Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
Visit the oldest city of the Americas! Come and join us to experience walking through Santo Domingo, where history started in the Americas. Visit the first cathedral of the new world, Diego Columbus Alcazar, the famous Las Damas street, and some other 5th century colonial monuments. You’ll also have panoramic views of the downtown, residential areas, and the National Presidential Palace. Your best shopping option will be at the colorful market. Lunch is included at a typical Dominican restaurant.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional art historian guide
- Headsets in some of the monuments with language selection
- Enter to the monuments all inclusive, audio guide
- Buffet lunch at Atarazana Restaurat, typical dominican food, vegetarian option available
- Entry/Admission - Alcazar de Colon
- Entry/Admission - The 3 Eyes National Park
- Entry/Admission - Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Calle Las Damas Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo 10210 Dominican Republic
Calle Las Damas/ Street of the Ladies is the oldest street in the Americas. It is a beautiful street lined with historical buildings from the original settlement of Santo Domingo.was originally named Calle de la Fortaleza/ The street of Strength or Fortress when it was created in 1502 during the reign of Nicolás de Ovando. The street has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pass By: Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), Av. Ana On the water side of Los Tres Ojos, near the airport in the Sans Souci district, Santo Domingo 11604 Dominican Republic
The Columbus Lighthouse is a cross-shaped monument made of reinforced concrete. Its dimensions are 680 feet (210 m) by 195 feet (59 m). There are 157 beams of light that emanate towards the sky from the structure and a rotating beam, which can be seen from space.
Stop At: Alcazar de Colon, Calle La Atarazana 2 Plaza de Espana, Santo Domingo 10212 Dominican Republic
In this place, you will see most of the spanish culture utensils. enter this Alcazar and travel to the 15th century and colony age.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Palacio National, Gazcue, Santo Domingo 10204 Dominican Republic
The National Palace (Spanish: Palacio Nacional) is a building in Santo Domingo, that houses the offices of the Executive Branch (Presidency and Vice Presidency) of the Dominican Republic.Designed in a restrained neoclassical style by Italian architect Guido D'Alessandro at the behest of Rafael Trujillo, construction started on February 27, 1944 —The centenary of Dominican independence —and was inaugurated on August 16, 1947. Occupying an area of 18,000 square metres and luxuriously appointed throughout, the National Palace is considered one of the most beautiful buildings built in the Dominican Republic.
The building stands on the grounds of the former Presidential Mansion (Mansión Presidencial), built during the United States military occupation of 1916-1924.
Stop At: The 3 Eyes National Park, Avenida Las Americas Parque Nacional del Este, Santo Domingo 11606 Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic’s Three Eyes National Park is a nature reserve and open-air limestone cave system with a series of crystal clear lakes known as the “eyes.” Located in the capital, Santo Domingo, just ten minutes by car from the popular Colonial Zone, the park provides a sweet respite from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. Along with a guided tour, these caves also offer deeper insights into the pre-colonial and ancestral origins of the Dominican Republic.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, Callejon de los Curas Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo 10210 Dominican Republic
The Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is recognised as the Americas’ oldest Cathedral dating back to 1512. As the first Cathedral in the new world it holds much significance, remaining one of the Dominican Republic’s most visited attractions and held in high regard throughout the Caribbean.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Zona Colonial, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
Ciudad Colonial (Spanish for "Colonial City") is the historic central neighborhood of Santo Domingo and the oldest permanent European settlement of the Americas. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is also known as Zona Colonial (Colonial Zone). The Ciudad Colonial is located on the west bank of the Ozama River, which bisects the city. It covers 1.06 km2 (0.41 sq mi) bounded by a walled perimeter.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Sol Cana Tours, Punta Cana Dominican Republic
Our tour guide will accompany you all day during this excursion. your tour bus or van has AC.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Between 7:00 am and 7:30 am. Hotel pickup time varies based on hotel location. please verify with your hotel guest service staff about pick up location for excursions.Ports
- Bavaro Punta Cana, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- To enter the Cathedral, women and men must be covered to the elbows and knees
- It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes
- It is recommended that you bring cash, a camera, sunscreen, and a hat
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- All our vehicles are sanitized before and after each service. We provide hand sanitizer for all passengers. We also sanitize the interior of the vehicles before each service.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.