Best of Bermuda Complete Island Tour

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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 10 minute walk is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Sun glasses and sunscreen
Restrictions Guests need to be able to walk over packed dirt, grass, gravel and/or pavement at the various sites. Transportation is not wheelchair/scooter accessible.

Best of Bermuda Island Tour

See the Best of Bermuda on this Bermuda Island Tour that takes it all in.

Departing from Bermuda's Royal Navy Base at Ireland Island ( Kings Wharf), you will have a brief orientation on the history, purpose and some of the buildings of the arsenal and fortress that date back to the 1700s. As you drive through the picturesque parish of Somerset on this King's Wharf shore excursion, you'll see the island firsthand. You'll cross the smallest drawbridge over the Atlantic Ocean - the Somerset Bridge and its 18-inch opening. The bridge dates back to the 17th century and links Somerset with the main island of Bermuda.

Traveling to the south shore in the Parish of Southampton, you will make a short photo stop of the Gibbs Lighthouse. Built in the mid-1840s, this 117-foot-tall lighthouse offers pastel views over the south shore as well as the Great Sound (there will not be time to climb the lighthouse). Driving along the South Shore, look down on some of Bermuda's famous pink sand beaches, including Horseshoe Bay. Also stopping at Warwick Long Bay, Bermuda's Hidden Gem, to get a close-up look at some of the pink sand. Bring a towel with you so you may dry your feet after walking in the pink sand.

Along the way, you'll pass the botanical gardens. Originally opened in 1898, the Bermuda Botanical Gardens features 36 acres of trees, flowers and shrubs. The gardens are also home to the Camden, the official residence of Bermuda's Premier, and the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, where every piece has some link to Bermuda.

You will then drive through a portion of Tucker's Town. This exclusive enclave for wealthy tourists includes a golf course and the Mid Ocean Club Hotel. Home owners over the years have included Abby Rockefeller and Childs Frick, as well as presidential candidate Ross Perot and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Unfortunately, due to high hedges and gates, few of the houses can be seen.

You will then drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site of St. George which, due to a shipwreck in 1609, became the first settlement on the island and was therefore a major part of Bermuda's history. During a brief driving orientation, you will pass by St. Peter's Church, which is believed to be the oldest continually used Anglican church in the Western Hemisphere (1612). You will then have a short time to wander the narrow streets on your own. On this Bermuda Island tour, you may also have the chance to catch part of the performance of the Town Crier's dunking of the malicious gossip. Departing St. George, you will drive to Hamilton via the North Coast Road.

Hamilton is the capital of Bermuda and is located on the protected shores of Hamilton Harbor. Although not the oldest town on the island, it was made the capital in 1815. As you drive through the city you will see the Hamilton Cathedral (1897), the city hall, and views of the Italianate Government House (the Governor's residence), that sits on nearby Langton Hill. Your Bermuda excursion ends at the Ferry Terminal in Hamilton.

From here you can explore the town at your leisure or catch the ferry to Dockyard (King's Wharf). Ferries run almost every hour and the trip takes approximately 20 minutes. A ferry ticket is included in the tour price. As this tour ends in Hamilton, it is the guests' responsibility to be back to their ship in Kings Wharf at the appointed "All Aboard'' time.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  163 ReviewsReview This Tour
Learned alot! 16 year old enjoyed it too!
July 15, 2022
Guide was friendly and showed lots of historical and current Island facts and ways. Well worth the money.
Reviewer: Rebecca Anderson
5 Stars
Best of Bermuda Complete Island Tour
July 12, 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed the complete island tour that we took while visiting the island of Bermuda. Our guide was "Terrance" and he gave us a terrific trip around the island, stopping at many different sites throughout the island. He truly spoke from his heart and obviously enjoyed giving tours like this. He spoke about everything regarding Bermuda, from his favorite meals and drinks to the various forms of entertainment. Like the name of the tour, Terrence is certainly "The Best of Bermuda"
Reviewer: Bob
5 Stars
Terrific Tour
June 24, 2022
Our guide Lou was awesome!!!!! The tour really covered a lot. The van was comfortable. His PA system was not working so he did his best to make sure that everyone could hear him as well. I am a travel agency owner and would definitely recommend this for my clients!
Reviewer: Laura Holcomb
5 Stars
Best of Bermuda Complete Island Tour
June 20, 2022
Tour gave us a quick overview of Bermuda which was very informative. Guide was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Well worth the expense.
Reviewer: Iva Galtman
4 Stars
Beautiful Island
June 19, 2022
Terrance and Lew showed us all around the Island and explained the history and culture etc. They also pointed out the flora and fauna for us and took us to various site of interest. It was fun and informative.
Reviewer: Julia Allaire Blanchard
4 Stars
Best of Bermuda Complete Island Tour
June 19, 2022
Great tour and great guide!
Reviewer: Galina Sergeeva
5 Stars