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Amelia Island and St. Augustine: Coastal Treasures in Florida

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Immerse yourself in St. Augustine and Amelia Island and gain insights into the many centuries and cultures that have made them what they are today. Journey by trolley through Amelia Island’s downtown historic district and hear fascinating true stories of Native Americans, Spanish and French explorers, and lawless pirates. Visit Fort Clinch State Park, built in the 1840s, where a uniformed re-enactor takes you back to the Civil War period. Learn about Amelia Island shrimping and ecology on a narrated study cruise. On field trips in St. Augustine, explore some of the best examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture in the U.S. with beautifully preserved Gilded Age details like Tiffany stained-glass windows.


• Boat into the backwaters of Amelia Island to learn about shrimping industry and watch for rare birds and manatees.
• In St. Augustine, view historic landmarks in the Old City by open-air train with narration by an expert.
• Explore the Castillo de San Marcos, built in 1672.

Activity Notes

Moderate walking, some uneven terrain; standing for some field trip lectures, boarding pontoon cruise boat.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Fernandina Beach, 3 nights; coach to St. Augustine, 2 nights; coach to Fernandina Beach, departure.

Coordinated by Center for Educational Adventure.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips


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