Scenic West End and South Shore Highlights Taxi Tour
Duration: Half Day
Boasting pristine pink-sand beaches, alluring crystal clear waters, excellent diving and fishing opportunities, year-round sunshine and a fascinating maritime history, Bermuda attracts thousands of holiday makers to its shores every year. If you like the idea of taking an in-depth tour of Bermuda with a knowledgeable local guide, a taxi ride around this beautiful island is one of the best and easiest options. This scenic trip to Bermuda’s West End and South Shore will reveal some of the area’s highlights, including beautiful beaches, lighthouses, forts, chapels and much more.
Discover the history and beauty of Bermuda as your very own taxi driver, who has been trained as a certified tour guide, reveals hidden depths of the island. Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is actually an archipelago made up of 138 islands. The main islands are connected by bridges and causeways, so Bermuda is generally regarded as one main island. The total land mass covers just 21 square miles, making it one of the smallest countries in the world, so you can see a great deal of the island in a short amount of time by car.
Your tour will start from the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda’s west end, otherwise known as Kings Wharf, which is steeped in naval history. Listen to island stories and fascinating information from your guide as you pass historic maritime sites and buildings, including the Clocktower Mall, the 19th century Victualling Yard and the island’s largest fort, the Keep, which houses the Maritime Museum. Bermuda is a British overseas territory and the oldest British colony in the world. The dockyard was used as a base for the British Navy until the early 1950s, and is a magnificent preservation of British history.
Marvel at stunning coastal views as you ride to south shore, where Bermuda’s most beautiful beaches can be found. The natural harbour of Great Sound is a particularly scenic location, which you will reach by driving over the island’s smallest drawbridge, Somerset Bridge. Stop for photos on the way and capture the memories of stunning, panoramic vistas. Look out for Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, which is believed to be one of the oldest cast-iron lighthouses in the world. You will also see the 17th century Heydon Trust Chapel, Bermuda’s smallest church, which is set amidst a beautiful, peaceful 43-acre estate.
This tour is an excellent way to see the best of island life during your holiday in Bermuda, and the personal touch will make the journey an unforgettable one.
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