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  • Location:Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Scenic Tour of Kingston

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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.


  • Full-day sightseeing trip to Kingston from Montego Bay
  • Drive through the island's scenic interior and lush Fern Valley to the capital
  • Soak up the history, culture and laid-back spirit of this vibrant city
  • See top Kingston attractions, including the colonial buildings and markets of Downtown
  • Trace the life and music of Jamaica’s late, great reggae icon at the Bob Marley Museum
  • Step back in time to 19th-century Jamaica at palatial Devon House
  • Enjoy lunch (own expense) at Devon House’s courtyard restaurant

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What You Can Expect

Scenic Tour of Kingston

Visit historic Devon House on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kingston

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My tour was amazing and my Driver was great I always love going on tours with JTL

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Shirley D
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

On time and efficient, tour guide was helpful and personable and tour was interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

I had a wonderful time driving down to Kingston from Montego Bay, 3.5 hours! I was the only one on the tour, so I had my very on driver and tour guide! We were like family by the time I made it back to the resort. I had the best jerk chicken served up in a ball of aluminum foil and the best ice cream, just two of the many stops we made. The trip ended at the Bob Marley museum, great trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We had a great time!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Ms.Carol is a fantastic tour guide and Chris the driver was great! He made us feel safe during the drive and she made it fun the whole trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

We had a great time in Jamaica!!! Excursion was wonderful; especially we had the BEST tour guide/bus driver. Ms. Carol and Chris, (2 thumbs up).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

All in all an excellent experience
With a friendly and knowlegable driver
Highley recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2009

Our guides went way out of their way to Port Royal because I asked it, an they went out of their way to show us the Tuff Gong Studios and Red Stripe Breweries because they knew I was a fan. Even though we had been on the road all day, and some were anxious to get back, they made a special stop at a local Beef Patti stand because they knew I wanted the authentic Jamaican food and not the tame versions served on the resort. And of course we hit the Bob Marley museum. Kingston is well worth the effort. The road trip was all day, yet you get to see the mountains and streams of Jamaica along with the Shanty Towns. It will make your experience much more real and enlightening than just sticking to your resort. The price was really cheap. Others on the same bus were really jealous of the Viator price we paid.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

The bus driver and the tour guide were absolutely wonderful. The driver was well skilled, and we were informed of all of the important facts of Montego Bay and the great heritage and history of the Island - which made the bus ride enjoyable. Thanks so much.

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