Visitors program features wide array of Bermuda tours

HAMILTON -- Bermuda developed a series of tours designed to give visitors an insider's perspective on the island's culture and attractions.

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.
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