Guided tour

The Development of a City – Bridgetown: A Walking Tour

The Development of a City – Bridgetown: A Walking Tour

From US$ 25 per person

Take a unique walking tour to the sites of Bridgetown. This tour gives a sample of the character of Bridgetown with the use of audio equipment and a knowledgeable tour guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the only remaining screw dock of its kind in the world
  • Learn about the rich history of one of oldest Parliament in the Commonwealth as it stands, majestic, across the "bridge"
  • Discover where Rum was born and learn of its amazing birth
  • Hear the stories of the men and women who made Bridgetown so exciting
  • Learn how this intriguing city got its name as you travel through its arch
Full description
On this tour you will be taken on a journey that will include how the city got its name and end when it got its independence 50 years ago.  A picture is first painted of the space now called Independence Square before homage is paid to the unceremonial "burial ground" of the slaves as they landed on the island.  The "Blackwood Screw dock" is the next stop before heading to on of two of the "bridges" in the city. Celebrating achievements such at running water into the city at "the fountain", recognizing the sacrifices of the men of the two world wars at "the Cenotaph" occur before the stately "Parliament Buidlings" are revealed in story. The story of the "birth of rum" is next before the "Jewish ancentors" are recognized.  The commercial activity on the popular "Swan Street" is shared as the "oldest street" in Bridgetown in explored. This is followed by the "oldest church" and the "Town Hall".  The magnificent "Mutual Building" waits patiently to share all her stories then attention is turned to another "street of commercial significance" before the spirit of the wharf and "the Spirit Bond" shares her story.  A stroll along the boardwalk takes you back to the start where the story of "Independence "is told to end an exciting tour.   
Includes
  • Audio equipment use
  • Light snack (includes nut products)
  • Transportation to and from the assembly point
  • Entrance fees (not applicable for this tour)
  • Gratuity for the tour guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Errol Barrow Statue, Independence Square, Bridgetown, St Michael

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • This tour maybe affected as a result of inclement weather
  • Rescheduling will be done where possible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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May 19, 2022

Very interesting historical walking tour. The guide turned up with a goodie bag: headphones, water & nuts. Very welcome for the warm weather. She was very informative, and with the headsets we were able to stand in the shade whilst listening to the guide.

April 6, 2022

Evan was our amazing guide in Bridgetown. He was thorough snd very knowledgeable while walking through this capital city. I highly recommend this tour to get the history, architecture and folklore of Bridgetown snd Barbados. Thank you Evan!

April 4, 2022

Product ID: 85632