Get an overview of Santo Domingo — the capital of the Dominican Republic — on this 4-hour city sightseeing tour. The oldest European-settled city in the Western Hemisphere, Santo Domingo is chock full of historical churches and other landmarks. With a guide, visit the World Heritage-listed Colonial Zone, 3 Eyes National Park and other attractions for a relaxing introduction to the city. Hotel transport is included.
Your sightseeing tour of Santo Domingo starts with hotel pickup by coach. Throughout the tour, listen to commentary about the city’s history and culture from your guide. Begin in the Colonial Zone — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — where some of the city’s oldest and most important churches, monuments and other landmarks stand. Located on the west bank of the Ozama River, the Colonial Zone is home to Spanish colonial architecture and the Catedral Primada de America, the oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere. Your tour continues around the city, stopping to show you historical attractions and modern-day points of interest like the Centro Comercial Blue Mall. Additional sights you’ll see on your coach tour include: • Monasterio de los Dominicos • Universidad Santo Tomas • Casa de Tostado • Monasterio Santa Clara • Calle las Damas • Fortaleza Ozama • Casa de Hernán Cortes • Casa Nicolas de Ovando • Iglesia de los Jesuitas • Plaza Reloj del Sol • Calle las Mercedes • Puerta del Conde • Palacio Nacional • Puerta de la Misericordia • Fuerte San Gil • Obelisco a las Hermanas Mirabal • Plaza de la Cultura • Centro Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte • Edificios Gubernamentales • Kiosko Artesanal Dominicano • Columbus Lighthouse • Entrance to The 3 Eyes National Park (Parque Los Tres Ojos)Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in time for you to enjoy the rest of your afternoon however you please.