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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
"great day, excellent guide, long drive from Punta Cana but definitely worth it." See review
"I would have preferred meeting at a single pickup location and avoid the excessive time involved with picking up and dropping off of passengers." See review
"Even better if they have an English only tour I would pay extra for that." See review
Reviews by Viator travelers
, 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
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
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..
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.
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.
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.
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!
I love to visit towns as I travel and was sadly disappointed with this tour. The guide was informative but he spoke in English and Spanish and it made it very hard to follow long I figured picking an English speaking tour I would have an English only guide. The city was very disappointing as well very dirty people unfriendly and lots of street vendors attacking you while on tour to buy items. Went to other town on another town and loved it. The guide makes the difference .