Duration

  • 22 Days

Price

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$5,495
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$8,595
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Travel by overnight motorcoach to the festival capital of Florida. Set on 23 miles of white sand, Daytona buzzes with exciting energy powered by speed, live entertainment, water sports, shoreline culture spots, gorgeous golf courses, a smorgasbord of beachside menus, and twinkling lights.

 

Cast-off for the Caribbean Netherlands! Bonaire’s brightlypainted Dutch architecture reflects in aquamarine water and brilliant tropical reefs that cater to world-class snorkelling. Visit Curaçao’s caves, Dominica’s lush rainforest and healing hot springs, and Grenada’s spice plantations cut by waterfalls that exist only in paradise. St. Thomas’ oceanside pubs and duty-free boutiques frame some of the world’s best beaches. Stroll the historic towns of the Turks & Caicos where fragrant gardens drape over white stone walls and shipwrecks slumber offshore. Back on land and home-bound, we’ll stop in Tennessee for the Hatfield & McCoys Dinner Show.

 

THE BEST OF LAND AND SEA

A dream week in Daytona Beach followed by six exotic sun-drenched destinations! Explore Daytona’s hot spots that turn it up for adventurers and take it down to lounge for serious sunbathers. Then, leave the world’s most famous beach behind and cast off for Caribbean Islands that burst with vibrant colours, spicy flavours, and outright tropical excess.

 

Nautilus Inn, Daytona Beach

Daytona’s top-rated beachside Nautilus Inn wins TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence year after year. Impeccable housekeeping, in-house social events, full-kitchens, granite baths, private balconies, and shuttle service to shopping, dinner, and local attractions make your stay incredible. Relax on the oceanfront sundeck with heated pool, chaise lounges, and whirlpool. Enjoy complimentary daily deluxe breakfast and cocktail hour!

 

Princess Cruises Crown Princess

Awash in accolades including “The best ocean cruise line three years running” (uSA Today & Condé Nast), Princess Cruise Line is a luxurious diversion between destinations: world-class entertainment and activities, gourmet cuisine, spas, freshwater pools and spacious suites. Enjoy your outside cabin with an oceanview during this 10-day cruise.

  • Enjoy 7-nights pre-cruise in Daytona Beach, FL
  • Visit six glorious ports of call as you cruise through the Southern Caribbean
  • $75 pp shipboard credit
  • Hatfield & McCoys Dinner Show

 

Ports of Call

  • Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
  • Willemstad, Curaçao
  • Grenada
  • Dominica
  • St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos

Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 20 nights accommodation, 20 breakfasts, 9 lunches13 dinners, pre-cruise transfer from Daytona Beach, FL, 10-day cruise on the Crown Princess (outside cabin, Category OF),  $75 pp shipboard credit, shipboard meals and gratuities, all highlights listed, Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.

Day1

Toronto to Daytona – southbound express 

Travel overnight express in DeNure Tours’ Express motor coach from Toronto to the festival capital of Florida, Daytona! Set on 23 miles of white sand, Daytona buzzes with exciting energy powered by speed, live entertainment, water sports, shoreline culture spots, gorgeous golf courses, a smorgasbord of beachside menus, and twinkling lights. 

Day2 - 8

Arrive Daytona for a dream week that spoils us! 

Daytona is Florida’s sun-filled beach town. We’ll stay in the top-rated Nautilus Inn beach-front hotel, winner of Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Enjoy complimentary daily deluxe breakfast and cocktail hour in the SandDollar Room as well as daily activities. Impeccable housekeeping, in-house social events, full-kitchens, granite baths, private balconies, and shuttle service to shopping, dinner, and local attractions make your stay incredible. Relax on the oceanfront sundeck with heated pool, chaise lounges, and whirlpool. Explore Daytona’s hot spots that turn it up for adventurers and take it down to lounge for serious sunbathers. 
Stay: Nautilus Inn – Ocean Front or Southview Efficiency Room 
Nights: 7
Meals: B (6)

Day9

Daytona to Fort Lauderdale

Breakfast at The Nautilus and lunch on route, today we transfer from Daytona to Fort Lauderdale to board the Crown Princess at 4:00pm. Leave the world’s most famous beach behind and cast off for Caribbean Islands that burst with vibrant colours, spicy flavours, and outright tropical excess.
Stay: Princess Cruises – Crown Princess
Nights: 10
Meals: B, L, D

Day10 - 11

At Sea 

Two days at sea to enjoy everything the Crown Princess has to offer. Awash in accolades including “The best ocean cruise line three years running”(USA Today & Condé Nast), Princess Cruiseline is a luxurious diversion between destinations: world-class entertainment and activities, gourmet cuisine, onboard casino, 3-story atrium, spas, freshwater pools, spacious suites, and The Sanctuary, a top-deck retreat. 
Meals: B, L, D (2)

Day12

Bonaire, Caribbean Netherland 

Bonaire’s brightly-painted Dutch architecture reflects off aquamarine water and a brilliant tropical waterpark reef that caters to world-class snorkelling just a few feet from shore. This is a wild paradise where flamingos make the shore pink and sea turtles swim beside the rainbow reef that makes Bonaire a diver’s paradise.
Meals: B, L, D

Day13

Curacao 

A few miles from Venezuela, Curaçao feels like a pastel piece of Europe with wild undeveloped stretches outside the city. Dutch, African, Latin America, English, and Creole culture all touch this island making for a friendly mix. With beaches aplenty, a thriving art scene, famous caves, iconic blue liqueur, and historic Willemstad, Curaçao is an often-overlooked gem.
Meals: B, L, D

Day14

Grenada 

Grenada’s spice plantations are cut by waterfalls that exist only in paradise. The smell of nutmeg hangs in the air. The green hills are overgrown with fruit looking down on colourful colonial buildings. Sugar cane feeds the island’s archaic and coveted rum production, and beaches of brilliant white sand frame the small island.
Meals: B, L, D

Day15

Dominica

Dominica’s lush rainforest, misty green mountains, red rock, and healing hot springs make it the destination of choice for nature lovers. This is where 3000 Kalinago people preserve their captivating pre-Columbian history, carving sculptures in heritage sites and weaving baskets. This is where music like zouk, compa, soca, and bouyon can be heard down streets. And where art galleries bring out the soul of this eco island. Try Kubuli beer, made with spring water and sea moss mixed with sugar and spices.
Meals: B, L, D

Day16

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island

St. Thomas’ oceanside pubs and duty-free boutiques frame some of the world’s best beaches. Red roofed buildings poke out of the high-hilled jungle and yachts pepper the coves. The best of both worlds can be found here, from high price tag duty-free browsing, to quiet kayak paddles through mangroves. A busy island yes, but one that never disappoints!
Meals: B, L, D

Day17

Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos 

Stroll the historic towns of the Turks & Caicos where fragrant gardens drape over white stone walls and shipwrecks slumber offshore. Small and lovely, the narrow streets prove fine enough for wild donkeys and horses going from somewhere to somewhere else. Not rushing to move forward, the past lives happily here, and the calm blue water is perfect for a quiet dip.
Meals: B, L, D

Day18

At Sea

Heading back to our final port of call, this is the time to really take advantage of the Crown Princess. When it comes to food, there’s no shortage of options. The Horizon Court has tons of fresh foods running the culture and culinary gamut. There’s also Sabatini’s Italian Restaurant, the Sterling Steakhouse, and Crown Grill (surf and turf). The Bayou Café serves gumbo and jambalaya. If sushi, tapas, and vintage wine is your game, Vines Wine and Seafood Bar is where to go. 
For entertainment, watch movies al fresco Under the Stars, take in a Stage Show, dance, or play a high stakes game in the casino. Relax at The Sanctuary or the Lotus Spa. Watch Discovery at Sea or Discovery under the Stars. Take an onboard class at sea with ScholarShip@Sea. There’s a pool on every deck, a library with over 2000 books, a putting green, fitness centre, jogging track, basketball, and volleyball courts. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s shopping, art auctions, and a behind-the-scenes ship tour to satisfy your every whim.
Meals: B, L, D

Day19

Fort Lauderdale to Savannah

Back on land and home-bound, stop for lunch in Daytona and arrive in Savannah for dinner. 
Stay: Hotel TBA (1 night) 
Meals: B, D 

Day20

Savannah to Pigeon Forge, TN 

After breakfast, we’ll stop for lunch in Spartanburg and arrive in Pigeon Forge for special dinner entertainment: The Hatfield & McCoys Dinner Show(2 hours).
Stay:Music Road Hotel (1 night)
Meals: B, D 

Day21

Pidgeon Forget to Lima, OH

Breakfast at the hotel and lunch in Lexington. We’ll arrive in Lima for dinner at the Olive Garden.
Stay: Hampton Inn, Lima, OH (1 night)
Meals: B, D 

Day22

Lima to Home

Our last day! Breakfast at the hotel and then a regular travel day home.
Meals: 
  • Overnight Coach (1 night)
  • Daytona Beach, FL: Nautilus Inn (7 nights)
  • Cruise: Crown Princess (10 nights)
  • Savannah, GA: TBA (1 night)
  • Pigeon Forge, TN: Music Road Inn (1 night)
  • Lima, OH: Hampton Inn (1 night)

Packing

  • Sunscreen is an essential product to have, regardless of the climate. Since UV exposure is unavoidable, a hat and sunglasses are also suggested for your protection, even in the winter.
  • Mosquito repellent can prove useful in wooded areas or in the evenings in some regions.
  • Comfort is important when on vacation. Bring comfortable walking shoes. And loose, casual clothing is suggested to keep you cozy.
  • Pack extra batteries and memory cards for your camera.
  • Always pack an extra jacket or sweater in case of inclement weather or cooler evenings. DeNureTours recommends you dress in layers, so you can add or remove layers if the temperature rises or drops.
  • Use every corner, nook and cranny of your suitcase when packing. Rolled sweaters and bulky clothing occupy less space, but clothing that wrinkles easily should be laid flat. Roll socks or underclothing and pack them into shoes, and slip smaller items into side pockets.
  • Use sample-sized toiletry items and always transport containers of creams and liquids in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Keep an extra set of keys for your luggage.
  • Always prepare for the possibility of rain. An umbrella, or rain jacket will easily fit in your luggage, and could prove to be the most useful article you pack. When travelling as a couple, bring two so neither person gets half wet.
  • Pack your bathing suit.
  • Pack a good book, or a deck of cards to keep you busy during free time.
  • Leave items of monetary or sentimental value at home. Costume and faux jewelry always travels well.
  • If you require corrective lenses, pack an extra pair of glasses or contacts.
  • If you wear dentures, and have a second set, pack them just in case. You’d be surprised how often these important items end up where they shouldn’t.
  •  Not all hotel rooms are equipped with alarm clocks. While most hotels offer wake-up calls, a small travel alarm clock might prove useful.
  • Couples travelling together may find it wise to split their belongings between two suitcases. If one suitcase should go missing, neither person is left without a change of clothes.

Medical

  • Remember to pack any medications or prescriptions in your carry-on and not in your suitcase in case of emergency or luggage misplacement. Medications should be packed in their original containers for security reasons.
  • Keep a listing of your recent medical history with you, including medications you currently take, prescription or otherwise, as well as allergies you suffer from, and any medical conditions you have. Carry the listing in your wallet, and leave a copy with your emergency contact person at home.

Documents

  • Identify your luggage with an identification tag as well as your DeNureTours luggage tags.
  • If you carry travellers’ cheques, record the numbers of the cheques and keep this list in a separate location. When travelling as a couple, put some cheques in your partner’s name so you both have access to funds.
  • Always carry your travel insurance policy with you, and read it carefully before you leave.
  • Always carry your passport, or other important identification on your person. Make a photocopy to keep in your suitcase.
  • Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your return date. This is a requirement for entering certain countries.
  • Always check the spelling of your name on all documentation you receive. Often, your travel documents must match your passport or birth certificate. It is imperative that your legal name be listed correctly on your documents. Failure to comply may result in your being denied entry to a country, or boarding on an airplane or cruise ship. Name changes on documents may be subject to a change fee.
  • Use extra copies of your travel itinerary and hotel listing to distribute to friends or relatives, so you can be reached in case of emergency.
  • Keep a log of your purchases, including what you paid in foreign currency and the equivalent in Canadian dollars. This will assist you in filling out customs forms. Keep all receipts.

General Travel

  • Secure your home before you leave. Arrange for a friend or neighbour to pick up mail and check in periodically. Have someone cut your lawn (or shovel your driveway) and care for your property. Set automatic timers on the lights and television. Empty the refrigerator of perishables. Lower your thermostat to save on energy.
  • When flying, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and limit your intake of caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
  • To avoid circulatory problems on a plane or coach, walk up the aisle every hour or so. Periodically, stretch your legs, arms, shoulders and neck.
  • Arrive early for flights. DeNureTours recommends to check-in 90 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights, or 2-3 hours prior for international flights.
  • An inflatable travel pillow can make you more comfortable on long coach rides or flights. The U-shaped pillow keeps your head from rolling during travel, reducing the risk of neck pain.
  • Avoid the use of perfume or scented sprays on the coach or an airplane. These are confined spaces, so be courteous to your fellow travellers who may be allergic or sensitive to scents.
  • Get as much rest as possible before you leave.
  • Try your best to be flexible. Unexpected things can happen. Your holiday will be more enjoyable if you are open-minded.

Gratuities

Tips to waiters, taxi drivers, step-on guides, tour directors and drivers are a tangible way for you to express your appreciation for jobs well done. This practice, though customary, is voluntary and is not included in tour prices. As a guide to the amounts to tip, the following amounts are suggested:

  • Taxi Drivers – Drivers should be tipped 10% of the taxi fare.
  • Waiters – For meals that are not included in the tour price, tip waiters between 15% and 20% of your bill, but never less than $1.
  • Tour Directors and Drivers – A gratuity of $4 per person per day is suggested.

The pace of a tour varies by itinerary, as each destination, its sightseeing and the activities are unique. Pacing is often subject to personal interpretation, but our trip pace indicator on each tour page may assist you in determining if a tour is suitable for you.

Day-by-day itinerary descriptions can be found on our website or requested from our office. Generally, the more activities included, distance travelled in a day, or number of hotel changes, will increase the pace of a tour.

Some of the most unique sightseeing is found in locations that can be a challenge for motorcoaches, especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend packing walking shoes so you fully enjoy every aspect of your holiday.

Tours with the highest “On-the-go” ratings require a level of activity that is not suitable for those who use either walkers or wheelchairs. If a trip pace is not ideally suited for you, our reservations team will be happy to help you find your perfect vacation.

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