Esset's 2020 Birthday Bus Trip, Shephard's Beach Resort, Thursday, 05. March 2020

Last updated: 07/30/19

The Plan

Fly into Tampa International Airport on Thursday, March 5, 2020

Airport transfers via motor coach (2 pickups - times TBD)

4 days / 3 nights in Tampa Bay

Relaxation and Fun at Clearwater Beach’s top “Entertainment Resort”

Birthday Bus “trips” around the Tampa Bay region

Free time to explore, fish in the ocean, or just "do you"

Return home on Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Costs
$100 pp fee includes:

Round-trip airport transfers to hotel (morning and early afternoon pick-ups on 3/5/20)
Deluxe Motor Coach transportation for group travel events
Bus 'refreshments'
Rum Runner welcome
Buffet Breakfast at the onsite Ocean Flame Restaurant (Friday and Saturday morning)
Admission to Salvador Dali Museum (St. Petersburg)
Admission to Ringling Museum (Sarasota)
The first 20 paid guests ($100 fee) will be eligible for random prize drawings: Two individual Seafood and Prime Rib Dinner Buffets at the onsite Ocean Flame Restaurant.

Hotel Accommodations:

Shephard's Beach Resort (click to view)Call for individual reservations under Tate Birthday Group: (727) 442 5107$259/$239 + 13% tax (per night); Pool/Gulf view OR Island View rooms
Group rates at the hotel will be available for 3 days prior and 3 days after the scheduled stay
Resort Fee ($20) is waived for the Tate group. This fee includes: Pool and Spa access, beach access, beach towels, fitness center, business center, internet, and on-site Wave Nightclub entry
Reservations require a deposit of one night’s stay
Available room types are limited and include - Pool/Gulf View King - Pool/Gulf View Queens - Island View KingNOTE: Ask for an Island View room if you want a quieter environment.  Music and partying will continue into the late hours near the Pool/Gulf view rooms.  Likewise, if you want to party like it's 1999, request a Pool/Gulf View room!
Book your room as soon as possible.  This is a popular “resort-style” hotel, and some room types are limited.


Southwest Airlines airfares/schedules for our travel dates may not be available until mid-August. You do not have to fly on Southwest, but bus transfers from the airport and the return trip will be arranged around the published Southwest schedules when they are made available.
Travelers are encouraged to book travel with designated group flight(s) once the schedule and fares become available and announced to the group.
Round-trip airfare estimate from BWI-TPA is $275-$325; and $225-$400 from PIT-TPA on Southwest Airlines. More information will be provided as soon as possible.

August 1, 2019:  Begin making hotel reservations
December 1, 2019:  $100 fee due (2 of first 20 paid are eligible for random prize drawing)
January 5, 2020:  Hotel Reservations cut-off (one night’s deposit due to hotel)
TBD:  Flight Reservations: group notification about published airfares when released

Thursday, 05. March 2020, Shephard's Beach Resort, Esset's 2020 Birthday Bus Trip

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