Best of Tampa: Ybor City, Historic Tampa Bay Hotel and IKEA!

Tampa is as historic as it is modern! Such historic locations surrounded by a modern city! Today we will set out to tour Tampa. Our first stop is the former Tampa Bay Hotel. The 1891 hotel is now a national historic landmark and home to the University of Tampa and the Henry B. Plant museum. The hotel is referred to as Florida’s “first Magic Kingdom.” It features original opulent furnishings and artifacts collected over the years. Enjoy a guided tour of the hotel and grounds, home to the University of Tampa. We will cruise around the Bayshore Blvd area en route to the National Landmark District of Ybor City. Your trip will include a visit to Cuba! Really! We will stop at the Jose Marti Park, the piece of land does not belong to the United States. It is part of the Republic of Cuba! So technically you will visit Cuban soil! We will explore the Old-world charm and fresh feel of Ybor City, built around its cigar factories, and as many stories as shops to tell. And of course we can’t come to Ybor City without visiting a cigar store and see the cigar making process!.There will be ample time for lunch and shopping.

Since we are so close... have you ever been curious to see what IKEA is all about? The IKEA concept is about providing a range of home furnishings and decorations that are AFFORDABLE! We will drop by for a quick look! You will find everything you need for every room of your house, from small (candles, silverware) to huge! (full furnishings!) And you must check out the Swedish Food Market with everything from candy to Swedish meatballs (of course!!) ! Don’t worry, if you see something you have to have that won’t fit on the motorcoach… IKEA will deliver it to your home!

DEPARTURE DATES: Select the departure date associated with your pick up city (all departure dates are not available for all cities so please see the exact pick up locations and dates as follows):

Pickup Locations:

North Florida route: Leesburg, Ocala, and The Villages
2016: December 13
2017: April 19

I-75 Route: Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice

2017: April 25

Polk route: Lakeland, Winter Haven
2017: April 26

SW Florida: Naples, Ft. Myers, Port Charlotte
2017: April: 18

Whats included

  • Legendary Journeys Escorted HOST to make the day fun

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation

  • Private Guided Tour

  • Visit former Tampa Bay Hotel & Grounds

  • Guided Tour Highlights of Ybor City

  • Leisure time in Ybor City and IKEA<

$53 Per Person

TRAVEL CLUB DISCOUNT: Legendary Journeys TRAVEL CLUB MEMBERS may deduct $15 as a reward for membership. Every person on your reservation that is a Travel Club member will qualify for this discount.  If you have not joined our travel club we HIGHLY encourage you to do so and you can do this during the online booking or in one of our offices. (and this discount will be shown separately on your invoice)

ON LINE BOOKING DISCOUNT: You may deduct $5 as a reward for booking your day trip online EXCLUSIVELY at (It is the fastest way to confirm your day trip seats and this discount are for every person on your reservation.  OF COURSE, you can call or come into any Legendary Journeys office for reservations but you will not qualify for this discount.  Additionally, on line reservations is an easy and fast process to confirm by credit card online. (and this discount will be shown separately on your invoice)

PAYMENTS: Full payment due upon booking by credit card (online bookings at or
Check ONLY (when making reservations through our offices).

CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Reservations are non-refundable after booking.

TRIP INFORMATION: Electronic document confirmation with pick up location and times will be sent to you by email approximately 1 week prior to departure.

BOARDING THE COACH FOR THE DAY TRIP: For motorcoach insurance purposes, a Government issued picture ID must be presented to the Legendary Journeys HOST to board the motorcoach.  We regret that if the picture ID does not match your booking reservation name you will not be allowed to board the tour and there is no refund. We regret, for insurance purposes, there can be no exceptions to this policy.



Number of Days: 1

Starting From: $33

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