Fort Amsterdam: Your certified guide will you show you the highlights of Willemstad, starting with this fort, built in 1635 to guard the entrance to the harbor from enemy ships. The fort is one of many structures that lend a sense of history and atmosphere to the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and currently serves as the seat of government.
Scharloo: Drive through this former residential neighborhood lined with picturesque homes built in the 1800s. A highlight of your Scharloo overview is a stop at the recently renovated Bolo di Bruid, known as the Wedding Cake House, the city’s most photographed building.
Pietermaai Cathedral: The second former synagogue of Curacao is a beautiful and well-maintained monument which serves as a perfect backdrop for pictures.
Queen Emma Bridge & Queen Juliana Bridge: Two of the three bridges in Curacao all bear the name of former Queens of the Netherlands. The Queen Emma Bridge, better known as the pontoon bridge, is also called “The Swinging Old Lady.” The Queen Juliana Bridge is almost 200 ft. high above sea level and 1,663 ft. long. During your trolley ride, you will get a wonderful view on both bridges.
Waterfort Arches: Drive past the Waterfort Arches while your guide tells you about the history. See the Waterfort, one of two forts originally built in 1635, the year after the Dutch West India Company claimed Curacao.
Independent Sightseeing: It is possible to stay in town and walk back to your ship later. If you choose to stay, the distance to walk back to the ship is approximately 1.18-miles, so please allow ample time. Taxi’s may be available but cannot be guaranteed.
Accessibility: Tour is ambulatory accessible; you must be able to take a few steps (up/down) and walk short distances. Collapsible wheelchair can be stored.