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Bermuda - John Lennon's Bermuda Inspiration

John Lennon's Bermuda Inspiration

(42 reviews)
Bermuda Botanical Gardens, Bermuda, Bermuda
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Retrace the footsteps of John Lennon through the Bermuda Botanical Gardens. Ever wondered where John Lennon got the inspiration for the "Double Fantasy" album? Tony will take you to the spot where Lennon saw the Double Fantasy freesia flower that became the title for his last album. You will then stroll to the Double Fantasy Sculpture located outside Bermuda's fabulous Masterworks Museum of Art, adjacent to the official residence of the Premier of Bermuda. But Lennon wasn't the only visitor to be inspired by the beauty of Bermuda. American painter Winslow Homer and Mark Twain both loved this dreamy semi-tropical island. This 45 minute tour with Tony will be one you don't want to miss!


Meet your local guide

Tony

I was raised in the entertainment world by my father who opened Bermuda's 1st International nightclub the 40 Thieves Club in 1962. Everyone from Mel Torme, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, 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 30 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.

Tony has been guiding since Mar 2021


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 guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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 book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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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

Toni T.

08 April 2021

I came in on the very end of his tour, but from what I saw he is a very knowledgable tour guide.

Lucy B.

06 April 2021

The tour was marvelous, congratulations Tony! You are a very good guide 🤗🌹

Ceanethia R.

05 April 2021

Great storytelling. Beautiful views... the only thing that would have made this tour better is if there was background music of Lennon's songs during the narration...just a little.

Shirley W.

05 April 2021

I learned so much!

Lisa M.

04 April 2021

Thank you!


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