Small-Group Story of Rum Tour in its Birthplace of Barbados

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19 reviews   (4.32)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: barbados, barbados

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Rum also known as "rumbullion and kill devil" was invented in Barbados. Therefore Barbados is known as the birthplace of Rum. On this tour we will share with you the story of rum visiting St. Nicholas Abbey a plantation house built in the 17th century. The plantation produces award winning rum and they are always delighted to offer you a sample. You will tour the plantation house, the gardens, rum distillery and take a ride on the heritage railway a restored old steam engine.
After a morning of discovery we will stop for lunch before making a brief stop in the scenic costal settlement of Bathsheba before making our way to the Mount Gay visitor centre, where you will learn the history of rum and be taken through a fun-filled tasting session conducted by the Mount Gay Rum Tour guides who will guide you and your taste buds through the signature flavours, aromas and subtle nuances of the various rums the produce.

What's Included

Bottled water

Entrance Fees

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide


Rum tastings

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

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.


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 88

Additional Info

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

St. Nicholas Abbey
St Nicholas Abbey is a Sugar Plantation built in the 17th century. The Plantation grows its own sugar cane, harvest it and produces award winning rum at its distillery. They also have a restored steam engine train ride that is part of your experience when you visit St Nicholas on this tour

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Saint Andrew Parish
Stop for Lunch in the Parish of St Andrew

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mount Gay Visitor Centre
Visit the Mount Gay Visitor Center to learn about the production and history of Barbados' famous Mount Gay rum. On the signature tour, delve into the spirit's history and importance to the island nation; complimentary rum punch and five rum tastings are included.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Scenic Costal Town on the East Coast of Barbados.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great tour with rum tasting and train ride.
Karen_S, 06-05-2022
Lisa was an excellent guide, lots of fun and very knowledgeable. Started the morning at Mount Gay with a fantastic Planters Punch, a little early at 10 a.m. for a drink. Ample tasting of rum during tour. Train ride at St. Nicholas Abbey was very pleasant. Great view overlooking the ocean during the stop to move engine. Meghan was a good tour guide at the abbey. We were able to see crushing and grinding of sugar cane to make molasses. More rum tasting at the abbey. Lunch was very good and filling.
Charles was awesome!
Daniel_E, 21-04-2022
Charles our driver was awesome!! So informative, funny and accommodating. If at all possible I would definitely request him again with any tour!
Great tour!!!
kenandca, 10-04-2022
My husband wanted a rum tour & I wanted an island tour. This tour pleased us both! Saw the Atlantic side of the island while heading to St. Nicholas Abbey, rode the heritage railway & stopped for delicious lunch.
The tour at Mount Gay was also fun and entertaining (even for me).
We were fortunate, as we signed up for a group tour, & were the only 2 people that day. Calvin, our driver & guide was excellent. Very informative, helpful & kept us on schedule.
A lovely day!!!
Worth it for Mount Gay and Bathsheba
Tammy_T, 28-07-2022
Our tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the Rhum tour at Mount Gay. It was well worth the visit and the tasting.

We also enjoyed viewing the mansion. The lady who provided our Manson tour was lovely and well-spoken. However, we found the train ride to be a waste of time and rather pointless. We sat for over an hour and it was crammed with additional tourists. The wine tasting by the mansion was also a waste of time. We were offered hardly a sip and it was cramped with other tourists. And the owner’s son who does the wine “tasting” made off color, flirtatious jokes that many women such as myself did not appreciate. He laughed at his own jokes and many of us did not find them funny. It left a foul taste in my mouth and I’m not talking about the sips of wine. My party of 3, we felt this tasting and train ride were an epic waste of time and left grossly disappointed.

Finally our stop at Bathsheba was quite lovely and much appreciated.
Pretty average...
Grant_E, 20-02-2020
It was good to learn a little about the history of the island and the origins of rum but it was a but rushed between finishing there and getting to the caves. Although the guide at the rum tasting was good we did have to miss the last bit of the tasting to get to the caves on time. The caves were ok but overall we probably spent just as much time travelling as we did at the tourist attractions.

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