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Enroll in an educational adventure in Florida or the South, and get a little taste of that southern hospitality as you learn from local experts! Study manatees from a kayak in Florida, see the Alamo in San Antonio or learn the complex history of a Georgia plantation. These lessons and more await you in Florida and the American South.

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Educational Tours of Florida and the South

Southern hospitality awaits you when you enroll in educational trips in Florida or the South. Learn from local experts who will teach you about manatees from a kayak in Florida. See the Alamo in San Antonio or learn the history of the Gullah Geechee in South Carolina. Whether you are a young or a senior traveler, excitement and more await you on a Florida adventure tour through the American South.

Florida Adventure Tours

Coastal Treasures of Florida Tour

 

On this 6-day exploration of Amelia Island and St. Augustine, you will discover why they are cultural and historical gems of America. Explore the historic architecture and enjoy the world-class cuisine of St. Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the U.S.  Soak in the sun on Amelia Island, where the southern charm is just as bright as the white sand beaches. Encounter rare birds, watch for manatees, and learn about the shrimping industry as you boat the backwaters of Amelia Island.

 

This educational trip in Florida will reveal stories of lawless pirates, Spanish explorers, tycoons, and the Native Timucuan tribespeople. 

 

Florida’s Fragile Coastal Treasures

Experts guide you along a 6-day Florida tour, checking out the coastal reefs to learn about the ecosystems as you snorkel, kayak, and beachcomb your way across the Florida Keys. Experts will lead discussions on the region’s coral reefs and natural history on this outdoor adventure. Hike through the Everglades National Park to study the flora and fauna of the area.

Tours of the Southern States

Hiking in the Southern Appalachian Mountains

 

Join local experts as you hike the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains to learn about the region’s beautiful wildflowers and distinctly Appalachian folklore. This 6-day small group hiking tour will take you along the southern portion of the Appalachian Trail and through the Nantahala National Forest. By night, become immersed in local culture by learning the tales of Appalachian folklore and natural history. Hike to spots above 5,000 feet like Standing Indian Mountain and take advantage of exquisite views.

Signature City: San Antonio

San Antonio is a vibrant city with a rich cultural past. On this 6-day journey to San Antonio, delve into the 26 ethnic groups that settled the Texas frontier, including early Spanish settlements and Germanic influences. Visit the Alamo, where you will learn about Travis’ last stand and meander along the scenic River Walk urban twists and turns. Discover unique museums and learn how to prepare an authentic Mexican meal.

Experience Educational Tours with Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we offer a range of educational trips in Florida and retreats in the South. All of them are planned and ready for your enjoyment. Learn more about the best tours of the southern states by enrolling with Road Scholar today.