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Santo Domingo: Ciudad Colonial Neighborhood Guided Bike Tour

1. Santo Domingo: Ciudad Colonial Neighborhood Guided Bike Tour

Discover the Colonial Zone in the most fun and authentic way covering more ground in less time. During the tour we share both historic and cultural insights riding by the most beautiful hidden corners with plenty of instagramable locations. It´s the first thing you should do when you get in town so you get the most out of your stay. In two hours we will ride through the sea side for panoramic view of the city while enjoying the Caribbean sea breeze, visit all the main parks and plazas as well as centuries old ruins, churches and all sorts of small local businesses that express the best of our culture. By the end of the tour you will feel like a local, knowing all the best spots to go eat, drink, dance and shop. Come ride with us and experience the best of Santo Domingo. Other things to note It's a 7 KM tour adapted for all ages. Show up 15 min before for the tour.

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour

2. From Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour

During this tour, you will visit key sites, including: the caves at Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, the walled Colonial Zone, and the National Presidential Palace. Travel between the attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach. A traditional Dominican lunch is also included. Your tour starts with pickup from your hotel in Punta Cana in an air-conditioned coach. Travel about two and a half hours to Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the New World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Visit some of the most spectacular places in this rich colonial city, including Diego Colon’s Palace, the Holy Cathedral Primada, the Fortaleza, and the National Pantheon. Walk and take pictures in the Colonial Zone, starting at the Columbus Palace. Completed in 1514, this was the home of Christopher Columbus's son, Don Diego. From the Palace, the tour will go through the historic Plaza de Espana and on to Calle Las Damas (the first paved street in the New World). Keep walking to the National Pantheon where heroes were laid to rest. The colonial tour will culminate at the First Cathedral of the New World.

Santo Domingo: Half-Day City Tours

3. Santo Domingo: Half-Day City Tours

Here is where the first Cathedral was built, where the first Bishop was sanctified, where the first Governor resided, and where the first hospital opened. The city has a lot of cultural attributes and architectural sites of interest, like nowhere else on the Hispaniola island. The walking tour starts in the historic colonial part of the city, which is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trip includes palaces, forts, museums, churches, and plazas. During the stroll, visit the Palace of Diego Columbus, the first Cathedral of the New World. Walk on Calle Las Damas, the first cobblestone street, and stroll down the pedestrian street El Conde.

Santo Domingo: Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

4. Santo Domingo: Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

Experiencing the capital of Santo Domingo is essential when getting to know the country. This is where the history of America began. It is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city, with a deep historical past associated with the conquest of the Americas. Located south of the island, the city is washed by the waves and breezes of the Caribbean Sea. The Colonial Zone, declared a Common Heritage of Humanity by Unesco, includes the oldest buildings created by the Spaniards as the first administrative offices, or the first cathedral in the new world. You can explore the colonial zone your way, with your guides designing a unique path for you, allowing you to save some time for shopping later. When lunch time approaches, you will be able to eat “La Bandera” in a typical restaurant. La Bandera is a national dish in the Dominican Republic, consisting of rice, beans, stewed meat, avocado, and fried plantain. As the afternoon closes in, you will depart to the airport to take off to Punta Cana.

Punta Cana: All-Inclusive Day Trip to Santo Domingo

5. Punta Cana: All-Inclusive Day Trip to Santo Domingo

Enjoy an insightful day discovering the past and the present of the capital city along with an engaging, knowledgeable, and friendly guide. Seize the opportunity to visit all the must-see monuments and enjoy a delicious typical Dominican lunch. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas. Stroll down Las Damas Street where you will see many important monuments. Pass by the Museo de la Casas Reales then walk across the Alcázar de Colón which takes you back to the era of the Spanish conquistadors. On the boardwalk of Santo Domingo, appreciate the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and modern buildings such as the Fine Arts Palace, the National Theatre, and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy a nice lunch in a typical restaurant in the capital.

Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo Tour

6. Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo Tour

Discover the oldest permanent city established by Europeans in the Western Hemisphere, Santo Domingo. ‘La Capital,’ as it’s typically called, is a collage of cultures and neighborhoods with the Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at its heart. On this day trip, explore the city with a local guide. Next, head to Santo Domingo and its Colonial Zone for your guided tour of the city. Walk along iconic and unique streets such as Las Damas, El Conde, Arzobispo Meriño, Isabel La Católica, and more. Enjoy included entry to emblematic monuments such as the National Pantheon; the only known residence of a member of Christopher Columbus' family, Alcazar de Colon; and the oldest cathedral in the Americas, Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor. At 1 PM, savor a delicious Dominican buffet at one of the most famous restaurants in town, El Conuco. At 2:15 PM, enjoy 45 minutes of free time to explore the Colonial Zone at your own pace. At 3 PM, visit the famous Malecón boulevard, then the Faro a Colón lighthouse, a memorial to Christopher Columbus. Begin your journey back to Punta Cana between 4 PM-4:15 PM and finish the tour with drop-off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Santo Domingo

Overall rating

3.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Hello, we could not participate in this activity because there was a disagreement on the schedule at the meeting point. It's a shame because this visit must be interesting ... however, we put 5 * because the situation was taken into consideration immediately and by the company Go excursion and Get Your Guide in person where we were able to obtain a full refund with good obviously recommendations that we gave to the people who organize this excursion to prevent this from happening again. Again, Get Your Guide is very serious, it's not the first time we've booked with GYG and we've always been very satisfied! We will continue…thanks.

The guide, a very capable person, spoke in 4 languages, he informed us all about the destination throughout the excursion regardless of the country we came from. Lunch was delicious and we were able to enjoy a typical Dominican dance show. Transport very comfortable with air conditioning.

Was a great trip! A lot was included and was very informative and you approached us if we didn't understand something in English! I can highly recommend the tour, just great

José fue un excelente guía, recorrer la ciudad en bicicleta fue muy agradable. Al final nos dio un mapa con todos los sitios recomendados para visitar.

Excellent tour. Excellent guide. I recommend it without any reservations