Private Victorian Era District with Lunch
Puerto Plata, officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata, is the ninth-largest city in the Dominican Republic and capital of the province of Puerto Plata.
In 1863, during the Dominican Restoration War, the city was completely burned to the ground. Beginning in 1865, the current Puerto Plata began to be built. This explains the Victorian style of much of its current architecture as this restoration period was due to the friendship and diplomatic ties between the military leader, Luperon, and Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. By the end of the 18th century, Puerto Plata had become important for its cultural, social, maritime, and economic development.
You will be greeted by your friendly, local host directly outside the cruise center main-gate where you will find your private, comfortable vehicle waiting for you to whisk you away on your half-day private excursion in the DR.
Make the scenic drive to the historic Victorian District and along the way make photo stops at the Neptune Statue and Ft. San Felipe as well as visit the lovely Luperon Home and Museum.
Once you are in the historical district and central plaza, Parque Independiencia, you will also view the Cathedral San Felipe both inside and out.
Enjoy your lunch of a typical Dominican style fare which will be served at the casually elegant El Bergantin. After your delicious lunch you will have free time in the Central Park area for more discovery on your own, shopping for souvenirs or relaxing and soaking in the surroundings.
You will then be returned to the port area and your waiting ship all while in style and comfort. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to explore and sightsee while in port at your own pace and privately, away from the mass-crowds and typical tours.