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Downtown Nassau By Bike

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Cycle through Nassau's downtown district to see an 18th-century limestone staircase, the Straw Market and so much more on this fun guided biking tour.

Downtown Nassau by Bike

Immerse yourself in Nassau's history as you cycle past and explore iconic sites like the famous Water Tower and Arawak Cay when you book this exciting biking tour in Nassau. Your four-hour tour includes a local, knowledgeable professional guide who will share the history of the island as you ride through the central area and stop to visit historic landmarks and sites including the Queen's Staircase and Fort Fincastle.

Your guided tour includes all necessary cycling gear to make biking comfortable: an audio headset, basket, cold bottled water, map and helmet. With stops at places like the Straw Market and the Government House to capture scenic views and architectural excellence via a bike, this guided tour is perfect for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts.

Begin your adventure in downtown Nassau and follow your guide as you cycle to some of the most historic landmarks and sites in town. Ride 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 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 cycling journey 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.

Cycle on and stop at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and the Junkanoo Museum. Admission is included as you take a break from your bike and tour the galleries. Afterward, 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 history and culture of Bahamian bush teas and medicines.

Next up is Fort Charlotte, go inside the fort for a tour and historical narrative. Then travel to Arawak Cay where you may purchase a variety of Bahamian delicacies and drinks. Your adventure continues to the 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.

From sampling delicious chocolates, sampling rum, to admiring historical statues, this tour offers much to explore and do. Reserve your spot on this cycling and cultural tour today and see a different view of Nassau for lifetime memories!

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $75.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Snack, Beverage (Chocolate, Rum Sampling)
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes such as sneakers. We also suggest sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
All guests must be proficient at riding a bicycle. The minimum age to participate is 17 years old. The maximum weight to participate is 300 pounds. This tour is not available to those with limited mobility. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.