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November 30, 2018 – December 2, 2018
St. Augustine, FL, United States
Nearest Airport: UST, JAX or DAB
3 days / 2 nights
$567 per person, quadruple occupancy$629 per person, triple occupancy$693 per person, double occupancy$972 per person, single occupancy
Enjoy VIP Access and Exclusive Brewery Tours and Tastings:
Sip unique regional brews in some of the most unique and best beer-stocked pubs. Check out the Local “Spirit” of St Augustine during our private Brewery Tours and Tastings.
Experiences St. Augustine Like a Local:
Travel back in time in our nation’s oldest city during our private trolley tour of Historic Downtown. Stroll the cobbled streets and find the perfect souvenir in the unique shops and galleries along St. George Street. Sample some Spanish pastries or gourmet popsicles. Discover St. Augustine’s unique ambience by taking in some live music and beer in some of the local pubs and capturing the gorgeous view at dusk or dawn of the imposing Castillo San Marcos along the waterfront.
Savor Gourmet Beer Paired Meals and Perfect Pairings:
Enjoy exclusive beer paired meals created especially for our group by some of Saint Augustine’s most talented chefs. Tempt your taste buds with the ultimate beer and chocolate pairing during our exclusive private tour of Whetstone Chocolate Factory. Experience for yourself why Bon Beer Voyage won a Food Trekking Award in both 2017 and 2018 from The World Food Travel Association.
Relax with Comfortable Accommodations:
The Villa Victor in downtown St. Augustine is a great property with spacious rooms, free wifi, in-room Keurigs, and a bar with local brews on tap! We’ve included parking in your tour price so you can stay safely on foot or trolley and enjoy your beers and the weekend!
Be Our Guest:
Relax it’s your vacation! No driving! No figuring out where to eat or how to get from one place to the next! We are happy to help with any of your beercation planning; so don’t hesitate to contact us for pre or post hotel nights, insurance quotes, or for any other assistance you may need. Get ready for the best beer safari weekend ever!
Not ready to book just yet? Email us or call 1-888-U-Go-Beer with any questions you have!
To commence our safari weekend, we will gather in the lobby to meet your tour director, beer guide and fellow beer voyagers. Then we’re off to Old Coast Ales where you will find a wide variety of ales ranging from a selection of IPAs and Pales to Reds, Brown Ales and Porters. All of the beers on tap are brewed in house on their 7 barrel brew system. Seasonal beers rotate and include small batch brews crafted on their pilot system and may include the occasional Gose or Berliner or their infamous “Kookaburra” Brown Ale infused with locally roasted coffee. The foosball and shuffleboard tables add to the relaxed, fun vibe in this tasting room.
In the evening, we’ll indulge in a delicious beer-paired dinner at the historic Le Pavillon Restaurant. This 1868 Colonial Revival style home has stood the test of time and even boasts a ghost or two! Fortunately, the chef doesn’t mind the company of the ghosts-maybe they are helping with the cooking? All we know is that the food is fabulous and the pairings are some of our favorite of all time, so don’t be late! After dinner options include the chance to enjoy Saint Augustine’s nightlife on your own or follow Mike, your beer guide, to a local watering hole for some more of what’s good to drink in town! (or, of course, the hotel is only across the street if you’d rather just call it a night!)
We have left this morning free so you may sleep in a bit, savor a second cup of coffee with your breakfast, and enjoy the holiday parade that passes right in front of our hotel! You can also stroll over to check out the nearby Castillo San Marcos where cannon firings will take place throughout the day. After the parade has ended, we will start today’s itinerary with a trolley tour of our nation’s oldest city. Our trolley driver will get us rolling around town to see some of the sights and tell us a bit about the history of the “ancient city”.
Once we have the layout and story of the city, we’ll head over to Bog Brewing, housed in an historic pharmacy building. The exposed brick walls and large bay windows make for an inviting atmosphere where we can see the brewery and learn from head brewer and co-owner Steve Mendoza how Bog came to be while tasting some of his awesome brews. Then we’ll have some time to relax here and enjoy some lunch with our beer. Dessert after lunch? Why not? You are on Beercation, after all! So it is off to Whetstone Chocolates to see how this landmark factory makes their delicious chocolates and more importantly, how they pair with…Beer! Afterwards, we’ll walk off lunch and the chocolates with a short stroll to Dog Rose Brewing. Dog Rose may be the youngest brewery on the St. Augustine scene but it is run by Doug Murr, who has the longest history of brewing in St. Augustine; he was the brewer at A1A Ale Works for many years, where he was our host to many a brewery tour and beer dinner “back in the day”. His years of experience really show and his talent really shines through in the beers he is now brewing up for locals and tourists alike. After our visit and tastings with Doug, you’ll have time on your own to chill and play some darts or other games in the brewery or go explore more of the town and all the festive holiday lighting that won St. Augustine recognition in the top 10 places for holiday lights by National Geographic.
This evening, we’ll meet up for a spectacular beer-paired dinner at A1A Ale Works. After dinner, join Mike, your Beer Guide to scope out the beer scene downtown, or maybe head out on your own to catch some live music and enjoy the festive scene in town.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure. Then, we’ll meet in the lobby for the short stroll over to The Spice and Tea Exchange where our friend, Colleen, will be waiting to share some delicious Bloody Beers as well as traditional bloody marys. Sip and enjoy while you check out her amazing array of delicious spices and mixes. This is a great place to do some holiday and/or souvenir shopping and a special discount will be available for our beer voyagers. Afterwards, it is time to say farewell until our next beery adventure together. Feel free to use your trolley pass for a second day of riding around town, or maybe take the beach bus over to the beach for a few hours. The hotel will store your luggage if you are leaving town later in the day.
The St. Augustine Beer Safari weekend was beyond expectations. Ruth and Michael’s attention to detail is second to none. I thoroughly enjoyed everything from the tasty food and beer parings to the tour of the city and breweries. And let’s not forget the Chocolate and…BEER! What a great way to spend the weekend. Thank you Bon Beer Voyage!
Ruth and Mike are really “dialed in” to the travel industry. They understand what their customers want and provide it at a good value. I am looking forward to taking part in different tours in the future. Good Times!!
Let me start with – a blast !!! From the first amazing dinner, to the great chocolate factory and St. Augustine tour and brewery tours to the unbelievable beer paired meals. Can I say WOW!
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Our beer tour itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, transportation problems, or an unexpected business closure. We’re continually looking for ways to improve our tours and we sometimes come across a special new pub or brewery since the itinerary was published that we’d like to share with you. Since our beer tours are planned far in advance, we may occasionally adjust the itinerary as necessary to provide you with the best trip possible! Since a minimum number of passengers are required in order to run each trip, we suggest you refrain from non-refundable air purchases until 2 months prior to your departure date or confirmation of sailing.