Antigua Island Experience Tour in St. John's

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The most popular tour to discover Antigua history

This multi-stop Island Experience Tour is very popular and with good reason. It's the perfect way to discover the island like no one else. This tour begins in the city of St. John's and swings by country villages like Freeman's Village, All Saints and Liberta.

The tour also stops at some of Antigua's most highly-rated heritage sites including English Harbour, Shirley’s Heights & Nelson’s Dockyard, and sweeps through lush Fig Tree Drive en route to one of the finest white sandy beaches.

There, you can frolic to your heart’s content in the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Antigua Island Experience Tour in St. John's Details

Length: 6.5 Hours

Time:

10:00 am daily

Summary:

Tour includes hotel pick up. Rates are per person and in US Dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Antigua Island Experience Tour in St. John's Description

English Harbour is a singular bit of history, a highlight of the fifteen (15) square miles that make up the Nelson's Dockyard National Park in Antigua. This harbour served as the British Naval Base of the Leeward Islands in the late 18th century. The facility was closed in 1889 and abandoned in the 19th century. Today, it has been completed restored and is now the only working Georgian dockyard in the region.

Shirley Heights is worth the drive just for the amazing view of English Harbour below and its environs; a view made even more magical at sunset. Part of the Nelson's Dockyard National Park, Shirley Heights is a large military complex of extensive ruins spread out over the hills on the east coast of English Harbour. Given Antigua's value as a sugar producer, defense was emphasized. The function of Shirley Heights, therefore, was to protect the naval yard, as well as to serve as a holding area for military units destined for the British colonies in the Leewards Islands. At an elevation of about five hundred feet above sea level, the mentioned view is one of the area's star attractions; no surprise then that it is also one of the most photographed spots in the Caribbean. On Sunday afternoons, the view comes with the appetizing aroma of barbecue, the intoxicating influence of rum punch, the harmonious hum of steelband music and, later still, the enticing energy of live soca.

Nelson's Dockyard, named for famed British admiral, Horatio Nelson, is considered to be one of Antigua's most prized historic possessions. It is not only a great monument to the past but is now a lively focus of activity. In the Dockyard are all the facilities that make it a year-round home for yachts and the floating palaces of the famous.

Fig Tree Drive is the most scenic drive throughout the island, winding through the Shekerley Mountains, reputed to be the refuge of runaway slaves. "Fig" is the local word for bananas in Antigua, and it is from this crop that the area derives its name. This area is in the Southern part of the country, where the Wallings Reservoir and Boggy Peak, the island's highest point, are also located.

Please Note!

~ Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and sensible shoes appropriate for walking

~ Tour Guides are not responsible for anyone who is late and has missed the bus at the scheduled start of the trip.

Tour Includes

~ Transportation to and from tour sites

~ Tour guides

~ Entrance fee to Nelson's Dockyard National Park

Tour includes hotel pick up. Rates are per person and in US Dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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