Saint Augustine Day Trip from Orlando

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USD11900

Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration10 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

A vacation in Central Florida not only puts you in the theme park capital of the world, but also gives you speedy access to the oldest colonial settlement in the United States of America: St. Augustine. Prepare for a full-day in a city that’s full of Spanish-Colonial architecture, delightful dining, and reportedly more than a few ghosts roaming around.
This 10-hour excursion begins with pick-up in Orlando, Kissimmee, or Lake Buena Vista. Your first stop is the Old St. Augustine Village where the pedestrian throughway St. George Street is lined with shops and restaurants.
Many of the buildings in this area date back to the 1700s, including the Oldest Wooden School House in the country, which you’ll pass by. You’ll have free time to wander around the historic district, popping into pubs or sampling sweet treats. Be sure to visit the Castillo de San Marcos before driving back to Orlando.

Highlights

10-hour trip to St Augustine from Orlando
Explore and enjoy a relaxing lunch in colonial St Augustine, self-proclaimed oldest city in the US!
See historic landmarks like Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest fort in the US
Upgrade to include a scenic cruise through Matanzas Bay or a 90-minute sightseeing trolley tour
Tour includes round-trip coach travel from select Orlando hotels

Itinerary

The Historic District in St. Augustine is the heart of the city. This is where guests will find a majority of the city's restaurants, shopping, hotels, and attractions. The Historic District is the oldest part of the city with many buildings dating back to the 1700s. Even the streets are laid out as they would have been centuries ago, and are more walkable than a lot of cities visitors are used to seeing in America. Along with being a beautiful area for finding things to do like shopping, visiting museums, and dining, the Historic District is also home to the beautiful bayfront with lovely panoramic views of the Matanzasa Bay.
The top rated attractions in the area are centered around the Historic District and reflect the importance of history in shaping St. Augustine into what it is today. For example, the Colonial Quarter is a living history museum with costumed reenactors and interactive experienes. The Castillo and the Fountain of Youth both have weapons demonstrations so guests can expect to hear the sound of canon and musket fire around the Historic District.
Another defining feature of the Historic District is the architecture. The design on building facades represents the height of Spanish Colonial and Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture. The area of town showcases everything from early European design, Florida bungalow style houses, and Gilded Age extravegance. Being the nation's oldest city, the Historic District of St. Augustine represents all that history has built here since 1565.
The Oldest Wooden School House is located at the entrance to St. George Street. During your free time be sure to stroll past it and down this cobble stoned street where there is great souvenir shopping and some great restaurents .
Upgrade your tour and enjoy a one-hour-and-15-minute cruise aboard the Victory III through Matanzas Bay. Narrated by your captain, this boat tour provides an incomparable way to view St Augustine’s historical landmarks and natural sites of interest.
Should you purchase the option to choose to take a 90-minute hop-on hop-off trolley tour for an easy way to get around the city and see the sights you want to see.
You can get on and off as much as you’d like, or simply sit back and ride the entire loop. The local conductors make the tour even more entertaining by providing history and humor.

Inclusions

Trolley tour (if option selected at time of booking)
Pick up and drop off at a meeting point (Orlando, Kissimmee, Disney Lake Buena Vista & Universal)
Boat cruise (if option selected at time of booking)
Medieval Torture Museum (If option selected at time of booking)

Exclusions

Gratuities
Food and drinks

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.