La Romana, Dominican Republic
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Overview

Explore Altos de Chavón, a replica of a medieval European village, on this half-day outing from La Romana. Listen to your guide explain how this attraction, perched high above the the Chavón River, was built by the island's finest architects in conjunction with Paramount Pictures set designers. Walk the cobblestone lanes, visit the artisan shops, discover the Roman amphitheater and dine in Mediterranean restaurants.
  • Half-day tour of Altos de Chavón, a recreation of a medieval European village
  • Explore La Romana’s most famous attraction with a local guide
  • Wander enchanting cobblestone streets, browse artisan shops and enjoy views over the Chavón River
  • Visit the Roman-style amphitheater, a venue used by big-name stars including Frank Sinatra and Sting
  • Round-trip transport from your La Romana hotel included
Following morning pickup at your Romana or Bayahibe hotel, board your vehicle for the 15-minute drive up the coast to Altos de Chavón. 

Designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro and Paramount Pictures master designer Roberto Coppa, this replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village was handcrafted by skilled Dominican artisans down to the last brick. The hamlet is now home to the Altos de Chavon School of Design, an affiliate of New York's Parsons School of Design. 

Altos de Chavón's main attraction is the 5000-seat Roman-style amphitheater. Frank Sinatra was the first to perform here in 1982, and the venue has since hosted stars like Marc Anthony, Shakira, Sting and Gloria Estefan. Explore the impressive structure while enjoying views out over the valley and the River Chavón.

Peruse artisan shops featuring jewelry, clothing, embroidered linen and fine cigars. Stop by the Regional Museum of Archaeology to see the collection of pre-Columbian Indian artifacts sourced from the region, then browse the many art galleries in town to see more modern works. Dine at one of the many Mediterranean restaurants or cafes (own expense.)

When your half-day of discovery has finished, board your vehicle for the return trip to your hotel in La Romana or Bayahibe.
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