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Location North West
Location Centre
Operating Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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 | CLOSED on Sundays and Public Holidays
Location
North West
Location
Centre
Operating Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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 | CLOSED on Sundays and Public Holidays

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Overview & Highlights
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Heritage Tour - History Tour 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. Walk in the footsteps of Mauritius’ first settlers and find the answers to predominant questions such as the discovery of the island and why the island is so culturally diverse.

  • Full Day Heritage Tour to visit many intriguing and fascinating sights
  • Learn about the history and culture of the island at popular landmarks
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage site and Museum
  • Dine in a historical colonial house for lunch
  • Opportunity to purchase souvenirs at the sights or in the shops
  • Private and Personal driver throughout the day

What's Included
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The Heritage Tour includes:

  • Sugar Museum and Factory
  • The capital of Mauritius: Port Louis
  • Aapravasi Ghat
  • Eureka House
  • The Mauritius Glass Gallery
  • Private, Air-conditioned Transportation with Driver
  • Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
  • A personal driver to take you to all the sights
  • Optional: Lunch at the restaurant of Eureka House

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Transportation & Driver Details
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Transport is included in this package and includes pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 12 passengers
Minibus - Up to 22 passengers
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages).

All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.


Meeting Point & Times
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Meeting Point:

Your Hotel / Place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius

Start & End times:
(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour in a different time)

Duration: 

Approximately 9 hours
Operating Days: Everyday except Sundays & Public Holidays

Departure time:

8:30 from your hotel / place of accommodation
Return time:  17:30 back to your hotel / place of accommodation

Please see The Mauritius Glass Gallery's operating times in the Full Description below.


Day Itinerary
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  • Pick Up from the place of accommodation at 08.30 A.M.
  • Visit of Sugar Museum and Factory
  • Visit and Tour of Port Louis which includes Aapravasi Ghat, Place d'Armes, Natural History Museum and finally Fort Adelaide (also known as La Citadelle).
  • Visit of The Mauritius Glass Gallery
  • Visit of Eureka House
  • Optional: Lunch at the Eureka House
  • Drop off at the place of accommodation at 05.30 P.M.

(subject to change without prior notice)

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Full Description
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The Mauritius Heritage Tour - A historical and cultural tour of Mauritius

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 beside the palm-lined boulevard of Place d'Armes. Spend some time admiring 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

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 into 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 F & B for menu).

The Mauritius Glass Gallery

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 specially dedicated demonstration area.

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

Note:

  • The shop is open from 08:00 - 17:00 during weekdays. The morning visit is at 10:00 - 11:00 while the afternoon session is at 13:00 - 14:00.
  • On Saturdays, the shop is open from 08:00 - 12:00. The visit can only be done at 10:00 - 11:00.
  • The Mauritius Glass Gallery is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Food & Beverages
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As part of this tour, you will be treated to a scrumptious lunch at the Eureka House restaurant while overlooking 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.


Comments & Notes
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Please note that the starting site for the day's itinerary depends on your place of accommodation, and the driver will brief you accordingly on the day of the trip.

During the festive season, Eureka House will only be open from 26 to 29 December 2023 and will be fully operational from 6 January 2024. (Closed on 23-25, 30 & 31 Dec 2023, and 1-3 Jan 2024.)


Prices
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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 6 Seater vehicle (for up to 6 people):  95 Euro
Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 12 people):  145 Euro
Private Daily Tour in a Minibus (up to 22 people): 195 Euro

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

 

Heritage Tour with/ without Lunch

Heritage Tour Without Lunch With Lunch
Price per Adult:  25 Euros 42 Euros
Price per Child (ages 3-12):  10 Euros 32 Euros

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

 

Option 1: Heritage Tour without Lunch

No. of Persons Total Price Price per Person
2 Adults 135 Euros 68 Euros
4 Adults 185 Euros 46 Euros
6 Adults 245 Euros 41 Euros
2 Adults + 2 Children 155 Euros 39 Euros
12 Adults 445 Euros 37 Euros
22 Adults 745 Euros 34 Euros

Option 2: Heritage Tour with Lunch

No. of Persons Total Price Price per Person
2 Adults 169 Euros 85 Euros
4 Adults 253 Euros 63 Euros
6 Adults 347 Euros 58 Euros
2 Adults + 2 Children 233 Euros 58 Euros
12 Adults 649 Euros 54 Euros
22 Adults 1119 Euros 51 Euros

Booking Attributes

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When booking for a specific date, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for the activity, as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that best suits you, provided that you confirm the availability with one of Mauritius Attractions’ agents firsthand. 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.

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(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.

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