Historical City Tour Of Santo Domingo

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    6:45am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeHotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from most Punta Cana hotels.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Visit the oldest city of the New World and Christopher Columbus' first permanent settlement after his "discovery" of the Americas. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992, Santo Domingo is a city of many "firsts" in the New World, with the first cathedral, paved road, university, hospital, stone home, tavern and more!

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up at your Punta Can hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned van, mini bus or bus (depending on the group size). You will be greeted by an experienced professional who will be your personal guide from the day's start to finish.

The first stop in the capital will be at the Three Eyes National Park with underground caves and lagoons used by the Taino Indians, the Dominican Republic's original inhabitants. From there, you'll make a quick photo stop at the Columbus Lighthouse, built in 1992 on the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' landing in the New World. Then you will be off to the oldest streets of the Western Hemisphere in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone, a 16-square block neighborhood oozing with Dominican history and culture.Your first peak at the Colonial Zone comes at the Columbus Palace. Completed in 1514, it was the home of Christopher Columbus's son, Diego. From the palace you will walk through the historic Plaza de Espana and on to Calle Las Damas, the first paved street of the New World. The ultimate destination is one of the most important sites in the Dominican Republic: the first cathedral.

Lunch will then be served at one of the top Dominican restaurants in Santo Domingo, known for it's excellent home style cooking and typical dance performances by the waiters and waitresses. After lunch, you'll pass by some of the modern areas of the capital and the National Palace where the Dominican president and the highest level government officials have their offices.

At theend the day, you will have some time to visit a spacious gift shop that sells nearly every Dominican keepsake imaginable. With this city tour to Santo Domingo, you'll experience the city's rich history and the daily life of Dominicans in their capital of 3 million inhabitants.

Inclusions

  • Buffet lunch
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

Not recommended for participants with back problems