SKB-170 | St. Kitts, St. Kitts & Nevis | See Special Notes
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Step aboard the "Last Railway in the West Indies" for an unsurpassed opportunity to experience the scenery and culture of this unspoiled country. The "Island Series" railcars of the St. Kitts Scenic Railway are unlike any other railcars anywhere in the world.
They are double-decked, with an upper open-air observation platform that puts you high above the top of the sugar cane and island vegetation for unobstructed 360 degree viewing. The lower air-conditioned "parlor" features huge six-foot vaulted windows, the colorful artwork of local artists and charming rattan furnishings.
Complimentary drinks (rum punch, frozen daiquiris, soft drinks, fruit juices, and bottled water) are served throughout the trip while you enjoy colorful narration. Leaving Needsmust Station, the train is soon surrounded by fields of sugar cane. The railway skirts the volcanic slopes of Mt. Liamuiga, crosses numerous tall steel girder bridges, provides glimpses of black sand beaches and crumbling plantations, and offers up sweeping vistas of the nearby islands of Nevis, St. Barths, St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius.
Images of village life offer local color. As the train passes Mansion Village, cliffside piggeries and fields of pineapples come into view. At Saddlers Village you'll pass within inches of papaya, guava, and banana trees, while backyards flutter with billowing laundry. All along the route laborers and farmers stop in their work, and school children run out of classes to greet you with smiles and waves as the train goes by.
At La Valle Station, you'll disembark the train and transfer to sightseeing buses to complete your circle tour on the Island Main Road. The route passes under the silent guns of Brimstone Hill Fortress, and through a dozen small villages and towns that dot the Caribbean Sea side of St. Kitts before returning back to the city of Basseterre and the cruise ship port.