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The Santo Domingo trip from Punta Cana was educational and an active one. We visited many historical sites and learned many important facts. In town, we walked the streets and also used a train to get around. Lunch was provided as part of the package which was okay but far better than sandwiches.
Very informative tour, I loved all the historic sites that we visited, Fausto I was our tour guide, he is the best. We enjoy the whole trip, the high light of it was the visit to the first cathedral, the wood and stone work is amazing. The choo-choo ride was fun and part of the tour. I think it was a well round tour.
It was a long trip to Santo Domingo but it was worth it. The tour was smooth from start to finish, enough breaks in between to use the restroom, sightseeing and shopping. The tour guides were knowledgable and provided good history of the places visited. Highly recommended for visitors wanting to learn more about Dominican Republic. We purchased additional tours with another tour company but very dissatisfied with the outcome where we have to cancel the other half of the excursions and we now have to try to get a refund. We recommend that you buy your excursions ahead of time with Viator if you know where you want to visit or do, work around your schedule, to avoid problems in the future.
This is a must do while you are in Dominican Republic! I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Our tour guide Fausto #2 was very informative and showed us the true beauty of Dominican Republic from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo. I would recommend taking snacks to have with you on your trip, we didn't stop to eat lunch until around 2pm and the tour started pretty early. Also, a lot of other reviews mentioned the people selling items on the streets and yes there were a lot but if you said no and kept walking they weren't a problem and they didn't get in the way of the tour which was great. I would also recommend you wear comfortable shoes. There's a lot of walking and the cave had many up and down areas that would bother you if you wear sandals.
Very informative. Faulsto the tour guide was great. He was ver accommodating to all languages and very patient.
Ride to and from was very comfortable..
Our tour guide was great and attentive. I learned so much on this tour I would love to go back.
Great day out. Our guide Fausto 2 was very knowledgeable and gave a great insite into Dominican life. Recommended.
Highly recommend this trip for those interested in Dominican history, at the oldest city in the western hemisphere. Tour takes in the main attractions in the colonial district and allows for time to explore individually. Also included meal and stop at Tres Osos National Park outside the city for about a half hour. Guide also pointed out points of interest that were outside the colonial district.
We are so glad we took this tour. Our tour guide and driver were phenomenal, very informative, nice, polite and his directions were very clear, (ie after lunch we went to a Church and he told us not to go shopping after lunch but after the church tour and that we would have plenty of time, even though one person from our tour didn't listen and left 20 people waiting for her to finish her purchase). One person fell (she didn't notice she was on a platform 2 inches off the ground and broke her fall with her wrist), he took her for emergency care and someone else from the tour popped by to make sure we all found our bus at the end of our shopping. Extremely professional, lunch was great, but it is a long day, basically from sunrise to sunset but loved every moment of it. Make sure you tip the tour guide and the bus driver, they are well worth every penny. Will definitely recommend this tour to everybody and willing to take this tour again. (You visit a lagoon which was featured in Jurassic Park)
The tour was outstanding. The tour guide was the greatest. The only problem was 80% of the group was German and the balance English. This was of course was not he fault of the tour guide who spoke both, but it would have been better to on be on an all English tour.
We had a really good time on this trip 2/19/2014. Guide was fluent in multiple languages and provided good info. Biggest con: The lunch wasn't great and the lines at the cafe took way too long.
I would recommend this tour to others. It's great to get away from the all-inclusives and see a bit more of the real D.R. It's a long day. Wear comfortable shoes/clothes.
Only difficulty we had was reaching the tour operator in advance to schedule the hotel pick-up (which they mandate). They weren't very fluent/friendly and struggled to put me in touch with the right person. I had to have the hotel concierge contact them once we arrived.
Very neat to see all the historic places and hear all the history of the Dominican!
The sights we visited were quite interesting. Our guide was very informative. We particularly enjoyed the fact that there was a good pace to the tour - we didn't waste time with overly-extended rest stops.
This tour was awesome. We got to see a lot of cool sites and stopped at a lot of places. The guide was very informative and he was great. The bus was comfortable. It's a long day but, it's worth it.
Angel Kirchner P.
Very well organized
An excellent way to visit many interesting places in te capital, Santo Domingo, in just one day, with a very knowledgeable guide speaking English, Spanish and German. Very good service and the lunch/show was fantastic. We are very happy we took the tour and recommend it to future visitors to the Dominican Republic.
This was a long day but worth it. Get to see a large part of the capital. Lunch was good and guide for the day was very informative. Was a good day.
We had the same tour guide as the day before on our trip to Saona, Fausto number 2. He's a good guide, who tells a lot about his country. He gives a good explanation about all the things you see in the city. The lunch was also good! It's a good thing that there is a new road so the transfer time is now 2.5 hours in stead of 5 hours (one way). The city is very authentic and has a good atmospere! Must do for everyone who wants a good view of the way people live here
The tour itself was great, but is VERY LONG. Lots of walking and lots of climbing steps. If you're not in the best of shape, you might want to skip this one. Beautiful sights. Fautisto #2 was a great guide and very knowledgeable.
We enjoyed this tour. The guide gave us a good overview of past and current history from the area, including the political structure. He spoke very good English and French. The bus ride was long. One bathroom stop each way would have been enough for a person who doesn't like to shop. It was difficult to enjoy lunch when there wasn't enough seating at the time we arrived. I would still recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Dominican Republic.
The tour guide was excellent! The ride and lunch were also nice. We only wish were provided more time to shop.
Local charges were also $55 p/p. It was good, very informative. The restaurant was good also.
pick up changed at last minute and we waited 1 hour. City was interesting. Tour guide was always on phone like he was trying to set up his next gig. Tour was listed as English but includes spanish, french, and German so very long explanations sometimes we passed what the guide was talkin about