Duration: 3 Hours
Location: Rawson Square
Prices shown in USD do not include tax or booking fees. Tickets must be purchased 1.5 hours before the start of the scheduled tour.
#1 Rated Activity in Nassau with over 2000+ 5-Star Guest Reviews
Multiple tours run daily, Mon-Sat starting at 09:30AM (special tour starting times can be requested)
We tour rain or shine! Please dress accordingly (ponchos are provided by your guide)
We suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes and light clothing (heels not suggested)
With advanced notice, we can fulfil most requests (vegetarians, gluten-free, no shellfish, etc.)
Small tour groups of no more than 14 guests per guide ensures a comfortable experience for everyone
Tour starting point is located less than one minute walk from the cruise ship port & water ferries.
Unfortunately, this tour is NOT wheelchair accessible or suitable for guests with mobility issues
One-Of-A-Kind Food Tastings – Visit six (6) food tasting locations – each carefully chosen to highlight the best local flavors that Nassau has to offer. Enough for a hearty lunch, tastings are served from locally adored eateries, unique specialty food stores, and family-owned ethnic restaurants. On our tour, you’ll by-pass the tourist traps and go straight to the eateries that the locals frequent.
Historic & Cultural Experience – Between tastings, you will gain insights into the country’s political and bustling commercial hub as you stroll along the charming tree-lined streets of Old Nassau’s historic downtown neighbourhood. Our local guides share their knowledge of architectural gems, fascinating colonial relics, hidden venues for live music and exciting local attractions and restaurants.
Invaluable Local Insights – You simply won’t find any other way to experience the city this authentically and you’ll leave with unforgettable memories you will treasure for years to come. After the guided tour, explore Nassau’s downtown neighborhoods with confidence and take advantage of thoughtful recommendations from your local guide on the area’s full spectrum of restaurants, attractions, entertainment and cultural offerings.
Bahamian Cookin’ Restaurant & Bar
A three-generation iconic mainstay adored by locals for its traditional Bahamian favorites (est. 1986).
Graycliff Chocolate Factory
Award-winning artisanal chocolates at a colonial estate- home to downtown's 5 star restaurant (est. 2012).
Chillin' Conch Shack
An eye catching "Fish Fry" celebrated for its tropical colors & casual menus with native conch dishes (est. 2018).
Talking Stick Bar at Towne Hotel
A charming boutique hotel, known for its handcrafted rum cocktails and local artwork (est. 1970).
Athena Cafe & Bar
The island’s oldest Greek restaurant serving Bahamian classics from its family run kitchen (est. 1995).
Tortuga Rum Cake Company
Nassau’s premiere rum cake bakery serving 6 unique flavors baked daily using 5 year aged rum (est. 2005).
Please be sure to let us know if you- or anyone in your party- has severe food allergies (ie: shellfish, nuts, lactose intolerance, etc.) or dietary restrictions (ie: vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your dietary needs by providing tasty substitutions at each stop.
Yes and we typically have multiple tour starting times. Please take a look at our tour calendar to see our full listing of available tours for a particular day by selecting “Book Now”.
If one of the listed tour starting times does not fit your schedule, please contact us directly with a request for a special starting tour time and we’ll try to make it happen!
The Bites of Nassau Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour begins at Rawson Square. You will meet your tour guide- wearing a Tru Bahamian Food Tours shirt- behind the Sir Milo Butler Statue (bronze bust) in the center of the public square.
DIRECTIONS TO RAWSON SQUARE:
You will meet your tour guide behind the Sir Milo Butler Statue (bronze bust) in the center of Rawson Square. It is the most recognizable and centralized location in all of downtown Nassau- across Bay Street from Parliament Square where the Queen Victoria Statue is situated. When in doubt, ask a local and they will surely point you in the right direction.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE CRUISE SHIP PORT-
You can walk from the Cruise Ship Pier to the starting location in just a few minutes. Once out of Festival Place (the collective of stalls and vendors inside the terminal’s gated area), you will find us in 1 minute or less. Use the crosswalk directly in front of you after exiting Festival Place and walk into the public square immediately ahead. This is Rawson Square where you will meet your tour guide behind the Sir Milo Butler Statue (bronze bust) in the center of the square.
DIRECTIONS FROM PARADISE ISLAND-
Taxi: You can take a taxi directly to the starting point from Paradise Island. If you choose this option, tell your taxi driver to take you to the Sir Milo Butler Statue at Rawson Square. This option should get you to the starting location in 15 minutes, depending on traffic.
Water Ferry: There is a water ferry that departs from beneath the Paradise Island Bridge with various signs that point to where to find it. Ferries leave every 30 minutes and the ride itself takes about 15 minutes. Once you get off the ferry in downtown Nassau, walk east (towards the cruise ships) along Woodes Rogers Walk until you get to Parliament Street. Turn right onto Parliament Street (across from the cruise port entrance) and into Rawson Square immediately to your left. Look for the bronze bust of Sir Milo Butler in the center of the square and find us there.
DIRECTIONS FROM CABLE BEACH-
Taxi: You can take a taxi directly to the starting point from Cable Beach. If you choose this option, tell your taxi driver to take you to the Sir Milo Butler Statue at Rawson Square. This option should get you to the tour starting location in 20 minutes, depending on traffic.
Local Bus Service: Your most budget-friendly option is to take the local bus service (called a Jitney). The #10 Bus, which has lots of bus stops located along Cable Beach, arrives on George Street as the final stop in the downtown loop. Ask the driver to let you off downtown, on George Street, to be sure. From the George Street bus stop, turn right onto Bay Street and walk 4 blocks east until you get to Parliament Street where you will turn left into the square and look for the Sir Milo Butler Statue (bronze bust).
If you’d like more information about how to make your way to the starting point prior to the tour date- we’d be happy to assist- please call us at (242) 601-1725 (local) or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tru Bahamian Food Tours does not include tour guide gratuities in the cost of our tours. If you enjoyed yourself, gratuities in cash are greatly appreciated and accepted by your tour guide. The standard gratuity for a tour guide in the service industry is 15% – 20%.
We understand that there are sometimes last minute changes made to cruise ship schedules and on occasion, a ship that is scheduled to dock in Nassau might arrive at a different time/date than listed or in rare cases, bypass the port altogether due to weather, an onboard medical emergency, etc.
We also understand that these changes are out of your control.
In cases where we can reschedule you to join one of our tours on another tour day or at another time- we will. In cases in which this is not possible, we’ll issue you a gift certificate (with no expiration date) for the full value of your tickets that you’ll be able to use any time in the future. In special cases and when neither of these options is feasible, we’ll assess the possibility of issuing a refund.
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“If you have three hours in Nassau, this is a great way to spend it. The eco-friendly walking tour combines the food, history, and culture of The Bahamas in a way that’s sure to leave you satisfied.”