SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF KINGSTOWN AMONG HISTORY, ART AND CINEMA WITH VISIT TO THE FILMING LOCATIONS OF “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN”
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In a nutshell A thrilling panoramic tour of Kingstown among history, art and cinema to discover its lively architecture, magnificent churches and historic buildings, the famous Fort Charlotte and the botanical gardens as well as the filming locations of the famous “Pirates of the Caribbean” saga, where we can capture all the essence of the Caribbean soul.
- Sightseeing tour of Kingstown: fresh produce market, House of Parliament
- Visit to Fort Charlotte and stop for photos: view of the city and bay
- Visit to the filming locations of “Pirates of the Caribbean”
- Possibility of sipping a refreshing drink before returning to the ship
- We start our excursion with a sightseeing tour of Kingstown to admire locations such as the fresh produce market, the House of Parliament and the seat of the Prime Minister before reaching Fort Charlotte.
- Built on Berkshire hill in 1806 to defend the city, this fort used to house up to 600 soldiers and a considerable battery of cannons. Nowadays, the cells of the ancient prisons inside the fort, which can be visited for free, are decorated with illustrations from the “Saint Vincent and the Carib Wars” novel by William Linzee Prescott.
- Here, the guide illustrates the history of Fort Charlotte and we stop for photos to capture the amazing panorama of the Grenadines and the entire city of Kingstown as well as of its bay where we can see cruise ships and ferries travelling between the islands.
- After visiting the fort, we get back on our coach to reach another part of the city and pass by two important cathedrals: St. Mary Cathedral of the Assumption, built in the first half of the 19th century and characterised by a variety of architectural styles ranging from Romanesque and Gothic to the Moorish, and St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican cathedral built in 1820 boasting bright colours in the internal walls and windows.
- We continue our panoramic tour along the Leeward Coast until we reach the Saint Vincent botanical gardens, created in 1765 by General Melville, at the time Governor of the British Caribbean, and now boasting a wide variety of tropical and medicinal plants (including the famous breadfruit, imported here by Polynesia as an important source of nutrition for slaves in colonial times) as well as many bird species.
- Before returning to the ship, we stop in the filming location of famous “Pirates of the Caribbean”saga and also get the chance to sip a refreshing drink before making our way back.