Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour from Punta Cana

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  • Ubicación: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Duración: 12 horas 30 minutos (aprox.)
  • Código del recorrido: 2476PUJSANTO
Discover the rich history, natural landscapes and magnificent colonial architecture of Santo Domingo on a full-day sightseeing tour from Punta Cana. Travel by coach with an informative guide to the Zona Colonial (Colonial Zone) – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and explore the past in the formerly named Hispaniola. Visit the natural wonders of Los Tres Ojos along with several famous monuments – the Columbus Alcazar, the Cathedral of Santa María la Menor and the Columbus Lighthouse – and see where Spanish dames once strolled along the Calle de las Damas.

Idiomas del recorrido

Guía Español Inglés

Puntos recomendados

  • Todas las entradas incluidas
  • Recogida y vuelta en el hotel incluidas
  • Almuerzo incluido
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Punta Cana and transport you by comfortable coach to Santo Domingo – the Dominican Republican’s capital and its largest city. Founded in 1496 by Bartholomew Columbus (Christopher Columbus’ brother), who colonized the indigenous Tainos, Santo Domingo was the first Spanish settlement in the ‘New World’ and is regarded as the oldest continuously inhabited European city in the Americas!

Discover the riches of the colonial city on your sightseeing tour, starting with Los Tres Ojos (The Three Eyes) – thee lagoons, or ojos, located in an open-air limestone cave in Parque Mirador del Este (Eastern Lookout Park). Climb the rock staircase to the lagoons and follow your guide on a walkway through the cavern – one of the country’s most popular attractions. Admire the beautiful colors and mineral formations amid lush vegetation surrounding the cave as your guide informs you about its natural features.

Next, head to Ciudad Colonial (Colonial City) – known as Zona Colonial – Santo Domingo’s historic central neighborhood, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, visit the Columbus Alcazar (Alcázar de Colón), a Spanish colonial mansion built around 1510 by Christopher Columbus’ son, Diego, when he became viceroy of Hispaniola and the Indies. Once housing fifty rooms amid gardens and courtyards, the restored palace boasts an impressive museum collection, including period furniture and Caribbean works spanning the 15th to 17th centuries. Hear from your guide about the Spanish expeditions and conquests planned onsite, and learn what happened when explorer Sir Francis Drake came to the island.

Continue to the Catedral Primada de América, more commonly known as Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, completed in 1540 and the oldest cathedral in the Americas. Located next to Columbus Park, the coral limestone walls appear to be tinted with gold. Admire the Gothic and Baroque architectural styles and the lavish treasury filled with old woodcarvings, silver, jewelry, furniture, sculptures, retablos (devotional paintings) and even tombstones. (Please note: Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter this national monument.)

Afterward, stop at the Columbus Lighthouse (Faro a Colón), a 680-foot (207-meter) concrete monument built to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first colony in the Americas. Then, head to Calle de las Damas – the oldest street in the ‘new world.’ Bisecting the middle of the Colonial Zone and following the shoreline of the Ozama River, the street was named alter the 30 or so ladies of the Spanish court – including Maria de Toledo, the niece of King Ferdinand – who strolled up and down the avenue on their way to mass. Your guide will point out other historically significant landmarks as you travel down this famous street before returning you to your hotel in Punta Cana.

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Tour departs from most Punta Cana hotels
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Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm

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Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
No incluye:
  • Gratuities (optional)
Información adicional:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Shoulders and knees must be covered when entering the cathedral and national monument
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Note: You must provide the exact name of your hotel upon booking
Información sobre el vale:
Para esta actividad puede presentar un bono impreso o un bono electrónico. ¿Qué es esto?
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En su bono de confirmación encontrará la información completa del operador, en la que se incluyen los teléfonos locales en su destino. Nuestros jefes de producto solo seleccionan a los operadores más fiables y expertos en cada destino, para ahorrarle trabajo y asegurarle tranquilidad.

Opiniones de viajeros recientes

Opinión de: Uchechi U, noviembre 2014 Inglés

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..

Opinión de: Kyra E, agosto 2014 Portuguese

Compramos o tour com a Viator. Bem organizado. Pegaram-nos no hotel as 0615 hs e levamos 3 horas para chegar a Santo Domingo. É a mais antiga das cidades latinas. Visitamos a parte antiga e colonial da cidade que incluiu:
Catedral de Santa Maria de la Encarnacion, a mais antiga de toda a América cuja construção iniciou-se em 1514 e terminou em 1540.
Alcázar de Colón, o palácio que possui objetos da família de Colombo, construído aproximadamente em 1500 por Diego Colón, filho de Colombo.
Calle las Damas, rua em que Dona Maria de Toledo, esposa de Diego, passeava todos os dias com suas 30 damas de companhia.
Faro a Colón, monumento que guarda os restos mortais de Cristóvão Colombo.
As Cavernas "Tres Ojos", onde se desce muitos degraus e se depara com 3 lagos azuis e belas formações de estalactite.
Visitamos a parte nova de Santo Domingo de trenzinho.
O almoço estava incluído, com sobremesa e bebida a vontade. O pessoal teve tempo de visitar o museu do âmbar e fazer compras nas lojinhas próximas ao restaurante.
Chegamos de volta ao hotel as 1930 hs.
Normalmente, os hotéis começam o serviço de café da manhã as 0700 hs. Então, quando o tour começa tão cedo como este, pode-se solicitar um picnic box na véspera, na recepção. Servem uma fruta, pães e suco.
Foi um dia longo, mas que valeu a pena.


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Código del recorrido: 2476PUJSANTO