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Barbados Past & Present

Barbados Past & Present is a beautiful melody or the past and present.

Our first stop is St Nicholas Abbey, this Plantation House.

After a wonderful visit to St. Nicholas Abbey it will be time to taste the flavor of Barbados with local cuisine served up at our seaside lunch stop. After lunch we will visit tthe seaside town of Bathsheba, famous for its breathtaking beauty and pounding surf.

Andromeda Botanic Gardens was created by Iris Bannochie in (1914-1988) awarded the prestigious Veitch Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society, England. The garden Iris’ private retreat for 22 years and was opened to the public in 1976.

Our last but certainly not least enjoyable stop for the day will be Harrisons Cave. At the cave you will board electric trams and travel through the winding tunnels viewing majestic caverns and the stalactites and stalagmites which have been growing in them for many centuries. A

Duration

7 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Entrance Fees
    • Bottled water
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - St. Nicholas Abbey
    • Entry/Admission - Barclays Park
    • Entry/Admission - Harrison's Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Andromeda Botanic Gardens
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: St. Nicholas Abbey, Cherry Tree Hill, BB26007 Barbados

      St Nicholas Abbey is located in Saint Peter, Barbados, and is a plantation house, museum and rum distillery Colonel Benjamin Berringer built the house in 1658. This house is one of only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere. It's similar to the English Jacobean-era manor houses of the first half of the seventeenth century, the period between the Tudor and Georgian styles, beginning in the reign of James I.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Pass By: Cherry Tree Hill Reserve, Barbados

      Cherry Tree Hill is eight hundred and fifty (850) ft above sea level and is a part of St. Nicholas Abbey plantation. Actually due to the size of the St. Nicholas Abbey property, Cherry Tree Hill actually borders, St.Peter and St. Andrew. Many years ago, the drive on either side to get to it was flanked by cherry trees, thus the reason for its name; however these were replaced with mahogany trees which now line the road. The trees were planted in celebration of the signing of The Treaty of Paris in 1763

      Pass By: Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill, Morgan Lewis Barbados

      The Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill was built in 1727 it is one of the many Barbadian windmills once used to produce sugar, and one of the two last functioning sugar windmills in the world.

      The Morgan Lewis Mill ceased grinding sugarcane for commercial purposes in 1947 and was subsequently given to the Barbados National Trust.


      Stop At: Barclays Park, Ermy Bourne Highway, Benab Barbados

      Enjoy Lunch at the seaside at Chill’n Breeze located in Barclays Park

      Barclays Park, a 50-acre park climbing up a hillside on the east coast of the island, was opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1966 - the year of Barbados' independence..

      Barclays Park overlooks the very scenic Cattlewash area, where the Atlantic waves pound the shores. It's a lovely spot to enjoy the spectacular views and refreshing island breezes. There are plenty of picnic benches, shaded by lovely Casuarina trees.


      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Bathsheba Beach, Sandy Beach, Bathsheba Barbados

      Bathsheba is located on the Eastern coastline of Barbados. It is said that this area was named after the wife of King David whose name was “Bathsheba”. Legend has it that she bathed in milk to keep her skin beautiful and soft, and the rolling surf waters of Bathsheba’s “Soup Bowl” resembled Bathsheba’s bath. The area is popular with surfers. It is a popular area for locals and visitors alike and is dotted with several seaside cottages.

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Harrison's Cave, Welchman Hall Barbados

      The spectacular HARRISON'S CAVE in Barbados is geographically located in the centre of the island, a natural phenomenon unique to the tropical world. Specially designed transport takes you down through the underground tunnels to a sight so beautiful, that few can compare.

      In the specially lighted caverns at Harrison's Cave, view the majestic stalactites and stalagmites which have been growing from the floors and ceilings for many centuries. Cascading through the caves, the crystal blue waters form magnificent pools and waterfalls, filling the senses with sights and sounds of such pure wonder.


      Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Stop At: Andromeda Botanic Gardens, 3 Hwy, Bathsheba Barbados

      Andromeda Botanic Gardens was created by Iris Bannochie in (1914-1988) Mrs Bannochie was the foremost horticulturalist in Barbados; winner of three Gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show; recipient of the Silver Crown of Merit issued by the government of Barbados; and she was awarded the prestigious Veitch Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society, England. The garden Iris’ private retreat for 22 years and was opened to the public in 1976.

      Duration: 45 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Please be on time for your tour. For Cruise Port Pick ups please take note of the following informationWhen you disembark the cruise ship you will make your way through the cruise terminal. Please follow the green line on the ground to the general exit. At the general exit you will make a left turn making your way to the departure area for all tours. Please go to gate one which is the first gate on your right to meet your tour guide. Pick up time is 9:00amPorts
      • Bridetown Port
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infant seats available
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour is suitable for cruises arriving by 8:00am and departing by 5:00pm or later
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    14

    Organised by Glory Tours

    Activity ID: V-3743P74

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