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Full-Day Santo Domingo Discovery Tour with Lunch from Punta Cana

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What to Expect
In chronological order our highlights include:
• VISIT Three Eyes National Park: underground caves and lagoons used by Taino Indians for a millennia until their eventual demise
• OBSERVE the Columbus Lighthouse where Christopher Columbus' remains are entombed
• SET FOOT in Diego Columbus's Palace
• STROLL the first paved road of the New World
• ENTER the National Pantheon, the final resting place of the country's most honored citizens
• KNEEL in the first cathedral of the New World
• INDULGE in authentic Dominican cuisine in an authentic atmosphere
• STAND before the country's impressive National Palace
• TIME to shop or stroll the Colonial City's continually inhabited streets for half a millennia

As you can see, most of your day is spent within the fortified, canon laden, walls of the Colonial City. Fortified walls? Yep, because everyone wanted a piece of this gem of the New World to launch their own conquests. 

Did you know the conquests of Mexico, Peru and Florida all embarked from Santo Domingo? But they couldn't hold back the famous pirate Sir Francis Drake who sacked the city in 1586, only to give it back to the Spanish after receiving a hefty ransom in gold. 

That nugget of history was free! But to really unveil Santo Domingo's infinite past, only a full narrated tour would do the city justice.

Put down your sun tan lotion and put on a hat and comfortable sneakers because it's time to:
• LEARN about the Western Hemisphere's European birth
• EAT real Dominican food where Dominicans go to eat
• RETURN home with a genuine understanding of the Dominican Republic's people and history

Make Christopher Columbus proud that 500+ years later you're still interested in discovering the city and the New World he conceived in 1492.
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Important Information
Departure Point
any  hotel lobby in punta cana
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • All activities
  • Tour escort/host
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that the drive to Santo Domingo is about 3 hours each way. Also, to enter the cathedral women and men must be covered to the elbows and knees. In other words, shoulders and upper thighs should be covered. Most likely you will be picked up at your hotel in a smaller bus and then transferred to a larger bus. The visit to a gift shop in SD is optional. If you do not want to buy anything you can do as you wish but you must notify the guide so he can give you a time to meet.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Edwin is an excellent tour guide. Very nice and helpful. He was very good with the older and younger children. He also has a lot of knowledge of the country. He also took care of the transfer to the airport!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sandjeef S
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  • Dominican Transfers
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, Spanish
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