Fountain of Youth Tour with Historic St. Augustine and Florida Beach Time

Dates:  May 28 – June 4, 2019

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Special Features

  • Luxury Motorcoach Transportation
  • Visit Elvis Presley’s Birthplace in Tupelo
  • Tupelo Auto Museum Tour
  • Tour Goodwood Museum and Gardens in Tallahassee, FloridaFOYArchStrt2015Banner
  • Tickle your taste buds with Coastal Seafood
  • Two nights in St. Augustine Florida
  • Visit the Mission of Nombre de Dios/La Leche Shrine
  • Tour Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archeological Park
  • Tour Castillo de San Marcos             National Monument
  • Local Guide in Historic St. Augustine
  • Free time to explore the historic city of St. Augustine
  • Two nights beach front in Pensacola, Florida
  • Local Guide in Historic Pensacola
  • Free time to relax on the beach or explore Pensacola
  • Optional tour of the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola

Step back in time when you join us on this Fountain of Youth Tour.  A little rock n roll history, an antique automobile museum, one of our country’s oldest city and some beautiful beaches will provide you with a variety of fun.  We will spend two nights in Historic St. Augustine with it’s many monuments and beautiful parks.   Don’t miss your chance to drink from the Fountain of Youth!  We will also spend two nights on Pensacola Beach, with free time to soak up some fun and sun.   Florida lovers won’t want to miss this trip!  Get your bikinis and sunscreen ready!


Prices

Double: $1,865/pp
Single: $2,445/pp
Triple: $1,625/pp
Trip Protection:   $172.50/pp – Double & Triple, $217.50/pp – Single
Early Booking

$100/pp if booked by February 28, 2019

 

Deposit:  $50/pp due at time of booking

Final Payment Due:  April 12, 2019


Tuesday, May 28

We begin our journey with a get acquainted lunch stop in Memphis, TN on our way to Tupelo, MS.  We will arrive in time to tour the Tupelo Automobile Museum, taking us back to the mid-1800′s with over 150 automobiles to view.  See a Benz from 1886, part of a collection valued over $6 million and including autos owned by celebrities.  The first night is in Tupelo, MS.  (L,D)ElvisPresleyBirthplace

Wednesday, May 29

This morning begins at Elvis Presley’s birthplace and park.  You will have time to tour the small house built by Elvis’ father and wander through the museum and gift shop before departing for Florida. We will enjoy dinner and an overnight in Tallahassee, Florida’s state capital.  (B,D)

Thursday, May 30

Goodwood Museum and Gardens will be our first stop this morning.  The estate known as Goodwood was assembled in the 1830s.  This beautiful home and it’s surroundings include 18 different buildings, including a sunken tennis court, a skating rink, a reflecting pool andside shot of goodwood house many other lovely sites.  Lunch is planned in Jacksonville on the waterfront.  We should arrive mid-afternoon in St. Augustine for the start of a two night stay.  (B,L)

Friday, May 31

This morning, our local guide will join us for a tour of St. Augustine.  We will visit the Mission of Nombre de Dios/La Leche Shrine, the most historic and sacred area in St. Augustine and the landing place of their founding father.  Next, we will head toward the Fountain of Youth and disembark for a tour of the property, hear the fable of the Fountain, Ponce de Leon’s discovery of La Florida, and his encounter with the local Timucuan Indians.  We will drive to Castillo de San Marcos National Monument where we have a guided tour.  Ponce De Leon Ponce de Leon Statue at GTM - 30 and 8Hotel, the Alcazar Hotel, the old Government House and many more sites are planned for our morning.  After our tour, enjoy the afternoon exploring more of historic St. Augustine. After free time in St. Augustine, enjoy a mouthwatering dinner and maybe a piece of key lime pie! (B,D)

Saturday, June 1

Today, it is off to the beach!  Pensacola is home to soft, powder white sand and we will enjoy two nights right on the beach!  Don’t forget your sunscreen!  (B,L)

Sunday, June 2

Immerse yourself in Pensacola history with a local guide this morning.  We will ride down one of America’s “Top 10 Streets” and learn about its folklore.  See where Andrew Jackson conquered Pensacola in 1814 and returned in 1821 to claim it for the US.Pensacola  Lastly, we will visit the grave of the area’s most notorious madam – it’s suppose to have magical powers!!  On to the Naval Aviation Museum for an afternoon of aviation history and a possible glimpse of the Blue Angels.  This is an optional tour.  You may choose more beach time and fun in the sun at our beach front hotel.  (B,L)

Monday, June 3

Today, we say goodbye to the sunny coast of Florida and start our journey back home.  Our overnight will be spent in Ridgeland, Mississippi.  (B,D)

Tuesday, June 4

The youthful glow of sun-kissed faces and many memories will accompany us on our way back home to Springfield.  A farewell lunch stop will be in Jonesboro. (B,L)

 

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