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Discover Nassau's history and culture on this 2-hour guided sightseeing tour. Learn about the city's fascinating past through your local guide's commentary during visits to landmarks like Fort Charlotte, Fort Fincastle and the Government House. Climb down the famous Queen's staircase and stop by cultural sites like the Straw Market and Arawak Cay. Finish the tour with a delectable visit to a local rum cake factory. Round-trip transportation from Nassau hotels is included. 

Highlights

  • 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

Following pickup from your hotel in Nassau, board your climate-controlled tour vehicle and head downtown to begin your sightseeing. 

At Fort Fincastle, see the brick walls dating from 1793 and cannons that once protected the island from invaders. Descend the sixty-five limestone steps of the Queen's Staircase, built by 18th-century slaves, before continuing to Fort Charlotte. This largest of the island's 3 forts allows stunning views of Nassau Harbor from its pinnacle. 


Visit the Government House, the Parliament House and the courthouses while learning about the different governments that have controlled the Bahamas throughout history. See statues of the first Bahamian Governor-General, Sir Milo Butler and of Queen Victoria, who ruled the commonwealth for sixty-five years. 


At the Straw Market, peruse local handicrafts for souvenirs like jewelry, wood carvings and products made from dried palm fronds woven together. Head for Arawak Cay to hang out with some locals at the food stalls. The area is named for the island's original inhabitants, the Arawak Indians. Sample some traditional island food like conch fritters and conch salad (own expense). 


Your final stop on the tour is a local rum cake factory. Take a tour, taste a delectable sample and possibly purchase one to take home with you. The pastries are marinated in the local Don Lorenzo rum. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel after 2 hours. 


Opt to upgrade your tour with the Historical City Tour and Shopping option. In this version of the tour, spend 45 minutes sightseeing the island's key landmarks, then peruse the shops in downtown Nassau before heading back to your hotel. 

Customer Reviews

Nina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide was excellent. My mother has a bad knee so he always drove us as close as he could to the stops. Highly recommend this tour, you will not be disappointed.

Cscasny

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The driver on our trip was fabulous! We had a great time. Would highly recommend

Sonia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

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

olahdora

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

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