Sunbury Plantation, Orchid World & Gun Hill Signal

4.25 hours | Barbados | B G I - 1 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Gun Hill Signal
  • Sunbury Plantation
Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
- Sunbury Plantation House
Painstakingly restored to its former glory, Sunbury Plantation House offers an elegant look at life among the gentry in the 18th century. Step 350 years back in time as you stroll through the beautiful rooms filled with antiques, china, silver, and four-poster beds. Roam the extensively landscaped grounds for more fine authentic examples of life during the rise of the island's sugar barons. Later, enjoy a taste of the island with a lesson in making Bajan rum punch and cod fish cakes.

- Orchid World
Meander along the tranquil paths past a waterfall, a coral grotto, rock gardens, into cool, shady gullies and through hot houses overflowing with 5,000 exotic orchids.

- Gun Hill Signal Station
Built in 1818, this military outpost with magnificent views of the island once served as a lookout for approaching ships. Using semaphore flags and lanterns, soldiers based here could communicate with other signal stations on the island to warn of possible invasions. Beautifully restored and landscaped by the Barbados National Trust, the station now houses a fascinating collection of military memorabilia.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Have your close-up lens ready for the breathtaking array of blooms at Orchid World. From soft, pale pinks to deep rose and magenta to yellow, green and black luster, orchids come in hundreds of shapes and many different sizes. Capture some of the island's best views from the tower of Gun Hill Signal Station.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Miles of softly swaying sugarcane fields, picturesque villages and hilltops covered in lush palms will greet you as you make your way from site to site.

Special Notes:

There are some slight inclines and uneven walkways at Orchid World. Coaches are not permitted to take scooters, wheelchairs or walkers.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour of the Sunbury Plantation House

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
32
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
01:15
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
75
Steps:
17
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Guided tour of Orchid World

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
32
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Guided tour of the Gun Hill Signal Station

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
32
Travel time:
00:05
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
12
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
32
Travel time:
00:20