21668
St. Augustine
Christmas in St. Augustine: 450 Years of Lights and Lore
Discover St. Augustine, the country’s oldest city, as you explore national landmarks, learn about historic architecture, enjoy cultural performances and speak with local experts.
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Program No. 21668RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,799
Getting There
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At a Glance

St. Augustine is the country’s oldest city and has played a role in shaping America for 450 years. That’s a heritage worth celebrating, so join us to to celebrate the holiday season at the historic Casa Monica Hotel. Examine the city’s rich culture through lectures by local experts and historians, live music, a professional costumed reenactment and expert-led field trips. All this takes place amid city architecture from the Spanish, British and Venetian Renaissance periods, as well as the Spanish and Moorish-inspired grandeur of Casa Monica.
Activity Level
Moderate
Moderate walking and standing on field trips to historic sites and museums during field trips. Some stairs, narrow streets and trolley design may be challenging for those with limited mobility.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Examine the site where the Spanish landed, the Historic District, the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park and the National Historic Landmark Ponce de Leon Hall on the campus of Flagler College.
  • Learn about railroad magnate Henry Flagler, his grand hotels, his railroads and the impact of Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture on St. Augustine.
  • Join us in the holiday season amid the glow of St. Augustine’s world-famous light displays.
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