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Aruba Private Off the Beaten Path Highlights Sightseeing Excursion

Aruba, Oranjestad (Excursion ID S1818)

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  • Private round-trip transportation from your Aruba cruise terminal!
  • Air-conditioned, fully licensed, and insured private transportation!
  • Private English-speaking certified guide!
  • All entrance fees are included!
  • Bottled water!
  • Off the Beaten Path stops, the best Aruba Island highlights - Lourdes Grotto, Santa Theresita Church, San Nicolas Community Museum, and the authentic Charlie's Bar!
  • Choice of beach time at either Rodgers or Baby Beach!
  • Private 6-hour Aruba shore excursion with an option to change itinerary and time spent at each venue!

See a side of Aruba that many do not and escape the impersonal and over-crowded cruise ship Aruba sightseeing cruise excursions! Get off the beaten path to see some of Aruba's best highlights and secrets often overlooked. Enjoy some downtime with a 2-hour beach stop at either Rodgers or Baby Beach too! Your private certified guide and air-conditioned private passenger van will show you the sites in comfort and at your pace. This is a private shore excursion so times and itineraries can be adjusted!

Your private Aruba sightseeing shore excursion guide will be waiting for you just outside your Aruba cruise ship terminal gates. She will escort you and your private party to the air-conditioned private van waiting to start your fun-filled half-day sightseeing cruise excursion. Your private guide will be telling you all the local history, stories, and folklore of Aruba from her first-hand experience and lifetime on the island. This is a personalized excursion of great value!

You will start your sightseeing excursion with some of Aruba's famous but often overlooked highlights on just for your group excursion. The first stop will be at Lourdes Grotto. This is a Roman Catholic shrine located in a rocky cave. A 1,500-pound stone statue of the Virgin Mary was hoisted into the sight. Lourdes is the ending point of an annual procession, the Feast of the Lady Lourdes.

Next is the St Theresita Church where the annual procession begins. This is a little church that goes by big names - Santa Teresita di Nino, San Nicolas, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, and a few more. Learn the background of how all of these names came to be for one small church.

Then you will visit the famous, authentic Charlie's Bar. Established in 1941, this well-known spot was the hangout for sailors and oilmen alike over the years. The interior is an unusual display of items left by past patrons and an odd assortment of treasures including license plates from around the world. Take some photos, buy a beverage, and enjoy your stop at the legendary Charlie's.

The San Nicolas Community Museum is next on your Aruba sightseeing shore excursion list. A newly opened facility now holds a collection of artwork, antiques, and historical items. The items on display show the charming history of Aruba's society.

After leaving the museum, your private group will have a choice of where to spend your beach time - either Rodgers or Baby Beach. At both locations, guests can find restrooms, various rental gear, and small places to purchase food and drinks. Relax, sun, and enjoy the water for approximately 2 hours.

Your private excursion guide and transportation will then take your group back to your Aruba cruise ship terminal to end your fun, off-the-beaten-path, and private cruise shore excursion of Aruba.

The itinerary and times spent at each venue can be adjusted to your personal plans. Don't forget, this is not a cruise ship sponsored 40 people-bus sightseeing excursion! Just your private guide and your group, enjoy the flexibility and personal attention!

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Adults (13 years and up): 6 or more $59.99$17.49$42.50
Children (6 to 12 years): $24.99$7.99$17.00
Infants (5 years and under): Free!
Price: $359.94
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Saints, sinners, and beach lovers alike. This off-the-beaten-path private Aruba cruise excursion gives guests a unique highlight sightseeing opportunity of the best Aruba has to offer! Private guide, private transportation, and pickup at your cruise ship!


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New Orleans
Lots of fun
     5/5  (Visited on February 2020)
Best tour. Tour guide had the best attitude. Would do this company again.
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Rochester, Minnesota
Exactly what we needed : )
     5/5  (Visited on December 2017)
First time in Aruba so this was the perfect option for us! Completely private and guided. There were 5 cruise ships in port so as we were driving by we saw a lot of places that were packed with tons of people. Not us, our guide took us to interesting stops a long the way that allowed us to see more. At the end we decided to stay at Baby Beach
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Going private was the best
     5/5  (Visited on July 2016)
My husband took me and my parents in law to this excursion since it was our first time in Aruba and we wanted to get the most out of our day in Aruba, it was just the 4 of us so no cruise crowds and no rush, we were able to enjoy everything at our own pace which is the reason why we chose private. Our guide met us at the cruise terminal, she was very nice and friendly, we started with a stop to Lourdes Grotto and the off to a church, I do not remember the exact name but it was very beautiful. Then we stop at Charlie's bar which is a must while in Aruba. The best part of this excursion was the stop at the beach, our guide gave us two options and we decided to go to Rodgers Bay, the colors of the ocean are unbelievable, it was like swimming in a giant pool. If you're visiting Aruba do not hesitate on booking this excursion, you won't regret it!!
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