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Parliament Square, Nassau

Parliament Square, Nassau

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Nassau: Cultural Walking Tour of Downtown Nassau Attractions

1. 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: Private and Personalized Island Tour

2. Nassau: Private and Personalized Island Tour

Tour your way! Private Tours with just your group. Your Tour Guide will pick you up from your hotel or address in a clean, and stylish vehicle of your choice. You will be guided through the island's many exciting attractions: - Tap into your inner warrior at the Historic Fort Charlotte, Fort Montague and Fort Fincastle - Feel the romance in the air at the Gardens of Versailles and the French Cloister - Taste the tantalizing islands in rum form at the John Watling's Rum Distillery - Enjoy the scrumptious goodies at the Graycliff Chocolate Factory - Eats. Eats and more Eats at the Rum Cake Factory - Explore local exotic animals at the Ardastra Gardens and Zoo - Dare to be a pirate if only for a moment at the exciting Pirates of Nassau Museum - Appreciate local history of the architecturally stunning Parliament and Rawson Squares - End your tour feasting on the best of the best Bahamian cuisine at the world famous Arawak Cay 'Fish Fry' At the end of your tour, your Guide will drive you back to your hotel or drop off location.

Nassau: City Highlights Private Pedicab Tour

3. 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 Bahamas Scavenger Hunt

4. Nassau Bahamas Scavenger Hunt

Your creative, nontraditional scavenger hunt begins at a scenic spot that's a local favorite. You'll get your digital quest from your live and interactive remote host. Then you’ll take off on your own to experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations in town. You'll walk or drive to the various checkpoints as you interpret creative tasks, accept wacky challenges, and get outside your comfort zone! Both family and dog friendly, the game alternates between the indoors and outdoors, with plenty of bonus challenges too! You'll text photos and videos to your remote host, who cheers you on and assists, as you play - to document your progress. You can even interact with the locals to interpret the creative challenges. You won’t be able to avoid having fun, uncovering hidden gems and local secrets, making memories, laughing, and learning along the way! You’ll be part of the rich culture of this dynamic city! Every turn is full of surprises, so questions in advance are welcomed. Check out all 500 of our city hunts! Great for corporate groups, tourists, curious locals, bachelors(ettes), birthdays, families, friend trips, and other special groups! Ask us about our custom-designed experiences and virtual team builders too!

Rum Runners Pub Crawl

5. Rum Runners Pub Crawl

Get ready to run! On our bar crawl you will enter your shuttle and head to our first stop Green Parrots where you will be greeted with the rum and the sun and a picture perfect view of the coveted Atlantis. Choosing a specialty drink or your choice of beer, a nice stop to kick the tour off. We call this stop the "icebreaker" by this time your tour guide would have gotten you to know everyone on the tour. The "more the merrier" to enjoy this experience with. In a short spin we are going to wash up on Rip Tyde where you will meet their resident mermaid Shandy. Stop take a selfie and walk into and open space to learn and taste a flight of specialty crafted beer. Rumor has it you'll be able to taste Shandy's tail in the famous and most raved about Mermaid Shandy along with other flavors. Taking a short tour to where the magic happens in their open distillery. Right about now your smiling, but wait we are not finished yet. Cruising to our next stop Hillside Bar where things will slow down a bit giving you a chance to take it all in the warm breeze, the sun, and everyone around you. Cooling down with their famous infused refresher the "Blue Hole" with a color that lives up to the name or a flight of shots. By this time you are walking around looking at beautiful art and sharing life stories with your new friends you made. Getting ready for our last stop Luna Rum Distillery where you'll tour and learn how the finest rum cake factory in all of the Caribbean decided it was time to make their own rum which you will be tasting and smelling different flavors potent and irresistible. They are sure to have a flavor for you. Heading back safely to your destination you will be escorted back to the meeting point just in time to enjoy and savor the new memories unlocked and new friends to invite to dinner. So get ready to run have fun and soak up some rum! "Come Thirsty!"

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.

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What people are saying about Parliament Square, Nassau

Overall rating

(59 reviews)

Roosevelt is the best guide. He is so articulate, informative & fun. My family of five so enjoyed all of the tour. Hope we can do another tour next time. Still want to see the zoo and botanical gardens. Of course we would want Roosevelt for the tour.😁

Charles, the guide, is very knowledgeable about local history and culture. Additionally, visits to a local candy maker, winery and a rum distillery were interesting and fun.

Charles was outstanding. He kept an excellent pace over the three hours. I was not tired at the end, and I’m 74.

Richy was an amazing, funny, genuine, and knowledgeable tour guide. Highly recommend taking this tour.

Very interesting to her of Nassau. Just be ready to walk!