St. Augustine's Not Just A Chocolate Tour
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- Group Tour
- 1.5 hr
Chocolate. Pralines. Do we need to say more?! Have a sweet time winding your way through historic downtown on our Not Just a St Augustine Chocolate Tour. Discover some of St. Augustine’s best unique sweets and chocolates while learning about what makes these treats so addicting! Each of our tours is as much about local history as it is about chocolate. Our local guides have gone to great lengths to understand the areas we take you to so we can share some of its fascinating stories. With personable guides and small groups, it should always feel like having a friend in St. Augustine. A variety of samplings will be provided along with extra to take home and enjoy later. To keep your sweet buzz going, we provide a thermal bag and extra take home goodies we sampled on tour to enjoy later.
Operated by: St. Augustine Experiences
Pass By: Government House Museum
Government House dominates the west end of the Town Plaza, a unique Spanish land use component lying within a National Historic Landmark District. Along coasts, plazas were to begin at the waterfront - to see and to be seen. Since 1598, a government building has stood on this site with a view of the harbor landing, accommodating administrative headquarters and residences of colonial governors appointed by the Crowns of Spain, then Britain, then Spain again. After Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1821, this current Government House served as a courthouse and briefly as a Capitol of the new Territory of Florida.
Pass By: Plaza de la Constitucion
Historic park in the center of downtown St. Augustine. The original city plan was built out from this location. It is bordered by The Government House, the Cathedral Basilica, and the Bridge of Lions and Matanzas Bay. Spain's 1573 Law of the Indies, Leyes de los Indies, specified that colonial town plans set aside such a plaza for government, church and public use. Along coasts, plazas were to begin at the waterfront - to see and to be seen.
Pass By: Flagler College
Housed in the former Ponce de Leon Hotel that was built by Henry Flagler in 1888.
Stop At: St. George Street
Visit some of our favorite vendors and discover the history of St. Augustine's most famous street.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is a historic cathedral in St. Augustine, Florida, and the seat of the Catholic Bishop of St. Augustine. Constructed over five years (1793–1797), it was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark on April 15, 1970. Its congregation, established in 1565, is the oldest Christian congregation in the contiguous United States.
Pass By: St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine
Just steps from St. Augustine’s historic city gates at St. George Street, the St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, an institution of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, is dedicated to the first colony of Greek people who came to America in 1768.