Skip to main content
78% Level of Satisfaction Based on 2 reviews
Location North West
Location Centre
Operating Days All Days
Duration 9 hrs
Activity Time 08:30 - 17:30
Transportation Included in price
Comment Departure time: 8:30 am from your hotel/place of accommodation. Return time: 17:30 pm to your hotel/place of accommodation
from 50€

Contact Us

+230 269 1000 Send Message

Heritage Tour to unveil the History of Mauritius

This tour offers a unique opportunity to go back in time and discover the secrets of Mauritius from its very early days

The Heritage Tour guarantees that you will have fun while unveiling all the secrets of Mauritius through an interactive and informative journey in the past.

As part of this tour you will walk in the footsteps of Mauritius’ first settlers and find the answers to predominant questions such as:

  • How was the island discovered?
  • Why and who named the island Mauritius?
  • Why is it possible to come across so many different cultures and ethnic groups on this small island?
  • How has the island developed to the unique paradise it is today?

This is a private tour organized only for you and your companions. You will be driven to the different sights in a private vehicle, including a pick up and drop off service from anywhere in Mauritius.

Port Louis

As part of this historical tour you will visit many intriguing and fascinating sights in one day:

  • Sugar Museum and Factory
  • The capital of Mauritius: Port Louis
  • Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund
  • Eureka house
  • The Mauritius Glass Gallery

The full day private Heritage Tour (History Tour) includes:

  • Lunch at the restaurant of Eureka House
  • Pick up and drop off service from any hotel/place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius.
  • Transportation to and from all the sights.
  • A personal driver/guide to show you around and inform you on each one of the sights.
  • All along you will travel with maximum convenience in an air-conditioned family car or minivan (for bigger groups).

The Mauritius Heritage Tour: Tour Itinerary

Sugar Museum and Factory

Mauritius wouldn’t be as we know it today, if it wasn’t for its elixir: sugar. The island takes high pride in its specialization in the manufacture of unrefined, wholesome and delicate sugars that retain the freshness of their origin. Rising above the sugar cane fields in the Northwest of Mauritius, the Sugar Museum and Factory, also known as the Beau Plan sugar mill, becomes the narrator of 250 years of Mauritian history.

The Sugar Museum and Factory is an endorsement of the key role that sugar has played in the history and identity of Mauritius. As part of your visit, you will listen to local sugar tales and you will see a selection of videos and short films about the chronicles of sugar.

This part of the tour can triumphantly end at the museum’s boutique, where you can indulge into the aromas and flavors of golden granulated, muscovado, brown sugar or any of the in between 15 other types. Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in a rum tasting session at the hospitable bar towards the end of the museum shop.

Visit and Tour of Port Louis

Enjoy a visit to Port Louis - the capital of Mauritius and the island’s largest city, economic, cultural, political and administrative hub. A wander around the historical town with its stone pavements, and the nation’s main harbor will open your eyes to the old days of Mauritius.

Start from the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage for an overview of a key moment in Mauritian history. This historical site is a symbol of Mauritian identity since the ancestors of more than 70% of today’s local population arrived on the island through this immigration depot. The depot was created to receive indentured laborers coming to work in the sugar plantations during the early post-slavery years 1834-1920.

Right off the prime square you can stroll besides the palm-lined boulevard of Place d'Armes. Spend some time to admire the wonderful French colonial buildings, and especially the Government House and the Municipal Theater. From there you can stroll down to visit the Natural History Museum and the center of Port Louis.

As part of the excursion to Port Louis, you will have the chance to visit Fort Adelaide (also known as La Citadelle), which was built by the British in the very strategic location of the higher lands of Port Louis at 240 feet above sea level. The construction of Fort Adelaide started in 1832 and was completed almost after ten years. From Fort Adelaide you can enjoy a picturesque panorama of Port-Louis, the long-established harbor and Signal Mountain.

Eureka House tour followed by delicious lunch

Eureka House

Your next stop will be at Eureka House. Located by the River Moka and its waterfalls, Eureka House is an authentic, elegant Créole mansion built in 1830. In the 19th century the residence was owned by British and French aristocrats, and it is now filled with antiques and photos of that period - providing an intimate glimpse into colonial life.


The Eureka House, which is honored as one of the largest houses on the island of Mauritius with 109 doors and windows, also extends to a magnificent garden.

The Eureka House was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1986. The House is constructed largely of wood and it is framed by a long, shady veranda. The exterior grounds are home to a rich variety of natural Mauritian plant life, including mango trees and palms, a waterfall and a traditional English garden.

The museum is separated to different themed areas dedicated to music, art, antique maps, Chinese and Indian housewares and quirky appliances, such as a colonial shower.

At the end of the tour enjoy a delicious lunch experience at the Eureka House restaurant that specializes in traditional Mauritian cuisine (see additional information for menu).

The Mauritius Glass Gallery

The Mauritius Glass Gallery

After lunch, you will head to the Mauritius Glass Gallery in the town of Phoenix. This trip is a very conscious and environmental friendly way to finish off this rewarding and active day.

At the Mauritius Glass Gallery you will see skilful craftsmen setting their creativity free and bringing back to life used bottles and other glass elements. You will also familiarize yourself with the traditional and centuries’ old techniques of glass blowing in the especially dedicated demonstration area.

In order to keep the memory of this unique experience alive, you can bring back at very affordable prices unique home wares in different shapes and colors made from 100% recycled glass.


Additional information regarding the Heritage Tour

Start & End times:

  • Duration (including transportation): Approximately 9 hours
  • This private tour is offered Monday to Saturday
  • Tour Starting time: 8:30 am
  • Tour Ending time: 17:30 pm

(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour at a different time)

Car Capacities:

You can choose from a selection of different vehicle types:

  • Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
  • SUV Car - Up to 6 passengers
  • Minivan - Up to 12 passengers
  • Minibus - Up to 22 passengers

About the drivers

  • All drivers are fluent English and French speakers. Upon special request we can organize a driver who speaks other languages. The drivers are citizens of Mauritius, and they will be happy to provide you with additional information about the sights.
  • All drivers are professional, time efficient and friendly. High emphasis is given on punctuality and reliability.

Lunch Menu

As part of this tour, you will be treated to a scrumptious lunch at the Eureka House restaurant with its beautiful garden.

The meals demonstrate the most characteristic flavors of Mauritius, which are an artful blend of the different cultures coexisting in the island.

The Lunch menu consists of:

  • Smoked marlin with salad
  • Dry beef curry served with pumpkin fricassee, peanuts rougaille, coconut chutney, rice, lentils and pickles
  • Vanilla ice cream with grilled coconut
  • Coffee

Comments

  • The private tour is done in a private car / minivan (for bigger groups) and includes full transportation to all the sights, pick up and drop off from any hotel in Mauritius and a driver to show you around.

Prices

Transportation:

The transportation prices are per vehicle (and not per person). You can choose the vehicle type according to the number of passengers in your group.

  • Private Daily Tour in a Family Car (for up to 4 people): 85 Euro
  • Private Daily Tour in a SUV Big Car (for up to 6 people): 95 Euro
  • Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 12 people): 115 Euro
  • Private Daily Tour in a Minibus (up to 22 people): 160 Euro

The above transportation prices are per vehicle and not per person.

Entry Tickets Prices:

(the tour includes entry tickets to all the sights)

  • Price per adult: 29 Euro
  • Price per child (ages 3-12): 19 Euro
  • Price per baby (ages 0-3): Free of charge

The prices of the entry tickets packages are special discounted prices.

  • Price for the Mauritian Lunch at the Eureka House Restaurant: 24 Euro / person

Total Tour Price Per Person

Number of Participants Total Price Price Per Person
2 Adults 143 Euro 72 Euro
4 Adults 201 Euro 50 Euro
6 Adults 269 Euro 45 Euro
12 Adults 463 Euro 39 Euro
2 Adults + 2 Children 181 Euro 45 Euro

* The total tour price includes: Private Transportation and Entry Tickets to all the sights

Booking Attributes

1 Select Attributes

Total Price

2 Choose Booking Option

When choosing this order option, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for going on the activity as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve and guarantee your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that suit you most. Please note that in case you order any activity which takes more than 1 day, the preferred date represents the date on which you would like to start the activity.

(Valid for 3 months)

By ordering an Open Voucher you will be able to choose your preferred date for this activity during a later stage (when you already have full knowledge of the schedule for your trip) and not during the order process. This way you benefit maximum flexibility regarding the date of the desired activity. The open voucher can be used to go on this specific activity during a period of 3 months from the date of its purchase. To learn more about the option of an open voucher, please read our Order & Payment Methods page.

Reviews
78% Level of Satisfaction Based on 2 reviews

| reviewed by Elizabeth Paul – United Kingdom | September 10, 2017
Reaction time to your queries and requests
Travel consultant’s professionalism level
Added value given to you by the travel consultant
Consultant’s knowledge of Mauritius and the products / services
Overall satisfaction from the customer support service
Level of services provided as part of the activity?
Level of professionalism by activity operator staff / guide
Your level of enjoyment from the activity
Ease of booking the activity
Overall satisfaction from the activity

| reviewed by Axel Denis – Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort | June 04, 2017
Reaction time to your queries and requests
Travel consultant’s professionalism level
Added value given to you by the travel consultant
Consultant’s knowledge of Mauritius and the products / services
Overall satisfaction from the customer support service
Level of services provided as part of the activity?
Level of professionalism by activity operator staff / guide
Your level of enjoyment from the activity
Quality of meals & drinks included (if applicable)
Ease of booking the activity
Overall satisfaction from the activity

Customers who bought this activity also purchased

Zip line Excursions at Vallée des Couleurs

Zip line Excursions at Vallée des Couleurs

Hiking Trip - Pouce Mountain - Half Day

Hiking Trip - Pouce Mountain - Half Day

Blue Marine Discovery Quest

Blue Marine Discovery Quest

Canyoning Excursion - Tamarind Falls - Half Day

Canyoning Excursion - Tamarind Falls - Half Day

Hiking Trip - Black River Gorges Park - Half Day

Hiking Trip - Black River Gorges Park - Half Day

River Trek Adventure

River Trek Adventure

Quick Contact