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Santo Domingo City Tour
US$ 45 child - 86 adult
Offline price: $93
You save: $7 (8%)
Duration: approx. 12 hours
Departure time: morning
Runs: Tue, Fri
- Santo Domingo city tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Admission to landmarks visited
- Gift shopping stop
- Professional guides
What to bring
- Comfortable Clothing
During the Santo Domingo tour you will experience more than 500 years of history and culture in the New World’s oldest city. The tour exposes visitors to landmarks of the city’s pre-Columbian history, rich colonial era, and modern life, making it clear why Santo Domingo was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. We start by exploring the lagoons and underground caves protected within the Three Eyes National Park. The Taino Indians inhabited this area before Christopher Columbus first landed in Santo Domingo in 1492.
The Colonial Zone
The tour then moves into the era of Columbus. After a quick stop at the Columbus lighthouse, built in 1992 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus’s historic landing, you will enter Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone. These 16 square blocks embody the culture of Santo Domingo during its long history as a Spanish colony. The first stop is the Columbus Palace, where Christopher Columbus’s son Diego lived during his tenure as Viceroy of the Indies. The tour then allows visitors to explore the Plaza de España and stroll through the oldest streets in the Americas, including the first paved street, the Calle Las Damas.
Finally, you will experience one of the most important historic and cultural sites in the western hemisphere, the first Cathedral built in the New World.
Modern Santo Domingo
A delicious lunch at one of the top Dominican restaurants in the city brings the tour into the present day. You will visit the modern section of the Dominican Republic’s capital city, which is home to 3 million people. The tour visits the National Palace, where the president and government operate today. And the last stop is a visit to a spacious gift shop where you can take home the perfect memento of this unique and important city.
May this tour remind you of Santo Domingo’s rich cultural history, which spans over 500 years and remains strong.
– Bring bottled water to keep you hidrated throughout the day.
Tour departs from most Punta Cana / Bavaro area hotels. An extra pick up charge may be added to your cart depending on the location of your hotel.
Pick up time and location
Pickup time varies depending on the location of your hotel, you will be picked up in the hotel lobby or specified meeting point. The exact pickup time and location will be provided on your voucher after booking.
12 hours (approximate total duration from pickup to drop-off).
You will be dropped off at your hotel.
Days of operation
– Tours are non-refundable for no show.
– Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of the scheduled pick up time or there will be no refund.
– Should a tour be cancelled due to bad weather we will reschedule at your earliest convenience. If your dates are not flexible and the rescheduling cannot be done a full refund will be issued.
Or call us at 1-800-832-1622
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Customer Questions & Answers
3 months 8 days ago
Will I be able to leave the tour and visit the Blue Mall and then rejoin the tour before head back to Punta Cana
5 months 27 days ago
How big is the bus? Is it air conditioned? How many people per tour?
5 months 23 days ago
Hola Teresa, the bus’ size depends on how many people are going on the tour on any specific day. It may vary from a full size bus to a mini bus or even a minivan. Regardless of the bus size, it’s air conditioned. The number of people varies from day to day, it can be 50 people or 10 people depending on the day. Hope this helps! =)
6 months 6 days ago
Do you pick up at the Ocidental Grand? We will be there June 6-11,2017
6 months 4 days ago
Hola Yolanda, yes! free round trip transportation is available from the Occidental Grand. When you’re ready to book please click on the red “Check Availability” button on the top of this page to choose your hotel and other booking details. Hope to see you as a customer soon =)
8 months 14 days ago
We plan on visiting the Dominican Republic during Holy Week 2017. Will there be closures or changes if we take this tour during that week, especially on Good Friday, April 14th.
8 months 11 days ago
Viernes Santo (Good Friday) is not the best day for Santo Domingo, normally most of the historical landmarks are closed. Since this tour runs on Tuesdays and Fridays I’d recommend going on Tuesday since Holy Week holidays don’t actually fully start until Wednesday at noon.