Antigua VIP Tours - Private Platinum Tour


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From $170.00

52 reviews   (4.96)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: antigua, antigua

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Prefer to tour alone?  Then this should be your choice.  Experience Antigua privacy and comfort in 6 hours and enjoy beach views, get a glimpse into our history and culture and enjoy local rum and our national fruit, the black pineapple. A stop for an opportunity to swim or snorkel or just bury your feet in the powder white sand is also included. Be sure to bring your swim wear and your camera to capture the unforgettable moments.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Beverages/Water

Entrance fees to all sights

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Lunch

Private transportation

Professional local guide

What's Not Included

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has also put in place protocols, which must be adhered to by all service providers. A certification process had to be completed for us to be approved to offer services. The safety of our clients and staff is of paramo
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Nelson's Dockyard
Nelson’s Dockyard is the largest of Antigua’s National Parks and is still used today as a working dockyard for numerous yachts and ships. The restored eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings of the Dockyard are presently home to shops, hotels and marina businesses. Outside the dockyard, historic forts dot the landscape of the park accessible by hiking trails which allow visitors to enjoy the park’s scenic and natural beauty. There is endless opportunity to capture the beauty of the parks. With many glorious boats in the dockyard, the beautiful harbour, the historic sites and the unforgettable views will leave you in awww.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Betty's Hope
Betty’s Hope was a sugarcane plantation in Antigua. It was established in 1650, shortly after the island had become an English colony, and flourished as a successful agricultural industrial enterprise during the centuries of slavery. It was the first large-scale sugar plantation to operate in Antigua and belonged to the Codrington family from 1674 until 1944. Christopher Codrington, later Captain General of the Leeward Islands, acquired the property in 1674 and named it Betty’s Hope, after his daughter.
Betty's Hope is no longer operational as a plantation. However, the structures which consist of the twin windmills, the Cistern Complex have been restored in serviceable condition, the Great House (Buff or Estate House) in ruins, the Boiling House where sixteen copper hoppers which were used to boil cane juice to produce crystalline sugar, and the Still House, a distillery was used for manufacturing rum. A visitor center has been created by converting a former cotton house storeroom into a museum. This includes various aspects of the plantation's history and shows early estate plans, pictures and maps, artifacts and a model of the central site to giving an overview of the of "Betty's Hope". A interesting peak into Antigua’s history.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Devil's Bridge
Devil's Bridge is a natural arch carved by the sea from soft and hard limestone ledges of the Antigua formation, a geological division of the flat north-eastern part of Antigua. A bridge was created when a soft part of the limestone eroded away by action of Atlantic breakers over countless centuries. During calm days, you can enjoy a walk on the rocks that form the bridge and on days when the water is shooting up, enjoy the sea sprays. Devil’s Bridge is quite an experience.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Long Bay
Long Bay on the east coast offers fine white sand and crystal blue waters, making it a great place for snorkeling or just relaxing in the sun. You'll find coral reefs in water so shallow that you can actually walk out to them. Along the beach are Long Bay Hotel and Pineapple Beach Resort.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Valley Church Beach
Valley church beach is a popular destination for many. It has lovely water and good facilities. The beach has quite grainy sand, which is very soft. One of Antigua’s 365 pristine white sand beaches, located in the Jolly Harbour area. Swim, snorkel, relax or just bury your feet in the powder like sand and enjoy the views.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre
Dow’s Hill has an interpretation centre offers a knowledgeable 15 minute video presentation on the history, culture and heritage of Antigua and Barbuda. It takes you back to a time that have made Antigua what it is today. It offers a fascinating insight into the Antiguan way of life and if you are looking for an introduction to Antigua, we strongly recommend visiting Dow’s Hill for a relaxed and informative start to your visit on the island. Café and gift shop on site.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Shirley Heights
Drive up to Shirley Heights and stroll around the old military fortifications. The buildings have been adapted to function as a restaurant and bar. A spectacular view over English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour greets you, showing a scene that is often used as the iconic image of Antigua. A visit to Shirley Heights is considered one of the must do events in Antigua.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Blockhouse
High above English Harbour in Nelson’s Dockyard National Park sits the Blockhouse, a brick ruin. On a perch overlooking the southeastern coast of Antigua, the circa-1787 site encompasses an officer’s quarters and those of servants, as well as stables. An ammunition-storage space, a catchment and a cistern have been restored in recent years. A great piece of Antigua’s history.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Great day touring Antigua
Andrew S, 22-09-2022
Had a great day exploring the key sights of the island. We went from the dockyard, to the forts, to viewpoints, to old sugar plantations, to a nice local restaurant and on to some of the more rigid coastal areas. This really gives you an appreciation of what Antigua is about. Our guide was hugely informative and was a lot of fun to spend the day with! Whilst we saw many of the famous 365 beaches we didn’t really spend any time there which I was appreciative of as we were able to do that by ourselves on other days. All in all a very good way to spend the day!
A Perfect Day!
Susan S, 08-09-2022
Our guide, Shawn, was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and happy to tell us about his homeland. He accommodated our requests to personalize our tour. He was so friendly and made our day very fun. I highly recommend this private tour!
Wonderful insights information.
Josee_G, 15-08-2022
We had a great time with Sean showing us the tourist highlights of Antigua and meanwhile his experiences with the social policy of the country. Sean was really a good source for all kind of information on Antigua, past an present.
Definitely felt like a VIP!
Patrick_J, 02-08-2022
The shear number of local things we got to experience with this tour was astronomical! One of our favorite parts was lunch at a local restaurant. The guide (Emmanuel) was great, extremely knowledgeable, added several of his own personal touches which absolutely made the tour for us. He was also extremely patient with our young children, including them in every stop we made. This was absolutely our best tour on the entire cruise and the only place we would like to return and visit again. Definitely would recommend to everyone!
A 5 Star tour of Antigua!!
jlhutt64, 06-04-2022
We had a great time, our guide was both friendly and knowledgeable. The vehicle we had was comfortable and air conditioned. We saw all the major sites and were able to stop and walk around and take pictures even stopping on the sides of the road to take in the beautiful scenery of Antigua. We stopped for lunch at a local restaurant and had an authentic meal of curried goat and roti. After we continued the tour of one beautiful place to another winding back at our ship. What a great experience we had!!!




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