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Appleton Estate

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Address: Nassau Valley, Siloah in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
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$125*
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Appleton Estate Rum Tour and Tasting from Negril
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Private Appleton Estate Rum and Black River Safari Tour
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Private Appleton Estate Rum Tour from Montego Bay

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This was one of the best tours of our trip!

We loved the tour! The guide was really knowledgeable and went more in depth in his explanations. The tasting was really fun and it was pretty good deal for price (you get a free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
Lauren K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We loved the tour! The guide was really knowledgeable and went more in depth in his explanations. The tasting was really fun and it was pretty good deal for price (you get a free drink, tour, and the tastings) .

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Personally, I don't like rum. However that did not stop me from finding the tour around this distillery boring. Was informative and was interesting to find out the process of making rum. The grounds of the distillery are beautiful and there's even a peacock which strolls around. The smell around the more industrial side of the grounds is off-putting but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The drive from Negril is quite long, and a windy road in the mountains. But the property is beautiful and we got torrential downpour for 30 minutes during the tour, which had to be paused. It's rainy season, we were fine with umbrellas. The rum was flowing from the rum punch at the beginning of the tour to the end,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Not much to see and very expensive tour for what it offers (well, some rum tasting is included). If you already got there and don’t want to take the tour, use the money to buy a bottle of rum, Appleton offers a large variety and choice. There is also a restaurant in the premises, and beautiful peacocks in the garden.

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Thank Gumucio
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Tour guide made it enjoyable, complimentary rum punch at start of tour and after you get to taste a lot of different rums. Option to order food in advance to eat. Toddler was fine with walking around and exploring whilst us adults paid attention to tour!

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N Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Very organized and fun! I do not particularly like rum but my husband does...so we went. We had a decent length drive from Negril but looking at the scenery is half the fun! Tastings were great an I did discover rum cream and I like it! Take the time and the tour!

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

You start the tour with a very good rum punch--squeeze sugar cane with a donkey--learn about the history and process of good rum making--and then drink more rum. My kind of tour!---Enjoy!

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Okay, you are in Jamaica and wondering what to do, well why not go to the Appleton Rum Estates Distillery. We took the tour starting from Montego Bay, it is a couple of hour drive to get there. We enjoyed the ride seeing all of the small villages and the countryside along the way. Once there, you wait for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

My husband loves rum so we decided to go on this tour. The bus ride is very long and quite scary but totally worth it! Once you get there the smell almost knocks you on your butt! It stinks but keep going anyway the tour is absolutely amazing! And I highly recommend it to anyone who goes to Jamaica!

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Thank Nicole P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We drove ourselves to the Appleton Estate and saw a great deal the Jamaican countryside due to my awful map reading and some elusive signs. This aside once we got there it was well worth the journey The tour was informative and a special mention has to go to Armstrong was awesome with facts and figures about the estate and... More 

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