Explore the History of Kingston on the City Bus Tour

Explore the History of Kingston on the City Bus Tour

One of the greatest ways to get to know any city is a little overview. The Kingston City Bus Tour is run by the country’s public bus service and actually offers more than one tour to help you get to know this world famous island destination.

The JUTC Kingston City Tour (KCT) takes you to explore places of interest in Kingston that contribute to Jamaica's rich history. Their guides provide historical information on the sites being visited and on important attractions along each route. The tour buses departs from the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre, however, once there is a group of 10 persons or more, special arrangements can be made to pick up the group at a location within the KMTR. (Please note that the tours may not happen if there are less than 10 people booked in general.)

The Spirit of Reggae includes all fees to enter the sites you’ll be visiting, and is a pretty reasonable price. The other tours all will cost you less than US$20, and even less for kids (Although there is a specific price for children, there are no concessions for any age so you’ll be paying the same for a 3 year old as for a child of twelve).

All reservations need to be made at least 3 days in advance.

Customized tours are also available and you can make arrangements through their Reservations.

The website does not mention prices, most likely due to the fluctuating relationship between the Jamaican dollar and other world currencies. All information will be provided when you call. All prices listed here were those given at the time.

Tours Offered by KCT:

The Spirit of Reggae, the Foundation

Bob Marley Museum
Independence Park
Trench Town Culture Yard (use facebook page)
Tuff Gong International Recording Studios

Adults: JA$8,400
Child: JA$2,250

Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum
Fort Charles, Port Royal Museum
The Giddy House
The Old Naval Hospital
Prince Albert and Queen Victoria Battery
Morgan's Line
Gloria's restaurant (A rest stop and you can stay to have a meal at this famous eatery)

Adult: JA$2000
Child: JA$1000

Jamaica Heritage
National Heroes Circle (20 minutes tour)
Liberty Hall (45 minutes tour)
Devon House (30 minutes tour)
Jamaica National Heritage Trust
Jewish Synagogue
George William Gordon House

Adults: JA$2000
Child: JA$950

Kingston Drive Out (Patrons remain on the bus for this tour)
Government Offices
Academic Institutions
Business Centres
Sports and Entertainment Facilities

Adult: JA$1000
Child: JA$500