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$91 Shore Excursions

Barbados Shore Excursion: Coastal Sightseeing Tour

After pick up from your cruise ship port the tour will begin in the Barbados capital of Bridgetown. Your driver will take you through the city pointing out historical sights along the way. From there you will travel up the south coast making the first stop at the historic Garrison. Then you will make your way up the coast and through the popular fishing village of Oistins, where you will make the second stop at Miami Beach. Miami Beach is a favorite with visitors and locals alike. Whilst at the beach you will sample some local fish cakes and coconut punch.Leaving Miami Beach you will drive further up the south coast to Foul Bay, a long and wide beach whose shores are washed by turquoise waters. The next stop is Codrington College. Codrington College was built in 1715 and is the oldest Theological College in the western hemisphere. Just up the hill from Codrington College is the next stop St John's Church. St John's Church, one of the oldest churches on the island, is set on a cliff and captures spectacular views of the East Coast of Barbados. From this Gothic church you will journey through the Parish of St John and into St Joseph down into Bathsheba which was named for its great beauty. It is also the location of the Soup Bowl - the favorite stop for surfers in Barbados.After a morning of beauty it will be time to taste the flavors of Barbados with local cuisine served up at our lunch stop at the Animal Flower Cave Restaurant located at northern tip of the island. The Northern point of the island differs drastically from most of the island. Here you will find waves crashing into limestone cliffs in a most dramatic fashion. Whilst at North Point you will be served refreshments. Leaving North Point you will head down the West Coast of the island through two of the island's oldest towns Speightstown and Holetown. Speightstown was also known as "Little Bristol" and was once the main port on the island. After driving through these towns you will be taken back to your hotel or cruise port.Tour Itinerary Highlights(All times are approximate and subject to change)Bridgetown (drive through with commentary)Garrison (5-10 minutes)Miami Beach (20 minutes)Foul Bay (10-minute photo stop)Codrington College (15-minute photo stop)St John's Church (20-minute photo stop)Bathsheba (10-minute photo stop)View of Morgan Lewis Windmill (5-10 minutes)North Point and Lunch (1 hour)Speightstown (drive through with commentary)Holetown (drive through with commentary)

$69.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Harrison's Cave and Bathsheba Tour in Barbados

After hotel pickup, head by coach to Harrison’s Cave, located in the parish of St Thomas in the lush central uplands of Barbados, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Bridgetown and 5 miles (8 km) east of Holetown. When you arrive, board the electric tram that will take you through the cave with an experienced guide. As you descend underground and make your way through the 1.4-mile (2.3-km) cavern, be wowed by its natural features, from rushing waterfalls and streams to calm pools and cool limestone rock. Admire the dramatic stalactites and stalagmites, and hear from your guide about how they are continuously growing year by year at a rate that’s less than the thickness of paper. Enter the Great Hall, named for its height of 50 feet (15 meters), and learn a bit about the cave’s discovery in the 1970s. The tram stops occasionally so you can hop off and explore. When you’re finished at the cave, return to the coach and continue east to the Atlantic coast of Barbados for a scenic drive to the fishing and surfing village of Bathsheba. Stop here for about 15 minutes to take photos, admire the views, relax on the sand and enjoy a refreshing drink (rum punch, fruit punch or water). Your tour ends with hotel or port drop-off.

$134 Private & Custom Tours

Private Customized Island Tour of Barbados

Depending on the attractions and scenic views that interest you, your guide will put together a special route to meet your requirements. Then you will spend your day being taken on a private tour of discovering different spots of Barbados. Spend four hours visiting sites of interest in one of the coastal areas, or if you prefer, head to the interior of the island. Bring your imagination as you decide which part of Barbados you want to see. If your interest is in the South Coast area, your guide will show you the Concorde Experience, Oistin Town, Garrison Savannah, Barbados Museum, or the George Washington House and Parliament Museum. On the West Coast you can visit Historic Bridgetown, Agapey Chocolate Factory, Pelican Art and Craft Centre, the Kensington Oval, Cricket Legends Museum, Nidhe Israel Synagogue, the Mount Gay Visitor Centre, Holetown, St James Anglican Church, Speightstown, and the Arlington House Museum. Heading to the North Coast you’d visit Animal Flower Cave, St Nicholas Abbey Plantation, the Wildlife Reserve, Farley Hill Park, Cherry Tree Hill, and the Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill. Spending your time along the East Coast will include stops like Bathsheba, Andromeda Gardens, St John's Anglican Church, Codrington Collage, Sunbury Great House Plantation, Four Square rum factory, and Banks Brewery. If you’d like to spend your time seeing the interior of the island, your guide will take you to see Harrison's Cave, Welchman Hall Gully, Huntes Garden, the Flower Forest, Earth Works Pottery and Batik Studio, Gun Hill Signal Station, St George Valley, and Orchid World.If your interest is beaches, Carlisle Bay, Pirates Cove, Paynes Bay, Mullins Bay, Crane Beach, Miami Beach and Rockley Beach are all beautiful. This tour includes transportation, bottled water and rum punch.

$115 Outdoor Activities

Gardens of Barbados Small-Group Tour with Lunch

This tour starts with a morning pickup at your place of stay in an air-conditioned coach/minivan. Travelers on the garden delight tour will be treated to a driver/guide, who will indicate all the points of interest on the drive to the attractions. You will also receive a brief history of the island and of Barbados culture, along with interesting island facts. The following are the garden stops, and each stop is approximately 45 minutes to an hour.PLEASE NOTE YOU HAVE A CHOICE OF THREE OF THE FOLLOWING GARDENSAndromeda Botanical Gardens is a six acre (2.4 ha) tropical garden in the Parish of St. Joseph, located on the scenic east coast of Barbados. This botanical garden started as a private plant collection around the home of Ms. Iris Bannochie in 1954 and was later opened to the public during a fundraising event hosted by the Barbados Horticultural Society. Andromeda has remained open to the public by paid admission since then.Flower Forest Botanical Gardens is located in the heart of the Barbados countryside of St. Joseph. This stunning botanical garden is a home to a multitude of majestic palms, tropical flowers, and colorful shrubs. At the Flower Forest Botanical Garden, you can meander through the beautifully-laid pathways to explore the beauty of this garden.The topography of this park features gentle hills and amazing vistas of the eastern coastline of a lush countryside. The gardens cover around 53 acres, of which 7 acres are full of wild gardens and greenery.The Hunte’s Gardens is centrally-located in the lush hills of St. Joseph and are accessible from all around Barbados, like a 20 to 30-minute drive away from Holetown or St. Lawrence Gap. These extraordinary gardens were created by legendary horticulturist, Anthony Hunte, in an unusual flair. Lovingly nurtured in a naturally-formed gully, the Hunte’s Gardens feature an array of tropical flowers, foliage, and trees. While exploring the gardens, you will find statues and some other beautiful antiques or decorative pieces. While meandering along the pathways, you can stop along the way to spot the local birds and animals. These gardens excite every gardener, horticulturist, and plant enthusiast to create a memorable visit.This exotic, wonder of nature, Orchid World and Tropical Flower Garden, is located on an 8-acre area, which is surrounded by sugarcane (in the heart of the Barbados countryside). Having an elevation of 810-feet, this location offers a number of vantage points that will offer you some breathtaking views of the Barbados countryside.The drive also takes you to lunch along the scenic east coast of the island for some breath-taking views. Picture stops are available to guests in the Bathsheba area and in the east coast. The tour commences from pickup and is normally completed in 5.5 to 6-hours according to guest pace.

$70 Shore Excursions

Historic Speightstown Experience

This experience includes round trip from the seaport, west coast tour, guided walking tour and a freshly prepared Barbadian meal at one of the town’s popular restaurants. West Coast Tour- As you take the scenic drive on the island’s main highway you see all the attractions of the west coast.  These include Sandy Lane, Holetown, Mullins Beach, multi-million dollar properties and the island’s two marinas.  The Walking Tour- Experience the rich history of this quaint, old town which was founded in 1653.  Step into the past as you walk alongside historic churches, seventeenth century sugar warehouses and once grand homes of wealthy merchants.  Come up close to well preserved Barbadian chattel houses and unique architecture. Interact with locals and vendors as you leisurely stroll through the town. Learn about the town’s link to England and South Carolina and about the many forts that made the town almost impenetrable.  See the last remaining cannon and hear about the town's most famous residents. The many points of interest are fantastic opportunities to capture holiday memories that would be cherished for a lifetime. The walking tour covers a distance of just over 1km and is approximately 90 minutes duration.

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