The Dominican Republic boasts not only precious beaches but also impressive historical heritage. Take a chance and visit its magical, historical capital – Santo Domingo. Just imagine that it was the first city in America and the New World, founded back then in 1507. Moreover, the first Cathedral of America and the first Archbishop were established here. In general, Santo Domingo is a pioneer in many things. It features the first fortress, cathedral, and hospital in America. We offer you a unique opportunity to go on a private excursion designed just for you to the capital from any Bavaro/Punta Cana location and see the city’s most famous attractions: Columbus Lighthouse, Columbus square, Presidential Palace, historical streets of the Colonial City recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO, and many more interesting sights.
Departure from the pick-up point
The tour includes pick-up and drop-off from any hotel of Bavaro/Punta Cana and transportation in a modern bus with an expert driver and a professional guide.
On the way to the capital, the guide will give you some information regarding the island and the Dominican culture, history, food, music and much more. You will enjoy typical Dominican Merengue music, as well as other Latin hits. Crossing La Romana, the guide will show you where Casa de Campo is located - a huge residential complex where Julio Iglesias, Samy Sosa and other celebrities have their property. Moreover, you will observe the port of La Romana and sugar cane plantations and rivers (Chavon River, Soco River and others).
In La Romana, you will enjoy a 20 minutes stop at Gina Bambu gift shop, where you can use bathrooms and purchase some souvenir.
Los Tres Ojos Cave
Enjoy Los Tres Ojos (Three Eyes) - a natural park with three water caves and beautiful rocks. In one of those caves, Jurassic park episodes were shot. The site is currently one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. You will enjoy exploring the caves and, before continuing our trip, you can use bathroom facilities and a cafeteria to buy a drink.
Unique Historical Experience
Once in Santo Domingo, explore the most popular city attractions, such as Columbus' Lighthouse, the First Cathedral of America, the Columbus square, National Palace, and other touristic sites. You will be impressed by Columbus' Lighthouse - a beautiful monument created in 1990 in memory of the end of 500 years of colonization of America, as well as by the National Palace,which is a copy of the United States Capitol. You will cross right in front of the china town in Santo Domingo too. At the cathedral, you will see the monument of Christopher Columbus and learn about the cathedral history.
We offer 2 different lunch options for you . You can decide to have traditional Dominican food or a regular buffet lunch just like in your hotel. Attention: Drinks are not included and can be bought.
Strolling along the main street of the Colonial City, you will be invited to the Larimar factory and gift shop which offers jewelry and souvenirs made of this unique stone found exclusively in the Dominican Republic. Besides, you will visit the Virreinal Palace or Alcazar of Columbus, where the guide will explain to you all about the history of this place and its different rooms.
Sunday, Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Approximate pick-up time: 7 a.m.
Duration – 10-12 hours (depending on traffic)
What to bring: sunglasses, sun protection cream, photo camera, comfortable shoes, for women: headdress and clothing that covers arms and knees to visit the First Cathedral of America, extra money for shopping, good mood.
What’s included in Santo Domingo City Tour?
+ Comfortable transportation in an AC bus
+ Professional guide
+ Entrance to Los Tres Ojos Park, Visit to the Colonial City, Entrance to the Alcazar of Columbus, Entrance to the Cathedral, Entrance to the Lighthouse of Columbus
+ Delicious buffet lunch or traditional Dominican lunch
- Unique Historical Experience
- Los Tres Ojos (The Three Eyes) – is one of the most famous tourist attractions of the country
- The trip leaves great impression and memories
- It’s a long trip
- Traffic jams may make the trip a bit longer than expected
- There may be many people on this excursion and around tourist attractions
Book your unique Santo Domingo City Tour now!
Santo Domingo City Tour
Get a unique historical experience during this excursion to Santo Domingo! Visit the Colonial City, the Cathedral, Presidential Palace, Los Tres Ojos Cave, and many more places. Santo Domingo City Tour includes a delicious lunch, AC transportation, and a professional guide.