Day trip

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour

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67 reviews

Activity provider: Caribbean Sun Tours...
Day trip

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour

Activity provider: Caribbean Sun Tours...
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From US$ 81.79 per person

Likely to sell out

Visit the oldest city in the Americas on this sightseeing day trip from Punta Cana. This is a great choice for first-time visitors and history buffs.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
· Driver will have your full name and room number · Ask for the meeting point at reception


  • Visit the spectacular Diego Colon’s Palace
  • See the National Pantheon
  • Admire the Holy Cathedral Primada - the first church in the New World
Full description

During this tour, you will visit key sites, including: the caves at Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, the walled Colonial Zone, and the National Presidential Palace. Travel between the attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach. A traditional Dominican lunch is also included. 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. 

Visit some of the most spectacular places in this rich colonial city, including Diego Colon’s Palace, the Holy Cathedral Primada, the Fortaleza, and the National Pantheon. Walk and take pictures in the Colonial Zone, starting at the Columbus Palace. Completed in 1514, this was the home of Christopher Columbus's son, Don Diego. From the Palace, the tour will go through the historic Plaza de Espana and on to Calle Las Damas (the first paved street in the New World).

Keep walking to the National Pantheon where heroes were laid to rest. The colonial tour will culminate at the First Cathedral of the New World.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Professional guide
  • Admission ticket
  • Buffet lunch (typical Dominican fare)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  Not recommended for participants with back problems
  •  Not recommended for pregnant women
  •  Not recommended for children aged 5 and under
  •  Please note that after being picked up at your hotel, the supplier will wait for other customers at a gas station
Customer reviews

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3.9 /5

based on 67 reviews

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El guía, una persona muy capacitada, hablaba en 4 idiomas, a todos nos informó sobre el destino durante toda la excursión sin importar del país que venimos. El almuerzo fue delicioso y pudimos disfrutar de un show de baile típico dominicano. El transporte muy cómodo con aire acondicionado.

March 30, 2023

Molto bello il tour e castillo è stato una guida eccellente, ma siamo quasi stati lasciati a piedi per una incomprensione sul punto di pick up e l operatore non è stato molto disponibile nel rispondere...attenzione a questo. Per il resto tutto bellissimo.

March 30, 2023

Activité très interessante si vous voulez connaitre l'histoire du pays. Pour les achats je vous conseilles de payer en liquide. J'ai eu une mauvaise expérience dans l'un des sites touristiques (les grotte Los Tres Ojos). J'ai voulu acheter quelque petits souvenirs, le vendeur a gonflé les prix (en me disant le total en pesos) quand j'ai demandé la conversation en $, cela valait 172$ (Pour 3 colliers et deux mini statuts). J'ai refusé disant que je ne pensais pas que ça allait faire plus de 30$. Le vendeur m'a dit Ok je vous fais cela pour 30$, j'ai donc payé en carte en pesos (en voyant mon relevé bancaire j'en avais pour 128euros). Un conseil, soyez ferme mais pas dure. Ils ne vivent que grâce aux pourboires et la vente de ces produits. Mais soyez vigilant et faites le calcule vous même. Avant d'arriver sur place le guide vous indique le prix du pesos, faîte un produit en croix si vous n'avez pas internet. 1 euros = 64 pesos

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March 30, 2023

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