EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO ST. AUGUSTINE

IN SEARCH OF THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

[TRIP LENGTH: 3 DAYS]

Itinerary can be customized to fit within your time frame or budgetary needs.

On this educational trip to St. Augustine, students will learn about the history of the Spanish conquistadores while serving the local Hispanic community.  This St. Augustine program is designed to highlight famous historical personas and culture that influenced the foundation of Florida.  Students will study Ponce de Leon and his quest for the Fountain of Youth.  Your group will also study the acquisition of Florida by the United States.  The program includes a guided tour of the Castillo de San Marcos, the Authentic Old Jail, the Oldest Store Museum Experience, or the Florida History Museum. A trolley tour, narrated by a specially trained and certified conductor, will cover over 400 years of history and 100 points of interest.on.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Serve at RCMA and then on to St. Augustine

The group will stop at the RCMA center in Palatka, FL. Here the students will have the opportunity to mentor migrant children through an after school program. Plan on helping with activities such as reading, games, coloring, planting vegetation, light construction, etc. After spending time with the children at the RCMA center you will continue on to St. Augustine, FL. Following dinner the group will have a program orientation before enjoying a night time Ghost Tour of the area.

Day 2 – Explore Historic St. Augustine

This morning your group the group will familiarize yourselves with the town via a narrated trolley tour. The group will visit the Castillo de San Marcos a.k.a. “The Old Fort”, and have some time to shop for souvenirs. Next, visit the St. Augustine Fountain of Youth. The group will have lunch at Lighthouse Park and then go to the St. Augustine Lighthouse. After a guided tour of the Gonzalez-Alvarez House that dates back to 1702 your group will go to the Pirate and Treasure Museum. A time of reflection will wrap up the day.

Day 3 – Old Florida Museum and More

After breakfast the group will pack up and check out of the hotel. You will visit the Old Jail and Oldest Schoolhouse before heading to the Old Florida Museum. Here the students will take part in a “HANDS-ON” program designed to be entertaining as well as educational. Students will experience life in St. Augustine through the struggles and successes of its people during distinct time periods of Florida’s history. From here you will load the bus to head home.

Add a Day and Explore Kennedy Space Center or add Two Days and Take in Disney in Orlando

Itinerary subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including availability with vendors, weather conditions and flight schedules.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Castillo de San Marcos
  • Volunteer and Mentor the Children of Migrant Workers
  • Take in the Pirate Museum
  • Explore the Old Jail
  • Enjoy the Trolley Tour
  • Visit the Florida History Museum
  • Learn about the Fountain of Youth

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.