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City Highlights

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During this 3-hour introduction to the buzzing capital of the Dominican Republic, you will see the cathedral, castle, monastery and the first university built in the New World.

City Highlights

The beautiful and colorful colonial city of Santo Domingo is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic as well as a UNESCO world heritage site. Throughout this action-packed walking tour, you will explore lively neighborhoods and see historical monuments while soaking up spectacular views and bachata music.

Learn about the city's storied history as you stroll the cobblestone streets of Zona Colonial with your local guide. This colorful district in Santo Domingo is the oldest one in the city and the area where Christopher Columbus settled in the New World. You will navigate past street vendors and chaotic traffic to see the Cathedral Santa Maria La Menor, the first cathedral of the Americas. Also, in the district are the 16th century Fortaleza Ozama and the first university built in the New World.

Take a photo of the majestic ruins of the San Francisco Monastery looming over the city from its perch on top of the hill, then survey the neighborhoods to discover delicious bakeries and cafes, boutique art galleries and local artisans. While in the district be sure to walk on the first street in the New World, the Calle Las Damas!

This small group tour allows for personalized attention with your local and knowledgeable guide and is a must-do for first-timers to the Dominican Republic, book today and don't miss out.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $55.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and comfortable walking shoes. You may also wish to bring sunglasses and a hat.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.