Guided tour

Nassau Bites and Sites Food & Cultural Tour

4.9 / 5

51 reviews

Nassau Bites and Sites Food & Cultural Tour

From US$ 77.28 per person

Tease your taste buds on a food and culture tour of Old Nassau’s charming neighborhood, and enjoy 6 delicious, authentic local food tastings, with fascinating historical, cultural and architectural insights along the way.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Escape Bay Street’s busy downtown strip, and explore the city’s off-the-beaten path sites and flavors
  • Savour one-of-a-kind food tastings from 6 local eateries, specialty food stores and family owned ethnic restaurants
  • Enjoy a delicious culinary experience that includes insights from the island's top chefs and restaurant owners
  • Hear about Old Nassau's riveting history, vibrant culture, and charming architecture
  • Meet and engage with local restaurateurs, artisans, entrepreneurs, and fellow food lovers
  • Learn why conch is considered to be such a beloved and mythical local delicacy in Bahamian culture
  • Experience true Nassau as you eat, drink, and discover the "Tru" Bahamas in just 3 hours
Full description
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.
Includes
  • All food tastings
  • Exclusive privileges from tour tasting locations, including special in-store coupons and behind the scenes access to local chef and restaurant owners
  • Professionally trained guides with extensive local foodie knowledge and great personalities
  • Post-tour recipe selection featuring exclusive contributions from all tour tasting locations
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Hotel transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

From the Cruise Ship Pier walk to the starting location in just a few minutes. Once out of Festival Place use the crosswalk directly in front of you and walk into the public square immediately ahead. Meet your tour guide standing behind the Sir Milo Butler Statue (bronze bust) in the center of Rawson Square. This square is located between Bay Street and Woode Rogers Walk - across from the Queen Victoria marble statue. You can also take a taxi from anywhere on the island directly to the starting point. If you choose this option, tell your taxi driver to take you to the Sir Milo Butler Statue at Rawson Square.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • Tours can accommodate food allergies and aversions. Please advise in advance if you have any special dietary needs
  • Total tour length is approximately 3 hours; please allow for a 15 minute grace period
  • The tour does not finish at the starting point. Detailed return directions and a map are provided
  • Shopping during the tour is prohibited
  • Tasting locations are subject to change
  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible or recommended for persons with limited mobility due to several hills and staircases
  • Tours are held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. Total walking distance is approximately 1 mile
  • Young foodies are welcome on the tours, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 3, who will not consume at the tasting locations, do not require a separate ticket
  • Purchaser agrees to Supplier's Waiver and Release of Claims
  • Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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LISA!!! LISA!!! LISA!!! As a tour guide she was knowledgeable, insightful, entertaining and engaging. We learned so many things about Bahamian history and culture while enjoying-someone of the best food ever. We had no idea that conch was so versatile. I would advise taking this tour immediately to get a better idea about the island and great local places to eat. You won’t be disappointed.

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June 24, 2021

The food tour was amazing! We tasted and learned Bahamian food histories and best hot sauce collections! I loved walking tour not too far from where we started at the church. Little tastes of everything of Bahamian food and welcoming your guide. Everything was perfect! You will expect to try little tastes of every traditional Bahamian food! Lovely tour!

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June 12, 2019

We enjoyed the tour very muchand Lexi was the best!

We had fun with the whole group, enjoyed the food and learned some more about Nassau itself. This is a very good way to get to know the area. I would have appreciated knowing about the hills and steps. They took a toll on my knees that I did not expect.

April 30, 2016

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