Guided tour

Barbados: Rum Distillery Tour and Mount Gay Visitor Center

4.4 / 5

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Activity provider: Williams Tours Barbados

Barbados: Rum Distillery Tour and Mount Gay Visitor Center

Activity provider: Williams Tours Barbados

From US$ 95 per person

Explore some of the rums of Barbados on this informative guided tour. Discover how this famous rum is made and sample some award-winning rum.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
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  • Learn how rum is made
  • Enjoy tasting various award-winning rums
  • Visit a distillery
  • Stop at the Mount Gay Visitor Center
Full description

Start your tour at the magnificent Foursquare Rum Distillery where you will meet your friendly and informative guide. Once a working sugar factory in the 15th century, Foursquare now pays tribute to the many aspects of Barbadian history. You will learn about the various stages of rum making and enjoy samples of their amazing rums at the bar.

Stop at the Mount Gay Visitor Center at the end of your tour. Learn and taste about the oldest and most storied rum in Barbados.

  • Entrance fees
  • Water and refreshments
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  Participants aged between 16 and 21 years old are allowed to sample rum if accompanied by a parent
  • Due to Covid 19, this tour now includes visits to the Mount Gay Visitor Centre and Foursquare Rum Distillery and no longer includes a visit to a plantation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 5 reviews

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The tour of the Four Square Rum distillery was interesting and enjoyable. Especially the rum tasting lesson at the end. My wife and I learned a lot about rum! The Clifton Plantation House was really neat to see. A very beautiful house located in a beautiful and quiet part of the island. We were lucky as, except for one other person, we were the only ones on the tour so we had the van to ourselves and had the full attention of Scott, our tour guide. Scott was great as he kept up a regular commentary on the sights as we drove from one place to the other. He is a native Barbadian and has a wealth of knowledge of the island, its history, and culture. Overall, we really enjoyed the tour.

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March 20, 2020

Visited 2 separate distilleries. Tasting sessions in both. You get about 10 small shots of rum in total!! Extremely interesting and great value for money.

April 1, 2022

Foursquares Distillery tour was excellent Unfortunately the second tour at Mount Gay Visitor Centre did not go ahead as Mount Gay turned our tour guide bus away at gate stating “No tours today”. Our tour company - Williams - advised us later that Mount Gay had arranged a private tour and had neglected to tell them! Very poor of Mount Gay visitor centre. Williams did the right thing and gave us an acceptable refund for that cancelled element of our tour.

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January 28, 2022

Product ID: 202576