Beautiful Coastal Sightseeing Tour of Barbados


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From $120.00

69 reviews   (4.70)

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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 and visit many special places along 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 see more of the island on this tour than any other tour and be given a free bottle of rum punch


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Drive along the platinum coast of Barbados through old 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 & Cruise Port pickup and drop-off

Lunch

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

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 un-spoilt 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

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • 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

Barbados Garrison
The Garrison Historic Area

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
Miami Beach, Barbados, near the town of Oistins, is a popular sandy beach in Barbados. It is located on the south coast of the island, with usually calm waters and brilliant sunset views. On its north side is Enterprise Beach, a much more sheltered bay popular with families.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Foul Bay
Some say the name “Foul Bay” was given to this beautiful beach because up to the mid-1950s fishermen used to sell their catch on Foul Bay Beach. The fish was de-scaled and gutted on the spot. The smell was foul, hence the name. Others say 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 was the location where the famous Harp Gun was off loaded from a ship and then transported to its location at Paragon. Train tracks were laid to aid in transporting the gun

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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

25 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

25 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

Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
Morgan Lewis Windmill, St. Andrew, Barbados is the last sugar windmill to operate in Barbados. The mill stopped operating in 1947.

5 minutes • 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, 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

Animal Flower Cave
We visit North Point Barbados for the great views and a great Lunch at the Cave Restaurant. The Animal Flower Cave is also located at North Point But the entrance fees to the cave are not included in this tour the lunch however is. Dutring the Months of Dec to April Humpback whales migrate through the Caribbean. North Point is one of the popular viewing sights.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The town was at one point called Little Bristol because of it's trading links with Bristol England

Larger ships always sailed into Speightstown because they could not get into Bridgetown until the deepwater harbor was constructed. They would load their cargo on to smaller ships that would then deliver to Bridgetown.

Sprightstown is also the port that many slaves in the triangular slave trade first sailed into. Arlington House now serves as a museum but was once a make shift clinic for slaves who often arrived on the island ill due to the horrid conditions they endured on the Atlantic crossing

Just North of Speightstown is Almond Hotel. This was once the Heywood’s sugar Plantation and was one of the locations used in the filming of the Tamarind Seed with Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif. Another was the old Paradise Hotel

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Holetown Beach
Holetown is the site of the first British settlement on the island. On May the 14th 1626 Captain John Powell was the first Englishman to encounter Barbados. He along with his crew was in fact on their way from Brazil when the trade winds blew their ship the "Olive Blossom" into Barbados. On arrival to the Island, The Captain sent some men to the shore. They wrote the words James K of E on a tree and named the area James's town (Jamestown). Today Jamestown is called Holetown because the river outlet in the area reminded them of an area called "The Hole" in the Thames River in England.

It was said that the first institution the English established in a new colony was a drinking house. The Spaniards and Church and the Dutch a fort. In Holetown there are two historic Churches

• Admission Ticket Free

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Tour Operator

• Admission Ticket Free

Bridgetown
Drive through the Capital Bridgetown a UNESCO World Heritage Site

• Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Awesome Tour!
Michael_P, 08-09-2022
Excellent tour! Calvin was a great guide and allowed us to see the entire island in a day. Highly recommend!
Full Island Experience
patriciad102576, 23-08-2022
I had Ryan as my tour guide, and he was kind and very knowledgeable. It made us feel special, even though we were the only 2 going. The lunch was yummy, and it was a great opportunity to tour the entire island. Well worth the money.
Amazing!
Jennay_D, 06-08-2022
I had an amazing time with our tour guide Ryan! He made the experience very fun, educational and memorable. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who wants to visit Barbados.
Winston 10/10
361zarah, 18-06-2022
Winston was our tour guide and was absolutely brilliant in making our experience the best, with facts about history, geography and the most important Rihanna’s life! Beautiful views and a super lunch + coconut water, mango, apple juice and Barbados fish cakes along the way too!!
Charles is great! Great sightseeing.
Jessica_N, 03-05-2022
Charles was a great tour guide, he was able to answer any questions we had about Barbados and was very easy going and flexible. What a great guy! He was very accommodating for my family of four. Only thing I regret not doing is not booking a private tour with him instead! You never know who you'll end up doing your tour with which could really make a difference with what type of experience you will have. I wish the tour was an hour shorter, I was feeling a little burnt out by the end. Still amazing nonetheless and such a great introduction to this beautiful country!
Great coastal tour
Zahra_M, 27-11-2022
Very good tour of the whole island - loved the lunch at Animal Flower Cave and the guide, Steven had great local knowledge.
Beautiful Barbados
Linda_J, 25-11-2022
Wonderful tour of beautiful Barbados. Our driver and tour guide Stephen was wonderful and went above and beyond our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble. He was very knowledgable about the history of Barbados and told us great stories of the island. We would have no hesitation in recommending this tour




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