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- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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This railway was originally built in the early 1900s to transport sugar cane from the fields to the capital of Basseterre. Today, the train winds through miles of St. Kitts mountains and takes tourists on a scenic (and informative) journey. The railway cars are double-decker style, with an open-air top deck offering 360-degree views and ample photo opportunities. Along the way, you'll learn about the old sugar cane estates, see small villages and farms, and enjoy impressive panoramas of the sea, cliffs and verdant vegetation. (Keep in mind, of the 30-mile trip about 12 miles are covered via bus rather than train.) Plus, complimentary drinks like rum punch, daiquiris, soda and water are served throughout the three-hour tour.
Recent travelers said they were fans of this scenic railway ride, noting that the tour guides are exceptionally knowledgeable and the choir singing on board is a nice touch. However, some note this tour is on the pricey side.
Tours are available on select days and costs vary depending on if you purchase the tour through a cruise ship or through tour providers like Viator. The tour departs from Port Zante, where travelers board transfer buses to the train. For additional information, visit the railway's website.
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