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Santo Domingo: Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

Product ID: 43597
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Immerse yourself in the culture of the Dominican Republic on a 9-hour sightseeing tour of the colonial city of Santo Domingo from Punta Cana. Rediscover the 1st city of the New World as you stroll the Colonial Zone, visit historic museums and more.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Punta Cana. Please provide details on booking
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the history of the Dominican Republic in the 1st city of the New World
  • Wander the narrow lanes of the colonial zone in Santo Domingo
  • See where Columbus is buried at the lighthouse to celebrate the anniversary of his landing
  • Visit the First Cathedral of the Americas and National Pantheon
  • Discover colonial era artifacts in the Museum of Casas Reales and Alcazar de Colon
  • Enjoy a lunch of typical Dominican food
Full description
Explore the history and culture of the Dominican Republic on a full-day tour of Santo Domingo, the 1st city of the Americas.

Following a transfer from Punta Cana, stroll through the narrow walkways of the historic center and unravel the story of Santo Domingo; from its humble beginnings as the oldest colonial city of the 15th-century to the modern metropolis it is today.

Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas, birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith. Visit the National Pantheon (Pantéon Nacional) in a former Jesuits church and see the remains of notable Dominicans. Wander the rooms of the Mueso de la Casas Reales to see an alluring display of colonial artifacts. Then, walk across the Alcazar de Colon and be transported back to the days of the original Spanish conquistadors.

After a delicious lunch of typical Dominican flavors, go to the the Malecon for views of the Caribbean Sea on Santo Domingo’s lovely boardwalk. Marvel at the modern architecture, such as the Fine Arts Palace, National Theatre and Presidential Palace.

Visit the lighthouse that was built in 1992 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus landing in the Americas, and now the site of his remains.
  • Transportation
  • Guide (English and Spanish-speaking on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and English and French-speaking on Wednesdays and Saturdays)
  • Entrance fees to all monuments/museums
  • Dominican lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Tips (optional) and personal expenses
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Product ID: 43597