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
Trench Town Culture Yard (use facebook page)
Tuff Gong International Recording Studios
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
Gloria's restaurant (A rest stop and you can stay to have a meal at this famous eatery)
National Heroes Circle (20 minutes tour)
Liberty Hall (45 minutes tour)
Devon House (30 minutes tour)
Jamaica National Heritage Trust
George William Gordon House
Kingston Drive Out (Patrons remain on the bus for this tour)
Sports and Entertainment Facilities
www.jutc.com/content.php?content_title=Kingston City Tour
Tel: (876) 593-8687 (Ask for Michelle Ching)