Belize City and Rum Factory Tour
Your two-hour mini getaway starts with an air-conditioned ride from the pier through the hidden gem that is Belize City. This city, settled in the 1700s, is the largest in Belize. Originally the capital of the former British Honduras, Belize City today is a bustling financial and historical hub with many cultural and colorful layers. It is divided into two parts - the North and the South - by the world's only manually operated swing bridge. Take in the historic sites on this excursion as you learn the rich history and traditions of the Belizean people.
Bring your camera to grab shots of the colorful streets and charming, colonial-era buildings. Saunter through the markets and pick up a souvenir or two, then have your photo taken as you stand by the huge Belize sign.
Visit the Travellers Liquor Heritage Center to learn the country's rum origins and gaze through the show window to watch the rum being distilled. Then it's your turn as you sample a delicious taste of rum punch. Additional tastings of several tantalizing rum flavors including chocolate, coconut, and spiced are available for an additional fee (not included).
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I thought this was a great excursion. The guys were waiting for you upon arrival and disembarkation off the ship.They were patient and waited for another group that was running a little behind for the tour.The guide we had (Cardinal) was extremely knowledgeable about the island and it's culture. He took us around, showing us some of the major landmarks. His vibe/energy was very authentic and welcoming; you can tell he was well informed and loved what he did. The Rum Factory tour was pretty cool. The group and I learned a lot about Rum and how it's distilled. It is a smaller factory, but the impact was large. We were able to taste different rums (first two: free then, 2.00 USD there after). After the tour, the guide was kind enough to take us to one of the more popular (local) places for food, where we were able to eat true Belizean food. The food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. I would highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Samia Nabli
For me was the best tour i book . The meet appointement great . Tour guide excellent and the tour very nice . Recommandation
This was a great tour of the city! Both Dennis, our tour guide and Phillip, our driver were excellent!! I learned a lot about the city and I will be back to visit Belize!! Beautiful people and country!! The rum factory is small, but informative. The rum is delicious and there are many to chose from.
Reviewer: LB Carl
This tour took us into areas the others don’t, We were looking for a no candy coated tour, and this was it. The guide Dennis was great and answered everyone’s questions, we purchased a few things on the tour to help out the locals, as this is mostly a poor city, and life can be hard here. We would love to go back again one day.
Our tour personnel, Norman and Phillip, had great personalities and made the tour interesting and informational. I don't think we would have enjoyed driving around Belize City on our own nor would we have learned so much about it. The only down side to the trip was at the rum factory. While we enjoyed trying the different types of rum, we were not allowed into the "museum". Maybe the title of this excursion should be Belize City Tour with a stop at a Rum Store.