Antigua Exclusive History and Culture Tour
Enjoy this exclusive small group tour to Antigua's beautiful and historic South Coast. With a maximum of only 12 people, you will enjoy more personalized visits to sites such as Nelson's Dockyard, Dow Hill Interpretation Center, and Shirley's Heights.
English Harbour, Antigua's historic district, is focused on the 15 square miles of Nelson's Dockyard National Park. Developed as a base for the British Navy in the great age of sail, the harbor served as the headquarters of the fleet of the Leeward Islands during the late 18th century.
Although the dockyard was greatly expanded at that time by Horatio Nelson, it was gradually abandoned in the nineteenth century and was closed in 1889. Today Nelson's Dockyard has been completely restored, and it is now the only Georgian dockyard in the world.
Further above the harbor, at Shirley's Heights, are the partially-restored fortifications of the harbor's colonial observation post; the view from Shirley Heights extends out over the harbor and far across the Caribbean to neighboring islands.
Dow's Hill Interpretation Center is a place visitors can watch an impressive multimedia presentation of Antigua's history from its initial settlement to independence. Observation decks at Dow's Hill provide another fine view of the harbor and the ruined fortifications of Fort Berkeley, located on the far side of the bay.
Enjoy a lovely day with us as we travel the beautiful Southern Coast of the Island through the lush and natural rain forest. Smell the fresh fruits as we stop at the Pineapple Farm. Feel relaxed and comfortable in an air-conditioned bus on this small group tour of Antigua.
Reviewer: Brenda Rezansoff
This was a good tour as well. The Tour Guide did their best to make it interesting, however the poverty in Antigua is very sad given that it is a beautiful island.
Reviewer: Charles H Anderson
Our tour guide, Tomba was absolutely delightful. There was only four of us in his van, but he drove us around the entire island, providing excellent information. He was also very entertaining. A truly wonderful way to get an overview of the country.
This tour of Antigua provides a good overview of the history and scenery of the island as well providing information on the what is life is like for the residents. Our guide obviously knows & loves his island. The expansive ocean views and flowers were a highlight for me Our guide told us about an very unique church in a town that we passed - if I remember correctly it is eight sided. I wish that had been included in the tour.
It was a decent tour, everyone was friendly and we did learn a bit about the island and it's culture. Not a lot of excitement though. Short enough just to pass the time and then be able to hit the beach.
Reviewer: Ronald Hart
Tour was very informative. Tour person was very knowledgeable and provided a superb way to experience a visit to the island.