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: Carl & Eileen Webster
We had an excellent time on this tour. Our tour guide was well informed, able to answer all our questions, and was fun besides. He took us to many historic points and pointed out places and things of interest along the way. We would highly recommend this tour to others who are interested in learning about Nassau and it's history.
We were looking for a low key walking tour of Nassau and this was it! Guides were knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and then some! A great way to spend a couple of hours in Nassau and still left us time to enjoy the shopping and the markets.
Reviewer: Serika Tatum
We had a blast. Sonia was amazing and informative and really took pride in the island. We enjoyed our excursion so much.
Wonderful tour of Nassau and wonderful tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and professional. He taught us so much about the island!!
This was the best I could have imagined. I did not specifically book it as such but it turned out to be a private tour for just the four of us. The tour guide was at the meeting point at the proper time and took us on an exciting walking tour though old Nassau. The guide was personable and enthusiastic, well informed and botanically declined which meant that we got treated to sample local fruit fresh/right from the tree. All entry fees, a water and fruit were included and our guide actually went over time and out of his way to make this the best possible experience.