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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.

Santo Domingo: Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

6. Santo Domingo: Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

Experiencing the capital of Santo Domingo is essential when getting to know the country. This is where the history of America began. It is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city, with a deep historical past associated with the conquest of the Americas. Located south of the island, the city is washed by the waves and breezes of the Caribbean Sea. The Colonial Zone, declared a Common Heritage of Humanity by Unesco, includes the oldest buildings created by the Spaniards as the first administrative offices, or the first cathedral in the new world. You can explore the colonial zone your way, with your guides designing a unique path for you, allowing you to save some time for shopping later. When lunch time approaches, you will be able to eat “La Bandera” in a typical restaurant. La Bandera is a national dish in the Dominican Republic, consisting of rice, beans, stewed meat, avocado, and fried plantain. As the afternoon closes in, you will depart to the airport to take off to Punta Cana.

Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour All Inclusive

7. Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour All Inclusive

Get ready to uncover the hidden gems of Santo Domingo on this exciting city tour! We'll pick you up at your hotel and embark on a journey to the oldest city in America, a Unesco World Heritage Site. We'll visit Los Tres Ojos National Park, where we'll venture into a fascinating subway cave once used by the Taino Indians for their rituals, but the adventure doesn´t end there! As we explore the vibrant streets of Santo Domingo, we'll mix walking tours and bus rides to fully immerse ourselves in the Dominican capital's history. From the Alcazar de Colon to the National Pantheon, and even the First Cathedral of America, we'll dive deep into the rich heritage of this colonial city. After visiting different places of the city, we'll take a well-deserved break at a local restaurant to indulge in a delicious typical lunch with refreshing drinks. With our energy replenished, we'll continue our exploration, getting a glimpse of the modern area and passing by the impressive Presidential Palace, the seat of power in the Dominican Republic. After five hours of adventure and discovery, our panoramic tour of Santo Domingo will come to an end, leaving you back at the starting point with unforgettable memories of this captivating city.

Colonial Zone: Immersive Segway City Tour

8. 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: All-Inclusive Day Trip to Santo Domingo

9. Punta Cana: All-Inclusive Day Trip to Santo Domingo

Enjoy an insightful day discovering the past and the present of the capital city along with an engaging, knowledgeable, and friendly guide. Seize the opportunity to visit all the must-see monuments and enjoy a delicious typical Dominican lunch. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas. Stroll down Las Damas Street where you will see many important monuments. Pass by the Museo de la Casas Reales then walk across the Alcázar de Colón which takes you back to the era of the Spanish conquistadors. On the boardwalk of Santo Domingo, appreciate the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and modern buildings such as the Fine Arts Palace, the National Theatre, and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy a nice lunch in a typical restaurant in the capital.

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour

10. From Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour

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.

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3.7 / 5

based on 4 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