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St Augustine Combo Value Package

2+ Hours
Group Activity
Moderate

From (USD) $41 Per Adult / $24 Per Child

St Augustine Combo Value Package

2+ Hours
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From (USD) $41 Per Adult / $24 Per Child

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      St Augustine Combo Value Package

      St. Augustine, Florida, USA
      From (USD) $41 Per Adult / $24 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Cover the city: Hop off to explore then hop back on at any of the 23 stops, plus the hourly shuttle route between the beach, Anastasia Island, and downtown.
      • St. Augustine History Museum: Explore 450 years of English, Spanish, and French rule through private collections, imaginative displays, a Timucuan village, and sunken treasure room.
      • Old Jail: It looked like a grand hotel, but inside it was practically a medieval dungeon. See what life was like in one of America's few surviving 19th-century jails.
      • Oldest Store Museum: Step right up for miracle cures, vitality tonics, and fantastical devices, all brought to you by live actors who bring a bygone era to life.
      About this St. Augustine, Florida tour

      Without Ponce de Leon, would St. Augustine even exist? Born to a noble Spanish family, he volunteered on Christopher Columbus' second voyage to the New World, settled in Hispaniola, found gold in Puerto Rico, and, in 1509, was made its governor by Spain. Two years later, messy political squabbling led to Columbus' son Diego stealing the governorship. For consolation, King Ferdinand pushed Ponce de Leon to settle the island we now call Bimini.

      And that's what's so great about all this. Ponce de Leon missed his destination by miles, landing by accident near what became St. Augustine. He wasn't sure what he'd found, but named it La Florida because the landing coincided with the Pascua Florida, the Christian Festival of Flowers.

      He didn't stay long, but his good luck continued: On the way back to Spain, he accidentally discovered the Gulf Stream. In navigational terms, it was like stumbling upon a 4,000-mile-long, 62-mile-wide interstate highway when all you were looking for was an unpaved road that a few previous travelers had mentioned. Certainly made his ride home much smoother than his trip to Bimini. 

      As to whether he was searching for the fountain of youth, most historians say the facts don't support it. In 1535, a rival explorer claimed that the now deceased de Leon had sought such a fountain as a cure for his impotence: a sort of mini-Niagara of Viagra. The story stuck, the piling on began, and the debate continues.

      Stop List:

      1: Old Town, Old Jail, Gator Bob's Trading Post, Oldest Store Museum, St. Augustine History Museum, and Spice & Tea Exchange

      2 and 3: Discount attraction tickets for the many must-see sites

      4: Old Drug Store, Potter's Wax Museum, and Tolomato Cemetery

      5: City Gates, St. George Street, and Oldest Wooden School House

      6: Colonial Quarter, Pirate & Treasure Museum, Castillo de San Marcos

      7: Bay view photo op, and Best Western

      8: Junction of St. George and Hypolita Streets

      9: Flagler Memorial Presbyterian, Grace United Methodist, Ancient City Baptist

      10: Villa Zorayda Museum

      11: Lightner Museum and Flagler College (the former Ponce de Leon Hotel)

      12: St. Augustine Distillery – bottoms up!

      13: San Sebastian Winery – cheers!

      14: Whetstone Chocolate Factory – yes please

      15: Plaza de la Constitucion, Government House, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

      16: Beach Bus Stop, Spanish Military Hospital Museum, Ximenez-Fato House, scenic cruise, Schooner Freedom tour, Eco Tours, Black Raven, and Foxy Lady cruise

      17: Oldest House, and Fernandez Llambias House

      18: Castillo de San Marcos (the fort)

      19: Ripley's Believe It or Not!

      20: Ghosts & Gravestones, Uptown San Marco shopping

      21: Mission of Nombre de Dios, and Shrine of our Lady of La Leche

      22: The 600-year-old tree called the Old Senator, and Howard Johnson's

      23: Fountain of Youth

      Oddities of Ripley's "Odditorium"

      The oldest Ripley's Believe it or Not! is home to the "Iron Maiden," a human-sized iron cabinet with penetrating spikes inside that guaranteed many a slow and torturous death in the Middle Ages. You can also see an Asmat cannibal's souvenir skull; his tribe, which lived in the islands northwest of Australia, made a practice of eating their foes' brains, then used their skulls as pillows.

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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