Tours will be departing from the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Spa.  Guests should be ready to depart from the Marriott Hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.  

SHOULD YOU REQUIRE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE,  PLEASE CONTACT THE IMS 2014 TOUR COORDINATOR at 813.600.5763 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or onsite at the tour desk.

Reservation Policy: Registration will officially close at 5:00 pm on Monday, May 26th, 2014. After this date, tours will be subject to availability.  Please contact Eventions of Florida directly to advise us of any changes. Please, no phone reservations. Only one credit card per reservation form.

 To register for the following tours, please click here.

FLORIDA AQUARIUM & DOLPHIN ECOTOUR

Monday, 2 June 2014  ----  TIME:  9:30AM - 2:30PM
Price:  $68 per adult, $56 per child up to 11 years old, Free for 3 and under

The Florida Aquarium combines education and fun for guests of all ages in this one-of-a-kind facility. You will be introduced to more than 4,300 fascinating aquatic animals and plants that call Florida home and even some unique species from exotic lands…all in air-conditioned comfort. You will explore the wondrous journey of water from its quiet underground source out to the deep, dark realms of the open sea.

Includes: Deluxe Round Trip Transportation, Uniformed Tour Guide, Admission to Aquarium, 90 minute Eco-tour Cruise, liability insurance, all applicable taxes and driver gratuities. 

NEIGHBORHOODS OF TAMPA
Tuesday, 3 June 2014  ---- 
TIME:  9:15AM - 1:00PM
Price: $48 per adult, $43 per child up to 12 years old, Free for 3 and younger 

A city rich in history, abundant with architecture and bountiful ethnic charm..TAMPA BAY. Today you will board the coach at the hotel and embark on a narrative tour of Tampa. You will have the opportunity to enjoy all that TampaBay has to offer, such as Bayshore Boulevard, Hyde Park, Henry Plant Museum and Ybor City.

Includes: Deluxe Round Trip Transportation, Uniformed Tour Guide, Narrative City Tour, Walking tour of Ybor City, Admission and Docent Tour of the Henry Plant Museum and Ybor State Museum, Bottled Waters, liability insurance, all applicable taxes and driver gratuities.

2014BIG CAT RESCUE 
Wednesday, 4 June 2013 ---- TIME:  10:00AM - 1:30PM
Price: $63 per adult/child *Children under 10 not allowed on tour

You will be visiting one of the world’s largest sanctuaries for wild cats. Big Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. They receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of thousands of individual donors to support the cats. They are an ―educational sanctuary‖, which means that there dual mission is both to take care of the cats and to educate the public so they can eliminate the abuse and abandonment that causes them to need a sanctuary. You will enjoy a one hour walking tour and will learn about the cats and enjoy seeing them from distances as close as 3-6 ft away. Cameras and Video Recorders are allowed (no tripods allowed).

*Driving time to/from Big Cat is approx 20 - 30 minutes each way *This is a walking tour on non-paved roads, so comfortable walking shoes recommended **A waiver release form will be provided prior to the tour and must be signed by all guests before entering the sanctuary **Extra time has been allotted for guests to shop in the gift shop at the sanctuary ****

LUNCH and COOKING DEMO by the StoneChef
WEDNESDAY, 5 June 2014 ---- TIME:  11:00AM-2:00PM
Price: $75.00 per person (does not include wine)

The heart of StoneChef Catering complex has a state of the art Theatre Kitchen which Chef Anthony custom designed to accommodate maximum productivity while sharing the drama of seeing his haute cuisine come to life.   A specially designed lunch will be created and enjoyed by all.

DISCOVER ART & HISTORY ON TAMPA’S RIVERWALK
THURSDAY, 5 June 2014 ---- 
TIME:   9:45AM - 1:45PM   
Price: $49 per adult, $45 per child up to 12 years old, Free for 3 and younger 

Tampa’s Riverwalk is the newest addition to the downtown area and houses numerous museums for guests to enjoy. Today guests will explore two of the most popular museums, Tampa History Museum and the Florida Museum of Photographic Art.

Includes: Deluxe Round Trip Transportation, Uniformed Tour Guide, Admission to the Florida Museum of Photographic Art and Admission to the Tampa History Museum, Free time to Shop at both museum gift shops, liability insurance, all applicable taxes and driver gratuities. 

WESTCHASE GOLF CLUB
THURSDAY, 6 June 2014
Price per person: $133– weekend / $119 - weekday Estimated Time: 6 hours 
Minimum # of guests: 4

Since opening in the fall of 1992, Westchase Golf Club has established itself as one of Tampa Bay's upscale golf facilities. The 6,710 yard, Par-72 Westchase course was designed by nationally known architect Lloyd Clifton. The Westchase course takes full advantage of its natural settingand the well-manicured fairways and greens of this course surrounded by natural wetlands, wooden bridges and bulkheads are what set it apart. With its 9,500 sq. ft. clubhouse, full-service dining room, and fully stocked pro shop, Westchase offers a country club atmosphere along with first-class service. Located in northwest Tampa, the golf club has established itself as one of Tampa Bay's best upscale golf facilities.

Includes: Round Trip Transportation, Uniformed Golf Escort, Green Fees, Cart Rental, individual tee time play, liability insurance, all applicable taxes and driver gratuities. 

Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay
Price per person: $190 – weekend / $165 - weekend Estimated Time: 6 hours 
Minimum # of guests: 4

The area's premier daily fee facility, the TPC of Tampa Bay is conveniently located 20 minutes northwest of Tampa International Airport. Part of a network of courses owned and operated by PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties, the course is home to the Verizon Classic, one of the most successful Senior PGA TOUR events.

Includes: Round Trip Transportation, Uniformed Golf Escort, Green Fees, Cart Rental, individual tee time play, liability insurance, all applicable taxes and driver gratuities. 

TRANSPORTATION TO BUSCH GARDENS, LOWRY PARK ZOO AND CLEARWATER BEACH ONLY

TUESDAY 3 June, WEDNESDAY 4 June and THURSDAY 5 June
BUSCH GARDENS AND LOWRY PARK ZOO 
TIME:  9:00AM - 4:00PM;   PRICE: $24 PER PERSON

This 360-acre African-Themed family entertainment park ranks among the top zoos in North America. Featuring thrilling rides, shopping and restaurants with zoological habitats interwoven amongst lush landscaping and other park attractions.  Your trip to Busch Gardens is filled with possibilities, which include ongoing shows ranging from the Dolphins to Exotic Birds and musicals.  For the daring a ride on the Southeast's largest not to mention fastest roller coaster is a must or experience SheiKra which carries riders up 200 feet at 45 degrees, then hurtles them 70 mph back toward the ground at a 90-degree angle.  It is the first coaster of its kind in the Americas and only the third in the world.  Or Launch into the ultimate excitement of Cheetah Hunt, the newest roller coaster experience that coaster enthusiasts can't stop talking about. Hold tight as this thrill machine takes riders through a wild adventure just like a Cheetah on the hunt for his prey over towering rises, breathtaking plunges and a trio of launches at speeds pushing 60 mph.  We recommend comfortable, casual clothing, as many of the rides are wet ones!

WEDNESDAY, 4 June 2014  
CLEARWATER BEACH SHUTTLE
 
TIME:  9:30AM – 4:30PM;  PRICE: $37 PER PERSON 

Rated the Best Beach Town in Florida by USA Today readers, Clearwater Beach has many offerings to make your day perfect. With miles of pristine white sands. A pedestrian path right off of the beach features shops and restaurants to keep hunger away during a day of fun and sun. You'll be sure to have a day in paradise as you drift to sleep with the sound of crashing waves or play Frisbee with friends under the warm Florida sun.