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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more


Explore the oldest city in the Americas on this walking tour of Santo Domingo. During this 10-hour 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 shop for souvenirs at the local markets. Lunch at a traditional Dominican restaurant and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
  • Explore Santo Domino with an art historian
  • Indulge in a buffet lunch included with your tour
  • Comprehensive tour of the city—ideal choice for families or those short on time
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off included as an added convenience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional art historian guide
Headsets in some of the monuments with language selection
Enter to the monuments all inclusive, audio guide
Buffet lunch at Atarazana Restaurat, typical dominican food, vegetarian option available

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Traveler pickup is offered
Between 7:00 am and 7:30 am.  Hotel pickup time varies based on hotel location. please verify with your hotel guest service staff about pick up location for excursions.


  • Bávaro, 23000, Dominican Republic

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • To enter the Cathedral, women and men must be covered to the elbows and knees
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes
  • It is recommended that you bring cash, a camera, sunscreen, and a hat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sol Cana Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana.
What is the social distancing policy during Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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163 Reviews

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Don't waste money
, Nov 2021
Don't waster money, this tour is very misleading. We are willing to spend more to get better service, however, this tour is a mixed of English, German, Spanish and Portuguese speaking people which we thought it's only English. We can barely hear or understand what's the tour guide talking. Also, more than half of the people did not wear mask which is not lawful as we have kids not vaccinated in the car with them. The tour guide should be more responsible to have all people wear mask, especially in the car which some people were coughing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice day for a bit of history
, Aug 2021
The guide was very good and discovering a part of Rep. Dominicana’s history was great. The round trip even though it was well organized, was a bit too long.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Good tour, long day
, Apr 2021
The tour guide was superb. He spoke 5 languages, and his English was perfect, although he was Dominican born. His historical explanations were very interesting. The only bad thing, which could not be helped was the long 2.3-3 hour drive each way. But, having a total of 11 hrs. allowed enough time to really "see" Santa Domingo. The buffet lunch was good.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Feb 2020
Most of the sight seeing unfortunately was only done from the bus window! Rather disappointed, because the description made it sound like you actually got to go to a lot more places, however you only actually go into 1 'museum' and the church, everything else you just drive right by
1 traveler found this review helpful
Santo Domingo day tour
, Feb 2020
This tour was amazing, we were granted entry to places that you couldn’t just walk into. Tour guides were exceptional!! Multi-lingual and very knowledgeable! Highly recommend this company and tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice day out
, Jan 2020
Went January 2020, A very international group, but all languages seemed to have been catered well, yes there were some coach changes but we weren’t waiting too long, we were picked up from hotel at 0730, arrived back 1940. Water provided for on coach, our guide at the national park a bit pushy for a tip. We had a good variety of sights to see, this tour cheaper than what hotel reps were offering, would recommend
2 travelers found this review helpful
, Dec 2019
I booked with your office some daily excursions and i am really very disapointed. Many waisting hours to collect passengers from hotels and change buses. They picked me up in 6.00 am and we departed at 08:40 am. I cannot understand why i had to missed my breakfast.. and in the returning from the port after Bacardi island to Punta Cana we did 3.40 hours. This is tragic. In Santo Domingo we start picking up at 07.30 am and we left in the citry at 13.00 pm. And we didn't have time to see by our own the city. We could avoid waiting in the bus 1.40 min waiting another bus which we had to changed with. Leaders and guides didnt run as well as they ought to do. I do not reccommend this office for any excursion. Think about before book..
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi dear client. as I see, none of these excursions were booked through us. please verify, our company¨s name is Sol Cana Tours. we dont do Bacardi Island excursion. we dont start any pick up at 6:00 am. all our excursions start after 07:00 am. so, I think this reviwe does not belong to us.
Worst experience ever
, Dec 2019
To be honest, this was the the worst experience ever. As a frequent traveller, I ll try to always explore the beauties around my destination. So I have decided to take a St Domingo 10 hours trip from Punta Cana. The only positive part of the trip was hotel pick up with a small van, on time, clean car, polite driver. But then, only negative experience. While we came to meeting point at Punta Cana, we have been informed, that tour is delayed. So we did not start at 8.00 am but after 9am. 30 seater minibus has been full booked, mostly south americans, so the guide did not care too much about english speaking guests (but we asked for engl tour). First stop was officialy because of the toilets, but finally the main raison was an overpriced shop next to the Romana town (an example - you pay everywhere about 0.80 cents for Coke, here 3.50), actually they were only 2 toilets here, so not good reason for a stop. Then we continued another 2 hours to S. Domingo - 2 nd stop was a Columbus memorial and papamobil. After 20 minutes (not 5 as discussee) we continued to capital. We stopped for a Three Ojos Caves - if u ever been to real cave, this is not worth to see) - 1 hour except of 30 minutes as discussed. Here was the 3rd stop, the oldest street in a New World + museum (only from outside), then we moved to the typical Dominican restaurant (presented as Dominican, but food included Spagetti from Italy and rice from China - all cold, some green lettuce and pieces of pork chops), so not very nice. Plastic plates and cups, so also not very representative. Then, after 1,5 hour we moved to pre- agreed overpriced souvenir shop (for example same coffee u can buy 50% cheaper just 20 metres away). After 30 minutes we moved to the cathedral (10 minutes visit) and to another overpriced souvenirshop. Here we spent 1,5 hours, as 4 of 30 pax from the group liked it. After we moved back to the bus. We asked guide to drive us home, but he did not agreed and told us, we have to see Presidential palace(just from the bus). So we spent more than hour un a traffic, none of the guests took a picture because of the dark). 2 passangers asked for a cab and left alone. We came back to punta cana late in the evening. So resume: 6 hours driving, 2 hours in a traffic, 1,5 hour lunch and 30 minutes sightseeing at St Domingo. The tour guide was uncompetent and dissorganized. I make at least 30 tours like this every year, this was the worst ever in my past 20 years.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi dear client. I am sorry for what you experienced in this excursion, which was not from Sol Cana Tours (our company). I dont know how this review came to our product. it is totally different to our Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip we have. that means that this tour was not taken from our company.
Highly recommended!
, Aug 2019
This was, by far, the best excursion we have been on. Our guide, Sandro, was incredible and very knowledgable. He seamlessly switched from Spanish to English. Santo Domingo was beautiful and I highly recommend visiting!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Historical Santo Domingo
, Jun 2019
Great trip- the guide was “spot on”- I really enjoyed the colonial city! I feel there was a significant amount of effort made to create an enjoyable time for all
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you for using our service! Thank you for coming to our country! we apreciate it very much.

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