☼ Santo Domingo Full Day
Discover Santo Domingo, the First City of the Americas. Travel across its most important roads all leading towards ancient edifices and monuments of an invaluable cultural heritage in a modern-day city.
Through yesterdays narrow lanes, we will set out to unveil the humble beginnings of the New World.
Tour the oldest colonial city, erected in the fifteenth century, and scour the first colonial epoch residences.
Get ready to board a comfortable air-conditioned bus at the crack of dawn. Side by side an expert tourist guide you will soon take over the First City of the Americas, learning historically-relevant facts of this modern-day metropolitan city.
Real estate wrought in accents underscored by delicate French neoclassical designs. Close detail was given to its facade, bringing together stuccoed accents and decorative elements around its doors and windows.
We will have lunch at a typical restaurant reminiscent of a small farm, where your senses will drift away with the pleasant scents of cinnamon and ginger.
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted to the rhythm of Merengue, in an atmosphere where flavor and camaraderie come to life.
You will be treated to the traditional Dominican dish, known as la bandera dominicana.
Take a stroll across a colonial neighborhood and examine its monuments and museums. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas, birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith.
Formally known as the Catedral Metropolitana Santa Mara de la Encarnacin
This former hut made of royal palms nowadays takes up an entire block. Setting your sight on its interior for the first time is an authentic sensorial experience.
Roam around El Conde, a 10 blockcobblestones walk chuock-full of shops, restaurants and an eclectic mix of people.
Stroll down Las Damas Street, the oldest back street not only in the Dominican Republic, in all of the Americas. It preserves the largest amount of monuments in its surrounding areas
The Museo de la Casas Reales, formerly the Governmental Palace, has a bewitching display of colonial era artifacts.
Monument of historic significance once a Jesuit church, the National Pantheon became the final resting place of many illustrious Dominicans after its restoration in 1538.
A huge copper lamp looms over its dome, emanating a perpetual flame forever keeping the memory of national heroes alive.
A walk across the Alcazar de Colon enraptures visitors back to the era of the first Spanish conquistadors.
The pedestrian only street known as Atarazanas was the first commercial street in the Americas.
Take a walk around the outside edge of the wall on the Bateria del Almirante.
The somberness of the National Palace is exemplified by its well-crafted formal equilibrium and historical commemorations. We will get off the bus for a brief moment in order to take photographs in front of the presidential palace
Arrive to the boardwalk of Santo Domingo where you will appreciate the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and
some modern buildings such as the Fine Arts Palace, National Theatre, Presidential Palace, and more.
Come across this multi-million-dollar lighthouse was built in 1992 to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of
Columbus landing in the Americas and is the site of the explorers bones.
Come and join us as we rediscover the first city of the New World.
Adults US $ 90 / Children US $ 45
Adults US $ 79 / Children US $ 40
|TRANSPORTATION||Pick up time 6:00 A.M. – 7:00 A.M. from your hotel main lobby.|
|RECOMMENDATIONS||Please bring comfortable clothing, walking shoes, cash and camera.|
|REMARKS||Long pants sleeves are mandatory to enter the cathedral.
This tour is operating from monday to friday and is available on private with a minimum of participants.
☼ Important Notes:► From 31 December expire all on-line offers because change of season, including combo packages, tours will be offered only at regular prices. Discounts will apply considering the amount of excursions purchased , or in the case of groups (will be specified later).
► Any of our products or services purchased online and paid with credit or debit card from a third country, is not subject to payment of 18% local taxes, as well as payment in cash at the destination.
► In case of cancellation of trips up to 24 hours before the start, the only 10% handling fee will be charged, within 24 hours before the start cancellation fee of 25% will be applied and in case of No show will be charged only 50% of final price (although other companies charge in this case 100%!).