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Nassau: Rum Tastings and Culinary Walking Tour

1. Nassau: Rum Tastings and Culinary Walking Tour

Enlighten your taste buds on this rum-themed guided walking tour through the heart of historic Downtown Nassau. Sample rum-infused sweet and savory bites, learn how to taste rum like a professional, and try your hand at making a rum cocktail. Begin by sampling rum and cocktails at John Watling’s Distillery. Head to Pirate’s Republic Brewing Company, enjoy a swig of the demon water, and delve into a time when inebriated pirates roamed the streets. Next try some boozy hand-crafted chocolates at Graycliff Chocolatier. Finally, taste some rum-infused delicacies at Hillside House Travel back in time to rum-running days and learn about the importance of rum and other spirits in Bahamian history. Hear profiteering tales of how these historic properties stored liquor for ocean transport across illicit passages of the Gulf Stream from Nassau’s harbor.

Nassau: Cultural Walking Tour of Downtown Nassau

2. Nassau: Cultural Walking Tour of Downtown Nassau

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.

Nassau Bites and Sites Food & Cultural Tour

3. Nassau Bites and Sites Food & Cultural Tour

Get off the beaten path on a 3-hour food and culture tour of Nassau, and indulge your spirit of adventure as well as your taste buds. Your guide will take you on a journey into the heart of Old Nassau to savor 6 food tastings, each carefully chosen to highlight the best local flavors the island has to offer. Visit adored eateries, unique specialty food stores, and family-owned ethnic restaurants. Learn about Bahamian foods from charismatic chefs and artisan producers. Stops include a favorite family owned downhome eatery which serves soul-warming Bahamian classics and specitaly rum cocktails. Enjoy Nassau’s best Bahamian macaroni and cheese and head to an organic, fair trade Chocolatier featuring hand-made truffles by an award-winning pastry chef. Between tastings, experience the country’s political and commercial center through the eyes of several generations as you stroll the charming tree-lined streets of Nassau’s historic Downtown neighborhood. Your enthusiastic guide will share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, enchanting local flora, fascinating colonial relics, and you'll also get to see exciting local attractions and restaurants.

Nassau: Bahama Life Pedal Crawler Tour

4. Nassau: Bahama Life Pedal Crawler Tour

Experience the best of Nassau from a pedal crawler on this exciting tour. First, head to The Queen's Staircase, a jungle oasis hidden among the bustle of Nassau. Admire the plant life that forms a beautiful canopy for shade as you walk up the stairs to see the waterfall. Learn more about the rich history of the area and the significance of the "66 Steps" before heading to Graycliff Chocolatier. Here, savor fine chocolates produced in the Graycliff Chocolatier factory paired with wine and Bahamian appetizers.  Your next stop is Fort Charlotte. Let yourself be amazed by the fort's intriguing past and fascinating structure. Walk along the massive drawbridge and admire panoramic views of Nassau Harbor from the water-less moat. Next, head to the beating heart of the city, Arawak Cay. Discover some of the best, most authentic cuisine in the Bahamas here. At the Fish Fry, learn about the conch and its preparation and help yourself to some samples of this local delicacy. Finally, head to your final stop, Western Esplanade Beach. Enjoy a traditional Bahamian lunch served in a fresh pineapple bowl. Finish your day by admiring the beach views or taking a dip in the crystal-clear water.

Nassau: Historical Landmarks Walking Tour with Lunch

5. Nassau: Historical Landmarks Walking Tour with Lunch

Discover the history, scenic beauty, and stunning architecture of Nassau on a guided small-group tour. Treat your taste buds to the island’s best-kept secret, the traditional foods of the Bahamas. Meet your guide in the heart of Nassau and embark on a guided historical walking tour. Admire the colonial-era architecture and immerse in Bahamian culture. Take a leisurely lunch break at a family-owned, downhome eatery while appreciating the views of Downtown Nassau. Feast on foods containing important elements of traditional Bahamian cuisine. Enjoy the rich flavors of classic conch fritters, baked macaroni and cheese, steamed chicken, and more. Next, venture away from crowded tourist tracks and make your way to the shaded streets of Old Nassau. Soak in stories of the city from your expert local guide while navigating through historic squares. Visit Fort Fincastle that has protected Nassau's town and harbor since the 1700s. Stop at the most iconic Instagram spot in the city, the Queen's Staircase, and take photos to capture memories of your visit.

Nassau: Private Historic Landmarks Walking Tour

6. Nassau: Private Historic Landmarks Walking Tour

Feel the sun on your skin as you stroll across Nassau and listen to your local guide give you a quick glimpse of the history of the Bahamas. Join a small group and listen to your guide give the important context to the Bahama's past and admire the city's highlights. Meet your guide and small group and get the one-on-one experience to learning about the history of the Bahamas. Walk through the Nassau Downtown and ask anything that comes to mind about local culture, traditions, and history. Find yourself in Parliament Square discussing the political context, admire Fort Fincastle and learn the important history of the place, and discover the local perspective of the Government House.

Nassau: Wine Luncheon at the Graycliff Restaurant

7. Nassau: Wine Luncheon at the Graycliff Restaurant

Enjoy a wine luncheon at the Graycliff restaurant in Nassau, one of the Caribbean's first five-star restaurants. Explore the wine cellar which houses fine and rare wines, with over 250,000 bottles from 400 vintners.  Be welcomed at the restaurant with a glass of champagne. Follow your sommelier on a tour of the cellar to see one of the largest private wine collections in the world which has been acquired over decades by Enrico Garzaroli, the establishment's Chairman and CEO.  Share in Garzaroli's passion for quality wines that are complimented by gourmet food. Savor five courses of seasonal items that include an appetizer, soup or salad, main course, cheese course, and a sweet dessert. Challenge your palate as you pair each flavor with a fine wine. 

Nassau: Old Nassau Dining Stroll

8. Nassau: Old Nassau Dining Stroll

The hustle and bustle of Nassau can be intimidating: relax as an expert local guide takes you on a charming escape through quiet Old Nassau on this 2-hour culinary adventure. Expect to be wowed by the distinct flavors of Bahamian cooking and popular libations that will leave you feeling satisfied, and perhaps a little buzzed. Feast on a traditional Bahamian Sunday lunch. Sip on Nassau’s legendary rum cocktail while learning about its fabled beginning. Dine in the country’s only 5-star restaurant and relive the past with stories of royalty, celebrities and historical scandal. Experience the energy of the revitalized West Hill neighborhood and the splendor of centuries-old architecture. On this small group tour, you’ll also have an exclusive opportunity to meet and interact with the local entrepreneurs and artisans eager to show you Bahamian hospitality. Along the way, you’ll stroll the colorful streets of this Old Nassau enclave, taking the time to enjoy historical landmarks, charming flora and vibrant local artwork. Your charismatic and knowledgeable local tour guide will ensure you always receive special treatment. By the end, you’ll have made more than a few local friends and leave with a newfound familiarity with the city and its eclectic dining scene.

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What people are saying about Nassau

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 69 reviews

This was fabulous. Not just because of the Rum which was great. We went to a variety of places. But Shad took the tour part seriously and with his fabulous storytelling ability, made the history come alive. He's really a talented speaker. The only thing I did not like was going to a cigar store. I don't like smoke and did not like wasting time on the tour for that. I went on a culture tour later in the trip and felt that Shad did a better job and knew more than the other guy.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and respectful. I appreciated that the tour afforded a more authentic and diverse experience of Nassau and Bahamian cuisine than I had experienced in the past. I enjoyed patronizing Bahamian Cookin' and the Hillside House, especially, and learned a lot about the history of the city as well.

Charles was a great guide, very friendly and knowledgeable, and we were able to see and learn about many interesting sites in Nassau. Would highly recommend this tour.

This was a great tour of Nassau with a little bit of everything - history, food, drink, etc. Charles was very knowledgeable and kept our interest throughout the tour.

Captain Ron did a great job pointing out history and good food. Do it!