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Santo Domingo Day Trip
  • -5%
  • English English
  • 9 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Pass through the Santo Domingo colonial area in this tour where you'll discover the legacy of the Columbus family and the main monuments of the oldest city in America.

Itinerary

First thing in the morning we'll pass by your hotel to pick you up and leave towards the Dominican capital, arriving following a two-hour bus journey.

On our guided tour of the Santo Domingo colonial area, we'll pass through the historic centre from the 16th century, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The visit begins with the Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, the first cathedral built in the new world. Here we can see a stunning example of the "plateresque" architectural style, prevalent throughout Spain from the late 15th century onwards, and used for the first time outside Spain in this cathedral. 

Next, we'll see the National Pantheon, a monument from the 18th century which houses the remains of many of the Dominican Republic's most famous and honoured citizens. Next, the tour visits Plaza de España, where the Alcázar de Colón can be found, the old residence of Christopher Columbus himself. And the Museum of Royal Houses, where we'll learn about the palaces in which the old governors stayed, but we won't visit on this tour. After having visited the museum we'll pause to enjoy a typical Dominican lunch in the centre of the city.

The excursion continues over the afternoon with a panoramic tour of the Santo Domingo new town, where we'll see some of the most important buildings in the Dominican capital, such as the Palace of Fine Arts, the National Theatre, or the Presidential Palace. The route ends on the banks of the Ozama River, with a visit to the Columbus Lighthouse, a monument dedicated to the famous explorer, where his remains are said to rest.

With the tour of Santo Domingo over, we begin our return journey to the hotels of Punta Cana, where we'll arrive late in the afternoon.

Hotel Pick Up

This tour includes hotel pick up in the following areas: Bávaro, Punta Cana, Uvero Alto, Cap Cana and Bayahibe.

Price

Adults Children between 4 and 11 Children under 4
US$ 90 US$ 85.50
US$ 45
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 90 US$ 85.50
  • Children between 4 and 11

    US$ 45
  • Children under 4

    Free

More Information

Duration

9 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Bus transport.

English speaking guide.

Entry to all the museums and momuments visited

Typical Dominican lunch.

5% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Punta Cana).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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.

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US$ 90
US$ 85.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation

Cancellations

If you cancel after the reservation you will be refunded 100% of the total value. If you do not show up, you will not be refunded.