- Combo tour of Montego Bay and Rose Hall Great House
- See Montego Bay’s local attractions on a 1-hour sightseeing tour
- Visit Sam Sharpe Square and learn about its namesake, who led a slave revolt in 1831
- Shop for coffee, spices, cigars and other island goods at Rainbow, a popular gift store
- Take a 1-hour candlelight tour of Rose Hall Great House, a 17th-century Georgian mansion
- Learn about the ‘White Witch of Rose Hall’ who is said to haunt the mansion
- Hotel transport available from Negril, Montego Bay and the Grand Palladium resort in Lucea
What You Can Expect
When you arrive in Mobay, as it’s commonly called by the locals, get to know the city on a one-hour sightseeing tour to attractions like Sam Sharpe Square, named after a slave leader who led the revolt known as the Christmas Slave Rebellion in 1831. Walk around the square, admiring the statue of Sam Sharpe, the St James Museum and the surrounding colonial buildings.
Then check out St James Parish Church, one of Jamaica's finest churches with its stained glass and sculptures by English artist John Bacon, and take a drive through residential areas to marvel at the Georgian homes that date back to the glorious sugar-trading days.
Continue to a local shop called Rainbow, where you have the chance to browse island goods like cigars, rum, coffee and bottles of Jamaica’s famous jerk seasoning. Take time to pick up some souvenirs and gifts. You have 45 minutes of free time here for shopping and eating.
Next, the second portion of your combo begins with the 15-minute drive to Rose Hall Great House, an 18th-century Georgian mansion made famous by the legend of Annie Palmer, the ‘White Witch of Rose Hall.’ According to the tale, Annie killed her three husbands and several slave lovers before being killed herself in her bed. During your one-hour candlelit tour through the mansion, listen to the story and find out for yourself if Annie truly haunts the house, which also boasts period furnishings for you to admire.
Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Montego Bay, at the Grand Palladium and in Negril.
Remembering this tour just makes me want to laugh again. The city tour included a stop for shopping, Sam Sharpe Square, St. James Anglican Church built in 1775, and a visit to a local restaurant where real jerk chicken, pork and sausage was being prepared. Yum! Our guide, Tony, the president, was wonderful. The Rose Hall tour was fun and silly, but I have to admit they got me to jump about 6 feet. Well done and bravo!
Picked up from hotel in Montego Bay on time. Sightseeing tour of Mobay was good/an eye opener. The star of the show was definitely the Rose Hall Candlelight Tour though - very highly recommended. Sudden bangs and people jumping out etc - but all extremely funny at the same time/everyone screaming out but then laughing like kids. Only thing is that with everything going on, you don't tend to be listening to everything the tour guide says, so would love to go and see the house and hear about it on the daytime tour now as well.
Had a great time. Our diver, Howard, was very fun. He taught us Jamaican slang and took us to see some of the 'real Jaimaica' and introduced us to beef patties. The Rose Hall tour was very fun as well. The whole day was a little longer than we thought coming from Negril but Howard made it entertaining the whole way.
It was more like a theatrical spook house. I would've prefer the historical aspects, not some actors who pop out from hiding places to try to frighten you. This tour was at night... in the dark. I would like to see it in the day time. No photos allowed.