Antigua Shore Excursion: Round Island Tour


Sample the top historical sights and lush tropical beauty of Antigua on this 3.5-hour port-of-call tour covering the island’s top cultural and natural attractions.  Start with a 9am pickup from the cruise ship pier, continuing on with your guide to Nelson’s Dockyard National Park. This one-time British naval site now offers a wealth of historic and modern amenities. Admire the glamorous luxury yachts that now line its marina, before taking time to check out the art galleries and colonial-era structures such as Admiral’s Inn, the Copper and Lumber Store, the Sailmaker’s Loft that line the harbor shore.  Then head over to the Blockhouse Ruins, a scenic overlook offering fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Creek, and on a clear day, the nearby island of Monserrat in the distance. Finish your excursion with a stop at Shirley Heights, another hilltop historic site with fantastic views of Nelson’s Dockyard down below. Conclude your island trip with a return to your port-of-call to meet your cruise ship. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to St John's for your ship’s departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Tour info

3 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

On this tour, you have the opportunity to visit some of the most interesting sites such as Devil's Bridge, the Rain Forest as well as seeing the beauty of the Island while driving through some quaint villages, enroute to Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, home of the famous English Harbour, and named after Horatio Nelson who served in Antiqua in the 1700s. This tour is unique in that it gives a first hand knowledge of the Island after visiting the Interpretation Center (if opened) where one can see and hear the history of Antigua & Barbuda.

What’s included?

  • Local taxes

  • Port pickup and drop off

  • Entry/Admission - Nelson's Dockyard

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Before you book

  • Duration: 3h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

National Tours & Services is a Destination Management Company and specializes in ground handling operations. We have been in the business for over thirty (30) years and provide first class services for our visitors to the island. Your clients will be pleased with our transfers and tours and the rich history and culture of our beautiful island. Antigua, where land and sea makes beauty.