Santo Domingo City Tour

Our tour guide, Fausto, was very informative. Although the bus ride from our Bavaro resort was long, we were exposed to other parts of the country that we wouldn't have seen had we not taken this tour. ...Stephanie N., USA – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Get to know the city of Santo Domingo, the city where the history of America starts. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Columbus Lighthouse before going on a tour of the Colonial city.


  • Explore the first colonial city in America: admire its heritage, culture and history

  • See the stunning Colombus Lighthouse, the most modern monument of Santo Domingo

  • Visit a local merket and bring back home the best specialities of the Dominican Republic

  • Expert guide and confortable transportation from Punta Cana for your convenience


Tours from Punta Cana
Departs From:
Punta Cana
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Hotel pick-up
10 hours
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 AM
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Getting to know the city of Santo Domingo is essential to know the country. This is where the history of America starts. Santo Domingo is the capital city of the Dominican Republic. It's a cosmopolitan, vibrant city, filled with a deep historical past associated with the conquest of the Americas. Located in the south of the island, the city is in the coast of the paradisiacal Caribbean Sea.

After picking you up from your hotel, we will take you to explore the Colombus Park, central Square of Santo Domingo. See the monument to Christopher Colombus, and also the stunning cathedral in front, Santa Maria la Menor first cathedral of the America's. Its construction started in 1514, and finished in 1540. Admire its PLatersque style, so typical of the early 15th century in Spain, as well as the reminiscences of the late medieval Gothic. Around the park, see also the cigars stores, the typical Dominican speciality!

Then, continue your road by the most modern monument of Santo Domingo: the Columbus Lighthouse and National Panteon. Admire its huge dimmensions: 668 feet long! Inside, you can find the Mausoleum of Cristopher Colombus, built between 1930 and 1992. Its shape reminds a huge cross, and when illuminated, the show of lights project a huge cross in the sky, that can be seen from far away!

The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, declared the Common Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, includes the oldest buildings created by the Spanish conquerors, for example, the first administrative offices and the first cathedral of the new world. This time, you will have the possibility to explore its mythic streets and learn about the fascinating history of the city next to your specialist guide. Fully retaured, you will find in the picturesque neighbourhood the typical style of the colonial period. Marvel at the charming buildings, and its incredible conservation! Open your eyes: in each corner there's something that sourprises.

After that we will make a stop to have a delicious Dominican lunch, before visiting a local market: you will find the best local handicrafts and specialities to take back home the best souvenirs from your visit to Santo Domingo: vanilla, clothes, cigars and much more!

At the end of the day, we will take you back to the hotel in Punta Cana.

Tour Itinerary

06:00 - Pick-up at hotels

09:00 - Brief stop at Columbus Plaza in La Romana

10:30 - Arrival to SDQ / Panoramic tour of the Columbus Lighthouse and tour of the Colonial city

13:00 - Lunch served in a restaurant in the city

14:30 - Visit to a local market

16:00 - Return to the hotels


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Tour guide

  • Panoramic visit of Palacio Nacional, Faro de Colon and monuments in colonial town

  • Entrance fee to National Panteon and Cathedral.

  • Visit to local market

  • Lunch at La Atarazana restaurant


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Lunch Menu

  • Variety of Salads

  • Fish

  • Chicken

  • Aubergine lasagna

  • Rice

  • Red beans

  • Yuca's soufle

  • Dominican solcocho

  • Variety of desserts

  • Tropical fruits

  • 2 drinks to choose between: water, soda, fruit juice, white and red wine

  • Coffee or tea

Please Note

  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge.

  • Departure times vary depending on hotel location.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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