Barbados small group or private: Harrison's Cave, Gardens and St Nicholas Abbey


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10 reviews   (4.40)

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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

Visit Harrison's Cave for a tram tour through the tunnels of the cave. Then choose between the rich colors and tropical blooms of Hunte's Gardens or lush tropical ambiance of the Flower Forest for the second stop. Enjoy a photo stop in Bathsheba, famous for its breathtaking beauty before stopping for a lunch at a seaside restaurant with local cuisine. After make your way up Cherry Tree Hill and on to St Nicholas Abbey, the last remaining authentic plantation house of the 17th Century that exists anywhere in the "New World".

There is also an option to include the Heritage Railway a restored steam engine located at St Nicholas Abbey. If you wish to book the. tour with this option. please select it before check out


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Beverages

Bottled water

Entrance Fees

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Lunch

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

  • Infant meals not included
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Tours cancelled by the customer more that 72 hours ahead of tour time will be refunded
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Eco-Adventure Park at Harrison’s Cave
The spectacular HARRISON'S CAVE in Barbados is geographically located in the centre of the island, a natural phenomenon unique to the tropical world. Specially designed transport takes you down through the underground tunnels to a sight so beautiful, that few can compare.

In the specially lighted caverns at Harrison's Cave, view the majestic stalactites and stalagmites which have been growing from the floors and ceilings for many centuries. Cascading through the caves, the crystal blue waters form magnificent pools and waterfalls, filling the senses with sights and sounds of such pure wonder.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Hunte's Gardens
Hunte's Gardens is a botanical garden and significant tourist attraction in the St Joseph Area of central Barbados. It was created from the 1950s by horticulturist Anthony Hunte in an unusual sink-hole-like gully. It is the top Garden in the Caribbean with many publications and tevevision shows featuring this magical garden

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Flower Forest
As an alternative to Huntes Gardens. Customers can choose to visit Flower Forest. Both venues are not visited. Flower Forest has long windy trails through beautiful tropical forestry accompanied by colourful tropical blooms.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bathsheba Beach
Bathsheba is beautiful; wide white sand beaches stretch along a dramatic coastline of striking rock formations against which the Atlantic rollers break in cascades of foam. What at first glance look like huge boulders washed up on the beach are actually rock formations broken away from ancient coral reef!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lunch Stop

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
The Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill was built in 1727 it is one of the many Barbadian windmills once used to produce sugar, and one of the two last functioning sugar windmills in the world.

The Morgan Lewis Mill ceased grinding sugarcane for commercial purposes in 1947 and was subsequently given to the Barbados National Trust.

The site was listed in the 1996 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund. Restoration began by the Barbados National Trust during the following summer. In 1997, financial support was provided by American Express for emergency repairs. The mill was reopened in 1999. With all its original working parts having been preserved intact, the sails were able to turn again after the project was completed.

• Admission Ticket Free

Cherry Tree Hill
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. As you descend the hill the mahogany trees give way to swaying sugar cane.

10 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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Beautiful Barbados Tours & Excursions Ltd
This is the tour company

• Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

An excellent day out
BobbyGee2018, 02-05-2022
Our activity was split into two trips because Harrison Caves were unexpectedly closed on our original booking day. Our driver/guide, Gyne, was fantastic. He is knowledgeable and makes the trip really interesting. After the trip to the cave we accidentally left our 4 year old grandson's mask in the taxi. We contacted Glory Tours and asked if they could find it and keep it for the second part of the activity. This wasn't good enough for Gyne, he made a special journey to return the mask to our hotel. What great personal service.
Harrison Caves are a 'must see' if you are in Barbados. It is a terrific tour.
St Nicholas Abbey is very interesting - a Jacobean House rather than an abbey. You can see the rum production from cane to bottling - and have a taste.
Feeding the monkeys was great for the 4 year old boy. The wildlife park is fun with so much to see.
Lunch is included in this activity which was excellent. Finally, we were driven back via the east coast road with interesting conversation and information.
If you go to Barbados book your activities with Glory Tours - you won't be disappointed.
Great sites to see in Barbados with a special personal Touch
CLG-Jr, 08-04-2022
Harrison’s Cave was spectacular and our tour of St Nicholas Abbey was both beautiful and interesting!
But the highlight of our tour was our driver (Winston Marshall). He was very friendly and very knowledgeable and told us everything about the island (not just the sights we were visiting) from history to geology to customs.
Best trip we had ever experienced!
Awesome tour.
jeffsvarverud, 09-09-2019
First a shout out to Lisa our driver, outstanding thank you. She is in the middle. This is a great tour, besides the three stops lunch is a fourth stop and is included in the price. Lisa picked us right on time in a clean, cool van. She was so friendly and she knows the roads. To say driving in Barbados is a challenge is an understatement. She avoided the construction areas and drove in a safe and efficient manner. Thanks Lisa. Harrisons cave is amazing. One thing that makes Barbados different from the other Caribbean islands is Barbados is not volcanic but a giant sea mound pushed up by tectonic plates. The caves although young are spectacular with amazing formations and water everywhere. You have a choice of gardens and we choose Hunte's gardens and actually meet Mr. Hunt. Years in the making they are actually in a giant sink hole. St. Nicholas is not an Abbey, it is a colonial home of and old sugar cane plantation. Absolutely beautiful. This trip takes you all over the island and you really have great views. Lisa knows where to stop for the best pictures. The second picture is of the Scottish District. Lisa knows her history as the first people in Barbados besides the English were Scottish and Irish criminals and indentured servants. Most of these people died because of the extreme hard work and hot climate.
Great way to see something of the island
MPB_UK, 07-05-2019
Our tour took in Harrison's Cave, Hunte's Gardens and St Nicholas Abbey with photo opportunities at Bathsheba and Cherry Tree Hill. Ryan was our driver and was bith knowledgeable and humorous. Hard to pick a highlight from the attractions but if pushed I would say Hunte's Gardens. Lunch was good if a little rushed.
Great Drive Around
Leah L, 13-04-2019
This was a great drive around the island (we went to all of the various aspects - west, east, south parts of the island), the Caves, Hunte's Gardens, and St. Nicholas Abbey. We also were able to drive by Rihanna's childhood home. The only thing is that we were dropped off at the places and then went with different tour guides to see the different places. It may be cheaper to either rent a car or take a taxi to each of these places and pay the individual prices to get into each of the attractions. It wasn't bad, it was just a hefty price for driver service.




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