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Antigua Round Island Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Tour the island of Antigua from one end to the other on this 3.5-hour exploration of all the area’s major landmarks. Join your guide as you check out major Antigua historical sites including English Harbor, Blockhouse Ruins, Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, Shirley Heights and the location for most the island’s yachting and sailing competitions. This overview of Antigua’s top attractions also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel or cruise ship, plus all entrance fees.
  • Visit English Harbour on this Round Island Tour
  • See historical landmarks including Nelson's Dockyard and Shirley Heights
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Gratuities
  • Cocobay Resort Antigua - Adults Only - All Inclusive , Valley Church, Bolans, Saint Mary's 431 Antigua
  • Tamarind Hills , Saint Mary's Antigua
  • COCOS Hotel Antigua , Valley Church Beach, Jolly Harbour Antigua
  • 9:00 AM
    We pick up from ALL hotels. Guests are met at the Lobby of their hotel.
    Explore the history and scenic beauty of Antigua during this quick 3.5-hour round-the-island trip visiting all the island’s top attractions.

    Start with a pickup at 9am from your hotel or cruise ship, continuing to the colonial-era Admiral’s Inn and surrounding area. Then explore the picturesque Copper and Lumber Store, Sailmaker’s Loft and Mystery Pillars and marvel at the collection of elegant yachts visible just offshore in the harbor.

    From there, continue with your guide to the Blockhouse Ruins, straddling an incredible overlook of the Atlantic Ocean, and, on clear days, the island of Monserrat. Finish your excursion with a short stop at Shirley Heights for a panoramic view of Nelson’s Dockyard and Galleon Beach. Then end your tour with a drop-off back at your hotel or cruise ship.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Shirley Heights
    Perched high above English Harbor, the view from Shirley Heights is simply amazing. If offers a breathtaking view of the yachts moored in the harbor below. Named after Governor Thomas Shirley who fortified the harbor in 1781. On a clear day, neighboring islands can be seen from this vantage point.
    Duration: 15 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Nelson's Dockyard
    Nelsons Dockyard, named after Admiral Horatio Nelson, a British naval officer who lived in this Royal Navy Dockyard between 1784 to 1787. Fully restored to its original splendor, the 18th /19th Century buildings of the Dockyard is home to any modern amenities. Trained tour guides on hand to enlighten you on the history of the Dockyard
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Devil's Bridge
    A natural phenomenon formed by thousands of years of erosion as the Atlantic waves crashed against the rocks creating Devils Bridge. This bridge is filled with geysers and blowholes. It is said that many enslaved Africans committed suicide in their final effort to escape the horrors of slavery. A must see while visiting Antigua.
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    • OPERATED BY National Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Antigua Round Island Tour?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Antigua Round Island Tour.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Antigua Round Island Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Antigua Round Island Tour.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Antigua Round Island Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Antigua Round Island Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Antigua Round Island Tour?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Antigua Round Island Tour.

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    star-5
    The round trip was a nice...
    Maike_R
    , Apr 2022
    The round trip was a nice experience. 3.5 hours is a perfectly pleasant time and it is enough to see much of the island. Vernon is such a lovely tour guide. I definitely recommend the tour to others. Many thanks to Vernon!
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    We are elated that you had a nice experience o our Round Island Tour. Will convey your sentiments to Vernon.
    star-5
    Great tour, saw quite a lot.
    Sharman_M
    , Mar 2022
    Learning the history of the island was great. Especially how the slaves used to sing as a way of communicating with each other.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    We are extremely happy that Dale was able to enlighten you with the history of our ancestors and you learned some of the struggles of the slaves in Antigua. Thank you for your review.
    star-5
    Excellent tour with courteous and knowledgeable driver.
    Neil_B
    , Mar 2022
    Visited all the main sights and lots of interesting information from our driver Michael. Spectacular view from Shirley Heights. Nelson’s Dockyard interesting - could perhaps have had more time there.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Thank you for your review on our Island Tour. Will let Michael know that you had a good tour with him.
    star-5
    Super
    Francisco_L
    , Feb 2022
    Nelson’s Dockyard, Guard House lookout and Shirley Heights which was my favorite spot. The tour guid Ciryl(CJ) was awesome. Very knowledgeable and polite
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
    Thank you for your review on the Island Tour. Will let Syril know your sentiments on the tour. His reviews are always very good and one of our best drivers/guide.
    star-5
    Great way to see the island
    Matt_C
    , Feb 2022
    Michael was a great guide. He clearly knows so much about the island but also adapted his commentary after he picked up a few bits I was interested in. Great way to see some of the main sights on the island - particularly Shirley Heights, stunning!
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
    We are pleased that you enjoyed your tour with Michael. Will let him know of your sentiments.
    star-5
    Great morning to get a great overview of Antigua Island
    Ingrid_H
    , Nov 2021
    Collected by Cyril in a modern luxury 4x4. Should have been another couple but they didn't come in the end. Definitely to my benefit. Great host who showed me the most wonderful sights of Antigua and drove me round the Island chatting away as if we were friends. Great price for such a wonderful morning of learning about Antigua history as well as local specialities. Wish I'd taken this trip when I first arrived on the Island as it would have given me more options for further discovery during my stay. Thanks Cyril
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Good day, we are pleased that you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed to tour. Will pass your sentiments on to Syril. We do hope your overall trip was a good one. Regards, Allison
    star-5
    Amazing tour!!
    Alice_L
    , Aug 2021
    We had a great time on our tour - would 100% recommend! We saw all the main sites and learnt a lot about the history of the island
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Thank you for giving us your feedback on the Island Tour. We are happy that you had a great time and also had the opportunity to learn more about our beautiful island.
    star-5
    Good day trip
    Lisa_B
    , Aug 2021
    Easy to book and driver Dale was great tour guide and offered a personable experience. Recommend booking
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Thank you for your feedback on the Island Tour. On behalf of Dale it was certainly a pleasure to showcase our beautiful island to you.
    star-5
    Very Enjoyable historical tour
    Katina_G
    , Jun 2021
    This tour was the highlight of my Antigua trip. I really enjoyed the personable interaction with tour guide Gregory, from National Tours and Services. Devil’s Bridge was a standout for me, since it was really emotional thinking about the African slaves that jumped to their death to escape slavery.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Thank you for choosing our Historical Island Tour and giving us your feedback. On behalf of Gregory it was our pleasure to showcase our beautiful island to you.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Antigua is one of the most gorgeous...
    James S
    , Mar 2018
    Antigua is one of the most gorgeous Caribbean islands we have toured over the years. Our tour guide for the day, Dale, was beyond accommodating. He indulged me in all my 'photo ops'!!!!! As he drove, he described in great detail where we were and what we were seeing. If you want a fantastic day seeing Antigua, Dale will be sure have it.
    star-5
    This was an excellent tour. I was...
    Peter G
    , Jan 2018
    This was an excellent tour. I was the only person on the tour that day. My guide was punctual, friendly and very knowledgable and showed me all the main points of interest on the island, especially Nelsons Dockyard. As a cricket fan I was very pleased to be able to go inside the Sir Viv Richards Stadium. I strongly recommend this tour.
    star-3
    Customer service is outstanding, but...
    Anna D
    , Dec 2017
    Customer service is outstanding, but the tour is mainly driving, not too much to look at in terms of island history. It might be not for everyone.
    star-5
    This tour was amazing. We saw some...
    Esmeralda J
    , Dec 2017
    This tour was amazing. We saw some of the most beautiful areas in Antigua and we had such a knowledgeable guide. Dale was a great guide and if we ever come back to the island he will be our #1 request as a guide. We had VIP treatment the whole time and I would definitely do it again.
    star-3
    Tour wasn't horrible but our tour...
    Jon G
    , Dec 2017
    Tour wasn't horrible but our tour guide was more worried about us stepping off a cliff or falling into the ocean than anything. He was quite portly so everything involved staying right next to the car and making sure we didn't have some kind of accident.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Cyril was a fascinating and...
    Mr Phillip I D
    , Nov 2017
    Cyril was a fascinating and enthusiastic guide and we actually had a more-than-3-hour tour of Antigua. We managed to stay ahead of the cruise-ship crowds and overall we would definitely recommend this tour of an historic and beautiful island.
    star-5
    Michael's punctual arrival at our...
    Allan_M
    , Sep 2017
    Michael's punctual arrival at our hotel with a warm and friendly greeting put us at instant ease. The tour began and we can honestly say it was full of information as well as seeing the most wonderful sights that we just would not have experienced had we not gone on this 4 hour delight. The A/C transport was an added bonus and very comfortable. I would highly recommend the round island tour.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    We were picked up on time by our...
    John D
    , May 2017
    We were picked up on time by our driver, Cyril, in a comfortable mini van. He was able to get us to all the sites around the island before the arrival of the busloads of cruise ship passengers arrived. Nelson's Dockyard and Shirley Heights are definitely worth the visit and we were able to get an individual guide on each since we were there before the buses. Cyril was very knowledgeable about the island and its history, and we toured the entire island. I would recommend is tour to others.
    star-5
    I was Dales only client. Lovely trip...
    George C
    , Mar 2017
    I was Dales only client. Lovely trip round the Island. Dale was a blast, very welcoming. Took me to all the interesting sights and was very knowledgeable.
    star-2
    Be ABSOLUTELY clear about where...
    Michael F
    , Nov 2016
    Be ABSOLUTELY clear about where you're getting picked up we came in on a small cruise ship while two BIG ships moored at the same pier and St. Johns isn't well-equipped to take the crowd that poured into town. Taxi drivers and tour guides swarmed the area trying to get customers, including us. Once we made contact with the tour guide, the tour was interesting and the guide was knowledgeable. Near the end of the tour, we asked to be dropped at a 'good snorkeling beach' and that we'd make arrangements to get back to our ship. He made a call to his 'aunt' and arranged for her to pick us up and get us back. VERY accommodating... The beach he dropped us at was beautiful and had a small open-air restaurant but, snorkeling revealed a flat, grassy bottom with little life, jet ski hazards and not much else. When our ride dropped us at the pier, we were charged another 32 dollars for the ride...NOT what we expected! Do your research and pay a taxi driver 200 dollars to take you where you want to go...
    star-5
    Picked up from resort reception by...
    Rodney H
    , May 2016
    Picked up from resort reception by our driver Lionel - he was fantastic - gave us four and a half hours tour - just the two of us - took us to almost all points of interest on the island and imparted all of the way his extensive local knowledge then delivered us back to reception. Both the tour and Lionel could not be faulted.

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