St Thomas and St John 2-Day History and Culture Guided Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Cruz Bay

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Complete your dream vacation to the Virgin Islands by visiting both St. Thomas and St. John. This 2-day tour is the perfect overview of St Thomas and St John's history and culture as well as beaches, scenic views and local cuisines. Explore both islands with a local professional guide to ensure the best use of this 2-day tour. Enjoy stops in St Thomas which includes: Mountain Top, Drake's Seat and Skyline Lookout,  beach time at the Magen's Bay and downtown duty free shopping. Enjoy St John stops such as National Park and Annaberg Sugar Plantation before relaxing on white sand of the Trunk Bay Beach.
Visit the island's highlights and our friendly local guide will give you insights to the local life on the island. Discover St Thomas and St John on this fantastic 2-day tour which allows you to explore the islands as a local. Visit some of the top spots and learn about the history and culture of the islands. Day 1: Discovering St Thomas Island St Thomas was founded in 1681 by Danish settlers. The town of Charlotte Amalie has many historical sites listed on the National Historical Registry. After being picked up from your hotel or at the cruise dock, witness the highlight of this tour - a trip up a twisting mountain road, an elevation of 1,547 feet above sea level, to the famed mountaintop. You will also visit the famous Drake's Seat and the Skyline Lookout. Next is a travel to downtown Charlotte Amalie. There you will view historical sites like Fort Christian, the Virgin Islands Legislature building, Emancipation Park, Lutheran Church, Government Hill, and the Synagogue Hill. Then, head on to a local beach with a restaurant. Enjoy a 2-hour free time opportunity to savor a mouthwatering lunch of local favorites (at additional cost) and take a dip in the crystal clear blue water. After the beach stop you will be returned to your hotel/cruise dockDay 2: Exploring St. John Island  St John is the Jewel of the Caribbean and it is unparalleled because it’s protected by the National Park Service. Its charming views of lush tropical foliage and emerald blue water makes it a perfect location for a day trip.Your journey begins with a picturesque ferry ride from St Thomas to the island of St John. Once in St John, explore the beautiful mountain vistas, historical sites and views of the pristine white sandy beaches. The tour highlights are Bordeaux Mountain and the north shore road to the historic Danish sugar plantation at Annaberg. Next, you will head on to Trunk Bay Beach for a sumptuous lunch (at your own expense) at the beach front restaurant (included on the tour). After lunch, you may relax and swim at one of the top beaches of the world. End your day with a 30-minute shopping time at Cruz Bay before heading back to your hotel/cruise dock. 

What’s included

  • Pick-up at both cruise ports in St. Thomas
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local driver/guide
  • National park fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch (at your own expense)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Itinerary

Day 1: Discovering St Thomas Island St Thomas was founded in 1681 by Danish settlers. The town of Charlotte Amalie has many historical sites listed on the National Historical Registry. After being picked up from your hotel or at the cruise dock, witness the highlight of this tour - a trip up a twisting mountain road, an elevation of 1,547 feet above sea level, to the famed mountaintop. You will also visit the famous Drake's Seat and the Skyline Lookout. Next is a travel to downtown Charlotte Amalie. There you will view historical sites like Fort Christian, the Virgin Islands Legislature building, Emancipation Park, Lutheran Church, Government Hill, and the Synagogue Hill. Then, head on to a local beach with a restaurant. Enjoy a 2-hour free time opportunity to savor a mouthwatering lunch of local favorites (at additional cost) and take a dip in the crystal clear blue water. After the beach stop you will be returned to your hotel/cruise dock
Day 2: Exploring St. John Island  St John is the Jewel of the Caribbean and it is unparalleled because it’s protected by the National Park Service. Its charming views of lush tropical foliage and emerald blue water makes it a perfect location for a day trip. Your journey begins with a picturesque ferry ride from St Thomas to the island of St John. Once in St John, explore the beautiful mountain vistas, historical sites and views of the pristine white sandy beaches. The tour highlights are Bordeaux Mountain and the north shore road to the historic Danish sugar plantation at Annaberg. Next, you will head on to Trunk Bay Beach for a sumptuous lunch (at your own expense) at the beach front restaurant (included on the tour). After lunch, you may relax and swim at one of the top beaches of the world. End your day with a 30-minute shopping time at Cruz Bay before heading back to your hotel/cruise dock.
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