Pre- and Post-conference Tours

Pre- and Post-conference Tours

GALA has arranged two tours for conference participants and guests:  one on Sunday, 17 March and one on Thursday, 21 March. Pre- and post-conference tours offer a simple way to see the highlights of our host city, not to mention the chance to relax and network with other conference participants!

You can register for either tour when you register for the conference. To register a guest who is not attending the conference, simply increase the quantity in your shopping cart. For any questions, please contact Allison Ferch.

Sunday Tour: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Miami Style!

Miami Neighborhoods Tour

Photo credit:Xavier de Jauréguiberry

Enjoy a mosaic of cultures, lifestyles, and architecture on this tour of "The Magic City." Guests will be given the opportunity to walk around at each location.

  • Roam around the trendy South Beach area, which has the highest concentration of Art-Deco buildings in the world.
  • Visit historic Coconut Grove, with its picturesque café life. Diverse architectural styles and lavish landscaping provide a truly breathtaking sight. Stop at Jaguar restaurant to sample three types of ceviche.
  • Explore Cartagena Plaza. Cartegena is the sister city to Coral Gables. Here you will see beautiful canals and homes.
  • Tour the Biltmore Hotel, a national landmark.
  • Stop at The Bar on Restaurant Row for a slider and a cerveza.
  • Discover Little Havana. Stop at cigar store to sample Cuban food and have a lesson in cigar history and rolling, as well as learning the recipe to make a memorable Mojito.

Date: Sunday, 17 March
Time: 11:30 - 16:30
Pick-up and drop-off: Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach
Price: US$ 125 per person, based on a minimum of 8 participants*
Details: The tour includes a professional tour guide for a five hour tour. Transportation will be provided in a comfortable, air-conditioned motor coach. Non-alcoholic refreshments (water, soda) will be provided in the vehicle. Three stops at local restaurants, including a Mojito cocktail, are included.

Thursday Tour: The Everglades

Everglades National Park

Photo credit:Xavier de Jauréguiberry

Venture into a unique wilderness and discover a complex ecosystem known for its abounding variety of life. Enjoy an airboat ride and view animals in their natural habitat. Become acquainted with the Everglades’ most notorious creature, the alligator, in an educational wildlife show. A knowledgeable guide will enhance your experience by relating facts about this fascinating natural wonder.

Traveling time to and from the Everglades is about 45 minutes to one hour, depending on traffic. The tour guide will share interesting information about the Everglades and prepare the guests for their experience during that time. The tour will include a 30-40 minute private airboat ride. Guests will be provided with ear plugs to wear during the airboat ride. In case of rain, everyone will be provided with a rain poncho. The airboat ride is considered a “dry” tour. After the air boat ride, guests will be taken on a tour of the wildlife park where they will meet alligators, crocodiles and snakes.

Date: Thursday, 21 March
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Pick-up and drop-off: Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach
Price: US$ 125 per person, based on a minimum of 8 participants*
Details: The tour includes a professional tour guide for a five hour tour. Transportation will be provided in a comfortable, air-conditioned motor coach. Non-alcoholic refreshments (water, soda) will be provided in the vehicle. Also included is a 30-40 minute airboat ride and an educational wildlife show.

Photo credit:Rene Rivers

*Please note: A minimum number of 8 participants is required to operate each tour. GALA reserves the right to cancel the tour if minimum numbers are not met. In the event the tour is cancelled by GALA, GALA will issue a full refund. Should you cancel your participation 7 days or more before the tour date, you will receive a refund less 25% of the tour fee. If you do not show up, or cancel less than 48 hours before a tour, your tour registration fee will unfortunately be forfeited.

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“The GALA 2012 conference in Monaco was one of the best language industry events I have ever attended in my +15 years career.”

Stefan Gentz, TRACOM

Last Year at GALA 2012

 
77%  reported making contacts that may generate new business for them.

84%  said they learned new concepts or strategies that will help them in their business.

95%  reported that they were satisfied or extremely satisfied with the conference.

 

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