Your two-hour mini getaway starts with an air-conditioned ride from the pier through the hidden gem that is Belize City. This city, settled in the 1700s, is the largest in Belize. Originally the capital of the former British Honduras, Belize City today is a bustling financial and historical hub with many cultural and colorful layers. It is divided into two parts - the North and the South - by the world's only manually operated swing bridge. Take in the historic sites on this excursion as you learn the rich history and traditions of the Belizean people.
Bring your camera to grab shots of the colorful streets and charming, colonial-era buildings. Saunter through the markets and pick up a souvenir or two, then have your photo taken as you stand by the huge Belize sign.
Visit the Travellers Liquor Heritage Center to learn the country's rum origins and gaze through the show window to watch the rum being distilled. Then it's your turn as you sample several tantalizing rum flavors including chocolate, coconut and spiced (please note: you must be at least 21 years old to enjoy the rum samples).
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Our guide for the tour was very entertaining and knowledgeable but the Rum Factory could do with improvement. There could be a worker to explain the making of rum not just trying to sell.
Reviewer: Sue Elliott
Our driver, Norman, made this extremely interesting because he showed us his country from a native's point of view. Having just the six of us in the van made it personal. He was able to show us all aspects of living in Belize including where he lived, his Mom's business (preschool) and her home and also where the wealthy lived.So much better than a bus tour.
Reviewer: Merle R. Eaton
We had no problem connecting with our guide. Things were a little disorganized at first and we had to wait for an extended period of time before getting started. The guide spoke perfect English and was very accommodating. His knowledge of his country was excellent and we learned a great deal while being driven around in a small relatively comfortable van. The rum factory was a fairly small operation that was basically a short stop for us to taste the various kinds of rum and make whatever purchases that we wanted. There was a small museum and window through which we could view some of the bottling of the rum, but we discovered those on our own and were given no direction by the guide. More could have been done in that regard
Reviewer: Nina Player
Our guide Delroy and driver Kevin were very personable and Delroy was very knowledgable. The tour provided us with an insiders view of Belize and was just long enough. The egg nog at the Rum Factory was excellent however we did not have a tour of the Rum Factory. I would say that this tour was more of a City Tour and Rum Factory tasting. We were surprised that a school bus was our mode of transportation but other than the seats being small, the ride was comfortable.
Reviewer: Sonya Hawkins
Our guide Norman and guide in training Percy were great! They were both very friendly and offered us a wealth of information about their country. I really enjoyed the small size of our group it was only 7 people.