Also known as our “City tour” and Rock Art Specialist Tour
Travel through time and discover the hidden delights of St George’s, starting with the Kalinago, the Indians of South America, who arrived in Grenada over 1500 years ago – long before Columbus sailed to the new world and sighted Grenada.
View Grenada’s Georgian architecture, French fountains and cobbled walkways left by the European settlers and see how they influenced this cultural melting pot. Grenada’s beautiful St George’s harbour is often referred to as the “Portofino of the Caribbean”.
Learn about Julien Fedon, a revolutionary of the 1700’s culminating in the contemporary history of the 1979 revolution and the American intervention in 1983. There’s more to St George’s and Grenada than meets the eye!
View the inner harbour, which is getting a welcome boost with the Port Louis Marina and Hotel. This million dollar investment is providing berthing and facilities for yachts and other sailing ships on the site where the first town, Port Louis was erected by original European settlers.
Price dependant on number in your party.
Historians Alister and Margaret Hughes consulted on the design of this tour.
This tour was the most popular one during the month of April 2007, chosen by our New Zealand and Australian visitors and rated as excellent and very informative!
Interested in rock art? Here’s a comment on a custom tour:
Dear Anne– I was delighted to see the name “Caribbean Horizons” in my e-mailbox this morning. I had been planning to write you to say how much I appreciated your arranging my tour of rock art sites, and tell you about my experience, and you have made it possible for me to do so just by clicking “reply.” “Professor Mac” was a wonderful guide. Here are some of the things I especially appreciated: > He seemed to be very familiar with the rock art sites, and his familiarity made my visit to those sites more rewarding than it otherwise would have been. For example, when we were at the Mt. Rich site, he knew that a particular rock that was overgrown with vines had images on it, and cleared away the vines to reveal the faces, and when we were at the Duquenesque bay site, he knew why one of the inscribed faces had been lost (someone built a fire too close to the rock on which the faces were inscribed). > During our drive, the windows were down, and when we passed through towns people would sometimes offer us food to purchase (fresh coconuts or grilled food); I didn’t know how to politely refuse, but Mac would just smile and say “not today.” > He pointed out things he thought might be of interest that were unrelated to rock art. For example, he showed me a field that had lemon grass growing in it. There is lemon grass in the best produce markets where I live, but I had never seen it growing. Similarly, he pointed out cashews growing. These are perhaps my favorite nuts, so I was fascinated to see green cashew-shapes hanging from the branches of a tree alongside the road. > At one stop we were looking back over a small bay, and he pointed out a fisherman in a small boat setting his nets, (the fisherman was very small in the overall panorama, and I hadn’t actually noticed him). The picture I took, using my telescopic lens (and which I then blew up) is one of my favorites from the entire trip. I might mention that because the fisherman was distant from me, I felt at liberty to include him in my photo. As we drove through small towns, I often saw things I would have liked to photograph, but didn’t want to intrude my outsider’s curiosity on people’s daily lives, so refrained from taking photographs. I now realize I should have told Mac about my concern that it would be impolite to take photos, and sought his guidance! > His manner was polite and genteel, either because that is his personal style, or because he was trying to respect my own seriousness of purpose (wanting to see cultural sites instead of going to the beach). And in general he was very knowledgeable about Grenada history, and able to answer my questions. I hope you will convey my comments to him. And of course I very much appreciate your own knowledge of the island and training of your guides, and your willingness to arrange tours for people with special interests. Sincerely, –Trudy Ward 2/29/08 Emerald Princess