A Taste of French Martinique

Price: $69.00
Ages 3 and under are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Snack, Beverage
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and casual, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing. We also suggest a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen in the summer.
Restrictions Guests should have good mobility as you must be able to walk for a time. Guests should consider this before placing a booking for this tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

A Taste of French Martinique

Experience Fort-de-France's downtown district to indulge in local appetizers found in Savannah Park, whet your palate with a delicious rum tasting, admire the Old Courthouse statute along the way, and more on this cuisine-infused walking tour in Martinique's capital. Your tour includes a pickup from your cruise port or downtown district meet up with your friendly expert guide who shares the history behind traditional Martinican dishes and iconic landmarks as you visit five different food hotspots to indulge in sugarcane juice, local ice creams, a surprise salty dish, and more tasty delights. Enjoy this small-group tour along with no more than 12 other guests, so you can have an intimate setting and personalized experience as you admire the architectural excellence of historic sites like the St. Louis Cathedral and the Schoelcher Library. Your tour also stops for a rum tasting in Savannah Park, making this the perfect tour for foodies and cultural connoisseurs alike.

Kick off your tasty tour by meeting up with your expert guide to peruse through Fort-de-France's downtown district and indulge in local delights like pastries, ice creams, and sugarcane juice from two different food spots in a local market. Along the way, your friendly guide will share the tales and history that surround Martinican dishes unique flavors, including how its global influences. Over the years, Martinican traditional cuisine has been mixed with local fruits, meat, and vegetables with cuisine from the Caribbean, South Asia, France, and Africa to create the local favorites Martinique is known for today. While in the local market, your guide will also show you the hidden gems of the local market, where tourists and visitors alike frequent to buy souvenirs and local spices.

Continue your walking tour by following your guide further into the central district of Fort-de-France to admire the landmarks and monuments you'll pass by, including Old Courthouse, where you'll see the statue of Victor Schoelcher,a famous French writer. Admire the Schoelcher Library's architectural grandeur, which houses several of the famous French writer's work and even his personal collection.

As you continue your food excursion, you'll get a chance to admire the Romanesque Revival-style of the St. Louis Cathedral, the seventh cathedral built at its current location due to the natural disasters the cathedral's faced over the years. While the initial construction started in the 17th century, the St. Louis Cathedral was rebuilt in the late 19th century with iron frames to help the structure withstand storms and other natural disasters and is now known locally as the Iron Cathedral. Wrap up your scenic culinary walking tour with a stop at a local rum store in Savannah Park. Here, you'll enjoy devouring local appetizers and sampling rum before returning to your port.

From dining on local Martinican dishes to indulging in a delightful rum tasting, this guided food tour offers much to do. Book this tour today and get ready to experience Fort-de-France's delicious side.