Grand Turk is one of the great exclusive gems in the Caribbean, full of historic buildings and landmarks. R&R Sightseeing &Tours will show you the main sights in Grand Turk, whilst you enjoy a simultaneous & factual commentary that is enlightening and entertaining! The tour lasts an hour and 30 minutes.
This fantastic sightseeing tour is ideal if you have a little time to see Grand Turk, or have just arrived and want to get an overview. But be assured, this is no drive-by tour. There are places we’ll stop to look at, take photos, shop and talk about Grand Turk’s great landmarks.
The tour begins as soon as you are picked up. Places of interest are pointed out such as the former Pan American Naval Base, Governors Beach, Governors Mansion, Governors Office (Waterloo), Replica of John Glenn’s Astronaut, and historic buildings dated back from the 18th and 19th century during the salt era.
First stop is fifteen minutes at one of the local downtown markets where you can purchase artwork, clothing, souvenirs and much more. You can also buy light refreshments such as smoothies & locally made ginger beer, etc at a nearby eatery.
Second stop is 15 minutes at the Turks & Caicos national Museum. Here you will find a central exhibit that tells the story of the Molasses Reef Wreak (the oldest European Ship Wreak), as well as the country’s rich cultural and natural history.
Third stop is 15 minutes at another local & colorful market place. Here you can purchase clothing, unique jewelry pieces, art, etc. You can also enjoy tasty cuisines from the local restaurant. Local favorites such as cracked conch, conch chowder, conch fritters and pastries are always on the menu.
Fourth stop will be a trip to the Lighthouse. We will have 15 minutes to browse around the historic building, take pictures with tamed donkeys, take pleasure in the majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean, and souvenir shop.
Fifth destination is to the Salt House where attendants await your arrival to briefly enlighten about this landmark’s history. Here you will be able to purchase replicas of items from the salt industry, observe the salt pans & the windmills that were used in the production of salt, which is now used for bird watching.
Final stop will be to the former prison, which is now the Prison Museum. Here you can visit prison cells and other areas of interest.