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Santo Domingo: Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo: Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

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Learn about the Culture of the Dominican Republic on a 9-hour sightseeing tour of the colonial city of Santo Domingo from Punta Cana.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide included
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Punta Cana. Please provide details on booking


  • Explore the history of the Dominican Republic in the 1st city of the New World
  • Wander the narrow lanes of the colonial zone in Santo Domingo
  • See where Columbus is buried at the lighthouse to celebrate the anniversary of his landing
  • Visit the First Cathedral of the Americas and National Pantheon
  • Discover colonial era artifacts in the Museum of Casas Reales and Alcazar de Colon
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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.
  • Transportation
  • Guide (English and Spanish-speaking on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and English and French-speaking on Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
  • Entrance fees to all monuments/museums
  • Dominican lunch
  • Tips (optional) and personal expenses

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What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 48 reviews

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It was very interesting to learn something about the beautiful city of Santo Domingo and its surroundings. We had a very nice and well-arranged tour guide "Monji" we had a lot of fun and it was entertaining I would immediately book through Get Your Guide again. We were picked up at exactly the agreed time.

October 31, 2019

We where at the Be Live hotel, pickup was at 6h20, bus arrived at 7h20, big group for small places to visit, would check for a smaller group if we where to do it again. Lots of stop to markets and lots of sellers along all the visits in Santo Domingo has you would expect

April 23, 2019

Excellent tour from start to finish. Monchy the guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and sites visited. Good mix of places visited, really good Dominican style lunch with soft drinks included. Felt the hour allocated to shopping at the end of the tour was too long as the market was small & quite expensive. Overall the tour itself was excellent and would highly recommend it! Great value for money.

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May 23, 2018

Product ID: 43597