- Round-trip transportation from your Amber Cove cruise terminal in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic!
- Air-conditioned shore excursion vehicles (van or minibus accordingly to the number of participants)!
- Guided scenic and city sightseeing excursion!
- English-speaking, local certified Puerto Plata shore excursion guide!
- Restaurant and souvenir stores are available for purchases!
- Guests will visit Rum Factory, Amber Museum, Fort San Felipe, Central Plaza, Malecon, and Cigar Factory!
Come and discover the beauty of Puerto Plata with our excursion that includes the best this tropical city has to offer. Visit the Amber Museum, Fort San Felipe, Cigar and Rum factory, and more. This is truly the best of Puerto Plata!
This Amber Cove Sightseeing Excursion will take you to the famous "Christ the Redeemer" statue, then visit the famous Fort San Felipe. You will have the opportunity to stop at the Amber Museum as well as the central plaza where you'll find architecture influenced by the Victorian era and then enjoy some free time to take a stroll, visit the local shops and maybe take some photos reminiscent of the postcards of yesterday.
Your excursion begins as soon as you walked through the main exit gate of the Amber Cove Cruise Terminal where your English-speaking shore excursion guide will be waiting for you. Once you have checked in, you will board your air-conditioned transportation. There is a scenic 20-minute ride to Puerto Plata City. Your transportation will either be a van or a minibus depending on the size of the group booked.
The first stop will be at the Brugal Rum Factory which produces 1.5 million liters of white and dark rum each year. Enjoy the narrated visit inside the factory and take a sip of the quality rum produced here. You will have the option to buy from a wide variety of rums. The distillery is closed during the weekends though.
Your next stop is just 10 minutes away, at Playa Dorada Beach where you will visit the Amber Museum. See the displays of amber pieces natural and hand-designed including some with enclosed fossils hundreds of years old. The building itself is a jewel, a nice example of Neoclassical architecture.
Next, you will make a 20-minute ride to Puerto Plata's oldest surviving building, Fort San Felipe. This fort was built in 1564 by the order of Philip II of Spain. Most of the city developed around the fort since protection was necessary against both French and English pirates that terrorized the local inhabitants. This fort was also declared a National Monument in 1980. Your experienced, English-speaking guide will provide a bit of history and local bits of information along the way.
Then you are off to Puerto Plata's central plaza, "Parque Independencia". Here is where you will see the charming restored, gingerbread houses and shops. After an orientation, you will enjoy free time to take a stroll through the plaza where you might see some of the staff dressed up in vintage clothing, visit the unique shops and boutiques, take some photos, and maybe stop for a cup of Dominican Republic's world-famous coffee at one of the cafes. Walk along the Malecon and enjoy the sea breeze.
You will close out your day with a visit to the cigar factory, where the local craftsmen produce the finest cigars. You can watch the process and buy cigars at discounted prices. Once your time is complete at the cigar factory, you will be returned to the Amber Cove cruise ship terminal.