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Excursion 'TOUR OF SANTO DOMINGO'

Description

Explore Santo Domingo de Guzmán, the modern cosmopolitan city that was once the cradle of American civilization.



What we will see
  • Alcázar
  • Colonial quarter: National Pantheon, colonial market, Cathedral of Santa María La Menor
  • Buffet lunch


What we will do
  • We reach the capital of the Dominican Republic by coach. The journey enables us to admire the amazing views while the guides tell us about the country’s history and culture.
  • Once in Santo Domingo, the charming combination of past and present immediately catches our eye - colonial buildings erected 500 years ago coexist with modern architecture, bestowing a truly unique character to the city.
  • Our first stop is the famous Alcázar, where Don Diego Colón, first governor of Hispaniola island and son of Christopher Columbus, used to live. It was built between 1510 and 1512 by over 1500 Tiano indios without the use of a single nail, but only rudimentary tools such as saws, scalpels and hammers.
  • We stroll through the amazing colonial quarter, the first still-existing settlement created by Christopher Columbus upon arriving in the New World, and admire ancient buildings such as the National Pantheon, resting place of many Dominican heroes.
  • If we want to buy a few souvenirs, the characteristic colonial market is the perfect place to choose traditional handicrafts, jewellery, cigars and rum.
  • We then head to the Cathedral of Santa María La Menor, the first of the Americas and a source of pride among the Dominican population.
  • We leave the colonial quarter and make our way to a buffet lunch.
When would you like to leave?
Adult € 80.95
Child (3-13 old) € 60.71
Length 8 1/2 hours approximately
Level Moderate Moderate
Type Sightseeing Sightseeing
Cultural Cultural
Meal included Meal included
 
What you need to know
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
  • This tour is not recommended for guests who suffer from sea sickness and those who have mobility problems.
  • The coach journey from the International Tourist Dock to La Romana at Santo Domingo takes around 2 hours each way.
  • This excursion involves a lot of walking, it is therefore recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Dress code that is appropriate for the places of worship to be visited is recommended.
  • The itinerary may be subject to change.
  • It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the coach to where the boat is moored.
  • The boat transfer to Catalina Island takes approximately 45 minutes.
  • There is limited availability of English speaking guides.