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Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana provided by Runners Adventures

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana
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Tour snapshot
Explore Santo Domingo on a day trip from Punta Cana
Duration:
8–10 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
49
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8–10 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    49
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical heritage of Santo Domingo with this full-day tour of the capital. Follow a guide on a stroll past significant monuments in the Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Traveling round-trip from Punta Cana is made easy with hotel pickup and drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Discover the first city established in the Americas on a guided tour
  • Stop to admire monuments like the National Presidential Palace
  • Lunch is provided along with round-trip vehicle transport
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Discover the first city established in the Americas on a guided tour
  • Stop to admire monuments like the National Presidential Palace
  • Lunch is provided along with round-trip vehicle transport
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7096P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Alcázar de Colón
  • Entry/Admission - Museo De Las Casas Reales
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Exact pick up time will be sent by email
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Women must have shoulders and knees covered to enter the cathedral
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Important: Due Covid the entree to the museums are closed. We do a panoramic visit
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Alcázar de Colón
  • Entry/Admission - Museo De Las Casas Reales
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Exact pick up time will be sent by email
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Women must have shoulders and knees covered to enter the cathedral
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Important: Due Covid the entree to the museums are closed. We do a panoramic visit
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Nov 2021
A note from Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana
We reserve the right to refuse or accept a client who has presented fever, dry cough and respiratory difficulties, the day before the tour and the day of the tour, to participate in our excursions.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Calle Las Damas
  • 1
    Alcazar de Colon
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Palacio National
  • 2
    Museo De Las Casas Reales
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Zona Colonial
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon)
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Susan H
Bradenton, FL1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
Our driver Roberto did a fabulous job. He made us feel safe and knows what he’s doing on the road. Very warm and personable for sure.

As for Saturnino, he was very informative and kind. Very willing to answer any questions we may have had. He is very much appreciated and would highly recommend using the runner adventure experience!!!!
Written 16 January 2022
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Sheila B
1 contribution
Miguel and Francesco were excellent guides but there were several things about this trip that made it less than stellar. FIRST, IN THE MIDST OF OMICRON THERE IS NO FORCED MASKING! Of the roughly 25 people on the bus, less than 25% of them had on masks. One particular group from Romania didn’t wear them at all and were coughing, talking loudly, and hacking frequently. There was also no distancing whatsoever. I almost asked to get dropped back off at my hotel before we left the area but I was wearing an N95 mask and never took it off, not once, during the 5 hours spent on the bus. Second, it is a lot of driving for very little sightseeing, but the old city is really quite beautiful. Third, the tour was supposed to be bilingual in English and Spanish. There were a group of 14 Romanians, many of whom could not speak either language. Two, in particular, monopolized the tour guide’s time to translate from English to Romanian. Until the other passengers spoke up and said something about the unacceptable nature of this, the tour guides were not standing up to these people. If this group wanted a private tour in their language, they should’ve paid for one. As one of the three people who stood up to this group less than an hour into the trip, it made the rest of the trip quite uncomfortable because this group was not happy being called out on their behavior. Unfortunately, their behavior just got worse from there and the tour guide was unsure how to even handle the situation. I realize the guide was between a rock and a hard place but perhaps some screening should be done ahead of time to make sure that appropriate people are booked for appropriate tours. These people clearly needed to have a private tour with someone who spoke Romanian. It wasn’t fair to the rest of us who paid good money for a tour in English and Spanish.
Written 14 January 2022
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Rhanda A
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
We did Monkeyland with coffee and cocoa experience
Absolutely worth your time to go.
Angel was super informative and funny.
Rafael got us there and back timely.
This was a 10!
Written 14 January 2022
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Viet Nguyen
Warsaw, Poland1 contribution
We decided to take a day trip to Santo Domingo to get a glimpse of how life in Dominican Rep. looks like outside the resorts in Punta Cana. We booked this particular trip from Runners Adventure as it surprisingly has a huge number of positive reviews on Trip Advisor. To our disappointment, the trip was a disaster, and the number of positive reviews is a bit of a trick. Let us explain.
From the moment we left our hotel early morning to the moment we were back at our hotel, the whole trip was 12 hours long, out of which 7 hours were spent on the buses/the road. And here is how we spent the remaining 5 hours:
1. First stop “for the toilets” on the way to Santo Domingo, which were actually more a visit to the chocolate shop nearby: 20min.
2. After arriving to Santo Domingo, visit the Alcazar de Colon: 45 minutes (15 min waiting, 30 min tour inside the museum),
3. Walking 150m to … a jewelry shop and they left us there for … 40-45 min,
4. Walking 50m to a local restaurant for lunch. We spent about 1 hour for lunch.
5. Walking 200m to the Columbus Statue and visit the Cathedral, where we spend in total 1 hour,
6. A visit to another shop, a gift shop and they left us there for 30-45 min
7. Then we walk back 200m to the bus to come back to Punta Cana, with 10min stop in front of the Presidential Palace to take photos
8. On the way back, again a second visit to the same chocolate shop, this time with a 5 min marketing show and people can buy chocolate here. It took about 40-45 min.
So really, you would fly all your way here to DR and take an 12 hours trip just to spend 2 hours visiting, and more on browsing the supermarket, the jewelry shop and the chocolate shop?
Before we arrive to Punta Cana, the guide not only asked people to write a review on Trip Advisor (which is ok), but he asked them to do it on the bus where he gave them access to wifi, and he explicitly instruct people how to write a review. It explains why they have so many positive reviews here
So if you have nothing better to do and don’t mind wasting a day, go for it. If not, find something better to do. Or just chill on the beach.
I included hereby the photo of the jewelry shop you’ll be visiting
Written 13 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hadi T
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
I was on this tour with tour guide Monchy and driver Daniel and it was amazing! I got to see so much of santo domingo including a museum and a cathedral. I was also given the opportunity to shop twice. I also took great pictures.

Monchys enthusiasm and mastery of the English language as well as Daniel’s safe but effective driving was the cherry on top of it all!
Written 12 January 2022
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Ghassan K
3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Loved the experience! Would do it again with this team🔥
The tour guide Munchy is Professional and knows his history and was very structure.
The driver Daniel was very experienced.
Written 12 January 2022
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Monika M
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
We had an excellent guide Dario , very knowledgeable and very pleasant.
Rene the bus driver did also a perfect job.
A big thank you to both of them.
Written 12 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shaa M
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
This was a wonderful experience. We were able to ask all kinds of questions. The experience was very informative, fun, and safe. COVID precautions were taken to ensure safety. Dario was fabulous being fluent in multiple languages, as well as, teaching Dominican history, heritage, and culture. Rene drove our bus and ensured a safe ride.
Written 12 January 2022
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Steph
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
Good tour with rene y dario. Funny and entertaining. Dario should be a history teacher, he explains really well.
Written 12 January 2022
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Ingrid G
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
Excellent tour ! Really enjoyed the sights and all the historic facts. Food was included and delicious. Thank you to our driver Rene and tour guide Dario
Written 12 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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