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Explore and Discover Barbados By Land & By Sea

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Explore and Discover Barbados By Land & By Sea

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Maximize your time in Barbados with a jam-packed, full-day itinerary that includes historic landmarks, UNESCO-listed monuments, and tropical beaches. Stroll along Bathsheba beach; visit the Morgan Lewis Windmill, St John's Church, and the Garrison Historic Area; enjoy a delicious Caribbean-style lunch, and cruise out to swim with wild sea turtles in Carlisle Bay. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Full-day Barbados sightseeing tour: Bathsheba, Garrison Historic area, and Sea Turtle cruise
  • Watch the surfers at Bathsheba beach and admire views along the coast
  • Admire historic landmarks such as Morgan Lewis Windmill and St John's Church
  • Enjoy a delicious Caribbean-style lunch
  • Cruise around Carlisle Bay and dive in to swim with wild sea turtles
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience
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Hotel & cruise port pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Friendly, knowledgeable & licensed tour guide
Lunch
Beverages
Bottled water
Drive along the platinum coast of Barbados through the historic first settlement town.
Visit Cherry Tree Hill and enjoy its fabulous sweeping views of the east coast
Photo opp at the Morgan Lewis Windmill (endangered historical site)
Visit the coastal town of Bathsheba and view the mushroom rocks
Visit to St Johns Parish Church, one of the oldest on the island built on a cliff with great views
Visit The Garrison Savannah a UNESCO World Heritage site and see a few of the cannons on display
Visit and swim in an area in Carlisle Bay where Turtles frequent
Snorkel at a shipwreck
Small group tour (transport) with a maximum of 8 persons unless you book a group
Gratuities
Reschedule, Cancel or Continue your tour by paying service charge $20/person

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please be on time for your pick up When you disembark the cruise ship you will make your way through the cruise terminal. Please follow the green line on the ground to the general exit. At the general exit you will make a left turn making your way to the departure area for all tours. The first area is for the large busses. Your pick up will be directly behind that at the independent operator dispatch gates to meet your tour guide.

Ports

  • Bridgetown


Departure Time

10:35 AM
After being picked up from your Barbados hotel or cruise ship port, set out to explore the island’s East Coast. After a quick stop to take in the views from Cherry Tree Hill, visit the historic Morgan Lewis Windmill, the island’s last remaining sugar mill, where you can watch a sugar grinding demonstration and sample a glass of sweet sugar cane juice.

Continue along the coast to Bathsheba beach and admire spectacular views across the Caribbean as you watch the surfers taking to the waves. Next, stop at St John's Church, a 17th-century Gothic style church located in a stunning cliff-top setting, affording impressive views along the coast.

Head towards the West Coast, passing through St George’s Parish on the way to Bridgetown. Then, spend time exploring the Garrison Historic Area, part of the Bridgetown UNESCO World Heritage site, and learn more about the island’s colonial history and independence.

For lunch (included), tuck into delicious Caribbean cuisine at Copacabana Barbados restaurant, located right on the beachfront. After some free time to relax and enjoy the beach, set out on a scenic boat cruise around Carlisle bay. While on-board, keep a look out for sea turtles and other marine life, then prepare for a thrilling wildlife encounter.

After a safety briefing and instruction on how to swim around the turtles, dive into the ocean to swim and enjoy a closer look at the wild sea turtles. Swimming will be accompanied by a guide at all times, and there will be no contact or interaction with the sea turtles to ensure that their natural environment is not disturbed.

After returning to shore, your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Please note: Washrooms, and freshwater showers are provided at Copacabana Barbados – please bring your swimsuit and beach towels.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. John's Church
The St John Parish Church According to the Anglican tradition, worship has been conducted on this spot since 1645. The first building, a wooden structure, was destroyed by fire in 1676 and replaced by a stone structure. Following the hurricanes of 1780 and 1831, the current building was constructed in 1836. Fernando Paleologus,a former church warden and planter was buried under the choir when he died in 1670. He was buried with his head pointing to the west and the body embedded in quicklime in accordance with the Greek Orthodox custom. Following the hurricane of 1831 his tomb was moved to the churchyard. Paleologus was a descendent of the brother of the great Emperor Constantine XI He fled to Barbados after his family was driven from the throne of Constantinople by the Turks
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Morgan Lewis 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. The site was listed in the 1996 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund. Restoration began by the Barbados National Trust during the following summer. In 1997, financial support was provided by American Express for emergency repairs. The mill was reopened in 1999. With all its original working parts having been preserved intact, the sails were able to turn again after the project was completed.
Duration: 15 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. This is when France gave England back the islands that they had stolen from them during the Napoleonic wars. (Barbados was not one of the Islands Captured)
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Belleplaine
Lunch at Sand Dunes. Sand Dunes saves up some of the best local cuisine on the island. Flying fish, grilled fish, baked chicken, beef strew, sweet potato, pease and rice, macaroni and cheese pie and salads. The menu may vary slightly from day to day
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tranquility Cruises
Join us aboard Tranquility Cruises. The boat has 2 washrooms on board, a bar and an upper and lower deck with lots of seating. There is a glass bottom area for those who prefer to stay on board and enjoy the sights bellow. Tranquility is also equipped with life vest, snorkel and mask for those who wish to get wet and explore a shipwreck or swim with turtles and fish. An extra treat for kids on board is the boats waterslide. Our Turtle and Shipwreck Cruise is 70 minutes long. The cruise departs from Copacabana on Carlisle Bay. Carlisle Bay al crescent-shaped bay located on the South West Coast of the island and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful beaches. in the world. On most days Carlisle Bay boasts calm turquoise waters with no undertow, delicately lapping on the soft white sand. This bay draws both locals and tourists alike with its breath-taking beauty above water, but also its’ thriving marine park that is enjoyed by scuba divers and snorkelers alike. Under the surface of the sea Carlisle Bay comes alive with vibrant tropical fish in abundance, sea horses, sea turtles, octopus, rays, and much more! This unique array of marine life is due in part to the six different ship wrecks in the water as shallow as 12ft. The wrecks are obviously another important contributor to the popularity of Carlisle Bay. For those seeking an adventure, you will not be disappointed with the sight of these sunken treasures. ​ Please note that the sea life seen from day to day varies. ​
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay is named after the Earl of Carlisle who stole Barbados away from Sir William Courteen in the Great Barbados Robbery. Today Carlisle Bay has the whitest sand in Barbados & the most brilliant turquoise sea. The Carlisle Bay Marine Park has 6 shipwrecks in close proximity. The great diversity of brilliantly coloured marine life include, turtles, star fish, sand dollars, rays and more.
Duration: 5 days 10 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • On our small group tours we require a minimum number of 4 persons to conduct the tour. If the minimum number has not been met we will contact you 48 hours before the time of your tour with a option to reschedule, cancel or continue your tour as planned by paying a service charge on the day
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Glory Tours
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 Explore and Discover Barbados By Land & By Sea ?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Explore and Discover Barbados By Land & By Sea ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Explore and Discover Barbados By Land & By Sea ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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star-5
great guide
Spencer_M
, Dec 2021
Lisa was truly a wonderful guide loaded with info.... and very Personable, would recommend her to anyone.
star-4
Lovely day out!
Angela_H
, Dec 2021
Calvin, our tour guide, arrived promptly and was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed being shown around this beautiful island, and the hour on the boat and swimming were fabulous! Lunch was okay but we wouldn’t return to the restaurant.
star-4
Glory Tours
Joyce_W
, Jan 2020
The tour was very good. Driver/tour guide did an excellent job. Unfortunately due to a change in the ships schedule we had to miss the boat ride and swimming with the turtles.
star-5
Great introduction to Barbados
Trueblue515
, Jan 2020
Calvin was a wonderful host in Barbados. The island is very safe, very clean and organised. We were briefed on the customs, how to deal with the sales people (a haggling lesson) and Barbados laws. All very helpful for witless tourists. The sights were amazingly beautiful, particularly Bathsheba beach. Great time snorkeling with green turtles, fish, stingrays (safely on the ocean floor) and shipwreck. Calvin and the tranquility crew provided an unforgettable day for our family. Thank you
star-5
This was a great tour--just my wife...
Errol S
, Mar 2018
This was a great tour--just my wife and our guide, Calvin. While on the pricey side, Calvin is with you for everything you want to see or do. Has a lot of knowledge of the island is personable and worth the price. Highly recommended.
star-5
My favourite part - when a green...
John K
, Jul 2017
My favourite part - when a green monkey sat on my shoulder. We stopped by a beach and a man happened to be there with his pet monkey.
star-5
wonderful trip combining both island...
yveepops
, Mar 2014
wonderful trip combining both island tour a spot of sunbathing on Carlisle bay which is just gorgeous then off to swim with turtles. fab!!
star-5
This was our third of three full day...
Allie
, Nov 2013
This was our third of three full day tours with viator a and glory tours. Quamy our tour guide, who we had already met from the prior day's tour, managed to further inform us rather than just repeat information he had shared from the previous day. Loved the food provided, Enojyed the clean and well air conditioned bus. Randy, our snorkel and boat guide, personally helped my mother with physical disabilities, fully enjoy her snorkelling of the shipwreck by swimming alongside her. I would strongly recommend this tour company! We aboslutely loved Chris, Quamy and Randy!
star-5
It was an AMAZING tour. I had such a...
Stefanie G
, Jun 2013
It was an AMAZING tour. I had such a great time! My expectations were exceeded and I recommend it for anyone visiting the island .
star-4
Tour was good,we were the only 2 in...
Donald M
, Mar 2013
Tour was good,we were the only 2 in the taxi. One disappointment was the boat portion.It turned out to be a small outboard instead of a sail boat as pictured in the ad,as this one beside the review portion of this e-mail. Also ,we were th only ones on boat tour so it turned out ok. Everyone was very friendly.

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