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National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

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Nassau: Bahamas Culture Tour with Electric Trolley and Water

1. Nassau: Bahamas Culture Tour with Electric Trolley and Water

Take a fascinating and fun tour of Nassau and Bahamas culture as you ride an open-air bus, See key sights from the city, and drink complementary water as you take part in an interactive and informative sightseeing experience. Hop on board a beautiful bus decorated with images from Bahaman culture and history. Feel the thrill of riding a fully electric open air bus through the streets of the island. Explore the highlights of the island on a tour which combine stories of its eventful history with the warmth and kindness of the Bahamian people. Stop and taste the island's famous Sky Juice while dancing and singing to island melodies. Enjoy trivia and prizes as you make the most of your visit to the island.

Nassau: Cultural Walking Tour of Downtown Nassau Attractions

2. Nassau: Cultural Walking Tour of Downtown Nassau Attractions

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: E-Scooter Tour with Food Tasting and Local Drinks

3. Nassau: E-Scooter Tour with Food Tasting and Local Drinks

Explore Nassau’s tropical streets by scooter and get to know Bahamian culture on this guided tour. Stop off at historical landmarks like the Queen’s Staircase and Fort Fincastle, savor the spicy aromas of the Rum Cake Factory and learn about the history of Junkanoo at the National Art Gallery. The first stop will be at Rawson Square, named after a former governor of the island, before you move on to the Rum Cake Factory. Here you’ll learn about the unique flavors and techniques that go into making this classic Caribbean delicacy. Next, you’ll head on to Fort Fincastle, stopping first to admire the dramatic Queen’s Staircase, which is made of 65 steps of solid limestone carved into the hillside. The fort itself was built in the 18th century to protect Nassau harbor from pirates and offers spectacular views out over the water. After this, the tour will make its way to Bahama Barrels, the first winery in the Bahamas, and on to the National Art Gallery. Here, you’ll be able to learn about Junkanoo, a Bahamian street parade, and admire the collection of colorful clothing and masks worn by the dancers. Finally, you’ll visit the John Watlings Distillery, where you can learn about small-batch rum production, and the Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation, where your tour will come to an end.

Nassau: Historic Downtown Nassau Bike Tour

4. Nassau: Historic Downtown Nassau Bike Tour

Take a guided tour of the historic Bahamian architecture in Downtown Nassau. Meet the staff for a short safety briefing, before you start exploring the points of interest like the Water Tower, Fort Fincastle, the Queen's Staircase, the Graycliff Chocolatier, Bahama Barrels winery, and the National Art Gallery (closed on Mondays). You will also explore Fort Charlotte, Junkanoo Beach, Rawson's Square, the Governor General's House, and more. Following that, discover beautiful murals and photo opportunities as you cruise along colorful buildings of Bay Street. You will later be taken for a lunch break at a vibrant and energetic food spot called Arawak Cay, where at a nominal fee, you may purchase food and beverages unique to the islands of the Bahamas. Following lunch, stop at the Straw Market to admire the handiwork of local vendors, and at the conclusion of your experience, your guide will return you to your tour collection point.

Nassau: City Highlights Private Pedicab Tour

5. Nassau: City Highlights Private Pedicab Tour

Step up into your pedicab carriage and let's get rolling! This fun, active tour of Nassau hits all the highlights! As we pedal through historic Downtown Nassau Attractions, your friendly, enthusiastic guide will relate the history of the city through your audio ear set. It's just a short ride to the tropical setting of the Queen's Staircase. You'll hear the story of its architecture and climb the 66 steps to see the iconic Water Tower, a prominent landmark in Nassau's skyline, and visit Fort Fincastle. Although never actually used as it was intended (to defend the harbor from attack from the French), the fort remains an important part of Nassau's history. Back down the stairs and back into your pedicab, there's much more in store. Your next destination is the beautiful colonial Government House, home of the Governor General of The Bahamas. Right next door is the elegant Graycliff Hotel, a true Bahamian treasure. Visit the Graycliff Chocolatier and sample their exquisite chocolates before moving on to tour the galleries of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and its sculpture garden. A tour of the John Watling's Distillery is up next, where you'll learn the magic of turning raw, local products into the finest varieties of rum using traditional English methods. A sample is in order before pedaling on to the Pirates of Nassau Museum to tour exhibits portraying the golden age of piracy. Next, you'll head to the Straw Market to look for that perfect souvenir from your visit to Nassau. Your last stop will be the colonial style buildings of Parliament Square, where Queen Victoria Statue sits and the House of Assembly and Senate meet. It is here that we bid farewell. Join us on one of the best things to do in Nassau.

Nassau: Historic and Cultural Highlights Tour with Transfer

6. Nassau: Historic and Cultural Highlights Tour with Transfer

Take a trip back in time through Bahaman history on an informative discovery journey to the major landmarks of downtown Nassau. Learn some key facts about The Bahamas before heading out with your guide and seeing each historic site up close. Get picked up from your hotel, or the port if you're a cruise passenger, and discover some of the local highlights. Begin with a walk past Pompey Square, the Straw Market, the Pirate Museum, and the Parliament Buildings, where you'll hear about the function and importance of the site. Move along toward Fort Montaque for a fantastic photo op, passing Atlantis along the way. Stop at Fort Fincastle and the Queen Staircase, then enjoy some time to explore and shop from local vendors if you wish to. See the Governor General's estate while heading toward Graycliff Chocolate Factory, the National Art Gallery Bahamas, and John Watling's Distillery. Culminate your experience with a view of Fort Charlotte and Clifford Park.

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4.8
(57 reviews)

Excellent tour! Not just a bus tour. You get off at the Rum Cake Factory, Tea Shoppe, Atlantis (30 min) and make sure you sample some Conch fritters. The tour covered history and current events and we got to see how your average Bahamian lives. Chippie and her crew are amazing and super friendly. Very patient with my elderly mother. They are obviously very proud of their island and should be!

This was a fantastic tour and a great way to see more of Nassau in a short time. The tour guide was beyond lovely, knowledgeable and funny. The island and Nassau are lucky to have such an asset.

The tour was great. Highly recommend it to anyone. Thankyou wonderful experience exploring Nassau today.

Awesome tour to see all aspects of the Bahamas and great tour guide

Chipper was very knowledgeable and super friendly!