Kingston City Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

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On this fascinating bus tour through Kingston Jamaica you will journey through the capital learning about its history and heritage. You will hear the stories behind the music, the streets, the buildings, and the communities. On the tour you will visit beautiful parks, markets, real Kingston communities, and interact with locals. This tour is good if you are interested in history, culture, food, architecture, and community. Your knowledgeable local guide is familiar with the ins and outs of Kingston and will expertly take you around. This tour is for guests who are staying in Kingston.
This tour showcases the variety that one finds in Kingston, from rich to poor, hills to waterfront, residential to commercial, so that you can gain an appreciation of the layout of this culturally vibrant city. The focus is on the history, culture, architecture, and food that you find in Kingston. You will first be picked up at your Kingston hotel by your expert guide/driver where you will be placed in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle. The first stop of the tour will be at the University of the West Indies, a beautiful campus with majestic ruins from the plantation era. The trip continues heading towards downtown Kingston, stopping to allow for photography of the vast expanse of city, from mountainside to seaside. Heroes Park is a must visit as the artistic monuments, the graves, and the flowers offer a lovely backdrop to learn about the rebellious history of Jamaica, not to mention it gives an opportunity to see the local military change of guards. In downtown Kingston there will be a stop at the buzzing market, the largest in the island, teeming with buyers and sellers and bursting with color. Then it is on to Trench Town, the famous neighborhood in which Bob Marley once lived which is widely considered to be the birthplace of reggae. Here you will have another opportunity to interact with locals while on the community-run tour. The tour finishes at the beautiful grounds of 18th century Devon House, where you will sample the world famous ice cream.At the end of the tour you will be taken back to your hotel, happy to have spent a day exploring this fascinating part of Jamaica.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Entry/Admission - National Heroes Park
  • Entry/Admission - Trench Town
  • Entry/Admission - University Of The West Indies - Mona

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Excellent value for money
  • All entrance fees included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
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