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Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Buffet Lunch & Drinks

Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Buffet Lunch & Drinks

Climb aboard and feel the breeze as you cross the Caribbean Sea by speedboat on this full-day island excursion. Travel to the beautiful island of Saona and go for a swim in a natural pool and sandbank in the middle of the sea. Start your tour at the Cotubanamá National Park. Head to Palmilla, a natural swimming pool, and enjoy drinks as you frolic in the turquoise waters. Interact with starfish and other marine life.  Afterward, head to the island beach club for three hours of free time: laze on the beach, go swimming, or play beach volleyball. Enjoy a buffet lunch before continuing with a catamaran cruise on the calm waters.

Historic Tour in the colonial city of Santo Domingo

Historic Tour in the colonial city of Santo Domingo

Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical wealth of Santo Domingo through this tour of the colonial zone, where your guide will take you to carefully explore the most prominent monuments. In this experience, we will take the necessary time to analyze each emblematic point of the colonial city of Santo Domingo. We will begin our journey in Colón Park, the epicenter of the colonial city that serves as a central recreation space. Here, you will find a notable concentration of monuments, such as the Primada Cathedral of America, the First City Council of Santo Domingo, the picturesque street El Conde and various restaurants and stores. In the heart of this park a statue of Christopher Columbus is erected, created in 1887 by the French sculptor Ernesto Gilbert. The Primada Cathedral of America, consecrated to Santa María de la Encarnación, is a minor basilica located in the colonial city. Officially known as the Holy Church Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica of Our Lady Santa María de la Encarnación or Annunción, is located near the Colón Park, highlighting for its imposing architecture. We will continue our trip to the National Pantheon, a mausoleum that preserves the remains of prominent figures in the history of the Dominican Republic. With about 36 empty spaces destined to house the remains of future national heroes, the National Pantheon also includes a space in honor of the unknown soldier. The Royal Houses Museum, previously known as Royal Palaces, occupies two palaces of the 16th century built by order of the Crown of Castile. This museum provides a window to the history of the General Captaincy and the Province during that time. Our journey culminates in the Alcázar de Colón, erected between 1511 and 1514, inspired by the design of a castle in Mancera de Abajo, Salamanca (Spain). This historic building is a tangible testimony of the architecture of the colonial era in Santo Domingo.

From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Join a full-day experience leaving from Bávaro and Bayahibe through the new Autovía del Este. Walk in the cobblestoned historic core of Santo Domingo and visit the cathedral. Observe iconic spots like the Alcázar de Colón Palace, National Pantheon, and Los Tres Ojos. After arriving in Santo Domingo, head to your first stop, the open-air limestone cave and lakes of Los Tres Ojos. Continue the tour until you reach the Colón Lighthouse. Listen to its history and take photos of the view around you. Stroll around the coffee-lined Plaza de España and Colonial Zone. See the Alcázar de Colón palace, now one of the city’s many museums, displaying medieval and Renaissance art. Learn about the past and present of the oldest city in the Americas. Stop for a buffet lunch in a restaurant in the Colonial Zone. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas. Move on to the first street, Calle de Las Damas, and other colonial monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. Take in a panoramic view of the modern city, residential areas, and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy free time to take a walk around El Conde where you can see old buildings or go shopping.

Zona Colonial Hictorical Tour

Zona Colonial Hictorical Tour

The tour begins at Las Ruinas de San Francisco, on a historical and architectural journey that begins in 1492 with the arrival of the Spanish to the American continent, and ends in front of the Puerta del Conde, next to the statue of Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó, in the historical context of the April Revolution of 1965. We will take a tour of each important part of the history of the first city in America. The architecture, the invasions, the devastations, the independence and the cultural, social and political growth of the island. The tour lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. Includes a snack and a souvenir. At the end of the tour, we will visit the Kiskeyana by Mercy bar, where you will receive a snack of local food and a souvenir. If you wish, you can stay to drink local drinks and listen to music.

Historical Walk, Discover the Colonial Zone

Historical Walk, Discover the Colonial Zone

Delve into the cultural and historical wealth of Santo Domingo with this tour of the colonial zone. Accompany your guide as you explore the most notable monuments of the colonial city. In this experience we will thoroughly explore each emblematic point of the tourist area of Santo Domingo, providing detailed information and taking the time necessary to do so. On our tour you will visit the following places: Colon Park: We will begin our tour at Parque Colón, which is the epicenter of the colonial city and serves as a central recreation space. Here you will find a rich concentration of notable monuments, such as the Primate Cathedral of America, the First City Hall of Santo Domingo, the picturesque El Conde Street, famous restaurants, shops and many other attractions. At the heart of this park is a statue of Christopher Columbus, erected in 1887 by the talented French sculptor Ernesto Gilbert. Primate Cathedral of America: This Cathedral and Minor Basilica, located in the colonial city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is consecrated to Saint Mary of the Incarnation, also known as the Annunciation. Officially, it is named after Holy Metropolitan Basilica Cathedral Church of Our Lady Saint Mary of the Incarnation or Annunciation. It is located at the intersection of Arzobispo Meriño and Isabela la Católica streets, near Parque Colón, with its main entrance facing west, in front of Arzobispo Meriño street, near the corner with Arzobispo Nouel. National Pantheon: The National Pantheon is a place dedicated to being a mausoleum where the mortal remains of prominent figures in the history of the Dominican Republic are preserved. This enclosure has about 36 empty spaces intended to house the remains of future national heroes. In addition, it includes a space without a specific plaque in honor of the unknown soldier. Museum of Royal Houses: The Museum of the Royal Houses, previously known as the Royal Palaces during the time of Captaincy General and Province, is based on two palaces dating from the 16th century. It was built by order of the Crown of Castile, under the reign of Ferdinand II of Aragon. Alcazar de Colon: The Alcázar of Colón was erected between 1511 and 1514, taking as inspiration the design of a previously existing castle in Mancera de Abajo, Salamanca (Spain), of which there are still remains in ruins. Duarte Museum: The Duarte Museum is a space dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the history and legacy of Juan Pablo Duarte, considered one of the founding fathers of the Dominican nation and leader in the fight for the country's independence.

Excursion: Colonial City, Colón Lighthouse and 3 Eyes Park

Excursion: Colonial City, Colón Lighthouse and 3 Eyes Park

In this experience, we will thoroughly travel every emblematic point of the tourist area of Santo Domingo, providing detailed information and taking the necessary time to do so. PARADE IN PARK COLON: We will begin our journey in Colón Park, which is the epicenter of the colonial city and serves as a central recreation space. Here, you will find a rich concentration of notable monuments, such as the Primada Cathedral of America, the First City Council of Santo Domingo, the picturesque street El Conde, famous restaurants, shops and many other attractions. In the heart of this park, a statue of Christopher Columbus stands, erected in 1887 by the talented French sculptor Ernesto Gilbert. Parade in Cathedral Primada de América: This Cathedral and Minor Basilica, located in the colonial city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is consecrated to Santa María de la Encarnación, also known as the Annunciation. Officially, it is named after Santa Church Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica of Our Lady Santa María de la Encarnación or Annunciation. It is located at the intersection of Archbishop streets Meriño and Isabela la Católica, near the Colón Park, with its main entrance oriented west, in front of Archbishop street Meriño, near the corner with Archbishop Nouel. Parada in Panteon Nacional: The National Pantheon is a place dedicated to being a mausoleum where the mortal remains of prominent figures in the history of the Dominican Republic are preserved. This enclosure has about 36 empty spaces allocated to house the remains of future national heroes. In addition, it includes a space without specific plate in honor of the unknown soldier. Stop in Museum of the Royal Houses: The Museum of Royal Houses, previously known as Royal Palaces at the time of the General Captaincy and the Province, is based in two palaces dating from the 16th century. It was built by order of the Crown of Castile, under the reign of Fernando II of Aragon. Stop in Alcazar de Colon: The Alcázar de Colón was erected between 1511 and 1514, taking as inspiration the design of a previously existing castle in Mancera de Abajo, Salamanca (Spain), of which there are still ruins in ruins. Stop in lighthouse to colon: This monument is cross -shaped, which symbolizes the Christianization of the Americas, and has approximate dimensions of 800 meters long by 36.5 meters high. It has been affirmed that in this place are the remains of Admiral Christopher Columbus, although genetic analysis has shown that this statement is incorrect, since the remains of Columbus are in the Cathedral of Seville. Stop in Los Tres Eyes National Park: This National Park houses one of the rather saved natural secrets of the city, which includes four different lakes: Lake sulfur, the fridge, the ladies and the salaramagullones.

Santo Domingo: Historical Tour in the Colonial City

Santo Domingo: Historical Tour in the Colonial City

Enter yourself in the cultural and historical wealth of Santo Domingo with this tour in the colonial zone. Accompany your guide while exploring the most prominent and historical monuments of the colonial city, an area that has been recognized and preserved as a World Heritage by UNESCO. In this experience, we will thoroughly travel every emblematic point of the tourist area of Santo Domingo, providing detailed information and taking the necessary time to do so. We will be attentive to every small detail and provide guidance with the highest standards of professionalism and human quality that distinguish us. Our goal is to present our history and values to the world, offering an exceptional service for our clients to feel special to all Dominicans. We want your experience to be unforgettable in each of your excursions.

Caminos Históricos, Recorridos por la Zona Colonial

Caminos Históricos, Recorridos por la Zona Colonial

Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical wealth of Santo Domingo through this tour of the colonial zone, where your guide will take you to carefully explore the most prominent monuments. In this experience, we will take the necessary time to analyze each emblematic point of the colonial city of Santo Domingo. We will begin our journey in Colón Park, the epicenter of the colonial city that serves as a central recreation space. Here, you will find a notable concentration of monuments, such as the Primada Cathedral of America, the First City Council of Santo Domingo, the picturesque street El Conde and various restaurants and stores. In the heart of this park a statue of Christopher Columbus is erected, created in 1887 by the French sculptor Ernesto Gilbert. The Primada Cathedral of America, consecrated to Santa María de la Encarnación, is a minor basilica located in the colonial city. Officially known as the Holy Church Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica of Our Lady Santa María de la Encarnación or Annunción, is located near the Colón Park, highlighting for its imposing architecture. We will continue our trip to the National Pantheon, a mausoleum that preserves the remains of prominent figures in the history of the Dominican Republic. With about 36 empty spaces destined to house the remains of future national heroes, the National Pantheon also includes a space in honor of the unknown soldier. The Royal Houses Museum, previously known as Royal Palaces, occupies two palaces of the 16th century built by order of the Crown of Castile. This museum provides a window to the history of the General Captaincy and the Province during that time. Our journey culminates in the Alcázar de Colón, erected between 1511 and 1514, inspired by the design of a castle in Mancera de Abajo, Salamanca (Spain). This historic building is a tangible testimony of the architecture of the colonial era in Santo Domingo.

Punta Cana: City Tour Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip

Punta Cana: City Tour Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip

See the heritage of one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean and follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus on this excursion to Santo Domingo. Itinerary Between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in Punta Cana and we will set off to Santo Domingo. First, we will visit the Los Tres Ojos cave to see the four lakes that are inside: El Azufre, La Nevera, Las Damas and Zaramagullones. Next, we will stop at the Colón lighthouse, a place where the remains of the navigator are said to be found. Afterwards, we will make a brief stop at the Presidential Palace, a large-scale neoclassical architectural complex. Next, we will enter the historic center of the city to see the Primada de América cathedral, the oldest on the continent, and the Plaza de España, where the Alcázar de Colón, former residence of the admiral, rises. We will have the opportunity to explore the Colonial Zone and learn the most curious facts of the past. You will not stop taking photos! We will visit an amber workshop to see the process the resin goes through until it becomes a conifer fossil. In addition, we will also see the semi-precious stone Larimar, a specific variety from the Dominican Republic. After the visit, you will have one hour of free time to buy souvenirs. Finally, we will taste a buffet lunch in which there will be no shortage of rice, meat stews and beans. With renewed energy we will return to your hotel, where the arrival is scheduled between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pickup The tour includes pickup from hotels in Bávaro, Punta Cana, Cap Cana, Úvero Alto,

descubre la primera ciudad de America

descubre la primera ciudad de America

¡Excelente elección para un recorrido histórico y cultural! Acompáñame en este viaje por la Zona Colonial de Santo Domingo, donde cada paso revela una página del pasado. Parque Colón : Iniciamos en el vibrante Parque Colón, corazón de la Ciudad Colonial. Aquí, la historia cobra vida ante tus ojos. La imponente Catedral Primada de América, el Ayuntamiento histórico y la emblemática Calle El Conde nos rodean. Observa la estatua de Cristóbal Colón, mientras te cuento sobre su importancia y el talento de Ernesto Gilbert, su creador. Catedral Primada de América : Nuestro siguiente destino es la majestuosa Catedral, dedicada a Santa María de la Encarnación. Esta obra arquitectónica es un tesoro de arte y fe, y te mostraré sus rincones más significativos, explicándote su historia y su relevancia en la espiritualidad dominicana. Panteón Nacional : Continuamos hacia el Panteón Nacional, un santuario de la memoria nacional. Aquí descansan los restos de destacadas personalidades dominicanas. Te hablaré sobre su arquitectura y los héroes que honran, así como del simbólico espacio dedicado al soldado desconocido. Museo de las Casas Reales : Nuestra travesía nos lleva luego al Museo de las Casas Reales. Este edificio histórico, que fue centro de poder en la época colonial, ahora alberga tesoros que cuentan la historia de la dominación española en el Nuevo Mundo. Exploraremos sus salas, cada una con su propia historia. Alcázar de Colón : Finalizamos en el Alcázar de Colón, una joya arquitectónica que evoca la vida de la familia Colón y la época colonial. Te contaré sobre su construcción, inspirada en un castillo español, y las historias que sus muros han presenciado a lo largo de los siglos. Cada paso de este recorrido está diseñado para sumergirte en la rica historia y cultura de Santo Domingo. ¡Prepárate para una experiencia inolvidable en la Zona Colonial!

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The walking tour was great. Was just our party (4 adults, 1 toddler), and we did the tour starting at 5pm, which was a good time of day. The sights and history were really enjoyable, and we loved our guide Fernando. Would recommend!

The tour was really nice and informative, we learnd a lot and our guide Fernando was amazing! Highly recommend

This tour has been wonderful, our guide was very empathetic and fully knew the history of the Island

Very detailed and interesting. Mercy knows so much and is a great storyteller.

Gregory was a great guide, very friendly and knowledgeable.