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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
From US$85.00
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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
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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 (94)
1 - 5 of 52 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Very long day

The excursion was just ok. Too much time was spent at shops especially at the very end. We had 40 minutes at a market which was a waste of time for me. After a long day, was just ready to head back. We were gone...More

Thank mandy35679
Reviewed November 12, 2018
Not what I expected

We took this tour because I really wanted to see historic Santo Domingo. It started off badly from the start. We were told to meet the bus in front of the BAM Market at 7:20 AM. Not wanting to be late we were there at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank ChrisLW
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile
Mediocre at best

We took this tour as we like to see some culture while we visit other countries. We knew going in that it was a very long tour but it could have been better if the tour guide would have kept a tighter schedule. He also...More

2  Thank Roam829445
Reviewed October 15, 2018
Great Experience

The day of the tour, it was raining and the tour guides accommodated us accordingly. Our guide was fluent in both English and Spanish and was very knowledgeable. Loved the tour, would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank C D
Reviewed October 13, 2018 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

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