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  • Location:Nassau, Bahamas
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Nassau Historical City Tour

Experience historical Nassau on this 2-hour city tour of key landmarks! With your knowledgeable guide, you’ll get to know Nassau’s interesting past as you explore Fort Fincastle and Fort Charlotte, see the Government House and courthouses, and climb down the Queen’s Staircase. Learn about the significance of each site, including a visit to cultural attractions like Arawak Cay, the Straw Market and a rum cake factory.


  • City tour of historical Nassau
  • Walk through Fort Fincastle and Fort Charlotte and down the Queen’s Staircase
  • See Parliament House, the Government House and several historical statues
  • Stroll around the Straw Market for handmade goods
  • Visit a rum cake factory for a delicious treat

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What You Can Expect

Nassau Historical City Tour

Explore Nassau on a Historic City Tour

When your guide picks you up from your hotel, head to downtown Nassau where your tour begins. Explore the brick walls and canons of Fort Fincastle, built in 1793, before you head down the 65 limestone steps of the Queen’s Staircase, built by slaves in the late 18th century.

Continue to Fort Charlotte, the largest of three forts in Nassau. Climb to the top for a spectacular view of Nassau Harbor and look down at the waterless moat, drawbridge and ramparts.

Learn about the governments that reigned as you see the courthouses, Parliament House and the Government House, made of stuccoed coral rock. Admire a statue of Queen Victoria, who ruled the Commonwealth for 65 years, as well as one of Sir Milo Butler, who became the first Bahamian Governor-General in 1973.

Next, visit the Straw Market, where Bahamian women sell souvenirs such as baskets, bags and dolls from dried palm. You’ll also find handmade jewelry, wood carvings and other crafts as well.

In Arawak Cay, named after the original island inhabitants, hang out with the locals at the food stalls, where you can sample Bahamian-style seafood dishes, such as fried fish, conch fritters and conch salad (own expense).

Finally, stop at a local rum cake factory for the opportunity to taste or purchase a delicious cake—baked and marinated in Don Lorenzo rum! Your tour ends with transport back to your Nassau hotel.

Historical City Tour and Shopping
See historic Nassau on the city tour and then enjoy a little shopping! If you select this option, you'll spend 45-minutes touring some of Nassau's key landmarks. Then, you'll have an hour to explore the shops in downtown Nassau before being transported back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Sonia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour and great tour guide - this is worth taking if you Visit Nassau


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

this was the best tour i have ever taken. i had a private driver named philip. he went above and beyond for us. he showed us many different neighborhoods. he was very thorough in his explanations. he made as many stops as we wanted. this was from bahama leisure tours. they are really very professional.

Nathan O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The tour guide Elvis did an outstanding job ! You should book this tour while in Nassau and request Elvis

Kimberly R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Joshua was excellent. The tour is 2 1/2 hours not 3 though.

bahamas with lisa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

tour guide was great and friendly

Rosane Ceron P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Guide Tour was very punctually , trip very informative. Definitely recomendet.

Brian R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Guide made trip very informative and had back stories on local information ! Enjoyed immensely.

Deborah T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Garth was. The best he was very informative best tour ever

Virginia T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Patrick was an excellent guide and very accommodating. Definitely recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was great. Our guide David was awesome! He provided alot of information on this tour and provided the history of this great island. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. Ask for David if possible.

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