St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
Immerse yourself in the colonial history of Antigua -- the ideal setting for the British Fleet in the Caribbean during most of the 17th and 18th centuries.
This historical and scenic island tour allows you to check out the intriguing colonial architecture, stunning views and vibrant Caribbean-style elegance of the island. Your journey of discovery begins as you travel aboard an air-conditioned motorcoach and pass the remnants of old sugar mills set in the green rolling hills.
At the Dows Hill multimedia center, watch a sound-and-light show in air-conditioned comfort. Don't miss the Block House -- an ancient fort standing 400 feet above sea level, watching over the mighty Atlantic Ocean. From the Shirley Heights Lookout, you'll experience the most breathtaking view on the island overlooking English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard. On a clear day, you can see the volcanic island of Montserrat.
Your final stop and the highlight of your day will be Nelson's Dockyard. Made famous by Lord Horatio Nelson, this great shipyard is the only remaining Georgian naval base still in operation. Now restored as a colonial village, it is a treasure trove for the discoverer in you.
A short walking tour of the area is included, along with refreshments at an 18th-century inn.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.