Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata City Tours

Puerto Plata, Caribbean
Best of Puerto Plata City Tour

From $55.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Puerto Plata. Travel between dispersed sites in an air-conditioned vehicle and learn about the history and culture of Puerto Plata. Highlights of the trip include a visit to a rum factory, ocean views at San Felipe Fortress, a chocolate-making factory.
  • Travel with ease between sites in an a cozy vehicle
  • Enjoy luxury perks such as having alcoholic drinks included
  • Lots of variety—visit a rum factory and a chocolate factory

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 7/6/2020 - 9/25/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Pickup details

We do not have time slots. We leave the port 45 minutes after your ship docks. Please disembark as quickly as possible and be at the pick-up location no more than 45 minutes after your ship docks. We can pick you up in: Amber Cove, Taino Bay, and within the Puerto Plata city, ours service included all hotel of the zone. Amber Cove: the pick up will be outside of the port, after the principal gate, left side of the avenue. About 10 to 12 minutes walk. Taino Bay: the pick up will be at the main entrance, at the right side of the taxi station, outside of the door. About 10 minutes walk.

What To Expect

Macorix House of Rum

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Independence Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Fortaleza San Felipe

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Umbrella Street

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Paseo de Dona Blanca

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fifi Jewelry And Cigar Store

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Del Oro Chocolate Factory

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Catedral San Felipe

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
Operated by Edwin Transfers Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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293 reviews
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Our tour guides Edwin and...
Paige_M, Oct 2023
Our tour guides Edwin and Francisco were amazing. We had a private tour of the city and had the best time in the DR! Would highly recommend!
Great tour
librada_m, Sep 2023
Our tour guide Francisco was fabulous! He was very a knowledgeable and a very good guide, our favorite place was the Macoríx House of Rum. We felt very comfortable and he took us to a fabulous place for lunch. The tour was better than we expected. I definitely recommend!
Our tour guide Edwin was...
Angela_G, Aug 2023
Our tour guide Edwin was wonderful. Very friendly and informative. Saw a lot of the city and learned about it’s history.
Amazing private tour
Terence_W, Aug 2023
Edwin our tour guide director did an phenomenal job showing us around the city. I think the best part would be taking the tour through the RUM factory ( House Of Macorix ) and taking all those shots lol.
mostly a walking tour but well worth the money
falena_g, Aug 2023
Met Francisco just outside the gate by the taxi stand. He was extremely friendly and courteous. He took us to a nice air conditioned van and gave us cold bottles of water. He introduced us to his driver, who was also very polite. I thought we would wait for other people to fill the van but surprise this is a private tour. Our first stop was the rum factory. Where you get to sample 8 versions of rum. After that tour we drove closer to the city and continued the tour. All the other stops besides the fort were within walking distance so we walked to various locations. There was no rushing. We asked to stop at a pharmacy and it was no problem. Francisco is very knowledgeable and well known around the area. If I could give more than 5 starts I would.
Door to Buying
Adrienne_O, Jul 2023
I love going to Punta Cuna and heard so many great reviews about Puerto Plata. It’s a beautiful place but we were hounded the entire time by tour merchants the entire time. It was difficult to enjoy the place for the harassment of being taken only to spot where people only wanted to sell us things. I can’t remember a location that we didn’t feel pressured to buy something. I don’t even have any moment of enjoyment. My husband and I were ready for the tour to end.
Hill and Valle first cruise
Nicole_H, Jul 2023
Had a great time with Edwin and Juan. Great information, patient, friendly, and small group. Each stop was enjoyed and never felt rushed.
Perfect Tour!
ElisaM, Jul 2023
I really enjoyed this tour! There were so many places we got to see! I am taking his tour again in December.
Edwin Tours did a...
Jennifer_G, Jul 2023
Edwin Tours did a wonderful job showing us the city of Puerto Plata as it was the first time for us to visit. We went to a factory, cigar factory, and chocolate store. We walked all over the city and saw Pink Street and Umbrella Street. We finally ended up at a fort. Edwin took very good care of us in his air conditioned car and cares for an older couple that was on the tour with us. He treated us like family.
Ron_S, Jul 2023
Our tour guide was great. Only challenge was that the pick up point is outside the port which is a long walk.
Frank_J, Jul 2023
Great personalized tour with knowledgeable guides. Highly recommended. Edwin Tours did a great job. Good overview of city center
Above and Beyond
Chris_T, Jun 2023
Our tour guide, Fabio- was amazing. Went above and beyond our expectations. Highly recommend this tour, we loved every minute of it!
Safe, Personalized, and Worth It
Jenni_H, Jun 2023
Our family of 4 from Indiana felt that our tour with Edwin and Juan Francisco was just perfect! Not only did they cater to our wants, but made sure that we experienced local trades and production of island living! We were kept safe when walking around town and we even saw police presence made specifically for tourists. The price point, highlighted stops and shops, and individualized care made this excursion soooo much better than what our cruise line offered!
Puerto Plata walking tour
Yaminah_J, Jun 2023
Beautiful tour. Guide took us all around the area and to great stops and even took our pictures for us. We stopped at a lot of local places and had opportunities to buy multiple things. Rum factory was amazing.
Puerto Plata Upclose...Good Experience & Value!
MaylingNaputi, Jun 2023
We got what we were looking for. It was an upclose look at the historic places and attractions of Puerto Plata. This place has gone through a lot to become who they are today. Beautiful waters, landscape and people! Our tour guides took care of us and accommodated to-do things at a good pace. Thank you!
Tour was amazing Edwin ...
Shakanta_W, May 2023
Tour was amazing Edwin was very informative and helpful definitely will book with him if I'm back on the island
Poor Tour
Bill_B, May 2023
Worst-tour-ever. Due to a plan change the driver didn’t show up for over an hour after telling us in an email to get off the ship as soon as possible. Because of the port rules in Amber Cove, we had more than a 1 mile walk to the area where pickup was done by tour operator. The vehicle was noisy and not we’ll make brained. The tour guide barely spoke English and we could not hear anything he said from the second row seats. He spent more time talking on his phone than giving us information. He got stuck in a parking lot curb and burnt enough rubber trying to get out which stunk up the vehicle for the rest of the day. He was personable, but poor at giving tour information. The stops on this tour were small retail stores that were high to medium pressure sales pitches. Total waste of time. The best part is that he stopped at a roadside/beachside bar so we could have a beer and enjoy the view. We went back about 2 hours early because we were done with him. The walk back to the ship was another mile in the heat. Very poor and cheap tour for the money. We would never do it again.
The best way to see the city
OblaOby_O, Apr 2023
The tour was amazing and we’d definitely recommend. Our tour guide was Carlos and he was the absolute best! You feel like a VIP and get to ask all questions you feel like. I’d recommend this tour for sure and any others they have as well. We had already booked the excursions with other companies but I’m sure they will give you a worthwhile experience!
Great tour!!!
Cheryl_P, Apr 2023
Holding a monkey chocolate factory walking around down town!umbrella street where we stopped for lunch was awesome!!
Pineapple tasting rum...
Tara_D, Apr 2023
Pineapple tasting rum tour and chocolate factory. It was a great tour the only draw back was the distance from the ship to the departure point. The description said a 10 to 15 minute walk but it was really about a 25 minute walk and the meeting point was confusing. Also we had to wait about 30 minutes for other travelers who did not arrive on the stated departure time

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