Nelson’s West Indies: Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis

05 May 2018 to 12 May 2018
From £3,595
Trip destination: 
West Indies

Join maritime historian John Harris to go beyond the stunning beaches and lush scenery of the tropical Leeward Islands and delve into their colonial history. With sugar, slavery and sea power throwing Britain, Spain and France into continuous conflict in the 17th and 18th centuries, the contrasting islands of Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis have a fascinating story to tell as part of Britain’s once mighty empire. Visiting all three islands, discover their wellpreserved harbours, plantations and forts and learn about the slavers, plantation owners, bankers, slaves and sailors whose lives were all interlinked during this time.


  • Delight in the islands’ colonial architecture including historic churches, botanical gardens and plantation houses, as well as historic barracks and fortifications
  • Explore English Harbour in Antigua, the finest example of a preserved Georgian naval dockyard in the world, with a talk from a local historical expert
  • Visit sugar and cotton estates on Antigua and Nevis, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage site Brimstone Hill Fortress on St Kitts
  • Learn about Horatio Nelson’s life set against the broader subject of the naval history of the Caribbean, and visit the site of his marriage on Nevis in 1787
  • Extend your holiday with an optional private beach stay in Nevis, Antigua and beyond (from £600 per person for seven nights, all inclusive)

Trip scholar

John Harris, Maritime historian and Emeritus Student of Christ Church, University of Oxford

Booking details

Temple World
Tel: +44 (0) 208 940 4114

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