Your tour begins with a narrated drive around historic Basseterre, one the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean. You will view Victorian and Georgian style architecture, important monuments such as the Berkeley Memorial Clock Tower, Independence Square (once a former slave market) with its prominent fountain and impressive centuries-old Catholic Co-Cathedral across the street. Your tour then brings you to the newly restored Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden. Here you will enjoy a guided tour around the Great House, which is believed to have been originally built in 1701 by the French.This Great House has had many owners and inhabitants over the years, each leaving their mark and contributing to the unique history of the property.
Hear stories of when the Irish settled on St. Kitts and the rum legacies they left with us and how and where rum drinking has evolved on the island. After your rum tasting experience, take time to wonder in the 2 ½ acre Botanical Garden. Don’t forget to browse inside the gift shop and pick up some keepsakes that will remind you of this unique experience for years to come. Tour cannot accommodate wheel chairs and it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.