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83% Level of Satisfaction Based on 3 reviews
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 Not available 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
Not available on Sundays and public holidays

from 39€

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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:

  • L'Aventure du Sucre - Sugar Museum and Factory
  • The capital of Mauritius: Port Louis
  • Aapravasi Ghat
  • Mauritius Postal Museum
  • Eureka House
  • 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
  • Optional: Drinks package to accompany your meal

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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:

08:30 from your hotel / place of accommodation
Return time:  17:30 back to your hotel / place of accommodation

 


Day Itinerary
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  • Pick up from the place of accommodation at 08:30
  • Visit to the Sugar Museum and Factory (L'Aventure du Sucre)
  • Visit and Tour Port Louis (including Aapravasi Ghat, Place d'Armes, Natural History Museum and Fort Adelaide aka La Citadelle)
  • Visit the Mauritius Postal Museum
  • Visit Eureka House
  • Optional: Lunch at the Eureka House
  • Drop off at the place of accommodation at 17:30

(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

L'Aventure du Sucre - Sugar Museum and Factory

Mauritius wouldn’t be as we know it today if it wasn’t for its elixir: sugar. Rising above the sugar cane fields in the Northwest of Mauritius, the Sugar Museum and Factory (also known as the Beau Plan sugar mill or L'Aventure du Sucre) becomes the narrator of 250 years of Mauritian history.

During your visit, you'll hear local sugar tales and watch a variety of videos and short films about the chronicles of sugar. The tour culminates at the museum's boutique, where you can explore the aromas and flavours of different types of sugar, including golden granulated, muscovado, brown sugar, and more. 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 harbour 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 symbolises 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 labourers 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'll have the opportunity to explore Fort Adelaide (also known as La Citadelle) built by the British in the 1830s. Perched 240 ft above sea level, this strategic location offers a picturesque panorama of Port Louis, its historic harbour and Signal Mountain.

Eureka House tour followed by delicious lunch

Your next stop will be at Eureka House. Built in 1830, this Créole mansion was once home to British and French aristocrats, adorned today with period antiques and photographs that offer a glimpse into colonial life.

Honoured as one of the largest houses on the island, Eureka boasts an impressive 109 doors and windows, expansive gardens filled with indigenous Mauritian flora, as well as a waterfall and a charming English-style garden.

The Eureka House was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1986. It 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 specialises in traditional Mauritian cuisine (see F&B for menu).

The Mauritius Postal Museum

Conceived in 1995, the Mauritius Postal Museum was housed in a former hospital building dating from the British occupation. The museum's move to the Central Post Office in Port-Louis (listed as a historic monument in 1958) has given a new dimension to its collection in a more spacious setting - and it’s a must-see!

During your visit, you'll discover fascinating exhibits & artefacts that trace Mauritius' postal evolution, from the Dutch tradition of message bottles to the pioneering postal initiatives under French and British rule. More to that, you'll learn about mail delivery auctions on Rodrigues Island and airmail milestones.


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

The meals demonstrate the most characteristic flavours of Mauritius, which are an artful blend of the different cultures coexisting on 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.


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:  29 Euros 46 Euros
Price per Child (ages 3-12):  13 Euros 35 Euros

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

Drinks Packages

Drinks Package - Option 1 28 Euro
Drinks Package - Option 2 14 Euro

Option 1: Heritage Tour without Lunch

No. of Persons Total Price Price per Person
2 Adults 143 Euros 71 Euros
4 Adults 201 Euros 50 Euros
6 Adults 269 Euros 45 Euros
2 Adults + 2 Children 179 Euros 45 Euros
12 Adults 493 Euros 41 Euros
22 Adults 833 Euros 38 Euros

Option 2: Heritage Tour with Lunch

No. of Persons Total Price Price per Person
2 Adults 177 Euros 89 Euros
4 Adults 269 Euros 68 Euros
6 Adults 371 Euros 62 Euros
2 Adults + 2 Children 247 Euros 62 Euros
12 Adults 697 Euros 58 Euros
22 Adults 1207 Euros 55 Euros

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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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83% Level of Satisfaction Based on 3 reviews

| reviewed by Grace Komolafe – Nigeria | November 29, 2019
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| reviewed by Elizabeth Paul – United Kingdom | September 10, 2017
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| reviewed by Axel Denis – Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort | June 04, 2017
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