A Taste of St Lucia

Price: $64.00
Ages 2 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Local seasonal fruit, island delicacies, local juices and rum tasting.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step in and out of transportation, walk for approximately 45 minutes within the garden on a flat and also gently sloping terrain. Many roads are quite bumpy and guests with neck, back, or hip issues should consider this before booking. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Go back in time as you explore St. Lucian culture and discover its beauty with a visit to Greenwood Terrace's mini-museum, discover how locals use herbs from a medicinal garden, sample rum, and more when you book this scenic guided tour in Castries. Your cultural excursion offers 2.5 hours of fun and discovery as you explore the historical artifacts of Greenwood Terrace's mini-museum and discover St. Lucian culture. Your scenic adventure provides a delicious tropical fruit and island treat sampling, a mouthwatering local rum sampling, and an expert guide who will share the secrets behind the making of local Bay Rum and take you to tour the gorgeous grounds and gardens of Greenwood Terrace.

Begin your scenic island tour by meeting with your knowledgeable guide at your port and then board a comfortable vehicle to head north to the once quiet fishing village turned tourist attraction of Gros Islet. Here, find the majestic botanical gardens and historical artifacts of St. Lucian culture at the famed Greenwood Terrace. Follow your guide on an exploration that takes you back in time and discover the cooking equipment of St. Lucian culture, such as the ancient Platene, which locals used to create sugar, and the juicy remains of the cassava plant known as farine. Grab your camera to take pictures of a historical henhouse or old-style fowl coop used as an outdoor cooking fireplace, and an outdoor brick stone oven, which locals use to bake bread.

Next, sample the delicious flavors of St. Lucia as you sink your teeth into a variety of island treats, tropical fruits, and delicacies. You'll even get to whet your palate as you enjoy sampling local rum and learn about what it takes to create domestic coconut oil and the bay leaf-based Bay Rum. Continue your exciting excursion touring the beautiful gardens of Greenwood Terrace, learning about tropical fruit trees and the flowering plants that dot the grounds, as well as taking in the stunning views of the traditional medicinal herb garden. Listen intently as your guide shares details on how locals used herbs in the past and today.

During your cultural excursion, your guide will also share interesting facts about traditional Creole madras dress and the headdress that locals wore known as "Tete en l'air". This conventional yet casual dress predates St. Lucia's emancipation when African slaves would wear this colorful ensemble during feast days. Your tour concludes with a visit to Greenwood Terrace's mini-museum. Here, find a variety of historical items, including iconic artifacts like utensils, before returning to your port.

If you're looking to immerse yourself in St. Lucian culture while catching stunning outdoor views of gorgeous gardens, then this tour is just for you.