Bermuda Train Trolley Tours
This is a trolley car ride, that looks like a train having wheels and runs on road. It gives an opportunity to experience the era of British empire in an old fashion way.
If you want to know why there is no Railways in Bermuda today and what happened to it, check out Bermuda Railway Trail. The train trolley tour is organized by Bermuda Train Company.
The tours are usually of 60-90 minutes duration and provide narratives of historical facts of various places that you pass by.
There are three areas covered by the Bermuda Train Company: Dockyard area, Hamilton City area, and St. George area.
The tours are usually available from April through November (Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.). The train accommodates about 40 passengers.
Attractions covered in Dockyard tour
1) Lagoon Park in Sandys: A home to yellow-crowned night herons that roost in the mangroves.
2) The Royal Naval Cemetery and Yellow Fever Burial Ground.
3) The Clock Tower Building: It was built in 1875 and initially contained the naval store offices. Today it's a shopping mall with a wide range of boutique stores.
As you sit back and relax, there is a running audio commentary that tells you about the old Royal Naval Hospital and how it dealt with the yellow fever epidemic, how the Royal Navy purchased the dockyard in 1809, and about the island's largest fort The Keep which is located in the dockyard complex.
There is also a 20 minute loop offered by the Bermuda Train Company that starts from the Kings wharf cruise terminal and comes back. You can hop-off and hop-on at various points of the dockyard complex.
1) City Hall: It houses City Hall Theatre, Corporation of Bermuda, National Gallery, and also Society of Arts.
2) Perot's Post Office: This is where the first Post Master General of Bermuda worked who often hand delivered the mails himself.
3) Bermuda Cathedral: Most Holy Trinity Church that has been built on Gothic architecture.
4) Session House: Home of Bermuda House of Assembly and Supreme Court.
5) Botanical Gardens: Look out for the beautiful flowers, banana patches, the rubber tree and Bermuda’s own cedars and palmetto.
There is a running audio commentary given during the tour. As you pass by various landmarks and attractions, you will learn many things including about Fort Hamilton and its panoramic views, the way Bermudians catch and preserve water, build their roofs and why they keep them white.
For the Hamilton Tour, the passengers are picked up at the Flagpole on Front Street.
Train Trolley Ride in St George
As you come out of the ferry terminal in St George and walk towards the town center Kings Square, you will see a large sign "Train Tickets". You can buy the ticket from here. The train will take you along the streets of the historic town of St George, then take the uphill road past the beautiful Fort St Catherine and then the famous Tobacco Bay Beach, and then come downhill passing the Unfinished Church.
You can board the train from near the sculpture of Sir George Somers. The ride is for about 60 minutes. There is audio narration all through and you will learn about a lot of history.
Bermuda Train Company also offers the mini train for special events like weddings, anniversary, parties and other occasions. So you can make a private booking and transport all your guests in a novel and enjoyable way through the scenic routes of Bermuda.
Contacts & Reservation:
You can do online booking at Bermuda Train Company's website: http://bermudatrain.com
OR, call 441/236-3130 or e-mail: email@example.com for reservations. Advanced reservations are required although it is possible to reserve on-board if there are seats available. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy.
1) Bermuda Bus Tours: Know about other great tours on road.
2) Check out Kings Wharf & Dockyard for all attractions & activities in the dockyard
3) Bermuda Tours: Many other great tours & excursions in Bermuda.
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