Guided tour

A Guided Walking Tour of The History of a City – Bridgetown

A Guided Walking Tour of The History of a City – Bridgetown

From US$ 25 per person

Take a unique walking tour to the sites of Bridgetown. This tour gives a sample of the character of Bridgetown with the use of audio equipment and a knowledgeable tour guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the only remaining screw dock of its kind in the world
  • Learn about the rich history of one of oldest Parliament in the Commonwealth as it stands, majestic, across the "bridge"
  • Discover where Rum was born and learn of its amazing birth
  • Hear the stories of the men and women who made Bridgetown so exciting
  • Learn how this intriguing city got its name as you travel through its arch
Full description
On this tour you will be taken on a journey that will include how the city got its name and end when it got its independence 50 years ago.  A picture is first painted of the space now called Independence Square before homage is paid to the unceremonial "burial ground" of the slaves as they landed on the island.  The "Blackwood Screw dock" is the next stop before heading to on of two of the "bridges" in the city. Celebrating achievements such at running water into the city at "the fountain", recognizing the sacrifices of the men of the two world wars at "the Cenotaph" occur before the stately "Parliament Buidlings" are revealed in story. The story of the "birth of rum" is next before the "Jewish ancentors" are recognized.  The commercial activity on the popular "Swan Street" is shared as the "oldest street" in Bridgetown in explored. This is followed by the "oldest church" and the "Town Hall".  The magnificent "Mutual Building" waits patiently to share all her stories then attention is turned to another "street of commercial significance" before the spirit of the wharf and "the Spirit Bond" shares her story.  A stroll along the boardwalk takes you back to the start where the story of "Independence "is told to end an exciting tour.   
Includes
  • Guide
  • Audio equipment use
  • Light snack (includes nut products)
  • Transportation to and from the assembly point
  • Tips for the tour guide

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Meeting point

Errol Barrow Statue, Independence Square, Bridgetown, St Michael

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • This tour maybe affected as a result of inclement weather
  • Rescheduling will be done where possible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Our guide, Kristin, was excellent. First up - he was on time and we met up with him in Independence Square without a problem. Kristin was very knowledgeable and personable, he took the time to answer our questions. Most importantly he didn’t hesitate to say “I don’t know” on the rare occasions he didn’t have an answer for a question. Great job - we really enjoyed the tour.

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January 13, 2023

Being the only person on the tour, I had Kristin’s undivided attention and learned a huge amount about the history of Bridgetown and the political and social changes of recent years. It was a great experience and all credit to Kristin for his clarity and patience in dealing with an audience of one!

January 7, 2023

Zachary, our guide, was wonderful. Passionate and knowledgeable about his country. Saw lots of areas of Bridgetown we wouldn’t have found on our own. Good to see where the locals shop at street markets etc. Very hot walking around but a great goody bag provided of water, snacks and maps. Lovely few hours. Thanks Zachary

July 6, 2022

Product ID: 85632