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Santo Domingo: Half-Day City Tours

1. Santo Domingo: Half-Day City Tours

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 includes palaces, forts, museums, churches, and plazas. During the stroll, visit the Palace of Diego Columbus, the first Cathedral of the New World. Walk on Calle Las Damas, the first cobblestone street, and stroll down the pedestrian street El Conde.

Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo Tour

2. 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 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 Conuco. 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: Ciudad Colonial Neighborhood Guided Bike Tour

3. Santo Domingo: Ciudad Colonial Neighborhood Guided Bike Tour

Discover the Colonial Zone in the most fun and authentic way covering more ground in less time. During the tour we share both historic and cultural insights riding by the most beautiful hidden corners with plenty of instagramable locations. It´s the first thing you should do when you get in town so you get the most out of your stay. In two hours we will ride through the sea side for panoramic view of the city while enjoying the Caribbean sea breeze, visit all the main parks and plazas as well as centuries old ruins, churches and all sorts of small local businesses that express the best of our culture. By the end of the tour you will feel like a local, knowing all the best spots to go eat, drink, dance and shop. Come ride with us and experience the best of Santo Domingo. Other things to note It's a 7 KM tour adapted for all ages. Show up 15 min before for the tour.

Santo Domingo: Full Day of Cultural Attractions

4. Santo Domingo: Full Day of Cultural Attractions

Begin in the historic colonial part of the city, which is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the stroll, visit the Palace of Diego Columbus, the historic museum Casas Reales, the Palace of the first Governor, the Cathedral, and the Colon Park. Walk on Calle Las Damas, which was the first cobblestone street, and stroll down the pedestrian street El Conde.  After lunch, visit the places of interest outside the old city district. Take a ride to the east side of the city to the famous light tower Faro a Colón, which is a Mausoleum rumored to entomb Christopher Columbus. Then visit the cave system Los Tres Ojos with subterranean courses of rivers and dripstone caves.

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What people are saying about Santo Domingo

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based on 3 reviews

The 2 hours bike tour is the best way to start the visit in Dominican Republic, but just Santo Domingo. The tour will teach a lot about origins of the country, traditions and history from arrival of Tahinos till the independence from Spanish and Haiti. All in a very simple and pleasant way, while riding around the colorful and vibrant streets of the colonial zone. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and he will give lots of incredible recommendations about local habits as well as nightlife and local restaurants tips. Thanks to this tour we discovered how fascinating, colorful and at the same time full of controversies this country can be. The ride through the barrio outside the colonial zone is eyes opening. We were amazed by the colonial zone and the culture surrounding us. I would definitely do the bike tour again and I highly recommend anyone to get the gist of the Dominican culture through this ride, even if only visiting town for one day!

A great experience! From the first contact to the pick-up (personally by Angelo) to the very interesting, entertaining tour with our German-speaking tour guide Jose, everything was great. You can tell the Swiss management (Angelo is Swiss Dominican descent). Any time. Was fun!

Guide was great, the time was accommodated (we wanted it later). The Tour is a lot of Museums and the relevant buildings in the colonial, old Part of the City.

My guide was great. They picked me up on time and he knew his history. Lots of walking and love the musuem head phones. It was great

Extremely comprehensive walking tour with the friendliest guide Miguel who was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!