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St George's

The settlement of Bermuda began in what is now the town of St. George's when the Sea Venture-flagship of an English fleet carrying supplies to Jamestown, Virginia-was wrecked on Bermuda's treacherous reefs in 1609. Today, nearly 400 years later, no visit to the island would be complete without a stop in this picturesque and remarkably preserved example of an early New World outpost. Although St. George's is a living community-not a living-history museum-it retains the patina of authenticity. In fact, in 2000 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. View more

That designation puts it on a par with spots like the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal in India. But don't expect awe-inspiring edifices here. On the contrary, St. George's chief charm lies in tiny walled cottages, simple colonial churches, and labyrinthine alleys that beg to be explored.

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Excursions depuis St George's

St. George's Walking Tour

Experience the scenic beauty and sights of St. George's Town on-foot during an invigorating walking tour through this UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Depart the pier on-foot with Bermuda's former Town Crier, E. Michael Jones, for a walking tour of the 17th-century town of St. George. Stroll along narrow roads, alleyways and streets once roamed by rogues and rumrunners, pirates and privateers, blockade-runners and the local gentry. En route, learn about the town's early history, current heritage plans and local folklore, and see samples of indigenous flora and fauna.


During your walking tour, a visit is made to Stuart Hall, an 18th-century National Trust home with open wooden beams. Next, proceed to the new home of the Bermuda Perfumery before visiting St. Peter's, the oldest Anglican Church in the New World. The former Mayor of St. George's, one of only a few people certified to conduct historic tours of this ancient town, narrates your tour.


At the conclusion of your walking tour, you may opt to return directly to the ship or remain in town for additional exploration or sightseeing at your leisure.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for 0.5 miles (0.8 miles) over cobblestone streets, with stairs to negotiate. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and closed-toe walking shoes, and bring a light jacket, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.

Scenic Sight & Sail

Experience a fun and relaxing adventure during this scenic sailing excursion along the beautiful north shore of Bermuda.


Depart the pier aboard a 41-foot (12.5-metre) sailing sloop for the approximate one-hour ride to the beautiful north shore of Bermuda. En route, take in spectacular views of the shore and secluded coves, and hear informative commentary about Bermuda's history as your captain circumnavigates St. George's Island.


Next, anchor in a beautiful secluded lagoon. Here, you can take a refreshing swim, relax and soak up the sun amidst your tranquil surroundings or go snorkelling in the azure blue water; masks, fins and floats are provided. Following your visit, commence the approximate one-hour return sail back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity, with a ladder to negotiate to access the water and riding on a sailboat with uneven surfaces and lines. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with water shoes, and bring a light jacket, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a towel from the ship.

St. George's Carriage Ride

Explore the streets of St. George's Town in a unique and relaxing new way during this scenic excursion via horse-drawn carriage.


Depart the pier aboard a horse-drawn carriage for the scenic, approximate one-hour ride through the quaint streets of St. George's Town. This excursion recalls a simpler time when this was the only mode of transportation on the island. See St. George's Town the way visitors saw it years ago, and hear informative commentary about its unique history.


Following your carriage ride, you may return directly to the ship or remain in town for further exploration and shopping at your leisure.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a steep step to negotiate to get into/out of the carriage. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Each carriage features forward- and rear-facing seats, and accommodates four-six average-sized passengers. Guests are advised to wear a light jacket, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a camera from the ship.

Glass Bottom Coral Reef & Turtle Cruise

Acquaint yourself with the barrier reef, harbour and history of Bermuda during this memorable glass-bottom boat excursion.


Depart the pier for a relaxing sightseeing cruise aboard the Coral Sea. This spacious and comfortable, 60-foot (18-metre) glass-bottom vessel features an enclosed main deck, an easily-accessible open upper-deck that is 60% shaded and two restrooms.


This approximate 90-minute cruise includes three different activities that make it both comprehensive and entertaining. Your initial harbour cruise highlights the colourful waterfront homes, harbour islands and history of the oldest English town in the New World. The second phase of this tour takes you directly to Bermuda's easternmost barrier reef for an up-close look at the coral and fish that flourish on the world's northernmost coral reef.


On the way back to the harbour, a visit is made to St. Catherine's Bay (weather permitting), a natural habitat of the sea turtle. Here, the hawksbill and green turtles swim and live on the inner reef. Your captain and crew are well-versed in Bermuda's ecological, natural and historical treasures, and provide in-depth and entertaining commentary. Your tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of activity, with two steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the vessel. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but cannot accommodate guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a light jacket, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a camera from the ship.

Bermuda Island Tour

Discover the picturesque beauty, landmarks and Old World charm of Bermuda during a comprehensive sightseeing tour of this historic island.


St. George's and the Southern Shore

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 45-minute sightseeing drive through the St. George's area. After photo stops at John Smith's Bay and the lovely Botanical Gardens, drive along the impressive Southern Shore. En route, see idyllic, pink-sand beaches, Horseshoe Bay and Church Bay.


Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and the Royal Naval Dockyard

Next, a photo stop is made at another famous landmark, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, which offers some of the most spectacular views overlooking Bermuda. Continuing on to the west-end of the island, your drive crosses Somerset Bridge, the world's smallest drawbridge, and passes through Somerset Village before reaching the Royal Naval Dockyard. Upon arrival, your driver/guide points out a number of attractions and some time is made available to explore the area at your leisure.


Hamilton City and Flatts Village

Your approximate 75-minute return drive passes through the city of Hamilton, the thriving hub of international and local commerce. En route, take in splendid views along the north shore of the island, including charming Flatts Village. Your island tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the bus. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible; no wheelchair storage is available on city buses. Guests are advised to wear a light jacket, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a camera from the ship.

Crystal Caves & Tucker's Town Drive

Experience the pristine natural beauty and exquisite homes of Bermuda during this memorable excursion to Tucker's Town Drive, and a visit to the Crystal Caves.


St. George's and Tucker's Town Estate

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 45-minute drive through the St. George's area en route to John Smith's Bay. After a photo stop here, re-board your coach and drive through Tucker's Town Estate. This exclusive residential area features 'Millionaires' Row'. Here, see the spectacular homes of some of the world's wealthiest people, including the waterfront estates of Ross Perot and the New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg.


Crystal Caves

Next, proceed for a visit to the Crystal Caves, an amazing natural grotto of stalactites and stalagmites discovered in 1907. Named after the crystal-clear, azure blue water that flows through the cave and forms a lake, the caves are flood-lit for your viewing pleasure. Following your visit, commence the brief drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with approximately 81 steps to negotiate to enter/exit the caves. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a light jacket, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a camera from the ship. The tour sequence may vary.

Private Van & Driver/Guide - Half-day

Explore St. George's at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Driver/Guides are able to assist with itinerary planning and provide some commentary. Guests who desire detailed commentary should reserve the services of a guide to accompany them. This may be requested onboard the ship.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Private Van & Driver/Guide - Full-day

Explore St. George's at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Driver/Guides are able to assist with itinerary planning and provide some commentary. Guests who desire detailed commentary should reserve the services of a guide to accompany them. This may be requested onboard the ship.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

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