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Guided Santo Domingo Sightseeing & Old Town Tour with Lunch

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Highlights

  • Discover heritage sites dating back to the 15th century

  • Admire the Gothic splendour of Santa Maria Cathedral

  • Enjoy an expert guided tour through Old Town Santo Domingo

  • Glance at the Presidential Palace & Columbus Lighthouse

  • Tour of the Columbus family’s Alcazar de Colon

Highlights

  • Discover heritage sites dating back to the 15th century

  • Admire the Gothic splendour of Santa Maria Cathedral

  • Enjoy an expert guided tour through Old Town Santo Domingo

  • Glance at the Presidential Palace & Columbus Lighthouse

  • Tour of the Columbus family’s Alcazar de Colon

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Guided Santo Domingo Sightseeing & Old Town Tour with Lunch

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Santo Domingo

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Punta Cana

  • Hotel Pickup

    Bavaro 23000

  • Hotel Pickup

    Punta Cana 23000

  • Hotel Pickup

    Punta Cana 23000

  • Hotel Pickup

    Bayahibe

  • Hotel Pickup

    La Romana


Description

Travel into the past with a day trip to Santo Domingo—the capital of the Dominican Republic. Admire architecture from the 16th century in the Old Town, also known as the Zona Colonial. Step into the first cathedral in the Americas, and roam among European art at the Alcázar de Colón as you discover the historic treasures of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Get picked up from your hotel and set off in the direction of Santo Domingo. The largest metropolitan hub in the Caribbean, this bustling modern city is also home to a UNESCO-listed colonial old city that offers a fascinating glimpse into the past of the Dominican Republic. See the massive Columbus Lighthouse, a cross-shaped monument to Christopher Columbus, and then head into the Zona Colonial, listening as your guide describes the important role played by this fortified city for the Spanish.

Step beyond the stone facade of the Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, the oldest cathedral in the Americas. With an informative audio-guide, explore the church's 16th-century architecture and the paintings, furniture, and sculptures in its treasury. From there, follow your guide through the Alcázar de Colón, the city's original Vice-regal residence, which is now a world-class museum. Break for lunch at a local restaurant, and then make a final stop at a nearby market to browse for souvenirs before the ride back to your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Walking guided tour in Old Town of Santo Domingo

  • Admission to the main museums & monuments

  • Lunch with one drink of choice (soft drinks, water)

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Punta Cana or Bayahibe hotel in air-conditioned bus


Exclusions

  • Service


Know Before You Book

  • Children of age 2 and younger are complimentary

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain and climb and ascend steps

  • Not suitable for expecting mothers and people with reduced mobility

  • The activity start time excludes pick-up times. Please contact your Local Expert Concierge for the exact pick-up time

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most hotels in Punta Cana, Bayahibe or La Romana area.


Guided Santo Domingo Sightseeing & Old Town Tour with Lunch ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

3.3 out of 5

1/5 27 Jul 2019

Trip was long, on the Expedia site, it said they would pick us up at 8 AM which was a Lie, we were picked up at 6:15 AM and did not return to our hotel until 8:15 PM. Tour guide Johnny took us to 5 different tourist trap location to buy Souvenirs instead of giving us a tour of Santo Domingo. I do not recommend this tour