This is a revised work in progress with constant additions!!! Next Travel Club Meeting Apr. 3 @ 10 am at Satellite Beach Pelican Park Clubhouse at 1495 A1A. Travel Club Meetings now feature Travelogue slide shows on past and future destinations. Monday Travel Desk is open Mondays from 11am to noon at the Freedom 7 Cocoa Beach Country Club. Travel Club benefit: Free door to door transportation with vacations or cruises of 7 days or longer booked through the club! Free travel consulting by CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) and Cruise, Tour and Vacation Discounts available to Club members! Transportation is by Van or Motorcoach according to group size! Groups of 10 to 12 can order their own pick up spot or even their own Van tour Departure. Handicapped and Impaired Travelers are Welcome aboard!
A guided tour of a Citrus Pakinghouse & Wet-line! Learn about the Citrus Industry and Indian River Juice. Watch the washing and packing fruit process. A visit of the OJ Corral, Citrus Maze and Veggie Patch! Taste Fresh Fruit Samples in an historic 1939 Red Barn. Lunch today will be at a Historic Florida Café called Marsh Landing in Fellsmere (see separate flyer on Marsh Landing. This will be followed by a different type of airboat on the gorgeous Blue Cypress Lake. Different, because of the pristine nature of the lake, less noise related to the pretty scenic stops and commentary along the way. Join Gator Bait tours for the most educational, exciting, humorous and informative airboat tour of the beautiful Blue Cypress Conservation area. Members $79 Guests $85 includes transportation, guided tours and one hour eco boat ride (Lunch is on own).
Leave CB 8:15a SB 8:45a and Suntree 9am with a return around 5:30PM.
Travel to the 54th Annual Winter Park Art Festival and enjoy over 275 artists from around the World selected from over 1400 applicants. Award $$$ exceed $67,000.00 Categories include Clay, Drawings & Graphics, Fiber & Leather, Glass, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor, & Wood. The Entertainment Stage at the Park has a slate of Live Music provided in conjunction with Radio’s WLOQ Smooth Jazz and Orlando Leisure Magazine. Those who wish to spend the entire time at the Park Avenue area Festival will be dropped off and have a full 5 hours there. Those who wish to take a sightseeing tour of Winter Park will still have 3 hours at the festival. The tour of Rollins College includes a look at the beautiful architecture of the Knowles Memorial Chapel and the Cornell art center. We also have a picture stop with a realistic bronze statue of Ben Franklin sitting on a bench near the Walk of Fame which features a collection of stones from the birthplaces of the famous some of whom have visited the campus. The Winter Park Village is a proto-type community mixing shops, boutiques, and cafes with urban style living. In other words you could live right above the cheesecake factory. The Azalea Park looks directly over Lake Maitland in a serene and scenic setting near the beautiful Mansions that dot the landscape of Winter Park. Then you will return to the Art Festival with a greater understanding of why Winter Park and its festival have evolved into one of the premier communities and shows in the Country. Leave: Suntree the Centre at Suntree 8:45am Leave Satellite Beach Schector Center (corner Patrick and Jackson) 9am Leave Cocoa Beach Country Club at 9:30am Return around 6 to 6:30pm Members $50 Guests $55 includes tour and transportation. The Morse Museum with Tiffany Collection is free today.
In its 34st year, Hatsume Fair features three stages of continuous entertainment including taiko drumming, martial art demonstrations, children's activities, and Japanese Folk Tales and more!
Also included are avenues of artisan booths, plant sales, anime dealers, Asian and American food vendors and Garden! Members $50 Guests $55 includes admissions, tour and transportation. Leave Viera Walmart Murphy’s Gas Station at 8:30am returning 6:30 to 7 pm.
Morikami Japanese Cultural Center and the new International Orchid Center with a 20,000 square foot Mediterranean-style building where you see a spectacular atrium and copula. The balcony is adorned with custom-designed medallions decorated with an orchid motif. A gift shop, garden room and orchid displays are also viewed at the sight. “The garden isn’t just about orchids,” “It’s about pleasure, relaxation and education with the main emphasis on conserving native as well as exotic plants. Cultural Center and Tea Ceremony Bonsai Miniatures, Exhibitions, Origami, Flower Arranging, Gift Shop, Art, Folk Dancers and Musicians etc...Museum of Pineapple Farmers including Morikami who lived one year in Melbourne (1908) before spending his life in Delray.
This trip is a Florida Treasure of Foliage and Waterfalls and Springs, Oh My. The Ivy House covered in Ivy is a reasonable version of the best Southern Cuisine found in Savannah or Charleston in a special setting. The Raspberry Ice Tea and the Pecan Crusted Chicken and the Sunday fixins melt in your mouth. The Restaurant has several interesting craft shops on the second floor of the Old Florida Building. Rainbow Springs is arguably the most beautiful park in Florida for Natural Scenery. Members $49 Guests $55 includes transportation and entrance fee! Leave Suntree 7:45a SB 8am and CB 8:30am Return around 8pm.
The World’s Largest Butterfly Exhibit Butterfly World, Festival Flea Market & Cap’s Place. Butterfly World is the result of one man’s hobby gone wild. Ten acres of aviaries and botanical gardens. Tropical Rain Forest, Butterfly Farm, Rose Garden, Hummingbirds, Lorikeets and a good sized gift shop. Next door to Butterfly World is a collection of bargain shops and a large food court at the Festival Indoor Flea Market which is an attraction in itself. 5pm Dinner on own at Caps place which requires a short ferry ride to visit on an island frequented by Al Capone. Caps most famous guests arrived in January 1942, just weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D Roosevelt held war conferences at the Hillsboro Beach Estate of Secretary of State Edward R Stettinus, just a short walk from Cap’s Landing dock. It was natural for them to ferry over to Cap’s for a meal or two in the Yellow Room. Often in attendance were members of the Allied command. Members $65 guests $70 includes transportation and admissions. Leave SB 8am and Suntree 8:15 am Return around 9pm.
Butterfly Gardening Workshop
Learn How to Start Your Own Butterfly Garden!
(1) Learn how to identify and attract local butterflies to their own back yards.
(2) Learn about the plants best suited to start a butterfly garden.
(3) See nectar and larval host plants for butterflies which are available in South FL.
(4) Receive a FREE Photo Guide to help identify butterflies and host plants.
(5) Answer any questions you may have.
Workshops are held indoors, in our Grand Plaza. This workshop is Free with Paid Admission
We have a limited amount of seats for the Jersey Boys Broadway across Florida Series in the Bob Carr Theater Orchestra Seating Row D & E Members $140 Guests $145 includes transportation and show. Easter Brunch meal at choice of Cheesecake Factory or Brio Tuscan or several other Restaurants at the lovely Mall at Millennia is extra. Leave Walmart Viera 9am for Millennia and the matinee starts at 1pm.
Take a drive through time of carriages, horses and history in the rolling hills of Florida’s Horse Country. The showpiece is the Dress Chariot made for the Emperor and Royal Family of Austria. This tour is like a Hallmark Film of the 1800’s come alive. The views are majestic. The Florida Carriage Museum & Resort encompasses over 400 acres of beauty in Central Florida’s horse country. Visitors to the Museum re-live history as they experience one of the finest collections of carriages in the world. They can even take a carriage ride (by prior appointment) on the winding roads through tall oaks draped in Spanish Moss, around the Qin Dynasty Gardens and past the exotic Japanese Koi Pond. Horses abound: a rare Poitou donkey named “Nicolette” and her best friend, a Miniature Horse named “Gracie”, welcome visitors and look for a scratch on the head.The Museum houses one of the largest, privately owned collections of carriages in the world. It is open to the public and there are more than 160 meticulously restored carriages, including the 1840’s Dress Chariot formerly owned by Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria.The Resort features 24 well appointed residences and 10 barns that serve as an equine “Bed & Barn.” Some guests bring their horses to train for the winter months, a weekend, or just for the day. Others come without horses to enjoy the miles of walking/carriage trails and can often be spotted having a picnic under the shady oak trees.
The nearby Villages is one of the most successful real estate projects ever conceived. The land area of the Villages is now the second largest city in Florida after Jacksonville. It has 3 town centers comprised of different themes such as Marina, Spanish Springs and soon opening will be a new Old Cracker Florida area. These town centers are walking distances from the homes and have daily entertainment, shops, restaurants, and hotels in a setting conducive to walking around and taking in the views. The grounds are meticulously cared for and landscaped and can all be reached by convenient golf cart trails. The fact that you can go to the movies and or the grocery store by golf cart is one of the major attractions of this 55 plus style community. Golf, Bowling and hundreds of clubs reflecting a multitude of hobbies and educational opportunities are available to the numerous residents. Our tour of the facilities will include the Polo Grounds which are considered to be the best in the USA and modeled after the Royal Ascot Racetrack in Britain used in the Movie, “My Fair Lady” with Rex Harrison. Don’t forget to bring your Camera to capture some beautiful views.
$75 members $79 guests– includes transportation, admissions, lunch and guide. Leave 7:30am from Ascension Catholic Church located in the back southwestern portion of the large parking lot near the railroad tracks at the intersection of US1 and Parkway and Arrive back around 7 p.m.
The Polo Grounds at the Villages
Jonathon Dickinson State Park Nature Boat Ride and Blowing Rocks Preserve Mini Old Faithful!
The Loxahatchee Queen II takes visitors on a two-hour tour of the river, with a stop at the restored camp of Trapper Nelson, the "Wildman of the Loxahatchee." At the site, park staff lead visitors around the grounds and buildings of a true Florida original, who made his living off the land as a trapper and fur trader. Once fame caught up with Trapper, however, he evolved himself and his home into one of the area's first tourist attractions, "Trapper's Zoo and Jungle Gardens." Trapper's unsolved death in 1968 gives a fitting sense of mystery to the site. Trapper's is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday through Monday, and is accessible only by private canoe or boat or by the concession's tour boat.
After 50 years of protecting Florida’s great places, The Nature Conservancy considers Blowing Rocks Preserve a top success story. This peaceful, barrier island sanctuary is a well known model for large-scale, native coastal habitat restoration. The carefully restored habitats found here are disappearing fast from many Florida islands! And, a number of endangered plants and animals call this special place home – including three rare sea turtle species.
The preserve was named for its rocky Anastasia limestone shoreline – the largest on the U.S. Atlantic coast. During extreme high tides and after winter storms, seas break against the rocks and force plumes of saltwater up to 50 feet skyward. It’s an impressive sight.
Leave CB 8:30am SB9a and Suntree 9:15am and Palm Bay 9:40am with a return around 5 to 5:30pm. Members $60 Guests $65 includes admissions, boat ride, tour, guide and transportation.
Presents a 7 Night CARIBBEAN CRUISE
to the Dutch and Spanish Caribbean
on board the MSC DIVINA
Saturday Space Coast Lv. AM Miami 5PM
Sunday At Sea Monday At Sea
Tuesday Philipsburg, 7am-5pm St. Maarten
Wednesday San Juan, Puerto Rico 7am-4pm
Thursday At Sea
Friday Great Stirrup Cay 8am-4pm
Saturday Miami AM Space Coast PM
Deposits: $100 per person Balance Due:
Cancellations: Full refund until two months prior to
Departure. We suggest trip cancellation protection to avoid
Penalties! For reservations call 321-259-6300 or
Interior Staterooms Category 1 $899
Oceanview Outside Staterooms Category 2 $919
Balcony B1 $929 Larger Balcony B2 $969
Rates include round-trip transport, port taxes, and government fees.
Prices include Port Taxes, Government Fees and Port Transportation
MSC Divina: Inspired by Sophia Loren herself, MSC Divina brings you all the elegance and glamour of the golden age of sea travel in a new vision. A spacious, ultramodern interpretation that pampers you with sumptuous comfort and an immense variety of sports and leisure facilities, plus world-class entertainment.
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|3||Fri Nov 14||Falmouth||09:00||18:00||Docked|
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|5||Sun Nov 16||Cartagena||07:00||17:00||Docked|
|6||Mon Nov 17||Cristobal||09:00||18:00||Docked|
|7||Tue Nov 18||Puero Limon||08:00||18:00||Docked|
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|11||Sat Nov 22||Miami||06:00||...||Docked|
I1 Inside $ 999.00
I2 Inside $ 1029.00
O1 Ocean View $ 1099.00
O2 Ocean View $ 1129.00
B1 Balcony $ 1,249.00
B2 Balcony $ 1,279.00
B3 Balcony $ 1,309.00
S3 Suite $ 2,149.00 YC1/YH1 SUITE DE LUXE $ 2,699.00
YC2 EXECUTIVE FAMILY SUITE $ 2,849.00 YC3 SUITE ROYAL $ 2,999.00
Reservations are on a request basis until payment is received. Please note that some tours require a minimum number of participants to operate so call or e-mail to double check availability or confirmations-Please place your reservations and make checks payable to Florida Greeters, Inc. and mail to: 6300 North Wickham Road, # 130-222 Melbourne, FL 32940 Phone (321) 259-6300
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Rates Includes: Transportation aboard air-conditioned Motorcoach or Van according to group size, port taxes, admissions, tour guide,&gratuities. Cancellations: Full refund until one month prior to departure. $10 charge up until two weeks prior to departure. No refund for unused portions or cancellations received within two weeks prior to departure unless a substitution is made. Separate Conditions apply to Multi Day Trips according to trip flyer or brochure. All prices and itineraries are subject to change based upon availability.