Ponce's Grand Discovery

St. Augustine, FL, USA

AP
34 reviews
Nov 8 - 11, 2021
Group size: 1 - 52
Ponce's Grand Discovery
St. Augustine, FL, USA

34 reviews

Nov 8 - 11, 2021
Group size: 1 - 52

About this trip

Since being founded by the Spanish in 1565, St. Augustine has been a showcase of history, architecture, and culture. First settled as a Spanish military outpost, St. Augustine's Spanish heritage and culture can still be found throughout the old town. Our four days in St. Augustine begin as we arrive in this treasured, southern city. 


After checking into the hotel, you will have time to enjoy the welcoming storefronts as you are free to roam along St. George Street in Old Town St. Augustine for an afternoon of self-exploration. We will meet for dinner to share stories and seafood along the Intracoastal Waterway. After dinner, you are free to travel down to the Prohibition Kitchen or Tiny Martini Bar for live music, enjoy an evening horse and carriage ride, or retire to your room to get a good night's rest. 

Day two will include a trolley tour of St Augustine's artistic and cultural contributions, and stops at numerous historical sites including Castillo de San Marcos, the Colonial quarter, and Flagler College. We will be sure to leave plenty of time for you to enjoy dinner and an evening at your own pace. 


After breakfast at the hotel, day three will begin with a morning tour of the Fountain of Youth Archaeological park. Considered Florida's oldest attraction, you will have time to explore the various sites at the park. After lunch, together, you will have plenty of time in the afternoon on your own, before we enjoy a live theatre production at Limelight Theatre. Day four will include a stop for lunch, on your own, as we travel back home. 


What’s included

  • Transportation
    Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation on late model, luxury motorcoaches.
  • Hotel Accommodations
    1 Night of Hotel Accommodations.
  • A Plus Tours Concierge
    We will travel with our very own concierge from A Plus Tours, to ensure we have a great experience during travel.
  • Meals
    Included is 3 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner.
  • Tips, and Gratuities
    All tips, gratuities and admissions are included in every trip while traveling with A Plus Tours.
  • Trolley Tour
  • Fountain of Youth
  • Limelight Theatre Show

Available Packages

Double Room
$659
Deposit: $165
Single Room
$955
Deposit: $255

Itinerary

Day 1
St. Augustine, Florida

Since being founded by the Spanish in 1565, St. Augustine has been a showcase of history, architecture, and culture. First settled as a Spanish military outpost, St. Augustine's Spanish heritage and culture can still be found throughout the old town. Our four days in St. Augustine begin as we arrive in this treasured, southern city.  



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A Plus Tours
34 reviews
Founded in 2005, A Plus Tours is owned and operated by certified teachers who understand the transcending role that experiences outside of the classroom can have on education, and work to create customized, flexible itineraries that meet the needs of teachers. Over the last 15 years, A Plus Tours has grown into an industry leader through our personalized experiences by ensuring each trip is fully-escorted by a licensed tour operator and that each trip is centered around your curriculum’s specific objectives.

Reviews

Amazing trip. I purchased this trip for my husband and was not very excited about it. Boy, was I ever wrong. We had a great time. The bus trip was fun with some trivia BMW games on the bus. We had time to explore Greenville and were given maps and restaurant suggestions. Then the most amazing time in the visitor center and the actual tour of part of the BMW plant. It was well planned, clear instructions, comfortable traveling, and a conscientious tour guide with Mark. One suggestion - I would have appreciated a historical/architectural tour of downtown Greenville instead of the "shopping time." Would have been willing to pay extra for that.
By George M for Cresswind Lake Lanier - BMW Plant and Greenville, SC on 02 Aug, 2021
A well-planned and executed trip. Complete and clear instructions before the trip and these were repeated again throughout the day. Different options for your free time and activity level were offered. Any problems that occurred were quickly taken care of by our guide. Our guide kept careful track of us and also gave us his cell phone number in case we were separated from the group. Personal attention was given to those who needed it. The food was great, the soccer game was thrilling, and we were very impressed with APlus Tours. We understand why it is called APlus. Only one suggestion - we would have appreciated a short talk on what we were going to see - ie the history and design of the Mercedes Benz Stadium and the current standing of the soccer team United and its key players.
By George M for Cresswind Lake Lanier - Atlanta United Soccer Match on 02 Aug, 2021
The trip was fabulous. It was an easy, smooth ride on the bus and the lunch and beverages were excellent. Wish we would have known more soccer rules. Beautiful stadium!
By Denise S for Cresswind Lake Lanier - Atlanta United Soccer Match on 01 Aug, 2021
It was a great day trip. The transportation was clean and easy, our lunch was very good, and the experience as a whole was great fun. Our host, Mark, made sure that we were well taken care of. Definitely would travel with him again.
By Cathy S for Cresswind Lake Lanier - Atlanta United Soccer Match on 27 Jul, 2021
I thought the trip was well planned, well organized and well executed. Mark worked extremely hard to make it as easy as possible for the elderly seniors in our group--and he excelled expectations--GREAT JOB!! Getting in the HD backyard event went very smooth, he handled everything! Entering the stadium was also a breeze, thanks to Mark--Good job Again! We had good seat---50 yard line would have been slightly better. May be next time a box seats-IOI! Mark also got everyone to the bus in a very orderly manner with no delays. The bus was very nice, better then the last one to Greenville (BMW). The driver did a great job too! Smooth ride, got us there on time and maneuvered that big rig like a toy car!! Mark has very good communication skills and anticipates the needs of his customers---a real asset! When possible, we'll definitely travel with this organization again--first class!!! Keep up the good work, it is much appreciated! Darrell and Mary Woulf
By Darrell W for Cresswind Lake Lanier - Atlanta United Soccer Match on 26 Jul, 2021
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