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The Development of a City – Bridgetown: A Walking Tour

1. The Development of a City – Bridgetown: A Walking Tour

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.   

Bridgetown: Atlantic Coast Train Line Hike and Bike Tour

2. Bridgetown: Atlantic Coast Train Line Hike and Bike Tour

The adventure begins with pickup from your island accommodation or a convenient meeting point. Arrive at the sleepy fishing village of Tent Bay, characterized by the stunning scenery of the Scottish District that is so wonderfully different to other parts of the island. From Tent Bay embark on a 6 km hike along the rugged East Coast of the island, following the former train line that existed between Bridgetown and Belleplaine in the late 1800s. Along the way, soak up breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and learn about the history and heritage of Barbados from your expert guides. The hike ends at Bath Beach where you’ll hop on your electric bike and start the second part of the tour. Travel along hilly tracks and the coastal cliffs of Forteqsue, passing through Conset Cutting. Arrive at a scenic lookout point and marvel at the incredible view of Culpepper Island before heading back to Bath Beach for some well-deserved complimentary drinks and a swim in the sea.

Speightstown Heritage Walking Tour and Sunset Dinner

3. Speightstown Heritage Walking Tour and Sunset Dinner

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 together and this tour is made even more comfortable with the aid of your personal audio equipment - no more running to catch up to hear what the guide has to say. Take your time and hear as though they are right there talking to you alone. A wonderful experience awaits you on this walking tour of Speightstown, Barbados.

Historic Garrison and its Museum - a Military Story

4. Historic Garrison and its Museum - a Military Story

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. What a wonderful experience awaits you on a walking tour of the historic Garrison and its Museum, Barbados.

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What people are saying about Bridgetown

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

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

We had a most enjoyable morning hiking and cycling around the East Coast of Barbados. I’m now a convert to those E-bikes - they are great!! The post bike ride refreshments were the best tasting refreshments of our holiday to date - I think we’d earned them!! Looking forward to receiving your rum punch recipe

Very interesting historical walking tour. The guide turned up with a goodie bag: headphones, water & nuts. Very welcome for the warm weather. She was very informative, and with the headsets we were able to stand in the shade whilst listening to the guide.

Evan was our amazing guide in Bridgetown. He was thorough snd very knowledgeable while walking through this capital city. I highly recommend this tour to get the history, architecture and folklore of Bridgetown snd Barbados. Thank you Evan!

Having a very informative and engaging tour guide made this activity even more memorable.