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April 1, 2019

LANDMARKS OF GRAND TURK

Written By Albert Capron

LANDMARKS OF GRAND TURK $35.00

THIS IS A NARRATIVE TOUR

Visit the Quay Salt company, explore lighthouse park, step inside Her Majesty’s Prison and enjoy free time in Cockburn Town.

You will begin your tour at the cruise center where you will meet your driver and guide.

Your first stop would be at the Grand Quay Salt Company, also known as the “salt house” which brings to life the salt pans of the 17th century.

You will then re-board your transportation for the drive to the northern most end of Grand Turk, making a brief photo stop along the way.

The lighthouse which over look North Creek was completed in 1862 to alert sailors of the shallow reef which saved the Island salt industry.

After a narrative tour and some time to take photos, you will then make your way to Cockburn Town,, the tiny capital of the Islands.

Once in Cockburn Town, your guide will provide you with a brief historical overview as well as a brief visit in the Anglican Church, you will then make your way to Her Majesty’s Prison Museum on foot from the church, this prison was built in the 1830s- housing prisoners until 1994.

Your guide would not only provide you with some interesting historical facts but will tell you some colorful tales associated with the prison. after your time “in prison” you will have some free time in town before returning to the cruise center.

NOTES:

Participants should wear lightweight clothing, sensible footwear sunscreen and sun-glasses.

RESTRICTIONS:

This tour is wheelchair accessible.

DURATION AND TIMETABLE:

This is a 2 hours and 45 minutes and the time at each stop is determined by the driver and guide.

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April 1, 2019

HOP ON HOP OFF

Written By Albert Capron

HOP ON/HOP OFF SHUTTLE

This is not a historical tour just basic information

Hop on our air-condition bus at the grand Turk Cruise Center and then hop off at any or all our stops along the bus route.

The Stops are at Cockburn Town, the downtown shopping area, the Lighthouse and the salt Museum (now closed but flamingo photo shoot) Governors beach and then back to the Cruise Center.

Governors beach is a beautiful beach away from the crowd; here you can relax on the beach, take a stroll or take a swim in the sparkling blue waters of Grand Turk.

Beach Loungers, snorkeling equipment, beach umbrellas are available for rent with special discounts offered to ANC Taxi and Tours Guest.

TOUR NOTES:

Participants should carry cash as not all shops and vendors accept credit and or debit cards. (ATM Machine is at the Cruise Center) as well as the Scotia Bank Building about a mile away, and the bank downtown.

TOUR RESTRICTIONS:

This tour is wheelchair accessible at various stops.

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages are available at most stops including the lighthouse, downtown and Governors beach.

TIMETABLE AND DURATION:

This tour is an hour and thirty (1.30) minutes

Buses leaves every hour from the Cruise Center and tour starts thirty (30) minutes after ship arrival and ends one hour before ship back on board time.

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April 1, 2019

HISTORICAL HOMES SHOPPING AND MUSEUM

Written By Albert Capron

THIS IS A NARRATIVE TOUR

Join in for a fun tour that is also a great historical experience.

You will be greeted by your friendly guide at the cruise center where you will board your air condition bus, after a short drive, you will arrive at the John Glen commemorative capsule for a quick photo opportunity and learn about the historic Splash down just off the coast of Grand Turk. you will continue your tour, driving past the St Thomas Parish Church, you will then stop at the operational historical lighthouse where you will learn about the Pirates history on Grand Turk.

You will continue towards town and will enjoy a narrated drive along historic Duke Street, as well as a visit to the beautiful St Mary’s Pro Cathedral built in 1899 located on front street.

Front is street lined with historic 18th and 19th century landmarks reflecting the Bermudian style architecture, and is the center of the Turks and Caicos Islands small Capital.

You will then visit the Turks and Caicos National Museum, here you will see exhibit and hear the story of the molasses reef wreck, the oldest European shipwreck discovered in the Western Hemisphere (dated around 1505). You will then make a stop at the salt house, (now closed) a tribute to Grand Turk salt raking past and then return to the cruise center.

NOTES:

Participants should wear comfortable shoes, sensible footwear, sunscreen, sun-glasses and carry a camera.

There are easy but considerable walking downtown.

This tour is wheelchair accessible in certain areas.

DURATION:

This tour is 2.5 hours, and the time at individual stops are  determined by the tour guide and driver.

Additional Info
Website URL: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Top Travel Voucher: For service based on courtesy, reliability and experience,
Contact Email: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Phone Number: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Contact Name: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
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