Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine: Our most recommended tours and activities

St. Augustine: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Museum Entry

St. Augustine: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Museum Entry

See historic St. Augustine on a guided hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Listen as your conductors narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and stories. Find out about the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the country at the St. Augustine History Museum. Enjoy a full 90-minute tour on the trolley or have the freedom to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 22 stops. Avoid getting through traffic or having to find and pay for parking. Let your conductor take care of navigating for you. Relive the story of the first settlement in North America as you see Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. See the famous spring that Ponce de Leon which is deemed the Fountain of Youth, where you can actually sample the water. Explore the site of the first mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour Old St. Augustine Village, which features houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest documented colonial house in Florida which was lived in by British, Spanish, and American colonists. Immerse yourself in the 500 year history of the city as you view the exhibits at the St. Augustine History Museum.  There are 22 Stops conveniently located close to many places of interest in St. Augustine: 1) 167 San Marco Ave: Old Town Trolley Tours of St Augustine, The Old Jail, Oldest Store Museum Experience, St. Augustine History Museum, Gator Bob’s Trading Post, Spice & Tea Exchange 2) 10 W. Castillo Dr.: Visitor Information Center 3) 31 Orange Street: Potter’s Wax Museum, Old Drug Store, Tolomato Cemetery 4) 1 St. George Street: City Gates + St. George Street (historic walking mall), Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse 5) 20 S. Castillo Dr: Colonial Quarter, Pirate & Treasure Museum, Castillo de San Marcos 6) 6 Avenida Menendez: Bay View at the Best Western, Shipwreck Museum 7) 39 Hypolita Street: Hypolita Street and St. George Street, Columbia Restaurant 8) 38 Sevilla Street: Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church + Grace United Methodist Church Ancient City Baptist Church 9) 81 King Street: Villa Zorayda Museum 10) 80 Cordova St: Lightner Museum, Flagler College 11) 112 Riberia Street: St. Augustine Distillery 12) 146 King Street: San Sebastian Winery 13) 139 King Street: Whetstone Chocolate Factory 14) 38 Cathedral Place: Plaza de la Constitucion, Government House, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine 15) 22 St. Francis Street: Oldest House, Fernandez Llambias House 16) 111 Avenida Menendez: St. Augustine Marina, Schooner Freedom, The Black Raven Pirate Cruise 17) 1 S. Castillo Dr.: Castillo de San Marcos National Monument 18) 19 San Marco Ave: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 19) 27 San Marco Ave: Old Town Trolley Welcome Center 20) 101 San Marco Ave: Mission of Nombre de Dios, Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche 21) 137 San Marco Ave: The Old Senator + Villa 1565 22) 11 Magnolia Ave: The Fountain of Youth

St. Augustine: True Crime Guided Pub Crawl

St. Augustine: True Crime Guided Pub Crawl

Explore St. Augustine's past on the 'Blood on the Cobblestones' true crime pub crawl. Indulge in drinks at bars including Forgotten Tonic and Casa Reina Taqueria & Tequila as you hear about the areas chilling history. Learn about local murderers and retrace their steps in detail with your guide. Meet your guide at Pizalley's Chianti Room. Browse the wide range of beverages and take a seat ready for an evening of horror. Discuss William Darrell Lindsey, a serial killer who targeted addicts and sex workers on the streets of St. Augustine between 1983 and 1996. Then, go to Casa Reina Taqueria & Tequila to enjoy another drink. Hear about the murder of Father Rene Robert, who was known for helping ex-convicts. You'll then move along to Forgotten Tonic. Explore a murder that happened on March 2, 1800, on the oldest street in the United States, Aviles Street. Next, head over to Saint George Street and Cathedral Place in the center of downtown where you'll have the chance to purchase drinks. Discuss the unsolved murder case of Lieutenant Guillermo Delaney. Hear about the murder of a model, broadway performer, and TV hostess, Athalia Ponsell Lindsley. Finally, you'll journey along to the Prohibition Kitchen, a vintage gastropub, to savor a drink and hear stories before ending your pub crawl.

St. Augustine: Old City Phantoms, Pirates, and Poltergeists

St. Augustine: Old City Phantoms, Pirates, and Poltergeists

Step out of the hot Florida sun and into the shadows on this 60-minute walking ghost tour of the nation’s oldest city. Delve into 300 years of war, natural disasters, bootlegging, and pirates before heading to Casa de la Paz, also known as the home of the “waiting bride.” From there, you will wind through 4 other active haunted locations before circling back to the starting point with a head full of history and spine-chilling tales. Have the chance to mingle with the hundreds of restless spirits who haunt this city. All tours meet by the white obelisk monument in the center of the Plaza de la Constitución. This is across from the Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine. Your guide will be wearing a US Ghost Adventures t-shirt and carrying a lantern. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour start time

St Augustine: Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

St Augustine: Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Note: This 1.8 mile-long tour covers the essentials of St Augustine in 1 hour. Your journey into the historic heart of St. Augustine begins at the formidable Castillo de San Marcos. Here, you’ll uncover the details of the many battles between the English and the Spanish that raged here throughout history. Next, take a peek at the Old City Gates before heading into Old City itself. Visit the oldest wooden schoolhouse in the country, then meander along St. George Street, the bustling heart of St. Augustine! As you explore the rich historic district, you’ll be treated to tales of the city’s past, from its transition from Spanish to American rule to a devastating epidemic and more. Plus, you’ll pass plenty of eye-popping architecture, like the Memorial Presbyterian Church and Flagler College's beautiful campus. And you won’t want to miss the breathtaking Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine! As you stroll through the Plaza de la Constitución, you’ll uncover more of this city’s history, including a fight for civil rights, the tale of an ill-fated explorer, and much more. At last, you’ll walk alongside the river, taking in Instagram-worthy views and delving into St. Augustine’s wartime stories. Your tour leads you back to Castillo de San Marcos and concludes at the same place where it began.

St. Augustine: Guided City Highlights Tour & Scenic Cruise

St. Augustine: Guided City Highlights Tour & Scenic Cruise

Come on a journey through the storied streets of St. Augustine, Florida with a local guide. Discover the city's rich history and cultural heritage as you explore iconic landmarks such as the towering Old Senator Tree, the historic district, and the majestic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. First, stroll through charming streets and vibrant spaces, from Plaza de la Constitución to Aviles Street, pause to relax in the tranquil surroundings of Eddie Vickers Park. Next, experience the city's formidable past at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, followed by a leisurely scenic boat cruise offering panoramic views of St. Augustine's coastal beauty. The adventure culminates with a visit to the iconic St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, providing insight into the city's maritime heritage and offering breathtaking views of the skyline. As the tour concludes, we'll drop you off, leaving you with cherished memories of St. Augustine's timeless allure.

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What people are saying about Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

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4.6
(163 reviews)

It was a quite convenient means to see the town. it was informative and friendly for the most part. the price wasn't excessive but still seemed a bit high for the amount of use by individual riders. There was a female driver that saw us coming toward the trolley to board and she pulled away. as she drove past she yelled out that another trolley was right behind her. 15 minutes later the other trolley arrived. so instead of waiting what would've been less that a minute for us to board cost us an additional 15 min wait. Not great customer service!!!

Absolutely amazing tour of the town and of the History of the area. The Tour Guide was friendly, entertaining and very informative. The tour was most interesting and fascinating. A town with a lot of history!!! Would recommend it to anyone visiting St Augustine and who is interested in understanding the evolving of the town since inception.

This was perfect we got to see all of the sites and learn about them before we hopped off to see them it was your choice what you wanted to see people were informative and extremely knowledgeable. My family and I loved it

It was great as always. My daughter and I go every year for our birthdays. We booked an inn right by a trolley stop. The trolley is the best way to get to so many great places. Will be using it again next year.

Great 👍 I enjoy every story about all places we went