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Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo Tour

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10 reviews

Activity provider: Go Excursions

Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo Tour

Activity provider: Go Excursions

From US$ 89 per person

Explore the most dynamic metropolis in the Caribbean on a full-day tour from Punta Cana. Discover the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo with a local guide. Visit the National Park "Tres Ojos" and Christopher Columbus Lighthouse.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick up from all hotels in Punta Cana, Cap Cana, Bavaro, and Uvero Alto.

Experience

Highlights
  • Wander through the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo with an official guide
  • Visit the emblematic Alcazar de Colon, the National Pantheon, and the first cathedral built in the Americas
  • Marvel at the historic Columbus Lighthouse
  • Enjoy an included typical lunch and convenient pickup and drop-off at your hotel
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Official guide in your chosen language
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Punta Cana area
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Guided walking tour of the Colonial Zone
  • Water bottle during the walk
  • Entrance to Alcazar de Colon
  • Entrance to Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor
  • Entrance to the National Pantheon
  • Typical Dominican lunch
  • Photos of the excursion
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Video
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with mobility impairments
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    2.7/5
  • Value for money
    3/5

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It's a nice city tour. You should also be prepared for it and it is best to wear good shoes and clothing, for example thin long or 3/4-length pants and a thin long top is recommended. Just for the cathedral.Otherwise you can just enjoy the day.

January 22, 2022

Great day

July 22, 2022

Fun and educational trip, very nice, passionate guide who was happy to share his knowledge... We enjoyed this very much

December 9, 2021

Product ID: 314647