From Sarasota to Amelia Island - Explore Rich Black Cultural Heritage

      Sarasota, Eatonville, Mims, St. Augustine, Amelia Island

      Duration: 8 days
      Group size: 8 - 12
      From Sarasota to Amelia Island - Explore Rich Black Cultural Heritage
      Sarasota, Eatonville, Mims, St. Augustine, Amelia Island

      Duration: 8 days
      Group size: 8 - 12

      About this trip


      Experience Black culture in the heart of Florida’s central and northern coasts!   Discover the contribution and influences of the African American pioneers of the past and community leaders of today who shape these iconic destinations. Engage in interactive experiences that highlight the historic figures, sights, and heritage neighborhoods along the “cultural coast” in Sarasota!

      Discover the “town that freedom built”, experience jazz and civil rights heritage, and learn about other little known heritage places and people that have contributed to our American history while exploring the heart of Florida in Orlando and its surrounding communities along the Space Coast.

      Learn about the first place Africans stepped foot in North America before Virginia in 1619, and how this city's activities played a pivotal role in birthing the Civil Rights Act in the heart of America’s oldest city, St. Augustine

      Experience Black culture in the heart of this resort community on the Friendliest Island of Florida, historic Amelia Island and American Beach!  

      Immersing in these stories is an experience that helps us understand how the past affects the present, pay tribute to the bravery of those that came before us, and stand with us in our  belief of our shared human connection. 

      You will have the opportunity to meet and connect with some memorable people who live and thrive in these iconic heritage places today! 

      Terms and Conditions

      Payment Requirement

      · A deposit of $250 is due at the time of booking.

      · Final payment is due 60 days prior to beginning of the tour.

      If this balance is not paid on or before the due date we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled and any cancellation charges outlined (Cancellation by You) will apply.

      Cancellation Policy

      Cancellation by you  

      Cancelling some or all portions of your booking will set the cancellation terms set out below. 

      A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation that you have sent to your relevant sales representative of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

      · Your deposit is fully refundable up to 60 days prior to start of tour less $50 fee.

      · 59-31 days or more prior to departure, your deposit amount will be non-refundable.

      · Between 30 and 15 days prior to departure, we charge a cancellation fee of 50% of the total booking cost. 

      · 14 days or fewer prior to departure, we charge a cancellation fee of 100% of the booking cost.

      · No refunds will be issued for leaving the tour for any reason after it has commenced.

      · No refunds will be issued for No Shows.

      Note: You are strongly advised to take out travel and cancellation insurance at the time of booking. 

      Cancellation by CHAT

      Our trips are guaranteed to depart once they have one fully paid customer unless minimum group size specifically states otherwise (which is stated in the trip page or on our website) and subject to reasonable itinerary changes as described in these Booking Conditions. If we cancel your trip, you can transfer amounts paid to an alternate departure date or receive a refund, unless your trip is cancelled due to a Force Majeure Event (as defined below).

      Cancellation due to Force Majeure

      If a trip is cancelled due to a Force Majeure Event, we can offer you a choice of:

      (a) a 100% credit of monies paid for your trip: or

      (b) a refund minus unrecoverable costs.

      If the cancellation due to a Force Majeure Event occurs after a trip has commenced, we can offer you a choice of a pro-rata:

      (a) 100% credit for the days that remain on your trip: or

      (b) refund minus unrecoverable costs of the days that remain on your trip.

      A “Force Majeure Event” includes but is not limited to: acts of God; war; civil commotion; riot; blockade or embargo; fire; explosion; breakdown; union dispute; earthquake; epidemic, pandemic or other health emergency; flood; hurricane; windstorm or other extreme weather event; lack or failure of courses of supply; passage of any law, order, proclamation, regulation, ordinance, demand, requisition or requirement or any other act of any government authority, beyond the reasonable control of the parties, whether or not foreseeable, which would make it dangerous or not viable for a trip to commence or continue.

      In the event of any cancellation, there will be no claim for damages by either party against the other and we are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred because of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.

      General Information

      All Rates are based on a double/Twin room occupancy. Single Rooms are available at extra charge upon request.

      Itinerary is subject to change.

      Privacy Policy

      Any personal information that we collect about you will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy and may be used for any purpose associated with the operation of a trip. In making this booking you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons such as our agents, service providers or other suppliers to enable us to operate the trip or, if permitted by any relevant Spam laws, to send you marketing material in relation to our events and special offers.

      Masks Policy

      Face masks are mandatory on our buses and indoors. Face masks are optional while touring outside. A COVID-19 liability waiver is required to be signed by all tour participants prior to tour date. A link to the electronic waiver will be shared prior to the start of your tour. 


      Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for our walking tours which occur outdoors.

      What’s included

      • Meals
        7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches
      • Accommodations
        7 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels
      • All Tours
        As mentioned in the itinerary
      • Transportation
        Air Conditioned Private Van
      • Departure Transfer
      • Local Tour Guides
      • Tour Director
      • Airfare
      • Arrival Transfer
      • Personal Expenses
      • Travel Insurance
      • Gratuities


      Day 1
      Welcome to Sarasota

      After the orientation, head out and explore Sarasota on your own and indulge in a variety of delicious culinary offerings. 

      We will provide a list of some of our favorite restaurants, optional sights to see, and things to do. 

      Your Organizer

      Black Cultural Heritage Tours Collection
      Powered by Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism, Inc. (CHAT), The Black Cultural Heritage Tours Collection curates single + multi-day immersive Black cultural heritage tour experiences, and connections to the people and places that have shaped communities and culture from the past to the present. As the premiere Black-owned receptive tour operator in the U.S., our tours offer transformative experiences for culturally curious travelers while driving economic benefits to help sustain underrepresented Black-owned businesses.