Private Victorian Era District with Lunch

Private Victorian Era District with Lunch
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the charm of Puerto Plata's Victorian architecture on our "Private Taste of Shanghai and Old Town" tour.
  • Get a comfortable, private vehicle to explore the historic Victorian district, making scenic stops at the Neptune Statue and Ft. San Felipe.
  • Enjoy a guided visit to Luperon Home and Museum, and view the stunning Cathedral San Felipe, both inside and out.
  • Indulge in a delicious lunch of typical Dominican fare at the casually elegant El Bergantin, with free time to shop or relax in Central Park.
  • Benefit from our industry-leading return-to-ship and satisfaction guarantees. Don't delay, spots fill up fast for this unforgettable experience!
From $90.00/person to $599.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 20 guests maximum. Groups with more than 20 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 15 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch is Included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and walking shoes.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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.