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Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the New World and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. This popular tour includes stops at the first cathedral, a visit to the first paved road, university, hospital, stone home, local tavern and more. Whether it's your first time in Dominican Republic, or you're a returning traveler who wants to escape the beaches for a bit of history, this is the perfect tour!
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Santo Domingo Colonial (City Tour)

This tour to Santo Domingo shows you the highlights in and around the capital city. First, stop at Los Tres Ojos National Park. Meaning “three eyes” in Spanish, it boasts three impressive lakes. Then explore Old Town Santo Domingo with a professional tour guide, learning about its importance as the first seat of the Spanish colonial government in the Americas. A traditional Dominican lunch is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Santo Domingo City Tour From Punta Cana

Enjoy nature, history, and sightseeing on this combination, full-day, guided tour. Be amazed in the underground cave of La Tres Ojos, snapping photos of its clear subterranean lagoons. Visit historic sites in the city's Colonial district and eat a delicious Dominican lunch before wandering to browse and shop for souvenirs.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Full Day City Tour Santo Domingo

Immerse yourself in the history of the Dominican Republic's first city on this history-focused tour. You'll spend a full day exploring the city highlights with a guide to enrich your experience, providing commentary and navigation. Sites visited include the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone, the Casas Reales, the Cathedral, Colon Park. Calle de las Camas, El Conde, and others.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour including Cave of Wonders and Local Lunch

Experience urban culture, ancient history, and indigenous art with your personal gide. This full-day, guided tour on an air-conditioned coach includes a local lunch. Tour the capital city of Santo Domingo and explore cobblestone streets of the Zona Colonial and see medieval and renaissance art left by early European settlers. See preserved cave art created by the Taino peoples at the Cave of Wonders Museum located between the Soco and Cumayasa rivers.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Ron Barceló Factory Tour

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about how Dominican rum is produced on this tour of the Ron Barcelo rum factory. Purchase your tickets ahead of time to this popular attraction, guaranteeing your admission and allowing you to plan your vacation in advance. After learning about the distilling, harvesting, and aging processes, you'll have a greater appreciation for the rum you drink in the Dominican Republic during the rest or your vacation.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Historical City Tour of Santo Domingo

Explore the historic attractions of Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an art historian guide on this full-day sightseeing tour. You’ll visit Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, the 16-square-block Colonial Zone, and the National Presidential Palace, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach. A traditional Dominican lunch is also included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

The Battle of Santo Domingo 4D Movie Experience

Experience the Battle of Santo Domingo in 4D during this 20-minute film, the first designed for the 4D platform. Learn about how Sir Francis Drake attacked the walled city of Santo Domingo in 1586. Dodge cannon balls, avoid being hit by the sharp swords of the pirates and feel the heat of the burning city. See how this fearsome pirate captured the city and what happened after his departure, told from a fun and educational perspective.
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  • 20 minutes
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  • 20 minutes
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Tour Santo Domingo

You and your party will get personalized attention and enjoy the ability to travel at your own pace on this private tour of Santo Domingo. Travel comfortably in a private minibus, which will collect you and drop you off right at your door. Listen to insightful commentary as you travel through the city, stopping at all the must-see sights.
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  • 10 hours
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US$75.00
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

Private Samana Day Trip from Santo Domingo with Buffet Lunch

See the incredible beaches, waterfalls, and mountains of Samana during this full-day, guided tour with transportation onboard an air-conditioned coach and buffet lunch included. Take in the city views and tour the Samana City’s Taino Art Museum before heading to Taino Park to learn about the Dominican Republic’s Indigenous peoples. Visit soft sand beaches to swim, explore, and relax.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Cacao & Cigars Tour

The tour goes to San Francisco de Macoris where you will visit the "Sendero de Cacao". In the cacao plantation Hacienda La Esmeralda which supplies world-famous chocolate factories, you will have the unique opportunity to experience everything from the cacao bean to the chocolate processing. Of course, a cacao and chocolate tasting are part of the program. A typical lunch will be served during the tour. Afterwards, the tour continues to Tamboril, where you will visit a cigar factory and learn all about tobacco processing. For several years now, the Dominican Republic has passed Cuba in the cultivation and processing of tobacco.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

Dominican Republic Private Day Tour to Colonial Zone, Cacao Experience, Shopping

We take care of everything on this one of a kind tour. Not only will you be escorted to Santo Domingo from Punta Cana by a private driver in a luxury car, you but a private guide will meet you in the Colonial Zone for you and your group. They will show you around and answer any questions you have about the history and city. From there you are off to Chocolate Factory in the Santo Domingo, where you will get to experience the history of Dominican Cacao including tasting and more. A lunch is not included, but we will take you to our favorite little Italian restaurant or to the restaurants in front of the Columbus house to enjoy some of the best Santo Domingo has to offer before heading back to Punta Cana.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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Santo Domingo Sunset walk

Sunset walk it's the best time to visit the old town of Santo Domingo. We appreciate how the day shift into night, Dominican Traditions walking through the narrow while a local expert storyteller recounts the history and urban legends of the First city of America. We will visit some peculiar places that local Dominicans frequent the "Colmado" where we share an ice cold Dominican Beer, see locals playing Domino, walk through calle Las Damas and calle el conde, enjoy a Sugarcane Cocktail get a taste of Dominican gastronomy sharing a delicious plate and finish the night with a small performance play.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Dominican Rum & Taino Caves

Embark on a journey to discover the heritage of Sugar Cane and take part in a tour through the various processes of manufacturing rum. Afterwards you’ll visit the largest developed stalactite cavern in the Dominican Republic with its several hundred pictographs created by the native Taino Indians.You must be at least 18 years old to enter the Historical Barcelo Museum
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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DOMINICAN ESCAPE

Between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the Dominican Republic offers a multitude of exciting discoveries. From the colonial area of the old town of Santo Domingo to the ubiquitous and green nature of the island, through exceptional beaches, all the ingredients are there to spend a dream vacation.
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  • 7 days
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US$578.00
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  • 7 days
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Santo Domingo Behind the Scenes

Immerse yourself in one of the oldest and traditional markets of Santo Domingo where you can marvel at unique souvenirs and paintings. Have an insight look in Dominican´s daily life and discover the Caribbean Version of a typical China Town. This part of the city is introduced by two large and ornate gates, as well as several bronze statues depicting gods and theater characters from this ancient Chinese culture. Laslty you're taking a walk through the chaotic streets of "Pequeño Haiti".
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Half day City Tour Santo Domingo

With rich colonial history, Santo Domingo ranks among the Dominican Republic’s must-see cities—but exploring solo means missing its hidden secrets. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Santo Domingo hotel and explore the city with your guide. Hear the backstories behind top attractions including the 16th-century Cathedral of Santa María la Menor and the Museo de las Casas Reales, and admire the Ozama River from the Ozama Fortress.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Shopping Tours

Private - Santo Domingo Historical Island Tour plus Shopping

This half-day tour of Santo Domingo shows you the highlights of the Americas’ oldest city. Visit Three Eyes National Park, named for the trio of lakes within its borders, and the Museum of the Dominican Man, an anthropological museum of Dominican culture and history. You will also see the Freddy Beras-Goico Palace of Fine Arts and the Columbus Lighthouse from outside.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Cultural Tours

Santo Domingo Colonial City walking tour

The Alcazar of Diego Columbus, the Cathedral, Royal Houses Museum, Ozama Fort, a number of first institutions formed in the Americas, monastery, convent, university, hospital, and other very early 16th century institutions are explained from outside by a historian and researcher getting into the reasons of their formations and evolutions. Follow the footsteps of the Columbus and the conquerors actions to the indigenous and Spanish population; understand  the administrative foundations and the architectural and art beginnings of an entire continent and where the first slaves in the Americas were sold and how life was back then in the colony, like convents stretegic roles .The city captured by British, pirates and corsairs, French, Haitian, and Americans aces expectations.  See landmarks, film locations, and centennial urban transformation and modern ways of businesses too.     
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Walking With a Local At Colonial Zone

We will start our tour at the center of the colonial zone visiting historical sites and some interesting museums full of history, we will take colorful pictures along the way and try typical snacks while interacting with the locals.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Punta Cana: Santo Domingo City Tour

Experience a perfect combination of history, culture, and sightseeing. Explore the magical city full of history, culture, and amazing landscapes. Walk through the oldest capital of the New World. Santo Domingo was the first city founded in America. Visit the most important monuments including the first Cathedral in the Americas, Columbus Palace, and the National Pantheon. Discover a romantic street, the first one in America, Las Damas. Enjoy a picturesque panoramic view of the Colonial famous El Conde Street and residential areas, Malecon Avenue, and the gigantic Columbus Lighthouse.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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