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Florida tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Discover the best of Florida with a luxury, tailor-made holiday. From road trips to vacation homes, you could discover the beaches on the Gulf Coast, the lively arts scene or any one of the famous attraction parks.

Known as the Sunshine State, despite others getting more sun per annum, Florida was once the preserve of the well to do looking for some winter warmth. While this can still be seen in the glamour and extravagance of Miami, Florida has opened its beaches and parks to all, making it an excellent getaway.

One of the state’s most emblematic sights is the coral cay archipelago of Florida Keys, knitted together by a nature-defying bridge to the mainland. It features 1,700 palm-fringed islands forming a striking…natural border between the …brilliant blue of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. With only 43 accessible by road, it’s easy to find your slice of waterfront paradise. In fact, in Florida, you’re spoilt for choice with the upscale romance and mansions of Naples, the quiet beaches of Sanibel Island and the stylised indulgence of Miami’s South Beach.

However, Miami’s a lot more than the…glamour of its celebrity haunts. Head to Li le Havana for a taste of …Latin culture, complete with moreish Serrano ham Cuban sandwiches and games of chess played under a haze of cigar smoke. Florida is also known, sometimes pejoratively, for its swamplands.…Simply head to one of its national parks for river cruises that take in bass fishing, winding rivers and the state’s varied wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther. For families and adrenaline…seekers, there are multiple town-sized theme parks where you’ll …find some of the world’s most thrilling rollercoasters.

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Miami & Florida Keys Fly-Drive Tour

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,270 pp incl. flights

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Journey from the the boardwalks and architectural splendours of Miami to the yawning archipelago of Florida Keys on this two-week road trip through the Sunshine State.

Luxury Deep South and Florida

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,535 pp incl. flights

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From historic cities to island retreats, experience the best of the Deep South and Florida with this selection of handpicked tours

Picture Perfect Palm Beach Fly-Drive

13-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,330 pp incl. flights

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From the theme parks of Orlando to the sands of The Palm Beaches and the architectural treasures of South Beach, Miami, this 13-day self-drive tour delivers fun in the sun along Florida's beautiful Atlantic coast.

Gulf Coast & Florida Keys

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,285 pp incl. flights

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Travel from the theme parks of Tampa out to the sugar-white sands of the Gulf of Mexico and on to the Florida Keys – a chain of islands home to pretty towns and nature reserves teeming with wildlife.

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Top itineraries in Florida

Miami & Florida Keys Fly-Drive Tour

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,270 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £375 pp
Book by: 30 November 2018

Journey from the the boardwalks and architectural splendours of Miami to the yawning archipelago of Florida Keys on this two-week road trip through the Sunshine State.

Fort Lauderdale To San Juan on Silversea

8-day cruise from £3,900 pp

Indulge in the ultimate Caribbean escape, discovering a world of island wonders where stresses instantly dissolve. Soft white sand begs to be strolled in Turks and Caicos, where scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities let you glimpse colourful universes of reef and fish

Key West, Cozumel and the Caribbean on Celebrity

12-day stay and cruise

After a seafront stay in Miami, sail aboard the latest in luxury cruising as you knit together the white sands of Key West, Mexico and the Caribbean's Cayman Islands. Along the way, you'll return to included fine-dining after touring ancient Maya and enjoying world-class snorkelling.

Luxury Deep South and Florida

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,535 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £195 pp
Book by: 30 November 2018

From historic cities to island retreats, experience the best of the Deep South and Florida with this selection of handpicked tours

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Top places to stay in Florida

Waldorf Astoria, Orlando, Florida

Traditional hotel

In an exceptional location, surrounded by Walt Disney World Resort and just minutes from all the excitement, this is a luxury retreat for those that want to stay away from it all. As well as twelve dining options there is an 18-hole Rees Jones-designed championship golf course and a spa.

Casa Marina, Key West, Florida

Designer resort

A place “where Key West history meets contemporary sophistication”, the Casa Marina, established in 1920, is a luxurious resort by Waldorf Astoria situated on the largest private beach in the area combining stylish accommodation with an abundance of first-class facilities.

The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Sarasota, Florida

Designer resort

Alongside ocean views, this AAA Four-Diamond resort offers guests’ oversized accommodation, a diverse selection of restaurants and year-round activities from premier golf to watersports.

Epicurean Hotel, Tampa, Florida

Designer hotel

Opened in 2013, the Epicurean personifies a passion for fine food and wine, with a state of the art culinary classroom and restaurant, rooftop bar, luxurious rooms and a full-service spa.

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Where to go in Florida

Orlando

Orlando is one of the world's top family destinations and the place to stay for access to Florida's world-renowned theme parks and water parks.Add to that the spas, dining, designer outlets and boutiques and more than 100 other attractions, and you have a destination to please everyone. 

Florida Panhandle

The Florida Panhandle is the place to enjoy some of the state's most beautiful beaches. Stretching between Perdido Key and Panama City Beach, there are quiet, pristine beaches and more lively resorts offering plenty of watersports, all at their best between April and July.

Palm Beach

Palm Beach was developed at the end of the 19th century as a winter resort for the rich and famous when Spanish-style mansions were built for its residents.

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are a chain of islands that run south-west off the Florida Peninsula, linked by the stunning Overseas Highway.

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When to go to Florida

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While south Florida suffers from intense heat and humidity during the summer, the crowds head north to Orlando and its myriad family attractions. However, in winter, although temperatures in the north remain comfortable, most visitors head to the warmth of Miami and the Florida Keys. For good deals, favourable weather and shorter queuing times at the ever-popular theme parks, the pre and post- summer shoulder seasons are well worth consideration.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0636 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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