Nassau Paradise Island

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History & Culture Tours

Step back in time to The Bahamas’ thrilling past

With a blend of British, Spanish, and West African influences, The Bahamas has a rich history and a cultural spirit unlike anywhere else in the world. Immerse yourself in the stories of rum-runners and pirates of long ago, or gallery-hop your way through Nassau’s most stunning artwork. Don’t forget your camera!

  • Art & Dine
    Art & Dine

    A true sensory delight, the IslandzTours Art & Dine Tour combines divine dishes and alluring art for a double serving of Bahamian culture. Work up an appetite with a walking tour of some of The Bahamas’ finest galleries before enjoying a savory lunch at Hillside House, courtesy of The Distinguished Palate. Learn More

    Video: Design Strong with Allan Wallace

    Video: Uniting Artists with Antonius Roberts

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    Bahamian Heritage Center

    Immerse yourself in the heritage, culture, and history of The Bahamas at the Bahamian Heritage Center, located at Cable Beach in Nassau. See authentic Bahamian artifacts, hear about local legends, and discover Island traditions like the Maypole, Greasy Pole, and Domino Square. Learn More

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    Bites of Nassau Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour

    Take an entertaining culinary adventure through downtown Nassau, and combine delicious food and drink with some serious fun. Learn More

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    City & Country Tour

    Learn the true history of The Bahamas and see the famous sights that made the country what it is today as you tour the colorful city of Nassau by bus with Majestic Tours. Learn More

  • Doongalik Studios Art Gallery
    Doongalik Studios Art Gallery

    If you love art, be sure to visit the Doongalik Studios Art Gallery in Nassau. Originally formed in the 1970s to promote The Bahamas’ artistic talent, Doongalik now showcases the work of dozens of local artists throughout the year, exhibiting everything from paintings and sculptures to ceramics and quilts. Learn More.

    Video: Learn the history of Doongalik Studios

  • Gallery Hop
    Gallery Hop

    Join your IslandzTours guide and peruse some of The Bahamas’ best art galleries, such as the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, the Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery at Hillside House, and the D’Aguilar Art Foundation. Your journey continues through downtown Nassau’s historic passageways, where you’ll discover hidden treasures in the Love My Bahamas public art murals. Learn More

    Video: Piaget Moss on Art, Culture and Belief in Creativity

    Video: Steffon Grant’s Psychedelic Journey

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    Heritage Museum of The Bahamas

    Browse the collection of Hamilton White, a well-known British antiques collector, which includes relics and treasures spanning the centuries from the days of Columbus to the piracy era, slavery and plantation life, life in the out islands during the early 1900’s, the days of the Duke of Windsor, Bahamas Speed Weeks, and so much more. Learn More

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    Heritage Village Artists’ Studio

    The Graycliff Heritage Village Artists’ Studios allow guests to meet and interact with some of the Bahamas’ most talented local artisans and purchase first-edition, locally created art pieces. Everything is designed and produced in The Bahamas. These studios have been designed to display Bahamian art and crafts at their finest while preserving the history, heritage and architectural elements of these spaces. Learn More

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    Nassau Land & Sea Tour

    See the best of Nassau on this exciting tour by land and sea. Discover the island’s colonial and pirate past aboard a custom Seahorse Catamaran and guided coach. Experience breathtaking views of Paradise Island Harbor, taking in sites like the Hog Island Lighthouse, Fort Montagu, the Nassau Sailing Club, the Cloisters and much more. Stop at historic Fort Fincastle, explore local shops, and visit the Queen Victoria Staircase to take a photo before ending your tour at the Atlantis Resort.
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