This comprehensive full-day tour provides the perfect opportunity to experience Grenada's most notable sights.
Your day begins at the pier where you will set off in your coach for Fort Frederick. The construction of the fort began by the French in 1779 and completed by the British in 1783. A chain of forts (Fort Matthew, Fort Lucas, and Fort Adolphus) adjoining Fort Frederick are said to be connected by a network of underground tunnels. Large underground cisterns which held water for Her Majesty's troops are still in use today. The Fort's ideal location situated on a ridge that rises 800 feet above sea level, offers visitors superb panoramic views of the horseshoe shaped harbor, Fort George, picturesque St. George's and Richmond Hill Prisons.
From Fort Frederick, your tour continues up hill, passing through the villages of Tempe, Beaulieu and Snug Corner to Grand Etang. Marvel at the magnificent hanging carpets of green mountain ferns while en route to Grand Etang, located in the central part of the island. This cobalt blue, lake which exists in the crater of an extinct volcano, is situated a breathtaking 1,900 feet above sea level. During your visit, you will have time to for a refreshing drink at the Park's Visitors' Center.
Your journey next travels to the River Antoine Estate, where you will view the oldest functioning water wheel in the Western hemisphere and experience the age old rum making process. At the end of your guided tour, you will be treated to a sample of their rum.
Next comes a true Grenadian moment, the experience of relaxing and dining at the unique and impressive Belmont Estate. The Estate is one of the oldest functioning plantations in Grenada and dates back to the 1700s. During your visit, you will have a guided tour of the Coca Fermentary and the Estate's museum. Following your guided tour, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Estate before it's time to re-join your coach for the afternoon segment of your tour.
Making your way toward Victoria, you will pass through town of Sauteurs and see the Carib's Leap, a prominent point of historical interest which your guide will point out, as well as pass through the villages of Chantimele and Union. From Victoria, you will proceed to the town of Gouyave, which is the island's largest fishing village and is also described as the town that never sleeps. At Gouyave, a visit will be made at the Dougaldston Spice Estate - a historical monument of Grenada's past. Your return route has you traveling through Grand Roy and Marigot before reaching Concord, the site of your final stop at the Concord Water Falls.
Everything good must come to an end, and as you draw near to the St. George's port, you will pass through the villages of Brizan and Beauseaur - one of the bays the United States frogmen landed on during the military intervention led by the U.S. forces on October 25, 1983, and then Happy Hill and Grand Mal.
Please note: This tour involves approximately 3 1/2 hours of moderate walking/standing. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Lightweight clothing, flat, comfortable walking shoes, sun cap, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellant are suggested. No one under 18 years of age is permitted to consume alcohol.