Splendid Royal Naval Dockyard is filled with shops, museums, pubs and restaurants and is only a short ferry ride from Hamilton and St. George. Immerse yourself in the laid-back and amiable Bermuda atmosphere, whether you’re strolling through the charming shops or visiting the Maritime Museum. Royal Naval Dockyard was built for the British Navy as a base between Halifax and the West Indies. The Georgian-style fort later served as a North Atlantic base during both World Wars.

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  • Horse & Carriage Ride

    Enjoy the truly special experience of exploring the streets of Hamilton and its outlying areas from a delightful horse-drawn carriage. Departing from the pier, your carriage will carry you through the city streets past historical landmarks, businesses and gardens.

    During the course of your tour, your carriage will journey along the Royal Naval Dockyard and Naval Cementary. Bermuda was the principal base of the Royal Navy in the Western Atlantic between American independence and the Cold War. As you travel along, your driver/guide will also provide an enlightening and conversational commentary about Bermuda's history while giving you some insight into what life was like in a simpler time when carriages where the only mode of transportation on the island.

    Please note: The carriages have both forward and rear facing seats. Guests should be able to enter and exit the carriages with minimal assistance; therefore, this tour may not be suitable for wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability. A light jacket, sun hat, sunglasses and sun screen are recommended.

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  • Executive Collection Half Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Executive Collection Full Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Executive Collection Full Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 4 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Premier Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise

    This tour is geared for marine lovers and showcases the wonderful underwater world of Bermuda. Boarding a custom designed glass-bottom boat, you'll commence an intriguing orientation tour of Bermuda's West End where you will experience first-hand the fascinating barrier coral reef that surrounds this unique island and the colorful array of fish that make the reef their home.

    Relax and enjoy the remarkable scenery passing by as you travel across the crystal clear azure waters to the remarkable Sea Gardens, habitat for a wide variety of sea life. As your boat hovers above the wreck of the Vixen, an 18th century sunken ship, you'll be amazed at the variety of sea life you will see and before continuing on, you'll be treated to the awesome spectacle of a fish feeding frenzy.

    Your return journey will have you cruising over the Great Sound and take you past a turtle feeding area. If you are lucky, you might just see some Hawk's Bill and Green sea turtles. Throughout your tour, you'll have interesting and informative commentary provided by your local captain as he highlights various points of interest and shares with you his knowledge of this island paradise.

    Please note: Guest must be able to walk to the boat and descend several steps to the gangway. It is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Sights and tour content may vary based upon prevailing sea conditions. Comfortable flat walking shoes with non-slip soles, light jacket, sun hat, sunglasses and sun screen are strongly recommended. Marine wildlife is not guaranteed.

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  • Scenic Southern Shores

    This delightful tour begins at the pier where you will board your van and embark on a journey to some of the most popular landmarks and scenic locations on the southern shores of Bermuda. As you journey along this picturesque stretch of shoreline, you'll take in such sights as Bermuda's famous pink sand beaches, including magnificent Horseshoe Bay and Church Bay. A photo stop will be made at Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, which is believed to be one of the oldest cast iron lighthouses in the world. The lighthouse was completed in 1846 and stands 117 feet from the base to the lantern and its beam can be seen 40 miles out to sea. It is from this highly advantageous location that some of the most expansive and picturesque views of Bermuda can be found.

    Traveling on, your next stop is at one of the island's marvelous pink sand beaches for a brief photo opportunity before proceeding on to the Royal Naval Dockyard. Your route will first take you over Somerset Bridge, erected in 1620 and the smallest drawbridge in the world, and then through the quaint village of Somerset. Upon arrival at the Royal Naval Dockyard, your driver/guide will point out a number of the attractions here before you are given the opportunity to further explore the area on your own. A thriving tourist area, there is a Crafts Market, numerous shops and dining venues for you to enjoy, and you may also wish to explore the Maritime Museum or Arts Center while here.

    Following your free time, you'll re-join your van and begin the return trip to Kings Wharf by first enjoying a leisurely drive along the Harbor Road.

    Please note: Comfortable walking shoes and a light jacket are recommended.

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  • Famous Homes & Hideaways Cruise

    "This highly entertaining and informative tour truly earns its name as the ultimate water experience. Long recognized as one of Bermuda's best tours, you will probably learn more about the island in these two hours than others do during their entire vacation. The fun begins as soon as you step aboard your tour boat so be sure to bring along your sense of humor, which is a requirement for this intimate and friendly voyage, as well as your camera.

    At the helm is an award-winning Bermudian Captain, who will no doubt have you laughing from the moment you step aboard your comfortable tour boat. As you enjoy the natural beauty of the island and its diversity of plant and wildlife, your captain will be happy to share with you his knowledge of the birds and marine life you'll observe along the way. Another highlight of this tour is the close-up views you'll have of some magnificent waterfront homes, such as those owned by Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, playwright Eugene O'Neal, and illustrator William Denslow, famous for his work on the ""Wizard of Oz."" You will also see Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, which is believed to be one of the oldest cast iron lighthouses in the world. The tour is often highly interactive and you are encouraged to participate in the lively discussions that arise about the people, politics and any other aspect of Bermudian life that is of interest to you.

    After a delightful cruise on Bermuda's exquisite turquoise blue waters, your tour boat will return you to the pier, filled with memories of the coastal wonders of this unique island paradise.

    Please note: Guest must be able to walk to the boat and descend several steps to the gangway. It is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Sights and tour content may vary based upon prevailing sea conditions. Comfortable flat walking shoes with non-slip soles, light jacket, sun hat, sunglasses and sun screen are strongly recommended.

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  • Dockyard Walking Tour

    Joining your well-qualified guide at the pier, you'll embark on your 1 1/2 mile introduction to the Dockyard as you travel on foot, immersing yourself in its laid-back and amiable atmosphere. The tour will paint pictures in your mind of life in Bermuda 200 years ago. The buildings that dominate the Dockyard were all built for a common purpose -defense. How and by whom they were built is a fascinating tale that will unfold as your guide navigates you around the complex. Today, the Dockyard plays a very different role from the one for which it was built.

    Following your guided tour, you are free to explore the Craft Market - home to local jewelers, craft stores, and much more. The market is a short walking distance from the ship or you can catch the complimentary train back to the ship.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of walking and is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable walking shoes, light jacket, sun hat, sunglasses and a bottle of water are recommended. Guests must be at least 10 years old and not weigh more than 300 pounds.

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  • Quintessential Bermuda & St. Georges

    Starting off from the pier, this comprehensive tour first takes you by coach on a scenic drive through six of Bermuda's nine parishes. While en-route to St. Georges, you'll pass by the impressive Botanical Gardens. This 36-acre park houses a vast array of plants, flowers, herbs and trees, as well as Camden House, a stately Georgian mansion that serves as the official residence of the Premier of Bermuda.

    Your picturesque journey continues along the North Shore Road, traveling through the parishes of Devonshire and Smith before crossing over the Flatts Inlet Bridge. This narrow channel where the waters of Harrington Sound and the Atlantic Ocean merge, makes for quite a spectacular sight as the tides rush in and create swirling riptides. On the other side of the bridge lies the charming harbor town of Flatt's Village and from here it's on to St. Georges, your first stop.

    The history of Bermuda truly begins in St. Georges, the oldest inhabited town of English origin in the New World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a brief orientation, you'll have some free time to explore historic St. Georges, Bermuda's original capital. As you walk the cobblestone streets of this thoroughly enchanting and quaint Olde Towne, you'll be immersed in four hundred years of culture and history. You may choose to stroll down the quiet alleyways, simply enjoying St. Georges' relaxed ambience and tranquil gardens, or perhaps visit some of the historic buildings and churches. Don't miss St. Peter's Church, which dates back to the 1620s and it is the oldest Anglican church in the Western Hemisphere. Numerous pubs and colorful shops also beckon for your attention and a visit to the Perfumery provides visitors an opportunity to see how flowers are turned into fragrant perfumes.

    Re-joining your coach, you'll journey along the North Shore, taking in the beautiful coastal scenery before finally making your way back to Hamilton. A brief stop will be made at John Smith Beach where you'll be given the opportunity to take some photos of the unique pink sand beaches for which Bermuda is famous.

    Please note: The coaches do not have storage available for wheelchairs; therefore, this tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Comfortable walking shoes and a light jacket are recommended.

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  • Crystal Caves & Tuckers Town Drive

    Boarding a van at the pier, this tour first takes you past the Botanical Gardens while on your way to Crystal Caves, an amazing natural grotto of stalactites and stalagmites, floodlit for your viewing pleasure. So named because of the crystal clear water that flows through the cave and forms a lake, the azure blue water is so clear that you can actually see the cave's floor which is 55 feet below the surface. This intriguing and fascinating attraction was actually discovered by accident when two local boys who were searching for a lost ball stumbled across the cave in 1907. Descending eighty-one steps to the floor of the cave, you'll then proceed on a wooden pontoon that has been constructed over the waters of the lake. Be sure to have your guide point out the original entrance the boys lowered themselves from which appears as a small skylight in the cave's roof.

    Following your visit to the Caves, your driver/guide will take you on a wonderful overview of the exclusive residential area of Tuckers Town. Real estate in this area begins at around $10 million dollars and culminates in Billionaires Row where you'll see homes of some of the world's wealthiest people, including the waterfront estates of Ross Perot and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Get a close-up look at these pristine estates with their well-manicured lawns and rambling mansions in this gated community that is home to the rich and famous.

    A brief photo stop at John Smith Beach is included before traveling back to the pier in Hamilton.

    Please note: To enter the cave you must descend down 81 steps and then proceed over pontoon bridges. Therefore, it is not suitable for wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable, flat-heeled walking shoes and a light jacket are strongly recommended.

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