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Amazing Grace Train Trek

Price: $139.00
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You'll gain a new appreciation for the resiliency of Kittitians during this 3.5-hour St. Kitts tour.

From Port Zante you will board an air-conditioned minivan or bus for an epic and comfortable ride through Basseterre, the capital of Saint Kitts.

Make your way to Independence Square where slaves were housed and sold at auction. This square used to be owned by Samuel Jefferson, ancestor of United States President Thomas Jefferson. During your St. Kitts excursion, you will also wind your way through the charming villages of Boyds, Trinity, Old Road, Middle Island and Halfway Tree and observe local life. Not to be missed is Challengers, the first free village in the Caribbean.

At Bloody River you will learn about the fierce fight between the Kalingo natives and the British and French forces trying to gain supremacy of the island.

Upon arrival at Sandy Point you will have 30 minutes to visit the Amazing Grace Museum, a gallery commemorating the life and music of John Newton. Newton penned the famous song Amazing Grace and lived in Saint Kitts while he served as the Rector of Saint Anne's Parish Church. Discover how his remarkable transformation from a slave trader to an abolitionist was influenced while living here.

At La Vallée Train Depot you will board the train for a picturesque 90-minute ride along the Saint Kitts Scenic Railway. This railway features double decked cars and is the only one of its kind in the Caribbean. While en route your expert tour guide will explain the landscape and share stories about Saint Kitts heady sugar cane production days. Zip along the rugged coastline with a refreshing drink in hand as onboard singers serenade you. Be on the lookout across the water for the sister island of Nevis as well as Saint Barts, Saint Eustatius and Sint Maarten.

Mount Liamigua, a volcano and the island's highest point, will meet you as it rises above the western part of Saint Kitts. You will also pass the point where the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea meet.

If you love history and gorgeous scenery you won't want to miss this tour! Reserve your spot today.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Smoke and Booze at Port Zante (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket).
Food/Beverage Provided
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Guests must be able to get in and out of all transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 3 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsSit Back and RelaxFebruary 19, 2019

Reviewer: Philip Harms
This is a nice tour. The train ride is good to sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the largely uninhabited interior of the island. The stop at the Amazing Grace museum is additional to what boat tours offer. The museum stop is a quick but interesting video.

5 StarsOutstanding TourJanuary 21, 2019

Reviewer: Peter Romero
The operator, driver, train crew, et al were very helpful and considerate. We would highly recommend this tour to everyone.

4 StarsAmazing Grace Train TrekMay 30, 2018

Reviewer: Beverley Upchurch
This tour was quite enjoyable and not what we had expected. The only request we would like to make is to have them oil the train tracks so they didn't squeal so much. The trek included free drinks (strawberry daiquiris, etc) which were tasty. The onboard 3 girl chorus was very nice. The narrator gave a very details story about the area we were trekking through.

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