Scenic St. George
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Tour Code: sbd-002
This thoroughly pleasant tour will give you an excellent overview of the highlights of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the neighboring St. David's area. Leaving from the pier, your van will travel along a scenic route past the interesting landmarks of Fort William, Gates, the Old Church ruins, Somers Gardens and Tobacco Bay.
Your first stop will be at the century's old Fort St. Catherine, which houses an outstanding collection of perfect replicas of Britain's dazzling Crown jewels. Traveling on, a brief photo stop will be made at St. David's Lighthouse. From the pristine grounds of this quaint red and white beacon to seafarers, you'll be afforded some beautiful panoramic views over the east end of the island and the South Shore. Leaving here, you'll next drive past historical Carter House. Believed to be the oldest dwelling in St. David's, it was constructed in 1640 by a crew member from the Sea Venture, a ship that was grounded on Bermuda's reefs in 1609.
A final stop will be made at the Bermuda Perfumery, a 17th century Heritage Trust home, with it's fascinating open wooden beam ceilings and old-world architecture. There will be several photo stops on this tour, so don't forget your camera!
As you journey back to the pier, you will once more pass through St. George where additional points of interest will be pointed out to you.
Please note: This tour includes a minimal amount of walking. Wheelchair accommodation is by request only. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.