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.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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.
ADULT: Age: 12 - 88
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
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
Admission Ticket Included
Saint Andrew Parish
Stop for Lunch in the Parish of St Andrew
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.
Admission Ticket Included
Scenic Costal Town on the East Coast of Barbados.
Admission Ticket Free
Great tour with rum tasting and train ride.
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!
Charles our driver was awesome!! So informative, funny and accommodating. If at all possible I would definitely request him again with any tour!
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
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.
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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