Santo Domingo City Tour
Adults: From 12 to 99 years oldChildren: From 2 to 11 years oldInfants: 0 to 1 years old
From : 95.00 USD
Embark on a guided exploration of Santo Domingo, without a doubt one of the most fascinating and exciting cities in the Caribbean, and the first city founded in the New World in 1496. This beautiful capital city, located 2½ hours from Punta Cana, beckons you to explore its jewel-like charm.
Will you take in the American continent's first Cathedral? Or catch a glimpse of Christopher Columbus' family fortress? Better not forget to check the city's collection of beautiful monuments off your list, one by one, before dining and shopping in the city’s Plaza to end the day.
A city dripping in Dominican culture and heritage
Your excursion begins with early pick-up from your Punta Cana resort to Santo Domingo, the capital and cultural heart of the Dominican Republic. The city brings a vibrant mix of modern sights and architecture, and plenty of history, too. This is a trip made for those who want to join with the locals and sample some of the culture and heritage Santo Domingo has to offer.
With the help of an expert English-speaking guide, take a stroll through the Colonial Zone to view the standout monuments and architecture. You’ll find out how the Spanish conquistadors lived with a visit to the Alcazar de Colon, the fortress where Columbus’ family lived. Speaking of historic buildings, you will also visit the Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor — the oldest cathedral in the Americas.
Explore an ancient cave complex in the middle of the city
If you like the idea of digging a little deeper, your Santo Domingo excursion also takes you to the underground cave and lagoon complex of Los Tres Ojos. Be amazed by the beautiful natural structures and learn about the Taino people who inhabited this area.
Experience Dominican dining and shopping
All this sightseeing can really work up an appetite. What better place to have a meal than at a traditional restaurant in Santo Domingo. Afterward, feel free to ‘shop ‘till you drop’ around the small mecca of colorful shops and boutiques in the Columbus Plaza.
Santo Domingo will let you leave your world behind and submit to the magic of this majestic Caribbean city!
Season: All Year Round
Start Time: 7:30 AM Punta Cana
Duration: 9 Hours ( approx.)
Includes Transport: Yes
Good physical condition required: No
Suitable for the elderly: Yes
Pregnant women allowed: Yes
English speaking guides, transportation on air conditioned buses, lunch in Santo Domingo and all entrance fees.
Wear comfortable clothing & footwear. Bring long pants/skirt for entering the Cathedral, camera, hat, sunblock, sunglasses and money for tips, snacks & souvenirs. (Tipping is optional)
Pick up and drop off times will vary according to Hotel location.
- The tour is available in the following languages:
- Tuesday: English
- Thursday: English & Spanish
- Saturday: English & French
"was a very long day... the roads are nice the tour was awesome.. Diego was VERY knowledgeable.. Enrique negotiated the small streets very well... if you are up for a long day.. with landscape along the way.. this is an awesome trip."
Tim Jones - McElhattan - 02 Jun 2016