Signature City St. Augustine

Explore culturally vibrant St. Augustine with experts and learn the story of the nation’s oldest city through its architecture, monuments, Gilded Age works and a historic reenactment.
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The St. Augustine Signature City program was my first. I can't wait for more!


This was the best Road Scholar program I have experienced anywhere, in terms of its educational value in learning about the oldest and perhaps most fascinating city in America.


The St Augustine program was excellent and a great place to visit in winter if you live up north. I read a couple of the books they recommended and still learned more about the history of Florida than I expected. We stayed an extra day to enjoy just relaxing and seeing some of the recommendations of thing to do in spare time, e.g. the Spanish Medical Museum and a tour of a historic house. Prior to this program we spent 4 days on Amelia Island (1.5 hrs north) enjoying the warm weather there some of the history, seafood, boating and shelling at our own leisurely pace.


The categories for responses were too broad for some questions. I would have preferred “Satisfied” added between “”Very Satisfied “ and “Somewhat Satisfied”.


St Augustine is lovely, interesting, historical & Road Scholar does an excellent job of presenting it. The accommodations are well-appointed & so convenient. Our leader, Judi Cowan, was friendly & well organized. We really enjoyed our time there & highly recommend it.


The St Augustine trip ranks at the top of our Road Scholar experiences for educational value. The tour provided an array of presenters who "wowed" us with new and fascinating information.


This was our first Road Scholar Program and it was excellent. If all others are like this one, we will be doing many more.


One of the best programs offered. Well run with excellent presenters. The history of St. Augustine is a well kept secret, revealed in this program.


This was our first program. We were please with the overall structure and content of the program. Would absolutely do another.


This St. Augustine program will be of great interest to anyone interested in history because it's full of information that is not taught in school and presented by energetic and entertaining lecturers. The hotel is in the middle of the old historic section so everything is close by.


If you love history and want a new perspective on it, this trip is for you.


This was an excellent program on the history of St. Augustine and Florida. What was somewhat unique here from other tours I have taken is the fact that there was no long bus rides or hotel changes. Nearly every field trip and restaurant excursion was only a short walk away from our hotel base. And the team leaders, lecturers and presenters were extremely engaging. I would highly recommend this adventure into history. This was my husband's first RS tour and he was greatly impressed!


This was my first trip with Road Scholar. I cannot speak highly enough about the experience! The caliber of our group leader, the quality, depth of knowledge & passion of all the speakers and presenters, the array of new historical information being shared on this trip was fantastic. The accommodations were central and we could walk just about everywhere. From pre-contact cultures to present day society, I experienced a comprehensive immersion into St. Augustine past & present.


Great trip to St Augustine. Well worth it based on the materials, location & presentations!


This is a wonderful location. Learned about a part of our history that I had never known before. Would highly recommend.


Woderful trip, well worth the money.


St. Augustine was a fun and interesting City to visit, rich in early American history. Much of the City has been preserved, the brick and narrow streets, the old buildings, the museums, the beautiful old Churches, and its location on the beach all contributed to making this an amazing travel experience.


If you are interested in history--the people that made up the foundation of our country and early architecture of St.Augustine, this is a program for you. Be prepared for some walking as you tour the sites.


I have enjoyed eight Road Scholar trips now but this one was the most interesting. The itinerary was perfect. The location of the hotel was so central that walking everywhere was easy. Sometimes the bus trips are time consuming but not on this tour. So we were able to make the best use of our time and see so much! The only negative was the service at the hotel. Thank you Road Scholar.


St. Augustine is lovely and worth experiencing. Most of the lectures and presentations enhanced our understanding and appreciation of this city and the surrounding area. Regret the beach venue, as we had to be bused everywhere. Not much to do in St. Augustine Beach. We should have chosen the trip with the city hotel instead. Lesson learned.


This program will take you out of the frozen Northern weather to a magical warm place called St. Augustine Florida. You will learn about Henry Flagler who helped found Standard Oil and built a railroad all the way to Key West not to mention an amazing college and church. You will learn the truth about history. The people of St. Augustine had a thanksgiving feast before the pilgrims! You will also learn about the 14th colony of the American Revolution! All this from absolutely amazing presenters!


If you like to learn, this trip will teach you something new each day. Never stop learning!

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As you already know the food was not up to par for Roadscholar programs. I also believe that the hotel should have been in town and not so far out. Additionally, the program could have been done in one less day. I was also disappointed in the "reception" - no snacks and no drinks. It was a "cold" reception. In fact the whole trip seemed to be done on a budget. Many of the speakers were really great. The last day was completely NOT necessary. We wished we had left early. In comparison to previous trips we have taken, I would have given this trip 3 out of 5 stars.

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