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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

Highlights
  • 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
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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
US$85.00
Overview
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.
Reviews (82)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Long trip but very interesting

We went from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo 2 weeks ago. One way it’s take 3hrs driving. Our Trip was very good. We could visit so many places and hear interesting history about Santo Domingo. Our tourist guide was very friendly. I highly recommend everyone...More

Thank Resort691321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great history, terrible transportation!

We stayed in Bayihibe, so a van picked us up and we met up with the tour in La Romana at a small market. Then we boarded a cramped bus, NOT a tour bus. Most uncomfortable ride ever. I am 5'4" and 12 lbs, so...More

1  Thank Bluwild B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Good Time in Santo Domingo

I really enjoyed the bilingual presentation, the drive through the city. The buffet lunch with the bachata dancing was great. The church visit was too long. The palace tour was interesting.

3  Thank Patricia O
Reviewed September 6, 2018
Very Informative, but long day

Pros: Learned so much on this trip and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Got to see a lot of history that we wouldn't have known to look for. It started to rain pretty hard as we got into the city, but our guide and...More

7  Thank Culture796869
Reviewed July 22, 2018
Historical tour was OK but the guide and the shopping were a big disappointment

Like many other people who have written reviews about this trip, we were also picked up by a van at 7am and driven around Bavaro/Punta Cana area for a long time before being switched to a bigger van, so the trip to Santo Domingo seemed...More

3  Thank MonteTamaro
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jeanmariesnedden
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Mini H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I would say it’s apart of the tour.
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