Take a fascinating day trip and experience one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the Caribbean, Santo Domingo. Enjoy the day by visiting the city's first cathedral, catching a glimpse of Christopher Columbus' house and touring the beautiful, local monuments and museums.
Air conditioned transportation
Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's Not Included
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
DVD (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
ADULT: Age: 11 - 65
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
A moderate amount of walking is involved comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
Alcazar de Colon
The Alcázar de Colón, or Columbus Alcazar, located in Santo Domingo's Ciudad Colonial, Dominican Republic, is the oldest Viceregal residence in the Americas, and forms part of the Ciudad Colonial UNESCO's World Heritage Site. It was built on a plot close to the rock islet that look towards the Ozama River, granted to Diego Columbus, firstborn son of the discoverer of the Americas, Christopher Columbus, by King Ferdinand II of Aragon, to build a dwelling for him and his descendants on the island Hispaniola, to which he arrived in 1509 as governor. The building houses the Museo Alcázar de Diego Colón, whose collection exhibits the Caribbean's most important ensemble of European late medieval and Renaissance works of art, which were acquired in the 1950s. The Tapestry collection (spanning from the 15th to 17th centuries) is particularly important and unique in the Caribbean, and includes pieces produced by the Flemish Van Den Hecke family from cartouches created by Charles Le Brun. The Alcázar is the most visited museum in Santo Domingo
Admission Ticket Free
Beside the Catedral Primada de América, this historic park contains several trees and a large statue of Admiral Columbus himself. It’s the meeting place for residents and is alive with tourists, townsfolk, hawkers, guides, shoeshine boys, tourist police and thousands of pigeons. The corner of Calle El Conde and Arzobispo Meriño is the premier people-watching corner in the Zona Colonial.
Admission Ticket Free
Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor
The first stone of this cathedral, the oldest standing in the Western hemisphere, was set in 1514 by Diego Columbus, son of the great explorer (the ashes of father and son supposedly once resided in the chapel's crypt). Construction, however, didn’t begin until the arrival of the first bishop, Alejandro Geraldini, in 1521. From then until 1540, numerous architects worked on the church and adjoining buildings, which is why the vault is Gothic, the arches Romanesque and the ornamentation baroque.
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