Buried City from the Bird's Eye

Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent)

Peak at the old capital of Plymouth and explore forgotten spaces on Montserrat

Get a breathtaking view of the Buried City of Plymouth from Richmond Hill. Once home to many families, the houses are now in ruins but the beauty of the landscape is still captivating.
The tour will stop at the famous Runaway Ghaut where you can enjoy a drink of Montserrat's natural spring waters which many believe have mystical powers.
From Runaway Ghaut you will travel to the Montserrat National Trust and tour the Botanical Gardens, where you can learn about the flowers and other fauna which many residents still use daily. A stop at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory follows so you can be enthralled by the powerful imagery and sounds of the history of the eruptions which began in 1995.
Journey from the MVO to the abandoned Montserrat Springs Hotel in Richmond Hill where you will get a bird's eye view of Plymouth, the former capital of Montserrat.


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 Montserrat Volcano Observatory - 10 minutes
Viewing and tour of the MVO - 40 minutes
MVO to Richmond Hill - 20 minutes
Viewing at Richmond Hill - 10 minutes
Richmond Hill to Little Bay - 42 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 - White Van H2859 - 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. Some walking involved.
Larger vehicle can be arranged, please contact me for a quote.

What’s Included

Price includes entrance fees to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory and the Montserrat National Trust.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

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

What’s Extra

Any personal purchases such as souvenirs.


No restrictions that I'm aware of.

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