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Climb all aboard a luxurious rail car for a 3-hour train ride through Saint Kitts, offering the first scenic railway in the Caribbean. Journey 30 miles (48km) on board your opulent rail car, outfitted with an observation deck, complimentary drinks, air conditioning and large windows to guarantee prime views. As you travel, listen to a fascinating historical overview of the Caribbean before finishing with a sightseeing coach tour covering 12 miles (19km) of the island’s key attractions and landmarks. Your train ride also includes round-trip hotel transport.

Highlights

  • Ride the first scenic railway tour created in the Caribbean
  • 3-hour tour along the 30-mile (48 km) circle
  • Train and sightseeing bus combination
  • Open-air observation deck
  • Complementary specialty drinks
  • Commentary included

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What You Can Expect

St Kitts Scenic Railway Tour

St. Kitts Scenic Railway Tour

Take a luxurious train trip through the island of Saint Kitts as you travel along one of the Caribbean’s first scenic railways, finishing with a coach bus tour of the island’s key sights. Whether you’re a train lover or simply looking for a unique way to explore this tropical island, this train excursion is a great option.


Start your trip with a pickup from your Basseterre or Frigate Bay hotel at 8am, continuing to the train to begin your ride. The sumptuously-appointed rail cars feature a range of amenities, including beautifully-designed interiors, a full-service bar and bathrooms. The car’s upper level features a viewing platform where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the island’s soaring mountain scenery and thick, green cane fields. Meanwhile down below on the lower level you’ll enjoy air-conditioning and sublime views through the large windows. You’ll also be able to pick from selection of included beverages during your ride.


Watch as your train pulls out and begins its journey winding its way along the edge of Mount Liamuiga. As you travel you’ll be able to see a variety of scenery like secret black sand beaches, the ruins of decaying plantations and sturdy iron bridges (one of which spans more than 300 feet (90m) over a large valley). The train also passes through a number of towns on the way, including Saddlers Village and Mansion Village, flanked by fields of fruit. 


Listen as you travel to commentary about the island and your route, hearing tales like about the “Last Railway in the West Indies,” a train that was used to transport sugar cane from the island’s plantations to its main sugar factory in Basseterre. You’ll also be serenaded with catchy folk songs and tunes performed by the St. Kitts Railway Choir. 


Upon finishing your scenic train ride, climb aboard a sightseeing coach for a 12 mile (19km) tracing Island Main Road. Among the sites you’ll pass are Brimstone Hill Fortress and a number of small towns and villages on the way back to Basseterre.


Please note: there is no reserved seating. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Customer Reviews

Shirley L

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

The tour was worthwhile- nice nature and guide. The drinks and music added to the uniqueness

Melva E

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

Benjamin G USA

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2013

The train itself was comfortable.. open air up top and allegedly air conditioned on lower level (not in OUR car). Toilet onboard was disgusting -- worse than outhouse. Staff, however, were terrific. "Sites" consisted of 3 bridges, concrete quarry, school kids waving and a beach view here and there.

Jennifer T

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2012

This tour was nice. The railway is a nice way to see a lot of the island without driving.

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