Day trip

Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo Tour

4.2 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Go Excursions
Day trip

Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo Tour

Activity provider: Go Excursions

From US$ 89 per person

Explore the most dynamic metropolis in the Caribbean on a full-day tour from Punta Cana. Discover the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. Visit the Christopher Columbus Lighthouse and The Cinema 4D.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick up from all hotels in Punta Cana, Cap Cana, Bavaro, and Uvero Alto.


  • Wander through the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo with an official guide
  • Visit the emblematic Alcazar de Colon, the National Pantheon, and the first cathedral built in the Americas
  • Marvel at the historic Columbus Lighthouse
  • Enjoy an included typical lunch and convenient pickup and drop-off at your hotel
  • Visit the Colonial Gate Cinema 4D
Full description

Discover the oldest permanent city established by Europeans in the Western Hemisphere, Santo Domingo. ‘La Capital,’ as it’s typically called, is a collage of cultures and neighborhoods with the Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at its heart. On this day trip, explore the city with a local guide. Next, head to Santo Domingo and its Colonial Zone for your guided tour of the city. Walk along iconic and unique streets such as Las Damas, El Conde, Arzobispo Meriño, Isabel La Católica, and more. Enjoy included entry to emblematic monuments such as Colonial Gate Cinema 4D, the National Pantheon; the only known residence of a member of Christopher Columbus' family, Alcazar de Colon; and the oldest cathedral in the Americas, Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor.

At 1 PM, savor a delicious Dominican buffet at one of the most famous restaurants in town, El Museo del Ron. At 2:15 PM, enjoy 45 minutes of free time to explore the Colonial Zone at your own pace. At 3 PM, visit the famous Malecón boulevard, then the Faro a Colón lighthouse, a memorial to Christopher Columbus. Begin your journey back to Punta Cana between 4 PM-4:15 PM and finish the tour with drop-off at your hotel.

  • Official guide in your chosen language
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Punta Cana area
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Guided walking tour of the Colonial Zone
  • Water bottle during the walk
  • Entrance to Alcazar de Colon
  • Entrance to Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor
  • Entrance to The Colonial Gate Cinema 4D
  • Entrance to the National Pantheon
  • Typical Dominican lunch
  • Photos of the excursion
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Video
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with mobility impairments
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 13 reviews

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Nice tour of the city

February 13, 2023

The tour guide was fluent in many languages and the information provided was very interesting. One can learn a lot. Unfortunately, we did not visit the Alcazar de Colon as described. Instead, we went to the 3 Eyes National Park. The guided tour there was done by a local, who did not speak EN, rushed us, and was inpolite. However, what dissapointed me the most was that the free time at the Santo Domingo was limited as well as the quided tour very short. Apart from that, as usual, too many products promoted within the tour (with corresponding stops)

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November 16, 2022

Bonjour, nous n’avons pas pu participer à cette activité car il y a eu un désaccord sur l’horaire au point de RDV. C’est dommage car cette visite doit être intéressante…cependant, nous avons mis 5* car la situation a été pris de suite en considération et par la compagnie Go excursion et Get Your Guide en personne où nous avons pu obtenir un remboursement intégral avec bien évidemment des recommandations que nous avons donné aux personnes qui organisent cette excursion pour éviter que cela ne se reproduise. Encore une fois, Get Your Guide est très sérieux, ce n’est pas la première fois que l’on réserve avec GYG et on n’a toujours été très satisfait ! On continuera…merci.

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October 28, 2022


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