Our Amber Cove shore excursions
Half-day city tour of Puerto PlataChristopher Columbus sailed into the bay of Puerto Plata more than 500 years ago, and the town subsequently founded; one of the New World's oldest is just a 15-minute drive from the Amber Cove cruise terminal!
Puerto Plata has lots for the visitor to enjoy, and we have designed this half-day city tour to get the most from your visit!
Full-day tour of Puerto Plata & Sosua
We then head east along the Atlantic coast to the town of Sosua, only 20 minutes' away, where there'll be free time to lunch in one of the many restaurants, or down on the beach itself. Time to relax on the pretty golden beach and swim and snorkel in the clear turquoise waters.
An opportunity to shop for local gifts, souvenirs and particularly good naïve art at one of the many beach side market stalls.
Santiago city tour
A visit to the second city of the
Dominican Republic, and the first Santiago in the Americas, just under
an hour's drive from the Amber Cove cruise terminal. Santiago, also
known as the Ciudad Corazon - the heartland city - due to its
prominent place, central for agriculture, particularly tobacco growing
and foodstuff production in the fertile Cibao valley. Also birthplace
to many of the greatest Dominican baseball players and home to their
major team the Aguilas.
Visit the León Jiménez cigar factory to see how local leaves are rolled
into premium cigars and then a visit to the Centro León, a large modern
museum and a world-class gallery featuring major Dominican art of the
20th century. Typical, and delicious lunch in a local neighbourhood
A visit to Santiago's most visible and recognisable site, the Monument to the heroes of the restoration of the Republic, is also included.