Bermuda - City of Hamilton, Bermuda

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City of Hamilton, Bermuda

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City of Hamilton. Front Street, Reid Street, Church Street, Court Street, City Hall, Bermuda Cathedral , Bermuda, Bermuda
45 mins

About the tour

The history of Hamilton as a British city began in 1790 when the government of Bermuda set aside 145 acres (59 ha) for its future seat, officially incorporated in 1793 by an Act of Parliament, and named for Governor Henry Hamilton. The colony's capital relocated to Hamilton from St George's in 1815. City of Hamilton an international and local business center The new town of Hamilton developed quickly and overtook the Town of St. George and became the capital of Bermuda in 1815 during Richard Darrell’s Mayoral term which was considered to be one of Hamilton’s most outstanding Mayors. The City of Hamilton became the hub of international as well as local business on the Island. Hamilton is packed with historic buildings, shops, museums, churches, galleries, parks, and gardens which are all set alongside a beautiful natural harbor giving it a unique character. Being the capital of the island since 1815, Hamilton Bermuda is a small, vibrant, and friendly city and is the heart and commercial hub of the island and besides being the main container port on the island it is also the center of shipping and trade in Bermuda. Hamilton is centrally located in Pembroke Parish The town of Hamilton became a city in 1897 before the consecration of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in 1911, Church of England that was under construction at that point in time. St. Theresa’s, a Catholic cathedral was constructed later on and presently the city overlooking Hamilton Harbour is the main business district with few structures besides office buildings and shops. The city has maintained a building height and view limit stating that no building should obscure the Cathedral. During the 21st century, buildings were planned and some under construction are as high as ten stories in this area. Hamilton is centrally located in Pembroke parish which faces the Hamilton Harbour. Front Street is the main life and soul of Hamilton city as well as the center of all activities. It is at this location where most of the island’s shops, retail shops, restaurants, and various other commercial establishments like banks and insurance companies are placed. It runs alongside the water edge which is the first sight of the city seen by the cruise ship passengers as they come to shore in Hamilton.

Meet Tony Brannon

Tony Brannon

I was raised in the entertainment world by my father Terry, who opened Bermuda's 1st International nightclub the 40 Thieves Club in 1962. Everyone from Mel Torme, Neil Diamond, The Shirelles, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Cilla Black, Tom Jones and dozens more performed at the 40. In 1970/1971 I was assistant to the tour manager on the Tom Jones US tour. In 1978 I built Bermuda's 1st disco - Disco 40. I have produced entertainment in Bermuda for over 40 years and created the Lennon Bermuda Peace Day Concerts. Artists I brought to Bermuda include: Nils Lofgren, Paul Carrack, Paul Young, Hiram Bullock, John Sebastian, Billy Preston, Jeff Golub, Roger McGuinn, Judie Tzuke, Squeeze, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Biggie Irie, Splashband, Spice & Co, Tony O'Malley, Jimmy Keys, Peaches & Herb, Gary US Bonds, The Fab Faux, Ramsey Lewis, Stanley Turrentine, The Hamish Stuart Band, Jamie Lawson. If I could describe myself in only one sentence, that would be... MUSIC IS MY LIFE. Besides being my livelihood, music has been, through all these years, my inspiration, my joy, my solace in times of trouble, and my compass when I've lost my direction. Music gives me energy and purpose, adds meaning to my actions and always brings a ray of sun that guides me through the darkest night.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Bermuda with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Bermuda. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Debra W.

08 September 2021

The tour was quite interesting and seeing the sights. Saw the different streets and shops. Passed the building where they have the famous Rum!

anni g.

08 September 2021

A delightful and informative walk downtown, including looking at the shops and meeting friends on the way.

Heidi W.

08 September 2021

My career was in the tourism industry and I've lost count of how many visits I've made to Bermuda. Even so, I thoroughly enjoyed this new concept of a tour with wonderful personalized commentary and with "live TV", anything can happen which is a good thing. I loved the little encounters with folks on the street and frequenting the local businesses. Tourists like nothing better than to be in on what the locals are up to and this tour nailed it. The best way to soak up the flavor of a destination is by walking the streets and with Tony as your walking buddy, you get a real feel for what Bermuda is all about. Well done!!

Marilyn W.

08 September 2021

He covered a lot of ground. Not the Bermuda I remember from 1998. Very friendly. Needs to look for questions from time to time. I asked one twice. I realized he was walking in 100 degrees up hills and was giving a lot of background information so I understood why he didn't answer. He knows what he's doing. Fun tour. Liked meeting the locals.

Steve H.

20 July 2021

Merited a better turnout. Lovely stroll.

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