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From Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour

3.8 / 5

26 reviews

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour

From $87.90 per person

Visit the oldest city in the Americas on this sightseeing day trip from Punta Cana. This is a great choice for first-time visitors and history buffs.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
· Driver will have your full name and room number · Ask for the meeting point at reception

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the spectacular Diego Colon’s Palace
  • See the National Pantheon
  • Admire the Holy Cathedral Primada - the first church in the New World
Full description
During this tour, you will visit key sites, including: the caves at Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, the walled Colonial Zone, and the National Presidential Palace. Travel between the attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach. A traditional Dominican lunch is also included. Your tour starts with pickup from your hotel in Punta Cana in an air-conditioned coach. Travel about two and a half hours to Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the New World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit some of the most spectacular places in this rich colonial city, including Diego Colon’s Palace, the Holy Cathedral Primada, the Fortaleza, and the National Pantheon. Walk and take pictures in the Colonial Zone, starting at the Columbus Palace. Completed in 1514, this was the home of Christopher Columbus's son, Don Diego. From the Palace, the tour will go through the historic Plaza de Espana and on to Calle Las Damas (the first paved street in the New World). Keep walking to the National Pantheon where heroes were laid to rest. The colonial tour will culminate at the First Cathedral of the New World.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Professional guide
  • Admission ticket
  • Buffet lunch (typical Dominican fare)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  Not recommended for participants with back problems
  •  Not recommended for pregnant women
  •  Not recommended for children aged 5 and under
  •  Please note that after being picked up at your hotel, the supplier will wait for other customers at a gas station
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    3.6/5
  • Value for money
    4/5

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The excursion is fine, the bus to do a 2-hour trip and then the return is super uncomfortable, the seats are ridiculous, super narrow and uncomfortable like the solo, then the guide Mike or Miguelon as you prefer, he is very nice but he had us in a store for an hour or so, where he told us in confidence to buy there that it was cheaper and then quite the opposite, everything was worth twice as much as in the other stores in the center, come on, it was going to commission for all the face, He almost forced us to buy there saying that then maybe there was no time for shopping, so travelers never buy in the store that the guide takes you, all twice as expensive after haggling, they laugh in our face, so Mike He got no tip for his face harder than asphalt. Regular food.

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July 31, 2021

Well organized tour, worth seeing, historical old town of Santo Domingo, nice restaurant for lunch with different dishes to choose from. Unfortunately, during the walk through the old streets it started to rain heavily. But even there the organizer reacted immediately and got each participant an umbrella. Interesting, recommendable change from beach life.

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November 3, 2020

Catastrophic support at the hotel: no information from the local Tour Operator, only to be contacted at 8 a.m. (for a departure initially scheduled between 5:30 a.m. and 7 a.m.). Official departure for Santo Domingo at 8:40 am. Besides the pick up I recommend this excursion, our guide was very good and took us to many places in and around the city. The meal was ok. Return to our hotel (without difficulty) at 7:10 p.m. Only negative point: a lot of bus, almost as much journey as visiting time (3 hours from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo). The Getyourguide site is handy for booking, but don't go there at the last minute to do so, at the risk of not being contacted by the local agency (I had booked on Wednesday for a Friday excursion). Finally, no need to provide clothes covering the knees and shoulders for the cathedral, it gives you sarongs to cover yourself.

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August 15, 2021

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