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Typical Itinerary

 

1. Castillo de San Marcos

 

 

2. Colonial Spanish Quarter

 

 

 

3. The Oldest House Museum

and Museum of Florida's Military


 

 

 

4. The Old Florida Museum

 

 

 

5. St. Augustine Lighthouse

or

Red Train Sightseeing Trolley

 

 

and a place to sit and eat ...

 

 

The Spanish Bakery

   Florida School Tours
Florida School Tours offers complete field trip services to enhance the educational experience of students studying Florida History. We design a field trip around Florida's Sunshine State Standards to meet the  needs of the students, as well as the teachers.  We can build a school tour package that meets your needs. Your complete satisfaction and repeat business is our goal. Although the majority of our bookings relate to the study of Florida History by 4th and 5th grade students, St. Augustine is rich in many diverse areas that will still correlate with the Sunshine State Standards for older students too.  Middle School and High School teachers can design your own unique site itinerary to meet the needs of your classes whether the class is studying Florida History, U.S. History (before 1880), U.S. History (after 1880), Economics, or Geography. Or, we can still tailor a program for you.

PLANNING

We will be happy to advise you of which educational sites, attractions, and museums will be most appropriate for your students to address your curriculum needs and the Sunshine State Standards. With basic pre-planning information such as preferred dates and number of participants, we will suggest which sites are available to meet your needs.

RESERVATIONS

Florida School Tours is owned and managed by educators.  As educators, we realize the challenges involved in finding the time in an already packed school day or the short window of time available at the end of the school day to make numerous exploratory calls to seek information. Juggling available time and creating a usable schedule is another challenge in itself. Our job is to take away that stress and make the St. Augustine experience enjoyable and worry free so educators can do what they do best...teach. Knowing how pressed for time it can be during the school day, we are available in the evenings. Contact one of our our knowledgeable staff at your convenience by phone, e-mail or internet web form, tell us your needs, and we will work diligently to develop a St. Augustine itinerary customized just for you. We will E-mail or fax you a field trip confirmation and all other additional information so that you can review everything at your convenience, prior to finalizing your booking.

TEACHER RESOURCES

We know some teachers spend hours and hours looking for information about St. Augustine to use with their students. At Florida School Tours, we have already done it all for you. Whether you are elementary, middle or high school, we have built a site that has document downloads, navigational links to virtual tours and historical information as well as numerous WebQuest where you can integrate technology and research into your studies.  Weeks before the trip, when we have confirmed your reservation, we provide our access to our own website pages complete with links to hundreds of pages of  pre and post trip activities and other teacher resource materials.  You can download as much or as little as you like so you can customize your instruction to the needs of your students.  We want to help make your St. Augustine experience more than  just a field trip.  All teacher resource materials have been created by curriculum specialists and are based on Florida Sunshine Standards.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information please e-mail us at info@floridaschooltours.info or call one of Florida School Tours' Educational Tour Specialist at 407.498.0320.


   Our Tours

Our popular Colonial Quest Tour  engages your students with some of the most significant and inspiring historical landmarks and museums in St. Augustine.  The tour is designed to link students’ classroom instruction with re-created, but authentic first-hand history experiences. The program includes specialty visits to the 17th century Castillo de San Marcos (The "Old Fort"), the restored homes and buildings of the Colonial Spanish Quarter (representative of the late 1700-1800’s), the Old Florida Museum Museum, and the St. Augustine Lighthouse or a fully narrated trolley-style tour of historic St. Augustine. The trolley-style tour provides a visual connection with historic places of interest such as Florida’s first successful mission, Nombre de Dios, Henry Flagler’s magnificent Ponce de Leon Hotel, and the Fountain of Youth. The trolley will also take students past  the Cathedral Basilica and the Presbyterian Memorial Church, which were architectural marvels of the time as they still are today. 

 

Your Colonial Quest Tour includes:

  • A guided tour of the Castillo de San Marcos
  • A one hour narrated Trolley tour
  • A guided tour of the Colonial Spanish Quarter
  • A guided tour at the Old Florida Museum
  • A guided tour of the Oldest House Museum
  • A Self-Guided tour of the Museum of Florida's Military
  • A guided tour of the St. Augustine Lighthouse

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  • A one hour narrated Trolley tour of St. Augustine

                                

  • Optional Lunch at The Spanish Bakery

The Typical Cost of this Tour is $45.00 w/ lunch; $40.00 w/o lunch

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These additional sites can be added to your tour:

  • Authentic Old Jail
  • Basilica-Cathedral of St. Augustine
  • Early American Weapons Museum
  • Florida Heritage Museum
  • Fort Matanzas National Park
  • Fort Mose State Park
  • Fountain Of Youth
  • Government House Museum
  • Lightner Museum
  • Mission of Nombre de Dios
  • Museum Of Weapons
  • Old Florida Museum
  • Old Wooden School House
  • Oldest Store Museum
  • Old Saint Augustine Village
  • Potters Wax Museum
  • Presbyterian Memorial Church
  • Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
  • Spanish Military Hospital Museum
  • Ximenez-Fatio House

 

Some additional "free" sites that usually can be seen during free time:

  • Authentic Drugstore
  • Oldest Store Museum

Other Place to see on future visits:

  • Marineland
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm  
  • San Sebastian Winery
  • Whetstone Chocolate Factory

 

Call us Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM through 9:00 PM at (407) 498.0320, or send us an email us at info@floridaschooltours.info.


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