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Runners Adventures - La Romana and Altos de Chavon Shopping Half Day Tour

Calle Wayne Fuller #8, Bayahibe 22000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-833-0260
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75% on the bus, 25% off :(

We signed up for this half day tour through our resort. It was a tour of the city of La Romana, a... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
stef9371
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tour of city and shopping for a few hours

We took a bus tour thru the city of La Ramona and did not want to get out. It is very busy place... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
dancingdeb
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hamburg
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Breathtaking views are bellowing to be revealed from place to place in an unparalleled blissful dominion. The way par excellence of knowing its people is by immersing oneself in their beliefs and customs. Dovetailing round the baroque Chavón River lays Altos de Chavón, a faithful replica of sixteenth century Mediterranean villa. Cobblestone streets take us back to yesteryear, gazing at its architecture and high-quality traditional craftwork and wrought iron accents. Shops within the historically re-created walls sell fine cigars, embroidered linens, jewelry and clothing. And the design school has its Altos de Chavon Studios here as well, offering pottery, fine arts, woven crafts and more.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
30 Oct 2016
“75% on the bus, 25% off :(”
23 Mar 2016
“Tour of city and shopping for a few hours”
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Calle Wayne Fuller #8, Bayahibe 22000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We signed up for this half day tour through our resort. It was a tour of the city of La Romana, a cigar factory tour, a visit to Altos de Chevron, a stop at a local market and a short river boat cruise. It was...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2016

We took a bus tour thru the city of La Ramona and did not want to get out. It is very busy place and Chickens hanging in the shops. Our guide just wanted to show us how they live. And then on to the shopping...More

Thank dancingdeb
Runners A, E-Marketing at Runners Adventures - La Romana and Altos de Chavon Shopping Half Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Dear Dancingdeb, Thank you for your candid review. We are deeply sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the tour, but we do advertise this as a cultural and shopping tour so the highlights are the Dominican lifestyle and the shops. We chose Columbus...More

Reviewed 25 August 2014

The quality of stores, lack of English speaking people very horrible place. The only thing I liked is the fact that we made it out alive.More

2  Thank dflip21
Runners_Adventures, Manager at Runners Adventures - La Romana and Altos de Chavon Shopping Half Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2014

We are very surprised about your review but appreciate any good and poor comments. Our tours try to have our visitors see the real Dominican Republic outside of the resort area. The native language is Spanish and even though their English is not perfect, they...More

Reviewed 2 June 2014

We bookted this trip through one of the trip desks at the Dreams Resort. It started off quite good in a comfortable coach, and with a stop at a small cigar factory which was interesting. Next was a one hour stop at Altos de Chavon....More

Thank ERIC S
Runners_Adventures, Manager at Runners Adventures - La Romana and Altos de Chavon Shopping Half Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Thank you for your honesty...we really appreciate your feedback. We are in agreement that one hour at Altos de Chavon is not enough time, and we have increased the visit time there. We deeply regret to hear that you did not enjoy the tour, but...More

Reviewed 22 July 2013

Took this excursion from Carnival Freedom, very nice bus picked us up and took us to this replica village with very pretty views, small shops and museum. The replica buildings were pretty amazing. There is a small shop where you can pick up sodas and...More

1  Thank lovetotravelmore
Reviewed 22 July 2013

My husband and I took this 1/2 day tour thinking that we would see some history of the town of La Romana. We didn't feel that we got any of that. That is not a big deal but we were told that we would be...More

1  Thank mmoevon
Reviewed 2 January 2013

My husband and I took our first cruise last week during xmas and the day after xmas, we were in the Dominica Republic. The weather was hot but there were nice winds and we immediately found an onshore excursion that seemed to fit us. We...More

Thank Toni S
Runners_Adventures, Manager at Runners Adventures - La Romana and Altos de Chavon Shopping Half Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2013

Thank you for your comment! This island definitely has a lot to offer, and I am very glad to hear that with the little time you had on shore, made you wanting to discover some more. See you soon for another adventure!

Reviewed 22 October 2012

We took this ½ day tour recently and really enjoyed it. Our guide, Hector, was knowledgeable and entertaining. We first went to a small cigar factory for a tour. It was surprisingly interesting to see how they are made and how the tobacco is dried...More

2  Thank danadan
Reviewed 21 August 2012

I highly recommend to visit this amazing little village, such romantic place it really looks like a small french riviera. You will find nice restaurants, Quaint shops, boutiques, art galleries ,museums, a Grecian-style amphitheater & the Chavon School of Design affiliated with Parson´s School of...More

4  Thank Kate B
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