Hunte's Garden and St Nicholas Abbey small group or private Barbados tour


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From $96.00

39 reviews   (4.64)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: barbados, barbados

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

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

Beverages

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

Entrance fees to Hunte's Gardens Included.

Hotel. & Cruise port pickup and drop-off

Small group tour with a maximum of 8 persons unless you book a group.

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 per person payable on the day of tour in cash.

Gratuities


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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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

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

Hunte's Gardens
Hunte's Garden is a picturesque and 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. The owner and creator of this beauty, Anthony Hunte, is the heart and soul of this place. You may meet him in the garden or around his extraordinary house and you can be sure to be welcomed with fascinating & colorful stories.

Be sure to have your camera ready, as birds and animals love to visit this garden too!

Your exquisite experience is gloriously heightened by classical music subtly wafting in the air, adding an extra layer of delight to an amazing ambiance.

This magical garden has been featured in many Gardening publications and TV series.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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 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

Beautiful Barbados Tours & Excursions Ltd
This is the Tour Operator

• Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

An informative and picturesque trip
David_G, 02-07-2022
Good trip with knowledgeable driver. Good pace with ample time in each location as well as stops for photo opportunities.
Fun day out
jacksonk762, 13-06-2022
Had a wonderful day driving around the island with our warm and charismatic host Charles. Had a good conversation about some of the history of the island too.
Fun and knowledgeable guide
Eir_mjf, 13-06-2022
We booked this tour quite last minute but it was an excellent choice. Our tour guide, Charles, was so friendly and knowledgable - an excellent tour guide. We never felt rushed, but we were also kept on schedule in a way that meant we knew we would see the sights we’d paid for. Charles had an amazing working knowledge of the island and was able to answer all our questions, even the weirder ones! Would highly recommend this tour
Beautiful Hunte’s garden and rum tasting at the Abbey
Sujit_D, 14-04-2022
Hunte’s garden was fabulous. The lush vegetation and colorful tropical flowers and foliage were outstanding as was meeting and rum tasting with Mr Hunte at the end.
Our visit to St Nicholas Abbey was pretty much self guided since not enough guides were available. The documentary movie shot almost a century back was very informative.
The tour operators “Beautiful Barbados Tours“ were very well organized and the drivers were very knowledgeable about the history of Barbados and the Caribbean.
Very disappointed in Hunte’s Garden; but St Nicholas Abbey is a saving grace
rajivmal57, 07-07-2022
At Nicholas Abbey house and distillery, the video and the rum tasting, although meager, were great. Hunte’s Garden is a disappointment with a jumble of unmarked trails meandering through a small garden with a hodge podge of flowers amid a swarm of mosquitos. Mr. Hunte himself although he invited us to his verandah , did not offer any drinks even non alcoholic as advertised. But the worst part of the tour was the guide, Narain, who does not speak a word until one asks him questions and then too mumbles very inadequate and cryptic responses. He is just a taxi driver not an informed guide.




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