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Cruise ship passengers or guests in local resorts can choose from a menu of local tours and excursions. The variety available ensures that there is something for every one. Take a historical tour of the island or stroll through our charming capital; explore the lush tropical rainforest; hike to the top of Mt. Liamuiga; learn about our birds and flowers; engage in a variety of water sports; swim, snorkel and dive in our pristine waters.
A must for every visitor, this tour will expose you to the eventful history of the island, chosen by both the English and French as the site of their first settlements in the Caribbean. Admire the quaint but picturesque colonial architecture of Basseterre, the capital, and learn about the history of Independence Square and the Circus. Your tour will take you to Bloody Point scene of the final encounter between the Europeans and the Carib Indians, to Old Road, site of the first British settlement, to the Carib Petroglyphs and to Romney Manor with its luxuriant tropical gardens where, nowadays, local girls work at producing the artful batik cloth used for garments or many other decorative purposes.
Highlights of your tour will include:
BRIMSTONE HILL FORTRESS AND NATIONAL PARK
This most impressive and imposing fortress has a correspondingly significant history. Known as the Gibraltar of the West Indies, it protected British interests in this part of the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th centuries. This architectural marvel is a tribute to the skills of British military engineering and African slave labour and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stunning views of the national park and the neighbouring islands can be had from atop the Citadel or anywhere on the parade ground.