Barbados Small-Group or Private Coastal Sightseeing Tour


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From $127.00

25 reviews   (4.56)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: barbados, barbados

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Barbados is an island of great beauty and diversity. Enjoy a scenic sightseeing tour, visiting many special places along or near to the shoreline that make Barbados the gem of the Caribbean. The route will take you North, South, East and West as you discover the great beauty of the Barbados! You will visit beautiful beaches, historical sites and many scenic points of interest. This tour is the most extensive island tour covering more stops than any other and includes a free bottle of rum punch.


What's Included

Beverages

Bottled water

Drive along the platinum coast of Barbados through historic towns.

Drive through the Capital Bridgetown a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Free Bottle of Rum Punch for every adult on tour

Friendly, knowledgeable & licensed tour guide

Hotel or Cruise Port pickup and drop-off

Lunch

Photo opp at the Morgan Lewis Windmill (endangered historical site)

Small group tour with a maximum of 8 persons unless you book a group.

Snacks

Visit Cherry Tree Hill and enjoy its fabulous sweeping views of the east coast

Visit Codrington College a beautiful serene historical site, one of a kind.

Visit Foul Bay a beautiful unspoilt off the beaten track beach away from the crowds

Visit Miami Beach in Barbados a picturesque beach that is popular with visitors and locals alike

Visit the coastal town of Bathsheba and view the mushroom rocks

Visit The Garrison Savannah a UNESCO World Heritage site and see a few of the cannons on display

Visit the Northern tip of Barbados. Watch Atlantic waves crash on the cliffs in spectacular fashion

Visit to St Johns Parish Church, one of the oldest on the island built on a cliff with great views

What's Not Included

Fuel Surcharge of between US$1.50 and US$5.00 payable on the day of tour in cash to the guide.

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 93

Additional Info

  • Our tours run with small groups of 8 persons maximum. If you are travelling as a family or group travelling together we can accommodate up to 12 persons. Groups or families booking 8 or more persons will have their own driver guide and vehicle for their e
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This tour is suitable for cruises arriving by 8:00am and departing by 5:00pm or later

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Broad Street
Bridgetown.

On the 5th of July 1628 that 64 settlers headed by Charles Wolverstone arrived. The location of Bridgetown was the most suitable place for a port. Its swampy lands however made it bad for the settlers’ health.

The settlers named the town after a bridge that had been constructed by the early inhabitants of the island, the Amerindians. The Bridge of itself was called the Indian Bridge

The principle streets in Bridgetown were laid out by John Swan and in keeping with tradition Swan street was named after him. The main street Broad Street was named Broad Street as it is the broadest street in the town.

In the early years the streets in town were ill kept and in 1656 legislature passed and act where persons not keeping the space in front of their property clean could be fined 100 pounds of sugar for each day of noncompliance.

Bridgetown's Swamp was filled in and replaced with a canal.

The lower part of the Constitution is called the Careenage. It was named the Careenage because it ships were careened on to a side to be repaired

• Admission Ticket Free

Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club
From 1655 large fleets of British ships and soldiers were visiting and Barbados making it there base of operation. In the early years there were no barracks for them or provisions, the care and expense of the officers fell in the hands of Barbadians themselves. After repeated visits this became quite burdensome especially considering it was at a time when the island was quite impoverished. The legislature of Barbados was moved to petition the British government for a permanent garrison to be built on the island.

It was not until 1780 that it was finally decided by the British Government to station a permanent garrison on the island.

It was eventually decided that the Garrisons should be built near Charles Fort and St Anne’s Castle. 16 acres were purchased in 1789 and construction began by the early 19th century most of the buildings had been completed and had grown to cover 64 acres. The Garrison in Barbados is in fact the largest in the Caribbean.

Many of the buildings were constructed of London brick brought out as ballast in ships which returned with sugar. Some 60 of the original buildings are still in existence today.

The Savannah of itself was a very rocky area where many crabs lived. It had to be filled in and leveled for the troops to practice on. It was also the birthplace of cricket in Barbados and today serves as the islands racetrack.

On November 30th 1966 Barbados was led into Independence by the then Premier Errol Walton Barrow, officially celebrating the achievement of nationhood as a sovereign and independent state within the Commonwealth

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Miami Beach Barbados
One of the most beautiful and popular beaches ion the south coats. We will stop here for a light snack and a photp opportunity

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Foul Bay
The name Foul Bay it is an adaptation of the original name Fowl Bay which itself originated from the large number of migrating birds that once nested in a swamp located in the area. Foul Bay is an absolutely beautiful expanse of white sandy beach overlooked by rugged cliffs. The beach is partly shaded by casuarina and palm trees. It is truly unspoilt & off the beaten path.

The HARP Gun was landed at Foul Bay in August 1962. The High Altitude Research Project (HARP)

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Codrington College
odrington College is the oldest Anglican theological college in the Western Hemisphere having been built in 1 743 after Christopher Codrington had bequeathed the estate and considerable money at his death in 171 0.

Many Caribbean priests have trained at Codrington

and the College continues to play an active part in

education and theological teachings, working closely with the University of the West Indies.

The setting of Codrington College is especially beautiful with a magnificent lily pond and a driveway lined with

cabbage palm trees. Christopher Codrington Ill

was the son the Governor.

Codringtons College's wildlife include, Green heron, ducks, pigeons and a variety of fish.

Whilst at Codrington you will be treated to coffee/tea/juice along with local treats such as banana bread coconut bread and fishcakes

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

St. John's Parish Church
According to the Anglican tradition, worship has been conducted on this spot since 1645. The first building, a wooden structure, was destroyed by fire in 1676 and replaced by a stone structure.

Following the hurricanes of 1780 and 1831, the current building was constructed in 1836.

Fernando Paleologus,a former church warden and planter was buried under the choir when he died in 1670. He was buried with his head pointing to the west and the body embedded in quicklime in accordance with the Greek Orthodox custom. Following the hurricane of 1831 his tomb was moved to the churchyard.

Paleologus was a descendent of the brother of the great Emperor Constantine XI He fled to Barbados after his family was driven from the throne of Constantinople by the Turks

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bathsheba Beach
Bathsheba is located on the Eastern coastline of Barbados. It is said that this area was named after the wife of King David whose name was “Bathsheba”. Legend has it that she bathed in milk to keep her skin beautiful and soft, and the rolling surf waters of Bathsheba’s “Soup Bowl” resembled Bathsheba’s bath. The area is popular with surfers. It is a popular area for locals and visitors alike and is dotted with several seaside cottages.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Approximately 850 feet above sea-level, this spot offers an excellent view of the "Scotland District" which covers the parish of St.Andrew and is named after the Patron Saint of Scotland.

It is believed that the name "Cherry Tree Hill" originated from the large number of cherry trees which once existed at this location.

Today the road is lined with mahogany trees, which were introduced into Barbados after the Treaty of Paris in 1763. As you descend the hill the mahogany trees give way to swaying sugar cane.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
The Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill is the last of the many Barbadian windmills once used to produce sugar.
The wind-powered sugar mill is one of the last of its kind and a monument to the once booming sugar industry on Barbados.

• Admission Ticket Free

Animal Flower Cave
We visit North Point Barbados for the great views. The Animal Flower Cave is also located at North Point But the entrance fees are not included in this tour. Dutring the Months of Dec to April Humpback whales migrate through the Caribbean. North Point is one of the popular viewing sights. Located at Animal Flower cave is a woinderful restaurant where you will enjoy luch with a spectacular view.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Holetown Beach
Holetown was the first town in Barbados. in 1625 by an Englishman named Henry Powell, who was blown off course and landed in Barbados by accident.

He returned to Barbados two years later in 1627 with a group of English settlers who named the area Jamestown after the then king of England James 1st.

The name Holetown comes from the rriver mouth an area they reffered to as The Hole, by early settlers as it provided them safe landing place

• Admission Ticket Free

Beautiful Barbados Tours & Excursions Ltd
Tour operator

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Reviews

Great knowledge and patience
876sanaah, 14-03-2022
We had a tour today with Winston from Glory Tours. I can't speak highly enough about him. He turned up early, was kind, knowledgeable a fantastic host. He took us where ever we wanted whilst offering us great advice along the way. He even remained patient and endured my continual inane questions.

Thanks to everyone at Glory tours, particularly Winston.
Brilliant day out
mdp1, 09-11-2021
We chose a private tour due to the pandemic and was met by Charles at our hotel.
He was punctual, smart, and arrived in spacious vehicle. Charles was very knowledgeable, kept it lighthearted and enjoyable. We chose to go to Hunte's garden, Bathsheba, St Nicholas Abbey, and picked La Cabane for lunch on the beach which was wonderful, and carried on to the Mount Gay Rum tour which again was very good, with generous Rum tasting. The only hiccup was the lunch hadn't seemed to be confirmed and you do need to get booked in, and communication before coming out here was slow, but overall a superb day out.
Worth it!
Krishma_D, 25-08-2021
Quambi is an amazing tour guide - he was early to pick us up and super knowledgeable about the areas and history of Barbados! It is worth it with this trip, the sites you visit and the history behind them give you a different experience and appreciation of the island!
I dont always write reviews ...
swervinmervin427, 15-02-2020
But this tour was exactly what we were looking for. Our friendly tour guide Glyne showed us around all four corners of Barbados and allowed us with adequate time to take in every stop. Lunch by the ocean was definitely the highlight of the tour. Definitely recommend 10/10
Did the day tour through Tui. Very nice guide called Susan. Extremely knowledgeable and very helpful.
MrsMouse85, 04-03-2020
Hubby and I did this tour the day before we came home from our 7 day holiday. Extremely good value for money. Saw an awful lot of the island while having a very informative guide telling us so much we didn't know about Barbados. Very nice lunch provided at a lovely plantation house which unfortunately I can't remember the name of. A couple of free rum punches and some fish cakes were also part of the trip together with a tour of the Four Square Rum Distillery which again was very informative and humerous.




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