulous entertainment at the Athens Theatre, dinner at Bubba Gump’s, nature cruises & so much more! Escape another upstate NY winter and join Yankee Trails in sunny Daytona Beach with new friends and old!

 

Fly to Daytona: Fly Package Pricing Available! Call for a details!

 

Early Bird Discount: Book & Pay in Full by November 24, 2017 and receive $80 off per person!

 

Don't Let Distance Deter You: If you live 50 or more miles from Yankee Trails World Travel in Rensselaer, WE'LL PAY for your hotel stay the night before departure!  Call for details!

Sat, February 24th

Hop aboard the coach with new friends and old, and roll out for sunny Daytona Beach Florida on this spectacular getaway. We will travel south to our first night's accommodations at the Comfort Inn & Suites () in Fredericksburg, VA. Dinner will be on your own this evening. There are many choices within walking distance of the hotel. We kindly request that passengers pack an overnight bag for the next two nights, as the larger baggage will not be removed from the coach. Passengers may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag per person.

Sun, February 25th

A continental breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. We will then continue southbound, into warmer weather to our accommodations at the. Dinner will be on your own this evening at the nearby Cracker Barrel, prior to check in.

Mon, February 26th

Delight in your continental breakfast this morning; then we will continue on to Daytona Beach, FL to our deluxe accommodations at Daytona Beach Resort in Daytona Beach, FL. The DBR is a Jewel among Daytona Beach Hotels, and offers 322 spacious rooms and suites, four sparkling swimming pools, two bubbling Jacuzzis, a fully equipped fitness center, a detoxifying sauna, a rejuvenating on-site spa, and many more fabulous amenities. From your ocean view studio window, get an ample picture of the Intercoastal Waterway and a generous view of the beach. You’ll find your room’s space conveniently fitted for all your sleeping, living, and dining needs. The kitchenette comes equipped with a full sized refrigerator, microwave, 2 burner stove, and all the essential cooking utensils so you can prepare your meals right in your room. All studios also have high speed Wi-Fi, hair dryers, iron & ironing board, coffee maker, & 54-inch flat-panel TV with 72 channels. The resort is also conveniently located across the street from Bellair Plaza which offers conveniences such as Publix Grocery Store, Beall’s Department Store, Marshalls, The Dollar Tree, Walgreens, and various dining options including Ruby Tuesday. After check in you will have the rest of your vacation to relax or to join others and take advantage of the options we have listed. We will provide transportation to Publix so you may purchase your supplies for your stay.

Tues, February 27th

Today you will be free to relax, settle in and explore Daytona Beach at your own pace. For your first timers it’s your chance to orient yourself with the area and our veteran travelers can take this day to relax by the sea.

Wed, February 28th

Your option today will be to join us for a scenic and relaxing 3 hour luncheon cruise (OPT A) on the St. John River aboard the Barbara Lee Sternwheel Paddleboat. A century ago, the St. Johns River was Florida's first great inland highway connecting the ocean port of Jacksonville with the still-wild interior. The Rivership Barbara-Lee takes you back to a more adventurous, more romantic time. From its home port on Lake Monroe in charming downtown Sanford, the Barbara-Lee cruises the St. Johns, serving up superior food, live music and dancing. You'll also get close-up views of the area's abundant wildlife. You'll see prolific bird life — majestic great herons, "snakebirds," osprey, eagles ­— plus turtles and alligators lazing along the banks. During the cooler months manatees are often spotted as they move in from the ocean to bask in the warmer river water and snack on water hyacinths. The food aboard the Barbara-Lee is cooked fresh in the ship's kitchen and you can choose from entrées including prime rib, salads and fresh fish, salads, & so much more. We will return to the hotel after the cruise and your evening is free.

Thurs, March 1st

The first part of your day is free to relax on the beach, explore the area on your own, or you may choose (OPT B)! Tonight why don’t you join us for dinner at Aunt Catfish’s which is located directly on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway right in Daytona Beach. Feast on down home, fresh Florida seafood while enjoying the water view. You will order off a set menu upon arrival. After dinner you may return to the hotel or you take in a show (OPT C) with us at the Athens Theatre in DeLand, FL. We will have preferred seating (Row A-E) for the 7:30pm performance of Arsenic and Old Lace. After over three quarters of a century as America’s favorite gothic farce, Arsenic and Old Lace continues to sparkle with sweet little old ladies ladling out arsenic-spiced blackberry wine to lonely and elderly borders, a touch of romance challenged by justifiable fears of inherited family insanity, plenty of word play and dramatic irony, and boodles of bodies buried in the basement. Don’t miss the laughter and suspense. (But between acts forgo ordering the blackberry wine.) We will return to the hotel after the show.

Fri, March 2nd

This morning you can choose (OPT D) and travel to St. Augustine where you will explore this old historic city on your own. See St. George Street, an attractive reconstruction of the 1750-1845 period town, with its overhanging balconies and intimate walled gardens, and see where the Fountain of Youth is located. According to legend it is the exact spot that Ponce de Leon landed in 1513 and claimed the New World in the name of Spain. You’ll have free time for lunch and exploring on your own, or choose (OPT E) and embark on the Old Town Trolley Tour of the City. Sit back as the talented Old Town Trolley conductors share the history, attractions and sights of America's oldest city. The one hour tour features 23 stops and over 100 points of interest, and includes admission to the St. Augustine History Museum and “on and off” privileges at conveniently located stops. We will return to the hotel in the afternoon and you will have free time to relax. Must choose Option E in order to choose Option F. Tonight you have the option (OPT F) to dine with us at the Down the Hatch Seafood Company. A local favorite, this eatery offers authentic Florida dining with an amazing view. You will order off a set menu upon arrival.

Sat, March 3rd

Your morning is free. This afternoon join us for a tour (OPT G) of the lovely historical Lilian Place followed by an early dinner at Caribbean Jack’s. Lilian Place is the oldest house on Daytona's beachside. This Italianate Victorian house was built in 1884 by one of the city's first settlers Laurence Thompson. Lilian Place sat abandoned and neglected until December of 2009, when the Trust was awarded a Volusia County ECHO Grant to acquire this significant site. After two years of community support, Lilian Place is now open to the public as a fully furnished museum, but there is still restoration work to be done. After our tour we will go to the waterfront restaurant, Caribbean Jack’s , for an early dinner, where you will order off a set menu. Your evening will then be free.

Sun, March 4th

This morning we're off to the Daytona Flea & Farmers Market for bargains galore and those delicious Florida oranges to bring back to New York. After being ranked in the top 5 markets in the nation in USA Weekend, the Travel Channel added the Daytona Flea & Farmers to their top picks for markets throughout the world. With 1,000 booths and 600 vendors it’s no wonder why it’s a must see while in Daytona! Later you may choose (Opt H) St. John’s River Cruise & Dinner at the Blackwater Inn. The St. Johns River Cruise is considered the most popular nature oriented tour in Florida. Their vessel, the "Native II" was specially designed to ply the shallow backwaters of the historic St. Johns River. Depart from historic Astor, FL for a leisurely boat tour to the many tributaries of the St. Johns River, and experience exotic plants and wildlife steeped in history dating back to ancient Indian and Spanish civilizations. Dinner entrée choices are 1) 8 oz. Top Sirloin Steak 2) 8 oz. Tilapia Fillets (broiled, Cajun or lemon pepper) 3) 8 jumbo shrimp (fried or scampi) or 4) Chicken Marsala. Your meal also includes garden salad, baked potato, roll &s butter, dessert & choice of beverage.

Mon, March 5th

Your morning is free. This afternoon we will visit (OPT I) Ponce de leon Lighthouse and Museum in Ponce Inlet. Visit Florida's Tallest Lighthouse! Visited by over 170,000 people each year, the Ponce De Leon Inlet Light Station was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and the second tallest masonry lighthouse in the country second only to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Visitors can climb 203 steps to the top of the 175 foot tower and enjoy magnificent views of the World's Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet, and surrounding inland waterways from the lighthouse gallery deck. The lighthouse keepers' dwellings and other historic light station buildings are now home to the lighthouse museum, which features exhibits on the United States Lighthouse Service and its airways division, Daytona Beach and Florida history, lighthouse and Fresnel lens restoration, lighthouse keepers and their families, and the United States Life-Saving Service. The Ayers Davies Lens Exhibit Building houses one of the finest collections of restored Fresnel lenses in the world, including the rotating first order Fresnel lens from the Cape Canaveral lighthouse and the restored original Ponce Inlet lighthouse first order Fresnel lens.You will have ample time to tour the lighthouse, the museum and shop in the gift shop. Should you choose (OPT J), dinner tonight will be at Sunsetter’s Riverfront Bar & Grill. We will return to the hotel after dinner.

Tues, March 6th

Today is a Free Day or you may the option to go to the (OPT K) Victory Casino Cruise in Cape Canaveral! The Victory Casino Cruise has 4 decks and can hold up to 1200 passengers. The dress code is typically casual, although you can dress up if you like. The ship rides the waves very smoothly, so food and drink seldom spill on nice clothing. Gamble, dance, and enjoy this fabulous cruise! Everyone will receive a bonus of $20 free play and a $10 meal voucher. Tonight you can choose (OPT L) and join us for dinner at Bubba Gump’s in Daytona Beach. The first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market opened in 1996 on Cannery Row in Monterey, California. They have since grown to include many notable locations throughout the United States and internationally. They are committed to providing a casual environment where everyone can enjoy a great meal and have some fun too; get ready for some Forrest Gump trivia! You will order off a set menu upon arrival. After dinner we will return to the hotel to relax.

Wed, March 7th

The first part of your day is free to relax on the beach, explore the area on your own. At noon we are off to the Tanger Outlets (OPT M) where you will have a huge selection of name brand stores selling clothing and other at a great discount! Be prepared to save! Stores include Nike, Banana Republic, GAP, Michael Kors, Coach. Salt Life, Vineyard Vines, Brooks Brothers, Vanity Fair, Bass & so much more! Tonight you will have the option (OPT N) to dine at Dustin’s Bar-B-Q in nearby Ormond Beach. At Dustin’s, Great Barbeque is what they do, but friendly is who they are. Dustin's Bar-B-Q has been family owned and operated since they opened their first restaurant in 1991. The goal was to create a friendly restaurant that served the very best southern Bar-B-Q around and if you listen to their customers, they definitely made it happen! From the Smoker comes all of the favorites that you crave, and when you experience their flavor, you'll fully understand that Dustin's is Real Southern Barbeque!

Thurs, March 8th

Today is a free day.

Fri, March 9th

We'll leave Florida and start heading north today to the Hampton Inn Bluffton- Sun City (843-705-9000), Bluffton, SC. Dinner will be on your own this evening. We kindly request that passenger’s pack an overnight bag for the next two nights, as the larger baggage will not be removed from the coach.

Sat, March 10th

A continental breakfast is included this morning, and then we will continue our journey north to tonight's accommodations at the Sleep Inn Southpoint (540)710-5500 in Fredericksburg, VA. Dinner will be on your own this evening. There are many choices within walking distance of the hotel

Sun, March 11th

A continental breakfast is included this morning before we leave. We will make lunch and rest stops enroute, with an approximate arrival time in the Capital District at 6pm.

Tour Includes:

  • Round-trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Baggage Handling & Taxes

  • Daytona Flea & Farmers Market

  • Tanger Outlets

  • 4 Continental Breakfasts

 

OPTIONS/Travel Times

Options must be selected and paid for two (2) weeks prior to departure

A) Luncheon Cruise on the Barbara Lee.......$60pp

B) Dinner at Aunt Catfish's.......................$38pp

C) Arsenic & Old Lace at Athens Theater.....$30pp

D) Shuttle to St. Augustine......................$20pp

E) Old Town Trolley Tour of St. Augustine...$25pp

F) Dinner at Down the Hatch....................$42pp

G) Lilian Place & Caribbean Jack's Dinner.....$39pp

H) St. John's Nature Cruise

    & Dinner at the Blackwater Inn........ .....$65pp

J) Dinner at Sunsetter's Riverfront Bar & Grille $39pp

K) Victory Casino Cruise with bonus ..........$50pp

L) Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Dinner.............$35pp  

M) Tanger Outlets ..................................FREE

N) Dustin's Bar-B-Q ................................$30 pp

 



Yankee Trails reserves the right to cancel any options that do not meet the minimum number of bookings.  All options must be selected no later than two weeks before departure.

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Catskill - Overnight Wal-Mart - Catskill Commons- Wal-Mart Tire Center
Catskill, NY 12414
Kingston Kingston Plaza - Lot E (next to baseball field)
Westbrook Ln, Kingston, NY 12401
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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