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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.
Bob Marley Museum was absolutely worth being on the bus so long.
For those frightened to go to Kingston on their own, doing the tour was excellent. Tour guide arrived on time and was very friendly.
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The Bob Marley museum was worth it, there was not so much else to see, really.
Basically just a drive through to Kingston's downtown and the main highlight is the Bob Marley museum. If you are a big fan, then this is a must. Dee, our guide was great. We went through the University of West Indies and stopped at Devon House for a meal. Overall it was good, but I felt that we could have made more stops such at the Stadium or let us out in downtown, then simply driving through it.
Guide was very good and very accommodating to wishes of tour group members. Driver was on time. Did not see much of Kingston. Touring MONA was boring. However, as a very long time and devoted Bob Marley fan, the visit to the museum was well worth the trip. The museum guide was great - enjoyed the film at the end of the tour.
we were rush,didn't get to do more of the stuffs in the tour itinerary.no Devon's House Shopping,just for the ice cream.we are not kids and that was how the day was,on outting with your father who tell us what to do.We paid good money for this tour and it wasn't a memorable one.I could have taken the public transportation service into Kingston and get a better for my money.Will not recommend anyone to use this tour company for Kingston.use a next tour company.not so much the tour guide to blame but the driver have no patience and very miserable.He spoiled our tour to Kingston,especially for my friend who first time visit to Jamaica.We will visit Jamaica in 2014 but this time we will use from our hotel tour