Olde Jamaica Tours
OLDE JAMAICA TOURS organizes tours and transportation packages designed for conferences, family reunions, group-outings, individuals and include airport transfers and the transportation of guests. Our packages contain adventure tours and sightseeing, however, we do specialize in heritage tours geared towards tour packages out of Europe since so much of Jamaica`s history is linked to that of the Europeans. Such tours include Jamaica’s many historical churches in keeping with the Spanish being the first European colonisers who settled in the island. In May 1494, Christopher Columbus arrived in Jamaica and it is said that the first Roman Catholic Mass was celebrated here in that year.
The English wrested Jamaica from the Spanish and promptly instituted the Church of England. Over the years other religions from Europe and North America came to the island rightly giving Jamaica its reputation for having the largest number of churches per square mile! All these denominations brought with them different rituals and forms of worship, so Jamaica now has a truly abundant collection of wonderful old churches. Touring the various church compounds and viewing the architecture and monuments is an interesting and inspiring experience and makes for excellent sightseeing.
Our heritage tours must and do include museums which encompass Jamaica’s rich history and tell of our life in earlier times and more about the island and its people: the hybrids and mixture of many races. Of course taking in collections of Jamaica’s vibrant art also forms part of such a tour. Jamaica’s historic Great Houses (or plantation houses) are an absolute must see; each one with its own fascinating story to tell. All of the foregoing, we believe, makes for excellent adventure tours to suit our visitors.