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Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Day Trip with Tickets and Lunch

1. Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Day Trip with Tickets and Lunch

Santo Domingo is a magical city, full of history, culture and amazing landscapes. Explore the oldest Capital of the “New” World, Santo Domingo, the first city founded in America. This sightseeing tour shows you a city full of history and culture. A great activity for the whole family. - We will pick you up at your Hotel to start an incredible trip to Santo Domingo, during the trip you will see incredible details about the Culture of the Dominican Republic. - Upon arrival in Santo Domingo you will visit the incredible cenotes of Los Tres Ojos National Park, especially natural and magical. - You will visit the most important monuments of the City: The 1st Cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón and the National Pantheon, El Faro a Colón. - We will take a walk through the Colonial Zone, a romantic street, the first in America, “The Ladies”. Enjoying an ancient but picturesque panoramic view. It operates every day. Its approximate duration is 10 hours.

From Santo Domingo: Full day Historical Tour with Lunch

2. From Santo Domingo: Full day Historical Tour with Lunch

Our historical tour of Santo Domingo begins with your meeting with our tour guide at your meeting point, from there we will start the first stop at the presidential palace. Where you will see the government trajectory of the Dominican Republic. We will also visit the Cuevas de los 3 Ojos, a place that was an indigenous refuge in the years of discovery, but later we will make a stop at the Faro a colon. Monument inaugurated in 1992 as a celebration of the 500 years of the discovery of America. We will take a walk and visit the museums of the colonial zone such as: Alcazar de Colon, Primary Cathedral of America, Calle Las Damas, Sundial, Museum of Royal Houses, Dominicus Convent, Amber Museum. We will have lunch at a local restaurant and visit the local souvenir shops.

Santo Domingo: Ciudad Colonial Neighborhood Guided Bike Tour

3. Santo Domingo: Ciudad Colonial Neighborhood Guided Bike Tour

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Santo Domingo? Join us on the most fun and authentic tour of the Colonial Zone, where history and culture come to life, all while creating lasting memories! Get ready to cover more ground and make the most of your time in this vibrant city. Our tour is designed to take you to the most beautiful and hidden corners, perfect for those Insta-worthy shots that will make your friends jealous! This tour is not just a sightseeing trip; it's an immersion into the soul of Santo Domingo. From panoramic views of the Caribbean sea, feeling the refreshing breeze on your face, to exploring the main parks, plazas, and centuries-old ruins, you'll get a taste of the city's rich history and heritage. But that's not all! We'll take you to visit charming local businesses that truly showcase the best of our culture. You'll have the opportunity to experience Santo Domingo like a local, discovering all the best places to eat, drink, dance, and shop. By the end of the tour, you'll feel like you've lived here for ages! Don't worry about age restrictions; this 7 KM tour is adapted for all ages, so everyone can join in on the fun. Just show up 15 minutes before the tour begins, and we'll take care of the rest. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your camera, put on your walking shoes, and come ride with us on this unforgettable journey through Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone. Get ready to experience the best this city has to offer, and let the adventure begin! See you soon!

Santo Domingo: Historical City Tour

4. Santo Domingo: Historical City Tour

Here is where the first Cathedral was built, where the first Bishop was sanctified, where the first Governor resided, and where the first hospital opened. The city has a lot of cultural attributes and architectural sites of interest, like nowhere else on the Hispaniola island. The walking tour starts in the historic colonial part of the city, which is a recognized Unesco World Heritage Site. The trip is perfectly suited for all those wanting to learn more about the historical origins of the New World. During the stroll, visit the first Cathedral, the first univrsity, the fortress and the Palace of Justice. Enjoy a walk on Calle Las Damas, the first cobblestone street, and see the first hospital, the first shipyard and the first viceregal palace of the American Continent. Explore some of the most important museums, squares and landmarks and take this special opportunity to take some unique pictures.

From Bavaro: Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

5. From Bavaro: Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

Take a trip back in time, where you will enjoy an interesting historical recount. Visit the most emblematic museums of the Dominican capital, with architectural designs dating from the time of the discovery of America. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus while a professional guide shares their knowledge about the history of European colonization in America. After your hotel pickup, head to 3 Eyes National Park, a complex of underground caves and lagoons initially inhabited by the Taino Indians. Next, set out to visit the Colonial Zone, the first permanent European settlement in America. Founded in 1502 by the Spanish colonizers, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  Visit the first Cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón or the Palacio Virreinal de Don Diego. Get to know La Calle Las Damas, the first street on the island.  Enjoy panoramic visits to the National Palace and the Columbus Lighthouse, a monument built in memory of Christopher Columbus and where his remains rest.

Colonial Zone: Immersive Segway City Tour

6. Colonial Zone: Immersive Segway City Tour

First Cathedral of America: Admire the majestic architecture of the Cathedral, the first cathedral built in America and one of the main historical treasures of Santo Domingo. Discover its religious and cultural importance and its role in Dominican history. Ozama Fortress: Explore this impressive fortress, the oldest in the New World, built in the 16th century. Learn about its military and defensive relevance in colonial times, while enjoying panoramic views of the Ozama River and the Colonial City. Museo del Chocolate y Cacao: Immerse yourself in the history of cocoa and chocolate in the Dominican Republic, one of the world's leading producers of cocoa. Learn about the production of chocolate, taste delicious samples, and shop for authentic Dominican chocolate products. Alcazar de Colon: Visit the former residence of the son of Christopher Columbus, Diego Colón. Explore its luxurious halls, patios, and gardens, and learn about the life of the Columbus family and their influence on the island's history. Parque Colon: Rest and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Parque Colón, a busy place surrounded by impressive colonial buildings. Here you will be able to observe local people and tourists while soaking up the historical atmosphere of the city. Colmado con Musica Tipica Experience: Immerse yourself in the Dominican culture in an authentic "colmado" (a kind of bodega). Enjoy typical Dominican music, try local drinks and meet the locals while learning about their customs and traditions.

Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo Tour

7. Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo Tour

Discover the oldest permanent city established by Europeans in the Western Hemisphere, Santo Domingo. ‘La Capital,’ as it’s typically called, is a collage of cultures and neighborhoods with the Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at its heart. On this day trip, explore the city with a local guide. Next, head to Santo Domingo and its Colonial Zone for your guided tour of the city. Walk along iconic and unique streets such as Las Damas, El Conde, Arzobispo Meriño, Isabel La Católica, and more. Enjoy included entry to emblematic monuments such as Colonial Gate Cinema 4D, the National Pantheon; the only known residence of a member of Christopher Columbus' family, Alcazar de Colon; and the oldest cathedral in the Americas, Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor. At 1 PM, savor a delicious Dominican buffet at one of the most famous restaurants in town, El Museo del Ron. At 2:15 PM, enjoy 45 minutes of free time to explore the Colonial Zone at your own pace. At 3 PM, visit the famous Malecón boulevard, then the Faro a Colón lighthouse, a memorial to Christopher Columbus. Begin your journey back to Punta Cana between 4 PM-4:15 PM and finish the tour with drop-off at your hotel.

Santo Domingo: Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

8. Santo Domingo: Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

Explore the history and culture of the Dominican Republic on a full-day tour of Santo Domingo, the 1st city of the Americas. Following a transfer from Punta Cana, stroll through the narrow walkways of the historic center and unravel the story of Santo Domingo; from its humble beginnings as the oldest colonial city of the 15th-century to the modern metropolis it is today. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas, birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith. Visit the National Pantheon (Pantéon Nacional) in a former Jesuits church and see the remains of notable Dominicans. Wander the rooms of the Mueso de la Casas Reales to see an alluring display of colonial artifacts. Then, walk across the Alcazar de Colon and be transported back to the days of the original Spanish conquistadors. After a delicious lunch of typical Dominican flavors, go to the the Malecon for views of the Caribbean Sea on Santo Domingo’s lovely boardwalk. Marvel at the modern architecture, such as the Fine Arts Palace, National Theatre and Presidential Palace. Visit the lighthouse that was built in 1992 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus landing in the Americas, and now the site of his remains.

From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

9. From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Join a full-day experience leaving from Bávaro and Bayahibe through the new Autovía del Este. Walk in the cobblestoned historic core of Santo Domingo and visit the cathedral. Observe iconic spots like the Alcázar de Colón Palace, National Pantheon, and Los Tres Ojos. After arriving in Santo Domingo, head to your first stop, the open-air limestone cave and lakes of Los Tres Ojos. Continue the tour until you reach the Colón Lighthouse. Listen to its history and take photos of the view around you. Stroll around the coffee-lined Plaza de España and Colonial Zone. See the Alcázar de Colón palace, now one of the city’s many museums, displaying medieval and Renaissance art. Learn about the past and present of the oldest city in the Americas. Stop for a buffet lunch in a restaurant in the Colonial Zone. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas. Move on to the first street, Calle de Las Damas, and other colonial monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. Take in a panoramic view of the modern city, residential areas, and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy free time to take a walk around El Conde where you can see old buildings or go shopping.

Santo Domingo: The Best of Santo Domingo City Tour

10. Santo Domingo: The Best of Santo Domingo City Tour

Together with a professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. It was the Santo Domingo Tsachila people that attracted tourists from all over the world in the 1960s. What made the Tsachila people so special? What was so unique and charming about their lifestyle? What was the meaning behind the red braids? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Santo Domingo. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those visiting the city for the first time and wanting to get the most out of it! You will also get to experience the following attractions: - Fortaleza Ozama - Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación - Columbus Park - Pantheon of the Fatherland - Museum of the Royal Houses

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4.2 / 5

based on 20 reviews

I know up was right in time. Gave us plenty of time to browse and visit specific spots. Printed out key pieces of historical significance and was very friendly with everyone.

We visited a lot of interesting places in Santo Domingo, and traveled through the Dominican country side. A must do if you stay at Punta Cana !

Well organized and informative. Beautiful sights. Delicious Dominican lunch.

We loved it! The guide was so helpful and he answered all of our questions.

Excellent tour. Excellent guide. I recommend it without any reservations