Lights, Carriage and Holiday 'Cheer'...
From November 23, 2013, to January 31, 2014, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic - from the ground to the rooftops. Selected by National Geographic in 2011 & 2012 http://on.natgeo.com/ubfcF0 as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine’s Night of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s oldest city. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 448-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. The 20th Annual Nights of Lights celebration kicks off on November 23 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion. Holiday music and the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree accompany the official "Lights On!"
Step aboard an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage and meander the historic streets on this 45 minute GROUP tour. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and intriguing history - as well as a bottle of delicious boutique wine to share.
45 minute horse drawn carriage ride through the beautiful historic streets of St. Augustine
One bottle of wine (red or white) for two - to enjoy on the carriage ride
Souvenir wine glass (one per person)
Millions of dazzling lights!
$49 per person (all booking fees/taxes included). To BOOK now: go to the tours/adventures tab and/or click 'info' tab for further details.
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The Nights of Lights Wine and Carriage Tours begin at Isabela's Bar Cuba - 19 Cuna Street.
Please note: This is a NOT a private carriage tour. NOL wine and carriage tours are at a 6-8 person max. If you would like to book a Private 'Lovers' Tour (two persons), please visit the tours/adventures tab or contact us at 904-325-3911.
Here's what our guests are saying...
"highly recommend this tour. We first met at Isabella's Wine and Cigar Bar and had a glass of wine while waiting for the carriage. Isabella's was a great place to begin the tour. The people are so very friendly. The tour itself was fantastic. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of St. Augustine. Our main reason for the tour was to see the Nights of Lights and we were not disappointed. It was a wonderful evening (too short), the wine was very good -- served in real wine glasses -- not plastic which makes for a great souvenir. We met some great people both on the tour and at the bar. We definitely would do this again."
My husband and I went on the Night of Lights tour last year and had such a wonderful time we decided to make it an annual event, but this year was even better!! We made some wonderful friends on the tour and our carriage ride was spectacular, with a driver who told us great stories about the neighborhoods. We go to St Augustine several times a year, but we learned so much we never knew before. We will be back next year, and probably try to book with our new friends.
"Had pleasure of going on an evening horse/carriage ride to view the holiday lights in downtown St Augustine during the past holiday season. The tour ran on time and provided the relaxing time they advertised. Enjoyed the bottle of wine provided per couple and the ability to chose red or white. Our guide provided a narrative of the sights that wasn't too overbearing allowing quiet time to enjoy the atmosphere of the Ancient City holiday night. Found it to be much more relaxing and enjoyable then all the motorized trollies zipping around downtown."
We had a great tour of St. Augustine all lit up for Christmas in a wonderful horse-drawn carriage. Our driver, Christie, was charming and told us interesting anecdotes and historical facts of the city as we clip clopped our way through narrow streets. The meeting place for the ride is a small gourmet shop where the owner prepares a bag for each party filled with a bottle of wine, glasses, and biscotti. We sipped the wine as we enjoyed the relaxing ride through the ancient city of St. Augustine.
Also, we were with our two children and the company went out of its way to ask us what our children would like to drink and provided them with root beer. This is a very well run and professional company that excels at customer service. You will have no problem communicating with them.
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