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Antigua VIP Tours vs. Lawrence of Antigua


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POST ONLY REPLY IF YOU HAVE DONE EITHER OF THESE TOURS ūüėČ

 

Deciding between Antigua VIP Tours (4-5 hour) Gold Tour for $90 pp.  OR  Lawrence of Antiqua Tour for $50 pp.

We'd like to see the sights of Antigua but also spend some time at Turners Beach.

 

Both will take us through National Park and Rain Forest.  

 

VIP Tours includes a beach stop,  Devil's Bridge, and, park admission fees, "small complimentary bar drinks".  They would drop us off at Turners Beach after the tour but we're not sure there will be time for that since  the tour is 5 hours.

 

Lawrence Tours does not include admission fees to park ($8 pp) but his tour is 3 hours (excludes Devil's Bridge) and would take us to Turners Beach for a few hours and then back to the cruise ship.  

 

Would like to hear from cruisers who have done one of these tours.  Thank you!

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

We did Lawrence's tour and were satisfied. There was a small hiccup at the beginning with someone who was supposed to be in our group but expected it to be a private tour somehow, and they did not join us, so it was just four or six of us. Once that was settled, we got underway and had a nice time. There were complimentary beverages but I think just water/soda. Can't remember for sure. We felt we easily got our money's worth seeing the sights and were happy with the van and the tour. We did not opt for the beach, but that was our choice. Nelson's Dockyard was not accompanied--we were given a tour by a guide from the park, and that was fine. For the price, it was a good excursion.

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Thank you so much for your review!  We booked with Lawrence (group of four) and look forward to seeing the sights of Antigua. Your review gave us a much better idea of what to expect!  We appreciate you taking the time!  Happy cruising!

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On 1/26/2020 at 1:48 PM, garubes1985 said:

Thank you so much for your review!  We booked with Lawrence (group of four) and look forward to seeing the sights of Antigua. Your review gave us a much better idea of what to expect!  We appreciate you taking the time!  Happy cruising!

You're welcome‚ÄĒI hope you enjoy it.

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Too late for the OP--hope he was able to take his cruise before the shutdown from the pandemic--but would like to add another vote for Lawrence.  We took a tour with him several years ago.  My husband forgot a tee-shirt he had purchased during the tour on Lawrence's van.  I contacted Lawrence by email and he mailed the tee-shirt back to us at no cost.  That kind of responsiveness and consideration goes a long way--he could have easily just said he didn't find a tee-shirt.  And the tour was excellent as well!

 

 

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We had a group off the ship, we took Lawrence's tour to Long Bay and Turner's nice tour we all enjoyed it. If your a drinker like myself BYOB, actually if you want anything to drink bring it yourself little or nothing much to drink was the only issue I had with this tour. Tour bus was great, beaches were great not much to drink and certainly not enough to drink of anything for all of us. 

Lawrence great tour BYOB. Later Todd

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On 9/11/2021 at 7:30 PM, caligirl49 said:

Celebrity just emailed me letting us know that the port of Antigua is only allowing ship excursions and no private excursions are permitted.

Have you cruised there yet on Celebrity?  If so, what did you end up doing?  We are going on the 11/4 Apex sailing.

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