Puerto Vallarta Shore Excursion: Puerto Vallarta City Tour

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Puerto Vallarta Shore Excursion: Puerto Vallarta City Tour information and booking

6 hours
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Tour is located a 10-minute taxi ride from the cruise ship port. A representative will be at the port and assist you with finding a taxi and answer any questions you may have
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Get to know Puerto Vallarta inside and out while you’re in port. A city tour shore excursion will show you Puerto Vallarta’s top sights, from the Church of the Virgin of Guadalupe to the famous seahorse statue. You're only in town for one day, so you don’t want to miss out on the best of this beautiful Mexican seaside destination.

Start your Puerto Vallarta city tour shore excursion at the local marina, where the luxurious yachts of the rich and famous anchor. Then, head to the outskirts of the city to explore the beautiful town of Pitillal. Having remained untouched from tourism over the years, Pitillal offers an authentic look into Mexican life and culture. Then, visit the Conchas Chinas residential area for breathtaking views of Banderas Bay.

Next you’ll visit Nogalito, an area located south of Banderas Bay that is known for its tequila-making. You can witness the production process of tequila while visiting a local distillery. Learn about the different types of Aguave and tequila and taste the distinct brands and flavors.

In downtown PV, you'll visit all the landmarks Puerto Vallarta is famous for, including the Church of the Virgin of Guadalupe, nestled in the middle of cobblestone streets and old, red-roofed adobe homes. After a comprehensive tour of the downtown area, head over to a neighborhood known as Gringo Gulch, where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton built a home. The city tour ends with drop-off at your cruise ship port!

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to Puerto Vallarta for your ship’s departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • City tour
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance fees

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Port pickup and drop off (although a representative will meet you at the port and help you into a taxi)