Your Santo Domingo private sightseeing tour starts with hotel pickup; then head with your guide to the Colonial Zone (Zona Colonial), the citys World Heritagelisted historical district on the west bank of the Ozama River.
On foot, explore the Colonial Zone with your guide, admiring the 16th-century Spanish architecture and listening to commentary about the citys history and culture. Walk along narrow streets, and visit attractions like the former residence of Diego Columbus (Christopher Columbus son), whose palace now houses the Alczar de Coln Museum.
Stroll down the cobblestoned Calle las Damas, one of the oldest streets in the New World, dating back to the early 1500s, and stop at the National Pantheon, a former Jesuit church thats now the final resting place of prominent citizens of the Dominican Republic.
Walk down Calle el Conde, a pedestrian-only street that runs to the riverfront, and pass through Parque Coln, the central square of the Colonial Zone. Here youll visit one of Santo Domingos most important landmarks, the Catedral Primada de America, the oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere.
Your walking tour ends here, where you can stay on your own, if you wish, or be returned to your hotel.
After following the same itinerary described above in the half-day tour, the full-day Santo Domingo sightseeing tour continues to the Colonial Market, where you can browse handcrafted objects and perhaps purchase some as gifts or souvenirs.
Then make a photo stop at the Columbus Lighthouse, a monument on the east side of the Ozama River, before heading down to the Malecn, where you can look out at the Caribbean as you walk along the seawall. Next, visit the National Palace (Palacio Nacional), a neoclassical building that houses the offices of the Dominican Republics president.
Your tour then ends with hotel drop-off.
A set-menu lunch is included on the full-day tour and takes place at Atarazana Restaurant in the Colonial Zone.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Instant Confirmation
- Lowest Price Guaranteed
- Duration: 6 Hrs
Departure Details :
Tour departs from most Santo Domingo hotels
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Enjoy an introduction to Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republics capital city, on this private sightseeing tour. The oldest city settled by Europeans in the Western Hemisphere, Santo Domingo is home to a few of the New Worlds oldest oldest church, oldest street which youll visit and learn about with a private guide. Explore the historical Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on foot, and upgrade to the full-day tour option to visit other city attractions like the Columbus Lighthouse.
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- Family friendly
- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Know More about this tour
- Local guide
- Lunch (if full-day option selected)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off from Santo Domingo ONLY
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes