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Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

4.4 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Holiday Services

Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

Activity provider: Holiday Services

From US$ 59 per person

See the highlights of Jamaica's second city on a tour of Montego Bay. Visit the 18th-century home of Annie Palmer and enjoy a candlelit tour of the haunted house of the "White Witch of Rose Hall." Take an optional boat ride on the Mystic Lagoon.

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Duration 4 - 4.5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the highlights of Montego Bay and experience its local life
  • Enjoy some time to purchase souvenirs
  • Explore the haunted home of Annie Palmer by candle light
  • Take an optional boat ride across the Luminous Lagoon
Full description
Get acquainted with Jamaica's second city on a tour of Montego Bay, known to locals as 'Mobay." Discover a mix of old and new as you learn the city's rich history. Pass through downtown to see how the locals live and journey through narrow streets watching street vendors, school children and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Go to the "Hip Strip" before visiting the residential area of Ironshore, where you will get a first-hand experience of Jamaican residences, from small homes to extraordinary mansions. Grab the chance to do some souvenir shopping at stops where you can purchase coffee, rum and spices. Then, as the sun sets, visit the home of Annie Palmer, known as the "White Witch of Rose Hall." Follow your guide on a candlelit tour through the haunted house, learning its history. Listen to the floors creak beneath your feet as the former plantation comes alive to Annie's story. She famously killed her 3 husbands and countless lovers before being murdered in the house, which she continues to haunt to this day. Watch out for ghosts, including Annie herself! You then have the option to continue to the Luminous Lagoon to see the microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Shortly after sunset, board a boat that will take you across the lagoon, and marvel at the effects as the water is disturbed. Stop for a swim to experience the miracle of seeing your body glow! This is only available in 3 locations on the planet and is a must see in Jamaica.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car, bus or coach with professional driver
  • All entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Bring your camera and money for shopping
  • If you want to go to the Mystic Lagoon, please bring your swimwear and towels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.7/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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I had heard the story of the white witch of Rose Hall many times but this tour was so much more than the short version I knew. It was wonderful hearing the full story while touring the great and experiencing the history. The tour guide was very engaging. The transport to and from the location was exceptional. Our driver was knowledgeable about the area. Definitely recommend this tour to learn about the history and culture of Jamaica.

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April 15, 2022

Driver picked us up right on time at the lobby of our hotel, we were only two guests. First Stop Rose Hall Great House. There we had a wonderful privat tour. Next Stop was Montego Bay. Just strolling a bit around. as an extra we booked the luminous Lagoon with this tour. A magnificent experience!

September 22, 2021

Funny and informative

It is not a museum but a scary tour through an old colonial house where some interesting information is provided on a guided tour. We were expecting a museum. The tour was still funny and who knows, will probably like it. We didn't find it particularly creepy. We had combined the tour with the glowing lagoon so we didn't regret it and found it pleasant evening entertainment. If you hope for a lot of information about the colonial period and sugar plantations, this is out of place.

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April 15, 2019

Product ID: 47901