Historic Walking Tour of Bridgetown Barbados

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30 reviews   (4.47)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Barbados, Barbados

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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There’s no better way to explore the beauty and wonders of Barbados than with a walking tour through the City of Bridgetown which is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is one of the few World Heritage Sites in the Caribbean. Bridgetown Barbados is full of interesting history that dates back to 400 years, the culture, people, food, and amazing sights. See our fantastic attractions like the Barbados Parliament Buildings, the Screw Dock, and walk the boardwalk on the site where Africans persons were bought from the Atlantic Ocean to be enslaved.

What's Included

Bottle Water

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 8 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adults
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Ruthann Discovery Tours will constantly monitor updates from the WHO, CDC, and the Barbados Government updates to continue to offer our tours in the safest possible surroundings of Barbados.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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

What To Expect

Pelican Craft Center
A Brief History of Pelican Island was a small uninhabited island that once existed off the west coast of Bridgetown and Fontabelle. Find Out What Happen to the Island!!!.
Pelican Craft Center commemorates the Island with more than 30 shops, locally made jewelry, clothing, leatherware, cigar factory locally made crystal pieces local cuisine and much more

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Bridgetown Fish Market
Stroll across the street to the Bridgetown Fish Market.and see the catch of the day, and the fish vendors boning fish, take pictures of the second oldest fish market in Barbados

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Barbados has the world’s most extensive collection of 400 17th and 18th century English iron cannons. Barbados was a base of great significance for the British military that was stationed on the island in the 1700s to protect their colonies of islands.
The National Armory contains most of the collection, though others can be found all around the island

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Independence Square
Independence Square with Statue of the Honorable Errol Walton Barrow
The recreational square is a recent addition, extending over an area of approximately 50,000 sq ft and features a 9 ft bronze statue of the Rt Hon Errol Walton Barrow, known as the father of Barbados’ independence

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Blackwoods Screw Dock
The Blackman Screw Dock, that was built in the 19th century the only one that exists in the world.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

National Heroes Square
Formerly Trafalgar Square , it was renamed as Heroes Square to commemorate our 10 Heroes of Barbados, on April 22, 1999

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Karen, our tour guide was...
Chris_L, 03-06-2022
Karen, our tour guide was very friendly and conducted an interesting tour. She was very accommodating to our personal interests and went above and beyond by emailing us information on subjects she knew we were interested in
It’s a bargain!
Ceri_S, 20-04-2022
Karen was so enthusiastic and informed, she really brought the history to life. We saw parts of Bridgetown that tourists would never see. Thoroughly recommend this tour.
Great experience.
smithyuk, 01-04-2022
Amazing! Our guide Karen was fabulous. Really informative but with out overloading us. It was really reasonably priced too.
Very informative and enjoyable walking tour.
Mei-Lin H, 31-03-2022
We experienced a very informative and enjoyable walking tour of Bridgetown today with Karen.
She was great! Friendly and full of interesting facts, and welcomed any questions we may have had. We happened to time our walk with several downpours of rain, but this didn't detract from the excellent time we had.
Due to covid, masks were worn throughout (except the very end when we took a photo). Karen was conscientious and entertaining the whole time - thank you!
Brilliant Historic Walking Tour if Barbados
352jacquis, 27-10-2022
Our guide name was Claudette and she was fantastic, made the whole experience so interesting, learned so much about Barbados.

Thank you Claudette
Karen was a terrific, ...
Andrea_S, 21-10-2022
Karen was a terrific, knowledgeable guide. Learned lots of history. Not a lot to see, but still interesting.
Cracking walking tour of Bridgetown
Paul P, 16-10-2022
A fantastic tour with Karen! She was a most informative and entertaining guide providing not just historical fact but anecdotes too. She went out of her way to take us to the Cathedral and to ensure we knew how to get back to our hotel. Best trip in Barbados so far!
Great tour from knowledgeable tour guide.
Jack_H, 08-10-2022
Karen is a very knowledgeable tour guide. We had the feeling that she has so much information in her head that even the two hours was not enough time to hear everything. I would recommend this tour. But remember it is a walking tour and bear in mind that temperatures can be very high.
We love Karen
Fiona_E, 23-11-2022
Exceeded our expectations. Our guide Karen was passionate and very knowledgeable about her country and we all learnt a lot from her. The turtle swim was fantastic and with that was a lunch and drinks included at a Beach Club. Excellent value for money ,highly recommend this to others. Karen is a absolute gem and an asset to the company. We will definitely do this again next time we are back .
Enthusiastic guide, but we started 30 minutes late
Griselda_F, 09-07-2022
Karen was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. However, after being told in the meet-up instructions to be there at 8:45, we ended up waiting for late arrivals and the tour didn't start until 9:30. The tour wasn't cut short, but starting so late meant we were out in mid-day sun. The tour should start at the appointed time and not penalize those who were on time.
Worthwhile walking tour
nabcssturrock, 06-11-2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. She told us lots of facts about the history of pelican island and Bridgetown. Tour lasted 2 hours at a sedate pace with offer of water , restrooms and chance to rest for a few minutes if required. A great way to learn about Barbados.
Great tour
MatthewO983, 22-11-2022
Would definitely recommend this tour. Karen was a great guide. Very friendly and happy to answer all questions. The Bajan lunch was also delicious. Only thing to improve is the meeting instructions are quite confusing as they focus on the port pick up location rather than the actual tour meeting point.

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