Florida Keys at Christmas

December 2020 • 6 Days • Price TBA

Take a break from cold winter winds and join us in the Florida Keys in December 2020. The Florida Keys are an archipelago of about 1700 islands, most of which are coral. They curve southwest away from the southernmost coast of the Florida peninsula and, since 1935, have been connected by the Overseas Highway. Early December is an ideal time to escape northern cold and enjoy the semi-tropical climate of the Keys just before Christmas.

Traveler Rewards Program: New Travelers receive a $100 discount on the Florida Keys at Christmas. Returning travelers receive our Alumni Traveler Discount of 5-10% off the main tour price. Terms, exclusions and conditions apply. Check out our Traveler Rewards page for more details.

Now accepting Early Bird deposits on this 2020 tour! Once we receive 20-25 Early Bird deposits, we’ll add this tour to our 2020 Schedule. An Early Bird is a $50 deposit that holds your spot during the planning stages of a trip, when we don’t have a set itinerary or dates. Early Birds are always refundable!

We are planning a 6-day trip and will have an itinerary to share after a planning trip in the fall or winter of 2019. Preliminary research points towards a plethora of water-based activities, including the Marine Mammal Adventure at Theater of the Sea, one of the oldest Marine Mammal facilities in the world; snorkeling trips; swimming with dolphins; and more. We expect to fly into Key West and out of Miami, or possibly the reverse, and sample the delights of islands along the Overseas Highway like Big Pine Key, Islamorada, Key West, and Marathon. An excursion into Everglades National Park on airboats is also possible.

Join us for a yuletide adventure to the southernmost point in the continental USA with stunning ocean vistas, amazing sunsets, a unique historical background, and the holiday flair of the Florida Keys at Christmas time!

We are developing this NEW itinerary! More details will be available shortly.

Including:

  • All land travel
  • Superior tourist-class or better hotel accommodations
  • All breakfasts and a selection of lunches and dinners
  • Walks as listed
  • Fees for those collecting AVA Credit
  • WAI guide service throughout (2 guides)
  • Tips for guides/coach drivers and group meals
  • Pricing is based on double occupancy. Single accommodations will be available for an additional fee.

Adventure Pace

Tour Pace: 1 2 3 4 5
Walk Challenge: 1 2 3 4 5

Important Info

Group Size

25-30 travelers

Hotels

Strategically located Superior Tourist Class or better

Meals

Breakfasts included with a selection of lunches and dinners.

Airfare

Not Included. Travelers will be met at the start point for this tour.

Transportation

Included. We use full-size motorcoaches with a seating capacity of 40+ seats.

Traveler Age

Our travelers usually range from 50–75 years of age. All ages welcome!

Itinerary

We are developing this NEW itinerary! More details will be available shortly.

More Details

Click on each heading for more details.

How do I lock in my place on this Adventure?

Call or mail in your refundable Early Bird ($50) to save your spot! A maximum of 30 travelers will be accepted on this Adventure.

Early Bird deposits are refundable $50 deposits which serve to hold your spot on a tour until dates and pricing have been confirmed. Once all details on a tour have been finalized, travelers can then register with an additional $450 deposit to bring their total on a tour up to $500.

Traveler Rewards Program

New Travelers receive a $100 discount on the Florida Keys at Christmas tour. Returning travelers receive our Alumni Traveler Discount of 5-10% off the main tour price. Terms, exclusions and conditions apply. See the Traveler Rewards page for more details or contact us with any questions at 800.779.0353 or [email protected]

What about the walks?

We generally walk at a pace of 2 to 3 miles per hour. In most cases, we are not “strolling.” We are walking at a relaxed but steady pace. Your experience will be significantly affected by your level of physical fitness. If not walking regularly at home, we strongly recommend that you make a priority of “training” beforehand in order to both enjoy the trip and avoid medical issues due to overexertion. If you have questions about your ability to participate, please talk with our office at 1.800.779.0353.

We have adopted a walk difficulty rating system, which contains a numeric indicator for trail incline and an alpha indicator for trail terrain. The explanation for this system is presented below.

INCLINE

1. Very small hills or very little stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: up to 200 feet.
2. Some moderate hills and stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 200-1000 feet.
3. Some significant hill or stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 1000-2000 feet.
4. Lots of significant hills or stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 2000-3500 feet.
5. Many steep hills. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: more than 3500 feet.

TERRAIN

A. Almost entirely on pavement.
B. A significant part of the route is on well-groomed trails with very few obstacles.
C. A significant part of the route is on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky / rooted paths or soft sand).
D. A significant part of the route is on very difficult terrain.
E. The majority of the route is on very difficult terrain.

What happens next?

We are currently developing the itinerary for this Adventure. Once the itinerary is released, we will accept registration deposits ($500) to save space.

If you have Early Birded with a refundable $50 deposit, your spot on the tour will be held for 2 weeks after the itinerary is published while you make a decision on whether or not you’d like to register with an additional $450 deposit, bringing your total on the tour up to $500. If you decide not to join us for this tour, your Early Bird can be refunded or transferred to another tour.