This shore excursion is a great way to discover Antiguan history and culture, with a scenic drive that takes you to a private home, a pineapple farm and ends at a beautiful white sand beach. This tour really is a great way to see the Island when in port for just one day. A true West Indian lunch and beverages are included whilst you relax on the private beach.
This can be booked by hotel guests as well, however the meeting point and drop off location are at the cruise pier.
Cruise port meeting point
Non porting guarantee - If your ship does not port for any reason we will refund in full
What's Not Included
ADULT: Age: 2 - 95
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
A voucher will come through 14 days before the tour showing the exact meeting point for the tour.
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Regular temperature checks for staff
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
Join the most popular shore excursion, cruise lovers this this tour steeped deep in history and an amazing West Indian lunch on our private beach. St. John's is the capital and biggest city of Antigua and Barbuda, known for being the commercial center of the nation and the main cruise port of Antigua island. As you head towards St. John's you will be amazed as the white baroque towers of St. John's Cathedral come into view.
You will journey through the unique Antiguan villages and head towards a private home full of history. You will enjoy the tales of this private home and the Artifacts inside from the 16th century of the first settlers who owned the land.
Here you will enjoy stunning panoramic views from the house. Endemic trees and medicinal herbs are grown in the backyard and not only will your guide provide knowledge on the healing powers of these plants, but you will also enjoy a freshly brewed cup of herbal tea.
Admission Ticket Free
From here we head to a local pineapple farm, here you will see the crop in full production. You will see the fruit in all of its stages of growth, and even get to enjoy it later on when you are at the beach, next our adventure contunes to Fryes Estate.
At the estate you will see two of the island's oldest sugar mills, now in ruins and immensely picturesque. We can't let you forget that you're on a Caribbean island and, therefore, your next stop will be a stunning private beachfront.
Here their is something for everyone, from relaxing on a lounge chair in the shade of an umbrella and enjoying the crystal blue waters to jumping in the sea. As you would expect this private beach is full of soft white sand.
Families can enjoy the beach games or water sports activities while building up their hunger ready for a scrumptious West Indian lunch. Our guides make sure we offer a really amazing friendly atmosphere making you feel like a local with our steel band music.
Admission Ticket Free
Beryl H, 16-03-2020
A great day out visiting a white sandy beach where we enjoyed a wholesome meal followed by an hour’s swimming and sunbathing. Also included was a visit to a pineapple plantation. Our guide (Tenisha) and driver (Andrew) kept us very well informed of the history of Antigua and were jolly and amusing.
sehr gute Kombination aus Sehenswürdigkeiten und einheimischen Bräuchen und Geschichte
extrem sympathischer humorvoller Guide
gute Kombination aus Geschichte, Kultur und Sehenswürdigkeiten
evtl. mehr Sehenswürdigkeiten wünschenswert
einheimisches regionales Mittagessen
AC Van Tour of Antigua:HIstory, Private Home Tour, Pineapple Farm & Lunch on the Beach
Booked this tour through Vacations to Go.
Met the Heavenly Tours representative, after going through security and stopping at the Security Booth. They directed us across the street and behind a building. Not easy to find. He should have been hold a sign that could be seen as we walked down the street.
The tour got off to a slow start. The AC van was 20 minutes late, due to the crowded streets near the cruise ship port.
Tour guide Jacque helped by Tashina gave us a history of Antigua as we drove to our 1st stop.
We were graciously invited into Brian & Yvonne McMillen's house, he is Scottish and she is Irish. They are the direct descendants of the original 16th century settlers. Both of them were proud to show you around the house. We talked to Brian and found out that his dad had worked at Kodak & Xerox (Haloid) in Rochester, NY (where we used to live) We were able to walk around and observe all of their multi-generational collections (family photos, mementos from world travels, wood carvings, sea shells, glassware, ceramics, paperweights, scrapbooks and so much more). I'm sure you could go back everyday and see things you did not see before! Jacque served us some hot herbal tea in the garden surrounded by orchids and 2 parrots.
Next we visited for 20 minutes the Cades Bay Agricultural Station to visit a pineapple farm & afterwards we had lunch (BBQ chicken, fresh pineapple, rice, spicy pasta salad and a green salad) with the beach surf as background music. A rum punch was provided and beers were available for purchase.
Then back to the cruise pier.
Antiguan Entertaining Tour
This tour got off to a slow, unorganized start but ended up being fantastic. Our tour guide was FUN. She was knowledgeable and entertaining. We received so much information and stopped at many places for great picture taking. Lunch and beverages were good too.
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