See the best of Nassau on a luxury air-conditioned coach that will take you on this interesting and exciting excursion, highlighted by a visit to the famous Atlantis Resort. You will cross Nassau to reach Fort Fincastle, planted on the highest peak of the island, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the harbor. Here you will have free time to explore Queen Victoria's Fort and Spiral Staircase, do some shopping on your own, and take photos. Continue with panoramic views of New Providence Island. Then depart for Atlantis Paradise Island for a short stopover. The journey continues from Paradise Island through the quaint residential area before returning to the port.
Your tour begins when you meet your driver/guide at the dock and settle into your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. After leaving the pier, you will stop to visit historic Fincastle Fort, a small fort in the shape of a paddle steamer. The fort was built to protect Nassau from foreign invaders, but it has not witnessed any wars. Here you will have free time to explore the fort and Queen Victoria's Staircase. You will also have time to do some shopping on your own and take photos.
You'll then walk along Bay Street, the heart of Nassau's shopping district, and home to the Straw Craft Market. Other highlights of the tour include spectacular views of Government House (the official residence of the Governor General of the Bahamas since 1801), the Governor's Residence, and Gregory's Arch. This stone arch is a tribute to Governor John Gregory who served the city around 1850. As you pass under the arch on Market Street, you cross the line that separates downtown Nassau from the rest of the country.
Then you will go to Paradise Island, an island connected to New Providence by two bridges that cross the port of Nassau. The highlight of Paradise Island is the famous Atlantis Resort. Atlantis is a beautiful resort with over 3000 hotel rooms, 20 restaurants, a wide variety of shops, a 123-acre water park, gorgeous beaches, and the largest casino in the Bahamas. The total cost to build Atlantis was $2 billion. Your excursion will allow you to make a short stop at Atlantis, where you will have free time to explore the incredible lobby, the casino, or the shops. After your free time, you will make the return trip to your boat.
Guests wanting a more in-depth look at Atlantis have several options available for sale at the resort. The 'Discover Atlantis Beach' package (adults 69 USD, children 40 USD) allows you access to the aquarium, the beach, the restaurants, where you can buy food and drinks, and the 'Dig', a maze of interconnected underground tunnels and halls with ruins and underwater inhabitants, which replicates the lost city of Atlantis. The "Aquaventure" package (adults 130 USD, children 80 USD) allows you access to the aquarium, the beach, the swimming pools, the water slides, the Dig, and the restaurants where you can buy food and drinks . Guests who decide to purchase any of these packages, or spend more time exploring Atlantis, will likely want to stay at the resort longer than is scheduled in the excursion.
Customers wishing to extend their visit to Atlantis must plan to book a taxi at their own expense for their return to the pier. There are plenty of taxis available at Atlantis and the approximate cost to get to the pier is $5/person. It is up to visitors to ensure that they will be back on their boat before the departure time. Discover Atlantis Beach and Aquaventure packages may be purchased subject to availability, prices are approximate.