Trelawny is one of the most picturesque parishes in Jamaica and has remained predominantly unspoilt for the past 250 years. Hampden Estate sits within the famed Queen of Spain Valley, so named by the Spaniards when they were captivated by it's vast natural beauty. Falmouth, the capital of Trelawny is a fine example of an authentic British Colonial Township and is a United Nations World Heritage Site.
|Outram Hussey File Photo: Falmouth Pier|
Today, Falmouth is one of the largest and finest port destination in the Caribbean and is designed to dock the world's largest cruise ships. Hampden Estate, one of the oldest and most authentic estates in Trelawny is located within 40 minutes of the pier. With these attributes it was a logical choice for Disney to team with Hampden to provide one of the worlds most authentic rum tour experience.
On this tour you will:
Meet your guide and board coaster bus for an approximately 35-minute drive through the rural Jamaican countryside, passing sugarcane fields on your way to Hampden Estate. Jamaica, originally a sugar plantation and rum store. As you approach Hampden Estate you will appreciate why the early Scottish settlers ventured here to seek their fortunes in sugar and rum.
Arrive at the estate to a welcome rum punch beverage at the visitor's center, where you will receive an introduction, learn the rich history of the estate and process of rum making.
Enjoy an approximate 60-minute guided tour of the grounds, including the distillery, where rum continues to be made very much like it was 260 years ago.
Return to the visitors center for approximately 60-minutes for rum samples, snacks and souvenir shopping before the approximately 35-minute drive back to the pier.
For more information on this tour you can go directly to:
Web Portal at Disney Hampden Rum Tour