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Islandz Tours - Cultural Walking Tours of Downtown Nassau
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US$70.00*
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Nassau Rum and Food Walking Tour
Ranked #3 of 10 Food & Drink in Nassau
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Islandz Tours guides visitors through downtown Nassau’s rich historic passageways, hidden architectural treasures, art galleries, and street murals painted by local Bahamian and international artists. Our mission is to provide a vibrant image of the culture and heritage of The Bahamas in a captivating, informative, and authentic way. We offer a variety of daily tours to choose from, and incorporate light refreshments and adequate rest stops along the way. All guides are local Nassuvians, certified by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Bahama Host Program, and absolutely love to share their island city with its visitors.
Yardley
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4 reviews
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“Great tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

With the drinking age at 18 I thought this would be a fun tour to take with my kids ages 18,19 and 21. We had a great time. Not only did we get a tour of the island, but learned about rum - something I've not known much about. Orchid was great! She knows a lot about the island and is flexible and fun. When the tour ended, she walked us in the direction we wanted to go, made some recommendations of places to go, and foods and drinks to try. I'd recommend this tour!

Visited June 2014
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Orchid B, Manager at Islandz Tours - Cultural Walking Tours of Downtown Nassau, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Hi EmilyM! Thanks so much for leaving Islandz Tours a review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the Rum-Runner's Passage tour and that it is fun for all ages! We try to have a good balance of tastings with the history, art and culture so that there's something for everyone. We hope that we can take you on another one of our offerings in future! Cheers!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
“Fun tour with lots of rum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We had a great time in Nassau thanks to Orchid. The tour was a great chance to walk around the city. It was the perfect mix of history (which my husband loves) and fun rum tasting. When we told other passengers on our cruise what fun we had, they were all jealous and wish they had done the tour too. Very happy with our tour choice for Nassau. Book the rum tour, you will not regret it!

Visited April 2014
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Orchid B, Manager at Islandz Tours - Cultural Walking Tours of Downtown Nassau, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Hi kmpack! Thanks for:

(1) Leaving this great review
(2) Including so many awesome photos
(3) Making other passengers on your ship jealous!

Rum-Runner's Passage is one of our best products because it combines the best of Bahamian culture in one great experience. Islandz Tours is happy to have been able to share that with you! Maybe we'll see you on another tour? Cheers!
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Illinois
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14 reviews
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“Informative tour, great guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We took the Rum Runners tour. We greatly enjoyed learning about the Bahamas' history. Our guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. At Graycliff, she let us stop and buy cigars. The chocolate at Graycliff was also fantastic. After the tour, we asked for suggestions on what else to see in Nassau. She not only gave suggestions - she also helped show us which direction to head. Overall, it was a great tour, and we'd recommend it!

Visited May 2014
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Orchid B, Manager at Islandz Tours - Cultural Walking Tours of Downtown Nassau, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Hi ts_cs1234! We're happy that you had a great experience with us on the Rum-Runner's Passage Tour! Thanks for telling everyone else about it! It was totally my pleasure to help and curate the rest of your experience on Nassau. We believe that we have so much to share with visitors to our amazing country that anything we can do to facilitate an authentic visit is just another perk of the job! Hope to see you on another Islandz Tours experience! Until then...
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Huntington, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Can I give it more than a 5 rating??”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

My friend and I got a really good price on a cruise, but it only went to Nassau, so I wasn't expecting much. We found Islandz Tours and the Rum Runner tour on TA, and I thought, what the heck...it's something to do...

Then we got there and met Orchid. It ended up just being her and us & we had a GREAT afternoon! She shared lots of interesting history with us, as well as some great rum and the BEST conch fritters I've ever had!

Try this tour. You will not be disappointed!!

Visited May 2014
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Orchid B, Manager at Islandz Tours - Cultural Walking Tours of Downtown Nassau, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Wow, joanskid! That's high praise coming from a seasoned traveler & TA user like yourself! I'm also thrilled that you really enjoyed the conch fritters! The Distinguished Palate does have some of the best in town!

It sounds like Islandz Tours' Rum-Runner's Passage exceeded your expectations... we'll take it! Thanks for leaving a great review! Maybe we'll see you again soon? Take care!
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“History, rum, chocolate, local food…great guide…what's not to love??”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I can not say enough great things about the Rum Runner's tour from Islandz Tours. Our guide, Orchid, is also part owner of the company. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable about the history of Nassau and the impact of rum production, Prohibition, and tourism on the culture of the Bahamas, she was also lots of fun! The walking tour covers just a few blocks of the downtown at an easy pace. There are quite a few stops and lots of food tasting and drinks. We were lucky that there were just four of us and Orchid, so the tour was intimate and very comfortable. I can't recommend this tour enough, but I hate for too many people to learn about it and make the group too big ;)

Visited April 2014
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Orchid B, Manager at Islandz Tours - Cultural Walking Tours of Downtown Nassau, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Don't worry, Ixplore2, we're still one of Nassau's best kept secrets! Moreover, we'll always keep our tour groups at a manageable size so you never lose that intimate and comfortable experience. That's an Islandz Tours guarantee!

Thanks for leaving such a great review, as well. We're so pleased that you had a wonderful and fun experience on the Rum-Runner's Passage Tour and we hope that we'll have another opportunity to host you, in future! Until next time... Cheers!
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