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Santo Domingo City Tour

Punta Cana / Santo Domingo


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Embark on a guided and specialized Santo Domingo city tour and immerse yourself in one of the most fascinating and interesting cities in the whole Caribbean. Enjoy touring all over the very first city founded back in 1496, in what was better known as the New World.
  • Marvel at the architectural jewels you'll come upon during this Santo Domingo city tour.
  • Travel back in time as you stroll amongst centuries old buildings, historical surroundings and shop along the city’s colonial district.
  • Get to know the locals and enjoy the savor of its authentic cuisine at lunch (Included)
  • Activity duration: 9 hours (transportation time to and from hotel not included )
  • The Santo Domingo city tour includes Hotel pick-up and drop off only from Punta Cana resorts


Ever wondered where is the American continent's first Cathedral? Or think about how Christopher Columbus' family fortress looks like? Well, amongst some of the most interesting things to do in Santo Domingo those will be just a couple of the incredible amount of moments you’ll experience during this excursion! The astonishing Santo Domingo city is located at two and half hours from Punta Cana, mind to join us and explore its jewel-like charm?

A city reigned by Dominican charm and cultural heritage

The excursion begins with an early pick-up from your Punta Cana resort to start the journey at Santo Domingo, the capital and cultural heart of the Dominican Republic. The vibrant mix of modern sights, architecture, history and things to do in Santo Domingo, makes it a perfect tropical yet cultural destination. This excursion was tailored for those looking for the truly local and Dominican experience to sample and learn about the incredibly rich culture and heritage Santo Domingo has to offer. We promise you this Santo Domingo city tour will be an amazing memory to bring back home!

Take a guided walk through colonial history with this Santo Domingo city tour!

Your experienced and expert English-speaking guide will take a stroll through the Colonial Zone for you to admire the most remarkable monuments and iconic architecture of the city. You’ll come upon with all the details about how the Spanish conquerors used to live after arriving to Santo Domingo with an interactive visit to the famous “Alcazar de Colon”, the fortress where Columbus’ family lived. Speaking of history, you will also visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor — the oldest Cathedral in the Americas! As you may notice by now, there is a wide array of things to do in Santo Domingo and culture is truly an incredible way to know a place but, the excursion is not over yet since now you must be feeling hungry so...

Get the chance to delight with traditional Dominican food and do some shopping!

All this sightseeing around Santo Domingo can really work up an appetite and there is no better place to have a truly Dominican meal than a traditional restaurant in Santo Domingo. “Mangu”, “Tostones” and of course some “Sanconcho” will be only some of the typical Dominican dishes you’ll find across the menu. Try them all if possible and keep falling in love of the enchanting Santo Domingo look and feel! This exciting Santo Domingo city tour cannot come to an end before you ‘shop ‘till you drop’. This is the moment where you will have free time to visit all the colorful shops and boutiques around the small mecca in the Columbus Plaza and enjoy of all the different things to do in Santo Domingo while buying souvenirs for each family member or friend. By now we bet that this alluring Caribbean city has already leave you speechless and amused with all you’ve been able to experience so, we invite you to relax, rekindle and leave all worries behind while giving into the magic of this majestic city!


  • English-speaking guides
  • Transportation on air-conditioned buses
  • Lunch in Santo Domingo
  • All entrance fees

Practical Information

  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Wear long pants/skirt and a shirt that covers the shoulders, for entering the Cathedral
  • Bring camera, hat, sunblock, sunglasses
  • Feel free to bring money for tips, snacks and souvenirs (tipping is optional)
  • Pick-up and drop-off times will vary according to resort location
  • Be aware that some activities, such as museums, are unavailable on Mondays, making this activity a panoramic city tour on those days
  • This excursion is available in the following languages:
    • English: Daily
    • French: Wednesday and Friday
    • German/Spanish: Tuesday and Saturday
    • Russian: Wednesday

Good To Know

  • Tour Location(s): Santo Domingo
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 3 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
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