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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

  • Explore Santo Domingo without getting lost with an art historian guide
  • Travel between Santo Domingo’s highlights with ease
  • A great choice for first-time visitors with limited time
Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
Explore the highlights of Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas, on this sightseeing day trip from Punta Cana, a great choice for first-time visitors and history buffs. Visit the caves at Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, the walled Colonial Zone, and the National Presidential Palace, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach. A traditional Dominican lunch is also included.
What to Expect
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.

On arrival in Santo Domingo, explore the underground caves used by the indigenous Taino Indians at Three Eyes National Park. Stop at the Columbus Lighthouse, and then travel to the Colonial Zone, a walled 16-square-block historic district with many firsts of the New World such as the first cathedral, university, and hospital.

Visit the Columbus Palace, home of Christopher Columbus’ son Diego, and walk along Calle Las Damas, the oldest paved street in the New World. Stop for a traditional Dominican lunch and then visit the National Presidential Palace. That leaves just enough time to pop into a souvenir shop before heading back to Punta Cana to end your tour.
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1 - 5 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Historical tour was OK but the guide and the shopping were a big disappointment

Like many other people who have written reviews about this trip, we were also picked up by a van at 7am and driven around Bavaro/Punta Cana area for a long time before being switched to a bigger van, so the trip to Santo Domingo seemed...More

1  Thank MonteTamaro
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Historical Tour

If you love history this is a great tour to take. The tour guide spoke English and Spanish so no one felt left out. I hope you enjoy,

1  Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 28 June 2018
Awsome tour guide

The historical part was great. Beautiful places and everything everywhere was very clean. Never had to worry about anything or anyone bothering you. The guide new everything and a lot more. The stops along the way were great also.

3  Thank 55711Cancunsunset
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile
Great Historical Tour

Tour guide was knowledgeable of the island. It was a full, long day. The long day was mostly because Punta Cana is about 2 to 3 hours away. So be prepared! The bus was a little uncomfortable and the tours at each site was rushed.

Thank Mini H
Reviewed 13 June 2018
Day trip to Santo Domingo - 1 MAJOR Complaint

The trip in itself was not bad, our tour guide was very informative and turned it into an interactive discussion during the 3 hour trip there. The locations they take you to are nice and you really get to learn a lot about the history...More

7  Thank JulesDPG
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21 July 2018|
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Response from Katie W | Reviewed this property |
They take you to one or two places to shop - basically tourist traps. But you can get some trinkets.