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IDAA 2003

PRE-CONVENTION TRIPS FOR IDAA 2003

All inquiries should be directed to Bay City Convention and Tours. All reservations MUST be made by July 1, 2003. If minimum numbers are not met, the tours could be cancelled.

Bay City Convention & Tours, Inc.
Post Office Box 304
Mobile, Alabama 36601-0304
251-479-9970 or 1-800-338-5597
Fax: 251-479-9918

New Orleans, Louisianna August 10-13, 2003

Fly into New Orleans on August 10. It is more reasonable and faster to take a taxi to the Place De Arms Hotel located in the French Quarter. You will be on your own to explore the Crescent City. We will send a list of attractions and activities. Wednesday morning our coach will meet you at the hotel and bring you to the Adam's Mark Hotel in Mobile. The cost, which is based on a minimum of 10 people, will be: Single $383.00 and Double $230.00 per person. This price includes 3 Hotel Nights, Baggage Handling, Taxes and Transportation to Mobile.

Gulf Shores, Alabama August 10-13, 2003

Fly into Mobile on August 10. We will depart for Gulf Shores from the Adam's Mark at a time to be determined. You will enjoy the sugar white sand beaches. The Beach Side Resort is a full service hotel located right on the beach. Wednesday morning our vehicle will bring you back to the Adam's Mark for check-in. The cost, which is based on a minimum of 10 people, will be: Single $452.00 and Double $272.00 per person. This includes: 3 Hotel Nights, Taxes and Transportation.

Robert Trent Jones Golf Tour August 10-13,2003

8/10/03 Morning arrival into Montgomery, Alabama. Transfer to The Legends in Prattville and check-in. Afternoon: 18 holes with cart at Capital Hill. Dinner on your own.

8/11/03 Breakfast at The Legends, 18 holes with cart at The Senator Links course. Lunch on your own at the Club House and Hotel check-out. Drive to Greenville, 18 holes with cart at Cambrian Ridge then check into the Hampton Inn. Dinner on your own.

8/12/03 Continental Breakfast at the hotel, 18 holes with cart at Cambrian Ridge then lunch on your own. Check-out of hotel and depart for the Adam's Mark Hotel in Mobile. (You are responsible for arranging your own hotel accommodations at the Adam's Mark)

8/13/03 Breakfast at the hotel, then depart for 18 holes with cart at Magnolia Grove. Return to hotel. The cost is based on a minimum of 10 people. Single: $1,130.00 Double: $928.50 Triple: 862.00 Quad: $828.00 (all rates are per person). This includes: Transportation, Accommodations in Prattville and Greenville, baggage handling, named breakfasts, green fees and carts, refreshments on coach (water, soft drinks, etc.) and taxes. This does not include a gratuity for the driver.

SIGHT-SEEING TOURS FOR IDAA 2003

All inquiries should be directed to Bay City Convention and Tours. All reservations MUST be made by August 1, 2003. If minimum numbers are not met, the tours could be cancelled.

Wednesday August 13, 2003:

"Historic Mobile" 1:00p-4:00p $27.00 per person, based on a minimum of 35 people. As you ride through the historic districts, your guide will tell you about the history, architecture and customs of the area. You will visit an ante-bellum home, where tea will be served. Mobile is 300 years old. This is a great overview of our historic city.

Thursday August 14, 2003:

"Bellingrath Gardens & Home" 8:00a-12:00n $35.00 per person, based on a minimum of 35 people. Board you coach for a tour to Beautiful Bellingrath Gardens and Home, called the the garden spot of the south. View an 8 minute video on the gardens for all seasons. Located on the grounds is the home of Coca-Cola magnate, Walter Bellingrath. The home contains antiques, china, crystal and porcelains. Cruise the Fowl River as the captain tells you the story of the flora and fauna along the river.

"Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay" 9:00a-3:00p $40.00 per person, based on a minimum of 35 people. Tour the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. As you ride along the Alabama countryside you will come to Malbis, Alabama and visit the Greek Orthodox Church. Visit Seven Gables, a private ante-bellum home that will be opened for our group. Refreshments will be served. Punta Clara Candy Kitchen will be our next stop. You will watch as they make candy that is shipped worldwide. A buffet luncheon will be at Marriott's Grand Hotel, the grand dame of resort hotels. There will be time for shopping and browsing the boutiques and shops in Fairhope, Alabama, a quaint bayside village.

Friday August 15, 2003 :

"Deep Sea Fishing" 5:00a-12:00n $126.00 per person based on a minimum of 6 people. Your coach will bring you to Gulf Shores, Alabama, where you will board a fishing boat and cast off into the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone is supposed to catch something. There is an extra fee for cleaning the fish. The cost includes: transportation, fishing trip and beverages. Reservations MUST be made by July 1, 2003. If 6 people have not registered by July 1, 2003, the tour will be cancelled.

"Delta Explorer" 10:00a-4:00p $40.00(with lunch) per person, based on a minimum of 25 people.After lunch at The Blue Gill restaurant, located on the Bayou, we will ride the boat up the delta. Mobile River Delta is the seventh largest river delta in the United States. There are 27 endangered plants and animals living in the delta (for example: the Kite Tailed owl and the Bellied Turtle). You will see a variety of plant life, birds, alligators, wild turkeys, deer and if we are lucky five different species of owls.

Saturday August 16, 2003 :

"USS Alabama Memorial Park" 8:00a-11:00a $22.00 per person, based on a minimum of 12 people. Board your coach and depart for Battleship Memorial Park. Tour the mighty USS Alabama (a World War II battleship), the submarine USS Drum and the Aircraft Pavilion, which has a display of airplanes from all wars.

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