St Augustine Historic Inns (SAHI)

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During a stay at one of our historic inns, taking tours of St Augustine is one of the best ways to see and learn about parts of the Old City that you ordinarily might not have the pleasure of finding. As the Oldest City in North America, St Augustine is filled with tons of cultural and historically significant attractions, and many of these spots are best toured with a knowledgeable tour guide that can tell you unique facts about the city and the people who inhabited it. Enjoy Tours of the Old City; a variety are offered, such as tours focusing on architecture, African American history, or tales of the Golden Age of Henry Flagler. There are even tours that will take you to five or six of St. Augustine’s best restaurants. In addition to the Walking Tours, Train Tours, Boat Tours, Helicopter Tours, Old Town Trolley Tours, and Carriage Tours are also available. One of the most popular types of tours are Ghost Tours, which visit different sites throughout the city that are believed to be haunted.

For those who love the ocean and all of the things St Augustine Beach has to offer, there are also Sailing Tours and Fishing Charters available. The sailing tours cruise about the bay and lead to specific places around St Augustine like Fort Matanzas, Conch Island, and the Bridge of Lions, all of which make for a great way to spend a romantic evening on the water. St Augustine Tours are the only way to experience the Old City.

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Historic Tours of Flagler College

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Historic Tours of Flagler College highlight the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, listed as a National Historic Landmark. Built by railroad magnate, Henry M. Flagler in 1888, the Ponce is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and was one of the most exclusive resorts of its day. Tours are normally 10am and 2pm.  Please check the website for any variations.

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Florida Water Tours

Our Beautiful City by Water

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Our very popular year-round tours include the Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure (great for all ages), Sunset Cruise (ages 21 and over), Wine Tasting Cruise (ages 21 and over), and our Full Moon Tours.

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Our bar on board is open during all tours, with mimosa specials during the daytime cruises! Catch us during the holidays to enjoy our famous Nights of Lights cruise!

We have plenty of free parking at the marina and a restroom on board for your convenience!

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Ghost Tours of St. Augustine

Not Your Average Ghost Tour

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We employ over 40 professional storytellers who continue to study and uncover even more haunting tales of the town’s dark history.

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All of our stories are researched through historic libraries, old church documents, diaries and personal interviews. Nothing is made up nor exaggerated, and there are no “effects” used on tours… if you have a Ghostly Experience while out there with us, you’ll know it’s real!

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Ghosts & Gravestones

Tales of misfortune and mayhem

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Explore the darker side of the Nation’s Oldest City and let our Ghost Host be your guide. Face your fears in Potter’s Wax Museum’s Chamber of Horrors and then ENTER the town’s most haunted building, the “Old Jail,” for an up close and personal encounter. Don’t miss this frightfully fun tour!

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San Sebastian Winery Tour

Founded in 1996

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Located in one of Henry Flagler’s old East Coast Railway buildings

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Enjoy at your leisure a self-guided complimentary winery tour and wine tasting, where you can taste a selection of our wines on a walking tour. Enjoy a short audio-visual presentation in our upstairs theater and discover the art of winemaking as you learn the important details of our 5,000 gallon stainless steel tanks where the wine is fermented and stored prior to bottling. It’s fun and educational for the whole family!

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St. Augustine City Walks

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Eat, Drink, and TASTE your way through History!

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Learn how culinary heritage from around the world actually influenced St. Augustine’s history over the centuries, as you tour the vibrant downtown historic district. This tour is all about delicious food AND fun history and sightseeing along the way. You will have a blast while seeing some of the city’s best sights.

Our tour is limited to 10 guests per day.

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St. Augustine Distillery

The Spirit of Florida

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Take a FREE tour of our distillery and watch as we mix, mash, cook and distill small batch vodka, rum, gin and whiskey in a historically renovated ice manufacturing plant from 1917.

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You will learn about the history of ice and distilling in Florida, see our products being made, and then taste our small batch spirits for yourself in our tasting room.

Our handcrafted spirits are made according to the pioneer tradition of American distilling. We hand cut and mill our fresh ingredients and distill them in small batch copper pot stills for fuller and rounder flavors. Most distilleries produce more liquor in a single day than our batch distilling method can in a full year, but for us it isn’t about drinking more; it’s about drinking better.

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The Tasting Tours

Eat like a LOCAL

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Experience St. Augustine’s only luxury tour company with a ‘hometown’ feel – as you explore the historic district with top cultural experts and culinary superstars.

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Enjoy a variety of St. Augustine’s preferred venues, during our three-hour tours, where each location has been hand selected to ensure the ultimate dining experience. Indulge in some of the best local cuisine, perfectly paired with delicious wine, and thoroughly enjoyed by all who appreciate a true ‘foodie’ adventure! Join us to EAT, DRINK and truly EXPERIENCE St. Augustine!

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Whetstone Chocolates

Tasting Tours

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Our Chocolate Tasting Tours have been created especially for chocolate lovers. Let us take you on an adventure into Whetstone Chocolates’ inside knowledge and tasting tips.

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Over 45 minutes, you will learn the best ways to understand different types of chocolate, how it should be tasted and what to look out for. As you progress through the tour, you will also discover how to pick out the flavors and texture influenced by such things as the type of cocoa used, and other secrets of the trade.

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Country Carriages

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We’ve been operating carriages in St Augustine since 2004. Our beautiful horses and knowledgeable guides take pride in showing off our city. Whether it is a historical tour, engagement, wedding, family reunion or school group ride, we are the company for you. We are pet friendly.

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Explore Tours & Pick-Ups

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Whether a group is looking for an extensive and educational tour of the city’s historic sites, or private transportation from point A to point B, Explore Tours and Pickups has options to fit different needs and budgets.

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Explore Tours is perfect for visitors who wish to see the sights and learn more about St. Augustine’s history.

We also help with transportation needs for a variety of special events, including weddings, business trips, family reunions, and other celebrations like bachelorette parties.

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Fun Rentals St. Augustine

Making Memories

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Come to rent a bike, a scooter, a scoot coupe, or a golf cart, and enjoy your transportation on your own.  We also offer segway tours, guided bike tours, and VIP street cart tours.

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Old Town Trolley

Hop-on, Hop-off, all day

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Our professional driver will share information with you about our 21 convenient stops and over 100 points of interest while you ride our propane-fueled trolleys. We are proud to say that this is cleaner and more efficient than gasoline. Use our interactive map on our website and book online for a discount.

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St. Augustine Rider (STAR)

FREE Transportation

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The City of St. Augustine is proud to announce the launch of the STAR Circulator.

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This free bus service, funded through a Florida Department of Transportation grant and operated by Historic Tours of America’s Old Town Trolley, will provide circular transportation around the downtown core, starting at the Visitor Information Center (VIC), located at 10 S. Castillo Drive, near the clocktower.

The total travel distance is 1.12 miles, and travel time is estimated to be approximately 15 minutes during normal traffic conditions. The service will operate daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm.

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