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  • Location: Montego Bay and Negril, Jamaica
  • Duration:  4.5 to 7.75 hours

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Combine a sightseeing tour of Montego Bay with two of the city’s top nighttime experiences with this Jamaica Super Saver. After exploring Montego Bay attractions like Sam Sharpe Square with a local guide, visit Rose Hall Great House, an 18th-century Georgian mansion. Learn about the legend of the ‘White Witch of Rose Hall,’ said to haunt the house, and then finish your evening with a boat ride on Luminous Lagoon, a natural wonder where tiny organisms glow in the dark. Transport is available from Negril, Grand Palladium and Montego Bay.

Highlights

  • Jamaica Super Saver to Montego Bay and surrounding attractions
  • See Montego Bay’s top sights, including Sam Sharpe Square and St James Parish Church
  • Tour Rose Hall Great House and keep your eyes open for ghosts!
  • Hear the story of the ‘White Witch of Rose Hall,’ who is said to haunt the mansion
  • Take a 30-minute boat ride on Luminous Lagoon
  • Stare in wonder at the lagoon as it lights up from the natural glow of microscopic organisms in the water
  • Save more than 30% by booking this Super Saver compared to purchasing the tours separately
  • Go for a dip in the vibrant water (it's safe to swim in!)

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What You Can Expect

Jamaica Super Saver: Montego Bay and Rose Hall Tour plus Luminous Lagoon Night Cruise

Visit the famous Luminous Lagoon!

Montego Bay City Sightseeing and Rose Hall Candlelight Tour:
Your afternoon and evening Super Saver begins with hotel pickup in Negril, at the Grand Palladium resort in Lucea or in Montego Bay, depending on option selected when booking. If you’re staying in Negril or at Grand Palladium, relax on the scenic drive along Jamaica’s gorgeous northern coastline to Montego Bay.

Upon arrival in Mobay, as it’s called locally, explore the city on a one-hour sightseeing tour with your guide. Check out attractions like Sam Sharpe Square, named after a 19th-century slave who led the 1831 revolt known as the Christmas Slave Rebellion. You can walk around the square to see the statue of Sam Sharpe, as well as surrounding colonial buildings and the St James Museum.

Then stop by St James Parish Church, one of the country’s finest churches with its stained glass and pieces of art by English sculptor John Bacon, and enjoy a drive through residential neighborhoods to admire graceful Georgian homes that date back to the prosperous days of the sugar trade.

End your tour of Montego Bay at a local shop called Rainbow, where you have 45 minutes of free time. Browse Jamaican goods like rum, coffee, cigars and bottles of the island’s beloved jerk seasoning, and stock up on a few gifts and souvenirs. Don’t forget to also grab a bite to eat for dinner (own expense) at one of the neighboring restaurants.

Next, head with your guide about 15 minutes to Rose Hall Great House, known for the haunting tale of Annie Palmer, the ‘White Witch of Rose Hall.’ Legend says that Annie killed her three husbands and several slave lovers before being killed herself in her bed. During your one-hour tour through the 18th-century Georgian mansion, listen to the story and discover for yourself if Annie truly haunts the house, which also features historical furnishings and décor for you to admire.

Luminous Lagoon Night Cruise:
After Rose Hall Great House, make the 30-minute drive with your guide to Luminous Lagoon for the second part of your Super Saver. Located in the parish of Trelawny near where the Martha Brae River meets the Caribbean, the natural lagoon is home to harmless microscopic organisms that glow with phosphorescent light in the shallow water.

Take a 30-minute boat ride on the lagoon to marvel at this natural phenomenon and learn from your guide what causes the eerie, entrancing light, which only appears after dark. If you're feeling adventurous, take a swim in the glowing water, one of only a few like it in the world!

When you return to shore, you’ll head back to Montego Bay, Grand Palladium or Negril for hotel drop-off. During the drive back to Grand Palladium and Negril, a stop is made to purchase food and drinks (own expense).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing tour, great value. Luminous lagoon was breathtaking. Rose Hall was fantastic fun, the staff put so much effort in to making the experience very enjoyable. Definitely worth going.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had a great time on this tour! Our driver arrived at our resort right on time and we shared a shuttle bus with a family of 4. Our guide had a great sense of humor and ensured that everyone was having a good time. He started by driving us through the hills of Montego Bay to see the wealthier side of the city, and then we drove to a gift shop. The shopping experience for me was the worst part of the trip. The gift shop was huge, but it was basically all of the same items that you'll see in every other shop on the island, but with marked up prices and there was an added 15 in tax at the end which I didn't pay anywhere else. Fortunately, the shopping part was only 30 minutes because they basically only let you go in 1 store. The driver then took us over to the bay where we had a complimentary rum punch and then took a short boat ride to the Lagoon. The glowing water was amazing, but I'd suggest bringing a bag with some water shoes and a towel if you plan to swim the ground is very murky. After drying off, we drove over to the Rose Hall Great House. By this point it was getting late and was very dark. One thing we did not know was that on top of the natural creepiness of the place, they actually have actors dressed as ghosts there to scare you. There was a small child on our tour who was terrified, so this is one thing that might have been good to know. Personally, I love haunted places and I thought this tour was actually the best part of our excursion. All in all, we had a great time and it was fun to get away from the hotel and see Jamaica.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I thought it was going to be a larger tour but to my surprise it was a private tour we had a wonderful tour guide named Junior that made the whole experience that much greater!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

The driver showed up timely and gave us a very good city tour, including a stop at the local school, a drive through residential areas, and a stop to try sugar cane. Glistening Waters was nothing short of beautiful. Rose Hall was impressive but cheesy presentation. Overall, well worth the cost.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

I really enjoyed the tour after being nearly scared to death at the Rose Hall. Great fun though. The luminous waters were very interesting.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2014

Our Driver "Junior" was Excellent! He was very friendly and knew so much about everything and so polite! He took us down town MoBay and showed us around Sam Sharpe Square, as well as visited the Montego Bay Civic Centre currently housing the Museum of St. James, an art gallery and a theatre. The museum traces the history of St James parish, from the Arawak era to the present day. Exhibitions and shows are hosted by the museum and theatre respectively, ask at the museum for details of upcoming features.

After that we headed in the evening to Rose Hall for the haunted tour. It was fun but very very humid. The tour guide gave a very detailed history of the house and owners and as well some staff acted out parts as she talked.

We then headed to go on the Luminous Lagoon Night Cruise. We were the only ones on it as we go there a bit late. Very erie to be out there but after seeing how the trail of the boat was lit up I jumped in to experience it 1st hand. It worked! When I 1st jumped in it was very cold but as the captain of the boat kept saying "swim swim" I did and could feel the warm water come up as I moved around and it light up like a Christmas tree!

All in all it was a great tour and would recommend it to anyone. ^5 to Junior for being such a great driver/tour guide. Thank you!

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2015

Spoiler warning - don't read on if you want to be surprised.

It's a beautiful house and grounds, but the tour itself was cheesy. I couldn't help but snicker at a few of the contrived scenes although one or two did achieve its purpose to creep you out. Mostly, the tour participants do all the work themselves to scare the bejeezus out of themselves.

As for the Luminous Lagoon, the lights that are stirred up are pretty, but it is worth going on only if you plan on getting into the water and getting wet. I did not and ended up having to deal with wet folks and seating, so it was not really pleasant.

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

Tour was great but driver drove insanely. .I was literally scared for my life..I love adrenaline but that drive.....

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

The customer service in booking this trip was awesome. We ended up with our own driver and a car for just the two of us which was really nice. The guide was very friendly. The shopping trip I would skip if I had to do it again as it was just more touristy stuff that I did not want to buy. The tour of Rose Hall was great, however I thought that it was supposed to be by candlelight and it was not - this could have been my error though so my rating is not based on this. The Lagoon was fun but I would not suggest going after a couple of days of rain as it affects the luminosity.

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