- Overview: Join a day of discovery on a tour that takes you to an historic town, a rural school, a historic sugar estate and food tasting on an island by the river. Highlights: Tour historic Falmouth, including St Peter's Anglican Church and William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church. Visit an 18th century estate owned by a prominent Jamaican family. Visit a rural school and interact with the children. Jamaican snack of jerk chicken, fresh fruits, juices, and Jamaica's famous rums included.
Join a day of discovery on a tour that takes you to an historic town, a rural school, a sugar estate and food tasting by the river.
-Tour historic Falmouth, including St Peter's Anglican Church and William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church.
-Visit an 18th century estate on the Martha Brae River.
-Visit a rural school and interact with the children.
-Jamaican snack included
Falmouth is known for being one of the Caribbean's best preserved historical towns in the Georgian architectural style. In this historical town, your driver/guide will provide you with fascinating information regarding the various buildings and residences that make up the landscape of Falmouth.
Your first stop is at the famous William Knibb Baptist Church for a private tour guided by a Pastor or leader of the church. On the church property you will see the burial site and hear the history of the Emancipator and hero, William Knibb and his Family. You will then visit the St. Peter's Anglican Church, one of the oldest Anglican Church in Jamaica for a short 10 minutes stop before visiting a rural basic school where you will have some time to interact with the children (3 to 6 year old) and speak to the teachers about our early childhood education system in Jamaica.
You will make your way to an 18th century estate situated on the banks of the Martha Brae River. The estate is privately owned and the family who currently live on the property has developed an area by the Martha Brae River for this tour. You will be greeted by friendly staffs many who have worked on the estate for over 30 years. See Mr. Bones demonstrate the art of climbing a breadfruit tree and picking the fruit, learn the history of the monumental inscription on the tombstones on the property, see the over 300 year old cotton tree with a face – dubbed “the tree of life”. Your day of discovery is completed with a truly sumptuous taste of Jamaica including Jamaican jerk chicken, fresh fruits, juices, sugar cane and Jamaica’s famous rums. You will dine in a beautiful rustic setting by the river before making the relaxing return journey to the cruise ship pier.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
-Money for incidentals
What to Wear:
-Recommend wearing light clothing and comfortable walking shoes
-The school will be closed for summer break the month of August.
-Only persons who can swim will be allowed to swim in the river. The signing of a waiver is required.