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Brochure details new visitor experiences

Pat Phillip-Fairn, Chief Product and Experience Development Officer gives a BTA Tourism update. (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

The Bermuda Tourism Authority and the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs have announced several new visitor experiences for the winter months in a brochure titled Uncover the Arts.

In total, the brochure highlights 50 activities that will be available between this month and March of 2016, with some activities continuing until the end of April.

Pat Phillip-Fairn, the BTA chief product and experiences development officer, said: “We’re very excited to have 18 new unique and authentic Bermuda experiences added to Bermuda’s list of cultural treasures. This is the second year in our effort to re-establish Bermuda as a destination for all seasons. The robust collection of experiences in our new brochure shows just how effective we are when the entire industry rallies around a focused strategy.”

Among the highlighted activities are a once-weekly tour of Wadson’s Farm in Southampton by Tom Wadson, a beer tasting tour at the Dockyard Brewing Company, hands-on classes in Bermudian baking at Sweet Saak Bakery in St George’s and workshops on local folk medicine at the Botanical Gardens by Dr Kuni Frith.

The brochure also details a new Cooper’s Island tour, a hibiscus gardens tour and a Railway Trail excursion through the West End.

Meanwhile, the Island’s heritage will be highlighted through weekly tours of St Peters by Canon W David Raths and a tour of the Island’s unofficial tenth parish, St David’s.

The East End is also highlighted through the popular Haunted History tours, set to continue through the winter in tandem with dinners at Tempest, and the introduction of an East End Cultural Passport.

Those who purchase the $30 passport will have access to seven forts, museums and attractions in St George’s and St Davids for a week.

The new Uncover the Arts brochure and the Cultural Passport are available in Visitor Information Centres across the island and online at the BTA’s consumer website.