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Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Day Trip with Tickets and Lunch

1. Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Day Trip with Tickets and Lunch

Santo Domingo is a magical city, full of history, culture and amazing landscapes. Explore the oldest Capital of the “New” World, Santo Domingo, the first city founded in America. This sightseeing tour shows you a city full of history and culture. A great activity for the whole family. - We will pick you up at your Hotel to start an incredible trip to Santo Domingo, during the trip you will see incredible details about the Culture of the Dominican Republic. - Upon arrival in Santo Domingo you will visit the incredible cenotes of Los Tres Ojos National Park, especially natural and magical. - You will visit the most important monuments of the City: The 1st Cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón and the National Pantheon, El Faro a Colón. - We will take a walk through the Colonial Zone, a romantic street, the first in America, “The Ladies”. Enjoying an ancient but picturesque panoramic view. It operates every day. Its approximate duration is 10 hours.

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.

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour

3. 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.

Santo Domingo: Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

4. Santo Domingo: Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

Explore the history and culture of the Dominican Republic on a full-day tour of Santo Domingo, the 1st city of the Americas. Following a transfer from Punta Cana, stroll through the narrow walkways of the historic center and unravel the story of Santo Domingo; from its humble beginnings as the oldest colonial city of the 15th-century to the modern metropolis it is today. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas, birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith. Visit the National Pantheon (Pantéon Nacional) in a former Jesuits church and see the remains of notable Dominicans. Wander the rooms of the Mueso de la Casas Reales to see an alluring display of colonial artifacts. Then, walk across the Alcazar de Colon and be transported back to the days of the original Spanish conquistadors. After a delicious lunch of typical Dominican flavors, go to the the Malecon for views of the Caribbean Sea on Santo Domingo’s lovely boardwalk. Marvel at the modern architecture, such as the Fine Arts Palace, National Theatre and Presidential Palace. Visit the lighthouse that was built in 1992 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus landing in the Americas, and now the site of his remains.

Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo Tour

5. 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. 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.

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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Overall rating

2.7 / 5

based on 38 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!!

The group wasn't that large, so the bus was neither, but still ok. I found it just a great experience.

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

Really nice tour with a good tour guide. We enjoyed the trip very much. Well organized!

ce Excursion and above all the guide MARTÍN IN GENIO