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Overview

Greater Miami is many destinations in one. At its best it offers an unparalleled multicultural experience: melodic Latin and Caribbean tongues, international cuisines and cultural events, and an unmistakable joie de vivre—all against a beautiful beach backdrop. In Little Havana the air is tantalizing with the perfume of strong Cuban coffee. In Coconut Grove, Caribbean steel drums ring out during the Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival. Anytime in colorful Miami Beach restless crowds wait for entry to the hottest new clubs.

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Before You Go

Airport Check-In: It is recommended that you reconfirm your flight information and check in for your flights at the airline’s website 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure. Please bring all your final documents with you. It is important to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to departure for all domestic flights, and two to three hours prior to departure for international flights.

Required Documents: U.S. citizens must travel with a valid government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s license). Rules are subject to change at any time, without notice. For the most current information, visit the website for the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov.

Newlywed Information: Tickets and other travel documents must exactly match your current identification. If not, you could be denied boarding and no refund will be forthcoming.

Honeymoon Packages: Packages: Some hotels require a marriage certificate or license in order for you to receive the honeymoon package. Please bring this information with you if you are traveling on a honeymoon package.

Luggage: Baggage allowances and fees vary by airline. For airline baggage fees and policies please visit https://www.costcotravel.com/Info/Airline-Baggage. If baggage fees do apply, this cost will be additional and must be paid directly to the airline.

Travel Health Information: For the most current worldwide health information, consult your family physician or the official website for the Center for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/travel or by phone at 1-800-232-4636. You’ll find information on recent outbreaks, required vaccinations, insect protection, illness and injury abroad, and more.

General Safety Tips: By taking a few simple security precautions before and during your vacation, you can help ensure that you, your traveling companions, and your valuables are as safe and secure as possible.
  • To make it easier to replace your passport if it’s lost or stolen, in addition to your passport, take a photocopy of your passport information page (keeping it separate from your actual passport).
  • Carry only a limited amount of cash, just enough for gratuities and incidental purchases. Major credit cards are widely accepted and can be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Always lock your hotel room door (including patio and balcony door on any level of the building) and use the peephole before opening the door.
  • Store your valuables (such as cash, credit cards and airline tickets) in the hotel’s in-room safe or front desk safety deposit box.
  • If you must carry valuables on your person, do so in a pouch or money belt concealed under your clothing. Purses and backpacks can be easy targets for thieves.
  • For complete and current safety and security information, including travelers’ tips, public announcements, travel advisories and more, please visit the Web site of the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov.

Climate:
Average Fahrenheit Temperature:
May through September: 88° to 92°
October through April: 72° to 85°

Tropical Storm Season from June to November

Water Safety: Tap water is safe to drink.

Tipping: A 15% tip is customary for service. At All-Inclusive hotels, gratuities are generally included in the vacation price.

Local Currency: U.S. Dollar

Time Zone: Eastern

Telephone Information: Direct dialing for local and international telephone calls is available from most hotels and from most public phones.

Local Language: English

Transportation: Rental cars, taxis and buses are available. To determine time schedules, please inquire at your hotel.

Do Not Forget: Visitors are reminded to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, swimwear, insect repellent, personal prescriptions, a camera, film/memory card, an extra camera battery, comfortable walking shoes, and travel documents.

Planner

Miami and Miami Beach are year-round destinations. Most visitors come October through April, when the weather is close to perfect; hotels, restaurants, and attractions are busiest; and each weekend holds a festival or event. "Season" kicks off in December with Art Basel Miami Beach, and hotel rates don't come down until after the college kids have left from spring break.

It's hot and steamy from May through September, but nighttime temperatures are usually pleasant. Also, summer is a good time for the budget traveler. Many hotels lower their rates considerably, and many restaurants offer discounts—especially during Miami Spice in August, when slews of top restaurants offer special tasting menus at a steep discount (sometimes Spice runs for two months).

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Top Experiences

  • The Beach : Miami Beach has been rated as one of the 10 best in the world. White sand, warm water, and bronzed bodies everywhere provide just the right mix of relaxation and people-gazing.

  • Dining Delights : Miami's eclectic residents have transformed the city into a museum of epicurean wonders, ranging from Cuban and Argentine fare to fusion haute cuisine.

  • Wee-Hour Parties : A 24-hour liquor license means clubs stay open until 5 am, and after-parties go until noon the following day.

  • Picture-perfect People : Miami is a watering hole for the vain and beautiful of South America, Europe, and the Northeast. Watch them—or join them—as they strut their stuff on Lincoln Road, chow down in style at the Forge, and flaunt their tans on the white beds of the Shore Club hotel.

  • Art Deco District : Candy colors and neon as far as the eye can see will put a lift in your step.

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Activities

Make the most of your vacation by including an activity when you book your package. Please note, activities and tour credits are only available with a vacation package.

Everglades Airboat Adventure Tour

Discover a secretly preserved wilderness, made up of 1.2 million acres of grasslands and hardwood hammocks. Your experienced airboat captain-guide will narrate a 30-minute ride as you glide through the Everglades wilderness. In this unique ecosystem, you’ll take in breathtaking panoramic views and lush vegetation. Be on the lookout for alligators and other exotic wildlife in their natural habitat. After the airboat ride, watch the alligator wildlife show with plenty of time to experience the jungle walking trail filled with crocodilian exhibits. This venue has ample facilities throughout, including a restaurant and a gift shop.

Additional Information

Tour Details
Average Activity Level IconActivity Level: This tour requires an average level of fitness and mobility.

Tour Duration: 4 - 5 Hours


Tour Inclusion(s)
  • Admissions to the Everglades airboat ride, alligator demonstration and jungle trail
  • Transportation with English/Spanish driver
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers from select Miami Beach and Downtown Miami hotels (restrictions apply)
Days of Operation:
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Except: Not Available on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day
Departure Time(s)
  • Please contact tour company for schedule. Times are variable during a more limited schedule.
Cancellation Policy
  • This tour is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Additional Information
  • To confirm your tour and pickup information, contact Gray Line of Miami at 1-877-649-1258 at least 48 hours prior to the tour. On the day of your tour, please present your voucher to the Gray Line Miami representative upon pickup.
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Key West Day Trip

Cross 42 bridges and hop 32 islands before reaching the southernmost city in continental United States. Upon arrival, you’ll have time to explore Key West on your own. Popular optional activities include a visit to Hemingway's House, a trolley or train tour, a kayaking adventure or a dolphin-watching cruise. Be sure to check out Mallory Square, where a lively celebration takes place daily, and discover the variety of historic homes, bars, restaurants and galleries. Or, just relax on the beach and enjoy the smell of jasmine in the air. No preset activities are included, leaving you free to spend time however you please.

Additional Information

Tour Details

Tour Duration: 14 - 16 Hours


Tour Inclusion(s)
  • Motor coach Roundtrip Hotel Transfers from select Miami Beach and Downtown Miami Hotels or Fort Lauderdale
  • Bus Transportation with English/Spanish Driver
  • Local Taxes and Fees
Days of Operation:
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Except: Not Available on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day
Departs Between
  • 6:15   a.m. and 7:30   a.m.
Cancellation Policy
  • This tour is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Additional Information
  • To confirm your tour and pickup information, contact Gray Line of Miami at 1-877-649-1258 at least 48 hours prior to the tour. On the day of your tour, please present your voucher to the Gray Line Miami representative upon pickup.
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Key West Day Trip & Glass Bottom Boat Ride

Cross 42 bridges and hop 32 islands before reaching the southernmost city in the continental United States. Upon arrival, you’ll have time to explore Key West on your own. Popular optional activities include a visit to Hemingway's House, a trolley or train tour, a kayaking adventure or a dolphin-watching cruise. Be sure to check out Mallory Square, where a lively celebration takes place daily, and discover the variety of historic homes, bars, restaurants and galleries. Or, just relax on the beach and enjoy the smell of jasmine in the air. This package also includes an unforgettable glass bottom boat ride to Key West’s colorful coral reef, the third largest in the world.

Additional Information

Tour Details
Average Activity Level IconActivity Level: This tour requires an average level of fitness and mobility.

Tour Duration: 15 hours


Tour Inclusion(s)
  • 2 Hours Boat Ride in a Glass Bottom Boat in Key West
  • Bus Transportation with English/Spanish driver
  • Round-trip hotel transfers from select Miami Beach and Downtown Miami hotels
  • Local taxes and fees
Days of Operation:
  • Daily
  • Except: Not Available on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day
Departs Between
  • 6:15   a.m. and 7:30   a.m.
Cancellation Policy
  • This tour is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Additional Information
  • To confirm your tour and pickup information, contact Gray Line of Miami at 1-877-649-1258 at least 48 hours prior to the tour. On the day of your tour, please present your voucher to the Gray Line Miami representative upon pickup.
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Key West Day Trip & Snorkeling Trip

Cross 42 bridges and hop 32 islands before reaching the southernmost city in the continental United States. Upon arrival, you’ll have time to explore Key West on your own. Popular optional activities include a visit to Hemingway's House, a trolley or train tour, a kayaking adventure or a dolphin-watching cruise. Be sure to check out Mallory Square, where a lively celebration takes place daily, and discover the variety of historic homes, bars, restaurants, and galleries. Or, just relax on the beach and enjoy the smell of jasmine in the air. This package includes a catamaran snorkeling cruise - a memorable chance to discover a whole new underwater world. The coral reef of Key West, Florida is the 3rd largest in the world. It is a home to numerous fish, animals and plants. This reef can be snorkeled year-round because of its warm, tropical waters.

Additional Information

Tour Details

Tour Duration: 15 hours


Tour Inclusion(s)
  • Round-trip Bus Transfers from select Miami Beach and Downtown Miami Hotels
  • Motor coach Transportation with English/Spanish driver
  • Snorkeling tour: 3 Hour Visit to the Coral Reef in a 65 Foot Catamaran
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Local Taxes and Fees
Days of Operation:
  • Daily
  • Except: Not Available on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day
Departs Between
  • 6:15   a.m. and 7:30   a.m.
Cancellation Policy
  • A 100% cancellation fee will apply for no-shows or if the reservation is canceled within one day prior to arrival
Additional Information
  • To confirm your tour and pickup information, contact Gray Line of Miami at 1-877-649-1258 at least 48 hours prior to the tour. On the day of your tour, please present your voucher to the Gray Line Miami representative upon pickup.
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Miami Attractions - New Guided City Tour

Experience the cultural heritage and modern-day glitz of Miami during a three-hour sightseeing tour by mini bus. You’ll catch amazing skyline views and see the city's iconic art deco architecture, plus visit Little Havana for a taste of Miami’s Cuban culture and the Wynwood Art District, with its galleries, street art, and people watching. During this leisurely ride, an informative guide will tell you about Miami's popular music scene and prominent art enclaves. Your tour also includes visits to Miami's famous Coconut Grove and Coral Gables neighborhoods.

Additional Information

Tour Details

Tour Duration: 3 - 4 Hours


Tour Inclusion(s)
  • Hotel pick-up from select Miami Beach and Downtown Miami hotels
  • Fully Bilingual Narrated Tour
  • Stops at Coco Walk, Little Havana and Wynwood
Days of Operation:
  • Wednesday, Saturday
  • Except: Not Available on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day
Departs Between
  • 9:00   a.m. and 9:45   a.m.
Cancellation Policy
  • This tour is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Additional Information
  • To confirm your tour and pickup information, contact Gray Line of Miami at 1-877-649-1258 at least 48 hours prior to the tour. On the day of your tour, please present your voucher to the Gray Line Miami representative upon pickup.
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Transfers

Region: Miami
Transfer Company: Gray Line Tours
Telephone: 877-643-1258

Rental Cars

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Miami International Airport (MIA)
3900 NW 25th St., Miami, FL, 33142
Telephone: 305-633-6076
Monday-Friday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Miami Beach (Collins Ave)
4332 Collins Ave. #104, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
Telephone: 305-532-8257
Monday-Friday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Downtown InterContinental
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL, 33131
Telephone: 305-874-2305
Monday-Friday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Only Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
600 Terminal Drive #202, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33315
Telephone: 800-992-9823
Monday-Friday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Rates Include

  • Rates include the daily rental rate, the Florida state general excise tax, the daily vehicle rental surcharge, the daily vehicle licensing and registration fee, and the airport concession recovery fee (where applicable).

Renter Qualifications

  • Renters must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the rental. Renters ages 21-24 will be subject to a daily surcharge.
  • Major credit card in own name (AMEX, VISA, MasterCard).

Additional Driver Policy

  • One additional driver is included in the rates.
  • Additional drivers must be at least 21 years of age. Drivers 21 to 25 years of age are subject to the underage driver's fee.

Safety

  • Florida state law requires that a child under 4 years of age (up to about 40 lbs) is properly restrained in a child safety seat. (Renter responsible for securing child passenger in child safety seat in rental vehicle.)

Items on Request

  • A request for hand controls must be requested directly through Alamo's Tour Help Desk.

Accident Protection Plan

  • Optional insurance plans are available to book directly through Alamo at the rental location.

Drop Charges

    • Drop fees do not apply when picking up and returning the car within the state of Florida, with the exception of Key West, Florida.
    • If the vehicle is returned to Key West, Florida or another location outside the state of Florida, an additional drop charge will apply, and is payable to Alamo directly.
    • Fee varies by location.
    *Drop charges are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

  • There will be no charge for cancellations made prior to pick-up date.


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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33315
Telephone: 954-359-2400
Monday-Friday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Rates Include

  • Rates include the daily rental rate, the Florida state general excise tax, the daily vehicle rental surcharge, the daily vehicle licensing and registration fee, and the airport concession recovery fee (where applicable).

Renter Qualifications

  • Valid driver's license in own name (required by law). Foreign renters must have a valid license from their home country. An international license alone is not acceptable.
  • Major credit card in own name (AMEX, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and Diners Club)
  • Renters must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the rental. Renters ages 21-24 will be subject to a daily surcharge.

Additional Driver Policy

  • One additional driver is included in the rates.
  • For additional drivers beyond the one complimentary, a daily fee will apply and will be charged at the Budget rental location will be subject to a daily surcharge.

Safety

  • Florida state law requires that a child under 4 years of age (up to about 40 lbs) is properly restrained in a child safety seat. (Renter responsible for securing child passenger in child safety seat in rental vehicle.)
  • Child safety seats are available for a daily surcharge and must be requested in advance.

Items on Request

  • A request for hand controls must be requested directly through Budget's Tour Help Desk.

Accident Protection Plan

  • Optional insurance plans are available to book directly through Budget at the rental location.

Drop Charges

    • Drop fees do not apply when picking up and returning the car within the state of Florida, with the exception of Key West, Florida.
    • If the vehicle is returned to Key West, Florida or another location outside the state of Florida, an additional drop charge will apply, and is payable to Budget directly.
    • Fee varies by location.
    *Drop charges are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

  • There will be no charge for cancellations made prior to pick-up date.


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