SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF ST. KITTS BY TRAIN
Sightseeing, Cultural, Drink included
An exciting tour aboard a historic train to admire the most picturesque and interesting perspectives of Sr. Kitts, where every corner surprises you with beautiful sights: an unmissable treat!
What we will see
- St. Kitts Scenic Railway: sugar canes, Liamuiga volcano, gorges and canyons, villages and farms, old colonial homes, sugar factories, mills
- St. Paul, Brimstone Hill fortress, Middle Island, Nevis island
What we will do
- After a short transfer from the dock to Needsmust, we board a train to enjoy this memorable ride through the island of St. Kitts, whose welcoming atmosphere can also be found inside the train thanks to its rattan furniture, free drinks, music and picturesque Caribbean tales.
- St. Kitts Scenic Railway is one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. It is a unique narrow gauge railway that was built almost a century ago to transport sugar cane from the fields to Basseterre’s sugar factories. This railway, which is still active, provides us with the amazing opportunity of admiring the island’s fantastic views while sitting in its comfortable double-decker carriages.
- The railway follows the north-eastern coast along scenery filled with sugar cane, which stretch from the coast to the mountain slopes. From the train we can also admire the Liamuiga volcano, almost 1,200 metres high and covered in lush rain forest.
- We continue our tour along steel bridges over deep gorges and canyons (the so-called ghut), speeding through villages and farms, while the conductor tells us the story of the island, pointing out old colonial homes, sugar factories and abandoned mills.
- We also see places of historical interest such as St. Paul, birthplace of Prime Minister Douglas which used to be inhabited by the labourers who worked in the sugar cane plantations; Brimstone Hill fortress, a complex built in 1690 which used to be known as 'The Gibraltar of the West Indies’ or ‘The Gibraltar of the Caribbean’ and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. It is now one of the best preserved fortresses in the Americas, homage to British military engineering and to the work of African slaves. Then there is Middle Island, where Thomas Jefferson’s great grandfather was buried.
- Last but not least, by looking East we can see Nevis Island, where US statesman and first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton was born.
What you need to know
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- This excursion includes an English speaking guide.
- Ship personnel will provide assistance where possible.
- There will be no guide during the coach trip. The driver will provide information in English.
- The itinerary may be subject to change.