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Kingston City Tour from Trelawny

Duration: Half Day

Kingston City Tour from Trelawny

Don’t miss taking a tour of Kingston during your holiday in Jamaica. The island’s bustling capital and largest city has much more to offer than you’d think. Travelling from the beautiful parish of Trelawny, the drive itself will be one of the most memorable parts of the day. Spectacular views, beautiful flora, history and culture await you on this diverse Caribbean adventure.

Leaving Trelawny, we travel through scenic countryside on Jamaica’s north coast towards Kingston, driving through the lush green paradise of Fern Gully on the way. Connecting the resort town of Ocho Rios to Kingston, this tropical oasis meanders down a hill covered in ferns (over 500 species) and hardwood trees. Driving onwards, we climb winding roads to the hills of Mount Diablo, where you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Jamaica’s mountainous landscapes.

When we finally reach Kingston, you will notice that the city landscape is a stark contrast to the tranquillity of the country, but it’s exciting nonetheless. Being the Financial Capital of the West Indies, you are greeted by skyscrapers and high rise buildings reminiscent of a mini-Manhattan. But despite being noisy and heavily developed, this vibrant metropolis is the centre of Jamaican cultural life and has much to offer its visitors.

One of the city’s biggest tourist attractions is the Bob Marley Museum. The famous reggae musician lived and recorded in this building, which was his former home until his death in 1981. The building is decorated by colourful Rastafarian flags as Marley was an active member of the Rastafari movement. The museum became a Protected National Heritage Site in 2001 and it showcases fascinating memorabilia from Marley's life. Gold and platinum discs, famous stage outfits, press cuttings from his life and an extensive photo collection are just some of the items on display here. Marley's former studio is now an exhibit hall and theatre, and his bedroom and kitchen are preserved exactly as he left it. The exhibition centre and gift shop celebrate the life and music of this legendary Jamaican icon, and you can pick up some unique souvenirs here.

Other famous attractions in the area include the University of the West Indies, which was originally part of the Mona Sugar Estate; King’s House, the official residence of Jamaica’s Head of State, the Governor-General; Jamaica House, which is now used as the Prime Minister’s office, and Devon House, a beautiful colonial mansion.

If you have more time to explore the city, both Downtown Kingston and New Kingston boast much to see and do. A wealth of historical monuments, museums, galleries, shops and restaurants will keep you busy, whilst a stroll along Kingston Harbour, the largest natural harbour in the Caribbean, is a must.

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