Experience the Buried City

Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent)

Explore Montserrat's Lost Capital Plymouth and See the Volcano Up Close

You won't be prepared for this tour which takes you right into Plymouth, the former capital of Montserrat which sits in the shadow of the Soufriere Hills Volcano.
Once you've been picked up, we will take you by the legendary Runaway Ghaut so you can enjoy a drink of natural spring water. Be careful. We're told once you drink it you will come back to visit us again.
Once you've had your fill, we will make a stop at the Montserrat National Trust and tour the Botanical Gardens. Hundreds of indigenous flora and fauna are on display and you can learn about the medicinal benefits which islanders use to stay healthy.
The ruins of the Montserrat Springs Hotel in Richmond Hill seem to have been frozen in time and you get to see what it must have been like. From the top of Richmond Hill, you will see just how vast this island is and how the volcano was able to change so much of it.
Your tour will be complete once you've driven into Plymouth and walked through the abandoned paths and see the buildings up close.


Little Bay to Runaway Ghaut - 25 minutes
Stop at Runaway Ghaut - 5 minutes
Runaway Ghaut to Montserrat National Trust - 3 minutes
Stop at National Trust - 25 minutes
Trust to Richmond Hill - 22 minutes
Viewing at Richmond Hill - 10 minutes
Richmond Hill to Port Plymouth - 15 minutes
Viewing at Port - 10 minutes
Port Plymouth to Wyke House - 5 minutes
Wyke House Viewing - 15 minutes
Wyke House to Little Bay - 45 minutes

The itinerary and times listed are approximate and may vary for each tour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Airport, Cruise Port, or Hotel.
I will have a White Van (H2859) and will have names of guests on placard.
If an alternative vehicle will be used, you will be notified in advance.

End location: Will drop off at airport, ferry or hotel if staying overnight.

Duration: 3 hours


You will be transported in clean and air-conditioned comfortable taxi van. Larger vehicle can be arranged if needed, please contact me for a quote.

What’s Included

Guiding services, private transportation, Entry fee to Plymouth, entry fee to the Montserrat Volcano observatory, entrance to the National Trust.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - Estimated cost for any meals or personal purchases such as souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Meals, drinks, snacks and any personal purchases such as souvenirs are not included.


No restrictions that I'm aware of.

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