Sightseeing by Bus: Begin your tour in historic Rawson Square. Head over to Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge for a drive through Paradise Island, followed by a photo opportunity at the Atlantis Resort. Continue your drive through the local fish market (Potters Cay) and on to the Queen’s Staircase, Fort Fincastle, Gregory’s Arch, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Government House and Parliament Building.
Queen’s Staircase and Fort Fincastle: Commonly known as the 66 steps, the Queen’s staircase was carved out of limestone in 1793 and provided an escape for soldiers at Fort Fincastle when under attack. The attraction has been preserved and is a popular tourist destination for visitors.
Graycliff Heritage Village: Explore the attractions of the historic Graycliff village. Shop for souvenirs and native artifacts at the museum and Graycliff stores. Visit the museum, home of native artifacts and shop for souvenirs. At Bahama Barrels, the country’s first wine distillery, enjoy free samples of local wine. Graycliff is world-renowned for its famous cigars and chocolates. Watch a cigar rolling demonstration and taste chocolate samples from the local chocolate factory.
John Watlings Rum Distillery: Be welcomed with a Pina Colada rum sample before touring the historic estate and learning the process of rum making in Nassau. Next, take time to relax and order a variety of drinks and cocktails on the outdoor patio with cool ocean breezes and views.
From the fort you can see the ships in port.
Accessibility: Tour is ambulatory accessible; you must be able to take a few steps (up/down) and walk short distances. Collapsible wheelchair can be stored.
What to Bring: Camera, credit/debit cards and cash for purchases.
Good to Know: The order of the stops can vary to prevent overcrowding. John Watling’s Distillery is closed on Bahamian Holidays. Proof of vaccination is required to drink inside John Watlings. Not required to drink on outside patio.