Group posted: 3/27/2019
FT LAUDERDALE BOAT PARADE & CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
12/13/2019 - 12/15/2019
GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS...So much included...Hotel, Some Meals, Escorted, Most Meals and More!
…Golden Anchor Trips
Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Pageant
& Christmas Boat Parade
SO MUCH Is Included ~ Motorcoach Transportation from The Villages ~ SPECIAL Cancellation Policy with FREE name changes & Future Travel Credits ~ FREE Meal Package ~ FREE Escorted Experience ~ And so much more!
3-Day FT. LAUDERDALE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT & CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE TOUR from just $499. This amazing trip is a Golden Anchor Trips EXCLUSIVE and SO MUCH is Included! Best of all no need to worry about planning meals as you enjoy Breakfast and Dinner daily. Special highlights include a RESERVED SEATS for the Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Pageant (America’s largest) and Ft Lauderdale Christmas Boat Parade (America’s largest). A great Christmas-themed experience.
This is the ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for a first-class experience. This is the ONLY 2019 departure so we recommend you act fast!
TRIP ITINERARY: Departs December 13, 2019
Day 1 | Motor Coach to Ft. Lauderdale / Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Pageant
Today you begin a wonderful Christmas-themed experience including two of America’s biggest holiday events. Board your motor coach at the Anchors Away Cruises & Tours Oxford office (11848 C.R. 105, Oxford, FL) and travel to Ft. Lauderdale, down the Florida Turnpike, making a lunch stop at one of the rest areas along the way. Upon arrival in Ft. Lauderdale check into the Wyndam Hotel Ft Lauderdale (or similar). Tonight enjoy included buffet dinner at the church before attending the world famous Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Pageant (America’s largest holiday show). This will be one of the highlights of your entire holiday season.
about the Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Pageant
This is America’s LARGEST Christmas Pageant Event. The award winning show is back for its 35th year and you won’t want to miss this year’s show! This broadway-style Christmas show features a coast of over 300 performers. This one-of-a-kind celebration brings in entertainment and celebration of the Christmas season.
FROM THE STREET CORNER TO THE CITY SQUARE, the sights and sounds of Christmas surround us during this wonderful season. We are especially delighted that you have chosen to make the Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant part of your holiday festivities!
MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS AGO, the Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant premiered for the very first time at a nearby civic auditorium. On our 10th Anniversary, we celebrated the opening of our current Auditorium, custom-designed for this annual presentation of the Christmas story. For our 20th Anniversary, we introduced a new grand Austrian Curtain and new settings for both acts of our program designed especially for this production by George and Goldberg. This design firm’s credits include the Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the El Capitan Theatre, the Millennium Village at EPCOT, Super Bowl XXVI, and televised concerts. The stage was designed by Broadway designers Peter Wolf (“Peter Pan”) and Bill Eckart (“Cinderella”). The Silver Anniversary of the Christmas Pageant provided a time of reflection and expansion, with new flying effects, more original music and a cavalcade of new costumes.
THE FORT LAUDERDALE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT features a festive opening scene with familiar carols in a turn-of-the-century setting, a concert of inspirational contemporary songs, and a musical drama of the nativity and life of Christ.
ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED ASPECTS of the Pageant is the role played by young people, featuring hundreds of children and students from weeks-old babies (in the starring role!) to high school seniors who’ve been part of the Pageant all their lives. For example, a young violin prodigy who grew up in our church became a teenager virtuoso and served as concertmaster for our adult Pageant orchestra before beginning his service with the Marines. In previous years, our kids performed a specially composed "Lauderdilly Christmas" recorded at Disney studios. This original mini-musical was written for the Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant by composers David and Celeste Clydesdale. (The Clydesdales also wrote the new Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom parade, “Share a Dream Come True,” as well as the music which serenades the park during the fireworks finale over Cinderella’s Castle).
Day 2 | Saw Grass Mills Outlet Center / Winterfest Christmas Boat Parade
Breakfast is included this morning. Today you have a last minute of holiday shopping at world famous Sawgrass Mills, Florida’s largest shopping destination. Tonight dinner at Bubba Gump's (or similar) is included. Next you enjoy reserved seats for the largest and most spectacular holiday boat parade in America. The parade will be watched by more than 1 million people and more than 6 million will watch on TV. This will be an incredible holiday experience.
about the Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Boat Parade
This is America’s LARGEST Christmas boat parade and called “The Greatest Show on H20.” This parade includes $50 million dollar yachts and is a parade where ‘THE FLOATS REALLY FLOAT.’ You enjoy the parade from the vantage of RESERVED grandstand seats and will be in the heart of all the action. More than 200 yachts, boats and barges of all sizes and shapes are decorated for the parade. Unique is that there is a percentage of ‘illumination’ rule which means the number of lights and special effects aboard the boat floats will be amazing to witness.
Day 3 | Las Olas Boulevard / Travel home
Breakfast is included this morning. Today you enjoy sightseeing in Ft Lauderdale including some holiday shopping at famous Las Olas Boulevard. Later you travel home with many wonderful memories of the holiday events of South Florida.
POLICIES & PRICE…
$499 per person Double
$679 per person Single
Not Available - 3rd/4th
Rates are valid for: December 13, 2019 departure
Rates were valid on December 31, 2018 and are subject to change
PAYMENTS: $100 PP non-refundable deposit due upon booking. Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure.
CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Golden AnchorTrips has a unique cancellation policy for motorcoach tours. Of course, traditional travel insurance is available from your Golden Anchor Trips agent and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. But for this motorcoach tour we have a very liberal cancellation policy THAT INCLUDES FREE name changes and even Future Travel Certificates that provides for your piece of mind:
Before Final Payment: DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE
120 - 91 Days Prior to Departure: FREE name changes or if you must cancel you will receive a 50% credit issued as a FUTURE TRAVEL CERTIFICATE for any trips with Anchors Away Cruises & Tours and valid for the next 12 months after cancellation.
90 - 61 Days Prior to Departure: FREE name changes or if you must cancel you will receive a 25% credit issued as a FUTURE TRAVEL CERTIFICATE for any trips with Anchors Away Cruises & Tours and valid for the next 12 months after cancellation.
60 - 31 Days Prior to Departure: Free name changes or if you must cancel a 100% penalty applies.
30 - 16 Days Prior to Departure: Vendor Fee charges for name changes or if you must cancel a 100% penalty applies.
15 - 4 Days Prior to Departure: Vendor Fee charges for name changes or if you must cancel a 100% penalty applies.
3 Days - 25 Hours Prior to Departure: Name changes subject to vendor approval or if you must cancel a 100% penalty.
24 Hours Prior to Departure till Departure of Trip: No Name Change Allowed and Non Refundable.
NOTE: you may only select a name change or a cancellation future travel certificate.
WHAT’S INCLUDED and what’s not included…
SO MUCH IS INCLUDED… EVERYTHING! Just compare Golden Anchor Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive. No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel. We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. Golden Anchor Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience. (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities are not included.)
MOTORCOACH TRANSPORTATION: We offer transportation pick ups from our office in The Villages, 11848 C.R. 105, Oxford. The pick up location listed here is subject to change.
FIRST CLASS (3 Star) HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 nights Ft. Lauderdale is included.
FREE MEAL PACKAGE: Most Meals including ALL Breakfasts, and one dinner. The cost of meals while you are traveling is a substantial cost. That is already included in your price. Most meals are already planned for. Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this FREE program already included. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!
SIGHTSEEING as outlined in itinerary on the ITINERARY Tab. Every effort has been made to include all the “must see” attractions in each destination, yet provide time for individual exploration.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: There are some things that are not possible to include. Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities) are NOT included in your price. Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.
WHAT IS ’Golden Anchor TRIPS’ ALL ABOUT…
SO MUCH IS INCLUDED… EVERYTHING! Just compare with the competition and find out all of the value you receive. No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel. We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. Golden Anchor Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience. (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)
Golden Anchor TRIPS TOUR ESCORT, or Host: Having an experienced Escort to ensure the smooth operation of the trip, answer your individual questions and be of assistance in the event of an emergency is of great value. Compare how much more it would cost if you had to purchase this free program already included. (see FAQ policy description for full details.)
LEISURELY PACED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED: While many trips shuttle their guest from destination to destination, the Golden Anchor Trips philosophy is to offer a more leisure paced tour to ensure an in-depth experience for our guest. With Golden Anchor Trips your travel experience will be a journey under the philosophy of taking your time. Have the time to enjoy where you are visiting.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Escort or Host: Either way you are going to get local knowledge on the destination you are visiting. We provide a special Golden Anchor Trips Escort that travels with you on the included land portion of the trip when there is a minimum of 30 guests. If there are less, then we provide a local host that provides that same experience. Either way, you are going to enjoy a personal and intimate experience with local experts of the region you are visiting.
FREE Meal Package: A core philosophy of Golden Anchor Trips is to be inclusive with meals. This means providing Breakfast daily & some Dinners as noted in your itinerary while on the tour portion of your trip. This will be provided as a planned meal or in some instances as a credit to allow you choice (depending on the convenience for our guests in the destination we are visiting).
MOTOR COACH SEATING: Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee seating aboard the motor coach. The Escort will implement a seat rotation plan.
EVENTS: We are unable to gurantee specific seating at any of the events.
What’s Not Included: There are some things that are not possible to include. Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities) are NOT included in your price. Also travel components (like local taxes and on-site resort fees) in some some cities that can’t be prepaid,