Highlights of Suva

Highlights of Suva
Price: $89.00
Children ages 4 & under are free.
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Juice, coffee, or tea is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal, but conservative clothing, and walking shoes. As you will be visiting the Nasonini Battery Gun Historical Site, a dress code applies, and shoulders and knees must be covered. Bare shoulders, shorts, and hats are not permitted. If wearing a short skirt, please use a sarong. Sunscreen, insect repellent, and sunglasses are suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle and navigate steps and uneven ground unassisted. This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible.

Highlights of Suva

Discover how Suva became the fascinating multicultural and cosmopolitan city that it is today on this Suva highlights tour. Ride through a mix of colonial and modern architecture as you visit the Old Parliament House, Nasonini Battery Gun Historical Site, a local farmers market, the Fiji Museum, and Thurston Gardens.

Your tour beings with a scenic drive out to the Old Parliament House. This art deco style building is decorated with beautiful artwork throughout. Then head over to the Battery Gun Historical Site at Nasonini. Designated as a WWII Heritage site, this area was used during WWII to guard safe passage into the Suva Harbor. The guns used at the site, since removed by the government, were the biggest military guns available at that time.

Pass by the University of the South Pacific as you make your way through the scenic town of Nausori. Visit Fiji's first sugar and rice mill, built in 1872 following the collapse of the cotton industry. While in Nausori check out many exotic fruits and vegetables at the local market.

Take a photo of the statue of Fiji statesman and WWI hero Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna in front of the government buildings after a scenic drive through Suva City.

Enjoy a relaxing walk through a myriad of trees at Thurston Gardens. Created on the grounds where the original village of Suva once stood, these gardens contain 20 types of ornamental trees and 17 types of palms. At the Fiji Museum, you can take a break for refreshments and learn about Fiji's maritime past. Be sure to grab a photo of the 13 meter double-hulled canoe!

Book now to guarantee your seat on this popular tour! Discover Fiji's wonderful history and culture on this exciting expedition of Suva.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  11 ReviewsReview This Tour
Highlights of Suva
March 14, 2023
Great guide Emmi, knowledgeable, with a sense of humor, a good safe driver.Good history, Parliament, the first chief who went to England, the culture , Albert Park Pavilion etc. Visited Fiji Museum, walked around the gardens, great insight to the past. Suva Bowling Club, a treat. A man and his wife shared their knowledge. Learnt how to open a coconut, remove husk, how parts of the coconut is useful to make ropes, bowls, palm leaves are used to make baskets, no waste. Drank coconut water, kava, ate coconut, bananas.Learnt about certain leaves and roots, their medicinal uses. Passed historical buildings, learnt of Fijian coup, now the court complex. Stopped at Kanu Lance Seeto cafe, learnt of many movies made in Fiji, the first Robinson Crusoe in 1932. Food lovely, hospitality exceptional. Shopped at Tappoo, the markets, endless fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, flowers, amazing aroma. People were always smiling and welcoming.
Reviewer: Donna Hill
5 Stars
Suva Tour
February 16, 2023
We were pleased we met R2 the guide we had the previuos day. His enthusiasm and knowldge of island life was boundless. He was willing to answer any questions put to him. The tour was made by the Guide and the stories he told, the Museum we visited and many other highlights we seen. Thanks again to R2 - hope we get to visit your island again and get to see you again.
Reviewer: Adrian
5 Stars
Good overview
February 07, 2023
Tour gave us a good overview of the city, although it did miss out the WWII gun which was advertised. Enjoyed the kava ceremony and especially enjoyed where we had lunch, which was included.
Reviewer: Nicky Williams
5 Stars
A tour given by an expert
January 02, 2023
Our guide was Artu. He was great. He told us of the local history and of its way of life. He spoke of being related to all people and the society where respect is normal. We saw the sites, the fish markets and the governmental buildings. We were taken to a bowling club where we learned all about the coconut and kava from experts who showed us how the coconut is used down to the last bit of fiber. It was an amazing demonstration of skill and pride. We were treated to a lunch at an old trading post restaurant. The photos and posters on the wall tell the story of its history in films, but the meals placed before us told the story of welcome guests of today. All along, Artu was with us. He and our bus driver joined us for lunch and entertained us with stories we loved to hear. If you are in the area, find Artu and tell him "Bula" from his friends from our tour. He will teach you what that word means and what it means to the folks you will meet. It's a good thing. Bula.
Reviewer: Professor Don
5 Stars
October 24, 2022
We enjoyed this tour. It was fortunate that we ended up at the Palace for the changing of the guard. Our guide did not explain what our Tea stop involved. Many people ordered plates of food only to find out that out "Tea" stop included a substantial amount of food for free.
Reviewer: Harry Ladewig
4 Stars
Great Day in Suva
April 21, 2020
This excursion met all expectations. It was a small group and we did a really nice overview of the island. Good companions, good guide and a great day. We even managed to miss the rain by perfect timing by our quide.
Reviewer: Karen Wagner
5 Stars