Santo Domingo City Tour
Explore one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean with this guided tour of Santo Domingo from Juan Dolio. Discover the Dominican capital's most important places of interest!
Santo Domingo City Tour
Between 7 am and 8 am, we'll pick you up at your hotel in Juan Dolio to take you to Santo Domingo. Ready to get to know the Dominican capital?
First, we'll visit the Tres Ojos National Park to discover the secrets of its spectacular cave and a freshwater lake. Do they hide any secrets? We'll find out on the tour! Our route will continue to the Columbus Lighthouse, which is said to be the resting place of Christopher Columbus,
Next, we'll stop to admire the imposing exterior of the Presidential Palace. We'll observe this impressive neoclassical architectural ensemble and, from here, we'll go to a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with typical dishes such as rice, meat stew and beans.
After lunch, we'll start a guided tour of the colonial area of Santo Domingo, admiring iconic buildings of the capital, such as the temple of Santa María de la Encarnación, the first cathedral, or Catedral Primada de América, a monument we'll visit to learn all its secrets.
The tour will continue through the Plaza de España, where we'll find the famous Alcázar de Colón. Inside, we'll discover its history and its wonderful landscape, before continuing along Las Damas Avenue, the first street of the New World. Walking along this avenue we'll pass in front of the National Pantheon, where the remains rest of illustrious historical figures of the Dominican Republic, as well as admire the façade of the 18th-century Church of the Jesuits.
Afterwards, we'll stroll through the lively and pedestrian streets of the Colonial area, where there are art exhibitions, various cafes and artisans. We'll visit a typical handicraft store to learn about Larimar and Amber, a semiprecious stone and resin that are highly prized in the Dominican Republic. Then, we'll give you some free time to go shopping on the commercial street of Calle El Conde or to explore and have a coffee in one of the area's squares.
We'll then regroup and head to the Malecón, the seafront promenade, to finish the tour with a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea.
Finally, we will return to Juan Dolio, where arrival is scheduled for around 5 pm.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by minibus or bus.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
You can book up until 10 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Most areas are accessible. Accessible toilets. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
Include water in recyclable cartons.
No single-use plastics are used.
Reusable headsets are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity promotes local production.
The activity helps to promote peace.
The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us .