Barbados Shore Excursion: Bajan Highlights


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From $80.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: barbados, barbados

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

To start your day we will journey over to the East Coast of Barbados. Our first stop will be Cherry Tree Hill with its breathtaking views of the East Coast from there we will make our way to Morgan Lewis Windmill. . As we come down onto the coastline we will travel through Cattlewash and make a stop in Bathsheba which was named for its great beauty; it is also the location of the Soup Bowl the favorite stop for surfers in Barbados. Our next stop will be St John's Church one of the oldest churches on the island, set on a cliff and capturing spectacular views, then we will journey through the parish of St George past the Gun Hill signal station and the great white Lion as we make our way to the Garrison Historic area. Before our final stop we will make a stop for a sampling of a few Bajan treats. On the way back to the port we wil also pass through the capital of Bridgetown a UNESCO world heritage site.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Drive along the platinum coast of Barbados through the historic first settlement town.

Drive through the Capital Bridgetown a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Friendly, knowledgeable & licensed tour guide

Hotel or Cruise Port pickup and drop-off

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 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 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

Return transportation (if you choose to be dropped off in Bridgetown or Copacabana Beach)


Traveler Information

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

Additional Info

  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Government Approved for Hotel & Cruise Port Pick Up
  • Infant meals not included
  • Our tours run with small groups of 12 persons maximum.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Port of Bridgetown
Pick up Location of the tour

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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 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

Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
Morgan Lewis Windmill is located in the scenic hills of St. Andrew in Barbados and commands a most commanding view of the phenomenal east coast. Built in 1727, this typical wind-driven mill once crushed sugarcane to produce juice during the 18th and 19th centuries. Morgan Lewis Windmill stopped its operation in 1947 and was subsequently handed over to the Barbados National Trust for preservation as a museum. Morgan Lewis Windmill is among the World Monuments Fund list of 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bathsheba Beach
Legend has it that Bathsheba, wife of King David, bathed in milk to keep her skin beautiful and soft. Legend also says that the surf covered white waters of Bathsheba, Barbados rich in minerals and life is said to resemble Bathsheba's bath in both appearance health giving value.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. John's Parish Church
Built in 1846 to replace the church that was destroyed by the Great Hurricane of 1831, this classic Gothic church is solid and soaring. The church grounds are serene and the cliff-edge site commands a sweeping view of the picturesque east coast. A noteworthy statue and funerary plaques add to the interest, and a small guidebook gives you details. In the churchyard rests Ferdinando Paleologus, a descendant of Emperor Constantine the Great, whose family was driven from the throne in Constantinople by the Turks. Ferdinando died here in 1678, after being a resident for over 20 years. Though always English, Barbados has attracted multinationals for quite some time.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gun Hill Signal Station
Gun Hill is the finest of a series of signal stations built in 1818. These stations sighted ships approaching Barbados and signaled to each other, advising of the type of vessel and whether if was a friend or foe! In case of attack, the forts and soldiers could be quickly readied to defend the island. In the signal tower a chart shows just what detailed information could be relayed with the use of a few flags. The signal stations were also used to warn of slave rebellions on the island.

• Admission Ticket Free

Barbados Garrison
The location is the Historic Garrison Savannah, close to the capital, Bridgetown. The Garrison Savannah has been the home of horse racing in Barbados since 1845. The officers of the British Regiment, who were stationed in Barbados, used what was then the parade ground to match their horses in races and the wealthy merchants and planters later joined them.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


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