DISCOVER ST. KITTS TOUR

Your excursion gets off to a start with a driving tour of Basseterre.  Basseterre, founded in 1625, later became the capital of St. Kitts in 1727.  Within the confines of the city lie many landmarks of our undaunted past.  The concentration of its two (2) store buildings are dominated by Georgian Architecture, cut stone work, cobblestone streets, squares, forts and monuments, all gentle reminders of the many cultures that once coexisted our beautiful shores.

 

Tour Duration

Tour Duration: 2 hrs

Highlights

The Treasury Building, erected in 1894, stands majestically as a landmark by which most West Indians identify Basseterre and is now being refurbished into a National Museum. The Berkeley Memorial, located in the Circus, is a water fountain and a Victorian era clock tower, which was erected in 1867 in honour of the Honourable Thomas Berkeley, a legislator and estate owner of the 18th century. The Independence Square is a former slave market and an active area of commerce, politics and social life during the second half of the 18th century.  It is now a beautiful urban garden with a Victorian era water fountain. The Court House was rebuilt in 1997 after its original structure built in 1750 was destroyed by fire on the 1st September 1982.   The St. George’s Anglican Church has been rebuilt four (4) times, in 1831, 1833, 1843, and 1844 due to destruction from floods, fires and hurricanes.  Most impressive is its massive bell tower and steeple. The next stop is at Romney Manor, home of the world famous Caribelle Batik. Visit the demonstration room, where the acclaimed artists illustrate the wax and dye process of batik making. The Romney Manor Estate encompasses eight acres of historical ruins, ancient Carib Indian Rock drawings and a beautiful botanical garden. Timothy Hill Look Out, with its breath taking views of the South Eastern Peninsula and its magnificent virgin landscape, beaches and salt ponds provides a conclusion to the tour.   Look out for the monkeys as they will be looking for you.   All transportation returns directly to the ship after this stop.    

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