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From Basseterre: Half-Day Nevis Island Tour

1. From Basseterre: Half-Day Nevis Island Tour

After pick-up from selected hotels in Basseterre, your tour of Nevis will begin with a 45-minute ferry tour around the island. Once back on land, your guide will take you to the Old Bath House, famous for its thermal spring bath. Next, you will visit historic attractions and museums such as the Museum of Nevis. Learn about the history of Nevis and the life of Alexander Hamilton, who was born on the island. You will also see St John's Anglican Church, built in 1830, where Lord Horatio Nelson and Fanny Nisbet were married. Explore more of the history of Nevis as you discover the sites of old plantations which are now resorts. Then discover the natural beauty of the island. Nevis features a 985-meter extinct volcano, surrounded by tropical rain forest and sandy beaches. Your guide will take you to the Botanical Gardens, where you will see the beautifully landscaped gardens, fountains, rain forest conservatory and Mayan-style sculptures. Finally, have lunch (at your own expense) and do a little shopping before taking the ferry back to St Kitts.

Nevis: Guided Plantations Tour

2. Nevis: Guided Plantations Tour

Explore Nevis's captivating mix of plantation experiences on a guided tour from Charlestown. Visit Golden Rock Plantation, Hermitage Plantation, and the ruins of Hamilton Estate, and hear tales ranging from love to heartache and neglect. Begin with pickup in Charlestown, then drive in an air-conditioned van to Golden Rock Plantation, a historic property that dates back to the 1800s. There, take a stroll through the landscaped gardens, and admire over 50 species of palm trees and a wealth of flowering plants from across the globe. Next, visit Hermitage Plantation, which is built around the oldest wooden house in the Caribbean (circa 1670). Marvel at the architecture and antique interiors that personify traditional West Indian living; it’s here that you’ll find a true taste of the Caribbean. Lastly, head to Hamilton Estate, one of the island’s best-preserved ruins. Explore the vast mill stones of this 18th-century plantation that now lie shrouded in the undergrowth just outside the capital Charlestown. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

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