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Mount Gay Signature Rum Tasting in Barbados

Mount Gay Signature Rum Tasting in Barbados

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Visit the Mount Gay Visitor Center to learn about the production and history of Barbados' famous Mount Gay rum. On the signature tour, delve into the spirit's history and importance to the island nation; complimentary rum punch and five rum tastings are included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.00
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US$20.00

Great rum with fun history behind it!

Guide was passionate and enthusiastic, rum was great and history was even better! Great value and would go again if we ever go back!

Cameron_J, Feb 2020

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Small-Group eBike Adventure Tour in Oistins

Small-Group eBike Adventure Tour in Oistins

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Tour begins in the south coast fishing village of Oistins and cruises eastward up the coast line taking in breathtaking views along the way as well as the historic South Point Lighthouse. Off road track leads onto the cliff trails of the south east coast revealing hidden coves, secluded beaches and fantastic picture opportunities of the untouched coastline. On the way back to base we encounter the uniqueness of the Chancery Lane Wetlands, a layover for migratory birds making their way to and from North America, as well as the mysterious Christ Church Parish Church and finishing at Oistins Bay for some good old fashioned Bajan rum punch to end off this one-of-a-kind scenic experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$108.98
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US$108.98
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St.Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway

St.Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway

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This is an authentic heritage steam experience for those passengers who want the thrill of a Victorian era travel experience within the tropical setting of this heritage plantation c.1658. The tour can include optionally a visit to St. Nicholas Abbey Great House and Rum Distillery which needs to be booked additional to the railway experience.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$33.79
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US$33.79

Private Customized Island Tour of Barbados

Private Customized Island Tour of Barbados

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Group tours lack the flexibility to adapt the itinerary to each participant's interest. Choose to visit just the parts of Barbados that interest you the most on this private guided tour of the island. In the company of just your party and a guide, travel at your own pace along a route specially created for you.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$143.59
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US$143.59

Historical Walking Tour of Bridgetown

Historical Walking Tour of Bridgetown

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Get to know the history and culture of Bridgetown and Barbados on this half-day walking tour. With a guide in the lead providing in-depth commentary, you'll get a full picture of what makes the capital of Barbados so special. With an audio headset provided, you won't miss a word, and you'll leave the tour knowing much more Barbadian history than you would simply exploring on your own.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$25.00
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US$25.00
Taking safety measures

Highlights of Barbados Sightseeing Tour

Highlights of Barbados Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the top attractions and historical sites of Barbados on this half-day guided sightseeing tour. The itinerary includes historic Bridgetown and its garrison (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Holetown, St. James Anglican Church, plus a drive along what is known as the “Platinum Coast,” which boasts million-dollar homes. Also, visit the St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation and its rum distillery. The tour concludes with lunch at Sunbury Plantation, which features the largest collection of vintage horse carriages on the island.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$138.47
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US$138.47

Barbados Harrison's Cave and St Nicolas Abbey Tour

Barbados Harrison's Cave and St Nicolas Abbey Tour

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Explore one Barbados’ most impressive natural wonders and tour a historic plantation on this half-day tour. First, visit Harrison’s Cave and marvel at the unique limestone cavern with its incredible speleothems, flow stones, and pools. Next, take a tour of St. Nicholas Abbey, a 17th-century plantation house that is now home to a popular rum distillery and sample some St. Nicholas Abbey rum.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.00
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US$90.00

Barbados 5 hour Private Island Tour

Barbados 5 hour Private Island Tour

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Perfect for cruise passengers and anyone who wants to see the 'real' Barbados. This tour around the island gives you a flavour of all things Bajan, taking you to the must see locations as well as some hidden gems, all with stunning photo opportunities. Also ideal for newcomers to Barbados to see the sights, hear the history, find out about our lifestyle and decide which areas or attractions you might want to explore further. This is a small group tour, with just 2 - 6 persons, ensuring a fun, personal experience. Travel in a clean, comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and enjoy your time with your friendly and knowledgeable local driver/guide. He will make your day one to remember with his unique brand of Bajan hospitality! We can't wait to meet you.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$98.00
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US$98.00
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St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Great House and Rum Distillery Tour

St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Great House and Rum Distillery Tour

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The Great House and Distillery tour captures an authentic insight into life on a 17th century plantation showcasing artifacts from Amerindian settlement through to colonial times. The movie c. 1935 is a rare and unique glimpse of this life and also of Barbados at the turn of the 20th century. The attraction is intended to allow visitors to tour at their own pace or have a guided tour while also allowing opportunities to have quiet spaces for reflection and for relaxing within the gardens and landscaped grounds. The cafe offers refreshments and light fare for the visitors taking the tour within the setting of a lush tropical gully. Our artisan distillery showcases our manufacturing in a manner that allows the visitor to be immersed in the processes of making rum for "the sugar cane field to the bottle", viewing the crushing of cane within the antique steam mill allowing them to take away a more meaningful experience of their visit.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.07
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US$25.07

Mount Gay Tasting And Lunch Experience in Barbados

Mount Gay Tasting And Lunch Experience in Barbados

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Combine a tour of the Mount Gay Visitor Center with a traditional Bajan lunch on this tour from Bridgetown. Learn about the history of the rum and Barbados itself, taste a selection of different rums, then dig in to a buffet lunch with bottomless rum punch. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.93
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US$76.93

Barbados Mount Gay Rum Tour

Barbados Mount Gay Rum Tour

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Discover Barbados’ iconic spirit on a 3-hour tour of Mount Gay Rum’s distillery and visitor center, and get a fascinating taste of the island’s history and culture. Learn how a Barbadian baronet developed a recipe for liquor made with local molasses, and see centuries-old heirlooms from the distillery’s past. Explore the modern-day facility with your guide as you learn how today’s rum goes from cane fields to cocktails, sample Mount Gay’s most distinctive products then enjoy a drink in the onsite bar.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$68.50
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US$68.50

Mount Gay Rum and Cocktail Workshop in Barbados

Mount Gay Rum and Cocktail Workshop in Barbados

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Combine a tour of the Mount Gay Visitor Center with a cocktail-making class and competition on this tour from Bridgetown. This adults-only experience includes pickup and drop-off at your Bridgetown hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.80
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US$71.80

Around The Island

Around The Island

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This tour takes you 360Âş around the island stopping at all the must see sights. Ask all the questions you can think of as you will have a friendly knowledgeable local tour guide as well as a safe and reliable driver who are always very happy tell you more about our island. This tour also includes a delicious local lunch.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.74
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US$102.74

Discover Rum Barbados Tour

Discover Rum Barbados Tour

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Barbados is known for its rum. While you could explore the island's many rum shops independently, this guided tour ensures you have the best experience by taking you to a rum distillery, to find out about the production process, and to specially selected rum shops to taste the varied flavors.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.08
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US$83.08

Historical Bridgetown Museum Tour

Historical Bridgetown Museum Tour

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Unravel different strands of Barbados’ history with the insight of a guide on this Bridgetown museums tour. Chart the island’s political and commercial past at the Museum of Parliament and Exchange Museum; and visit the Screw Dock, reputedly the world’s only surviving dry screw dock, to hear about the Victorian shipping trade. En route, hear tales and observations you’d likely miss alone. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for ease.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$42.74
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US$42.74
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Walking Tour of Speightstown and its Museum - The Forgotten Town

Walking Tour of Speightstown and its Museum - The Forgotten Town

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Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Barbados on this walking tour of Speightstown. With the use of audio headsets, you won't miss a word from your guide as they share illuminating insight into the city's past. Visit the Arlington House Museum to learn more and finish with a beverage at the local Fisherman's Pub.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
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US$75.00

Barbados Private Custom Island Tour

Barbados Private Custom Island Tour

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Our competent team takes clients on an adventure of their choice. From River Bay, St Lucy to East Point, St Philip our drivers know all the hidden treasures of Barbados and are ready and willing to take clients where they want to and at their convenience. Our drivers are not only friendly but on time, reliable and courteous. Places of Interest: Harrison's Cave, Welchman Hall Gully, Flower Forest, Hunte's Gardens, Andromeda Gardens, Lion at Gun Hill, St. Nicholas Abbey, Animal Flower Cave, Wildlife Reserve, St. John Parish Church, Codrington College, Sunbury Plantation, Four Square Rum Refinery and Mount Gay Rum Refinery. UNESCO Heritage Sites: George Washington House, Parliament Building, Barbados Museum and more. Sports: Kensington Oval and Cricket Legends Museum. Popular Beaches: Bathsheba Beach, Bottom Bay, Harry Smith, Crane Beach, Foul Bay, Miami Beach, Dover Beach, Rockley Beach, and Carlisle Bay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$192.31
per group
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US$192.31
per group

Walking Tour of The Historic Garrison and its Museum - A Military Story

Walking Tour of The Historic Garrison and its Museum - A Military Story

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If you are looking for a Barbados experience that goes deeper than fun on the beach, join this walking tour. Perfect for those with an interest in history, the tour takes you around the Garrison Historic Area and back to the 18th century to explore sites related to the British military occupation of the island.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$30.00
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US$30.00
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Island Tour

Island Tour

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This tour covers Barbados and is dependent on what you want. Think about what you want to see and we'll make it happen.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.00
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US$85.00

Experience Coastal Oistins

Experience Coastal Oistins

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Get out of town without the hassle of arranging transportation on this tour from Bridgetown to the coastal village of Oistin. Enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and, upon arrival, sit down to traditional fish at a local restaurant (dinner at own expense). You'll have free time to stroll around the village before getting dropped off back at your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.77
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US$30.77

The Historic Garrison Tour

The Historic Garrison Tour

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Through extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides, find out what connects this Garrison to Oliver Cromwell, George Washington, and the American War of In-dependence! This exciting tour allows you to travel back in time through Barbados’ Historic Garrison; now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back to 1650, the site is thought to be the most intact, and authentic 18th & 19th century British Garrison complex in the world.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.42
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US$56.42

Bridgetown Food and Heritage Tour

Bridgetown Food and Heritage Tour

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One of the best ways to learn about a culture different to your own is through its food. This guided tour of Bridgetown combines sightseeing with eating and takes you to various eateries where you can live like a local by sampling their best dishes and learning all about Bajan cuisine.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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US$60.00

Shore Excursion - The Historic Garrison and its Museum - A Military Story

Shore Excursion - The Historic Garrison and its Museum - A Military Story

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Explore Bridgeport and is Garrison—the largest in the British Caribbean colonies in the 18th and 19th centuries—on this educational tour. Listen as your guide explains the historical significance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the barracks, hospital, forts, cannon collection, prison and other parts of the fortress that protected Barbados for centuries.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.00
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US$65.00

Historic Garrison and George Washington - What a story

Historic Garrison and George Washington - What a story

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Are you yearning for an authentic historic tour of Barbados? Look no further!! Let me show you the Historic Garrison as I share my most treasured and intimate memories of my visits to this area with my father. He often took me back to 18th century Barbados, to a time when the life and times of British military occupation in Barbados was at its height. The shores and forts of Barbados also have interesting stories that I will I share. I'd love to take you for a journey through history as we travel the quaint towns and absorb in the beauty of ancient buildings alongside modern architecture. This guided tour with audio headset is engaging as we tell you about the barracks, the hospital, the forts, the cannon collection, the prison and even the court martial site before viewing the house where George Washington stayed!  A little snack helps pass the time as you are transported to the Barbadian military Garrison of 1705.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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US$60.00

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