Heritage Chocolate & Rum

Cultural & Theme Tours in Martinique

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* Tour St. Lucia’s only rum distillery* Learn about the rum-making process and about the history of rum production in St Lucia* Taste up to 17 different rums and rum liqueurs* Get a glimpse into Carnival one of St Lucia's colourful festivals* Purchase unique rums to take home at factory prices* Tour a 112 year old victorian styled house* Enjoy amazing views of the harbour & city, and the neighbouring island of Martinique on a clear day* Customise and create your very own St. Lucian chocolate, which you get to take with you* See authentic batik production artist workshops* Get some free time to browse the retail store and take home souvenirs* Enjoy a complimentary beverage & free gift to take home
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Morne Fortune, Castries, Castries Quarter, St. LuciaHead over to an authentic old Victorian colonial mansion built in the 19th century, perched high above Castries. A short guided tour will have you easily swept away to the sprawling veranda with picture-perfect views of Castries, its surrounding communities and the neighbouring French isle of Martinique which can be seen on a clear Caribbean day. The estate’s cool island breezes, lush & colourful gardens are the backdrop to 5 creative artisanal studios, where you can see batik and hand-painting demonstrations with the opportunity to shop for Batik items and other locally crafted souvenirs.Here you will be taken on a delicious journey through the entire delectable process as you shape gorgeous confections. See, feel, hear and smell the cocoa beans as you transform them from bean to bar during this fun and delicious expirience. The treats are all yours to eat immediately or, if you’ve got willpower, to take home.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: St Lucia DistillersYour journey continues with a scenic drive to a working rum distillery, where you will find the true spirit of Saint Lucia – the Rhythm of Rum. A guided factory tour will give you an insight into the history of rum making on the island, and a front row view to rum distillation from sugar cane to bottling. Next, you head to Carnival presentation centre where youl will get a glimpse into a part of St. Lucian culture that takes place in July. See up close the festive costumes and floats from parades past, and a breif history of the festival and its origins.The best is saved for last when you will then get the opportunity to sample at least 16 types of local blends of rums and liqueurs with a chance to taste before you buy (at factory prices). On your return you will enjoy some magnificent views as we sail along the coast.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea - One complimentary drink per person ( choice of bottled water, soda, beer, coffee or tea )
  • Soda/Pop - One complimentary drink per person ( choice of bottled water, soda, beer, coffee or tea )
  • Bottled water - One complimentary drink per person ( choice of bottled water, soda, beer, coffee or tea )
  • Entry/Admission - Morne Fortune
  • Entry/Admission - St Lucia Distillers

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Additional alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks are available for purchase (optional)
  • Snacks - Snacks are available for purchase (optional)