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Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Day Trip with Tickets and Lunch

Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Day Trip with Tickets and Lunch

Santo Domingo is a magical city, full of history, culture and amazing landscapes. Explore the oldest Capital of the “New” World, Santo Domingo, the first city founded in America. This sightseeing tour shows you a city full of history and culture. A great activity for the whole family. - We will pick you up at your Hotel to start an incredible trip to Santo Domingo, during the trip you will see incredible details about the Culture of the Dominican Republic. - Upon arrival in Santo Domingo you will visit the incredible cenotes of Los Tres Ojos National Park, especially natural and magical. - You will visit the most important monuments of the City: The 1st Cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón and the National Pantheon, El Faro a Colón. - We will take a walk through the Colonial Zone, a romantic street, the first in America, “The Ladies”. Enjoying an ancient but picturesque panoramic view. It operates every day. Its approximate duration is 10 hours.

Santo Domingo: Saona Island Catamaran Tour with Lunch & Bar

Santo Domingo: Saona Island Catamaran Tour with Lunch & Bar

Embark on a full-day tour from Santo Domingo to the tropical paradise of Saona Island in the heart of the Caribbean, known for its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and impressive landscapes. Start with a drive to Bayahibe and then board a catamaran to kick off your adventure. Along the journey, take a break to immerse yourself in a natural pool with pristine waters and shallow depth, home to large starfish. Once you arrive at Saona Island, enjoy the freedom to select from various activities. Make the most of the turquoise waters, drink from an open bar, relax in the hammocks on the beach, take a walk along the shore, or take part in a lively game of volleyball. Finally, delight in a traditional Dominican lunch offering delicious options such as chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad, and fresh fruits.

Santo Domingo: Ciudad Colonial Neighborhood Guided Bike Tour

Santo Domingo: Ciudad Colonial Neighborhood Guided Bike Tour

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Santo Domingo? Join us on the most fun and authentic tour of the Colonial Zone, where history and culture come to life, all while creating lasting memories! Get ready to cover more ground and make the most of your time in this vibrant city. Our tour is designed to take you to the most beautiful and hidden corners, perfect for those Insta-worthy shots that will make your friends jealous! This tour is not just a sightseeing trip; it's an immersion into the soul of Santo Domingo. From panoramic views of the Caribbean sea, feeling the refreshing breeze on your face, to exploring the main parks, plazas, and centuries-old ruins, you'll get a taste of the city's rich history and heritage. But that's not all! We'll take you to visit charming local businesses that truly showcase the best of our culture. You'll have the opportunity to experience Santo Domingo like a local, discovering all the best places to eat, drink, dance, and shop. By the end of the tour, you'll feel like you've lived here for ages! Don't worry about age restrictions; this 7 KM tour is adapted for all ages, so everyone can join in on the fun. Just show up 15 minutes before the tour begins, and we'll take care of the rest

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.

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.

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.

Santo Domingo: Private City Tour walking

Santo Domingo: Private City Tour walking

Here is where the first Cathedral was built, where the first Bishop was sanctified, where the first Governor resided, and where the first hospital opened. The city has a lot of cultural attributes and architectural sites of interest, like nowhere else on the Hispaniola island. The walking tour starts in the historic colonial part of the city, which is a recognized Unesco World Heritage Site. The trip is perfectly suited for all those wanting to learn more about the historical origins of the New World. During the stroll, visit the first Cathedral, the first univrsity, the fortress and the Palace of Justice. Enjoy a walk on Calle Las Damas, the first cobblestone street, and see the first hospital, the first shipyard and the first viceregal palace of the American Continent. Explore some of the most important museums, squares and landmarks and take this special opportunity to take some unique pictures.

Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo de Guzmán is the capital and most populous city of the Dominican Republic and one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean. Its historic center is walled and paved, the Colonial Zone has buildings dating back to the 16th century, including the cathedral, which was the first built in the New World. Santo Domingo has a population of approximately 4,000,000 million inhabitants in 2020 and was divided into municipalities: Santo Domingo Leste, Distrito Nacional, Santo Domingo Oeste and Norte. We leave the hotel where we will take a journey of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes in super comfortable land transport until we reach the capital of the Dominican Republic, visiting: Parque Los Tres Ojos, Farol de Colón, Zona Colonial, Alcázar de Colón, National Pantheon or Pátria, Calle de la Damas, Puerta del Conde, Parque Colón, Catedral Primada de América, typical Dominican restaurant, typical shopping center, Malecón and Presidential streets or National Palace.

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!

Santo Domingo: The Best of Santo Domingo City Tour

Santo Domingo: The Best of Santo Domingo City Tour

Together with a professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. It was the Santo Domingo Tsachila people that attracted tourists from all over the world in the 1960s. What made the Tsachila people so special? What was so unique and charming about their lifestyle? What was the meaning behind the red braids? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Santo Domingo. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those visiting the city for the first time and wanting to get the most out of it! You will also get to experience the following attractions: - Fortaleza Ozama - Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación - Columbus Park - Pantheon of the Fatherland - Museum of the Royal Houses

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What people are saying about Parque Colón

Overall rating

4.3
(8 reviews)

We were picked up at the hotel and taken to the meeting point. We were told that we should stay in the minivan until the other minivan arrived because it was too hot outside. The guide, Migel, was super nice, friendly and personable. He specifically asked us how well we spoke English. He then said that he would speak slowly so that we could understand. If we had questions or suggestions, he was always there to implement them. The food tasted great. The trip is worth it, you learn a lot of information about the capital and its history.

great trip, the catamaran was fun, lots of drinks available & good amount of time on the island. lunch had a couple of veggie options available ( pasta, veggies & fried rice) which is not always the case in DR, so very happy with that. bus ride from Santo domingo is quite long given the distance, but well organised & not too many stops. overall would really recommend this trip

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!

An involved guide who was able to help us discover the history of the colonial zone and the Dominican Republic in a fun way. I recommend 100000%

Gregory was a great guide, very friendly and knowledgeable.