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

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

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.   

Barbados: 5-Hour Island Tour with Lunch and Drinks

2. Barbados: 5-Hour Island Tour with Lunch and Drinks

Your tour will take you through historic Bridgetown and to the Garrison, which is now a World Heritage Site. Head north from here along the western coast, known by the locals as the Platinum Coast because of the number of million-dollar homes in the area. Holetown, the next site of interest, was the first British settlement. Stop at St. James Anglican Church, built on the site of the first place of worship on Barbados. As you leave the west coast and travel to the northern tip of the island, your next stop is the Animal Flower Cave where you will see crashing waves against the cliff. You then head off to St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation. Enjoy a guided tour of the plantation house and its rum distillery. You’ll be offered a complimentary rum or fruit punch and also have a chance to taste their magnificent non-blended rum. You will then stop for lunch and drinks at a local restaurant. Continue east along the shoreline and experience the full force of the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto the island. At breathtaking Bathsheba you’ll see the famous surfing spot known as the Soup Bowl. This is a surfers’ paradise, featuring mushroom-shaped boulders offshore.

Barbados: 4-Hour Private Customized Island Tour

3. Barbados: 4-Hour Private Customized Island Tour

Depending on the attractions and scenic views that interest you, your guide will put together a special route to meet your requirements and take you on a private discovery tour on Barbados. Be chauffeured around the island in a private vehicle as you visit attractions and take in spectacular views. Head to the inland of the island if you prefer, or opt for the coasts. Some places of interest for your tour are Oistin Town, Garrison Savannah, Barbados Museum, George Washington House, and the Parliament Museum. Travel at your own pace with your guide. On the west coast, visit Historic Bridgetown, Agapey Chocolate Factory, Pelican Art and Craft Centre, Nidhe Isreal Synagogue, the Kensington Oval, the cricket Legends Museum and the Mount Gay visitor centre, Holetown, St. James Anglican Church, Speightstown, and the Arlington House Museum. On the north coast, visit Animal Flower Cave, St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation, the Wildlife Reserve, Farley Hill Park, Cherry Tree Hill, and the Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill. Opt to stop at Bathsheba, Andromeda Gardens, St. John's Anglican Church, Codrington Collage, Sunbury Great House Plantation, Four Square Rum Factory and Banks Brewery. See Harrison's Cave, Welchman Hall Gully, Earth Works Pottery and Batik Studio, the Flower Forest, Huntes Gardens, Gun Hill Signal Station, Orchid World, and St. George Valley. Popular beaches to visit are Crane Beach, Miami Beach, Rockley Beach, Carlisle Bay, Pirates Cove, Paynes Bay, and Mullins Beach.

Barbados: Rum Distillery Tour and Mount Gay Visitor Center

4. Barbados: Rum Distillery Tour and Mount Gay Visitor Center

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.

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What people are saying about Bridgetown

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.

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!

A laid back day. Yvette gave us so much information about the island and lots of stories about her childhood. So much knowledge. Thanks Yvette for a lovely day. ☺️

A tour of the island's history, with politics and philosophy and culture thrown in! Lots of hidden gems too. Really interesting and fun

Yvette was really good.Fun excursion. She knows about all of Barbados stuff. Recomended.