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Tampa (Florida)

America's Next Greatest City.

Tampa (Florida)

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America's Next Greatest City.

Multi-ethnic Tampa on the Florida peninsula’s west coast is a thriving city where quaint historic neighbourhoods co-exist happily with sleek skyscrapers, and shrimp boats vie with cruise liners for space in the busy port. It was the Cuban immigrant community, led by Vicente Martinez Ybor, who put Tampa on the map when they introduced the cigar industry in the 1880s and developed Ybor City, now fully restored to its Latin Quarter elegance and a favourite neighbourhood for tourists to explore, by day or night.
Most visitors to the Tampa area stay in the resorts of St Petersburg and Clearwater, across Tampa Bay from the city. Most pay at least one visit to Tampa itself, however, for the exciting attractions and excellent museums on offer, particularly families with children in tow. The most popular attraction is the Busch Gardens entertainment park. Tampa is also within easy reach of Orlando, site of the world-famous Walt Disney World's theme and adventure park. 

  • Stay on the golden beaches of Clearwater or St Pete where you can get a city and beach break all in one.
  • Spend a few hours strolling around Ybor City, in downtown Tampa with its concentration of Cuban diners and cigar manufacturers. This area sports posh pubs and great nightlife.
  • Visit fantastic Busch Gardens for an exhilarating theme park experience
  • Head to downtown St Petersburg where you will find the Salvador Dali Museum, here you will see dozens of the Artists painting's, this is the main cultural attraction of the city.
  • Head south for lunch on US19 over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to Sarasota's Armand Circle for lunch. Stop for shopping on the way back at the Premium Outlets factory shops in Ellenton.
  • Laze on Caladesi Island or Honeymoon Island beaches.
  • Take a few hours out for lunch in Greek influenced Tarpon Springs.

There are no direct flights to Tampa from Ireland but numerous connections via the UK or USA.

Average flight time from Ireland to Tampa is 10-11 hours.

When it comes to planning out how to reach your destination, Platinum Travel have all the air travel expertise to help you get the best route to your final location.

As a licensed and bonded Travel Agent we have access to negotiated contract and wholesale fares with airlines worldwide. Our Travel Concierge team members will help you with the best connections and airlines to suit your own personal requirements.

For many destinations a number of flights may be required and sometimes it will include arriving into one airport and leaving from another. We will ensure you have the best combination of flights to do this and make sure you cover the necessary MCT (minimum connecting time) so that you have the best opportunity of a smooth and easy journey.

Several airlines have introduced many ancillary charges such as seat assignments, checked bags, priority boarding etc. Platinum Travel will look after these for you and book you at the best available bundle package at the best price. Upgraded airline fares, lounge access & Fasttrack are also available and again Platinum Travel know how to avail of the best value for these extras.

Platinum Travel are a fully licensed and bonded travel agent so you have a lot more protection with us than with the internet (airlines are not bonded).

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