The Real Barbados 6 hour Island Tour

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From $130.00

96 reviews   (4.99)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Barbados, Barbados

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Perfect for anyone who wants to see the 'real' Barbados. This tour around the island gives you a flavour of all things Bajan, taking you to the must see locations as well as some hidden gems, all with stunning photo opportunities. Ideal for cruise passengers and newcomers to Barbados to see the sights, hear the history, find out about our lifestyle and decide which areas or attractions you might want to explore further.
This is a small group tour, with just 2 - 6 persons, ensuring a fun, personal experience. Travel in a clean, comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and enjoy your time with your friendly and knowledgeable local driver/guide. He will make your day one to remember with his unique brand of Bajan hospitality! We can't wait to meet you.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Knowledgable local guide

Rum punch

Small numbers ensures a personal service

What's Not Included

Entrance fee to go inside Animal Flower Cave


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • YOUTH: Age: 11 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 100

Additional Info

  • All staff fully vaccinated
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • A minimum of 2 paying adults is necessary for the tour to take place
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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

We'll drive through Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, and hear a short history of some of the national treasures of Barbados who were instrumental in building this nation. You'll see the Parliamentary Buildings, Heroes Square and Independence Square as you pass through.

• Admission Ticket Free

St. James Parish Church
We will drive past Sandy Lane and through the now affluent Holetown, which was where the British first landed. Stopping at the beautiful St James parish church, we'll find out some of its fascinating history.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pass through Speightstown, the second largest town in Barbados and the most traditional. See the variety of local fruits and vegetables that vendors sell by the side of the road.

• Admission Ticket Free

Animal Flower Cave
Feel as if you are on the edge of the world as you look over the cliffs at North Point. See giant waves crashing against the rocks as the wild Atlantic Ocean meets the calm Caribbean Sea. Peer through the gaps in the rocks to watch the sea enter the cave. If you choose to go inside the cave to see the iconic view, make sure you wear sensible footwear as the rocks may be slippery. You can also paddle or swim in the cave pool so bring a costume and towel if you wish. It's well worth it!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Morgan Lewis Mill
We'll continue down the north east coast along the mahogany lined road until we reach the spectacular view at Cherry Tree Hill where we will stop for photographs. We may even see the steam train coming from St Nicholas Abbey as it brings travellers to the same spot to witness the east coast scenery. You may also look at the locally produced crafts that will be on sale here if you wish.
A short distance away, we will find the Morgan Lewis Windmill. Your guide will tell you the interesting history of this beautiful restored Dutch style windmill and we can guarantee you’ll reach for your camera again! We will stop for lunch at a traditional Bajan cafe not far from here.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We'll then follow the rugged east coast down to the striking rock formations of Bathsheba where we'll stop to marvel at nature. In contrast to the west and south coast, the beach on the Atlantic side of the island is wild and rough, not suitable for swimming but you may see surfers riding the huge waves in the 'soup bowl.'

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Saint Joseph Parish
Taking the scenic route, we'll travel through the centre of Barbados, through the parishes of St Joseph and St George as we see the 'bread basket,' traditional villages and plantations to make our way back to our starting point after a day of making great memories.

• Admission Ticket Free


zoebI4703VV, 05-10-2022
Mike is one of the loveliest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. He is also professional, funny, intelligent, patient and kind. We really enjoyed learning about the history and delving deeper into the beauty of Barbados. He is a very good speaker and it felt like a thorough conversation rather than a long tour. I would highly recommend this tour by Mike & Sue. Many thanks
Excellent tour and friendly guide
QiaoQiaoLondon, 28-09-2022
Thoroughly enjoyed Mike's tour around the island. Mike is very professional, polite. He gave us in depth knowledge covers nearly all aspects of Barbados. Our trip would've just been a beach holiday, but glad we chose this tour and learnt so much about Barbados' history and Bajan culture!
Amazing tour, fantastic day
DJD1712, 11-10-2022
We had a fantastic day with Mike seeing the real side of Barbados.

Mike was extremely knowledgeable and really brought things to life by recounting his experiences growing up here.

Mike is a lovely man with an easy going friendly personality and we felt very safe with his driving.

We would highly recommend Mike’s tour to anyone wanting to experience the real Barbados.
Must Do
Bursts-Of-Color, 02-09-2022
Mike's tour is such a wonderful way to learn about Barbados and the culture. Mike is personable, knowledgeable, and a great story teller. My husband and I think this is a "must do" when you visit!
This has to be the Best Island Tour
2teens, 30-08-2022
Our tour was wonderful. It was only my husband, me and Mike. Mike kept us interested and engaged through the entire tour. He brings his extensive knowledge of the history and culture of the island and paired that with his stories of growing up in Barbados. We peppered him with questions and he was able to help us achieve a much deeper understanding of Bajan culture than we otherwise would have attained. 'this was much more than a typical tour and provided the most enjoyable experience of our trip - even beating out the beach!

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