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Santo Domingo Day Trips from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo Day Trips from Punta Cana

With its vibrant cultural heritage and UNESCO-listed Zona Colonial (Colonial Zone), Santo Domingo is not only the largest city of the Dominican Republic, but it’s also the oldest city of the Americas. Here’s how to visit this historic hotbed on a day trip from Punta Cana.

Group Tours

Most small-group tours of Santo Domingo cover the city’s top attractions, including the National Presidential Palace, Alcazar de Colon, and Calle Las Damas (the first paved street in the New World), without forcing you to sacrifice a big chunk of your travel budget. Some tours include other stops on the way to Santo Domingo, like the limestone caves of Los Tres Ojos or the Columbus Lighthouse. 

Private Tours

There’s a lot to see and explore in the Dominican capital, and a private tour allows you to customize your itinerary to match your interests. Spend your day diving deep into local history in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Colonial Zone or focus on the city’s modern culture with a local guide.

Things to Know

  • Day trips can last anywhere from seven to 11 hours, depending on the option chosen.

  • Santo Domingo is situated 119 miles (192 kilometers) from Punta Cana; the drive takes between two and three hours.

  • Most tours include hotel pickup and drop-off at your Punta Cana resort.

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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

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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.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

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Explore the oldest city in the Americas on this walking tour of Santo Domingo. During this full-day 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 watch a 4D movie about the history of the city. Lunch at a traditional Dominican restaurant and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Private Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Private Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

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Explore Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a personalized day trip from Punta Cana. Wander the cobblestone streets of the historic Colonial Zone and visit Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, and the National Presidential Palace, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
Price varies by group size
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$110.00
Price varies by group size

Santo Domingo Historical Day Trip

Santo Domingo Historical Day Trip

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Leave the beach crowds behind on a stress-free day trip to Santo Domingo — a great choice for first-time visitors with limited time. Enjoy easy transportation in an air-conditioned coach and visit highlights, such as Three Eyes National Park, the Cathedral of America, and the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone. Your full-day guided tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Private Santo Domingo Colonial Private trip From Punta Cana

Private Santo Domingo Colonial Private trip From Punta Cana

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Benefit from personalized attention and private round-trip transportation on this full-day private tour of Santo Domingo from Punta Cana. Skip the hassle of renting a car and figuring out directions on this day trip, accompanied by a private guide. See the highlights of Santo Domingo's 500-year-old Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a flexible tour accompanied by engaging commentary from your guide.
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  • 11 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$499.00
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$499.00
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Santo Domingo City Tour: History of the Caribbean

Santo Domingo City Tour: History of the Caribbean

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Immerse yourself in the city culture, history, and architecture of Santo Domingo on this full-day city sightseeing tour from Punta Cana. Highlights include Casa de Campos, Three Eyes (Tres Ojos) Park, Falo Colon, the Santo Domingo Cathedral, and others. Buffet lunch of typical Dominican food included, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

Santo Domingo Supreme Cultural Full Day

Santo Domingo Supreme Cultural Full Day

Experience the best of Santo Domingo during a full-day sightseeing excursion from Punta Cana—a tour with special appeal for first-time visitors. Stroll through the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone to see highlights such as the first cathedral and the oldest paved street in the Americas, and then visit the caves at Los Tres Ojos to learn about the island’s earliest inhabitants. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Santo Domingo Walking Tour Full Day From Punta Cana

Santo Domingo Walking Tour Full Day From Punta Cana

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Immerse yourself in Santo Domingo's rich history during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Walk through the historic city's Colonial Zone, hitting all the most important landmarks. Free time for shopping and lunch are included, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
Price varies by group size
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$85.00
Price varies by group size

Santo Domingo City Tour From Punta Cana

Santo Domingo City Tour From Punta Cana

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Spend the day exploring one of Dominican Republic's most beautiful and eclectic colonial cities. Tour the city's first cathedral, pass by Christopher Columbus' house and check out local monuments and museums alongside fellow travelers and your local guide. This popular option for travelers showcases the best culture, history and heritage of this capital city. Whether you're a first time visitor or a DR native, this is the perfect tour for those who want to hit all the highlights.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.32
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Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana
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Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Get a comprehensive tour of Santo Domingo on this full-day tour from Punta Cana. Skip the hassle of renting a car or figuring out directions in an unfamiliar country, as all transportation in provided. Enjoy the scenery on the ride and once you arrive in Santo Domingo, follow your guide on a tour of the First City of the Americas, learning much more through guided commentary than you would exploring on your own.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Santo Domingo Discovery City Tour from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo Discovery City Tour from Punta Cana

Take a comfortable, air-conditioned bus from Punta Cana to explore the capital city of Santo Domingo. See the old part of the city which boasts the oldest street in the Americas, the boardwalk, and the beauty of the sea against this metropolitan city. An authentic Dominican lunch is served at a local restaurant.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00