The Development of a City – Bridgetown: A Walking Tour
- Duration: 2 hours
- Optional audio guide
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 4.5-hour 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...
Enjoy a quick and comfortable transfer from your hotel or villa to Oistins, where you'll be shown around this charming fishing community and escorted to a reserved table at one of the excellent local restaurants. Soak up the lively atmosphere, dining on the specialty fresh fish – stopping off only at the barbecue on its way from the sea to your plate! Or else try one of the many other delectable regional dishes, with vegetarians catered for too, all whilst sampling the beer, rum and culture. After dinner and drinks, you'll have time for a post-meal stroll, while perusing the vendor stalls of hand crafts and souvenirs and savoring the vibrant nightlife of this wonderful corner of the Caribbean. Then rendezvous with your escort at the agreed time and place for the return trip to 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 ...
Excellent tour guide. Learned much about the history of Bridgetown and Barbados. Well recommended.
You get to try and enjoy the various modes of transportation on the island as you make your way to the Barbados Museum for the start of your walking tour. You will travel on foot around the Garrison and see the many barracks while getting a sense of what life of the soldiers of that time was like. On the journey through this historic area, you will hear stories about hurricanes, wars, forts and cannons, the birth of horse racing and cricket as well as about the Court Martials and the famous house where George Washington stayed on his visit to this island. A few intriguing stories along the way will bring it all together. A tasting and sampling along the way completes this tour which is even more comfortable with the aid of your audio equipment. No more running to catch up to hear what the guide has to say! Take your time and hear as though he/she is right there talking to you alone. ...
You will get to try and enjoy the various modes of transportation on the island as you make your way to the roundabout at the entrance to this historic town for the start of your tour. You should allow for at least 15 minutes before the official start of the tour in order to get your personal audio devices and snacks. Your guides will aim for a prompt start for this 4-hour exploration. The time can take a little bit longer if you have tons of questions as your guides want to ensure you get to hear as many of the stories of this rich historical area as possible. Starting at the newly-built roundabout which marks the entrance to this town, travel through the streets among the local people plying their trade and even interact with them. As you journey, you will also see and hear about the forts and cannons of the 18th-century. A few intriguing stories along the way will bring it all toge...
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Informative and interesting guide to Bridgetown from a very knowledgeable guide. Thanks
It was a very informative tour with a very good touguide (female