Accra Architectural Discovery
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Got a few hours to spare in Accra? Join this walking tour to discover the stories behind Accra's standout, buildings of note. A local guide will show you stately homes, colonial mansions, and other architectural icons of Accra.
Visit the fascinating neighbourhoods that illustrate Accra's history.
Admire some of Ghana’s best pre-colonial buildings.
Learn about the history and heritage of Accra through its architecture.
Spot the international influences within the local architecture.
Local English speaking guide; Entrance fees; Shared taxi.
Lunch; Tips for photography; Items of a personal nature; Tips and gratuities for your guide.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Start time at 2:00pm.
Approximately 3 hours.
Meeting point: The Ussher Fort, High Street.
Finish point: Palladium, Arena Accra.
Start your Accra walking tour by meeting a friendly local guide at Ussher Fort, then travel to some of the neighborhoods first occupied by European settlers many years ago. Marvel at the Euro-style beauty and elegance of grand buildings and stately homes located in the Danish Accra and Dutch Accra areas.
Your Accra tour continues as we head over to English Accra (also known as Jamestown), which used to house most of the former English officials and staff that served in the colonial government during the 19th century.
Next, stroll through the Ga-Mashie area of Jamestown and admire the many architectural masterpieces that have survived from the colonial era - true icons of Accra's history. Don’t forget to take plenty of photos, as these neighborhoods reveal a different side of Accra.
Next, admire the Sea View Hotel, which, as the oldest hotel in Accra, has a fascinating history worth hearing about. Continue the journey by appreciating more local architecture, from colonial era houses to Palladium Hall, a place of great local political significance.
You'll finish your Accra tour at Arena Accra with a camera full of stunning snapshots and an impressive understanding of Accra's history and architecture. Go on, get your humble brag ready.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Since this is a walking tour, we recommend dressing in light clothes that will make you feel comfortable in warmer weather conditions.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**