St. Augustine, (PressExposure) February 13, 2009 -- While Americans tighten their belts in this trying economy, Ripleyâs St. Augustine wants to keep the family vacation within reach.
Starting today, transportation on Ripleyâs Sightseeing Trains - which take visitors on a 90-minute narrated tour through the streets of Americaâs oldest city - are being reduced to 2004 prices.
âOur Sightseeing Trains offer the best tour at the best price,â said Ripleyâs St. Augustine General Manager Ed Shaffer. âIn these challenging economic times, we felt it was time to give something back to working families and help them stretch their dollars while visiting St. Augustine.â
The $5 price cut - from $21.99 to just $16.99 per adult â prices Ripleyâs Sightseeing Trains well below other similar tours in the city.
Sightseeing Train tickets are for three consecutive days and provide riders with a 90-minute narrated tour that highlights more than 100 points of interest. Each guest will have on-off privileges at 22 stops and free, on-demand shuttle service at the areaâs hotels, bed & breakfasts, condos and campgrounds. Children 6-12 ride for $7.99 with kids 5 and under free.
Ripleyâs has also increased the flexibility and the simplicity of purchasing discounted tickets to 19 area attractions. Visitors are now free to pick and choose their own destinations from participating entertainment and cultural offerings. Purchasing a combo pass with as many additional attractions as wanted, can save visitors up to 25 percent off regular admission.
âWe have a number of great attractions in this city, and everybody likes different things, so we wanted to empower people to build value packages that are just right for them,ââ Shaffer said. âThe more they pick the more they save. Thatâs the advantage of the flexibility we built into the combo ticket process.â
Any visit to St. Augustine is not complete, of course, without a stop at Ripleyâs world-famous Believe It or Not! Odditorium in the heart of the city. Ripleyâs Ghost Train Adventure (www.ghosttrainadventure.com) voted the #1 Ghost Tour in St. Augustine, is the areaâs most interactive paranormal experience and departs nightly from the Believe It or Not! Nobody does ghosts better than Ripley!
With spring ready to bloom, St. Augustine is a natural destination for family travelers â whether theyâre making day trips from Jacksonville, Gainesville or Orlando, or escaping the cold up north.
Contact: Ed Shaffer GM Ripleyâs Attractions, St. Augustine firstname.lastname@example.org (904) 824-1606