Island Tour with Lunch

Island Tour with Lunch
Price: $109.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier or Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch is Included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes. We also suggest a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of the transportation. Wheelchairs may be accommodated with advance notice for an additional fee of $25 US (not included), which is paid directly to the local representative before the tour departs. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.

Island Tour with Lunch

The scenic West Indies island of St. Kitts is the larger of two Caribbean islands that comprise the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Home to mountains that hold rain forests, beaches of white, gray and black sand and Georgian style buildings from the colonial area that were once sugar plantations, this island is a treasure-trove of things to explore.

On its southwestern coast is the capital, Basseterre, where you will first see the Circus, a plaza modeled after London's Piccadilly Circus, complete with Victorian-style clock tower. With your tour guide, set off from the port for an approximate 20-minute scenic drive to Basseterre.

Along the way, you will pass the Berkeley Memorial, and Independence Square (formerly Pall Mall Square) while listening to your guide explain the island's complex history. Since 1750, Independence Square was the center of government and business. In fact, as you will hear, African slaves were housed nearby and traded in the square until it was outlawed in the 19th-century. Drive past the War Memorial dedicated to remembering those servicemen who gave their lives in the World Wars and now a nesting site for egrets. See Bloody Point and on to the coast for the Carving of De Rocks, but not before passing some of the other historic city's prime landmarks.

Drive to the historical Wingfield Estate, an old sugar plantation dating to the 1700s and have time here to explore while learning of the importance of sugar production to this region. Make your way through the beautiful, lush rainforest and on to the scenic Romney Manor, another 17th-century sugar plantation. Have approximately 30 minutes to walk through the lovely botanical gardens and visit Caribelle Batik (entrance fee included in tour price), which produces high-quality crafts made in the traditional batik style for you to admire or purchase as a souvenir.

Your final stop will be to Timothy Hill located on the South East Peninsula, where the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea meet. Stop and enjoy a traditional Kittitian lunch at one of the popular beach restaurants/bars (vegetarian meal options are available).

Please Note: This tour includes the entrance fee needed for Caribelle Batik. Wheelchairs may be accommodated with advance notice for an additional fee of $25 US (not included), which is paid directly to the local representative before the tour departs.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Island tour
January 20, 2023
We thought this tour was one of the best and most entertaining of the many we have taken in the past. Our host (driver and commentator) Annie was fantastic. She had a wonderful personality, was extremely knowledgable, and kept all of us engaged with her unending light-hearted commentary. We'd give her ten stars if we could. Thanks for the wonderful outing.
Reviewer: Blankinship
5 Stars
Island Tour With Lunch
January 09, 2023
Superb introduction to St. Kitts. We were only 4 people in Annie's van. Her commentary and places to stop were perfect. Viewed the making of the beautiful Caribelle batik at Romney Manor. Purchased some, of course. The included al fresco lunch at Palm Court Gardens was exquisite. I thought I was back on the French Riviera. Kudos to Annie for an unforgettable day.
Reviewer: Francine Silberman
5 Stars
Wow! What a nice tour!
March 11, 2022
One of the Best Caribbean Island tours we have ever been on. Our Driver/Guide Albert made it known that our Tour would be at Our Pace and we would not be rushed at any point. We visited points of interest and he made our day very special. Our last stop was a resort overlooking the port and our Ship for an Excellent sit down Lunch with a diverse choice of dishes. Very good food served in an unhurried setting that made a satisfying end to our tour. We met the Tour operator and she was looking in to make sure we were satisfied. I would highly recommend this tour for a relaxed way to see the highlights of St. Kitts.
Reviewer: Darrell Benner
5 Stars
Tour and Lunch
March 28, 2020
Very Good tour, the owner of the company was our tour guide, she was sharp on point and had her employees hoping. Keep things organized and moving. Was knowledgeable and friendly. Tours hit on good points about the history of island and points of interest. The sit down formal lunch was excellent at this tiny resort overlooking the ocean and our cruise ship. Staff there was excellent also
Reviewer: Jim G
5 Stars