Discover Nassau Town and Atlantis
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Explore Paradise Island and Atlantis
Experience the best of Nassau on this interesting and exciting tour of the island, highlighted by a visit to world-famous Atlantis Resort.
Your Nassau excursion begins when you meet your driver/guide at the pier and get into your air-conditioned vehicle. You will make a stop at the historic Fort Fincastle, a small fort shaped like a paddle-wheel steamer. The fort was built to protect Nassau from invaders, but it never saw warfare. At this location on the first part your tour, you will have time to explore the fort and the Queen Victoria Staircase, do some light shopping on your own, and take all the photos you want.
You will then travel along Bay Street, the heart of Nassau's shopping district, and home to the native Straw Market. Other highlights of this excursion include views of the Government House (official residence of the Governor General of the Bahamas since 1801), the Governor's Mansion, and Gregory's Arch. This stone arch was named after Governor John Gregory, who served around 1850. When you pass through the arch on Market Street, you cross the line that divides downtown Nassau from the rest of the country.
Next you will travel to Paradise Island, an island connected to New Providence by two bridges that cross Nassau Harbour. Hog Island Lighthouse, constructed in 1817, is at the western tip of the island and can be seen from the cruise port.
The highlight of Paradise Island is world-famous Atlantis, a magnificent resort with over 3,000 hotel rooms, 20 restaurants, a wide variety of stores, a 123-acre water park, beautiful beaches and the largest casino in the Bahamas. The total cost to construct Atlantis was over $2 billion. Your tour will make a short stop at Atlantis, where you'll have free time to explore the amazing lobby, casino, or the shops. After your free time you will be driven back to your ship.
Guests wishing to end their tour at Atlantis, will need to arrange a taxi back to the ship pier at their own expense. There are many taxis available at Atlantis and the approximate cost of the ride to the ship pier is $5 US/person. It is up to the guest to make sure they are back to their ship before sailing time.
Directions to the meeting place were clear. Our driver was absolutely funny. Very knowledgeable and even with little facts about the island. Gave us enough time to shop mingle around and on time to pick us up. The van was clean and with A/C. Very important.
It was a good tour of the town - it was well paced, and the guide was very knowledgeable and extremely funny. Definitely recommend for a quick tour of Nassau.
Reviewer: Mindy Rosenthal
We loved it! Very informative and amusing at same time. The guide was a comedian and made the tour relaxing!
Reviewer: Sharon Barrett
I was amazed about the history of Nassau and the Atlantis is Gorgeous. The tour guide was the best and really polite. The is the best tour to take and plus reasonably. Go Atlantis!!!!
Reviewer: Wayne and Arlene
This tour was organized and the staff were very good in keeping us informed of the process. The driver was personable, good talker, very informative of the area and knew the history of Nassau. The vehicle was a little run down but adequate. Would recommend this tour to others.