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Antigua Exclusive History and Culture Tour

Price: $70.00
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Enjoy this exclusive small group tour to Antigua's beautiful and historic South Coast. With a maximum of only 12 people, you will enjoy more personalized visits to sites such as Nelson's Dockyard, Dow Hill Interpretation Center, and Shirley's Heights.

English Harbour, Antigua's historic district, is focused on the 15 square miles of Nelson's Dockyard National Park. Developed as a base for the British Navy in the great age of sail, the harbor served as the headquarters of the fleet of the Leeward Islands during the late 18th century.

Although the dockyard was greatly expanded at that time by Horatio Nelson, it was gradually abandoned in the nineteenth century and was closed in 1889. Today Nelson's Dockyard has been completely restored, and it is now the only Georgian dockyard in the world.

Further above the harbor, at Shirley's Heights, are the partially-restored fortifications of the harbor's colonial observation post; the view from Shirley Heights extends out over the harbor and far across the Caribbean to neighboring islands.

Dow's Hill Interpretation Center is a place visitors can watch an impressive multimedia presentation of Antigua's history from its initial settlement to independence. Observation decks at Dow's Hill provide another fine view of the harbor and the ruined fortifications of Fort Berkeley, located on the far side of the bay.

Enjoy a lovely day with us as we travel the beautiful Southern Coast of the Island through the lush and natural rain forest. Smell the fresh fruits as we stop at the Pineapple Farm. Feel relaxed and comfortable in an air-conditioned bus on this small group tour of Antigua.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural, Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and sensible walking shoes or sneakers. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions
The minimum age to participate is 2 years old. Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, cobblestone, and packed dirt surfaces, many of which are uneven and on an incline. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 48 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsExcellent Tour with HistoryJune 13, 2017

Reviewer: Mary LaMoreaux
We did not get to see everything on this tour because there was so much to see. Nelson's boatyard was beautiful and extremely interesting. Our tour guide took us to his own town of Parham to see St. Peter's Church which was beautiful with its boat roof. Very nice tour.

4 StarsAntigua history and culture tourMay 01, 2017

Reviewer: George colbourne
Interesting

4 StarsAntigua TourMarch 25, 2017

Reviewer: Suzanne Click
There were only four of us on this excellent tour. We enjoyed all the stops and the guide was great.He managed to avoid the large ship buses at each stop.

5 StarsVery nice, well planned tourFebruary 21, 2017

Reviewer: Frank Tolley
The driver/guide was well informed and quite sociable. We enjoyed the small group concept.

4 Starsgreat experienceFebruary 17, 2017

Reviewer: sheri kalvin
our driver, tumba, gave us a great overview of the island. visited lots of sites driving through many villages along the way. Tumba's narration and knowledge of the island was excellent (his singing aint bad either...lol). the only complaint i have is that the back of the mini van was very hot and a bit uncomfortable. otherwise i'd have given it 5 stars.

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