GET A DIFFERENT VIEW OF ST. GEORGE’S BY CLIMBING ABOARD A FUN “TRAIN.” YOU’LL LEARN ALL SORTS OF HISTORY, INFORMATION AND TIPS ALONG THE WAY. With its narrow alleys lined with traditional merchant houses and sparkling waterfront bobbing with boats, the UNESCO World Heritage Town of St. George is a delightfully walkable place. But for a tour that gives you a bit of a break from the up and down of the town’s hills whilst allowing an overview of the many historic sites in Bermuda’s oldest settlement, book a berth on the Olde Towne Railway and roll your way through the area’s fascinating lore. You can purchase tickets for the open-air, trolley-like “train” at the booking office, right behind the replica of the stocks in King’s Square. And tours depart just a short walk across the water at Ordnance Island, near the replica of the Deliverance ship that was built by Bermuda’s shipwrecked first settlers so they could eventually continue their journey to Virginia. The 45-minute tour is delivered via the entertaining commentary of a local guide who brings to life the stories of Bermuda’s bewitching past as you roll past some of the town’s top sites, including the Unfinished Church, Somers’ Garden and St. Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell. You’ll cover a lot more ground in this short driving tour than you ever could walking, and the shade provided by the trolley cars is especially welcome on a hot, sunny day.Visitors with limited time in St. George’s particularly appreciate the tour. But it’s also a great way to get a quick overview of the town, letting you mentally note which places you want to return to later for more in-depth visits. Once you’ve covered the main sites in town, the tour takes you over the hill to visit the beautiful cove at Tobacco Bay and Fort St. Catherine’s, abutted by a sweeping stretch of postcard-perfect beach. You won’t be the only passenger snapping pictures of the idyllic sea views.
Published by HCP Media. View All Articles.
This page can be found at http://experiencebermuda.customtravelmags.com/article/All+Aboard%21/2012860/259586/article.html.