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From Bávaro or Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Highlights Tour

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Get picked up from your hotel in Bávaro or Punta Cana and explore Santo Domingo on foot, by bus, and by train. Join a guided tour with lunch included and see the Alcazar de Colon and the Ozama Fort.

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  • Admire the Gothic splendour of Santa Maria Cathedral
  • 4D – Cinema – The Battle of Santo Domingo
  • Sightseeing tour through the UNESCO-listed colonial zone
  • Guided tour of the Columbus family's Alcazar de Colon


Santo Domingo is brimming with architectural and historical gems. It's a city that tells a fascinating story, as it was the first city established in the ‘New World' by Europeans. Luis, one of our local guides, says, ‘We like to say we were the first – we had the first church in the Americas, the first hospital, the first monastery, and the first university. All here, in Santo Domingo.' You'll discover the major sights as well as the secrets of the colonial past by coach, train, and foot on this sightseeing tour. Kick off at Independence Park before heading into the warren of cobbled streets that is the old town – known as the Zona Colonial – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll see sites dating back to the 15th century and visit the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria and the Alcazar de Colon, which belonged to Christopher Columbus's family. You'll find out more about the complex history of the island with a 4D cinema experience recounting the storming of the city on New Year's Day in 1586 by English privateers led by Francis Drake. Next, hop aboard a mini-train for a tour of the colonial zone before stopping for lunch. You'll savor traditional Dominican dishes in a family-owned restaurant. It's a showstopping location in a 16th-century colonial building full of character and charm. Round off the day with a stroll along Calle de las Damas – site of the Pantheon and Ozama Fort, then enjoy free time to shop or explore. The colonial zone is dotted with cozy, tree-shaded squares and historic churches.


Transport Guide Admission fees Mini Train 4D cinema Lunch Beer, wine, water, and soft drinks Audio headset guide Insurance

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