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Barbados Half-Day Island Highlights Tour

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Barbados Half-Day Island Highlights Tour

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Barbados

Price from USD 73.99

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Discover the best of northern Barbados on this 4-hour island tour with a local guide. Starting from your hotel or the Bridgetown cruise port, visit top Barbados attractions including Hunte's Gardens, St Nicholas Abbey and the Morgan Lewis Windmill, one of the last surviving sugarcane windmills in the world. Admire dense plant life thriving in a Caribbean rainforest garden, watch waves pound the rugged shoreline in Bathsheba, enjoy sweeping island views from atop Cherry Tree Hill and visit a historic plantation house to learn about Barbados' interesting British colonial history.

After pickup from the Bridgetown cruise port or your south coast or west coast hotel, begin your island discovery with a drive to Hunte's Gardens. Widely considered one of BarbadosÂ’ most beautiful spots, this lush, verdant garden is planted in an ancient sinkhole and surrounded on all sides by dense Caribbean rainforest. Gaze at the myriad flowers, plants and trees of every color, and pause to watch the hummingbirds at work. Relaxing music guides your walk through this botanical haven.

Continue to Bathsheba, a rugged fishing village on BarbadosÂ’ eastern coast, to enjoy views of the beautiful tropical shoreline. Your next stop is the Morgan Lewis Windmill, a unique and historic island gem listed on the World Monuments Watch list. The windmill recently underwent renovation, and today stands as one of the only two working sugarcane windmills in the world. Tour the mill's interior to view some historical photos and plantation artifacts.

Make your way up to Cherry Tree Hill next to enjoy Barbados’ stunning island scenery to the fullest. Then head to St Nicholas Abbey, a plantation house constructed in 1627, 30 years after Barbados' settlement by the British. Today it is one of just a few houses in the Western Hemisphere exhibiting authentic Jacobean–style architecture from England's Elizabethan era.

After your visit to St Nicholas Abbey, travel back to your Barbados hotel, where your island discovery tour ends in the early afternoon.

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