Guided tour

Nassau: Cultural Walking Tour of Downtown Nassau

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45 reviews

Activity provider: Dilly Dally Bike Tours

Nassau: Cultural Walking Tour of Downtown Nassau

Activity provider: Dilly Dally Bike Tours
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From US$ 45 per person

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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
Audio guide included


  • 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.
  • Audio headsets
  • Bottled water
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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

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4.8 /5

based on 45 reviews

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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

Wonderful experience. Easy walk, friendly guide. Charles was welcoming and at ease with us and the tour. Patient and open to questions and curiosities, including accommodating interests. It was a welcome slow down and change from the resort (Grand Hyatt) pace and crowds. No visit should ever be without a walking tour of town and a detailed trip through time and circumstance which this guide provided so well. We don't know when, but we will be back someday and your tour was the clincher for that sentiment. In my humble opinion, after 3 days of what seemed like $$ falling out of our pockets, this tour was an incredible value. 3 hours of education, mild exercise and good company. I can't think of encountering a better value in all my travels.

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March 27, 2022

We got to the office about 30 minutes early but Charles & his wife were very welcome and friendly and we left early. A bit unusual they came in pairs (with 2 guests) but good. We started on foot at a leisurely pace with well-functioning audio guides and 1 bottle of water. We would never have found all of these places on our own! The short distillery tour was given by a very nice local guide. The mini-chocolate & wine tasting was carried out rather disinterested but Charles can't help it. Overall I didn't feel pressured to buy anything. The mood was nice and Charles had a lot of interesting things to tell. The tour ends at the straw market and you can linger there. Booking recommendation for a good initial orientation in Nassau!

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January 18, 2022

Product ID: 347431