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Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour
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Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour

By Vacation On RD
from
C$90.31
per adult
from
C$90.31
per adult

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Ages 0-120, max of 150 per group
Duration:10h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Santo Domingo Excursion
What's not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pickup and drop off in Punta Cana/Cap Cana/Bavaro/La Romana and Uvero Alto
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 125717P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour?
How much is Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour?
Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour price starts from C$89.10. Discover and book Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour cancellation policy?
Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour?
Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour is hosted by Vacation On RD. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Vacation On RD on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 125717P5

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Punta Cana
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Santo Domingo Excursion
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Santo Domingo is a magical city, full of history, culture and amazing landscapes. Walk through the oldest capital of the “New” World; Santo Domingo is the first city founded in America. This sightseeing tour shows you a city full of history and culture. A great activity for the whole family. At the beginning of the day we will pick you up at your hotel, on the way to Santo Domingo you will have a tour guide who will explain incredible details about the history of the Dominican Republic. Upon arrival in Santo Domingo you will visit the incredible cenotes of the Los Tres Ojos National Park, you will also make a beautiful tour of the most important monuments: the 1st Cathedral in America, the Palacio de Colón and the National Pantheon, you will also be on a romantic street, the first in America, "The Ladies". Enjoy a picturesque panoramic view of the famous colonial street and residential areas, Avenida Malecón and the gigantic Faro de Colón.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

2sweet2lose
2sweet2lose
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A day well spent.
This was really beautiful and fun. The hosts were great. One of the staff even dived in when a girl dropped her pho
vollgas
vollgas
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Spending 8 hours on buses and 2 hours on the island
This is a 13 hour trip. Pick-up is between 7 and 8 am, depending on yor location. You will then spend between 2 and
Teodor G
Teodor G
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The driver didn’t show up
The driver didn t show up . There was multiple buses but every driver said that they are not colaborate with TripAd
Krzychotnik
Krzychotnik
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Very poor contact
Very poor contact with the tour organizer. I have bought the trip and when I have asked that is it possible to pick
OtiliaToma
OtiliaToma
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The trip did not take place
The trip did not take place, we weren’t picked-up from the hotel. We were not notified, we just stood there waiting
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G8144IJtimg
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tour company could do better
Interesting and pretty scenery; fun to explore a different place. Water temperature is perfect. We drove a rental
Radoslaw R
Radoslaw R
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Great start of paradise vacation!
Everything was great. From contact via WhatsApp before the trip, pick-up from Airport with a lovely name sign to th
Nashleigh1975
Nashleigh1975
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Sonar island tour
You are picked up around 7.45am and won’t return till around 6.30pm as they stop at shops to try to sell you there
TrueblueLT
TrueblueLT
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An overall good experience. I was able to create lasting memories.
Overall, I enjoyed the speedboat ride to our destination and the lunch that was provided. The bus ride was rather u
NorthStar07565198828
NorthStar07565198828
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Saona Paradise - Tour Company terrible
Quite simply Saona is bliss, and you must find a way to see this stunning island. It’s five stars. The water is cry
kenSF84
kenSF84
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Don’t waste your money
This is a third party booking company it does not represent the buggy companies. Depending on your luck you may get
B2515XYdeborahr
B2515XYdeborahr
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Crystal clear water
Snorkeling in crystal clear water, looking at beautiful tropical colourful fish was a real delight. Water was calm
KAWKBWARW3
KAWKBWARW3
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Definitely worth it
Longer excursion than expected, was gone for over 12 hours. Eat breakfast before you leave & pack water & snacks! P
mamdamandabear
mamdamandabear
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Save your time and money!
Worst excursion ever! And my family travels every year and have a lot of experience with excursions. The trip there
makenslow
makenslow
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Saona Island
Great day! If you are considering booking an excursion to Saona Island do it! It was absolutely beautiful!
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Francisco José A
Caribbean2 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Couples
The punctuality and kindness of the guides. The guide who was in the car was able to clarify all the questions we asked him. The car was also very comfortable and when the passengers needed something the driver was willing to meet their requests.
Written December 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
VacationOnRD
We are glad that our activity was to your liking and we hope to continue improving every day, to provide you with the best service. We wish you more great days.
Written January 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ksusha
New York City, NY198 contributions
Feb. 2021 • Solo
Offered pick up and drop off to hotel which is nice. Small comfortable bus and short ride to santo domingo. We had a great guide Miguel he was very helpful, kind and professional and showed us 3 eyes lake cathedral and other spots in the city. I would recommend! A++
Written February 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
VacationOnRD
We are glad that our activity was to your liking and we hope to continue improving every day, to provide you with the best service. We wish you more great days.
Written March 9, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

anameche1964@gmail.com
Stirling, NJ33 contributions
Feb. 2020
nice driver, the knowledge of our tour guide was very impressive and she was also very nice, the museum was great and the tour guide there was also very professional and very clear with his presentation, I liked the walking tour. We stoped at a souvenir store, right across the street is an ice cream place, OMG I suggest you to try it!!! The Cathedral is beautiful. I recommend to take this tour
Written March 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We are delighted to have participated in your Holidays and we thank you for your good wishes! We hope to see you again soon and continue to provide excellent service. The Vacation On RD Team thanks you for choosing us and we wish you more excellent days.
Written March 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Josh M
New York City, NY28 contributions
Shortly after 7am, a large red bus pulled up in front of our hotel and we got on board. The bus was packed, but we were happy to discover two seats together close to the back.

After a five minute drive, we pulled into a parking lot. A man with a clipboard boarded the bus and shouted out my name. He directed us to get off the bus and board a small van. We got on the van and I asked the driver why there was no one else on board. He must not have understood English because he ignored my question.

Another short drive, and we parked in a lot with many buses around. The door of our van was opened and two men asked us for our tickets. Once we showed them our tickets they told us to get on a bus. We must not have been moving fast enough for them because they forcibly pulled us out of the van despite our objections. It was the rudest thing I have ever experienced on a tour.

The bus we boarded had only two seats left and they were not together. The air conditioning was barely on, and the temperature was warm and uncomfortable. English speakers were in a minority and the guide did little to cater to us. He would go through lengthy explanations in Spanish and then say a few words in English that were hard to understand as an after-thought.

I would say that the descriptions for the activities were accurate. Lunch was fine. After visiting the Cathedral, our guide put little stickers on each of us. I assumed they were to show proof of payment for some activity or monument we were about to enjoy. Instead, the next few "sites" we visited were expensive retailers. The guide took the time to tell us in English that the merchandise was exceptional quality. I realized the stickers indicated which tour we belonged to so that the operator could get a cut of any purchases we made.

Our trip back was long and uncomfortable.

If you choose this tour, I hope you have better luck.
Written August 20, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Matus B
Berlin, Germany9 contributions
Nov. 2020 • Solo
A fantastic tour. I did two tours in two days with this tour company, one to Saona island, other to Santo Domingo. Both tours were excellent, totally different places, but both equally interesting to visit. The transportation was safe and comfortable, and our guides really made the trips special. They were informative, and a lot of fun to hang out with. I had a really great time both days, and will gladly book with the same company once I return to the country.
Written November 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
VacationOnRD
We are glad that our activity was to your liking and we hope to continue improving every day, to provide you with the best service. We wish you more great days.
Written November 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rissare
10 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Mike was a great tour guide, he was friendly and explained every stop in detail, he was even kind enough to take me to a local store to get a Gatorade after feeling dehydrated. Lunch was good, I hate I was hungrier so I could eat more. I would recommend this excursion to anyone.
Written June 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We are delighted to have participated in your Holidays and we thank you for your good wishes! We hope to see you soon again and continue to provide excellent service. The Vacation On RD Team thanks you for choosing us and we wish you more excellent days!
Written June 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Court
2 contributions
Dec. 2019
Our driver was incredible and we ended up getting a private tour for no extra charge which was nice, however I suspect it was because we were the only ones who had booked the tour that day. Our guide's english was not clear and we did not understand most of what he was saying, he also did not communicate much with us in general. The city is nice, but we would have liked to see and learn more. Overall it was a nice experience, mostly because of our wonderful driver.
Written December 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We want to thank you for your opinion, we gave you a private service because we like to do our best for our clients, we understand that not everyone is grateful. We will do our best to continue improving the details in English. We wish you the best times, and we hope to see you again in this wonderful country.
Written January 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alicia C
4 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Couples
My boyfriend and I booked this tour in hopes of seeing and learning about the colonial history of Santo Domingo. We both only speak English and our tour guide mostly spoke in Spanish, only communicating the bare minimum in English and rushing through it so quickly we barely understood what he was saying. We spent more time at tourist shops that the company obviously gets kickback from than actually sight seeing which was a huge waste of time. We sat outside one shop for 30 minutes just waiting to go. When we visited the house of Christopher Colombus we were given audio tapes to learn about different rooms while the guide explained everything in Spanish to everyone else. That was fine except that it took us a bit longer than everyone else to get through the house and the guide took the whole group away and left us behind before we were done without even checking to see if we were coming with them. I don't recommend this tour if you only speak English, be prepared to be ignored and left behind.
Written December 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your comments, we will make every effort to improve all the details in English, so that next time it will be much more pleasant. We wish you the best times and hope to see you again in this wonderful country.
Written January 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hiba A
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
It was such a nice experience! Everything was well organized. I loved it
The guide spoke very good English and we learned a lot about the history of DR.
Written May 9, 2022
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Mmccray718
2 contributions
Experience wasn’t the best. From the driver to the tour guide they just displayed unprofessional which was disappointing.
Written July 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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