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    December 2, 2019, 10:00:00 – Solar Express Tours –

01 Dec, 2019 To 29 Dec, 2019

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lickrish Food Tours invites you to to eat like a Bajan and learn some great history? along the way on their St. Lawrence Dinner and Cocktail Tour.

Tours are available Thu and Sun, except on Bank Holidays.

Thirsty for a taste of St. Lawrence but don’t know where to start?

St. Lawrence Gap, a 1.3 km stretch of road in the parish of Christ Church, is famous for its fine restaurants, diverse accommodation and lively nightlife. ‘The Gap’, as it is commonly known, is a place where various cultures meet and merge. In other words, The Gap is where it’s at!

Experience this exquisite walking tour through the entertainment district of the south coast.! Enjoy delectable, locally inspired dishes by some of the best chefs on the island, whilst you sip on cocktails prepared by top Barbadian mixologists.

Tour highlights:
– A progressive dinner spread over 6 food and drink stops, including 3 sit-down restaurants, 1 Irish Pub, street cart and dessert stop. All food and drinks included.
– Experience the beauty of St. Lawrence and its energy in the evening as lights reflects off the bay.
– Enjoy delightful foods paired with cocktails and a craft beer tasting all in a festive atmosphere.
– Enhance your stay by knowing where to dine after your tour.?
– Absolutely great value!

Duration: 3 hours

Prices range from Bds $218 / USD $109 and up.

For more information and to Book a tour, visit https://www.lickrishfoodtours.com/ or call (246) 622-1886

01 - 29 Dec

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Oistins, Christ Church

01 Dec, 2019 To 29 Dec, 2019

Free

Oistins is an active fishing town on the south coast and is a hub of activity on weekend nights.

On Friday night particularly, the big thing to do is go to the fish fry in Oistins. The food is the main draw – excellent fish, (tuna, swordfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, flying fish), lobster, chicken etc served in an extremely informal setting. You can get your fish grilled or fried depending on which vendor you choose from. It’s all cooked on the spot in front of you.

A plate of fish (and there’s plenty fish on it) and a beer will cost you about Bds$30.00.

Seating is plentiful, if rustic, and in amongst the diners, the old-timers are playing dominoes.

But there are also art and craft items on sale, including jewellery, pottery, ceramics, leather craft, wood carvings, straw craft, clothing and accessories, and original paintings and prints.

There are two sources of music – one plays mostly back-in-time (Bob Marley, Platters, Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican ska, even old country and western!), the other calypso, including the current Crop Over hits. You can dance if you want or watch the others dance! Some nights there’s a live band.

Food is usually available from about 7:00 pm but if you go early (say 5:45 pm) you can walk on the pier and perhaps see a great sunset. Collect your fish scraps from the vendors in the fish market and feed the turtles.

Frequented by visitors and locals alike, it’s a great place to spend an informal evening. Lots of parents bring their children.

If you go after 8:00, be prepared occasionally for long waits for food.

Dress down!

01 - 31 Dec

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El Tigre Catamaran Sailing Cruises, Bridgetown, Barbados

01 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Take a fun and relaxing catamaran cruise along the west coast of Barbados.

On board a spacious schooner, sail to two or three different snorkeling spots, where you’ll see a shipwreck and swim in the clear Caribbean with sea turtles and colorful fish. While you sail, just relax, sipping a cup of coffee or a glass of juice, rum punch or beer, and enjoy a slice of coconut bread.

Choose between two options — a 3-hour cruise that’s great for families with small children, or a 5-hour cruise that includes lunch.

Hotel pickup and drop-off, a light breakfast snack and unlimited beverages are included.

This tour is available daily.

Prices:
5-Hour Sail (including lunch):
Adults USD $95.00 / Bds $190.00
Children 3-11 y.o. USD $50.00 / Bds $100.00

3-Hour Sail:
Adults USD $75.00 / Bds $150.00
Children 3-11 y.o. USD $40.00 / Bds $80.00

01 - 31 Dec

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El Tigre Catamaran Sailing Cruises, Bridgetown, Barbados

01 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Spend a pleasurable afternoon and early evening on this Sunset and Snorkeling Catamaran Cruise.

Cruise along the Barbados West Coast, stopping to snorkel in the clear Caribbean Sea at two locations, where you’ll swim with fish, turtles and other marine life. Then soak up the warm glow of the sea and sky, and watch the island begin to light up for the night while sipping sparkling wine and nibbling on snacks.

Hotel transportation, canapes and unlimited drinks are included.

This tour is limited to 12 persons.

Duration: 3 hours

This tour is available on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

01 - 31 Dec

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Harrison's Cave., Allen View, Barbados

01 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

8:35 am - 2:35 pm

Enjoy a Harrison’s Cave Tram Tour with a Boat Cruise Snorkel Adventure.

This 3-hour tour allows you to experience Harrison’s Cave, a natural phenomenon unique to the tropical world by electric tram. This specially designed transport takes you down through the underground tunnels to a sight so beautiful, that few can compare.

Next make your way to The Copacabana on Carlisle Bay where you will be welcomed with a drink. Then hop aboard Tranquility Cruises for a 1 hour 30 minute boat cruise to snorkel at a shipwreck and swim with the turtles.

Duration: 6 hours

Prices:
Adults USD $90.00 / Bds $180
Children 3-12 y.o. USD $48.00 / Bds $96
Children under 3 y.o. FREE

This tour is available daily and is a wonderful experience for the entire family.

The tour includes:
Professional guide
Hotel or Port pickup and drop-off
Entrance fees

01 - 31 Dec

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Pelican Village Craft Centre, Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown, Barbados

01 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Pelican Village (“Pelican Crafts Centre”), once a small uninhabited island that once existed off the west coast of Bridgetown and Fontabelle, is now the largest arts and crafts center in the Caribbean with shops and many workshops at which visitors can take a tour and watch the craftsmen creating glass creations, pottery and other fine objects. All the crafts are designed and made by local Barbadians.

Meet your guide at the Bridgetown Port to begin your tour at the Pelican Craft Center. Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Learn about the history of Pelican Island as you stroll across the street to begin an exciting tour at Pelican Craft Center.

Have a go on the pottery wheel at the pottery shop and watch a demonstration on how to make gorgeous crystal pieces that are in the shop Crystal Forms. Visit the Cigar Factory, a must see if you want to learn how local cigars are made. Also don’t forget about Debbie’s Closet which has some fabulous handbags, clothing and much more.

Enjoy a complimentary lunch as you discover the local crafts and souvenirs.

Pickup is offered from hotels that are centrally located to the Bridgetown Port. Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to the tour time. Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Tour Times: 10 am and 11 am.

Prices:
10 am Tour:
Adults USD $38.00 / Bds $76.00
Children 4-11 y.o. USD $28.50 / Bds $57.00
Children 3 y.o. and under FREE

11 am Tour:
Adults USD $40.00 / Bds $80.00
Children 4-11 y.o. USD $30.00 / Bds $60.00
Children 3 y.o. and under FREE

This tour is available Mondays – Saturdays.

The tour includes:
Professional guide
Lunch
Entry/Admission – Pelican Craft Center

*Book by October 31 to save 5% off our previously offered price!

01 - 29 Dec

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Holders House, Holders Hill, St James, Barbados

01 Dec, 2019 To 29 Dec, 2019

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free

Set in the beautiful grounds of Holders House, this market specialises in organic, locally grown produce, food & beverages, arts & craft, health products and more.

The market is alive with the hum of music and the chatter of locals and visitors alike mingling around stalls selling variety of goods.

Breakfast & Lunch options available, as well as an outdoor bar and live entertainment each week.

Admission: FREE

For more information, call 844-1729

01 - 29 Dec

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The Artsplash Centre, Highway 7, Hastings, Bridgetown, Barbados

01 Dec, 2019 To 29 Dec, 2019

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free

This is an arts and food market packed with local vendors.

Home Made!  Home Grown!  Home Created!

Veg, fruit, cakes and coffee, paintings and pottery, sausages, music and books, milk and eggs, pizzas and pastries.

There’s a bar and grill whose specialty is pulled pork!

Bring the children and let them have fun in Arty’s Play Park.

Open Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday from 8 am – 2pm

228-0776.

01 - 31 Dec

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Jolly Roger - Black Pearl Party Cruises, Bridgetown, Barbados

01 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Jolly Roger is a sailing ship that sails up the west coast of Barbados.
It’s famous for its on board parties.

This cruise has everything the catamarans do plus rope swinging, plank walking, a fresh BBQ buffet lunch cooked to order, lots of space and shade, a top deck for sunbathing and a great party after snorkeling.

Lunch includes your choice of BBQ USDA Sirloin steak, grilled tuna, baked chicken along with macaroni pie, vegetable rice, steamed vegetables, tossed salad, coleslaw, corn and garlic bread.

Unlimited drinks are also included and you should try the world famous Jolly Roger Rum Punch to put you in the spirit for the pirate wedding and congaline.

There are 2 swimming stops to see the many fish and sunken ships, feed the turtles and fish.

Available Daily.

Admission:
Locals: Bds $140.00; Overseas $174.00; Children $90.00 (4 to 12 yo).
Price includes transportation to and from your hotel.

Availability varies weekly. For reservations call 826-7245

01 - 31 Dec

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Bridgetown, Barbados

01 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Want to truly explore Barbados? Then this Exotic Barbados Tour is absolutely perfect!

You’ll discover the tranquil west coast of the island, with its turquoise waters and white sand shores. Then explore the ruggedly beautiful north and east coasts where Atlantic waves meet coral cliffs. Spectacular views will delight you as you head inland and down the eastern coastline to historic St. John’s Church.

The tour ends at a 300 year old plantation great house, where you’ll be treated to a guided tour of the amazing property and enjoy a delicious local buffet lunch!

Tour Highlights:

Bridgetown and Its Garrison
Holetown & Speightstown & Oistins
Cherry Tree Hill (rum punch and snack)
Bathsheba
St John’s Church
Animal Flower Cave
Morgan Lewis Windmill
Sunbury Plantation (buffet lunch included)

This 6-7 hour tour is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

01 - 31 Dec

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Hunte's Gardens, Coffee Gully, Barbados

01 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Created by legendary horticulturist Anthony Hunte, Hunte’s Gardens will please even the most keen gardeners and enthusiasts.

They occupy a sink-hole-like gully in the centre of Barbados’ rain forest.

A picturesque and easy-to-walk path offers many surprises.

If you’re lucky, you’ll meet the owner and creator in the gardens or around his extraordinary house – converted from an old stable.

Be sure to have your camera ready.

Admission is Bds $30.00 which includes a tour.
Refreshing drinks, fresh fruit juice and rum punch are on sale.

Take the tour, or simply relax on a bench in the shade with your book.

For more details, call 433-3333

Hunte’s Gardens are open 7 days a week  – ‘including Sundays’ as he once famously quipped in a TV ad!

Tours with Hotel pickup available from USD $85 by clicking on the ‘Book Now’ Button Below.

01 - 31 Dec

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Barbados Wildlife Reserve, Benny Hall, Barbados

01 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This tour takes you to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve at feeding time to see the Barbados Green Monkey, along with deer, peacocks, iguanas and many more animals. The monkeys roam around the surrounding forest throughout the day but make their way to the Reserve at feeding time.

You will also visit some of the most scenic sites on the island, with tour stops at Barclays Park and North Point.

The tour is a particular favourite for families.

Hotel pickup and drop-off, and entrance fees are included.

This tour is available daily.

01 - 31 Dec

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Harrison's Cave., Allen View, Barbados

01 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

10:15 am - 2:15 pm

Step into the amazing underground world of Harrison’s Cave, a true natural wonder!

These limestone caverns are filled with incredible stalactites and stalagmites, streams, waterfalls and emerald pools.

You’ll tour the cave via a comfortable tram, with stops along the way for a closer look at the formations.

This tour is available daily and is a wonderful experience for the entire family.

The tour includes:
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fees

01 - 31 Dec

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Pelican Village, Harbour Rd., Bridgetown, St. Michael

01 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

4:00 pm - 12:00 pm

The Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. (BTMI) is taking Fridays to another level with Festive Fridays.

Come down to the Bridgetown Night Market at Pelican Craft Centre every Friday for this ultimate weekend starter.

Bring out your family and friends and immerse yourself in this fun filled Bajan lime featuring tasty food, cocktails, live entertainment and shopping.

Attractions include:
Breadfruit Bowls
Food & Drink Specials
Cocktail Sampling
Succulent Jerk Pork and other Culinary Treats
Live Entertainment

There will also be a Riddim Route Street Parade at Trevor’s Way from 7pm to 10pm.

Admission: FREE!

01 - 31 Dec

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Barbados

01 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

First visit will be our 17th century NIDHE ISREAL SYNAGOGUE in the heart of Bridgetown; next stop BARBADOS MUSEUM providing great history of our island and its natives of times past.
The GEORGE WASHINGTON HOUSE would be our final stop, where George Washington stayed as his very first travel out of United States of America.
Lunch is served in a small beautiful café on the premises.
Estimated Time of Tour 5 hour
All admittance fees and lunch included:
Requires 4 Persons & Over
Adults $120.00US per person
Children 3-12 $65.00US

 

02 - 30 Dec

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George Washington House, Bridgetown, Barbados

02 Dec, 2019 To 30 Dec, 2019

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

See the very home where a 19-year-old George Washington stayed for 6 weeks in 1751. Also see, walk and learn all about the intriguing and mysterious Garrison Tunnels.

A short distance away is the Military Cemetery, a place of haunting beauty.

Tours available daily.

Call the George Washington House at 228-5461 to ensure that viewing is on as advertised.

Entrance Fee:
House: Adults Bds $20.00 | Children 5-12 y.o. Bds $10
Tunnels: Adults Bds $20.00 | Children 5-12 y.o. Bds $10
Both: Adults Bds $30.00 | Children 5-12 y.o. Bds $15

Residents with ID: Bds $5.00 discount

Dress nicely casual.

Directions
Located at the Garrison off Highway 7. On leaving Bridgetown, drive south along Bay Street and tum inland opposite the Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd. You may also turn in opposite the Drill Hall. Look for our Open House signs

02 - 30 Dec

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Speightstown, Barbados

02 Dec, 2019 To 30 Dec, 2019

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Journey back to the 17th century as you join this walking tour of historic Speightstown on the north-west coast of Barbados.

This guided tour provides audio headsets which narrate the intriguing history and tales of Speightstown. The local guide is happy to answer your questions along the way.

The tour also includes a visit to the Arlington House Museum, located in the centre of this seaside town, and ends with a local beverage at the beachfront Fisherman’s Pub!

02 - 31 Dec

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Pelican Village, Harbour Road, Bridgetown, St Michael

02 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

The Solar Express Tours are innovative and educational tours of the historic City of Bridgetown utilizing Solar-powered Shuttles.

Featured Sites include:
St. Mary’s Church
The Chamberlain Bridge
Parliament Buildings
National Heroes Square

Tours are available Mondays to Fridays, based on bookings.

The Solar Express City Sites and Historic Tours feature a unique experience for the visitor and local alike, as each tour showcases the beautiful architecture and rich antiquity of Barbados’ capital which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With 27 renowned sites highlighted on the tour, from colonial architecture, churches to historic buildings, there is something for everyone.

Starting Time: 10:00 am

Starting Point: Pelican Village

Duration: 2 Hours

Prices:
Adults Bds $70/US $35
Children Bds $30/US$15
Children 5 y.o. and under Free (accompanied by Adult)

Call 228-0162 or email solarexpress@sba.bb to book your tour.

For more information, see attached flyers, or visit https://www.facebook.com/SolarExpressTours/

The Solar Express Tour is an initiative of the Small Business Association of Barbados funded in part by the GEF Small Grants programme of the UNDP, and is aimed at increasing awareness of sustainable transport in Bridgetown.

02 - 30 Dec

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St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway, Barbados

02 Dec, 2019 To 30 Dec, 2019

The St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway is an exciting family attraction now part of St. Nicholas Abbey Great House Plantation and Distillery.

A steam locomotive journey through the plantation fields and mahogany woods culminating with the expansive highland view of the east coast of the island from Cherry Tree Hill.

Tours available every day except Saturday.

There are 4 tours daily begin from 9:30am, with the last tour at 2:30pm.

Tickets:
Adults Bds $62
Children (4-11 y.o.) Bds $32

02 - 31 Dec

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Speightstown, Barbados

02 Dec, 2019 To 31 Dec, 2019

This is a Walking Tour of Barbados’ second largest town – Historic Speightstown.

Step into the past as you walk alongside historic churches, 17th century sugar warehouses and once grand homes of wealthy merchants. Come up close to well preserved Barbadian chattel houses and unique architecture.

Weekday tours start at 10:30 am on Mondays and Fridays, and usually last 1½ hours.

Sunset tours are available on Saturdays and start at 4:00 pm.

Price: Bds $30

Round trip from your hotel/villa available.

For bookings and more information, call 236-0693, or visit https://www.facebook.com/HSEBarbados/