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From Bavaro: Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

Product ID: 179288
Discover the first city of America, founded in 1496, during this historically-rich tour. This colonial city is the capital of the Dominican Republic and the place of the first European settlements in America.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 6:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian

Pickup included

At your hotel lobby in Bavaro.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the first headquarters of the Spanish colonial government in America, the first hospital and the first cathedral
  • Observe the Columbus Lighthouse where Christopher Columbus’ remains rest
  • Discover outstanding medieval and renaissance art from the 16th century and beyond at various city musuems
  • Visit the Colonial Zone, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Experience the underground caves and lagoons at 3 Eyes National Park
Full description
Take a trip back in time, where you will enjoy an interesting historical recount. Visit the most emblematic museums of the Dominican capital, with architectural designs dating from the time of the discovery of America.

Comfortable air-conditioned buses will take you around during this full-day activity. A professional guide will share their knowledge about the history of European colonization in America. After hotel pick-up, head to 3 Eyes National Park, a complex of underground caves and lagoons initially inhabited by the Taino Indians.

Next, set out to visit the Colonial Zone, the first permanent European settlement in America. Founded in 1502 by the Spanish colonizers, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit the first Cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón or the Palacio Virreinal de Don Diego. Get to know La Calle Las Damas, the first street on the island. Enjoy panoramic visits to the National Palace and the Columbus Lighthouse, a monument built in memory of Christopher Columbus and where his remains rest.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Professional tour guide in your chosen language
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs
  • Photos
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• Please bring comfortable clothes and walking shoes
• There will be a moderate walk
Customer reviews
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The car that transported us 200km in one direction was pure torture, changed places the other way so others got the torture home. Had I been 4 years maybe it would have gone well. The guide was good but it was a stressful trip. A minor stop would have been good and perhaps a minor attraction. Just drive a small car and some time to look around. I was expecting more from this.

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December 7, 2019

Interesting visit Excellent guide who masters many languages (English, German, French, Portuguese and of course Spanish)

December 1, 2018

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Product ID: 179288