Guided tour

Castries Shopping & Sightseeing and Reduit Beach Tour

Castries Shopping & Sightseeing and Reduit Beach Tour

From US$ 160 per person

Enjoy a fun-filled shopping experience at Castries Central Market and admire the historic colonial architecture of the city on a sightseeing tour. Head to Rodney Bay Village, the island’s tourism capital. and spend some time at beautiful Reduit Beach.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Cruise terminal (Point Seraphine: main entrance gate after Diamond International or La Place Carenage, tourist information center), private residence, or hotel lobby.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Shop for unique arts and crafts and souvenirs at Castries Central Market
  • Experience the city’s rich history and 19th-century architecture
  • Enjoy Rodney Bay Village and the mile-long Reduit white sand beach
Full description
Get ready to sip on the drink of your choice as you’re chauffeured in a spacious, air-conditioned vehicle by a safe and knowledgeable driver. On your 2-hour St. Lucia excursion the first stop is the colorful Castries Central Market where you can mingle with the locals while bargaining for the perfect present or souvenir. Taste freshly harvested fruits and local condiments such as banana ketchup and banana barbeque sauce. The main shopping area features numerous booths where vendors and artisans display their products that range from arts and crafts, to trinkets, T-shirts, and countless items that would make the perfect gift or souvenir. If you’d like a bite to eat, you’ll find 16 or more food courts to choose from for a delicious creole lunch or snack. Don't forget to try the local Piton Beer! Afterwards you’ll head to see the spectacular architecture of 19th-century Minor Basilica of The Immaculate Conception Church. The Cathedral, as it’s known, is the largest church in the Caribbean. In the interior, admire the mural by St. Lucian artist Dunstan St. Omer. Enjoy a short walk to scenic Derek Walcott Square for a look at the enormous saman tree that’s more than 400 years old. See the busts of St. Lucia’s 2 Nobel laureates. The Hon. Derek Walcott was awarded the prize for literature in 1992 and Sir Arthur Lewis won the economics prize in 1979. Finally, you’ll head to Rodney Bay, where you’ll have the option of shopping at the newly built local shopping mall and casino complex, or relaxing and taking in the sun on the 1-mile-long white sand Reduit Beach. Swim in the warm, clear waters, or enjoy a beach activity, such as jet skiing, parasailing, or canoeing.
Includes
  • Refreshments (rum punch, bottled water)
  • Fees for beach excursions
  • Tips/gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Please note the following:
  • Not all vendors accept debit or credit cards, so be sure to carry some cash.
  • Make sure you have your passport or cruise identification to qualify for duty-free purchases.
  • The costs of beach activities are not included.
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Product ID: 39097