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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
From US$ 85.00
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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
From US$ 85.00
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.
Reviews (99)
1 - 5 of 57 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Take a day and head into Santo Domingo, super interesting city

We took a day trip into Santo Domingo with Sol Cana Tours. Our guide was fascinating, from historical to modern day cultural facts, we learnt so much about the DR and Santo Domingo. With Santo Domingo being the oldest city in the Americas, there is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fawn M
Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellent, knowledgeable tour guide, interesting variety of sites

Our tour guide was excellent. On the bus ride to Santo Domingo he spoke about the history of Dominican Republic. I enjoyed all of the sites, the lunch was nice and the dancers were a nice touch. This was one of the highlights of our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Janice W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Too far

I took this trip in January 2019. It involved a two and a half hour journey by bus from Punta Cana through unexciting landscape of mostly sugar cane plantations. On arriving in Santo Domingo, we immediately were confronted by a climb of over 50 stairs...More

Date of experience: January 2019
6  Thank marieanthony1947
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Good value trip

We had an excellent guide & the trip was varied and interesting. Very good value. The only downside was the fact that every piece of information was delivered in 3 different languages which tended to give us a headache after a while.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Pamela D
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile
Very long day

The excursion was just ok. Too much time was spent at shops especially at the very end. We had 40 minutes at a market which was a waste of time for me. After a long day, was just ready to head back. We were gone...More

3  Thank mandy35679
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21 July 2018|
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Response from Mini H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I would say it’s apart of the tour.