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Explore the oldest city in the Americas on this walking tour of Santo Domingo. During this full-day excursion from Punta Cana, follow your local guide to view some 5th century colonial monuments, Las Damas Street and Diego Columbus Alcazar, the first cathedral built in the new world. Stop by the National Presidential Palace, get fantastic views of downtown and watch a 4D movie about the history of the city. Lunch at a traditional Dominican restaurant and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the western hemisphere and was founded in 1502. You will be able to visit all the old city and the house that Columbus built. It is about a 2 1/2 hour ride from Punta Cana but it is well worth the time if you enjoy historical places. The old churches are amazing and the local tour guides are very sharp. You will be provided headphones for all the walking tour and the trip will be about 2 miles of walking. Definite trip for your itinerary.
If you are staying in Punta Cana for all your stay in DR its a great trip to see something different and a historic capital. It also gives you an opportunity to see the countryside along the 3 hour trip there.
Great trip visiting DR's capital.
Lots of history to see p. Walking allows you to see much more. Lunch at a very nice local restaurant. Bus tour through the city allows to se the streets and architecture. Very good guides. Chance to do some local shopping! Overall a very good trip, saw countryside and the bus is air conditioned and comfortable. Well worth the time and the money.
The tour was really fun. Our guide Dario was awesome!
It has been 40 years since my last visit and I was amazed and disappointed at the immense change the Capitol city had taken, traffic, garbage, dilapidated housing, slums, over-populated. However once we entered the old city and toured the various venues it was great!!.
The biggest problem with educational type tours is understanding the speaker. Even speaking English it was hard to understand the guide. We enjoyed all the locations and the meal. I felt too much time was spent at the church and the shopping area we were taken to was just a very over-priced souvenir shop.
We left Punta Cana at 7am and arrived back at 7pm. the guide had arranged for two rest stops in the am and one in the pm, which was great! the tour involved the inner city and historical area where Columbus would have landed and the house where family lived later. That was educational. This is a walking tour. We had a fabulous buffet lunch in a restaurant. one stop at a cathredral a play about pirates which could have been skipped, and a shopping hour at the end. It was enjoyable. We had one downpour of rain and they hurried and got umbrellas for us! The 2nd guide in the museum was very repetitive in his speech and I would have preferred the first one to keep going. It was a successful day and we enjoyed it, and learned a lot!
Pick-up was on time. Guide Nacho was entertaining and very knowledgeable. Driver Melbin was a safe driver.
Sites were amazing! Lunch was just ok. Unfortunately, whole trip back was in the heat - air conditioning in bus not working.
Great tour of the historic city.
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