Belize City City Tour Excursion Reviews

Discover the culture and history in this tropical port that was once the British colonial capital.
A whole lot of driving around looking at nothing but slums.
A whole lot of driving around looking at nothing but slums. Don't waste your time. Book through carnival at this port!!!
A whole lot of driving around looking at nothing but slums. Don't waste your time. Book through carnival at this port!!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
My wife thought Belieze was the best destination on our tour (I think Cozumel was) great country ...
My wife thought Belieze was the best destination on our tour (I think Cozumel was) great country with fantastically welcoming people.
My wife thought Belieze was the best destination on our tour (I think Cozumel was) great country with fantastically welcoming people. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Had a great tour of the city.
Had a great tour of the city. Showed us the man made beach area, which was really nice. Stopped at Rum Factory, had samples of rum.
Had a great tour of the city. Showed us the man made beach area, which was really nice. Stopped at Rum Factory, had samples of rum. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The short "train" ride around the city was OK.
The short "train" ride around the city was OK. Got to see a lot in a short time. Belize people are friendly.
The short "train" ride around the city was OK. Got to see a lot in a short time. Belize people are friendly. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Lots of great info and got to go over the swing bridge.
Lots of great info and got to go over the swing bridge.
Lots of great info and got to go over the swing bridge. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very informative!
Very informative! Probably my favorite of this cruise.
Very informative! Probably my favorite of this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the trolley city tour.
We did the trolley city tour. The tour was comfortable and well narrated. We saw many of the older homes built from Mahogany, the lighthouse, the bridge as well as many of the government houses and neighborhoods. I think this was a ... Read More
We did the trolley city tour. The tour was comfortable and well narrated. We saw many of the older homes built from Mahogany, the lighthouse, the bridge as well as many of the government houses and neighborhoods. I think this was a great general city tour and would recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Wasn't planning on doing this, but we talked them down to $20/person so thought what the heck.
Wasn't planning on doing this, but we talked them down to $20/person so thought what the heck. They made a stop at the BELIZE letters overlooking the ocean as well as at a rum factory for the very small free sample of some kind of ... Read More
Wasn't planning on doing this, but we talked them down to $20/person so thought what the heck. They made a stop at the BELIZE letters overlooking the ocean as well as at a rum factory for the very small free sample of some kind of rum punch that was pretty tasty. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I went on the City Tour with the Rum Distillery.
I went on the City Tour with the Rum Distillery. Total waste of my time. I went hoping to shoot some nice video, the weather was gorgeous, and the promise of FREE RUM was irresistible. The architecture is unremarkable, the colonial ... Read More
I went on the City Tour with the Rum Distillery. Total waste of my time. I went hoping to shoot some nice video, the weather was gorgeous, and the promise of FREE RUM was irresistible. The architecture is unremarkable, the colonial buildings are either tastelessly restored or in a state of ruin. The town has no center, mostly unkempt and listless. The roads made it impossible to shoot moving pictures from an old school bus, rutted and interrupted by sleeping policemen every 10 meters. Highlight: the drive-in cemetery that stretches out on both sides of the road for miles. The rum distillery was another disappointment, nothing really to see or touch. Just a bunch of enlarged photos and knicknacks spread around the floor. Little of historical value and hardly interesting. The distillation process is explained by a graphic. You can watch them make the rum behind a glass wall. Highlight: the leading lady labeler was cute. Lowlight: the explanation about the making of rum by our "guide" was nothing but an extended sales pitch for their line of rums. After trying to pay attention to their con, I was craving a shot of rum. Their "free sample" was poured from a Gatorade cooler into thumb cups. One per person. It was some horrid fruit juice mixture with a drop of rum. My tongue and taste buds revolted, and I tossed the rest out. I needed to wash out my mouth, so I bought a bottle of water and gorged myself on bags of fresh picked and roasted cashews I bought from a guy outside. Delicious! Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The trolleys nice, they gave us water and snacks, but the city itself is not worth seeing.
The trolleys nice, they gave us water and snacks, but the city itself is not worth seeing. Seedy and felt uncomfortable from the looks we were getting. Find something else to do here.
The trolleys nice, they gave us water and snacks, but the city itself is not worth seeing. Seedy and felt uncomfortable from the looks we were getting. Find something else to do here. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Skip this at all costs!
Skip this at all costs! Wish I could get those 2 hours back and my monkey back. There’s nothing positive to say. It’s a filthy place, watched them dump raw sewage into the ocean. Just disgusting.
Skip this at all costs! Wish I could get those 2 hours back and my monkey back. There’s nothing positive to say. It’s a filthy place, watched them dump raw sewage into the ocean. Just disgusting. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We enjoyed the history of Belize, shopping and having a couple beers and a local cigar.
We enjoyed the history of Belize, shopping and having a couple beers and a local cigar. All good as we have never been in Belize before. Weather was beautiful, even if we did get caught in a shower.
We enjoyed the history of Belize, shopping and having a couple beers and a local cigar. All good as we have never been in Belize before. Weather was beautiful, even if we did get caught in a shower. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
bus tour of top ten spots in Belize, guide was very good
bus tour of top ten spots in Belize, guide was very good
bus tour of top ten spots in Belize, guide was very good Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Belize has an amazing story.
Belize has an amazing story. The tour showed the good, bad and ugly.
Belize has an amazing story. The tour showed the good, bad and ugly. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was great & cheap.
It was great & cheap. We toured the island with 5 other people in a van & our guide took us to a nice restaurant & to different places to take pictures. He also took us to a liquor store where we were allowed to sample some ... Read More
It was great & cheap. We toured the island with 5 other people in a van & our guide took us to a nice restaurant & to different places to take pictures. He also took us to a liquor store where we were allowed to sample some drinks & I scored a nice bottle of wine for my mom. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Well ran with a great tour guide.
Well ran with a great tour guide. Learned much about the area and the Mayan culture.
Well ran with a great tour guide. Learned much about the area and the Mayan culture. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took the "train" ride through Belize City, our tour guide was great!
We took the "train" ride through Belize City, our tour guide was great! Very knowledgeable!
We took the "train" ride through Belize City, our tour guide was great! Very knowledgeable! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tender port.
Tender port. Brief overview of city, Rum tasting and museum, sadly the weather was against us so had to head back to ship, rainy!
Tender port. Brief overview of city, Rum tasting and museum, sadly the weather was against us so had to head back to ship, rainy! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This tour was billed as a carriage tour.
This tour was billed as a carriage tour. We were told just before it began that it would be half on an open-air trolley and half on a carriage. The open air trolley turned out to be a van with the top cut off and an aluminum roof added . ... Read More
This tour was billed as a carriage tour. We were told just before it began that it would be half on an open-air trolley and half on a carriage. The open air trolley turned out to be a van with the top cut off and an aluminum roof added . It also was 90 mins. of the two hour tour. Our driver, Leonard, was very chatty and entertaining. He knows the schtick very well and told us many interesting facts. The tour of the cathedral was enlightening. I am not sure why we stopped at the nursery to look at plants that readily grow at home. The water bottle we received there was quite welcome and I enjoyed the sweet corn tamales. We stopped at BLT park to switch over to the horse drawn carriage. There was music here for us to enjoy. We were transferred to a new driver with the new vehicle. I don't recall his name, but he was delightful as well. We stopped at the old prison which is now a museum. I enjoy that sort of thing. There was a gift shop there as well. From there we went back to the port to tender back to the ship. It was a nice tour, just not really what i was expecting. Bring lots of small bills...you will need to tip both drivers, the musicians, and I made a donation at the cathedral. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Calypso Train tour.
Calypso Train tour. Route was nice but they crammed too many people on the train & people were almost sitting on each other. Very uncomfortable.
Calypso Train tour. Route was nice but they crammed too many people on the train & people were almost sitting on each other. Very uncomfortable. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Not knowing anything about Belize we thought this would be fun.
Not knowing anything about Belize we thought this would be fun. The first half we were in an open air bus. Halfway through, we switched to a horse drawn carriage. Both of our guides were very nice and gave us a lot of informations. We ... Read More
Not knowing anything about Belize we thought this would be fun. The first half we were in an open air bus. Halfway through, we switched to a horse drawn carriage. Both of our guides were very nice and gave us a lot of informations. We were not happy with the guide that we had at the museum. He kept going on about things, and we didn't really get to see much of the items. In fact, my husband left the group and explored on his own. Afterwards, we had time to shop. There also was a sign there that you could get your passports stamped, so we went to the place. We were told by the port police that the man was on his lunch break. We went back about 3 other times over a 2 hours period, and he wasn't back. Who knows if he had every been there. We were disapppointed. Again, we went to a bar to try the local beer. I don't remember the name, but it was on Carnival's approved list. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
They were real nice and we enjoyed what we saw, which wasn't much, but we heard there were places ...
They were real nice and we enjoyed what we saw, which wasn't much, but we heard there were places to stay away from, so maybe that's why. The food area they take you to has really good meat pies and rice & beans. Enjoyed ... Read More
They were real nice and we enjoyed what we saw, which wasn't much, but we heard there were places to stay away from, so maybe that's why. The food area they take you to has really good meat pies and rice & beans. Enjoyed chatting with the locals there. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Belize, it that port is in my itinerary again for sure I will stay in the ship.
Belize, it that port is in my itinerary again for sure I will stay in the ship. About 2hrs + in a bus to get to the pyramids during the trip you learned facts about Belize by the guide Peter, he was very entertaining and funny that made ... Read More
Belize, it that port is in my itinerary again for sure I will stay in the ship. About 2hrs + in a bus to get to the pyramids during the trip you learned facts about Belize by the guide Peter, he was very entertaining and funny that made the trip interesting. After that we received more information about the pyramids once we get there and then about 40 minutes to explore on your own and do some shopping for local merchandise. Back in the port we had lunch in a local restaurant " The mermaid" it was a good price but not too much flavor either. After that, they said there was a fleamarket but it was very run down and small, not very impressive. Back to the ship. Not a good experience in Belize. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We enjoyed the rum tasting tour and the local dance that followed it.
We enjoyed the rum tasting tour and the local dance that followed it. It would have been nice to see just a bit more of Belize as well.
We enjoyed the rum tasting tour and the local dance that followed it. It would have been nice to see just a bit more of Belize as well. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The tour guide was very informed on this country.
The tour guide was very informed on this country. He was proud to be part of this beautiful city.
The tour guide was very informed on this country. He was proud to be part of this beautiful city. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International