Barbados (from Bridgetown) - Caribbean Cruises

Sample the unique British flavour as you stroll through historic Bridgetown, also referred to as ‘Little England’ and enjoy Bridgetown’s unique combination of colonial tradition and Caribbean vibrancy. The ribbons of welcoming sand which arc down the Platinum Coast remain a huge draw on this Caribbean favourite.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Turtle Snorkel

    Enjoy a relaxing cruise, capture the stunning coastal views of Barbados and swim with the magical sea turtles.

    Turtle Snorkel

    Step aboard your boat for an unforgettable adventure. Set sail along the island’s coast towards a sheltered bay for a wonderful experience with some of Barbados’ marine inhabitants. This area is known for its population of Green and Hawksbill Turtles, who enjoy the temperate calm waters off the west coast. Take this opportunity to snorkel with the graceful wild sea turtles and watch the crew feed these endangered creatures – an underwater camera is a must.

    Take a dip in the warm, inviting waters from the boat; alternatively you may choose to simply relax on deck and enjoy the sunshine.

    All too soon it will be time to depart and, as you cruise along the island’s west coast, the crew will serve refreshments from the open bar.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by motorised boat. Participants must be competent swimmers. Please wear your swimwear, sunscreen and take a towel. You will be required to remove shoes whilst on board the boat. Snorkelling and turtle sightings are subject to favourable conditions and cannot be guaranteed. Snorkel equipment is provided. Children under six may not participate. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. Before you book this excursion your must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ and ‘Beach / Water Related’ paragraphs under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

    Tour code

    BGI_037

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Scenic Barbados & Beach Escape

    Discover the delights of Barbados during a scenic drive and then relax at one of its stunning beaches.

    Scenic Barbados & Beach Escape

    Take a drive along the Spring Garden Highway to Holetown, where the island’s first settlers landed. From here, you’ll head inland towards the centre of the island passing by St Thomas Parish Church and the swaying sugar cane fields.

    The Highland Centre offers excellent views over the east coast with its rolling hills and the pounding Atlantic surf; a perfect photograph stop. Whilst enjoying the views from the Highland Centre, you will be offered a choice of refreshing drinks.

    On arrival at Dover Beach, you’ll have approximately two hours to relax on the beach, swim or soak up the sun. Showers and toilets are located on the beach and there are some small local-style bars nearby.



    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion operates by minibus. Guests are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. There are no locker facilities at this beach. Please note that there is only one complimentary sunbed offered under one shared umbrella. Additional sunbeds and umbrellas may be available if required but cannot be guaranteed.

    Tour code

    BGI_009

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Coast to Coast

    This scenic drive has been specially designed for those who would prefer an overview of Barbados with little walking.

    Coast to Coast

    The original building of St John’s Church was erected in 1660 and the present gothic structure is situated on a cliff 800 feet above sea level. Step inside to see the double staircase of cedar leading to the organ gallery and the traditional high-backed pews. The frangipani trees in the yard lead you to some magnificent views of the east coast.

    The views from the Highland Centre are also spectacular. Located at the heart of the island, 1,004 feet above sea level, the picturesque landscape sweeps down to the east coast. Here, you will be offered a welcome refreshment whilst you take in the surrounding views.
    Pass by sights such as Heroes Square (formerly Trafalgar Square) and Gun Hill Signal Station as you head towards the rugged Atlantic coastline. See St Thomas Church, and pass through Holetown for a photograph stop at the monument to commemorate the place where the first settlers landed in 1627. Enjoy viewing the opulent Sandy Lane area before returning to the ship in Bridgetown.


    This excursion will operate by minibus. This tour involves approximately 20 minutes of walking over relatively flat surfaces.

    Tour code

    BGI_002

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Beach Hop Island Style

    Step aboard a colourful Bajan Jitney bus and listen to the sounds of Calypso as you head to two of the island’s south coast beaches.

    Beach Hop Island Style

    Setting off from the port, you’ll pass through the capital of Bridgetown and through the historic UNESCO Garrison area. The Garrison was established in 1789 and was at the heart of British defence for more than 100 years.

    Your first stop is the popular Accra Beach, loved by the locals and tourists alike. Here, you’ll have around 1½ hours to relax and unwind on the warm sand or perhaps take a stroll along the boardwalk.

    Afterwards, you’ll rejoin your Bajan Jitney bus and drive to the south coast boardwalk. Enjoy a short stop to admire the view and take a photo. Your next stop is Pebbles Beach, nestled in Carlisle Bay, the only sheltered bay on the island. Enjoy around 1½ hours of more beach time, before the return drive to the port.

    During your tour, unlimited soft drink refreshments will be available.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by jitney bus and on foot. The Jitney bus has open-air windows. Guests will be required to negotiate steps to board the bus. Sun chairs and umbrellas are not included. Guests are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Toilet facilities are available at both beaches. Durations are approximate. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports. These are provided by parties unconnected to Cunard. US Dollars and local currency is accepted for purchases.

    Tour code

    BGI_066

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Atlantis Submarine Expedition

    Enjoy the magical underwater world of Barbados on board the incredible Atlantis Submarine.

    Atlantis Submarine Expedition

    Cruise through an amazing undersea world at depths of 50 to 150 feet as you embark on a voyage of discovery aboard the Atlantis Submarine. Atlantis is one of the premier attractions in the Caribbean, providing a unique exposure to a fascinating underwater world.

    You will board a ferry for the short transfer out to the dive site to join the Atlantis Submarine. The colour and abundance of exotic fish, spectacular sponge gardens and fascinating coral formations will be unveiled outside your porthole.

    Atlantis is maintained at a cool air-conditioned temperature and sea level pressure. Experienced crew will point out and describe the sights in detail as tropical fish pass within touching distance of your porthole.



    This excursion will operate by bus, boat and submarine. Children under four are not permitted to participate and all participating children must be at least three feet tall. This tour involves very little walking, however guests must be able to negotiate an 11 step ladder into and out of the Atlantis Submarine. The Submarine dive lasts approximately 50 minutes. The views underwater are subject to local sea conditions on the day.

    Tour code

    BGI_031

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Complete Catamaran & Turtle Tour

    Cruise the coastline, swim with turtles, discover a shipwreck and enjoy an al fresco luncheon.

    Complete Catamaran & Turtle Tour

    You will be welcomed aboard your catamaran to set sail along Barbados’ beautiful coastline. See some of the island's finest homes and hotels dotted along magnificent white sand beaches only visible from the sea.

    Take to the warm, inviting waters and snorkel over a shipwreck or reef with shoals of colourful tropical fish. Afterwards you can simply relax, lie in the shady cabin, bask in the sun on deck and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

    Your catamaran will make another stop, giving you chance to view and swim with the enchanting Green or Hawksbill Turtles, an opportunity not to be missed.

    During the cruise, enjoy a wonderful Caribbean-style buffet luncheon on board. The delicious local dishes will be accompanied by unlimited rum punch, local beer and soft drinks.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by catamaran. Participants must be competent swimmers. Please wear your swimwear, sunscreen and take a towel. You will be required to remove shoes whilst on board the catamaran. The snorkelling location and the turtle encounter are subject to favourable conditions. Turtle sightings cannot be guaranteed. Children under six may not participate. Snorkel equipment is provided. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities.

    Tour code

    BGI_036

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Barbados Golf Club

    Experience a round of golf at the Barbados Golf Club.

    Barbados Golf Club

    Your transfer will take you from the port, heading through Bridgetown and along the kaleidoscopic South Coast to the Barbados Golf Club.

    The 18-hole course spreads out over 6,905 yards among the rolling hills of the Barbados countryside. Two lakes enhance play on five of the holes and create the dramatic 'Amen Corner' on holes 15 and 16, while a series of coral waste bunkers add to the excitement.

    When you have finished your game you can head for the clubhouse for some post-game analysis, before the return transfer to the port.


    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. Green fees, clubs (six per person), a shared cart and roundtrip transportation are included. Luncheon is not included. The appropriate golf attire must be worn, shirts, polo shirts, long trousers or ¾ length shorts. Golf shoes are recommended, however trainers are permitted. US Dollars and local currency accepted for purchases.

    Tour code

    BGI_043

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    6 hours

  • Island Drive & Tea at Sunbury Plantation

    Capture the picturesque views from the Atlantis Hotel and enjoy a delicious cream tea at Sunbury Plantation House.

    Island Drive & Tea at Sunbury Plantation

    Take a scenic drive along the coast and onto the Atlantis Hotel, where you will receive a refreshing drink at an elegant historic property dating back to the 1800's. This boutique hotel is located in the quaint fishing village of Tent Bay, St Joseph, overlooking the spectacular Atlantic Ocean. Relax in the uncomplicated, yet stylish ambience of this unique property, surrounded by colonial furniture, brightly coloured fishing boats and modern amenities.

    Afterwards, you will head to Sunbury Plantation House, which dates back to 1660. The house was destroyed by fire in 1995 but has now been gracefully restored. It possesses one of the island’s superior collections of antiques, and in the extensively landscaped grounds, you will see fine authentic examples of the machinery used in the last century.

    During your visit to Sunbury Plantation House, a sumptuous afternoon tea will be available for you to enjoy.



    This excursion will operate by minibus. This tour has very little walking, however there is some uneven ground and steps to be negotiated.

    Tour code

    BGI_026

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4¾ hours

  • Barbados Beach Break

    Take some time out to relax on one of the island’s beaches.

    Barbados Beach Break

    Enjoy a scenic transfer through the historic capital of Bridgetown, passing the parliament buildings and Independence Square and on to Carlisle Bay, one of the longest and widest beaches on the island.

    Upon arrival, you’ll be offered a refreshing drink and have a brief orientation of the beach and facilities. It’s then time for you to sit back and relax on your complimentary beach chair and enjoy the sun, sea and sand.

    After your stay, you’ll meet at the agreed time for the return drive to the ship.



    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot.Guests are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Umbrellas are complimentary; however they are subject to availability and will be shared. Shower and changing rooms are available. US Dollars and local currency is accepted for purchases. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports. These are provided by parties unconnected to Cunard.

    Tour code

    BGI_039

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • The Atlantis Submarine Experience by Night

    Experience the underwater nightlife of Barbados as you take an amazing night dive on the Atlantis Submarine.

    The Atlantis Submarine Experience by Night

    The Atlantis Submarine will take you on a voyage of discovery through the underwater world at night! You’ll board a ferry for the short transfer out to the dive site, where en route you can gaze at the stars and see the twinkling night lights of the Barbados coastline.

    During your night dive, you’ll go to depths of 50 to 150 feet and the high powered spotlights on the submarine will offer a different view of the coral. Night predators lurk in the shadows while the vibrant colours of the reef not always visible during the day come to life. All this time the Atlantis is maintained at a cool air conditioned temperature and sea level pressure. A knowledgeable co-pilot narrates the 50 minute underwater adventure and will help you to identify the colourful coral formations and marine life on the other side of your port hole.

    Afterwards, a short cocktail reception will be held where, you can join the submarine crew and relax with a drink and enjoy a selection of local delicacies, before the return drive to the port.


    Children under 4 are not permitted to participate and all participating children must be at least 3 feet tall. This tour involves very little walking, however passengers must be able to negotiate an 11 step ladder into and out of the Atlantis submarine. The submarine dive lasts approximately 50 minutes. The views underwater are subject to local sea conditions.

    Tour code

    BGI_067

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    2¾ hours

  • A Walk around Bridgetown

    Join a local guide on a walk around Bridgetown, the perfect way to experience the bustling capital.

    A Walk around Bridgetown

    By taking a guided walking tour you’ll discover things that will bring Bridgetown’s past to life.

    Setting off from the port, your local guide will take you on a leisurely walk into the heart of Bridgetown. You’ll get a feel for local life and have the opportunity to view some of the buildings that have played a part in Bridgetown’s heritage.

    You’ll see St Mary’s Church, the second oldest consecrated ground on the island and the burial place for many famous Barbadians, including national hero Samuel Jackman. A stop will also be made at Jubilee Gardens, which were created in 1888 in honour of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. You’ll pass by the Colonnade building, built in 1898 with cast iron decoration it became the tranship hub of Bridgetown and today it’s a modern shopping centre. Admire the ballast brick Spirit Bond building, which was once used as storage for rum and the former lending institution, the Mutual Centre Building.

    You’ll visit the Blackwood's Screw Dock (Dry Dock) that offers some interesting maritime history. The small dock was once used by the British Navy during World War II and is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world. Today the dock remains unused, however the area has been renovated with a small marine museum that showcases the Screw Dock's history.

    During your tour, a soft drink refreshment will be offered.

    This excursion will operate on foot. Order of visits may vary. This tour involves around 1½ hours of leisurely walking over relatively flat, paved walkways which includes some cobblestones and uneven areas in parts. It is advisable to wear a hat and take sunscreen and a bottle of water. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are essential.

    Tour code

    BGI_069

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    1½ hours

  • Best of Barbados

    Visit historical Sunbury House, take in the views of Gun Hill Signal Station and stroll the paths at Orchid World.

    Best of Barbados

    Enjoy a scenic drive to Gun Hill Signal Station, located in the parish of St George, which provides a magnificent and captivating view of the entire island. The Signal Station was restored and landscaped by the Barbados National Trust and now houses a collection of military memorabilia.

    Afterwards, continue to Orchid World which spans over six acres of land, some 800 feet above sea level. Meander your way through the beautiful outcrops of coral, rock gardens, cool shady gullies and ponds. You will be fascinated by the beautiful orchid plants growing in mid-air with their roots completely free of any soil.

    Sunbury Plantation House dates back to 1660 and possesses one of the country's superior collections of antiques. The cellars house a unique collection of antique carriages, as well as many items used in the domestic life of the plantation. In the extensively landscaped grounds you will see fine authentic examples of old carts and machinery used in the last century to cultivate the land.

    During your tour, you will be offered a fruit or rum punch refreshment.


    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. This tour involves approximately one hour of walking over some uneven and inclined surfaces, including steps. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. Order of highlights may vary.

    Tour code

    BGI_029

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Barbados Wildlife Reserve

    Explore the hidden depths of Barbados and experience a close encounter with some of its wildlife.

    Barbados Wildlife Reserve

    Take in the beach views as you travel along the Spring Garden Highway towards the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Once inside the Reserve you are in the animal’s kingdom as some of the creatures are free to wander as they please. It is a community devoted to man's love and respect for nature as well as to research and conservation. These animals are not tame, and unexpected noises may frighten them away. Stroll though the beautiful mahogany woods or take a seat on one of the benches and see what comes your way. Watch where you step, as you are certain to see some of the numerous tortoises that roam the reserve.

    This tropical haven is home to many animals, reptiles, birds and of course the green monkey. Look out for these little creatures that have saved thousands of lives and are responsible for 70% of the world’s polio vaccines.

    Refreshments will be offered before taking the return drive to Bridgetown, passing through sleepy country villages enjoying the scenery.


    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. Guests are advised that ground within the Reserve is uneven. Comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended. Please note that the animals do not all roam freely, they are all part of an ongoing conservation programme, and some are housed and caged.

    Tour code

    BGI_021

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2¾ hours

  • Concorde Experience & Island

    Discover the history of Concorde, combined with island highlights and coastal views.

    Concorde Experience & Island

    Barbados is one of the few places in the world that served Concorde as part of its scheduled service.

    Enjoy a scenic drive along the south coast to the island’s newest attraction – The Barbados Concorde Exhibit. The exhibit provides the opportunity to experience what it may have been like to travel on a Concorde aircraft. You will be shown a short film and have the opportunity to take a seat in one of the original leather seats and also take a peek into the cockpit.

    Afterwards, you will take a drive through some of the island’s sleepy country villages and on to St John’s Church for a brief stop. This 17th century Church is reminiscent of a typical British parish church, complete with stained windows and traditional bell tower. Situated on a cliff 800 feet above sea level, there are wonderful views of the rugged east and south east coast.

    Your final stop will be at the Atlantis Hotel that offers spectacular views across the Atlantic Ocean. Here, you can enjoy a refreshing drink before the return drive to Bridgetown.

    This excursion will operate by minibus, Concorde aircraft and on foot. This tour involves around 40 minutes of walking. There are approximately 14 steps to negotiate at the Concorde Exhibit. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    BGI_042

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Barbados in Focus Photography Tour

    Join top Bajan photographer, Ronnie Carrington, on a journey through quaint areas of Barbados, perfect for photographing.

    Barbados in Focus Photography Tour

    Head across the island to the spectacular Scotland District, an area of undulating landscapes overlooking the very scenic east coast. Your route passes acres of waving sugar cane and takes you through quaint rural villages with brightly painted rum shops and chattel houses. The beautiful rugged landscape, intriguing architecture and good-natured country folk, combine to make this a unique experience.

    Enjoy the sights of Bathsheba, on the east coast, the most photographed area on the island. Watch the Atlantic breakers pound relentlessly against giant coral boulders and create whirlpools of foaming surf. A photographer's delight.


    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. This tour has some walking over flat surfaces and includes some steps.

    Tour code

    BGI_025

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    4 hours

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