St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
Best of Antigua
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3½ hours
Immerse yourself in the magnificent colonial history of Antigua. Due to its strategic location and natural harbors, Antigua was the ideal setting for the British Fleet in the Caribbean during most of the 17th and 18th centuries.
This historical and scenic island tour provides you with the opportunity 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 motor coach and pass the remnants of old sugar mills set in the green rolling hills.
Your first stop will be at the Dows Hill multimedia center for a sound and light show in air-conditioned comfort. Your second photo stop will be at the Block House, an ancient fort standing 400 feet above sea level, watching over the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Moving on to 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 fantastic 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.