Chartered trips remove the stresses of driving, including traffic jams, route-finding, and bribing crooked toll-booth operators with Twinkies. Travel with ease using today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a round-trip Key West excursion with breakfast at Holiday Isle from Davis Tours (a $120 value). Tours are held on the weekend, departing around 7 a.m. Saturday and returning to Fort Lauderdale around 1 a.m. on Sunday. Choose from the following dates:
- January 14
- January 21
- January 28
- February 4
- February 11
- February 18<p>
Davis Tours’ fleet of charter buses zips passengers to an array of Florida destinations, with round-trip tours departing in the morning and returning home by bedtime. The round-trip Key West tour totes isle-explorers between Fort Lauderdale and Key West, crossing the scenic 126-mile Overseas Highway, noted for its 42 bridges and ordinances allowing dolphins to drive. Nearly half way to Key West, guests are treated to a buffet breakfast at Holiday Isle in Islamorada, where coffee, eggs, and bacon are sidekicked by fresh ocean breezes. After disembarking on Key West, guests are free to spend approximately nine hours touring the island, browsing local shops and visiting renowned sites, such as Hemingway’s estate and the Maritime Museum. After reveling with musicians and artists at Mallory Square’s nightly Sunset Celebration, guests hop back on the bus for a return trip to Fort Lauderdale marked by restful dreams of island life and shoe-shining Key deer.
For the past three decades, the Davis Tours fleet of buses and motorcoaches have ferried tour groups to scenic locales, from the island landscapes of Key West to the killer-whale tank of the Miami Seaquarium. Their staff can plan entire custom trips, from transportation to meals, or they can simply furnish groups with a bus. The prepackaged tours, meanwhile, whisk groups through the Florida Everglades in an airboat or off to a Brazilian dinner theater show with unlimited sangria.