Half Day Tour: St Nicholas Abbey and The Barbados Wildlife Reserve

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7 reviews   (4.57)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: barbados, barbados

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This tour features popular attractions in the North East of the Island of Barbados
starting with the Barbados Wildlife Reserve where we hope to catch the Green Monkey at play along with a wide variety of other animals.
Next Stop St. Nicholas Abbey where we will tour this beautifully preserved sugar plantation and sample some of the rum produced on site at their award winning distillery. You also have the option to book to take a short journey on their restored steam engine to take in one of the most scenic views in Barbados, Cherry Tree Hill.

What's Included


Bottled water

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

Entrance Fees to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve Included

Friendly, knowledgeable & licensed tour guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

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

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

View the feeding of the animals at the Wildlife Reserve the best time to view the monkeys at play

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

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

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • 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
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

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.

• Admission Ticket Free

Cherry Tree Hill
Cherry Tree Hill is eight hundred and fifty (850) ft above sea level and is a part of St. Nicholas Abbey plantation. Actually due to the size of the St. Nicholas Abbey property, Cherry Tree Hill actually borders, St.Peter and St. Andrew. Many years ago, the drive on either side to get to it was flanked by cherry trees, thus the reason for its name; however these were replaced with mahogany trees which now line the road. The trees were planted in celebration of the signing of The Treaty of Paris in 1763

15 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

Barbados Wildlife Reserve
The Barbados Wildlife Reserve lies in an enclosed area under a canopy of mahogany trees with winding red brick pathways beneath. If you look closely at the bricks, you can still see the stamps of the manufacturing companies. The bricks were brought to Barbados by ships, which used them as ballast. During the 17th and 18th centuries, these red bricks were used to construct boiler furnaces in Barbados sugar factories. The large wheel in front of the snack bar was acquired from an old sugar factory and was once used to drive rollers for crushing the sugar cane.

The most popular animal at the Reserve is The Barbados Green Monkey. The monkey has brown and grey thick fur that has yellow and olive green flecks in it as an adult. In some lights, the monkey can appear green. This is why they are called green monkeys. Barbados Green Monkeys generally live in groups of fifteen to twenty. Within a family group, males gain their dominance by their size, strength and their ability to fight. Females, however, get their rank by the size of their families. Most infants are born during April and May.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Beautiful Barbados Tours & Excursions Ltd
Tour Operator

• Admission Ticket Free


Very happy !
EJ420, 23-08-2022
We went on this tour on Monday 22nd august. The driver picked us up from our hotel (Southern Palms) and the day began! We went to the wildlife reserve first and got to see an array of animals as well as watch the monkey feeding. We then went on a tour of St Nicholas Abbey where we got to see a video from the old owners as well as try (their very strong) rum!!
The tour guide was amazing, throughout the entire trip he kept us informed about the island whilst showing us both the East and West coasts. He took us to historic sights including old windmills, Cherry tree Hill and the surfers beach. He gave us plenty of photo opportunities and tailored the tour to us!
Extremely happy and a very well done!!
Excellent way to tour the island
Jovy_J, 15-07-2022
Excellent time with our tour guide Ryan. Very knowledgeable and allowed us an opportunity to have a truly Bajan experience. Would recommend for couples and family alike.
Glyne super star
Emma_G, 12-04-2022
Glyne was very friendly & knowledgeable. He really entertained us with his wealth of facts and history. The Anbey was beautiful, the rum was tasty and the Wildlife sanctuary was great.
Amazing time
Pamela_D, 17-07-2022
Great experience St Nicholas Abbey was so beautiful. I do wish we would have had more time to spend here felt a little rushed when we got there. After st Nicholas Abbey went to wild life reservation to see monkeys and feed them was amazing experience. All and all great time just felt a little rushed!
Thoroughly enjoyable trip
Nicola_D, 26-04-2022
We had a lovely morning with Charles our guide. He picked us up from the hotel right on time. He pointed out some places of interest on the way and answered any questions that we had. Thoroughly enjoyed St Nicholas Abbey and the Wildlife Reserve. Our only criticism is that we would've liked a little longer in each place. We would've liked the train ride at the abbey but there wasn't enough time

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