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.
Please Note: This tour is only for guests arriving in Freeport via cruise ship.
Reviewer: John Bognoski
This garden is one of the best kept secrets in the world. The garden guide was incredible with a wealth of knowledge. The tour guide was hilarious and made the city tour worthwhile. My co.elements to all.
Reviewer: Jim Davis
A great tour! From the tour bus driver to the guide at the garden- very professional and informative! Loved the garden! Would recommend this tour to anyone interested in Grand Bahamas!
Reviewer: Cindy Ewers
Really enjoyed the Garden of the Groves, the tour guide at the Grove and our bus driver were great. Only thing I would have changed is to give you longer at the Groves and less time in the town.
Our expectations were far exceeded on the tour due to our driver. He was so knowledgeable about the area, including history, eco systems, and the current economic outlook. I highly recommend this tour. We loved the Garden of the Groves.
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.