The City Highlights and Monastery tour is an experience that captures the ‘heart and soul’ of the history and culture of Trinidad and Tobago. Commencing with the capital-city tour of Port of Spain, a showcase of the wealth and cultural heritage gained throughout our colonial history is displayed in the remarkable 19th and 20th-century structures that still exist. From buildings such as the Twin Tower Financial Complex, The Red House Parliament building, Trinity Cathedral to the National Academy for the Performing Arts and the ‘Magnificent Seven’ mansions that encircle the Queen’s Park Savannah, every stop on this journey is sure to delight one and all!
Inhale exotic flora and fauna as you stroll through the Royal Botanical Gardens featuring over 700 different species of plants before embarking on a ‘panoramic’ experience that would guarantee the most stunning aerial views of the island.
At the Lady Young Lookout, you’ll definitely get such an opportunity, that would certainly be enhanced by your visit to the Mount St. Benedict Monastery, also known as ‘The Abbey of Our Lady of Exile’. An intriguing history that dates to 1912, the monastery is the oldest in the Western Hemisphere, built by 3 monks fleeing religious persecution in Bahia, Brazil. Featuring a convent, home for the aged, vocational school, rehabilitation center, regional seminary, and gift shop, known for the sale of yogurt and honey proudly made from the monastery’s inhabitants, if you’re also lucky, you’ll have a rare opportunity to hear the melodious chants of the monks in prayer.