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Barbados Shore Excursion: Island Highlights Half-Day Tour provided by Glory Tours

Barbados Shore Excursion: Island Highlights Half-Day Tour

Barbados Shore Excursion: Island Highlights Half-Day Tour
4.5
Book in advance
from AU$83.12 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
When your cruise ship docks at Bridgetown's port, make your way to the port gates and meet your guide at 9:35am. Climb into a comfortable tour vehicle and set out for a 4-hour tour of the island.  Head to Cherry Tree Hill, where you can take in view of the East Coast and snap some photos before continuing over to Morgan Lewis Windmill. Travel down to the coastline and journey through Cattlewash, making a stop in Bathsheba.  Learn about the history of one of the island's oldest places of worship, St. Jon's Church, set on a cliff with ocean views. Continue through St. George, past the Gun Hill signal station and on past the great white lion.  In the Garrison Historic area, learn about the British occupation in the West Indies and the formation of Barbados as an independent nation in 1966. At the conclusion of your tour, choose to return directly to the cruise port or be dropped off at Copacabana Beach or the Bridgetown shopping district.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3743P33
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Port pickup and drop-off • Local guide • Bottled water • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks • Return transportation (if you choose to be dropped off in Bridgetown or Copacabana Beach) • Entry/Admission - Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please be on time for your tour. For Cruise Port Pick ups please take note of the following information When you disembark the cruise ship you will make your way through the cruise terminal. Please follow the green line on the ground to the general exit. At the general exit you will make a left turn making your way to the departure area for all tours. Please go to gate one which is the first gate on your right to meet your tour guide. Pick up time is 9:00am
Ports:
Bridgetown
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Port pickup and drop-off • Local guide • Bottled water • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks • Return transportation (if you choose to be dropped off in Bridgetown or Copacabana Beach) • Entry/Admission - Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please be on time for your tour. For Cruise Port Pick ups please take note of the following information When you disembark the cruise ship you will make your way through the cruise terminal. Please follow the green line on the ground to the general exit. At the general exit you will make a left turn making your way to the departure area for all tours. Please go to gate one which is the first gate on your right to meet your tour guide. Pick up time is 9:00am
Ports:
Bridgetown
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infant meals not included
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Stroller accessible
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Port of Bridgetown
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Cherry Tree Hill Reserve
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Bathsheba Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    St. John's Parish Church
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Gun Hill Signal Station
  • 6
    Barbados Garrison
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
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Wendy S
10 contributions
Wonderful day out
Mar. 2020 • Friends
We had an amazing day out! Thank you so much to our guide, I’m so sorry I didn’t write your name down, hopefully you will know who you are! I loved the mushroom rocks!
Written 14 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

343BruceC
Warrendale, PA37 contributions
Perfect tour, Lisa was great guide
Though we had been to Barbados once before, we learned much during the tour. Fantastic scenic stops and great narration by Lisa, our congenial driver/ guide.

This was the perfect length tour. We opted for being dropped off at the beach. Tour company is well organized.
Written 7 March 2020
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Lets_Cruise_13
Ottawa, Canada1,216 contributions
Coast to Coast Scenic Drive with Fabulous Views
Jan. 2020
On Tuesday January 28th, 2020, from Bridgetown, Barbados, my wife and I took an NCL shore excursion BGIL0712, namely Coast to Coast Scenic Drive for a duration of 3 ½ to 4 hours. We left our ship the NCL Bliss in the late morning to meet around 11:45 am at the Harbour Cruise Pier where we waited for our coach.

We started with a scenic drive out of the Capital Bridgetown with some photo of historic landmarks, such National Heroes Square, and the Parliament Buildings; then driving north east on Princess Alice Highway heading towards the rugged eastern part of the Island, passing through plantations and sugar cane fields. We stopped at St. John’s Parish Church near Quintyne and took photos of the church, the very old cemetery in the back, and where we saw magnificent views of the island coastline. In Tent Bay we had a longer break at the Atlantis Historic Inn, to take in the fabulous views of the beach which are to die for. The Hotel’s restaurant is well known for its famous Barbadian Buffet Lunch and uses only the freshest local ingredients. During that stop, the Inn staff served us a complimentary tropical rum punch or fruit beverage.

Further down the road, at Bathsheba Park we stopped in another lovely and quite popular spot, Dina’s Bar and Café for more photo opportunities of the beach area. Here the Barbadian coastline is breathtakingly beautiful; we did appreciate stretches of spectacular beaches, palm trees, and striking rock formations (i.e., eroded coral boulders) that come from ancient coral reef, all of this magnificent scenery with the Atlantic Ocean as the background.

During the ride back to the ship we went through Holetown, where the last portion of the the west coast we saw many small villages and five-star hotels and many celebrity villas. Back in the capital, we stopped at the outlets at the Harbour Cruise Pier for shopping. We had a good time in an air-conditioned coach and would rate this excursion as five stars.
Written 4 March 2020
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Andrew W
Whitley Bay, UK14 contributions
Thanks Corey
Feb. 2020
Thoroughly enjoyable day, saw major highlights of the island, with
excellent and entertaining commentary from Corey, who gave us a test at the end. Bathsheba my personal highlight. Helpful to be dropp d off in Bridgetown rather than back at cruise port. To be recommended.
Written 18 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Charlene F
Atlanta, GA47 contributions
Best Tour of our entire Vacation!
Jan. 2020
The Bajan Paradise Sightseeing and Beach Tour was the highlight of our trip. Roger, our tour guide made it so awesome by sharing his expansive knowledge of the island as we drove by each beautiful site. He pointed out so many interesting facts, including the oldest Rum Shop, John Moore Bar. We were also taken to some of the most beautiful places we have ever seen: Cherry Tree Hill, Bathsheba Bay, and Carlisle Bay Beach. With each stop Roger took such great care of us to ensure our expectations were met and we had a great time on the tour. He also took special care of me since I walk with a cane, and he helped me each time I needed in or out of the van at each stop. There were only 9 people on our tour so we really had a personalized experience. Roger made sure we were taken care of at the Copacabana Club on Calisle Bay Beach. We were given free Rum Punch drinks and a lounge chair / umbrella combo. (hardly used the chair) The water at Carlisle Bay Beach was so amazing it was like being in a screen saver. Crystal clear water and baby powder fine white sand beach. Truly beautiful. Roger came back to pick us up and drove us back to the cruise port terminal. He ensured our safety as well as trip satisfaction the entire day. Excellent customer service and an unforgettably beautiful experience. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jim N
Austin, TX82 contributions
Webster made the tour great
Jan. 2020 • Family
This half day tour of Barbados is primarily a driving tour around all the parishes. The tour driver makes the tour and Webster’s knowledge of the island and sense of humor made for a great excursion. Webster is very articulate, easy to understand and a great philosophy on life. The 12 person tour in an air conditioned van stopped at great viewing spots and historical sites with plenty of bathroom breaks. My only suggestion to make the tour better would be to provide water or beverages and to drop passengers off at the beach or shopping rather than just back to the cruise ship. Highly recommend the tour. Your Texas starfish friends.
Written 12 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JASTTravel
Toronto, Canada116 contributions
Bajan Highlights
Dec. 2019
This half-day tour will take you to panoramic Cherry Tree Hill, the Morgan Lewis Windmill, the stunning Bathsheba beach, and St. John’s Anglican church. We had a terrific tour guide and driver Corey, sharing his knowledge of the island’s history and happy to answer any questions. We were very comfortable in the air-conditioned shuttle van with our group of 10. We would highly recommend this tour if you are interested in learning the island’s history and visiting these beautiful sights.
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AJH
25 contributions
Brilliant tour guide
Dec. 2019
Great to see some of the island, all though to be honest more driving than sights to see, although some of the views were stunning. Charles however was the stand out attraction - a font of knowledge and a great rapport with his guests, v enjoyable and a great beach spot on Carlisle Bay to finish with.
Written 14 December 2019
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Thank you for your kind review. I will pass on your remarks to Charles whom I am very sure will truly appreciate them. 😊 Happy travels to you 😊😊
Written 17 December 2019
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Sergio O
1 contribution
Half day island highlights in Barbados
May 2019 • Couples
My wife and I really enjoyed this half day tour of the island driven around by a very polite and knowledgeable tour guide by the name of Calvin Bryan. Calvin answered all our questions and made sure to provide ample opportunity for photo-taking at various spots. Thanks to Calvin and Glory Tours we certainly know more about Barbados now than when we arrived.
Written 5 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

snirpy
Montreal, Canada104 contributions
Great tour
Mar. 2019 • Solo
This was a great way to see the island. Our guide was Lisa who was very friendly, funny and patient! She was a great driver as well as guide. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for an overview of the island and it's history.
Written 13 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Wonderful Day Exploring Barbados
We took a private tour similar to the "Beautiful Barbados" tour GloryTours offers on their website, and were very s
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Boat Cancelled No Refund
The excursion picked us up from the cruise terminal and drove us to the beach. Once we got to the beach we were tol
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Barbados and All Its Glory
We looked at a bunch of different island tour options, but Glory Tours stood out to us for how they made an effort
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CAVES & MONKEYS & BEACHES, OH MY!
We had good experience with Glory Tours; however at the very beginning there was a confusion as our tour was mislab
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Glyne for the Win
We had an amazing experience and wonderful journey, Huge Thanks to Glyne our tour guide, He knew everything about t
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Best on the island
Glyne came and picked us up from our hotel and our great experience started there. What a lovely, knowledgeable man
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First stop on our cruise.
We arrived February 18th in Barbados 8am was our disembarkation time, ships captain is on the ships intercom tellin
akass9
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Well organized operation to a beautiful beach
It was easy to find the kiosk when we arrived in the cruise terminal. The staff were professional and courteous all
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Highlight of my travels
My favourite part of trip hard to pick. As a nature photographer there is so much to see. I would have to say the
rossw870
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Fascinating tour with amazing tour guide
We were lucky enough to book our tour to the wildlife reserve just before the COVID19 lockdown and were astonished
Gord S
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Harrison's Cave Tour......
We had the pleasure of having Charles as our driver to and from Harrison's Caves on March 11, 2020. The cave tour
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Bajajn Highlights
Chose this tour as it was only 4 hours and didn't want to be out all day. Had the most wonderfully knowledgeable d
willabbe
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Excellent way to see part of the island as well as learn some history
We were very happy with this tour. This was a great way to see a good part of the island while learning some histo
767janeg
767janeg
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Great trip
Enjoyed everything about the trip. We were collected from our hotel by Webster a very entertaining taxi driver who
fionaet88
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Just Bim tour
This is a great tour , I really enjoyed it . The only issue I had that I was solo and they seat me alone for lunch
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