HAMILTON -- Bermuda developed a series of tours designed to give
visitors an insider's perspective on the island's culture and
Dubbed the Bermuda Explorers Program, it aims to expand upon the
efforts of tourism officials and private citizens to develop the
island's ecological, cultural and heritage tourism product.
Tours, which range in price from $20 to $35 per person, can be
arranged through the participating attractions, hotels or local
visitor service bureaus.
The Heritage Passport, which allows visitors unlimited admission
to eight attractions over a four-day period, also is available.
The following tours are offered as part of the Bermuda Explorers
Program.Arts and Architecture Walk. This is a pre-opening hours tour of
the Bermuda National Gallery in Hamilton led by a museum curator.
Participants receive a map highlighting local galleries and art in
public places, and get to meet with gallery owners and
artists.Out-and-about Bermuda. Bermuda resident Jo Cook leads a walking
tour of places and attractions that aren't on the usual map .Gumba Trail. A historian leads a cultural nature walk that
includes commentary on the island's plant life and its uses. The
history of the Caribbean Junkanoo dancers and their connection to
the Goombeys of Bermuda are explored.Curator's Tour. Behind-the-scenes tours of Bermuda's aquarium,
museum and zoo are provided.Trustee Highlights Tour. Led by trustees of the Bermuda
Underwater Exploration Institute, participants take a tour of the
institute's exhibits and take an interactive ride to the "bottom of
the ocean" on the institute's lower level.Verdmont Historic House Museum. A historian from the National
Trust accompanies visitors on a private tour of Verdmont. Built in
1710, the house contains Bermuda's most notable collection of
antique cedarwood furniture, portraits and toys.