[Private] Full-Day Bob Marley Tour To Nine Mile & Kingston
Take advantage of this full day combination doing two Bob Marley Museums on the same day. Bob Marley’s resting place in Nine Mile and his home at Hope Road Kingston. This combo is a high quality offer at a low cost. Have lunch at one of our favorite local restaurants (extra cost).
NINE MILE: Bob Marley was born on February 6th, 1945. He died on May 11th, 1981. Visiting this small town is a priority for all tourists. Nine Mile is a tiny village in hills of St. Ann where the reggae legend, Bob Marley was born, and fittingly, the place he’s now laid to rest. At the age of 13yrs. he went to live with his mom in Kingston. Bob Marley would visit the village very frequently and that is where he wrote several of his hit songs while lying on his favorite rock that he used as a pillow right next to his little one room dwelling in a section of the property that he like to refer to as “Mount Zion”. To have the full experience of Bob Marley, you will have to visit this town. An hour and a half tour of this settlement will leave you breathless also with a greater understanding of the legend Bob became; in fact, the community today is pretty much how it was in Bob Marley’s early days. A Rastafarian tour guide will be on hand to guide you around the property and answer all your questions. Listen to and participate in the playing of live reggae music. Still present, is his first home, utensils and the very bed he slept in as a young child also as an adult when he would return on his many “cooling out” visits. The Nine Mile Tour includes his birth and resting place, what he liked to do and Mount Zion, the spot where he drew his inspiration from to write his songs. Visit the nearby Ethiopian Orthodox Church where his body was laid to rest with his guitar. Please remove your shoes before you enter as a sign of respect. Feel free to look around.
BOB MARLEY’S HOME IN KINGSTON: This Victorian styled house that is now Bob Marley Museum is the former home of the reggae legend. Bob’s home is filled with rich memories and treasured mementos, which seek to preserve the life and accomplishment of this great Jamaican and outstanding musician. Enter the Museum and allow us to envelop you with the sights and sounds of Bob while friendly, knowledgeable guides escort you through the grounds, which include the main house, exhibition hall, theatre, gift shops and the One Love Café. All the original rooms have been kept as they were when Bob lived here to ensure authenticity. The displays include a life size 3-dimensional hologram of Bob from the One Love Peace Concert in 1978, his Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, his personal recording studio, his bedroom, favorite clothing, a vast array of gold and platinum records received from all around the world, as well as the costumes of his back-up singers, the I-Threes. The air-conditioned theatre boasts modern state-of-the-art projection equipment, where live performances of Bob are showcased to each guided tour. The One Love Café serves Marley inspired recipes and juices, and you will find a variety of Bob Marley souvenir items available at the Bob Marley Gift Shop.
GREENWOOD GREAT HOUSE (Pass by without stopping): The Greenwood Great House (Plantation home) was constructed in the early 18th Century. Like most, if not all the other Great Houses in Jamaica, the Greenwood Great House was built at high elevation. One could say that this was a strategy used back in the plantation era as a means of overlooking the plantation and also for security purposes. This house, unlike the Rose Hall Great House, is not haunted but of a more peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The history and the architecture of the house is what will blow you away. As you pass by, feel free to take photos when your tour guide slows down.
ROSE HALL GREAT HOUSE (Pass by without stopping): This Rose Hall Great House is an early 18th century plantation home that sits on a high elevation on thousands of acres in Rose Hall, Montego Bay. The Rose Hall Great House was once owned by the famous and certainly one of the wickedest plantation owners to walk the land of Jamaica, Annie Palmer. She owned hundreds of slaves. This house became haunted after her gruesome death in 1831. The house is scary to look at even in the daytime. There is no stop at the Rose all Great House on your way to Negril however, your tour guide will tell you the history and slow down so that you can take photos.
DISCOVERY BAY (Pass by without stopping): The town of Discovery Bay is where you will find Columbus Park. It was originally named Puerto Seco “Dry Harbour” by Christopher Columbus in 1494 when he and his men landed on the Island. It is said that could not find fresh water to drink. They later found fresh water in another area about 5 miles west of the town. The water was so good that they named the location where it was found Rio Bueno “Good River”. However, the town of Puerto Seco was later renamed in 1947 to Discovery Bay because Discovery Bay is where the Spanish, lead by Christopher Columbus landed when they invaded the Island on May 4, 1494. There is a park with several old relics and artifacts on display (Park temporarily close for renovations). There will be a brief stop to take photos and capture the rich history of this historic town.
LUNCH: Lunch will be at one of our local restaurants (Extra cost).
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||We pickup from most hotel lobbies|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Pickup starts at 6:00am.|
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|THINGS TO TAKE||Extra cash Camera A towel|