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Explore the oldest continuously occupied, European-settled city in the United States -- St Augustine -- your own way! St Augustine is rich with culture and history, and there are several ways to experience it. See the Old Jail, engage in the Oldest Store museum experience, take the Old Town hop-on hop-off trolley around town and educate yourself at the history museum!
A 75 minute walking tour led by Dion Moore, The American Spinner, will guide you through the historic and haunted streets of the Oldest City to hear ghost stories, tall tales, and legends. You will visit the City Gates, Public Burial Grounds, Tolomato Cemetery, the Old Funeral Parlor, Spanish Street, and end up on top an old burial ground at the St George Inn.
Ripley’s Red Train is the city’s oldest tour and still the best value! Enjoy a narrated 90-minute Historic tour of St. Augustine with more than 20 convenient stops at attractions, historic sites, restaurants and shopping. Feel free to hop on and off throughout the day as trains stop at each designated location every 20 - 30 minutes from 9am to 5pm.
This tour is a combination of all the helicopter tours in St. Augustine, 98 miles from Orlando, making it the most comprehensive tour available!
Sit back as the talented Old Town Trolley conductors share the history, attractions and sights of America's oldest city. Founded by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565, St. Augustine is a unique city filled with colonial Spanish neighborhoods, magnificent buildings and a charm all its own. The one hour tour features 19 stops and over 100 points of interest.
Saint Augustine's Nights of Lights can be traced back to the 453-year old city's Spanish history. In that tradition, people placed a flickering white candle in their window at the Christmas holiday. Now, every winter, Saint Augustine is flooded with millions of white lights that illuminate the city and cast a magical glow for all to admire.