Saint Kitts Train Trek

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Port Zante Cruise Ship Terminal
    Ports
    Port Zante
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This unique, customised, and family friendly tour is the only one being offered in St. Kitts that takes in the Wingfield Estate and rustic St Kitts by train. Our tour is approximately three hours duration in air conditioned comfort. The first leg of our tour will be by bus from downtown Basseterre to Wingfield Estate. You have the opportunity to stop the bus at any time along the way for photo taking. Your knowledgeable on board tour guide will provide expert commentary on historic Basseterre, Capital of St. Kitts and its environs. Our stop at Wingfield Estate is about 30 minutes, where you will be able to walk through the ruins of the old Estate and see what the archaeologists have unearthed . Your journey then continues by bus to the La Valle Train Depot for a ninety minute scenic railway ride along a line that once transported sugar cane down the coastline of St. Kitts. Enjoy the quaint and picturesque beauty of St. Kitts. Then it's back to the point of departure, Basseterre.

Know More about this tour


The best favour you can do yourself while visiting St. Kitts is to get on board the new and unique St. KittsScenic Train Trek.
Take an epic journey which begins at 10:00 am in air conditioned comfort from Basseterre the Capital of St. Kittsalong the West coast of the island by bus with wide windows for your viewing pleasure. Learn more about the rich heritage of the Mother Colony of the Caribbean, St. Kitts. Discover more about our own Barbie, the Kalinago princess who sold out her people to the British and the French armies. See our historic eighteenth century churches, and the final resting place of Sir Thomas Warner and Samuel Jefferson, ancestor of the third President of the United States,Thomas Jefferson.
Drive through the parishes of Trinity to the home of Wingfield Estate in Old Road. For 30 minutes you can explore the ruins of this plantation house, thought to be the oldest in the eastern Caribbean. See the old run distillery recently unearthed in an archaeological dig. You will also be at the perimeter of the Rainforest so you can enjoy verdant and magnificent flora and fauna.
Our journey continues by bus through the parishes of St. Thomas to the St. Thomas Anglican Church, where you will find the tombs of Sir Thomas Warner who was the first European to land on St Kitts in 1624 and Samuel Jefferson who was the great great great grandfather of Thomas Jefferson the third President of the United States. See Brimstone Hill which rises to 800 feet above sea level, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. The Brimstone Hill National Fortress sits in magnificent splendour on top of this Hill and was over one hundred years in the making by slaves.
Then, travel on this unique trek on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway from LA Valle along the northern and western parishes of Newton Ground, Parsons, Saddlers, Tabernacle and Cayon. For ninety minutes, you will learn about the island's flora, fauna and folklore from an experienced on board tour guide. Unlimited drinks will be served on board. Finally, your transportation will take you from the Train Depot in Conaree to the agreed drop off point in Basseterre.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Live commentary on board

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

Port pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Private tour on air-conditioned minivan only

Unlimited drinks on Scenic Railway only

Group leader goes free

Exclusions

Gratuities

DVD (available to purchase)

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Discounts of 10% applies to groups of twenty persons or more

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Infant seats available

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 30-Jan-2020

    Very disappointed ☹️ didn’t get to go on the railway, we arrived and were told we had been rescheduled to go on the 12.30 also included was a coach tour, but the tour guide did not make it clear if this was going ahead we had to ask about it, I feel if we had not we wouldn’t have gone on that either, it was all a bit of a shambles really, the local tour guide did her best and was very helpful it wasn’t her fault, once our coach tour had finished we were then informed our booking had been cancelled altogether, it was my birthday treat and as we were only in port the one day there’s no chance we will ever go on it now, lesson learnt if you are on a cruise and want a booking to be a booking don’t book third party

  • 31-Mar-2019

    Nous avons passé une excellente journée. L’ile de St-Kitts est juste magnifique. Notre guide était sympathique et très accueillante. La visite à bord du train était exceptionnelle.

  • 19-Mar-2019

    J'ai vraiment apprécié mon excursion en train, ça vaut le prix demandé. On découvre un paysage époustouflant Notre ballade est agrémentée de chants gospels où des jeunes filles se promènent de wagon en wagon nous offrant leurs plus belles chansons Nous choisissons notre breuvage et on nous apporte ce que nous désirons à notre place La dame faisait le service même si le train était en marche et ce sans renverser une goutte! Le Daiquiri aux fraises excellent... Bref faire le tour de l'île en train c'est vraiment différent et tellement agréable surtout s'asseoir au deuxième plaisir assurément

  • 04-Mar-2019

    My husband and I were very happy with the service we received from Verona from V & J Private Tours. We would most assuredly book a tour directly with them again.

  • 14-Dec-2018

    Es un recorrido bonito, ya que se ve la naturaleza de la isla. En realidad no hay mucho que ver, y tampoco hay algo relevante o importante que obligue este tour. Lamentablemente la isla tiene mucho deterioro y pobreza, en el recorrido se observa. Lo único rescatable es el esfuerzo que hace el personal por hacer del recorrido algo ameno como darte bebidas ilimitadas con y sin alcohol, así como un grupo de personas que canta en coro de manera hermosa.

  • 03-Mar-2018

    The train tour is a combination 1.25 hour train and .75 hour taxi tour. There is very little to see in St Kitts. One of the things that gets pointed out on the train ride if the junk yard of St Kitts. There are many other inconsequential items that they take the time to show you. It would have been a much nice ride if they had been quieter and let us enjoy the scenery. There is supposedly an open bar on the train but in order to even get a second rink you have to find a waitress.