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Accra: Guided City Tour with Lunch

1. Accra: Guided City Tour with Lunch

Join a guided city tour of Accra, the capital of Ghana. See the best of the city, with entrance to the National Museum, as well as delicious lunch in a local restaurant. After meeting your guide, make your way to the first stop Black Star Square, where you will learn about Ghana's independence movement. Depart for Kwame Nkrumah’s Memorial Park located in downtown Accra. This site is dedicated to Ghana’s first President built in 1992. The Park consist of a mausoleum which is the final resting place of Ghana’s first president and Africanist. The mausoleum is surrounded by water which is a symbol of life. In the Garden of the Park are trees planted by different world leaders. Visitors gets to enjoy the beautiful views of the garden. Embark on a drive by through the Makola Market. The Market in was established in the late 19th century, a historic hub of trade and commerce. As you pass by, catch glimpses of traders skillfully bartering, their animated exchanges a testament to the market’s rich trading heritage. The dynamic trading spirit that has thrived in Makola for generations. Explore Makola Market, one of the largest open street markets in West Africa. Take in the lively atmosphere as locals barter for a wide range of food and products. Continue with a visit to the National Museum, which is the largest and oldest museum in Ghana. See a variety of archeological discoveries from ancient times, paintings of Ghana, and exhibits that illustrate Ghana's cultural history. Next, drive through the Heritage Road which was the site of the first major uprisings against British colonialism. Visit the W.E.B DuBois Centre and learn about the father of Pan-Africanism. See various artifacts related to his life and learn more about the Pan-African movement. Finally head to the Gold Coast Restaurant, the ultimate venue to eat, drink, and party depending on which time of the day.

Half-Day Accra City Tour Experience

2. Half-Day Accra City Tour Experience

Get to experience the best of Accra as you explore some of its iconic sites and monuments such as the National Museum, the Kwame Nkrumah Park, the colourful and buzzing Makola Market, the Arts and Cultural Centre and the Black Star Square. You will be picked-up from your hotel and first visit the National Museum known for its collection of great artifacts of Ghana's historic past. Learn a great deal here regarding the culture, ethnicity, archaeological, medicinal and other aspects of Ghanaian life. Continue with a revealing walking tour of the Makola Market known as the largest open market in Accra. Experience the sights and sounds of this popular market whiles you also get the opportunity to shop for your textiles, beads, shea butter, black soap etc. After seeing Jamestown, continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Park which is a memorial site for the First president of Ghana and the African of the last millennium. Incorporating a museum, park and tomb, get to the learn great story of the greatest African of our time and how he influenced the liberation of the continent. Get to shop at the Arts Centre for your arts and curious before exploring the Black Star Square and the Osu Castle area. You will be dropped off at your hotel to end the tour.

Accra City Tour

3. Accra City Tour

Embark on a half/ full day city tour of Accra visiting, visit the National Museum of History and Ethnography to observe exhibits that reflect the heritage of Ghana through-out history to the present. Proceed to visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Park, final resting place of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana. The Mausoleum has been visited by many world dignitaries. Stop at the Independence Square, Accra’s open-air ceremonial grounds where all national celebrations are held, for photo opportunity. Visit the uniquely designed caskets shop where caskets are produced based on the African belief of life after death. Therefore caskets are designed to reflect the earthly profession of the deceased with the belief that they can continue to practice this profession in the other world. Hence a bus driver will be buried in a bus, a teacher in a book, a doctor in a syringe, etc. Drive through Old Accra which was divided into Dutch and British Accra as a result of the two European nations operating from different locations within the same township of a little under 1sq kilometer. Drive past James Fort built by the British in 1662, Old Accra Square and the Post Office. See Ussher Fort, one of three European forts in Accra which have survived the times. Your last stop on the tour will be the Arts and Crafts market where you may try out your bargaining skills on the local vendor. Return to your pick up point.

Private Guided Immersive Accra Day Tour

4. Private Guided Immersive Accra Day Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through Accra with our exclusive Accra City Day Tour. Step into the past, embrace the present, and envision the future of this vibrant capital. Join us on a private guided adventure, immersing yourself in the rich blend of Ghana's culture. From iconic landmarks to engaging encounters with locals, witness the creative brilliance of Ghanaians in arts and the fascinating world of eccentric crafts, including the renowned fantasy coffins of La. At Landtours Ghana, we go beyond sightseeing – our expert tour guides skillfully weave compelling narratives, creating emotional connections that linger. By the tour's end, you'll carry a profound love for Accra and Ghana, truly feeling like you've found a home away from home.

Accra: Half Day Accra City Tour

5. Accra: Half Day Accra City Tour

Visit the National Museum to see artifacts about the rich culture of Ghana Explore Makola market , one of the largest open markets in Ghana. watch traders haggle prices with customers and drivers honking for passengers. Visit Kwame Nkrumah Museum , the first president of Ghana and the man who gained independence for Ghana. we will learn more about his life before and after becoming a legend. Accra Arts Center to get souvenirs and dance to the sounds of drums. we will also learn how to play the traditional drums. Explore the Independence and Black Star Square to learn about the significance of the monuments. Visit the Jamestown Lighthouse, we will walk through the oldest settlement the British which is Jamestown.

Accra City Exploration

6. Accra City Exploration

Explore the beauty, history and culture of Accra, the capital city of Ghana including Black Star Square, Independence Square, Jamestown Light House, Makola Market, Accra Art Center, National Museum etc. After you have been located and picked up from your hotel, your first destination will be at the Independence Arch in Accra. The Independence Arch in Accra, Ghana is part of the Independence Square which contains monuments to Ghana’s independence struggle. In Independence Square are large stands with a total seating capacity of 30,000 surrounding the edges of the square. The square boasts three monuments which encapsulate the fight for Independent and liberation. These monuments include the Independence Arch to the south of the square, backdropped by the Gulf of Guinea. On the opposite side of the square but facing the arch is the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier, which honors the Ghanaian soldiers who fell fighting for their country. Just to the north of the main square is a roundabout, in the center of which stands the Black Star Gate, an imposing monument topped by the Black Star of Africa, the five-pointed star that symbolizes Africa in general and Ghana in particular. The monument bears the large inscription “AD 1957” and “Freedom and Justice” and the Liberation Day Monument. The Independence Square is one of the largest city square in the world. Followed by visiting the Jamestown Light House which is a colonial-era lighthouse, built in the 1930s replacing an earlier lighthouse that had been built in 1871. It has become a tourist attraction over time. You will be assisted by the tour guide to visit all major destinations included in your itinerary which are Makola Market, Accra Art Center, National Museum etc. Lunch, water, snacks and drink will be provided for your safe touring.

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Accra: Guided City Tour with Lunch

Accra: Guided City Tour with Lunch

Join a guided city tour of Accra, the capital of Ghana. See the best of the city, with entrance to the National Museum, as well as delicious lunch in a local restaurant. After meeting your guide, make your way to the first stop Black Star Square, where you will learn about Ghana's independence movement. Depart for Kwame Nkrumah’s Memorial Park located in downtown Accra. This site is dedicated to Ghana’s first President built in 1992. The Park consist of a mausoleum which is the final resting place of Ghana’s first president and Africanist. The mausoleum is surrounded by water which is a symbol of life. In the Garden of the Park are trees planted by different world leaders. Visitors gets to enjoy the beautiful views of the garden. Embark on a drive by through the Makola Market. The Market in was established in the late 19th century, a historic hub of trade and commerce. As you pass by, catch glimpses of traders skillfully bartering, their animated exchanges a testament to the market’s rich trading heritage. The dynamic trading spirit that has thrived in Makola for generations. Explore Makola Market, one of the largest open street markets in West Africa. Take in the lively atmosphere as locals barter for a wide range of food and products. Continue with a visit to the National Museum, which is the largest and oldest museum in Ghana. See a variety of archeological discoveries from ancient times, paintings of Ghana, and exhibits that illustrate Ghana's cultural history. Next, drive through the Heritage Road which was the site of the first major uprisings against British colonialism. Visit the W.E.B DuBois Centre and learn about the father of Pan-Africanism. See various artifacts related to his life and learn more about the Pan-African movement. Finally head to the Gold Coast Restaurant, the ultimate venue to eat, drink, and party depending on which time of the day.

Half-Day Accra City Tour Experience

Half-Day Accra City Tour Experience

Get to experience the best of Accra as you explore some of its iconic sites and monuments such as the National Museum, the Kwame Nkrumah Park, the colourful and buzzing Makola Market, the Arts and Cultural Centre and the Black Star Square. You will be picked-up from your hotel and first visit the National Museum known for its collection of great artifacts of Ghana's historic past. Learn a great deal here regarding the culture, ethnicity, archaeological, medicinal and other aspects of Ghanaian life. Continue with a revealing walking tour of the Makola Market known as the largest open market in Accra. Experience the sights and sounds of this popular market whiles you also get the opportunity to shop for your textiles, beads, shea butter, black soap etc. After seeing Jamestown, continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Park which is a memorial site for the First president of Ghana and the African of the last millennium. Incorporating a museum, park and tomb, get to the learn great story of the greatest African of our time and how he influenced the liberation of the continent. Get to shop at the Arts Centre for your arts and curious before exploring the Black Star Square and the Osu Castle area. You will be dropped off at your hotel to end the tour.

Accra City Tour

Accra City Tour

Embark on a half/ full day city tour of Accra visiting, visit the National Museum of History and Ethnography to observe exhibits that reflect the heritage of Ghana through-out history to the present. Proceed to visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Park, final resting place of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana. The Mausoleum has been visited by many world dignitaries. Stop at the Independence Square, Accra’s open-air ceremonial grounds where all national celebrations are held, for photo opportunity. Visit the uniquely designed caskets shop where caskets are produced based on the African belief of life after death. Therefore caskets are designed to reflect the earthly profession of the deceased with the belief that they can continue to practice this profession in the other world. Hence a bus driver will be buried in a bus, a teacher in a book, a doctor in a syringe, etc. Drive through Old Accra which was divided into Dutch and British Accra as a result of the two European nations operating from different locations within the same township of a little under 1sq kilometer. Drive past James Fort built by the British in 1662, Old Accra Square and the Post Office. See Ussher Fort, one of three European forts in Accra which have survived the times. Your last stop on the tour will be the Arts and Crafts market where you may try out your bargaining skills on the local vendor. Return to your pick up point.

Private Guided Immersive Accra Day Tour

Private Guided Immersive Accra Day Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through Accra with our exclusive Accra City Day Tour. Step into the past, embrace the present, and envision the future of this vibrant capital. Join us on a private guided adventure, immersing yourself in the rich blend of Ghana's culture. From iconic landmarks to engaging encounters with locals, witness the creative brilliance of Ghanaians in arts and the fascinating world of eccentric crafts, including the renowned fantasy coffins of La. At Landtours Ghana, we go beyond sightseeing – our expert tour guides skillfully weave compelling narratives, creating emotional connections that linger. By the tour's end, you'll carry a profound love for Accra and Ghana, truly feeling like you've found a home away from home.

Accra: Half Day Accra City Tour

Accra: Half Day Accra City Tour

Visit the National Museum to see artifacts about the rich culture of Ghana Explore Makola market , one of the largest open markets in Ghana. watch traders haggle prices with customers and drivers honking for passengers. Visit Kwame Nkrumah Museum , the first president of Ghana and the man who gained independence for Ghana. we will learn more about his life before and after becoming a legend. Accra Arts Center to get souvenirs and dance to the sounds of drums. we will also learn how to play the traditional drums. Explore the Independence and Black Star Square to learn about the significance of the monuments. Visit the Jamestown Lighthouse, we will walk through the oldest settlement the British which is Jamestown.

Accra City Exploration

Accra City Exploration

Explore the beauty, history and culture of Accra, the capital city of Ghana including Black Star Square, Independence Square, Jamestown Light House, Makola Market, Accra Art Center, National Museum etc. After you have been located and picked up from your hotel, your first destination will be at the Independence Arch in Accra. The Independence Arch in Accra, Ghana is part of the Independence Square which contains monuments to Ghana’s independence struggle. In Independence Square are large stands with a total seating capacity of 30,000 surrounding the edges of the square. The square boasts three monuments which encapsulate the fight for Independent and liberation. These monuments include the Independence Arch to the south of the square, backdropped by the Gulf of Guinea. On the opposite side of the square but facing the arch is the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier, which honors the Ghanaian soldiers who fell fighting for their country. Just to the north of the main square is a roundabout, in the center of which stands the Black Star Gate, an imposing monument topped by the Black Star of Africa, the five-pointed star that symbolizes Africa in general and Ghana in particular. The monument bears the large inscription “AD 1957” and “Freedom and Justice” and the Liberation Day Monument. The Independence Square is one of the largest city square in the world. Followed by visiting the Jamestown Light House which is a colonial-era lighthouse, built in the 1930s replacing an earlier lighthouse that had been built in 1871. It has become a tourist attraction over time. You will be assisted by the tour guide to visit all major destinations included in your itinerary which are Makola Market, Accra Art Center, National Museum etc. Lunch, water, snacks and drink will be provided for your safe touring.

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(25 reviews)

I had a wonderful tour of Accra with David! We covered so much ground and I was able to enjoy a much more authentic and fun experience of exploring Accra. I was glad to have a guide with me for my first trip to the Makola and to point out sites with historical significance throughout Accra that I would have missed by myself. David has great relationships with people/museum guides at each stop and kept the tour on track and fun. I couldn’t recommend more!

We were picked up from our hotel, and we’re the only two people in the tour. Ishmael was very knowledgeable about the history of Ghana and Accra. He showed us the main sights in the city. He was very polite and very pleasant. At the end we had lunch, then he drove us back to our hotel.

Excellent and knowledge guide, Ishmael. Thoroughly enjoyed getting a chance to hear about the history and culture of Accra and Ghana. While I had heard of some of the political history, it was useful to hear it in the context of understanding Ghana's development.

A splendid trip down memory lane. Tour guide was super experienced, professional, friendly and informative. Car was clean and air conditioned. Friendly service. We learned so much about the beautiful history of Ghana. We are grateful for the entire experience.

The tour covered everything we expected and several aspects of the maion attractions we didn't know about so was very interesting.