Historic Basseterre: Begin your tour 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 historical market) with its prominent fountain and impressive centuries-old Catholic Co-Cathedral across the street.
Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden: Discover the newly restored Fairview Great House and 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.
Caribbean Rum Tasting: Discover the stone cobbled courtyard with the old kitchen building housing the original volcanic stone and brick oven, along with the old bathing room housing a large volcanic stone warmed bath. You will be given the opportunity to taste several flavors of Caribbean rum be given the history of where rum came from in the Caribbean, how Caribbean people made their own rum and a short demonstration of rum being distilled.
Botanical Garden & Shop: Take time to wonder in the 2½ 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.
Requirements & Restrictions: For safety reasons, guests with walking difficulties may not participate on this excursion.