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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

  • Explore Santo Domingo without getting lost with an art historian guide
  • Travel between Santo Domingo’s highlights with ease
  • A great choice for first-time visitors with limited time
Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
From US$85.00
Explore the highlights of Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas, on this sightseeing day trip from Punta Cana, a great choice for first-time visitors and history buffs. Visit the caves at Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, the walled Colonial Zone, and the National Presidential Palace, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach. A traditional Dominican lunch is also included.
What to Expect
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.

On arrival in Santo Domingo, explore the underground caves used by the indigenous Taino Indians at Three Eyes National Park. Stop at the Columbus Lighthouse, and then travel to the Colonial Zone, a walled 16-square-block historic district with many firsts of the New World such as the first cathedral, university, and hospital.

Visit the Columbus Palace, home of Christopher Columbus’ son Diego, and walk along Calle Las Damas, the oldest paved street in the New World. Stop for a traditional Dominican lunch and then visit the National Presidential Palace. That leaves just enough time to pop into a souvenir shop before heading back to Punta Cana to end your tour.
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1 - 5 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Day trip to Santo Domingo - 1 MAJOR Complaint

The trip in itself was not bad, our tour guide was very informative and turned it into an interactive discussion during the 3 hour trip there. The locations they take you to are nice and you really get to learn a lot about the history...More

3  Thank JulesDPG
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile
Could have been better. Tour guide let us down

I went on the Historical Santa Domingo tour on Tuesday. Firstly, we were picked up by a minibus from our hotel. The driver gave no information about what was going on e.g. how many stops, changing over. We travelled about 45mins until he finally announced...More

8  Thank MandyT_2618
Reviewed 15 May 2018
Good tour

That was about 12 hrs trip. From Dreams Punta Cana resort to Santo Domingo was about 3 hrs driving. The tour guide Sandro was great. If you like architecture and historical places, than this trip is for you. Spent 50 min in a gift store,...More

Thank Tala T
Reviewed 29 April 2018
Day trip from hell

The bus picked us up from the resort at 7 am and we were still on the bus at 12pm going around and around with no understanding of the interpreter We got out for lunch and joined another 3 bus loads of people for lunch...More

4  Thank angela302018
Reviewed 26 April 2018
An excellent opportunity to learn about Dominican Republic History.

It was very surprising to have a Professor of History as our guide in this excursion. He was very acknowledge and answered all our questions in English and Spanish. We learned a lot and enjoyed this trip to the most ancient city in America.

4  Thank Jose Q
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