Duration: 5 hours
Departs: Barbados, Barbados
Price from USD 74.99
Explore Barbados from top to bottom on this half-day coach tour that takes you on a scenic drive along all four coasts. Marvel at the expensive homes and luxury resorts along the west coast; see the cliffs of the northern end; stop in the Atlantic-side village of Bathsheba; and drive through the fishing village of Oistins on the southern shore. The historical highlight of your tour is the 17th-century Sunbury Plantation House, where youll enjoy a buffet lunch and a tour of the mansion. Hotel transport with guided commentary is included.
After hotel pickup, your island tour starts with a drive along Barbados west coast, a tony stretch of luxury homes and resorts with gorgeous views of the calm turquoise Caribbean.
Reaching the northern tip of the island, hop out of your comfortable coach to watch big waves crash against the rugged cliffs before continuing south along Barbados eastern side the Atlantic coast. Stop in the surfing and fishing village of Bathsheba to snap photos and enjoy the picturesque scene while sipping a glass of rum punch.
Next, your guide takes you to visit St Johns Church, a Gothic-style church built in 1836 to replace the old church, which was destroyed in an 1831 hurricane. Enjoy another photo op and browse local crafts made by the vendors whove set up shop here before making the drive to your last stop, Sunbury Plantation House, set in the countryside of St Philip Parish.
Built around 1660 by one of the first British settlers on Barbados, Sunbury Plantation House provides a detailed look at the lavish ways the islands sugar-trading families lived in the 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy a buffet lunch and some planters punch at the house, and then take a guided tour to see its impressive collection of antiques, period clothing and farming equipment.
After a drive along Barbados southern coast, passing through the fishing town of Oistins, your tour comes to an end with hotel drop-off.
Sample lunch menu (subject to change):