Barbados Shore Excursion: Plantation, Railway, Garden, and Distillery Tour

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From $150.00

4 reviews   (4.75)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: barbados, barbados

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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One of the many names Barbados came to be known by was "Little England". What could be more British than a garden and a great house? Visit Anthony Hunte's masterpiece garden; this garden in a sink hole that has been transformed into one of the most beautiful spots on the island. A visit to Barbados will not be complete without a stop in Bathsheba, famous for its breathtaking beauty and pounding surf. Following Bathsheba there we will make our way to Morgan Lewis Windmill. The windmill is on the top 100 endangered historical sites in the world. Then we will continue up the hill to Cherry Tree Hill for a short photo op. stop before moving on to St. Nicholas Abbey. This Plantation House is likely the last remaining authentic house of the 17th Century that exists in the "New World". The Plantation produces award winning rum and they are always delighted to offer you a sample.
From November 2022 this tour will include Lunch and be 1.5 hours longer with an option to add the Heritage Railway

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Alcoholic Beverages


Bottled water

Cruise port pickup and drop-off

Entrance fees to Huntes Gardens Included.

Entrance fees to St Nicholas Abbey Included. Sugar Plantation House & Rum Distillery.

Friendly, knowledgeable & licensed tour guide

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

Small group tour with a maximum of 12 persons unless you book a group.


The Heritage Railway train ride

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

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.


Traveler Information

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

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infant meals not included
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This tour is suitable for cruises arriving by 8:00am and departing by 5:00pm or later
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • 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
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Our tours run with small groups of 12 persons maximum.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Tours cancelled by the customer more that 72 hours ahead of tour time will be refunded

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Beautiful Barbados Tours & Excursions Ltd
Tour Operator

• Admission Ticket Free

Hunte's Gardens
A picturesque and easy-to-walk path offers many surprises, thanks to the superbly created series of mini-gardens embedded within the main large unit, combining vibrant colours and textures of rare exotic plants to offer the visitor a most uplifting and fulfilling experience.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bathsheba Beach
Discover Bathsheba, on the rugged East Coast of Barbados. See the dramatic landscape and coastline of this part of Barbados.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. Nicholas Abbey
St Nicholas Abbey is located in Saint Peter, Barbados, and is a plantation house, museum and rum distillery.Colonel Benjamin Berringer built the house in 1658. This house is one of only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere. It's similar to the English Jacobean-era manor houses of the first half of the seventeenth century, the period between the Tudor and Georgian styles, beginning in the reign of James I. You will also enjoy the Heritage railway

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Best Ever Tropical Gardens
CORAL_S, 13-01-2020
We have viewed many tropical gardens in the Caribbean but Hunts garden was fantastic. The plantation house was beautiful and had interesting history. We would recommend this tour ending in he Rum Distillery in the gardens of the Plantation house.
Excellent Tour - Blown Away
Magpie1892-45, 23-12-2019
Thje tour got off to good start, my wife and were the first pick up at our hotel, The driver Webster, greeted me, are you Bens Dad, (my surname is Stokes) The talk then revolved around cricket.The joking continued for the entire trip and was of great amusement to all the other passengers, Webster referred to all the passengers throughout the trip and was very knowledgable on local history.Our firststop was Hunte's Gardens, it has been created in a huge sink hole where a cave roof has collapsed, the owner almost single handed has created the most beautiful tropical paradise with all sorts of different areas. We also met Mr Hunte whi;lst walking round the garden, what an amazing gentleman.
We then moved on to St Nicholas Abbey which in fact is an old plantation house where they now make their own brand of rum, very tasty,the history of the house is fascinating, one of the previous owners I believe is Benedict Cumberbatch's great great grandfather. Altogether a brilliant half day. Big Thanks to Webster our driver.
Great tour
T1143GBsimon, 25-05-2018
Steve was great!!
He was interesting and entertaining and his love and pride of his island shone through whenever he spoke about it!
Loved the st Nicholas abbey tour particularly
Can't recommend Steven enough!
Simon conway
Very enjoyable
Janet_H, 06-03-2020
Booked on line while sitting on the hotel balcony,got a confirmation straight away with a follow up e mail giving me the time of pick up and asking if I could confirm so very happy with the way it was booked,on the day our transfer driver was on time very polite and informative and took us to our meeting point where we met our tour guide and driver Ryan.
We visited Huntes Gardens which was so gorgeous and a must to visit,we stopped at Bethesda,the sugar mill and cherry tree hill for photo stops then onto St Nicholas Abbey.
Here we managed to get the house tour along with the rum distillery but ran out of time to watch the video on the history of the family,we only managed to get a little tasting of the rum and I didn't have time to shop in the gift shop which was a shame for me as this is always something I like to do.
I appreciate there is a time set into these tours but felt the end was a rush but Ryan on the return again was so informative on giving us information on the island and explaining and pointing out various things it was a very good tour and has left us with other things to do when we return.
I would definitely use Glory Tours again and feel confident on booking on line again so thank you for making our trip enjoyable.

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