Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

Highlights

  • Travel between Santo Domingo’s highlights with ease

  • A great choice for first-time visitors with limited time

  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from your hotel in Punta Cana

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
11 hours
Group Size
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Why take this tour?

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’s included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Professional art historian guide

  • Headsets in some of the monuments with language selection

  • Enter to the monuments all inclusive, audio guide

  • Buffet lunch at Atarazana Restaurat, typical dominican food, vegetarian option available

  • Entry/Admission - Alcázar de Colón

  • Entry/Admission - The 3 Eyes National Park

  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 11h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

All our vehicles are sanitized before and after each service. We provide hand sanitizer for all passengers. We also sanitize the interior of the vehicles before each service.

Cancellation Policy

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

About operator:

Arrival and departure Private transfers from Punta Cana (PUJ), La Romana (LRM) and Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ) to any destination in the Dominican Republic.

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