Unforgettable Charlotte Amalie: Self-Guided Audio Tour


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Overview

Welcome to Charlotte Amalie, the bustling capital city of the US Virgin Islands situated on the island of St. Thomas. This lively town is popular with cruise ships from around the world. In fact, Charlotte Amalie’s famous harbour was once a haven for pirates and is the birthplace of stories such as Blackbeard and Bluebeard. Its Danish architecture is sure to capture your attention, a stunning and much-loved reminder of its history as a 17th century Danish settlement.
Nowadays, Charlotte Amalie is best known for its beautiful beaches and creative handicrafts which are sold street-side.
To discover this vibrant city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking.
The tour will take approximately 2 hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way.
Please note that this tour is currently only available in English.


What's Included

Downloadable link to download mp3 file and map

Self-Guided Audio Tour

Self-paced

Zip folder of audio files and map

What's Not Included

Admission Fees

Audio Device

Food/Drinks

Headphones

Transportation


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 99

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Our audio tours are self guided and you can take the tour safely in your own bubble. Download the tour to your iPhone or Android while you have internet. You can start the tour at a time and place to suit your needs. A safe way to explore!
  • Please note this is an audio tour. No physical guide will accompany you.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Our audio tours are self guided and you can take the tour safely in your own bubble. Download the tour to your iPhone or Android while you have internet. You can start the tour at a time and place to suit your needs. A safe way to explore!
  • Please note this is an audio tour. No physical guide will accompany you.
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.


What To Expect

Market Square
Market Square, with its large pavilion and sidewalks, is a perfect spot for local vendors to

sell their wares. Though the largest crowds gather on Saturday mornings, farmers, artists,

and craftsmen come here every day

of the week and set ups stands from which they

display fruits, vegetables, and any number of hand
-

made items.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

St. Thomas Synagogue
This unassuming building with a sand floor was built in 1833 and helps tell the fascinating stories of Charlotte Amalie’s Jewish heritage. The official name of the Saint Thomas Synagogue is Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim, which means ‘blessing and peace and loving deeds.’ This building is the fourth synagogue on this site and was built in 1833.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

St Thomas Reformed Church
The church was built in the style of a Roman temple, reflective of the fact that it was built

during the classical revival peri

od. The building has survived both hurricanes and

earthquakes, due at least in part of its interior lumber core, which is covered with

woodwork typical of the colonial period in the Caribbean.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Blackbeard’s Castle
Prepare to be taken aback by the imposing tower of Blackbeard’s castle that looms above you. Home to tales of skulduggery and warfare, this famous landmark is an unmissable piece of Charlotte Amalie’s history.
It was originally called Skytsborg Tower, meaning ‘gun tower’ in Danish. For several years, the tower was part of a private residence and was later the centrepiece of a hotel called the Inn at Blackbeard’s Castle.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Fort Christian
When you arrive at Fort Christian you’ll be immediately struck by its bright red exterior. A Gothic revival building, this stone fortification was built by the Danish settlers on Saint Thomas between 1672 and 1680 and is one of the most striking buildings in the city.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


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