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Taste of Barbados Full-Day Sightseeing tour

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icon7 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Spend a day exploring the delights of Barbados on a sightseeing tour that includes a lunch of local cuisine. Tour the horticultural masterpiece of Hunte's Gardens with your guide, then make photo stops in Bathsheba and Cherry Tree Hill. Visit the sugar plantation of St. Nicholas Abbey and be amused by green monkeys at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve.
  • Full-day Barbados sightseeing tour
  • Wander through Hunte's Gardens and the Barbados Wildlife Reserve
  • Photo stops in Bathsheba and Cherry Tree Hill
  • Tour St. Nicholas Abbey with a guide
  • Lunch of local dishes included
  • Round-trip transport from hotels or cruise port
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Hotel & cruise port pickup and drop-off
Lunch
Air-conditioned vehicle
Bottled water
Small group tour with a maximum of 8 persons unless you book a group.
Entrance fees to Hunte's Gardens Included.
Visit the coastal town of Bathsheba and view the mushroom rocks
Entrance fees to St Nicholas Abbey Included. Sugar Plantation House & Rum Distillery.
Entrance Fees to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve Included
View the feeding of the animals at the Wildlife Reserve the best time to view the monkeys at play
Photo opp at the Morgan Lewis Windmill (endangered historical site)
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Please note the pick up time for the hotels below. If your hotel is not listed please contact us The times are AM in the morning Inchcape Seaside Villas 8:00 Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel 8:00 The Crane Resort, Barbados 8:00 Hilton Grand Vacations at The Crane 8:10 Shonlan Inn and Apartments 8:20 Coverley 8:20 Gemini House Bed & Breakfast 8:30 Ocean Spray Beach Apartments 8:30 Hidden Gem Barbados 8:30 Silver Point Hotel 8:30 Little Arches Boutique Hotel 8:35 The Abidah By Accra 8:35 ZenBreak - Maloney Drive 8:35 Golden Sands Hotel 8:15 Maxwell Beach Villas 8:15 Maxwell Beach Apartments 8:15 Butterfly Beach Hotel 8:15 Sea Breeze Beach House 8:15 Sunbay Hotel 8:15 Barbados Beach Club 8:15 Bougainvillea Barbados 8:15 Ocean 1 8:15 Frontline Apartments Barbados 8:15 Sandals Royal Barbados 8:15 Maxwell Del Mar Hotel 8:15 Sandals Barbados 8:20 Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels 8:20 Ocean 15 Hotel 8:20 Meridian Inn 8:20 Dover Beach Hotel 8:20 Melbourne Inn 8:20 Ocean Two Resort 8:20 White Sands Beach Condos 8:20 Monteray Family Hotel 8:20 Time Out Hotel 8:25 El Retreat Guest House 8:25 Maresol Beach Apartments 8:25 Saphire Beach 8:25 Choj Rentals Sun Island Apartments 8:25 Divi Southwinds Beach Resort 8:25 Yellow Bird Hotel 8:30 South Gap Hotel 8:30 Mirabelle Apartment Hotel 8:30 Rostrevor Hotel 8:30 Little Bay Hotel 8:30 Southern Palms Beach Club 8:30 Rio Guesthouse 8:30 Harlem B & B 8:30 Infinity On The Beach Hotel 8:30 David's place 8:35 Palm Garden Hotel 8:45 Melrose Beach Apartments 8:45 The Sands Barbados 8:45 Coral Sands Beach Resort 8:45 Worthing Court Apartment Hotel 8:45 Beach Vue Barbados 8:40 Blue Orchids Beach Hotel 8:40 Coral Mist Beach Hotel 8:40 Southern Surf Beach Apartments 8:40 Blue Horizon Hotel 8:35 Mistle Cove Condos 8:35 Pirate's Inn 8:35 South Beach Hotel 8:35 Accra Beach Hotel & Spa 8:30 Regency Cove Hotel 8:30 The Soco Hotel 8:30 Hotel PomMarine 8:30 Coconut Court Beach Hotel 8:30 Courtyard by Marriott 8:20 Charming Old World Apartment 8:20 Sugar Bay Barbados 8:20 Savannah Beach Hotel 8:20 Island Inn Hotel 8:15 Radisson Aquatica Resort 8:15 Hilton Barbados Resort 8:15 Rydal Waters Beach Apartments 8:10 Believe Caribbean Apartment 8:00 Sweetfield Manor Boutique Hotel 8:00 Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa 8:00 Little Good Harbour 8:00 Port Ferdinand 8:00 Port St. Charles 8:00 Sunset Sands Apartments 8:00 Cobblers Cove Hotel 8:10 Saint Peter's Bay Resort 8:10 One Battaleys Mews 8:10 Cassandra 2 Beach Apartments 8:10 Legend Garden Condos 8:10 Lantana Resort 8:10 Lone Star Boutique Hotel 8:15 Fairmont Royal Pavilion 8:15 Glitter Bay Suites 8:15 Royal Westmoreland 8:15 Colony Club by Elegant Hotels 8:20 Coral Reef Club 8:20 Starfish Discovery Bay 8:20 The Sandpiper 8:20 Settlers Beach Villa Hotel 8:20 Mango Bay Hotel 8:20 Tropical Sunset 8:20 Golden View Condominiums 8:25 All Seasons Resort Europa 8:25 The Palms Resort 8:25 Halcyon Palm 8:25 Travellers Palm 8:25 Divi Heritage Beach Resort 8:25 The Club, Barbados Resort 8:25 Sandy Lane 8:25 Treasure Beach 8:30 Tamarind By Elegant Hotels 8:30 The House by Elegant Hotels 8:30 Waterside - 8:30 Beach View 8:30 Angler Apartments 8:35 Crystal Cove By Elegant Hotels 8:40 Waves Hotel & Spa 8:40 Little Paradise 8:45 Melbourne Apartments 8:45 Paradise Villas 8:45
Following pickup from your hotel or the Bridgetown cruise port, your guide takes you to Hunte's Gardens for a tour. Wander the paths past rare plant specimens collected by the horticulturalist Anthony Hunte. Then continue on to the fishing village of Bathsheba for a look at the coastline and pounding surf.

You’ll get a taste of Barbados with a provided lunch of local cuisine, followed by a photo stop with magnificent views from Cherry Tree Hill en route to St. Nicholas Abbey. This 17th-century sugar plantation residence was built of brick and limestone. Learn more about its history and sample award-winning rum produced at the on-site distillery.

The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is your final stop of the day. Here, observe the mischievous green monkeys of Barbados along with a variety of other animals.

Once your full-day sightseeing is complete, you will be taken back to your hotel or the cruise port.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hunte's Gardens
Hunte's Garden is a picturesque and path offers many surprises, thanks to the superbly created series of mini-gardens embedded within the main large unit, combining vibrant colours and textures of rare exotic plants to offer the visitor a most uplifting and fulfilling experience. The owner and creator of this beauty, Anthony Hunte, is the heart and soul of this place. You may meet him in the garden or around his extraordinary house and you can be sure to be welcomed with fascinating & colorful stories. Be sure to have your camera ready, as birds and animals love to visit this garden too! Your exquisite experience is gloriously heightened by classical music subtly wafting in the air, adding an extra layer of delight to an amazing ambiance. This magical garden has been featured in many Gardening publications and TV series.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bathsheba Beach
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: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cherry Tree Hill
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
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
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
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Nicholas Abbey
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 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Barbados Wildlife Reserve
The Barbados Wildlife Reserve lies in an enclosed area under a canopy of mahogany trees with winding red brick pathways beneath. If you look closely at the bricks, you can still see the stamps of the manufacturing companies. The bricks were brought to Barbados by ships, which used them as ballast. During the 17th and 18th centuries, these red bricks were used to construct boiler furnaces in Barbados sugar factories. The large wheel in front of the snack bar was acquired from an old sugar factory and was once used to drive rollers for crushing the sugar cane. The most popular animal at the Reserve is The Barbados Green Monkey. The monkey has brown and grey thick fur that has yellow and olive green flecks in it as an adult. In some lights, the monkey can appear green. This is why they are called green monkeys. Barbados Green Monkeys generally live in groups of fifteen to twenty. Within a family group, males gain their dominance by their size, strength and their ability to fight. Females, however, get their rank by the size of their families. Most infants are born during April and May.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Glory Tours & Beautiful Barbados Tours & Excursions Ltd
Tour Operator
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour is suitable for cruises arriving by 8:00am and departing by 5:00pm or later
  • Our tours run with small groups of 8 persons maximum. If you are travelling as a family or group travelling together we can accommodate up to 12 persons. Groups or families booking 8 or more persons will have their own driver guide and vehicle for their excursion.
  • Tours cancelled by the customer more that 72 hours ahead of tour time will be refunded
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Beautiful (Barbados) Tours and Excursions Ltd
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.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Taste of Barbados Full-Day Sightseeing tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Barbados Full-Day Sightseeing tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Taste of Barbados Full-Day Sightseeing tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Barbados Full-Day Sightseeing tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Taste of Barbados Full-Day Sightseeing tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Barbados Full-Day Sightseeing tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Taste of Barbados Full-Day Sightseeing tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Barbados Full-Day Sightseeing tour.

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star-2
Not considered value for money
Tim_B
, Apr 2022
Guide was excellent. However trip not wholly as advertised. No water offered, air on ineffective and there were 11 guests whereas advised 8 max. Not considered value for money.
star-5
A day to remember
Christopher_P
, Mar 2022
A great way to see and learn much more about the beautiful island of Barbados hosted by our great guide Steve. So knowledgeable and passionate about his island. Hunte’s garden, magnificent a must see and Mr Hunte now an octogenarian still working every day in his garden meets you in his house to tell you the story of the garden and answer any questions about it or the island. We then drove along the fantastic east coast rugged and wild such a contrast to the west coast. I found this natural raw beauty around Bathsheba one of the highlights. We drove across the centre to the high point of Cherry Hill to see the magnificent panoramic views. We stopped for an excellent lunch of fresh fish, macaroni-cheese ‘pie’ and salad at Sand Dunes. Then followed St Nicholas Abbey, a guided tour of an old surviving plantation house and rum distillery. The story is fascinating and the current owner family are there to give you a taste of fine rum and answer any questions about todays working process. Then on to a nature reserve to see the island’s cheeky green monkeys, look out for the tortoises too. Don’t miss feeding time at 2pm! It really was a day to remember, interesting and fun. Very good value-a fantastic way to see the island and hear more about the beautiful people and island of Barbados!, thanks Steve
star-5
Excellent way to get a feel for Barbados
Fraser_S
, Mar 2022
From pick up to drop off the trip was beautifully organised and Calvin and later Sunshine were fine guides who looked after us and were more than informative throughout. It was an excellent day and I would highly recommend it to other visitors. The gardens and St. Nicolas were beautiful and the steam train a bonus.
star-5
A great taste of the island!
Tamara_S
, Feb 2022
This was a great experience and an overall introduction to Barbados! Being an avid gardener, the Hunte Garden was a highlight for me. The view from Cherry Hill is also something not to be missed! Absolutely breathtaking !!! If you are a rum lover, the trip to St. Nicholas Abbey is a great experience from both a historical and rum tasting perspective . Our driver was very friendly, professional and a wealth of information. Overall, the trip was a great way to spend the day!
star-5
Great day, great host and driver
Linda_B
, Feb 2022
Loved the day but the highlight for us were the huntes gardens. Our driver was great so knowledgable
star-5
Great tour
Elena_P
, Aug 2021
Enjoyed the tour a lot! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and super friendly! Barbados is a very beautiful island and has a lot to offer!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am happy that you enjoyed the tour. Taste of Barbados is one of my favorite tours and combines some of Barbados’s best attractions. Thank you for joining us on tour 😊
star-5
We had such a great time! We got to...
Emma K
, Jun 2016
We had such a great time! We got to see a lot of the island and learnt about the islands history. My favourite part of this tour was the wildlife reserve. I loved the cheeky monkeys in the trees and steeling all the food from the other animals in the reserve.
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I went on this tour with my dad...
Janice_M
, May 2016
I went on this tour with my dad, just the two of us. Our tour guide Stephen was amazing. He went above and beyond to give us and those in our group a great experience. Stephen went out of his way multiple times and address all our questions, he was very informative. I thought the tour was worth doing in the sense that we were able to see multiple parts of the island and it was easy on my dad because it was not strenuous. What we didn't think was worth it was the Hunte's Garden it was nice but not was nothing amazing. Looking briefly at Bethesda was nice, cherry hill was an interesting 5 minute event, St.Nicholas Abbey we were given an informative tour then left to look around on our own, and we really enjoyed feeding time at the wildlife reserve.

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