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Explore the artistic and artisanal sides of Barbados with a guided visit to a wood sculptor's studio and an island rum distillery. Watch skilled woodworkers transforming roots into abstract art, and then sip the island's celebrated golden libation at Mount Gay's 300-year-old tasting room.

From Bridgetown, ride up a lush and forested hillside to the studio at Medford Craft World, where you can meet self-taught artist Reggie Medford and see his team of artisans turning roots from the Barbados mahogany tree into smooth, twisting, elegant works of abstract art. Get a demonstration and tour the workshop, then check out other wares crafted by islanders, including woven baskets and pottery.

After the tour, discover Barbados' other famed masterpiece with a tasting at the 300-year-old Mount Gay Rum distillery. Delve into island culture as you learn about the tradition of Barbadian rum making, from refining and aging to blending and bottling. Learn about the local ingredients and centuries' worth of knowledge that infuse these rums with their particularly refined flavors, then sample some of the spirits and enjoy a refreshing tropical cocktail on a veranda overlooking the sea.

Explore the artistic and artisanal sides of Barbados with a guided visit to a wood sculptor's studio and an island rum distillery. Watch skilled woodworkers transforming roots into abstract art, and then sip the island's celebrated golden libation at Mount Gay's 300-year-old tasting room.

From Bridgetown, ride up a lush and forested hillside to the studio at Medford Craft World, where you can meet self-taught artist Reggie Medford and see his team of artisans turning roots from the Barbados mahogany tree into smooth, twisting, elegant works of abstract art. Get a demonstration and tour the workshop, then check out other wares crafted by islanders, including woven baskets and pottery.

After the tour, discover Barbados' other famed masterpiece with a tasting at the 300-year-old Mount Gay Rum distillery. Delve into island culture as you learn about the tradition of Barbadian rum making, from refining and aging to blending and bottling. Learn about the local ingredients and centuries' worth of knowledge that infuse these rums with their particularly refined flavors, then sample some of the spirits and enjoy a refreshing tropical cocktail on a veranda overlooking the sea.

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Afternoon Tour

Duration 4h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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$60

Total price is $60, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Craft & Culture Tour

Activity/Location

Grazettes

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup

    Bridgetown


Description

Explore the artistic and artisanal sides of Barbados with a guided visit to a wood sculptor's studio and an island rum distillery. Watch skilled woodworkers transforming roots into abstract art, and then sip the island's celebrated golden libation at Mount Gay's 300-year-old tasting room.

From Bridgetown, ride up a lush and forested hillside to the studio at Medford Craft World, where you can meet self-taught artist Reggie Medford and see his team of artisans turning roots from the Barbados mahogany tree into smooth, twisting, elegant works of abstract art. Get a demonstration and tour the workshop, then check out other wares crafted by islanders, including woven baskets and pottery.

After the tour, discover Barbados' other famed masterpiece with a tasting at the 300-year-old Mount Gay Rum distillery. Delve into island culture as you learn about the tradition of Barbadian rum making, from refining and aging to blending and bottling. Learn about the local ingredients and centuries' worth of knowledge that infuse these rums with their particularly refined flavors, then sample some of the spirits and enjoy a refreshing tropical cocktail on a veranda overlooking the sea.


Highlights

  • Immersion into Barbados' culture & artistic scene

  • Woodworkers sculpting mahogany roots at Medford Craft World

  • Distillery tour at 300-year-old Mount Gay Rum

  • Rum tasting & cool tropical cocktails on an outdoor veranda

  • Chance to see & shop for locally made crafts


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Medford Craft World & the Mount Gay Rum distillery

  • Admission fees

  • 1 rum cocktail, fruit punch, or soft drink

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select Barbados hotels


Know Before You Book

  • Hotel pickup is not available for Almond Beach Village, Cobbler's Cove, Sandridge Beach Hotel, Sugar Cane Club, Little Good Harbour, Port St. Charles, and Kings Beach.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Grazettes