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From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

1. From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Join a full-day experience leaving from Bávaro and Bayahibe through the new Autovía del Este. Walk in the cobblestoned historic core of Santo Domingo and visit the cathedral. Observe iconic spots like the Alcázar de Colón Palace, National Pantheon, and Los Tres Ojos. After arriving in Santo Domingo, head to your first stop, the open-air limestone cave and lakes of Los Tres Ojos. Continue the tour until you reach the Colón Lighthouse. Listen to its history and take photos of the view around you. Stroll around the coffee-lined Plaza de España and Colonial Zone. See the Alcázar de Colón palace, now one of the city’s many museums, displaying medieval and Renaissance art. Learn about the past and present of the oldest city in the Americas. Stop for a buffet lunch in a restaurant in the Colonial Zone. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas. Move on to the first street, Calle de Las Damas, and other colonial monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. Take in a panoramic view of the modern city, residential areas, and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy free time to take a walk around El Conde where you can see old buildings or go shopping.

Santo Domingo: The Best of Santo Domingo City Tour

2. Santo Domingo: The Best of Santo Domingo City Tour

The Dominican Republic’s capital is full of historic sights and is one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean. Get ready to experience the Dominican Republic from a different perspective as your charismatic local guide reveals interesting facts about the capital’s history. Is Santo Domingo the largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean? Why was Santo Domingo’s colonial area declared a world heritage site? Why is Santo Domingo’s Conde Street a favorite of tourists? What is the official language in Santo Domingo? You will have the chance to discover the historic Zona Colonial, which is surrounded by walls and preserves a legacy that dates back as far as the 1500s. The tour includes stops at the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, Monasterio de San Francisco, Fortaleza Ozama, Hospital San Nicolás de Bari, and other interesting sights.

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What people are saying about Alcázar de Colón

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Generally speaking it was a fun and well organized day. The guide was friendly, well informed and he spoke Spanish, English and German fluently. The stop at the "market" (classic sales stop) at the end was very unnecessary though. After the stop we got some free time to go for a drink. The guide could just as well have told us to go for a drink straight away. Instead he let the whole group wait at the souvenir shop even though most of us weren't interested in buying anything. All in all, a good and fun day though with a lot of interesting stops and interesting information provided by the guide.

Until we drove from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo, it took a good 1.5 hours with waiting. We definitely saw the most important sights, the guide was also very friendly and was able to give a lot of background information. During the tour we sat on the bus a lot and didn't have much time at the individual stops. In hindsight I would book a private tour as the size of about 25 people was already big. The tour didn't last 9.5 hours, but 12 hours.

Jise was an excellent guy, he’s friendly , Knowledgeable and speaks English extremely well!

Raul, our guide and driver, was exceptional. Santo Domingo is a beautiful town

Excellent excursion, exhausting but I recommend it 100%