Travel Challenge: February half term in Florida
Saturday 12 December 2009
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a February half-term holiday in Florida. Prices are for a family of two adults and two children under 12 travelling together and include flights to Orlando and seven nights' accommodation and a week's car hire.
£1,896: Tropical Palms Resort, Kissimmee
Includes flights departing Heathrow on 13 February via Washington DC or Chicago, car hire with insurance, theme-park transfers, two "Kids Eat Free" passes covering 250 restaurants and room-only accommodation. "As well as guaranteed sunshine in Florida, there is guaranteed great value for families in the school holidays – we don't charge supplements for peak-time travel. We also encourage holidaymakers to take advantage of the car hire to explore some of the lesser known, and lower price, options," says Harry Hastings of Ocean Florida. (0800 008 6743; ocean-florida.co.uk )
£3,068: Floridays Resort Orlando, International Drive
Includes flights departing Gatwick on 14 February, car hire (insurance extra) and self-catering in a two-bedroom villa. "With a great setting in the heart of Florida's theme park action, Floridays Resort Orlando does luxury getaways with style," says Thomson's Ian Graney. (0871 231 5595; thomson.co.uk/florida )
£2,078: Highlands Reserve, Orlando
Includes flights departing Heathrow on 14 February via Detroit, car hire with insurance and self-catering in a three-bedroom villa. "This four-star villa with private pool means you get plenty of space for the family. It's also in a fantastic location, only a 10-minute drive from the entrance to Disney; Seaworld, Universal Studios and the Florida Mall are also on the doorstep. You can't beat this offer for space, comfort, amenities and location on a Florida family holiday," says Caroline Metcalfe of Hays Travel. (01207 236 0000; hays-travel.co.uk )
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