Nassau City and Country Tour and Ardastra Gardens

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Joel Fulleda

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Learn about the history and culture of the Bahamas on this kind of guided tour of Nassau. You will have the opportunity to visit the romantic old town area of ​​Nassau as well as the old forts Fincastle and Charlotte. Discover the Gardens of Ardastra, which is a jungle and a garden at the same time, which extends over 20 km² and is home to 300 distinct species of animals. From story to animals, there will be an activity for everyone during this unique tour of Nassau!


  • Done in English

Highlights of your trip through Nassau include the following historic sites:

    • Queen's Staircase, also known as the 66 Steps, which lead to Fort Fincastle, a small castle built in 1796 by Lord Dunmore
    • Fort Charlotte, the largest Fort in the Bahamas, built between 1787 and 1790 to protect the western entrance to the Port of Nassau
    • Government House, the official residence of the "Governor-General of the Bahamas", which was built in 1737 but rebuilt in 1932 after being destroyed by a hurricane
    • La picturesque Gregory Arch
    • Legislative Buildings and Courts in Parliament Square
    • The Native Market where some 160 vendors sell everything from straw work to woodcarvings and other brightly decorated island handicrafts

This tour is an extension of the City and Country tour, with the inclusion of a visit to the magnificent Gardens of Ardastra – a 20 km² park, which is garden and jungle at the same time. Ardastra is home to nearly 300 mammals, birds and reptiles, many of which are endangered species from the Caribbean and South America.

You can upgrade this tour with the combination of lunch and a pleasant tour of Paradise Island!

Detailed schedule

Starting point :
Hotel pickup is available from most major hotels in Nassau, Paradise Island, and the Western District.

Departure time :

  • 13:15 p.m. (visit only)
  • 10:00 a.m. (visit with lunch and tour around Paradise Island)

Return details:

  • 10:00 a.m., tour ends at 14:00 p.m.
  • 13:15 a.m., tour ends at 16:15 p.m.
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