Scenic Tour Of Kingston - Montego Bay

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Overview

Delve into the sights, history and spirit of Jamaicas 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.

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.

Inclusions for Scenic Tour Of Kingston

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit to Devon House (excluding interior guided tour)

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)

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

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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  • Had the most amazing trip and tour guides! Sheree and Delroy were so much fun and very informative, our party had the best time touring the historical sites, Devon House, Bob Marley Museum. We were able to see the changing of the guards at the National Heroes Park, as well as Kingston's Beverly Hills neighborhood. Definitely a fun trip!

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    This trip was worth it from all perspective and a good introduction to Jamaica in so many levels. Staying in Montego Bay is wise because of its strategic location, the company is pretty good at pick up so if you stay like me in an Airbnb pick the closest hotel where you can walk to their lobby. The journey to Kingston started on time so contrary to what people say keep time, the drive was amazing keep your camera ready the scenery is amazing remember the Bob Marley song about over hills and valleys too...yes that was true. 2-3hrs with occasional stops especially just for bathroom and traffic on entering Kingston, we drove around downtown Kingston to understand the different entrance points of the city ask for Kings Street and other any Government Offices, then to Heroes Park where our guides were gracious enough to allow us to watch the change of guard its a must see here you will learn about the history of Jamaica and its hero, Oh we also took a detour and went to University of West Indies just a quick drive through inside the school and also Beverly Hill Jamaica guess who we saw fixing his car Asafa Powell goggle him then after that heading to Bob Marley Museum Park on a guided tour USD 25 to learn about the 5' 6'' legends life and where all the magic music happened, here we had enough time to complete the tour and still stake picturesnote at the museum they don't allow recording video and audio only still pictures because of copyright issues before having lunch at Usain Bolt Track Records Restaurant USD About 20 per meal..my favorite was Jerk Platter which had jerk chicken, festival and plantain Yummy and this concluded the trip. Actually by this time you are kind of worn out and most people slept on the way back as for me I continues talking to the guides to answer any questions I had, ask them as many as you have. Trip last depending on pickup location for us in MoBay 7am-8pm...guessing other places might be as early as 5:30a so stay in MoBay

    Pros: 1 day for all this is worth more than what they are charging so value wise check 100.

    Cons: I know your looking for negatives...negatives...I think it depends on who your guides are so ask for ANTOINETTE and Driver DEROY

    Tips: Book with Viator this is a no brainer, stick with shorts and t-shirt or light clothes, carry lot water...I mean 4 bottles per person thank me later, good camera with back up battery or portable charger, be very attentive to guides because the amount of info you will get from the guides will live with you forever...I feel like I know more about Jamaica than I have ever been taught about. There you go

  • Driver was 30 minutes late picking us up and then advised that he was late because he had been trying to contact our Guide for the tour and hadn't been able to. Went to pick her up and she was a no show so he decided to go pick up all the passengers with hopes of contacting her before we got out of Montego Bay. Didn't happen so we went to Kingston, he drove us around town pointing out various sights but offering limited commentary. The only stops where we got off the bus was at the Bob Marley Museum and for lunch at a shopping center! Told us we had to be finished by 3PM because that's when traffic started to get congested and he wanted to be out of there and back on the road! Definitely not what we paid for!

  • El viaje desde Montego bay, bueno la primera parte por la High way Nueva, pero al llegar a Kingston fue muy lento, muchisimo trafico, el tour fue bueno, devon house, beverly hills, Bob House, Usain Bolt bar, bien.
    Nota: Cuidado con los taxistas son unos ladrones te pueden cobrar 100 veces mas el valor, hay que arreglar antes de subierse y recalcar que no hay renegociacion del viaje

  • If youre coming from MoBay, be prepared for a very long but fun day. Pick up was at 530a and return was 8p. Tour guides Katie and Chris were FABULOUS! Not a lot of walking but VERY informational about not only Kingston but the island as well. Katie covered the first 4hours which was the ride to Kingston. Chris our driver was OUTSTANDING since he is from Kingston which made the journey that much more informational. No water activities on this tour. Air conditioned bus. Sites included Devon House ad the Bob Marley Museum You will need monies for the Museum if it is not a part of your tour as it was not for us but it is a stop in the day.

  • 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.

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