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ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

St. Augustine: 450 Years of History Comes Alive!

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Program #6642RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Walking shoes and climate appropriate, casual clothing.

Itinerary for Apr 21 — Apr 26, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: On the beach, 151 rooms

Contact info:
860 A1A Beach Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080 USA
phone: 904-471-2555
web: eckerd.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: Color TV, coffee maker, tea maker, iron/ironing board, phone with voice mail, separate hanging closet, private bath, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Direct beach access is available via the gazebo over the dunes. Rental of chairs and umbrellas from the gazebo are available in season. Outdoor unheated pool. Health and fitness center on site. Self-serve laundry.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for prices
Extra night hotel stays before or after the program are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Terms are subject to change without notification. Call ahead to make reservations and confirm cost.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 21 - Arrival/Orientation
Afternoon: Check-in, Holiday Isle, St. Augustine lobby.

Dinner: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Evening: Evening orientation at the hotel.

Lodging: Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: On the beach, 151 rooms

Contact info:
860 A1A Beach Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080 USA
phone: 904-471-2555
web: eckerd.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: Color TV, coffee maker, tea maker, iron/ironing board, phone with voice mail, separate hanging closet, private bath, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Direct beach access is available via the gazebo over the dunes. Rental of chairs and umbrellas from the gazebo are available in season. Outdoor unheated pool. Health and fitness center on site. Self-serve laundry.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for prices
Extra night hotel stays before or after the program are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Terms are subject to change without notification. Call ahead to make reservations and confirm cost.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 22 - The Oldest City: Before & After the Europeans / S...
The Oldest City: Before & After the Europeans / Sightseeing Train ride through the Historic District / Guided Field Trip to the Historic Fort Castillo de San Marcos /St. Augustine: Our Little Jewel by the Sea

Breakfast: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Morning: Spend the morning exploring, through lecture and slides, the pre-European history of St. Augustine. Take a short break and then enjoy the viewing of a video that will help enhance your trip to the Castillo de San Marcos Fort.

Lunch: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Afternoon: Non-stop tour of Historic District via sightseeing train. Then explore the Historic Castillo De San Marcos Fort.

Dinner: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Evening: See St. Augustine come alive through selected slides and commentary by our professor of photography. NOTE: All evening lectures, presentations and entertainment are subject to change.

Lodging: Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: On the beach, 151 rooms

Contact info:
860 A1A Beach Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080 USA
phone: 904-471-2555
web: eckerd.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: Color TV, coffee maker, tea maker, iron/ironing board, phone with voice mail, separate hanging closet, private bath, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Direct beach access is available via the gazebo over the dunes. Rental of chairs and umbrellas from the gazebo are available in season. Outdoor unheated pool. Health and fitness center on site. Self-serve laundry.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for prices
Extra night hotel stays before or after the program are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Terms are subject to change without notification. Call ahead to make reservations and confirm cost.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 23 - Flagler and the Gilded Age / Field Trip to Memori...
Flagler and the Gilded Age / Field Trip to Memorial Presbyterian Church and the former Ponce de Leon Hotel / Evening of Musical Entertainment.

Breakfast: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Morning: Spend the morning with Henry M. Flagler, railroad tycoon. Learn about his life and impact he had on the state of Florida and the city of St. Augustine. Enjoy as your instructor comes to class costumed as Henry Flagler. After a short break, view a video about Whitehall: The Flagler Museum. Learn all about this historic monument's impact on the area.

Lunch: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Afternoon: Tour the Memorial Presbyterian Church founded in 1889 - an elegant example of Venetian Renaissance architecture. Then visit the magnificent Ponce de Leon Hotel (now Flagler College) and see over $300 million of Tiffany glass. Founded in 1888, the hotel is a magnificent example of Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture and is listed on the National Historic Registry. Railroad magnate Henry M. Flagler commissioned architects Carrera and Hastings to design these outstanding examples of America's Gilded Age. Later, the two young architects designed the New York Public Library and the US Senate Office Building.

Dinner: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Evening: Evening of Musical Entertainment from storyteller and singer Bob Patterson

Lodging: Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: On the beach, 151 rooms

Contact info:
860 A1A Beach Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080 USA
phone: 904-471-2555
web: eckerd.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: Color TV, coffee maker, tea maker, iron/ironing board, phone with voice mail, separate hanging closet, private bath, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Direct beach access is available via the gazebo over the dunes. Rental of chairs and umbrellas from the gazebo are available in season. Outdoor unheated pool. Health and fitness center on site. Self-serve laundry.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for prices
Extra night hotel stays before or after the program are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Terms are subject to change without notification. Call ahead to make reservations and confirm cost.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 24 - Costumed Presentation/Lecture/Afternoon in the Hi...
Costumed Presentation/Lecture/Afternoon in the Historic District /Evening Musical Entertainment or lecture

Breakfast: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Morning: Begin the morning being entertained and instructed by one of the costumed period actresses in her portrayal of a noted historical figure. Then, take a break. This is followed by a lecture from St. Augustine writer/publisher and playwright, James Bullock entitled "Many Flags, Many Colors."

Lunch: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Afternoon: Free time on your own in the Historic District. Boxed lunch provided or lunch on your own. This is an opportunity to spend time on your own to visit some additional sites or revisit areas seen earlier in the week. Transportation to and from the Historic District is provided.

Dinner: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Evening: See St. Augustine come alive through selected slides and commentary by our professor of photography, Ken Barrett

Lodging: Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: On the beach, 151 rooms

Contact info:
860 A1A Beach Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080 USA
phone: 904-471-2555
web: eckerd.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: Color TV, coffee maker, tea maker, iron/ironing board, phone with voice mail, separate hanging closet, private bath, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Direct beach access is available via the gazebo over the dunes. Rental of chairs and umbrellas from the gazebo are available in season. Outdoor unheated pool. Health and fitness center on site. Self-serve laundry.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for prices
Extra night hotel stays before or after the program are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Terms are subject to change without notification. Call ahead to make reservations and confirm cost.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 25 - Historical Harmonies of the 1st Coast / Time on Y...
Historical Harmonies of the 1st Coast / Time on Your Own & Scenic Cruise / Evening Entertainment

Breakfast: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Morning: Spend the morning studying the Music of the First Coast through music of the eras. Lecture and live musical presentations will enhance your appreciation of the topic. Then, head to the Historic District for lunch at a local restaurant. This will be followed by a scenic cruise on the bay.

Lunch: Bus departs for the Historic District and lunch at a local restaurant. Then, meet at the City Marina for a Scenic Cruise.

Afternoon: There will be time after the cruise to visit some additional sites. Transportation to and from the Historic District is provided.

Dinner: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Evening: Evening of Musical Entertainment - Razz-Ma-Tazz and All That Jazz.

Lodging: Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 26 - Closing Program and Concert
Breakfast: Beach Garden Restaurant at the Holiday Isle.

Morning: Costumed presentation by local instructor and concert by G. Brody.

Lunch: Beach Garden Restaurant. The program concludes with lunch today.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
6 Performances

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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