Enjoy a private sightseeing tour of the historical Santo Domingo. Explore the oldest city in the Americas, discover the colonial zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about the city's history from a private tour guide.
What to Expect
Spend a cultural day out, exploring the capital of Dominican Republic and the oldest city in the Americas.
Visit Alcázar de Colón, built under Diego Colón, the son of Christopher Columbus and the Columbus Lighthouse, the explorer’s final resting place. Soak up the atmosphere of the oldest street of the new world, “Calle las Damas” and experience a traditional Dominican market where the bargains are endless and bartering is expected.
The tour includes a visit to Three Eyes Caves, a monument comprising 3 lakes where Taino Indians used to live. Explore the Museum of the Royal Households; in colonial times this was the Governor's palace and the presidential palace during the dictatorship of Trujillo until 1947.
See the National Pantheon, built in 1714, This is the final resting place of many Dominican heroes, and in colonial times was a church belonging to Spanish Jesuits. Enjoy a ride on the Chu Chu Colonial, a train-like vehicle that winds through the colonial zone with commentary in the European language of your choice.
During the tour, don't miss the Cathedral María la Menor, the first cathedral in the Americas, built between 1523 and 1540. Until 1992, the remains of Christopher Columbus lay in state here.
Enjoy panoramic view of Ozama Fortress, the oldest military monument in the Americas and one of the first monuments to be constructed in the colonial city.
Spend free time shopping in El Conde street and explore the traditional handicrafts market. Savor a traditional lunch at El Conuco restaurant.
- Program as described
- All entrance fees to the listed sight and attractions
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Guide available in a variety of languages
- Delicious buffet lunch (excluding drinks) in El Conuco restaurant
- All taxes and road tolls
What's Not Included
- Tips for guide and driver
Know Before You Go
• When entering the cathedral, please ensure your shoulders and knees are covered. Body wraps are available for hire outside the cathedral