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Discover Jamaica's capital, Kingston, on a day trip from Ocho Rios. You'll enjoy an informative guided tour of the city and visit the famous Bob Marley Museum, highlighting the lasting musical legacy of the late great reggae master.
- Day trip to Kingston and Bob Marley museum from Ocho Rios
- Visit affluent Jamaican communities and the University of the West Indies
- Discover the history and culture of Reggae music at the Bob Marley museum
- Stop at the Devon House for shopping and souvenirs
- Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Ocho Rios hotels
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What You Can Expect
The tour takes you through the Beverly Hills of Jamaica, with views of the properties belonging to affluent Jamaicans along the hillside. Next, it's on to the University of the West Indies, Mona, the first of three campuses established in 1948 to meet the educational needs of the Caribbean.
Then, what better time and place to enjoy the history of reggae than at the great Bob Marley Museum. The museum is housed in the former home of the late Robert Nesta Marley. You'll see educational and entertaining displays tracking the life and accomplishments of the world-renowned reggae superstar.
Your final stop is Devon House, known as Millionaire's Corner during the boom of the 19th century. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to buy lunch at the grog shop, explore the historic mansion, drop into the ice-cream parlor, other restaurants and craft shops and visit the African museum before returning to Ocho Rios.
Nancy our guide is the best. Very informative and knowlegable. This tour is a must for any Marley fan. The ride to Kingston from Ocho Rios is intense but other than that I highly recomend.
My husband and I highly enjoyed our trip to Kingston and the Bob Marley Museum. Fluffy was our tour guide and Earl our driver. They both made the trip enjoyable - Fluffy is very funny!
My only drawback is that if you suffer from motion sickness - take extra medicine well before your trip starts so it has time to be effective. The ride is like being on a roller coaster! I felt ill pretty much the whole way to Kingston but took extra on the way back and felt much better. Also, I wouldn't advise sitting near the front of the van either! The drivers and roads in Jamaica can be a bit scary but Earl had us under control :).
The Bob Marley Museum was interesting. I am not a huge fan but my husband is and enjoyed himself. We are from Baltimore and my husband found a ticket stub from a DC concert event so that was interesting. I did learn a lot that I really had no clue about. The guide at the museum was very nice.
Lunch was ok - I was still not feeling too well from the road trip. We ended up eating at KFC but there were a lot of choices and you had time to shop if you wanted to.
Ice cream at the Devon House was yummy and you get a lot - I got a one scoop and it was more than I could handle.
All in all - wonderful day. Got to see a lot of Jamaica and had fun doing it.
Thanks for a good trip! We had heard a lot about going to Kingston but we were safe all day and nothing to worry about!
It was an excellent tour. A day packed full and the tour guide was delightful :)
Wonderful tour. Would like to have more time at the Bob Marley Museum and to have eaten lunch there
Being a huge Bob Marley fan I was pleasantly surprised with the attention to details and facts along the way from Ocho Rios to Kingston. Loved Belinda our tour guide...very comfortable ride. So glad we decided to venture beyond the walls of our resort. I would definitely recommend this tour to all who travel to Jamaica.....Whether you're a huge Marley fan or just curious about his life....great tour and worth the money we spent!
Fantastic tour, it's a shame so many people avoid Kingston when there is so much to see. On our trip we went to UWI, Devon House where we stopped for Ice Cream , a Church in Spanish Town, toured the ritzy neighbourhood of Beverly Hills, and watched the guards change at the National Heroes park and toured the Bob Marley Museum. This was a full day with lots of sight seeing I did not expect, and we were even able to tour downtown Kingston from the bus. The only thing I wish we were able to do more of is sight seeing the university outside of the bus, and other parts of Kingston but I do understand it can be a difficult place to see when appearing as an obvious tourist.
Our guide was Dionne with Jamaica Tours Limited based out of Ocho Rios and she was fantastic!! Dionne gave us every bit of possible information about the country and narrated life, and the positives and few negatives of life in Jamaica in addition to pointing out the ways of life and sights on the beautiful drive from Ochi to Kingston.
We were lucky enough to have Dionne again as our tour guide for the Negril beach tour a few days later, and she was equally as good on that tour. I was also glad that we got to make rest stops on the journey at local jamaican stops instead of your typical tourist location and sample some of the intriguing cuisine.
All in all, this is a wonderful tour- at least with the guide we had... we hope to return to Jamaica again soon, and hope to have Dionne as our guide again, and revisit the sights of Kingston!
This was a very interesting trip. The Marley Museum was wonderful . The Kingston City Tour was not too inclusive. Overall, it was a great day.
I enjoyed the trip. I really love Heroes National Park and Bob Marley Museum was amazing. One Love
Drive there was crazy in the mountains, Red Stripe was nice, Museum was nice but areas I was interested to see were closed off (recording studio). Would have liked more history about Bob Marleys life and many, many, many women in it.
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