This cultural day-out exploring the capital city, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, promises an unforgettable experience. On this amazing historical day-out you will visit:
- The 3-Eyes Caves “Los Tres Ojos”, three lakes, or "eyes," that were formed centuries ago as a result of the natural process of limestone erosion. It’s here that you will be received by our English-speaking Cocotours guide who will be with you for your entire time in Santo Domingo.
- The Alcázar de Colón palace, built in 1509 by Diego Colón, the son of Christopher Columbus.when he became Governor of the Indies. Experience the history of this magnificent colonial building that now serves as a museum.
- Calle las Damas, known as the oldest street in the New World dating back to 1502. We will take a walk along Calle las Damas, where the wife of Don Diego Columbus used to stroll. Marvel at the historic architecture of this street and imagine what life was like during colonial times.
- Be amazed by the grandeur of the Cathedral María La Menor, the first cathedral in the Americas, bult from 1523-1540. It was believed to be the resting place of Christopher Columbus
- Our tour also includes drive-by visits of the Columbus Lighthouse, built in the form of a Latin cross, a large monument that serves as a tribute to this famous explorer, and the modern-day Presidential Palace
- Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of a Dominican market, where you can find endless bargains and practice your bartering skills.
- We will also visit the Museum of the Royal Households, the former governor's palace which later became the presidential palace during Trujillo's dictatorship.
- The National Pantheon is another important stop on our tour, as it serves as the final resting place for many Dominican heroes. Originally a church owned by Spanish Jesuits in colonial times, this beautiful building now stands as a symbol of national pride and honor.
- Take in a panoramic view of the Ozama Fortress, the oldest military monument in the Americas and one of the first structures built in the colonial city.
- Also includes time for shopping at the famous Amber World Museum, and a handicrafts market where you can find unique souvenirs and gifts to take home. There will also be some free time to shop along El Conde street, one of the most popular shopping destinations in Santo Domingo.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of Santo Domingo with our private city tour. Book now and create unforgettable memories!
What to take: Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, camera, comfortable footwear, cash for shopping. To enter the cathedral, it is mandatory that your shoulders and knees are covered.