Dayaway Travel Club
Presents Travel by Design
“Dayaways” and “Mini Vacations”
“If you’ve got a hobby we’ve got a tour”
The Travel Desk is open Mondays from 11am to noon at Freedom 7 Cocoa Beach Country Club.
Travel Club benefit: Free door to door transportation
with individual non-group vacations or cruises of 7 days or longer booked through the club!
(Groups usually choose one location for transfers) 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!
Congratulations! Today is your day.
The Yalaha Bakery, Withlacoochee River and Stumpknocker’s
Our first stop this morning will be the Yalaha German Bakery on route. The Bakery famous for its’ fresh breads also has a wide assortment of German Pastries. Here you can also visit a small Amish Market next door. The nearby Mission Inn is beautiful and takes its’ inspiration from a Spanish Style Mission with fountains and lush scenery.
The boat is a 24-foot covered pontoon boat. In our beautiful Florida weather, the boat is open most of the year with just the top covered and in some of our cooler or wetter days that do tend to pop up occasionally the boat can be enclosed. So, if you like boating you will like the tours in the beautiful scenic area of the Withlacoochee River all year. On a lazy, lazy day, can you think of anything better to do than cruise down a cool river? Captain Mike's Lazy River Cruises offers guided boat tours down the Withlacoochee River, Rainbow Springs River& Lake Rousseau. What better way is there to view great wildlife and great scenery than from a relaxing seat on a boat ride? The tours are from a covered pontoon boat with very plush seating. They leave from Stumpknocker's, a favorite local restaurant, so passengers can have dinner at 2pm before their cruise at 3:30pm. The rivers in Florida offer some of the best bird watching in the U.S. The River is much as it was when the Indians canoed it a hundred years ago. There are many varieties of birds such as herons, egrets, hawks, and eagles, along with many other types of animals especially our ALLIGATORS. Captain Mike has been voted the best tour guide by the local community year after year. He has certificates in Eco-tourism and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the rivers, their wildlife and the native flora and fauna and their history. Leave Suntree 8:15am SB 8:30am and Cocoa Beach Country Club 9am Return Late Afternoon around 6:30 to 7pm. Members $65 Guests $70 Rate Includes Tour, Boat Ride and Transportation!
Summer Crush Winery Neil Diamond Tribute Show June 22 and Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center
The Ocean Discovery Visitors Center is a destination where the community can come to learn about the research conducted by the marine scientists, engineers and students at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Since its remodel in January 2017, the center houses five educational exhibits including Marine Drug Discovery, Marine Mammal Research & Conservation, Aquaculture & Stock Enhancement, Marine Ecosystem Health and Ocean Engineering. Visitors are welcome to explore these exhibits on their own or participate in a free 30-45 minute interpretive tour provided by a FAU Harbor Branch Graduate Student. The center also features a video theater, aquaria relevant to research topics, interactive displays, a touch tank, gift shop and student information station.
NEIL DIAMOND fans... don't miss the talent behind the premier Neil Diamond Tribute Show for over 20 years; Denny Svehla (aka Denny Diamond) when he graces the Surf Room main stage for the first time.
Members $45 Guests $50 including tours, winery, transportation and concert
Leave Suntree 8:30am and Satellite Beach Schechter Center 8:45am Return 5 to 5:30pm
Floatathon 2019 Ginnie Springs July 13
Ginnie Springs is a privately-owned park with tubing, swimming & snorkeling in a pristine environment! ALCOHOL PERMITTED! “The most popular freshwater dive site in the world can be found at Ginnie Springs on the banks of the Santa Fe River” called Visibility Forever by Jacques Cousteau.
Great Outdoors voted best new Restaurant in Florida is located in a former 1800’s Opera House converted into a 2-story restaurant reflecting High Springs’ outdoor activities for which it is named & located in. High Springs is a nostalgic look at old Florida known for Quaint & colorful shops, cafes, Southern décor & Oak Trees with Spanish Moss! Members $75, Guests $80
Rate includes transportation & park entrance! Tube rentals & lunch are extra! Bring Sun Screen, Snorkel, Towel, Swim wear & change of clothes. Mini Bus for 14 passengers Saturday, July 13 Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 7:45am, Returns around 9pm _________________________________________________________________________
July 27 Lake Placid Caladium Festival Annual Caladium Festival in Lake Placid Florida, the Town of Murals
Caladium Festival Lake Placid Florida Includes a tour of the Caladium Growing Fields, Farms and Life size Murals. Virtually all of the World’s Caladiums are grown here in Lake Placid, Florida. If you travel to Tulip time in Amsterdam or the Chelsea Flower Show in London, the Caladiums will still be from Lake Placid. The Mural Society contributes to the beauty of our town and helps preserve our colorful history. 36 murals grace the sides of buildings around town and even the trash containers have color and style. $70 members $75 guests Leave 7am Suntree, 7:15am SB and 7:45am CB Return around 7 to 7:30pm
Lunch on own at Jaxson’s by the Lake (check them out at www.hookiemelt.com) or the Diner depending on wait times!
Lake Placid Florida has so much to offer; it's no wonder more and more people are calling it home! Just ask Reader's Digest who voted Lake Placid Florida America's Most Interesting Town!!
Known as the Caladium Capital of the World, Lake Placid has 27 freshwater lakes, beautiful Murals around town depicting our history, Toby's Clown School and the historical Happiness Tower which rises 270 feet above ground. (Sorry, Tower tours are not available at this time)
Annually, we have our Country Fair and Caladium Festivals. Enjoy a historically good time at the Depot Museum which is the home of the red caboose and local history artifacts displayed by the Lake Placid Historical Society.
Indoor attractions include a movie about the making of the murals and framed renditions of all of the town’s now 40 something murals and the Caladium coop arts and crafts shop made up of several of the local artisans crafts, antiques and small gift items available for purchase.
They have added a Vintage and special cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique tractors gather to participate in this increasingly popular car show.
Where is the Lake Wales Ridge, and how did it form?
Why so special?
Sunday August 4th- The Southern Living Island House Crane Island and the Kingsly Plantation on Amelia Island
This trip where the past meets the present is charming so you can now take advantage of the longer days to see more of this special destination.
The first stop will be Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island which is home to Victorian Architecture in the historic town of 8 flags. Picturesque shops and buildings line the streets and the seashores. Two of the restaurant choices directly overlooks the Shrimp Docks of the Amelia River.
Within Crane Island’s 185 acres of maritime forest preserve, the Idea House sits on the marshy banks of the Intracoastal Waterway. The white, Victorian-style beach house encourages indoor/outdoor living, with 1,400 square feet of porch space in the front and back. The home’s distinct Southern design mixes Lowcountry style with historic Fernandina Beach architecture. We’ll be creating a signature Southern Living Crane Island Lantern with Carolina Lanterns (which readers will be able to purchase!). An interior color palette influenced by the natural setting weaves throughout the house, creating a calming, cozy retreat for coastal getaways. Once the Idea House is completed, readers will be able to buy the house plan and build a Southern beach house of their own.
The most prominent features of Kingsley Plantation are the owner's house—a structure of architectural significance built probably between 1797 and 1798 that is cited as being the oldest surviving plantation house in the state—and an attached kitchen house, barn, and remains of 25 anthropologically valuable slave cabins that endured beyond the U.S. Civil War (1861–1865). The foundations of the house, kitchen, barn and the slave quarters were constructed of cement tabby, making them notably durable. Archeological evidence found in and around the slave cabins has given researchers insight into African traditions among slaves who had recently arrived in North America.
Zephaniah Kingsley wrote a defense of slavery and the three-tier social system that acknowledged the rights of free people of color that existed in Florida under Spanish rule. Kingsley briefly served on the Florida Territorial Council, planning the transition when Florida was annexed by the United States. During his time on the council, he attempted to influence Florida lawmakers to recognize free people of color and allow mixed-race children to inherit property. In addition to the architectural qualities, the site is significant as his home and that of his unique family.
Members $79 Guests $85 including entrance fees, sightseeing, tour guide, and transportation
Saturday August 10 The Norton Gallery and a Tour of Palm Beach
The Norton Gallery and Gardens are now the largest art Gallery in the State.
The Chihuly Ceiling alone is worth the price of admission
The top European Masters are featured here including Gaugin, Monet and Picasso.
Modern and Asian art have sections here as well.
Special Temporary Exhibits include- See and Be Seen: Picturing Notoriety
Small Worlds: Five Centuries of European Prints and Drawings
Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection
The Driving tour of the Palm Beaches includes Worth Avenue, Via Mizner, Mar a Lago (unless Trump is there), also owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post and Yoko Ono, and the Harriet Himmel Gilman Theater designed to resemble the Paris Opera House and located at City Place, the model for the Avenue of Viera shops. The driving tour continues past Peanut Island and the Singer Island named after Paris Singer of Singer Sewing Machines, PGA Boulevard, Lost Tree Village home to Jack Nicklaus, MacArthur Park, and the Gardens Mall of the Palm Beaches. The 73 room Whitehall, is the magnificent mansion of Florida’s premier developer, Henry Morrison Flagler who also owned the original Hotel at the Breakers. The Photogenic Society of the Four Arts includes Sculpture, Education and Gardens.
Members $75 Guests $80 includes Transportation, Admissions, Tour Guide and a guided city tour of Palm Beach. Leave Suntree Red Ginger 8am Satellite Beach Schechter Center 8:15am and Cocoa Beach 8:45am with around a 6:30 to 7pm return.
Saturday, August 17 -Mount Dora, Yalaha German Bakery and the 275h Annual Harvest Grape Stomp Festival at the Lakeridge Winery!
We’ll start the day in quaint Mount Dora visiting the Lakeside Inn of the 1880’s with its famous rocking chairs overlooking Lake Dora. Mount Dora is more known for its resemblance to a New England town than the South. The town features shops, lighthouse, yacht club, restaurants, nostalgia, antiques, Amish ice cream, miniature doll houses, and a Sears Mail Order house which now houses a collection of Thomas Kinkaid, the painter of light. The Donnelly House is a striking piece of Victorian Gothic architecture located directly across the street from Donnelly Park. Yalaha German Bakery looks like an Alpine Scene out of Hansel and Gretel in the Black Forest. Speaking of the Black Forest have you tried their cake at the Yalaha Bakery? The Bakery Exports Breads including the 7 Grain Wheat bread all over the US. Rate $59 members $65 guests Leave Suntree Red Ginger 8am Satellite Beach Schechter Center 8:15am and Cocoa Beach 8:45am Rate includes transportation, tour guide, entrance fee, and taxes, lunch cost is not included but many choices are available. Lakeridge Winery's flagship festival has the ever-popular annual stomping of the grapes and loads of fun for the entire family, all ages welcomes to participate. Incredible live Music can be enjoyed during the entire weekend. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tastings.
August 31 Road Trip to Stones Tribute - Daytona Beach Bandshell
Actual concert starts at 7:15 pm. After Concert includes FIREWORKS!
The U.S. Stones are the only Rolling Stones Tribute Band to have a young in his prime Mick Jagger clone with all the moves and signature voice. Their Keith Richards is dead on and their Ron Wood gets mobbed because he looks just like the real deal. This is like seeing the Stones in the mid-70s at the height of their career. This is an 8-piece band with keys, horns and more, just like the real thing, no tracks and as authentic as it gets. It’s an amazing full sounding Rolling Stones event that will blow you away with hit after hit! The U.S. STONES have played large festivals to 20,000 in Ft. Myers for New Year’s Eve, were chosen by the Miami Dolphins to play their huge Landshark Stage, to playing great venues like Jannus Live St. Pete, Daytona Beach Bandshell, B.B. Kings and more
Join thousands of locals & visitors at this historic coquina amphitheater to enjoy the sights & sounds of summer. Park in the Ocean Center garage, take the crosswalk to the Bandshell in Oceanfront Park, rent a chair (1 for $3 or 2 for $5), purchase a drink & enjoy the show. VIP tickets including chair sell for an additional $10 plus fee if you feel the need to be even closer than our section.
Leaving 3:00 pm SHARP in HUGE Air Conditioned Mini Bus
from World of Beer Viera, 2290 Town Center Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32940
I-95 Exit 191 west to traffic circle, then right (north) to first traffic light. Right turn into parking lot, left at end of lane. Cracker Barrel Titusville exit 215 west.
Coolers allowed on transportation – imbibing allowed! This event will run, rain or shine. It will NOT be cancelled! Central hub of Daytona Beach. Large selection of restaurants including My Pi Pizza, Bubba Gump's Shrimp Factory, Sloppy Joe's, Johnny Rockets, Mai Tai's, Coldstone Creamery and Maui Nix. Nearby is Boardwalk Amusement Area and Pier, an old-time arcade, Ferris wheel, board walk on the ocean.
Includes a side trip to a Daytona Chocolate Factory. Only $55 per seat, cash or check, or $58 per seat by credit card. Rate includes transportation, taxes, tolls, tour guides, & gratuities. Reservations are secured by payment in full. Include your name(s), Cell Phone, E-mail & pick-up point. Cancellation Policy: Full refund until two weeks prior to departure. No refund after unless substitution made. All prices and itineraries subject to change based upon availability.
RESERVATION FORM: Reservations are on a request basis until payment is received. Please place your reservations and make checks payable to Florida Greeters, Inc. and mail to: 6300 North Wickham Road, # 130-222 Melbourne, FL 32940 or credit card by Phone (321)259-6300 Internet: www.dayawaytravelclub.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rates Includes: Transportation aboard Mini Bus 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.