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St Kitts Scenic Train Tour (Reconfirm 48hrs) provided by Tropical Tours

St Kitts Scenic Train Tour (Reconfirm 48hrs)

St Kitts Scenic Train Tour (Reconfirm 48hrs)
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Tour snapshot
Magnificent views and photo ops: see the entire island in one tour
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
200
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    200
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
The St. Kitts Scenic Railway runs for 30 miles (48km) around the island, affording spectacular views of the mountains, beaches, and plantations. On this tour, ride the entire route, passing sights such as Brimstone Hill Fortress, Mount Liamuiga, and Saddlers Village, then complete the circuit by bus along the Island Main Road. While on-board the train, enjoy a drink from the bar and admire the scenery from the open-air observation deck.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Luxury train transport with an open-air observation deck and bar
  • Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup from selected hotels in Basseterre or Frigate Bay
What to expect
  • Take a luxurious train trip through the island of Saint Kitts as you travel along one of the Caribbean’s first scenic railways, finishing with a coach bus tour of the island’s key sights. Whether you’re a train lover or simply looking for a unique way to explore this tropical island, this train excursion is a great option. Start your trip with a pickup from your Basseterre or Frigate Bay hotel, continuing to the train to begin your ride. The sumptuously-appointed rail cars feature a range of amenities, including beautifully-designed interiors, a full-service bar, and bathrooms. The car’s upper level features a viewing platform where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the island’s soaring mountain scenery and thick, green cane fields. Meanwhile down below on the lower level, you’ll enjoy air-conditioning and sublime views through the large windows. You’ll also be able to pick from a selection of included beverages during your ride. Watch as your train pulls out and begins its journey winding its way along the edge of Mount Liamuiga. As you travel you’ll be able to see a variety of scenery like secret black sand beaches, the ruins of decaying plantations and sturdy iron bridges (one of which spans more than 300 feet (90m) over a large valley). The train also passes through a number of towns on the way, including Saddlers Village and Mansion Village, flanked by fields of fruit.  Listen to commentary about the island and your route, hearing tales like about the “Last Railway in the West Indies,” a train that was used to transport sugar cane from the island’s plantations to its main sugar factory in Basseterre. You’ll also be serenaded with catchy folk songs and tunes performed by the St. Kitts Railway Choir.  Upon finishing your scenic train ride, climb aboard a sightseeing coach for a 12 mile (19km) tracing Island Main Road. Among the sites you’ll pass are Brimstone Hill Fortress and a number of small towns and villages on the way back to Basseterre. Please note: there is no reserved seating. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Luxury train transport with an open-air observation deck and bar
  • Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup from selected hotels in Basseterre or Frigate Bay
What to expect
  • Take a luxurious train trip through the island of Saint Kitts as you travel along one of the Caribbean’s first scenic railways, finishing with a coach bus tour of the island’s key sights. Whether you’re a train lover or simply looking for a unique way to explore this tropical island, this train excursion is a great option. Start your trip with a pickup from your Basseterre or Frigate Bay hotel, continuing to the train to begin your ride. The sumptuously-appointed rail cars feature a range of amenities, including beautifully-designed interiors, a full-service bar, and bathrooms. The car’s upper level features a viewing platform where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the island’s soaring mountain scenery and thick, green cane fields. Meanwhile down below on the lower level, you’ll enjoy air-conditioning and sublime views through the large windows. You’ll also be able to pick from a selection of included beverages during your ride. Watch as your train pulls out and begins its journey winding its way along the edge of Mount Liamuiga. As you travel you’ll be able to see a variety of scenery like secret black sand beaches, the ruins of decaying plantations and sturdy iron bridges (one of which spans more than 300 feet (90m) over a large valley). The train also passes through a number of towns on the way, including Saddlers Village and Mansion Village, flanked by fields of fruit.  Listen to commentary about the island and your route, hearing tales like about the “Last Railway in the West Indies,” a train that was used to transport sugar cane from the island’s plantations to its main sugar factory in Basseterre. You’ll also be serenaded with catchy folk songs and tunes performed by the St. Kitts Railway Choir.  Upon finishing your scenic train ride, climb aboard a sightseeing coach for a 12 mile (19km) tracing Island Main Road. Among the sites you’ll pass are Brimstone Hill Fortress and a number of small towns and villages on the way back to Basseterre. Please note: there is no reserved seating. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Scenic rail tour
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only): St. Kitts Marriott, Sugar Bay Club, Island Paradise, Sea Loft, Timothy Beach, Bird Rock Beach Hotel, Ocean Terrace Inn,
  • Beverages (rum punch, frozen daiquiris, soft drinks, fruit juices, and bottled water)
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Name of hotel/villa required Additional cost will apply if hotel not listed.
  • Port Zante Marina, 77VG+496, Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis Name of ship required Persons arriving via cruise ship will be required to meet the TROPICAL TOURS/VIATOR Rep at the entrance of the terminal building (Port Zante) or the tourist information desk if tendered or at the Commercial Port.
  • Frigate Bay, St Kitts & Nevis Name of hotel required Additional cost will apply for hotels not listed. Call at least 48hrs prior to date of tour
  • Ports:
  • Port Zante
  • Commercial Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Mandatory: reconfirm and redeem voucher to participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Reconfirmation of tour required 48 hours prior (email or telephone call acceptable)
  • Response to Supplier's email is compulsory
  • Please note: there is no reserved seating. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Wheelchair: Must be approved
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • To avoid the spread of the Corona Virus it is MANDATORY that face mask be worn and hands sanitized
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Inclusions
  • Scenic rail tour
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only): St. Kitts Marriott, Sugar Bay Club, Island Paradise, Sea Loft, Timothy Beach, Bird Rock Beach Hotel, Ocean Terrace Inn,
  • Beverages (rum punch, frozen daiquiris, soft drinks, fruit juices, and bottled water)
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Name of hotel/villa required Additional cost will apply if hotel not listed.
  • Port Zante Marina, 77VG+496, Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis Name of ship required Persons arriving via cruise ship will be required to meet the TROPICAL TOURS/VIATOR Rep at the entrance of the terminal building (Port Zante) or the tourist information desk if tendered or at the Commercial Port.
  • Frigate Bay, St Kitts & Nevis Name of hotel required Additional cost will apply for hotels not listed. Call at least 48hrs prior to date of tour
  • Ports:
  • Port Zante
  • Commercial Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Mandatory: reconfirm and redeem voucher to participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Reconfirmation of tour required 48 hours prior (email or telephone call acceptable)
  • Response to Supplier's email is compulsory
  • Please note: there is no reserved seating. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Wheelchair: Must be approved
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • To avoid the spread of the Corona Virus it is MANDATORY that face mask be worn and hands sanitized
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 8 Jan 2022
A note from St Kitts Scenic Train Tour (Reconfirm 48hrs)
*Please check island covid-19 travel requirement before booking. *Proof of Full Vaccination is Required. * For your continuous health, safety and enjoyment on our tours, all guidelines MUST be adhered to at all times. * For your comfort we encourage you to bring your own face mask.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    St. Kitts Scenic Railway
    Stop: 3 hours
    Your luxurious railcar features a service bar, restroom and colorful artwork on the walls. The upper level has an open-air observation deck with breathtaking views of the majestic mountain ranges and lush sugar cane fields, and the lower level offers air-conditioned comfort and expansive vaulted windows. Take advantage of the complimentary specialty drinks served throughout the trip. See fields of sugar canes surrounding the railcar as the railway winds around the slopes of the remnant volcano Mt. Liamuiga. Discover the hidden black sand beach and overgrown plantation estates, and cross steel bridges, including one stretching 300 feet (90 meters) across a deep ravine. You will also pass many villages including the Mansion Village and Saddlers Village, surrounded by fields producing a range of fruit. The colorful narration of the history of Caribbean and St. Kitts includes tales of the “Last Railway in the West Indies,” which was used to transport sugar cane from the island’s sugar plantations to the sugar factory in Basseterre, St. Kitts capital city. You will also be entertained with folk songs and hymns by the St. Kitts Railway Choir. At the end of your train ride, transfer to a sightseeing bus to continue your 12-mile (19 km) journey along Island Main Road. The route passes under Brimstone Hill Fortress and through small villages and towns before returning to Basseterre. Please note: there is no reserved seating. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
36 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Ron S
Point Edward427 contributions
Jan 2020
What an amazing relaxing day tour. We booked the combination scenic railway ride and coastal cruise from our ship. The best island tour that we did in the Caribbean. You have an opportunity to see how the rich and very poor live like in all countries that we travel around the world. The scenic views from the train where amazing. The staff onboard the train cared about your needs. The endless rum mangos and pina colados where incredibly tasty. The pop up singer group was fantastic. When they sang Amazing Grace you heard complete silence, than everyone joined into singing together. It brought out a lot of tears. If you don't like heights and rock and roll of a double decker train, it probably would not work ou for you. Thank you for sharing your country's history and beauty.
Written 21 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BLL
1 contribution
Feb 2020
We rode this train many years ago as an excursion from a cruise ship. At that time the train operators were trying to get established as a tourist activity. When we decided to visit St. Kitts for a few days earlier this month with friends, the train was the first on our list of things to do, We were not dissappointed. After some initial confusion about the start time, we were met at the train station by a minibus which drove us to the point of departure. Along the way, the driver pointed out sites of interest and told us about the history of the area. Once aboard the train, we were offered free tropical drinks, and were entertained by the a cappella trio which moves from car to car, The scenery and ocean views were as beautiful as we remembered. The guide on the train was very knowledgeable about the island and its history. Since we were in the first car, along with the guide, we were able to ask her questions which she answered well. The train runs on narrow gauge rails so there is a lot of swaying, but it is still very enjoyable. As other reviewers have said, this is not a luxury ride, but it is fun. Our friends did not know what to expect, and they also thought it was a highlight of our visit to St. Kitts.
Written 20 February 2020
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Elisse G
Landgraff, WV1,020 contributions
Jan 2020
We booked this excursion through our cruise line (NCL) as the "rail and sail" excursion, and we loved it! We are "railfans" and love trains, have we have traveled by train around the world, and this train excursion was an excellent day trip that enabled us to see St. Kitts, as well as enjoy a live choir and free rum drinks- and then sail back to the port! You definitely want seats on the TOP level of the train so you really see everything- and there is lots to see: the gorgeous coastline and mountains, the gorges you cross over, historic sugar mills and churches, farms and goats... and friendly people to wave at, who wave back! And yes, you can be bounced around a bit, but it's fun! Note: this is a vintage, double-decker sugar train, in great shape but not fancy; it's truly unique and a lot of fun, and The perfect way to see the island! The guide was knowledgeable and well-spoken, the train's talented choir goes from car-to-car singing, and the nice waitresses make and bring 'round a selection of delish drinks, including Pina Coladas and Strawberry Daiquiris- and soft drinks, as well! I mean, seriously- does it get better than that?! At then end of the trip, if you have booked the "rail and sail", you are taken to a catamaran for a nice long sail back to the port (with rum punch :-) ), which is delightful as well! TIP: bring cash so you can tip everyone- they deserve it!
Written 11 February 2020
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dawniemc65
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK162 contributions
Great day! Went by minibus to the station, then went 18 miles through sugar cane fields - saw a vervet monkey in the wild (the staff were begging us all to take one home!). A ‘pop up’ choir appeared from time to time, singing snatches of tunes - and the pina coladas (free!) were the best I’ve had anywhere...
Written 9 February 2020
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TropicalTours393
We wish to thank you for your wonderful review and we are certainly happy that your experience was a great one! Good to know you also enjoyed the beverages as well. Thank you for visiting St. Kitts!
Written 18 February 2020
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webbfoot
Philadelphia, TN618 contributions
Jan 2020
This trip was way below our expectations. Very over priced at $129.00 per person. Very little sceanry mostly over grown farm land, there were a few nice views of the Shore Line. The top level was very uncomfortable, and a very rough ride. The best part of the deal was the bus ride back to Port.
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TropicalTours393
We sincerely apologize for the negative experience you had. We are constantly working with our provider to improve and enhance certain aspects of the tour. Your review will assist in these endeavours. Thank you once again Hopefully, we can be of service in the future if not you your friends and family.
Written 18 February 2020
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Maureen G
17 contributions
Jan 2020
Excellent shore excursion from the ship. Beautiful and very scenic! Lots of historical facts included by our guide.
Written 4 February 2020
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Jill L
Savannah, GA285 contributions
Nov 2019
What a beautiful little island and this was a great way to see parts. The entire staff was so friendly and eager to show and tell of this great little island. We arrived by cruise ship, was taken by van to the train and boarded quickly. In addition to the lady giving the tour, there was a group of women who sang local songs and served all kinds of beverages. The rum punch was AMAZING! Great panoramic views of the island. Stopped near botanical garden and taken back to our port by van. Dropped in the shopping district.
Keep in mind that this is an old sugar cane train and not a luxury trip. If you are looking for great comfort, this isn't for you. Additionally, our van driver drove safely but fast and kept repeating the same things over and over, same joke and not very informative.
On the train, sit on the right side if your trip begins near the airport; left side if beginning near the botanical gardens.
Written 21 December 2019
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TropicalTours393
Thank you so much for your insightful and thoughtful review. It will assist other potential customers when booking this tour. We are happy that you had a great time and really found St Kitts to be "beautiful". We continue to strive to improve the product and the island as a whole which will enable a positive experience. Thank you!
Written 18 February 2020
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3103Cookie
Northampton, UK7 contributions
Nov 2019
Such a beautiful & scenic island with amazing history.
We had such a lovely day & the island along with the people made us so welcome. We would thoroughly recommend taking this trip.

It was fun, plenty of space (not cramped at all), lots of free drinks ( the rum punch was lovely), the knowledge of our guide was immense & the scenery was out of this world. We didn’t think it was overly expensive & it isn’t fancy, it isn’t shiny & new but to travel around this beautiful island in a double decker sugar train is really unique.
Don’t miss this remarkable trip!
Written 29 November 2019
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cbk0405
Raleigh, NC27 contributions
Oct 2019
I was hesitant at first on booking this but the large group we were going with wanted everyone to participate, so glad we did! We learned so much about the history, saw beautiful scenery including the black sand beach. Was not the most comfortable ride- we sat up top and the train cars swayed a bit so you had to make sure to hang on while getting the perfect picture but it was worth it. The drinks were tasty and our girl did a great job of keeping them coming. The ladies that visited each train to sing were good. probably would not do again now that I've done it but great excursion to do once. We booked through RCCL.
Written 6 November 2019
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TropicalTours393
Thank you for your review. It is a pleasure hearing that you did have a great time and did enjoyed the drinks and the meloudious singers. We hope you recommend to others so that they'll also experience St. Kitts by train. It was our pleasure providing our services.
Written 15 November 2019
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Holidayhobbyist
Heysham, UK312 contributions
Aug 2018
This is not luxurious. It is a rickety old sugar can train. It was very busy on the day we went and they crammed extra people in. I didn't even get a seat to myself so had to squash between two other people with two halves of padded cushions. The drinks were not free flowing. We got one each and were offered a second whilst we were drinking the first. Then the machine was taken away and washed up. The trip is around an old sugar plantations. There are some views but many of them are of waste from the sugar plant. I did not enjoy this trip at all. Mainly because I felt uncomfortable as I didn't have a proper seat. I was offered to sit inside. Overall at £200 for two people I felt it was poor value for money especially as we were packed in. I much preferred the coach trip to get to the train. I wouldn't recommend this trip although the singing ladies group were nice.
Written 2 July 2019
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