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Garden of the Groves and City Tour

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Garden of the Groves and City Tour

A grand half day awaits on this fun-filled Grand Bahamas City Tour that includes Garden of the Groves and much, much more!

This narrated bus ride will first take you through the industrial area of Grand Bahama. You will see the International Bazaar, famous for its Tori Gate, continuing along Church Row and the endemic pine forest. Continue along the scenic Sunrise Highway to your first stop. At the Garden of the Groves you'll explore winding trails through lush vegetation, cascading waterfalls and sparkling fountains. Visit the picturesque chapel, which has been consecrated and is a favorite place for weddings, prayer and meditation. Explore the Garden Shoppes and discover the sacred beauty of the Labyrinth.

At Garden of the Groves, indigenous and migratory birds and butterflies take insects from the many newly planted flowers and shrubs Since the Garden was re-opened, it has been certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the U.S. Wildlife Federation. This means the new operators are providing the four basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and places to raise young. You can take a walk down into the cool fern grove and admire the imposing limestone boulders that tower over both sides of the trail, or relax on the "Lofty Fig" deck, where you will have the opportunity to purchase local delicacies and cool Bahamian drinks.

From there, this Freeport cruise tour takes you to the famous Port Lucaya Marketplace, a collection of twelve island-style buildings nestled on a five-acre peninsula, which overlooks one of the most complete Marinas in The Bahamas. Stroll among the eighty specialty stores, boutiques, restaurants, outdoor and indoor bars and cafes. You'll find the most luxurious and respected names in jewelry, china, crystal, perfume, and designer apparel and accessories, all at duty-free prices.

With shopping concluded, you'll be returned to the cruise ship docks. Guests wishing to stay longer at the Market Place are responsible for their own transportation back to the pier. Taxi shuttles run between the market and pier most of the day.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier. Full details will be provided upon booking confirmation.
Food/Beverage Provided
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Sun glasses and sunscreen are also suggested
Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, wooden planked and packed dirt surfaces.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 56 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsInformativeOctober 17, 2018

Reviewer: Mark in Atlanta
We learned so much about Freeport on this tour. That was probably in large part to our particularly informative guide, who had done lots of extra self-study to be able to go beyond the usual script. The Garden is lovely, and worth a visit with a guide, but otherwise I wouldn't have appreciated it as much.

5 StarsGreat tourJanuary 10, 2018

Reviewer: V Giridaran
The tour was excellent. Very courteous and informed driver and vert nice tour through the city. Lot of natural beauty made it memorable

5 StarsInteresting and informativeDecember 31, 2017

Reviewer: Charlotte Kruger
This was a very entertaining and informative tour. Our tour guide went out of his way to tell interesting snippets about Freeport and point out interesting places and even explained the various number plates as we were going along. Garden of the Groves tour guide was also very interesting. Comfortable bus and we could see well. Enjoyable tour and not too long!

5 StarsGarden of the Groves TourDecember 23, 2017

Reviewer: Sheila Persaud
Wonderful tour. Well narrated. Highlight was the cockatoo that was talking to us. Recommend this tour to other travellers

5 StarsGarden of the Groves TourNovember 13, 2017

Reviewer: Diane Henry
Mike and I thoroughly enjoyed Garden of the Groves. We learned about many benefits from the Neem tree and purchased product from their little shop. The Neem cream and salve are wonderful, as well as the Neem tea.

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