Montego Bay

Montego Bay City tour & White Witch Of Rose Hall Haunted mansion Tour

Montego Bay, Caribbean
Montego Bay Combo City Sightseeing and Rose Hall Candlelight Tour

From USD 89.00

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sightsee in downtown Montego Bay and explore Rose Hall Great House during this tour led by an expert guide. Visit attractions like the St James Museum Sam Sharpe Square. At Rose Hall, a stately historical mansion, learn the scandalous story of the house's ghostly past. Round-trip transportation from Montego Bay, Grand Palladium and Negril hotels is included. 
  • 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's Included

  • Local guide
  • City sightseeing tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

We pick up at all hotels in Montego Bay, Lucea (Palladium) and trelawny

What To Expect

Following pickup in Negril, Montego Bay or at the Grand Palladium Resort in Lucea, board your comfortable vehicle for the trip to downtown Montego Bay. If you're picked up in Lucea or Negril, enjoy your relaxing ride down the scenic Jamaican coastline on the way into town. 

When you disembark in Montego Bay, follow your guide on a 1-hour sightseeing tour that takes you through the city highlights. Visit the St James Museum and Sam Sharpe Square, named after the slave who led the 19th-century Christmas Slave Rebellion. Walk through the neighborhood's blocks of impressive colonial buildings and learn about Jamaican history from your guide. Back on the bus, drive through some of the residential neighborhoods featuring stately Georgian homes funded with money from the island's once-thriving sugar trade. Stop by St James Parish Church, the home of stained glass pieces by English sculptor John Bacon. 

At the conclusion of your tour, spend about 45 minutes perusing Rainbow, a local shop selling local Jamaican goods like coffee, rum and jerk seasoning. Pop out to a local restaurant for dinner (own expense), before continuing on to Rose Hall.

Rose Hall Great House is known for the legend of the 'White Witch of Rose Hall', about a woman named Annie Palmer who killed her three husbands and several slave lovers before taking her own life. Follow your guide on a 1-hour tour through the graceful Georgian mansion, full of historical artifacts. 

Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Montego Bay, at the Grand Palladium and in Negril.

Sam Sharpe Square

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Rose Hall Great House

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please Note: you MUST provide your hotel details to the local provider
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Traveller Photos

See more


23 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 23 reviews
Cathy_G, Mar 2023
We loved the educational information provided and our tour guide was lovely. The inside of the house is beautiful and the grounds are amazing!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review! We truly appreciate it. Sincerely, Holiday Services Team
Amazing Experience
Amanda_F, Sept 2022
The great house is unbelievably big and beautiful! There was much more history that tied in with the story of the white witch that we appreciated to know. Also our driver was very hospitable and I will never forget that. I'm so glad we got off the resort to learn about the history and culture of Jamaica.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thank you for your kind compliments and for taking the time to write this review! We truly appreciate it
Just do Rose Hall
Sara_P, Apr 2022
Disappointingly the museum had an additional cost, not advised by Viator. Couldn’t go in church as there was a funeral. No mention of colonial architecture by the guide, he was quiet but polite and courteous. And when we asked him to stop of on the way back to the hotel it was no problem. The Rose Hall tour is simply AMAZING,. our tour guide for the house was lovely and knowledgeable and very clear. One of our party had a funny turn in the house and had to leave, was this down to the White Witch…
Poor communication
Audrey_D, Apr 2022
The tour operator cancelled the excursion because there were not people. That I can understand. They asked if I could go another day. I said yes and asked about specific dates, but I got absolutely no communication from them. It's been several days now and they haven't even confirmed that my refund is in process.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
We apologize for the inconvenience. Please can send your booking reference number to for us to be able to conduct an investigation.
Montego Bay City Tour & Rose Hall Haunted House
Melanie_K, July 2019
Jamaica 2019 Record locator RUXGUG $3609.65 Costco (flight/hotel/transport) $60 bag $392 excursions Food 15 15 Massage $440 Tip 2 5 40 5 5 My husband was pleasantly surprised to find out that our tour was in a private, well air conditioned van. It had just heavily rained so our pick up was 20 minutes late but our friendly tour guide Rolando made up for it. While traveling into the heart of Montego Bay during wet rush hour we felt safe with Rolando’s experienced driving. He answered any questions we had about the area, shared interesting facts, and gave us the freedom to choose whether or not we wanted to stop at some of the locations on the tour. We ended up stopping at the Sam Sharpe Square to look around, peeked at the St. James Parish Church from the van, went inside and around the Hard Rock Cafe, ending with the White Witch of Rose Hall Tour. We arrived 15 minutes late because of heavy traffic but Rolando made sure we joined a tour that had just started. It didn’t seem like we missed much since participants were only getting their photos taken outside the house. Overall the trip was a neat, safe way to see downtown Montego Bay. If you’re staying at a fancier resort be aware you’ll notice a stark contrast between a ritzy resort and downtown Montego Bay. The only reason I’m giving this tour 4 stars instead of 5 is because the photos on the site don’t really accurately depict what the downtown experience is like.
Another great Viator experience...
Justine V, Aug 2017
Another great Viator experience! Tour guide was great from beginning until the end! The time spent at Rose Hall was very interesting and fun. I truly enjoyed this!
We were disappointed that the church...
Anita H, Apr 2016
We were disappointed that the church was not availabe to visit. The Rose Hall tour was cool but there was to many people on the tour so it made it hot and hard to hear the tour guide
Remembering this tour just makes me...
greenhouse, May 2015
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!
Had a great time. Our diver, Howard...
Dawn M, May 2015
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.
Picked up from hotel in Montego Bay...
andrewprince9, Apr 2015
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.
It was more like a theatrical spook...
Gregory P, Feb 2015
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.
Le guide n'a pas donné...
Carole_T, Sept 2022
Le guide n'a pas donné beaucoup de détails. La visite avait été demandé en français et tout s'est fait en anglais. Grosse déception.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hello. We are sorry you did not enjoy this tour, but we don't sell this product in French. In the description of this excursion included English as input language. There is no special request for French guide in your booking. Unfortunately the guide was not able to give many details because of the language barrier, but it's not our fault.
Un très bon moment
Sophie_R, Mar 2020
Passage rapide à Montego Bay mais mention très spéciale à notre guide Sydney, jovial et captivant qui nous a appris plein de choses sur la Jamaïque. Rose Hall de nuit expérience unique ! Nous recommandons !

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 3
No Photo
Montego Bay City tour & White Witch Of Rose Hall Haunted mansion Tour


3 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 89.00
No Photo
Rose Hall Haunted Great House Night Tour from Montego Bay


2 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 96.16
No Photo
Night Tour of Rose Hall Haunted Mansion plus Luminous Lagoon


6 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 160.00
No Photo
Rose Hall Great House


1 to 2 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 50.00

Explore Similar Things to Do