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St.Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway

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  • 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Pre-booking for Barbados’ St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway means you’ll save time during your vacation and secure your train journey for your preferred time slot. During the narrated ride around the abbey grounds, admire the 17th-century Great House, plantation fields, woodlands and spectacular Atlantic views from Cherry Tree Hill. Get more from your experience by upgrading to a Great House and Rail combo that includes a tour of the house, museum and rum distillery all capped by a rum tasting.
  • Ticket for heritage rail journey at Barbados’ St. Nicholas Abbey
  • Narrated ride in scenic abbey grounds and to Cherry Hill for Atlantic views
  • Book ahead to guarantee a ticket for the best day and time for your schedule
  • Upgrade to add a house, museum and rum distillery tour, plus rum tasting

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Saint Nicholas Abbey
      St Nicholas Abbey, Barbados

      Follow The Road Signage for St. Nicholas Abbey

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 96 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    4.5
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    Refund never received.
    Chenica_G, Jul 2022
    We booked this the day before and was not aware that it was an hour away from our resort. We were told we would be refunded and have not received any refunds. The communication has not been good. We have used Viator at other locations and now are rethinking of using this service again in the future.
    A Wonderful Experience!
    Trevern_G, Jul 2022
    My most memorable part of this trip was the wealth of historical information that the train operator Michael has. The staff is friendly and very helpful. It’s simply a wonderful experience.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Hi Trevern, Thanks for visiting the Abbey and Heritage Steam Railway. So pleased you enjoyed your experience. Michael, our Train Driver, certainly animates his train tour and is a host of information on the history of the original trains. Safe travels back home.
    Excellent
    Slavko_F, Jul 2022
    Lovely wee day out, great value for money. We did the train ride and tour of the mansion house, the train ride takes you up to an amazing view point, great for photos and a very interesting talk on the history of the train line. Then back down to a small tour of the house with interesting dialogue, a quick black and white movie of actual footage from the early distillery days and rum tasting. We were a group of 50’s, 30,s and a 25 year old and we all agreed it was a really lovely day out. All the staff go above and beyond, they are so nice and add to the experience 10/10
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Hi Slavko - so pleased your enjoyed your day at St Nicholas Abbey, and thank you for supporting our family restoration project if this wonderful historic property. It is a bit of a labour of love, but very rewarding to see it slowly come back to life.
    Nice, informative tour
    Ian_W, Jul 2022
    House tour was very informative and the tour guide was a lot of fun. The train journey is short, but enjoyable and you get to participate in turning the engine around. The rum tasting is forgettable, since you only get to sample one, but I guess that’s okay for the entrance price. I wish this tour was offered with packaged travel. We chose to take the bus over taxi, but taxi is a lot faster and a lot less walking.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thanks for visiting St Nicholas Abbey. We do have plans for expansion of the railway but unfortunately COVID caught us shortly after it’s start up. Remember the tour at the Abbey is a heritage experience so we have tried not to make the main focus about rum. We produce this unique single cask rum from our own sugar cane fields to fund the ongoing restoration of this wonderful property, and it has now become a brand worldwide. Thanks for visiting and we hope you come back again and see our ongoing efforts.
    Fun, Funny, and Adventurous! 10/10
    Daniel_H, Jul 2022
    It was a great time! The entire staff was fun funny and educational. The train ride was really cool and the rum tasting was super fun and hilarious! 10/10
    Awesome experience
    Shantal_D, Jun 2022
    The steam train ride was very memorable. A must do for any visitor. The tour guides at the abbey were fun and very educational as well. A wonderful tour ☺️🚂
    Phenomenal
    Vickey_D, May 2022
    It was just amazing I never ride trains so that was my favorite part. I loved the scenery and the fact that the run tour the lady was super nice soft spoken and made the experience relatable for the local people and the people who were tourists
    A lovely family day out
    Hanke_K, Apr 2022
    A lovely family day out. We started with the steam train and had a guided tour around the house. The conductor gave lots of information about the train and the surrounding area during our journey. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. She made the tour interesting for everyone.
    Super educational and fun
    Roxanne_R, Mar 2022
    Excellent tour and staff I really enjoyed myself. Very educational and will the rum is superb.........
    The Train Ride
    Raf_F, Mar 2022
    Good experience, quaint little historic place, enjoyed the educational train ride. The people and the experience very welcoming.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thanks from visiting the Abbey and supporting our family restoration project of this wonderful site.
    Great afternoon excursion!
    Cindy_S, Feb 2022
    Thoroughly enjoyed our rum tasting with Simon….so much we bought the highest end rum. The last 23-year bottle left! the train trip was well worth the additional fees!!!
    Steam train capers
    Peter_F, Feb 2022
    A lovely trip out to the interior of the island. Knowledge and friendly staff a lovely trip back in time
    Birthday Treat
    David_P, Jan 2022
    I was impressed with the directions and signage to the location and the welcome and hospitality by the lady security officer at the gate. The tour itself was well organized and professionally conducted. The scenery was exotic and a highlight by the turning around of the train for the return journey. The icing on the cake was the tour and history of the great house and the relaxed atmosphere.
    Trains Rum … and Architecture
    brent_s, Jan 2022
    Anne was gracious - and - allowed us to reschedule at the last minute due to Covid testing at our hotel. We spent most of the morning on site with the tour, train ride & tasting the rum made on site. It was joyous and we would highly recommend that you visit with your kids for the train ride. The odd Turkey birds were fun to check out and loved the bread thrown from the train. If you’re at all interested in architecture please go on a tour of the home and estate. The home is one of only three such Architecture styles left in the Western Hemisphere in survival. This was a real treat.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    So glad you enjoyed your visit with us. The Abbey is truly a wonderful property and as a family it is wonderful to slowly see it come back “alive” and have visitors enjoy it. Safe travels and thank you again didn’t visiting.
    Best views and great history
    Laurel_H, Nov 2021
    It was like a step back in time to see this Plantation. So interesting to see trees that are over 400 years old and to learn about the history of how this was built and the train built. We were celebrating our 15th anniversary and purchased a bottle of rum which they engraved commemorating that on the bottle. So nice!!
    Fantastic Abbey Experience
    Eureka_C, Oct 2021
    It was a wonderful experience. Will be telling my friends and family about our time with you...From the moment we got there it was an inspiring eexperience..The front line officer Michelle was so very polite .The other officers were the same...Well done ...everyone you were an excellent team...
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Thank you so much for visiting the Abbey and supporting our restoration project of this wonderful site. We certainly appreciate your kind comments and are happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Safe travels.
    Must be experienced!
    Fran_H, Sep 2021
    The view at the turn around point is absolutely incredible!! The staff commentary along the ride and at the stop was entertaining and informative. Staff members were a perfect blend of friendly and professional. Thank you
    St Nicholas Abbey Experience
    James_T, Sep 2021
    Excellent afternoon out at St Nicholas Abbey and train trip up Cherry Hill…spectacular view at the hill top…plenty historical info provided from very knowledgeable guides…nice historical family film from 1935 as part of the abbey tour…providing insight to life and rum production from yesterday year and a rum tasting to follow..facilities are great…top day out for all the family!
    Nice day at the Abbey
    JohnS_B, Dec 2020
    Nice day at the Abbey, and on the railroad. The train took you on a little run of the property, and engineer let us sit up in the engine. Tour was interesting, checking the architecture and the great rum and gift shop.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Train of thought
    John, Mar 2020
    The railway has been extended since last year and is great fun and must be done! House tour by excellent guide (Tonia) and enjoyable run tasting and lunch. It’s a must-do on this lovely Island
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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