Indulge yourself in the magnificent colonial history of Antigua. On this historical excursion you will learn about Antigua's strategic location and excellent natural harbors. Antigua served as the naval base for the British Royal Navy in the Caribbean long ago. Begin your journey of discovery 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 photo stop will be at the Block House. Standing 400 feet atop sheer cliffs, this overlooks the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Move on to Shirley Heights Lookout, the most southerly point in Antigua, this was the principal fortification of the British fleet stationed at English Harbor. Make your final stop at Nelson's Dockyard, named after Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson and built in 1725 to provide a base squadron of ships patrolling the West Indies maintaining England's sea power. This is one of the biggest attractions of the eastern Caribbean, being the world's last remaining Georgian naval dockyard still in use today. Be provided a short walking tour to explore the Admiral's Inn, museum, mystery pillars, bakery and admire the sleek yachts tied to the old stone quay side. A complimentary beverage will be offered at an 18th century Inn.
This itinerary may operate in reverse.