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Santo Domingo Tour with Lunch

by Local Expert Duration 10h+ Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price was $89 Discount price is $72

Travel into the past with a day trip to Santo Domingo—the capital of the Dominican Republic. Admire architecture from the 16th century in the Zona Colonial, step into the first cathedral in the Americas, and roam among European art at the Alcázar de Colón as you discover the historic treasures of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Get picked up from your hotel in Punta Cana or Bavaro and set off in the direction of Santo Domingo. The largest metropolitan hub in the Caribbean, this bustling modern city is also home to a UNESCO-listed colonial old city that offers a fascinating glimpse into the past of the Dominican Republic. See the massive Columbus Lighthouse, a cross-shaped monument to Christopher Columbus, and then head into the Zona Colonial, listening as your guide describes the important role played by this fortified city for the Spanish.

Step beyond the stone facade of the Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, the oldest cathedral in the Americas. With an informative audio-guide, explore the church's 16th-century architecture and the paintings, furniture, and sculptures in its treasury. From there, follow your guide through the Alcázar de Colón, the city's original Viceregal residence, which is now a world-class museum. Break for lunch at a local restaurant, and then make a final stop at a nearby market to browse for souvenirs before the ride back to your hotel.

Travel into the past with a day trip to Santo Domingo—the capital of the Dominican Republic. Admire architecture from the 16th century in the Zona Colonial, step into the first cathedral in the Americas, and roam among European art at the Alcázar de Colón as you discover the historic treasures of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Get picked up from your hotel in Punta Cana or Bavaro and set off in the direction of Santo Domingo. The largest metropolitan hub in the Caribbean, this bustling modern city is also home to a UNESCO-listed colonial old city that offers a fascinating glimpse into the past of the Dominican Republic. See the massive Columbus Lighthouse, a cross-shaped monument to Christopher Columbus, and then head into the Zona Colonial, listening as your guide describes the important role played by this fortified city for the Spanish.

Step beyond the stone facade of the Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, the oldest cathedral in the Americas. With an informative audio-guide, explore the church's 16th-century architecture and the paintings, furniture, and sculptures in its treasury. From there, follow your guide through the Alcázar de Colón, the city's original Viceregal residence, which is now a world-class museum. Break for lunch at a local restaurant, and then make a final stop at a nearby market to browse for souvenirs before the ride back to your hotel.

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8:00 AM, Tour from Bavaro in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 12h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for pickup from hotels in Bavaro. Pick-up times vary; you will receive confirmation of your exact hotel pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation.

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8:00 AM, Tour from Punta Cana / Cap Cana in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for pickup from hotels in Punta Cana and Cap Cana. Pick-up times vary; you will receive confirmation of your exact hotel pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation.

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per adult Price was $109
Discount price is $87.20

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It only takes 2 minutes

Santo Domingo Tour with Lunch

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Santo Domingo

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel pickup

    Punta Cana

  • Hotel pickup

    Bavaro


Highlights

  • Journey to the 16th century in Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial

  • Cobbled streets & oldest churches & fortresses of New World

  • Late medieval & Renaissance art in historic Alcázar de Colón

  • Gothic architecture of the first cathedral in the Americas

  • Easy, comfortable transportation to & from your hotel


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Santo Domingo

  • Admission to the Alcázar de Colón with guided tour and headset for commentary

  • Admission to the Cathedral of Santa María la Menor with audio-guide

  • Lunch and 1 non-alcoholic beverage

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Punta Cana, Cap Cana, or Bavaro hotel


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain and climb and ascend steps.

  • Pickup is available from hotels in Punta Cana, Cap Cana, and Bavaro beginning at approximately 8 AM. You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.


Santo Domingo Tour with Lunch ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews

3.2 out of 5

5/5 Mar 28, 2019

Our people were excellent , informative, personable. We had a great group no real stragglers. I appreciate that it was very well organized. We had down time busy time . Food was delicious and the restaurant very nice.

4/5 Mar 23, 2019

It was very long and we didn't get back to our hotel until late (about 9:30pm), but our tour operator was amazing. He was super friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. He even translated the tour in 3 different languages (Spanish, English & French)!

4/5 Feb 9, 2019

Tour guide was Interesting tour but tour group was too large and bus overcrowded for such a long bus ride (2+hrs each way)