Barbados Walking Tours
A walking tour is a fantastic way to discover the food heritage, historic sites, and hidden gems of our beautiful Caribbean island. A local guide ensures that you are well informed and entertained throughout the tour, and will also share inside secrets as you explore these areas.
The capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bridgetown is a treasure chest of historical sites and architectural charms. Several walking tours of Bridgetown are available, highlighting different aspects of the city. These tours are a particularly good choice if you're visiting Barbados on a cruise, as Bridgetown is just 10 mins walk from the cruise port.
Or spend some time meandering through the city on your own - you'll find our interactive tour of Bridgetown quite handy.
Recommended Bridgetown Walking Tours
- Experience the evolution of the city on this Walking Tour of Bridgetown, as you explore fantastic attractions such as Parliament Buildings, the screw dock, the Nidḥe Israel Synagogue and Museum, and the boardwalk.
- Join the Historic Churches Tour of Bridgetown on a fascinating 2-hour journey as you discover the rich history and beautiful architecture of the religious buildings of the city.
Journey back in time to the 17th century as you explore historic Speightstown, once the second most important town in Barbados. Discover the role the town played in the economic fortunes of the island, learn how Oliver Cromwell's forces were repelled here, meet local vendors with their fresh fruits & vegetables, and explore Arlington House Museum.
Experience the culinary delights of Barbados as you stroll around on a walking food tour, visiting markets with fresh produce and the eateries that are favourites of the locals. Taste the sweet treats and confectionaries we Bajans love, along with savory delights such as deep fried fishcakes!
Recommended Food Walking Tours
For you adventurous souls, we recommend the Eco Adventure Tour at Harrisons Cave! First trek along the nature trails, spotting native birds and mischevious monkeys! Then head underground with helmets, head lamps, and knee guards to experience an unforgetable view of this natural wonder! See crystallized formations and flowing streams as you explore the cave's passageways.
If you prefer a more sedate but equally awe-inspiring tour of Harrison's Cave, take the Tram tour instead.
The Animal Flower Cave is a small but interesting cave with ocean lookouts, natural pool, and colourful formations. An on-site guide will take you on a tour for a small fee.
The historic Garrison area of Barbados dates back to the 1600's and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you'll see where George Washington (US President) resided for two months, view the world's rarest collection of 17th century English cannon, discover magnificent architecture, and see the Barbados Museum (once the British Military Prison!).
Join the Barbados National Trust for their free Sunday hikes, starting at a different location each week. Morning hikes are divided into several groups depending on experience and endurance, while the afternoon hikes are medium pace only. View hike schedule and more information about the hikes.