Starting off from the pier, this comprehensive tour first takes you by coach on a scenic drive through six of Bermuda's nine parishes. While en-route to St. Georges, you'll pass by the impressive Botanical Gardens. This 36-acre park houses a vast array of plants, flowers, herbs and trees, as well as Camden House, a stately Georgian mansion that serves as the official residence of the Premier of Bermuda.
Your picturesque journey continues along the North Shore Road, traveling through the parishes of Devonshire and Smith before crossing over the Flatts Inlet Bridge. This narrow channel where the waters of Harrington Sound and the Atlantic Ocean merge, makes for quite a spectacular sight as the tides rush in and create swirling riptides. On the other side of the bridge lies the charming harbor town of Flatt's Village and from here it's on to St. Georges, your first stop.
The history of Bermuda truly begins in St. Georges, the oldest inhabited town of English origin in the New World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a brief orientation, you'll have some free time to explore historic St. Georges, Bermuda's original capital. As you walk the cobblestone streets of this thoroughly enchanting and quaint Olde Towne, you'll be immersed in four hundred years of culture and history. You may choose to stroll down the quiet alleyways, simply enjoying St. Georges' relaxed ambience and tranquil gardens, or perhaps visit some of the historic buildings and churches. Don't miss St. Peter's Church, which dates back to the 1620s and it is the oldest Anglican church in the Western Hemisphere. Numerous pubs and colorful shops also beckon for your attention and a visit to the Perfumery provides visitors an opportunity to see how flowers are turned into fragrant perfumes.
Re-joining your coach, you'll journey along the North Shore, taking in the beautiful coastal scenery before finally making your way back to Hamilton. A brief stop will be made at John Smith Beach where you'll be given the opportunity to take some photos of the unique pink sand beaches for which Bermuda is famous.
Please note: The coaches do not have storage available for wheelchairs; therefore, this tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Comfortable walking shoes and a light jacket are recommended.