Explore Nassau Walking Tour

Explore Nassau Walking Tour
Price: $42.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 1 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5-minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes.
Restrictions Guests must be physically fit for walking activity. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Explore Nassau Walking Tour

This Nassau tour gives you a great overview and understanding of modern day Nassau through the lens of history, starting with the Lucayan Arawaks.

The original inhabitants of the Bahamas, the Lucayans were the first natives to encounter Christopher Columbus on his travels to the Americas. Learn about their peaceful, primitive culture and their ultimate demise at the hands of the early Western colonizers.

At your Nassau excursion, you will make your way to Fort Fincastle, built in 1793 and used as a bastion of defense with 12 canons and 1 howitzer among its armament. In later years it served as a lighthouse to guide naval traffic in its waters.

While here, take a few minutes to ascend the 66 limestone steps of the Queen's Staircase named in honor of Queen Victoria. Built by 18th century slaves, this staircase allegedly connected the fort to Nassau City.

In Rawson Parliament Square you will be surrounded by flamingo-pink government houses with a distinctly colonial feel. Hear about the Bahamian system of government and take a photo of Queen Victoria's statue before heading over to Port overlook.

This tour is perfect for those who enjoy touring in small, intimate groups and want an up close and personal look at Nassau.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  24 ReviewsReview This Tour
Walking tour
May 16, 2023
John was a great guide. Very interesting sites
Reviewer: Mary Taylor
5 Stars
Nassau Walking Tour
December 05, 2022
While we were in port, we decided to take a Nassau Walking tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. A young, native Bahamian was our guide. It was just him, me and my husband...so we could ask all the questions we wanted! Learned a lot about the island and got some exercise in as it was about an hour & half tour. Love learning about the cultures...
Reviewer: Julie
5 Stars
Walking Tour of Nassau
November 17, 2022
This tour was an interesting tour of the city, showing us the major government locations and hospital in the city. The person giving the tour was a local, so she was able to answer questions about the local culture.
Reviewer: Paul
4 Stars
walking tour of Nassau
March 25, 2020
It was a wonderful tour. there were only two of us on the excursion. Our guide was very informed about the area and gave us much information and history of Nassua. She took us up the Queen's staircase to the fort above, and from there we went by the beautiful pink courthouses, the green police buildings - such a colourful area. We loved it!
Reviewer: LYNDA
5 Stars
Excellent Excursion
March 19, 2020
Our tour guide was exceptional. She only had the two of us and she paced it accordingly. She was well prepared, knew lots of information and was able to answer all of our additional questions. Very informative tour and even though it was all walking it wasn’t a rushed tour. Would highly recommend her and this tour. (I can’t remember spelling of her name but started with J). Top marks to J
Reviewer: donna phibbs
5 Stars
Excellent overall walking tour
March 08, 2020
Richie, our guide was pleasant, friendly and highly knowledgeable of the Nassau area. He equipped us all with listening devices so we could always hear his commentary and regularly checked in with us to see how we were doing. Part way through the tour he also provided us with bottled water. He also had a great sense of humor which was mixed in with some sobering island history. Richie was a great guide and I highly recommend his tour.
Reviewer: Dennis Titley
5 Stars