The Green Train Experience
Travel on a cute, candy-colored train to explore the island city of Noumea when you hop aboard the Green Train on this private cultural tour. Your private tour includes an expert tour guide who will take you to explore the popular attractions in and around New Caledonia's capital, including the historical Chateau Hagen domain that dates back to the 19th century, Canon Lookout and more. You'll also enjoy seeing these scenic places from the comfort of a local train that sports a coat of candy-painted green. With so many scenic places to visit, this is the ideal tour for the cultural connoisseur and for family fun.
Jump on the popular Green Train and make your first stop at the famous Chateau Hagen domain, which is also Noumea's oldest mansion also part of the town's colonial heritage.
Head to Canon Lookout, one of the best lookouts to get a panoramic view of Noumea, as the Green Train takes you to the highest point in the city at Ouen-Toro. Pass through Anse-Vata Bay, one of Noumea's most popular places to visit. Here, locals and tourists alike walk and run along its beach walkway for a picturesque view of the coast while enjoying a light jog or brisk walk. You'll also pass through the popular seaside attraction of Baie des Citrons, which is dotted with bars and restaurants. Make your way back to Coconut Square via the Green Train to end your tour.
With popular attractions like Anse-Vata Bay and scenic views from Canon Lookout, this private tour is the perfect place to get Insta-worthy pictures while exploring a French-inspired town. Sign up for your scenic ride on the Green Train and get ready to see the beautiful sights of Noumea.
Please Note: The Green train ride is a 90 minute enjoyable and informative guided tour that offers an opportunity to see Noumea city and get a sense of it's history. On Sunday and Monday the train will stop at Rocher a la Voile(Sail Rock) instead of the Chateau Hagen.
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Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.