Rum also known as "rumbullion and kill devil" was invented in Barbados. Therefore Barbados is known as the birthplace of Rum.
On this tour we will share with you the story of rum visiting St. Nicholas Abbey a plantation house built in the 17th century.
St Nicholas Abbey is located in Saint Peter, Barbados, and is a plantation house, museum and rum distillery.Colonel Benjamin Berringer built the house in 1658. This house is one of only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere. It's similar to the English Jacobean-era manor houses of the first half of the seventeenth century, the period between the Tudor and Georgian styles, beginning in the reign of James I. This attraction is a favourite of visitors and locals and has its very own award winning rum distillery and and its very own steam engine train. You will tour the plantation house, the gardens, rum distillery and take a ride on the heritage railway a restored old steam engine.
After a morning of discovery we will stop for lunch. Enjoy a local lunch on your tour. Dishes such a Fried fish, baked chicken, beef strew, pease and read, macaroni and cheese pie, and salads.
After lunch, there will be a brief stop in the scenic costal settlement of Bathsheba before making our way to the Mount Gay visitor centre, where you will learn the history of rum and be taken through a fun-filled tasting session conducted by the Mount Gay Rum Tour guides who will guide you and your taste buds through the signature flavours, aromas and subtle nuances of the various rums the produce.
Bathsheba Beach, which sits on Barbados' east coast, is a photographer's and surfer's paradise. For photographers, Bathsheba offers dramatic rock formations. And for surfers, there's the beach's famous Soup Bowl, where top-notch waves can be found. Named after the area's foamy water, the Soup Bowl is so well-known that international surfing competitions are regularly held here. Do not, however, plan on swimming at Bathsheba. Because of the region's rough waters and rock formations, it is not safe to swim there.
Visiting Mount Gay Visitor Center we will learn about the production and history of Barbados' famous Mount Gay rum. On the signature tour, delve into the spirit's history and importance to the island nation; complimentary rum punch and five rum tastings are included.
Arrival Instructions / What to Bring:
- Guests will be picked up in front of their accommodation.
- Please call the service provider about a precise pick-up time before you leave for your holiday
- Tip or gratuity
- Fuel Surcharge of between US$1.50 and US$5.00 per person payable on the day of tour in cash to the guide.
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