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14th ICID - Miami, Florida, USA - March 9-12, 2010
  Held at the Hyatt Regency Miami (400 SE 2nd Avenue)

Tours

GEP South Florida is pleased to offer a variety of sightseeing and transportation options to enhance your visit to South Florida and the 14th ICID. Please visit our website at http://www.regonline.com/ISID14Tours for complete booking information. Additionally, we are pleased to offer pre & post conference activities, airport transportation, and more during your stay in Miami, FL.

Please note that all tours will depart from James L. Knight Center
            •  All cancellations must be made in writing.
            •  No refunds will be given after February 1, 2010.
            •  No refunds will be granted for no-show reservations.
            •  All approved refunds will be processed and issued within 60 days after the congress

 
Biscayne Bay Hydrobike & Kayak Discovery

Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 9:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

Launch from the shoreline into the clear, shallow waters off Key Biscayne on both an innovative hydrobike and a sleek kayak. Paddle and peddle your way past areas teaming with wildlife as your guide introduces the ecology and history of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

US$ 230.00
Casa Casuarina – Versace Mansion South Beach

Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 10:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

Hidden from the world, behind high walls and ornate gifts, lies a refuge in the heart of Miami Beach, Casa Casuarina, a Spanish palace by the sea. Exclusive tours include world renowned interior designer and architect Massimo Comoli, who worked as lead interior designer with Gianni Versace for 11 years as well as being intricately involved in the creation of Casa Casuarina. Guests will enjoy the stories and explanations of how Gianni Versace transformed the villa into what it is today.

US$ 158.00
Cuban Heritage Tour

Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 10:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

Come with us on a journey through the story of Miami’s Cuban community. Experience the passion and vision that these motivated exiles brought to their new home. We will be visiting Miami’s own version of the Statue of Liberty, a well loved marketplace, great Cuban food spots, moving monuments, lively street scenes and a place of spiritual reflection and longing. Take in the smells, sights, sounds and colors of a street that launched the dramatic transformation of Miami over four decades ago and prepare yourself for a day of discovery and fun.

US$ 158.00
Deep Sea Fishing

Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 10:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

Experienced fisherman will guide your group as you saltwater fish for grouper, sailfish, marlin, kingfish, snapper, barracuda, and many more (in season). South Florida is known for some of the best sport fishing in the world. Your boat will be completely outfitted with tournament quality equipment. All vessels are equipped with a licensed captain and mate that know where the best areas are for saltwater fishing. Boats hold six guests plus the crew.

US$ 370.00
Everglades Adventure

Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 10:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

The Everglades Adventure from Miami takes you on a visit to the largest remaining Everglades swamp-land in the world. You’ll experience the thrilling sensation of an airboat ride and you will witness the serene beauty of the untamed wilderness of the Everglades. You will see alligators, turtles, rare birds and all other sorts of plant and animal life.

US$ 65.00
Historic Art Deco Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 10:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

This ninety-minute walking tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern (MiMo) styles found within the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Explore hotels, restaurants, and other commercial structures with a visit to a number of interiors.

US$ 57.00
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Jungle Island

Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 10:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

Nestled between the sleek skyscrapers of downtown and the glamour of South Beach, sits Jungle Island. The sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay surround the lush gardens and tropical foliage of this remarkable venue. A professional tour guide will take you on a journey through the jungle learning about the history of the park and the animals in habit it. This trip is sure to be one of the many highlights of you stay.

US$ 88.00
Mansion & Marina Cruise

Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 10:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

During the 90 minute cruise, the narrator will entertain your guests with his hilarious antics as he regales stories and glimpses into the historical past and present of Miami. This cruise allows guests to peek into the backyards of many celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estafan and Barry Gibb. Other propertiesof interest include the honeymoon cottage of Liz Taylor and Eddie Fisher and the home used in the film “The Specialist” that starred Sharon Stone and Sylvester Stallone. On Palm Island guests will see one of Al Capone’s old mansions.

US$ 58.00
Miami City Tour

Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 10:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

Be amazed at the tumultuous history of Miami real estate on this exciting tour. See the sites of early developments, including those of the Mackle Brothers, Tatum Brothers, George Merrick and Carl Fisher.
Hear tales of scoundrels and syndicates, of boom times and depressions, including the sinking of the Prins Valdemar in 1926 which closed off the harbor to all building supplies destined for isolated Miami. Learn about Richmond Heights, created for African American servicemen returning from World War II. Stop at the Carl Fisher Memorial on Miami Beach.

US$ 41.00
Miami Seaquarium

Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 10:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

Come out to Miami Seaquarium for a wonderful day of fun. Miami Seaquarium features exciting shows, great exhibits and enjoyable educational presentations in their beautifully landscaped park overlooking Biscayne Bay. The park is located on Biscayne Bay and includes 37 landscaped acres.

US$ 96.00
Miami Shopping

Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 10:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

Greater Miami is a shopper’s paradise, with a combination of breezy open-air venues and cool enclosed malls. Shoppers can choose from the latest haute couture and prêt-a-porter fashions to antiques, jewelry, fine art and more. The shopping possibilities go on and on.

US$ 41.00
Sangria & Paella Ole

Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 10:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

In Spain the tradition of authentic Paella making is passed on from generation to generation. Ola’s Chef Jose Luis Flores will teach students the classic techniques with a special Miami flair. A chef will guide students through a step by step preparation of Spanish Paella, using a special paella pan and all traditional ingredients. He will then show students how to put a creative Nuevo Latino twist, adding unique flavors and spices.

US$ 41.00
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Frequency: March 9, 10, 11, 12

Timing: 10:00 AM with a duration of 4 hours

You will start your tour at Vizcaya, the expression of an age of extravagance and grandeur and a place like no other. This 70-room Italian Renaissance-style villa with formal gardens was built in 1916 by industrialist James Deering as an opulent winter retreat.  Following a palace tour, you will stroll the ten acres of formal Italian gardens. This is a unique way to experience the sub-tropical beauty of Miami and the European splendor of the Italian Renaissance, while learning both their fascinating histories.

US$ 70.00

The program is subject to changes!

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