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Our most recommended Santo Domingo Sightseeing Walking Tours

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour

1. 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.

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

2. 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

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

The Dominican Republic’s capital is full of historic sights and is one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean. Get ready to experience the Dominican Republic from a different perspective as your charismatic local guide reveals interesting facts about the capital’s history. Is Santo Domingo the largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean? Why was Santo Domingo’s colonial area declared a world heritage site? Why is Santo Domingo’s Conde Street a favorite of tourists? What is the official language in Santo Domingo? You will have the chance to discover the historic Zona Colonial, which is surrounded by walls and preserves a legacy that dates back as far as the 1500s. The tour includes stops at the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, Monasterio de San Francisco, Fortaleza Ozama, Hospital San Nicolás de Bari, and other interesting sights.

Santo Domingo: Half-Day City Tours

4. 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.

Santo Domingo: Chocolate Tour + Optional Workshops

5. Santo Domingo: Chocolate Tour + Optional Workshops

Start your experience at the Holographic theater where different ghosts from the world of chocolate come to life and tell the whole story of chocolate from the beginning of the time. Find out how cocoa reached Hispaniola and traveled to the rest of the world. Next, continue to the Cocoa Plantation where you will be able to sample some cocoa fruit and feel as if you are in a real forest. Head over to the Fermentation Room where the guide will show you all the processes of fermentation and dried and its importance in creating quality chocolate. After that, be directed to the Sensory Room and be challenged to use your 5 senses for each of the ingredients that make up awesome chocolate. If you guess right, you will have the chance to taste different chocolate percentages of KahKow Organic Chocolate. Finish the tour in the glass box on the Spanish Patio where the tour guide will explain how all the machines in the factory work to produce the final product. Upgrade your experience by adding on an optional workshop to the end of your tour. In the Soap Workshop, learn how to make your own soap with a cacao butter formula made by the workers at La Esmeralda. Add a special touch with your preferred aroma. Alternatively, choose the Chocolate Workshop and create your own chocolate bar.

Santo Domingo: Los Haitises National Park Day Trip

6. Santo Domingo: Los Haitises National Park Day Trip

This unparalleled tour offers you the chance to discover the largest nature preserve in the Dominican Republic. Witness the jewel of the ecotourism trips on the Caribbean. How many national parks have the Dominican Republic? Where is Los Haitises National Park? What’s the meaning of Haitises? Which kind of nature can you find in Los Haitises? Which is the connection between Jurassic Park movie and Los Haitises? Why you should go soon to Los Haitises?. You will discover the beautiful natural dreamlike scenery of marine and mangrove forests in the Bay of San Lorenzo. An unforgettable day of adventure that will immerse you in the true essence of what the Dominican Republic has to give. Get ready to experience the Dominican Republica from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Los Haitises National Park.

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What people are saying about Santo Domingo

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Simply sensational, good bus, guides incredibly knowledgeable about the history and very attentive, very experienced driver and knows how to deal with traffic, lunch is great, very tasty!!

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.

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

We had a very good day also thanks to the tour guide Radi! The lunch was also very good.

ce Excursion and above all the guide MARTÍN IN GENIO