Explore Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, on a day trip from Ocho Rios. Tour the island's largest city with a local guide, making stops at the African museum, the University of the West Indies and the museum dedicated to legendary reggae musician Bob Marley. Enjoy lunch at the grog shop (own expense) at Devon House, also home to craft shops and an ice cream parlor. Round-trip transportation from Ocho Rios is included.
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
Following early morning pickup at your hotel in Ocho Rios, board a comfortable vehicle for the trip to Kingston.
Upon arrival in Jamaica's capital city, pass through the 'Beverly Hills of Jamaica', where many famous and affluent Jamaicans own homes. Make a stop at the University of the West Indies, Mona. This campus, established in 1948, is the first of 3 that were founded to provide educational opportunities to Caribbean residents.
Continue to the former home of Bob Marley, now the Bob Marley Museum. Learn about the life and work of this legendary reggae artist through educational displays and exhibits.
The tour's final stop is Devon House, formerly known as Millionaire's Corner. Sit down for lunch at the grog shop (own expense), followed by a treat at the ice cream parlor (own expense). Stroll through the historic mansion, visiting the the craft shops and the African Museum before boarding your vehicle for the return to your Ocho Rios hotel.
Staying in Ocbo Ríos and commuting to Kingston was about a 45 mins bus drive . This adventure was amazing due to the talented and great tour guide “Lady D” She made this trip a fun one and definitely made us feel like family . Thanks Lady D and the driver for taking us safely to Kingston and for the information you provided us. Bob Marley museum and the Devon house was a great experience .
We spended 80% of the tour in the bus.
All the sights and places where shown only from the bus. You could not step out and look by yourself.
Bob Marley museum was very nice to see his house and studio.
The ice cream at the doven house was nice. But we cloud not see more of the house because of the time.
Lunchbreak was at the foodcourt with fast food.
Our travel guide Nancy was amazing!!! She was very informative and has a very pleasant personality. Would strongly recommend this tour, if you want to learn about the history and current facts about all 14 provinces in Jamaica.
Our tour guide Steve was very entertaining and informative. I loved taking the old highway to Kingston and thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Bob Marley's home at 56 Hope Road. All travellers to Jamaica should take this tour.
Lady D made every feel as if we were all long time friends making it easy and fun to talk every second.Driver R Kelly was very caring and safe for passengers and others on the road.Out of all trips I have ever been on, I feel like I got educated!Lady D was very informative and Bob Marley tour was too.Respect!
I enjoyed the Bob Marley museum and the drive through Kingston, but the rest was kind of so-so. I know Devon House is really important as a landmark and cultural thing in Jamaica, but it just wasn't that exciting for us. I would have much preferred a tour of Port Royal while in Kingston! Also, we went to a mall food court for lunch. That was pretty awful. I don't think any tourist in Jamaica wants to visit a mall food court for lunch. We could have just stayed at the Bob Marley museum and had lunch at the cafe. Almost anything would have been better than fast food! But our guide, Iyona, was fantastic.
Our tour guide was amazing, the trip was exactly what I had expected. Although there were no stops made in Kingston, the details provided as we drove around the city was enough for me. We also got the chance to stop over for some local patties and enjoy some shopping if you wanted to.
Saw a lot of Jamaica but from a tour bus. We drove through without stopping, not even for pictures, Kingston, The Beverly Hills of Jamaica, which left nothing to be desired, then through the university. The Bob Marley Museum was great. It was humbling to be in the house that he lived and recorded in. Lunch was in a local strip mall followed by a tease of stopping by the Devon House only for ice cream. The guide was very informative and answered all our questions. The tour in general felt rushed specially at Bob Marley's, I needed more time to enjoy the grounds there and experience it, as it was really the only time you were off the bus and in my opinion the whole point of the tour.