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Basseterre, St. Kitts

The Basics

As the cultural and commercial center of the Federation, Basseterre has interesting heritage sites and monuments alongside craft markets, breweries, and pubs. Explore both sides of the capital—the Circus, which is geared towards tourists, and Independence Square, which contains the city’s important historic buildings such as St. George's Anglican Church, the National Museum, and Fort Thomas. From Basseterre, take a luxury catamaran cruise at sunset. As the sun sets below the horizon, head back to shore, relaxed and ready to enjoy the rest of your island evening on St Kitts.

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Basseterre Food and Walking Tour
Basseterre Food and Walking Tour
star-4.5
$76.93 per adult
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At Kitts Food Tour
Glen picked up this tour to replace a sick tour guide. He was fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed him and the tour!
Roxane_N, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in St Kitts

star-4
Informative Walking Tour
Christine_P, Jun 2019
Basseterre Food and Walking Tour
The highlight of the tour was the codfish and Johnny cake samples at the beautiful Palm Court Gardens & Restaurant. There was also a sampling of BBQ, tea, and curry samosas at other venues during the tour. The guide was very informative and there was also a brief respite at a local church in downtown Basseterre.
star-5
Great time!
Blake_B, Feb 2020
Basseterre Food and Walking Tour
Great experience! The food was good and the guide was great. We got to see various parts of St. Kitts, take some cute pictures, and eat some stellar food.
star-5
the different foods and details our tour guide gave us
tomstrain, Feb 2020
Basseterre Food and Walking Tour
excellent tour went to places you would not normally see some with great views others little hole in the walls
star-5
tour on St. Kitts
InaS_M, Jan 2020
Basseterre Plantation Private Half Day Tour
This was a great tour! Elvis Williams is a first-class guide. The tour was just for the two of us. He knew all the plants, all the history we wanted to learn about, and he was more than helpful with my mobility issues For instance, he arranged for me to get in special entrances so that I could use my walker successfully. Thank you, Elvis!
star-5
Annie is fun and sassy
Scott_M, Jan 2020
Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre
Great time had by all! Good history of the island and great stops for good rum drinks. Annie's rum punch was by far the best, however the recipe remains a secret.
star-5
Great tour
David_S, May 2019
Basseterre Food and Walking Tour
I did the food and walking tour on 5/17/19 and even though I was the only one, the tour still went on. It was very interesting to hear about the history of Basseterre and to try the different foods. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Annie’s island!!!
Bob_D, Jan 2019
Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre
This tour is not only informative while filled with great rum drinks and some spectacular views too!! Annie keeps tour very lively and entertaining... one of best tours ever!!!
star-5
Fantastic and fun tour
Jdunne3, Jan 2020
Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre
From the moment we got off the boat and met Annie she was bright, bubbly and welcoming. The tour consisted of four bar stops to try different rum cocktails and from the best vantage point of the island, Annie gave us her homemade ghost punch which was hands down the best of the lot. Annie is very sensible in ensuring people are not stupidly drunk, providing food and plenty of water throughout the trip. We particularly liked that the bars were not all tourist hotspots. It was a great mix of experiencing the local and tourist bars. While driving between each bar, Annie was very knowledgeable on the history island and gave us loads of information throughout. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience the island and it's history with a bit of a fun twist. We have recommended to our parents when they go in February and I also recommend to anyone reading this!
star-5
A perfect way to get a feel for the town
KELLY_F, Mar 2019
Basseterre Food and Walking Tour
From gorgeous hillside garden appetizers to streetside BBQ pork to Indian takout my tummy was happy happy happy! With a perfect amount of walking in between to learn a bit about the town and island, a visit to a historic church and city park, and a refreshing glass of lemongrass ice tea it was a perfect day. Glen is a super friendly guy and I really appreciate him not canceling the tour despite me being the only person registered that day!!!
star-5
Have you ever watched Drunk History on TV? That's what this tour felt like.
PaulP2112, Apr 2019
Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre
If you like to drink and learn a little bit as you go, this is a great tour. Annie, our guide, was knowledgeable and funny. She took us to five different stops where you're not sampling, you're given full on rum drinks. By the end of the afternoon, if you're not careful, you can get a little crazy. My favorite stop was Lover's Bar. That's also where things came a little undone. When we arrived, the bar proprietor put a bag of ice, a bottle of dark rum and four bottles of Ting soda on the bar. He cranked up the awesome reggae tunes and it was basically self-serve. Later, he brought out some moonshine for the group to taste and fed us chicken wings. My advice, should you decide to take this tour, would be to moderate (especially at Lover's) and drink water in the van between stops. A fun afternoon for sure.
star-4
Walking and eating around StKitts
marmac5, Feb 2020
Basseterre Food and Walking Tour
Initially, the walk was fairly long along the sea front, but interesting. Stopping at the first food break at a hidden hotel which was a beautiful spot which had a view over the sea. There we had our first course. Later while we were walking back to town we saw a group of green monkeys. We then went to a hidden gem. Walking down a corridor to be met by a wall of huge orchids. Typical local food followed. We visited the church then a local modern bakery where cakes etc were available. As I was dairy free this had been taken into consideration for the whole trip. Even fruit was provided for the bakery in case there was nothing I could eat. There was, but we all ate the fruit too. We then walked through town back to the start. It was an informative tour. The food was good but the actual tour was of more importance to us as we saw things we would not have known about, seeing the real StKitts. We also saw many birds, monkeys and mongoose which for us was a bonus.
star-5
Good Food, Good Fun!
John_P, Jul 2019
Basseterre Food and Walking Tour
Our tour guide, Raquel, took my son (age 36) and I (age: retired) on a tour of St. Kitts and did a fine job of explaining the sites of the town. We sampled local food and even got to climb the tower of St. George's Anglican Church! The view from the top was epic! Raquel was pleasant and answered our curiosity questions very well. We felt like old friends by the end of the tour. All-in-all, it was a very enjoyable several hours and I'd recommend this tour. Since it's a walking and eating tour, be prepared with sunscreen, maybe a hat, comfortable shoes or sneakers and your appetite! Note: The silly people at Viator who designed this survey wouldn't permit me to submit it without checking one of the boxes below. Yet, none apply since it was a father and adult son, not a father and child or teen. I checked "Family (teens) in spite of the fact that my son hasn't been a teen for 17 years just to be able to submit this survey. Duh...wake up, Viator.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Basseterre is an ideal spot for history lovers and those who like to experience local culture.
  • Wear comfortable shoes since the best way to get around is on foot.
  • Remember sun protection and insect repellent.
  • Basseterre is easily accessible for wheelchair users, however, it is recommended to check in advance if locations have proper facilities.
  • Bring extra cash (local currency and U.S. dollars are accepted), since credit cards are not universally accepted.
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How to Get There

Basseterre is the capital of St. Kitts, and can be reached by various means of transport. You can reach the city by plane, or by ferry from neighboring Nevis Island. Large cruise ships stop at the Basseterre port. From there, walk or take a bus to the city center.

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When to Get There

Basseterre has a consistent climate year-round, with pleasant temperatures and regular drizzles that keep vegetation lush and green. Beat the crowds by visiting in the spring and fall shoulder seasons. Festival lovers will want to come during June for the St. Kitts Music Festival or July for the Nevis Culturama, a vibrant festival highlighting the island’s culture and folklore. During hurricane season, June to November, there may be limited ships and ferries.

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Wildcard

St. George's Anglican Church The focal point of Basseterre, St. George's Anglican Church is the island’s largest church and a symbol of the island’s turbulent history. The original structure, built by the French in 1670, was burned down by the invading British colonists in 1706 who designed the church to look like a fortress, with a battlement-shaped tower, heavy volcanic rock walls, and a dark slate roof. Since then it’s suffered hurricanes, earthquakes, and more fires.

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