5dn - North Coast Tour 

Our North Coast Tour takes you across that part of Jamaica on which were located most of the plantations, so don't be surprised if you see the remains of a fort, plantation house or work house on your journey, as well as travelling on the land on which the enslaved were made to toil from dawn till dusk almost every day of their lives.

Day 1 – Arrival – Falmouth  (o/n Falmouth)

The evening will comprise of a brief lecture to prepare all participants for the tour ahead. Refreshments will be served.

Day 2 - Falmouth – St James – Falmouth (o/n Falmouth)

Today we spend the travelling across the heart of the 1831 Baptist War led by Sam Sharpe, visiting churches established by New Yorker, Moses Baker.  We will visit places of resistance: Retrieve plantation, Crooked Spring Chapel site, Salter’s Hill Chapel ruins, Vaughan’s Field, and Adelphi plantation. We will then travel to Montego Bay the site of Sharpe's execution, as well as the church in which he worshipped and was laid to rest. We will visit the Courthouse, gaol, harbour and town centre where there is a memorial to Sharpe and all of those who were executed. During this stop you will also have a little time to go shopping in the local market and shops. Our tour will conclude with a raft ride on the Martha Brae River. 

Day 3 - Falmouth - Trelawny –  St Ann  - Ocho Rios  (o/n  Falmouth)

Today involves a visit to the churches and communities in the country areas established by African Americans John Gilbert, Moses Baker and George Gibb and which continue to have congregations descended from those first Ethiopian Baptists.  With an early start our day begins at Falmouth Baptist Chapel the resting place of William Knibb, the onlyJamaican national hero who hails from Britain. We will then drive through Clarke’s Town and Jackson Town, places of resistance during the Baptist War, before visiting Stewart Town, Brown’s Town, and Gibraltar Baptist churches where as recently as 1888 an Ethiopian Baptist  left for the mission field via the American Baptist Missionary Society. The day will conclude in Falmouth with an evening cruise on the famous glistening waters to take in the famous luminous lagoon.

Day 4 - Ocho Rios - St Ann's Bay - St Mary's - Montego Bay (o/n Montego Bay)

Our day will begin with a visit to Dolphin Cove.  After a brief return to our hotel to change we will travel on to St Ann’s Bay Baptist Church, folklore speaking of it having been established by an African – Mother Russell. It is also known to be the only known location of a Liberty Grave. We will travel on to St Mary's and Emmanuel Baptist Church, one of oldest known African congregations on the island, still remaining today. A final stop on the ruins of Pembroke Hall Plantation, home of George Gibb and his enslaved wife will take place before we take in the scenic view which is the north shore coastline which will take us back to Montego Bay.

Day 5 – Departure – Airports

As we bid you a fond farewell, if you have not made other plans on the island, then depending on the time of your  flight time, why not use your time to visit the Bob Marley Mausoleum in St Ann or if you can, travel to Kingston and vist the Bob Marley Museum, Emancipation Park,  or Devon House, famous for its ice cream.

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