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.
Reviewer: William Pearce
We had two guides, one veteran and one new trainee. The veteran guide was very knowledgeable, and did a good job in discussing interesting points and leading the group. The trainee was friendly and clearly learning the job. Overall, we enjoyed the excursion.
Reviewer: Craig Gardunia
We had been to Nassau a few times and decided to take a historic tour of the city. Our guides were outstanding- very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw the queens steps and had an n depth explanation of how and why they were built. Overall an excellent experience and I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who is interested in knowing some of the history of the area.
Reviewer: Kendra Jackson
I recently went on a cruise to the Bahamas with my best friend and participated in this excursion. I had never been to the Bahamas before so I was really excited to learn everything I could. Our tour guides, Marina, Keno, & Kino were so amazing and very knowledgeable about everything. The tour ended up just being me and my best friend which made it more intimate and special which I really liked. I learned so much about Nassau and the Bahamas such as the fascinating history, the different type of trees, and so much more. I want to thank Keno, Kino, & Marina for doing such an awesome job! I strongly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Nassau.
Reviewer: Arlene Mui
If you don't want to do beaches or Atlantis, this is a wonderful tour. It was just me and my 12 year old plus another couple. We had 3 guides with us. Main guide spoke well and was very informative about everything including little things like the leaves and the fruits on the trees we passed by. She picked leaves and fruits for us to smell. I really appreciated all the culture we were experiencing on our walking tour. The other two guides were soft spoken but very kind and caring, especially to the other couple who needed a little more physical attention. One guide just started 2 weeks ago but I learned so much from asking him questions about his own life and experiences on the island. One thing that I have to complain about is that there was no bottled water on this tour even though it says it is included. On a hot island walk, it is a necessity.
Reviewer: Crystal Moore
This was a very informative and fun tour of the island. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. It ended up being a personal tour because no one else signed up. Perfect if your interested in the history and government workings of Nassau.