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Tabacalera de Garcia Factory Tour
Ranked #4 of 20 Tours in La Romana
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Owner description: Tour the largest handmade cigar factory in the world! Tabacalera DE Garcia Casa de Campo - La Romana, Dominican Republic. Makers of the Finest Dominican Cigars:Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann, Don Diego, Santa Damiana, VegaFina, and Onyx amongst others. Come visit the largest hand-made cigar factory in the world, employing more than 4,000 people. Here you will see the proud handwork of the cigar industry’s most experienced craftsmen and women. Their Cigar Shop carries the best selection and prices of premium Dominican cigars.**Cigar Factory Tours, available by appointment only, are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2PM.**
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We toured the large factory today and i would say it was definately worthwhile. It is quite amazing how much effort goes into a single handrolled premium cigar. The highlight was watching a master roller elegantly and efficiently wrap cigars for demonstration. The factory is much larger than you would expect with many more employees. Fascinating!

Logistically much is left to desire, as we had to take a taxi from Dreams La Romana to the La Matilde factory and then ride (in our same taxi) with the tour operator to the large factory, have our taxi wait for us during the tour, and then back to the small factory to drop the guide off. We also spent some time waiting for a factory rep/ chaperone which i don't see as necessary because our guide was clearly well versed in the rules and regulations of the factory.

Costs: $40+tip roundtrip taxi from Dreams
$20+tip/person tour
Cigars are not cheaper at this retail location.

2  Thank Harrison E
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Reviewed March 9, 2016

For $10 or $15 you will learn all the process of a cigar, from selecting the part of the tobacco leaves that are mild or strong till the storage and ripen of the habano. It is worthwhile and interesting. There are also some workers that are rolling up cigars, and they will let you roll up one.
The store has a wide variety of cigars, really amazing. Here you can be sure that they are original cigars, made up of good tobacco. Prices are higher than at Calle 8 in Miami, so if you are looking just for good prices this is not the place. If you are staying at Punta Cana or Bayahibe don't miss this visit. You can go thorough this place when you drive to Altos de Chavon.

Thank EdoSal
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you enjoy cigars you must visit this place. We learned the entire process to making a great cigar. They have a store at the end with pretty decent prices.

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Reviewed December 1, 2015

I booked a tour for a Tuesday when our ship was in port. We took a cab to the location and we were not allowed past the front gates by the guards. They told us it was only a distribution warehouse.

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Reviewed September 24, 2015

Great experience- factory was great, guide was sensational- thoroughly recommend- really good for an excursion.

1  Thank Kaiser_Meeky
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