Scenic Tour Of Kingston - Montego Bay

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Delve into the sights, history and spirit of Jamaica’s capital of Kingston on this full-day trip from Montego Bay. Travel past lush plantations, mountains and the tropical foliage canopies of Fern Gully to this laid-back city fringed by the misty Blue Mountains and a beautiful bay. See its colonial landmarks and bustling street markets, visit the Bob Marley Museum, once home to the great reggae musician; and admire Devon House, an opulent monument to 19th-century Jamaica. The tour includes time for an enticing lunch (own expense) at Devon House.

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Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
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Start with a pickup from your Montego Bay hotel. Board your air-conditioned coach or minivan and pass lush plantations, rickety villages and verdant countryside on route to Kingston.

Drive through Fern Gully, a 3-mile (5-kilometer) road where giant ferns create a luxuriant canopy of tropical greenery. Follow winding roads up the forested Mount Diablo and admire the panoramic island views from its summit.

Arrive in Kingston, set between the hazy peaks of the Blue Mountains and a vast natural harbor. Learn how the city is effectively split into a gritty Downtown of street markets and colonial-era buildings, and a commercial Uptown district.

Enjoy a sightseeing drive around top Kingston attractions and learn about the city’s history and role in Jamaica’s ebullient spirit and culture. See the historic buildings and Simon Bolivar statue in Downtown, and watch the locals go about their routines in the colorful street markets.

Stop at Devon House, a palatial mansion built by Jamaica’s first black millionaire in 1881. Tour (own expense) the opulent interiors of this grand house and break for lunch (own expense) at its courtyard restaurant.

Drive through the University of West Indies’ campus and visit the Bob Marley Museum, sited in the musician’s former home on Hope Street. Take a guided tour (own expense) of the simple rooms that chart his life with gold records, statues and memorabilia.

When the time comes, enjoy the scenic drive back to Montego Bay, where a hotel drop-off ends your trip.

Please note: the order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.
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Inclusions for Scenic Tour Of Kingston

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit to Devon House (excluding interior guided tour)
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Exclusions for Scenic Tour Of Kingston

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee to the Bob Marley Museum (approx. USD 20 for adults and USD 10 for children)
  • Guided tour of Devon House (approx. USD 10)
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Attire is casual (shirt and shorts). Please bring a camera and pocket money

If you choose to go inside the Bob Marley Museum, admission must be paid direct (not included). Touring the museum takes approximately 20 minutes

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • When we arrived in Kingston, the guide asked us what we want to see. He was absolutely unprepared. When I sad I want to see Bolivar statue, he sad we can not stop there. When I san I want to see downtown, he sad it is to far. When we were in Devon house area, he sad that we can not go in. When I askes whay is the ticket office there, he sad that we have to pay the admission. It was the worst trip organized via the viator

  • Great tour to do. It's a great way to see Kingston in a safe way. Tour guide was a bit rubbish he had to ask the driver for answers!. He also lied, as he said we would be going to Bolt's sport's bar/restaurant for dinner, but changed his mind and said 'just get a take-out and eat it on the bus!'. HA!! How cheeky! - we visited when it was the Olympics 2016, so Bolt was the talk of Jamaica so we had to tick off eating at his place!.

  • This wasn't a tour of Kingston, it was just a bus ride to Kingston. The tour was terrible. The guide wasn't very good, mumbled, was rude, didn't give any history or valuable information. She was more interested in getting there so she could get back. Pick a different tour.

  • A very long trip and a very long day. They drove us around the city but there is not much to see. The drive is on the new interstate so not much to see along the way. We went to Devon House and took the tour and had the ice cream on site, were they also had some nice little shops. We took pictures outside Bob Marley's Museum, but did not go in. Would not miss a day doing this tour if I could do it again.

  • The tour was exactly what I was looking for, to be able to see a bit of the real Jamaica. We had a great guide, Fitz, who took great care of us all day and even the 'technical issues' we had in the morning with the car were solved quickly and efficiently. His knowledge of Jamaica and Kingston is vast and no question we had went unanswered. I definitively recommend the tour for anyone wanting to explore Jamaica a bit further than the beach.

  • The good: Our tour guide, Mama D, and driver were both excellent. We learned new things about my homeland. We had a small group my husband and I along with two others from another hotel. We had a breakfast rest stop and stopped at a cathedral in Spanish Town. Lunch at Tracks and Records was pretty good!
    The not so good: We did not pass through Fern Gully - I assume since we took the new toll road. Kingston colonial landmarks were not pointed out. The tour was longer than expected. We actually left the hotel and Montego Bay at 6:20am not the published 8am and returned 5:30 pm. We opted to skip the Devon House tour since we were so tired by this point and wanted to get back to Mo Bay. Tour would have been 12 hours had we done the Devon House tour.

    Other notes: The Bob Marley Museum was 25USD per person and seemed a bit long - possibly because it was busy and I had done the tour 10 years ago. 1 more like 2! scoop on a cone was 300JA

  • Absolutely brilliant tour and guide. We didn't have time to tour Devon House as it says in the itinerary, but we still stopped for ice cream. Our guide took us to Usain Bolt's resatsurant for lunch instead which was great. Definitely a highlight of our trip and a must do!

  • The tour is billed as an 8am pick up/start time and to our surprise when we called to confirm 48 hours in advance we were told 6am was our pick up which was a shock to the11 of us vacationing with late night activities planned the night before. We were also told that we would need a paper copy of our reservation confirmation and an electronic one would not do which presented a problem to those that did not have access to a printer. Someone showed up to our villa while we were out the day before the tour and left a voucher for 9 of us that were staying at that location. So in the long run us obtaining a paper copy was in vain.
    Mama D was an excellent articulate tour guide and the driver was great. We would have preferred to stop at an authentic Jamaican breakfast spot instead of Burger King...but oh well.
    The name of the tour is misleading in that it led me to believe we would see various places in Kingston like the downtown area, and in other reviews they mentioned they went to the port area, university, and Beverly hills. We came into Kingston and soon passed Devon house on the way to the Bob Marley museum, then we went to a mall to eat and then Devon house. These all seemed to be located within a half mile radius of each other leaving no additional sights to be seen.
    I chose this tour for our group as opposed to our private van driver because I wanted an experienced narrator and someone familiar with Kingston to give us insight. we did get this insight on the drive up and at the three stops but we all thought we would tour more of Kingston than we did. Thus thinking this tour should be named Scenic Tour To Kingston, Bob Marley Museum and Devon House.

  • Mama D our tour guide was fabulous as was our bus driver. Great experience.

  • Would have liked more time to be able to tour Devon House
    Lunch took too long
    Some museums or quality art galleries and shopping too (not so much tourist schlock)

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