Santo Domingo
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  • 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 ...

    The trip was great! It was a bummer not to be able to go to the cathedral for Three Kings Day, but completely understandable. The transportation was seamless and Anthony was a phenomenal tour guide!

  • 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 L...

  • From Bavaro: Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

    3. From Bavaro: Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

    Take a trip back in time, where you will enjoy an interesting historical recount. Visit the most emblematic museums of the Dominican capital, with architectural designs dating from the time of the discovery of America. Comfortable air-conditioned buses will take you around during this full-day activity. A professional guide will share their knowledge about the history of European colonization in America. After hotel pick-up, head to 3 Eyes National Park, a complex of underground caves and lagoons initially inhabited by the Taino Indians. Next, set out to visit the Colonial Zone, the first permanent European settlement in America. Founded in 1502 by the Spanish colonizers, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit the first Cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón or the Palacio Virreinal de Don Diego. Get to know La Calle Las Damas, the first street on the island. E...

  • Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo Tour

    4. 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, and pay a visit to the Ron Barceló Rum Museum on your way there. After pickup at your hotel in the Punta Cana area between 6:30 AM-7:15 AM, make your way first to the Ron Barceló Museum in San Pedro Macoris. Once there, take a 45-minute tour with a specialized rum guide. See the barrel areas and learn about the bottling process, as well as the history of the Caribbean rum industry. At the end of the tour, kick off your morning with a bang with an open tasting bar. Next, head to Santo Domingo and its Colonial Zone for your guided tour of the city. Walk along iconic and unique streets ...

  • Santo Domingo: the Heritage of Sugar Cane

    5. Santo Domingo: the Heritage of Sugar Cane

    Leave your hotel early in the morning and head to San Pedro de Macoris. San Pedro de Macoris is well known as the hometown of the famous Dominican rum brand, Barceló. On your way, pass through seemingly endless sugar cane fields glowing under the Caribbean sun in different color shades ranging from beige to green.  Reach the Historical Barceló Museum and start your journey into the world of sugar cane processing. You will receive an introduction into the history behind the Ron Barcelo Imperium. Back in 1929, Julian Barceló founded Barceló & Co and almost 50 years later he handed the business to his nephew Miguel Barceló, who converted the family company into the modern Ron Barceló Imperium.  During the tour of the factory, you will receive a detailed explanation of the processing of sugar cane until it becomes the gold brown translucent alcoholic beverage. You will be shown the storero...

  • Santo Domingo: Full Day of Cultural Attractions

    6. 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

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Well organized tour, worth seeing, historical old town of Santo Domingo, nice restaurant for lunch with different dishes to choose from. Unfortunately, during the walk through the old streets it started to rain heavily. But even there the organizer reacted immediately and got each participant an umbrella. Interesting, recommendable change from beach life.

Gratifying to know the Capital of the country, what better than to be guided by people who dominate history, important places, optimizing the weather, lunch was very good with buffet of typical dishes, the guides are very friendly and helpful, I was very happy having lived this experience

The trip was great! It was a bummer not to be able to go to the cathedral for Three Kings Day, but completely understandable. The transportation was seamless and Anthony was a phenomenal tour guide!

Friendly and personalized treatment by the responsible agency, very well prepared local guide, delicious food. Yes, to walk a lot haha

Michael and the tourguide Anthony were excellent. Thank you for the experience!