Guided tour

Nassau: Cultural Walking Tour of Downtown Nassau

4.8 / 5

52 reviews

Activity provider: Dilly Dally Bike Tours

Nassau: Cultural Walking Tour of Downtown Nassau

Activity provider: Dilly Dally Bike Tours

From US$ 45 per person

Immerse yourself in the culture of Downtown Nassau with a professional and friendly guide. Walk through the streets lined with colorful architecture as you discover a history that is equally as colorful.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the centuries-old architecture on a walking tour of Nassau
  • Take in a beautiful view of the city from Fort Fincastle
  • Visit the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and the Educulture Museum
  • Learn about the city's colorful history, from piracy and the colonial era to the present day
Full description
Begin your adventure in downtown Nassau and follow your guide as you stroll to some of the most historic landmarks and sites in town. Walk up to the top of Elizabeth Avenue for a 15-minute stop at the famous Queen’s Staircase, a major limestone staircase that consists of 66 steps. Here you will get the chance to capture its majestic beauty with your camera as your guide shares the history of this 18th-century staircase, including how 600 slaves constructed it in honor of Queen Victoria’s assistance in abolishing slavery in the Bahamas. Continue up Elizabeth Avenue for a five-minute stop at Nassau’s tallest structure, the historic 126-foot Water Tower that supplied water to the island of New Providence back in the early 20th century. Next, your tour will take you to the top of Bennet’s Hill to spend 15 minutes at Fort Fincastle, a fort built in the late 18th century to protect Nassau from pirates. Next, grab your cameras for the chance to take beautiful pictures of the exterior of the Government House. During a 10-minute stop, your tour guide will share tales from this historic site’s past as you admire the architectural excellence of this Georgian Colonial-style residence of the Bahamas’ Governor-General. Now that you have worked up an appetite, make a stop at Graycliff Chocolatier and indulge in a sampling of these locally made delicious treats. Next, tour the galleries of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and learn about the history of Junkanoo at the Educulture Museum. Afterwards, you will travel to John Watling's Distillery where you may sample rum and tour the facility. From here your next will stop at Tasty Teas where you will learn about the Bahamian bush teas and traditional medicines. Next up is the Nassau Straw Market for a brief history and shopping break. The last stop is at Rawson and Parliament Square where you can learn about the history of the buildings and statues from the colonial era up to present day.
Includes
  • Audio headsets
  • Bottled water
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Your tour departs from the activity provider's office at the intersection of Bay St. and East St. For cruise passengers: The meeting point location is approximately a 3-minute walk from the port. Please disembark your ship at the pier and proceed to exit the security area. Walk toward the left (eastern) exit gates of the terminal. Head east on Woodes Rodgers Walk until it turns right and becomes East St. The destination will be on the left after crossing the Bay St. and East St. intersection. The activity provider's office is a white building with gray tiles, located across from the Central Police Station. A logo with the activity provider's name will appear on a sign outside the office.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine, unless deemed unsafe and canceled by the tour guide
  • The National Art Gallery is closed on Mondays and national holidays and will be replaced with another wonderful cultural point of interest on these days
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 52 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Charles was a great guide: very receptive to us as a group, answering all of our questions. He gave us history without overwhelming us. Our group was given all the time needed to see and do what we wanted. Charles went over the three hour tour time, as we needed to use the restroom & an ATM. He was very flexible and friendly. Great guide and well worth the fee! Loved it!

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December 10, 2022

Better to do the tour in the morning - if it's not that hot yet Definitely write in good shoes Patrick knew a lot and was very nice and knowledgeable of the place Reduce the tour to 2 hours if necessary - or combine it with a coffee break then three hours is good

November 23, 2022

Super fun walk led by Charles, who knew so much about Nassau and history. I would recommend it to anyone. Be prepared to walk with good shoes - if you like to exercise and learn, this is for you! Also - prepare to visit some interesting shops. Bring cash and a backpack for purchases.

April 7, 2022

Product ID: 347431