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Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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Air-conditioned vehicle
Lunch
All Fees and Taxes
Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vacation On RD
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour.

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  • "Make sure to bring comfortable shoes a hat and sunscreen there is a lot of walking but that should be expected." See review
  • "There are myriad opportunities to buy souvenirs so make sure you've budgeted for that." See review

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
34 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-3
I'd say that it was an average experience
Beniamin_M
, Sep 2021
The most memorable attraction was Los 3 Ojos. We felt like we're in a rush all the time, we saw a lot of interesting things only from the car windows. Our guide had an below medium english, a lot of explanations we're in spanish, but only some words in english. Other than that, lunch was okay, we tried some really interesting ice cream. I don't know, some moments we're fun, but most of the times we just wanted to be finished and go home.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Your opinion is really important to us, it helps us to be better. Thank you and we will do our best to keep improving.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Horrible!!!
Stefanie_P
, Sep 2021
The drivers don’t speak any english. I was picked up and driven to another meeting point. No one told me before. A tourist in the van told me to get out because I didn’t know the driver was talking to me (spanish). The diver from the van who brought us to SD also didn’t speak english. When I told him I don’t speak spanish he gave me his phone and I had to communicate via google translate. The van was also overcrowded, it was a mini van and in the front are usually 1,5 seats which I had to share with another tourist. I was very happy when we arrived in SD and we got a tour guide who finally spoke english and translated everything for me. The tour itself was ok, but there was n9 shopping. To tell me we do have 30min time for shopping when he only directed us to 1 shop where You can buy tourist stuff is a broken promise. I also didn’t like to wait there for more than 30min until everybody was finished, i didn’t want to buy any of these things, would have been better to direct us to a shopping street where you can chose where you wanna spent 30min. Shopping instead just 1 store. When we went to the cave there is a boat to go to the other side which costs 50 pesos or 1 Dollar. I didn’t know I have to pay any additional money! There was nothing said in the excursion on viator.com nor did anyone said anything upfront. I only had Euros with me (bills) And happily a 50cent coin which I gave them. This was a desaster. And its not about the 50pesos but that they didn’t tell you upfront. On the way back there were some bags on the seats in the front and the the woman I shared the seats just took them on her lap. I didn’t want to carry any bags from someone for 2 hours on my lap! Not to mention that it is rude not to even ask if we could do a favor as there was no space in the car where to put them. I asked the driver and of course he didn’t understand and gave me his phone with google translate. He put then one bag under his drivers seat and the other one we left in the front on the floor. I really don’t pay for a tour to carry someone elses belongings which is more than unprofessional especially not even to think about asking the guest and look at me what I want when I showed him the bags on my seat. I dont pay him to run private errands and if he does so when we are away it shouldnt bother me afterwards in any way. So the behaviour is absolutely unacceptable. The driver also didn’t wear a mask and I doubt that there was anything desinfected in the car. At least I cannot complain about Leo the tour guide he was nice. The lunch was ok but nothing special and I know that carribean cuisine has more to offer than what they gave us for lunch. The whole trip was very disappointing and I wouldn’t recommand this tour with this operator.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Your opinion is really important to us, it helps us to be better. Thank you and we will do our best to keep improving.
star-5
A bit of everything
SoloGirlfromTampa
, Sep 2021
This was a great experience. You get to see a bit of everything which is great! It takes a bit to get going because of picking up groups from different locations but that didn’t bother me. I was a bit nervous since I was traveling alone and don’t speak Spanish but the driver was great and Leo the tour guide was AMAZING at explaining in English and Spanish! Leo certainly made this trip amazing. We got to see Los 3 Ojos, the Columbus Lighthouse and House, a cathedral, the president’s house, walk the streets in Santo Domingo, souvenir shop, a few others I’m sure I’m forgetting and have lunch (included). We did have to move a bit quickly so that we could see everything but it wasn’t rushed. It’s a very long day because of the ride to and from Santo Domingo so I would suggest packing snacks/drinks (or grab some at the gas station main meeting point) and dressing comfortably. I was picked up at 7:20 and returned to my hotel around 6:20. Awesome awesome experience!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you 😊! We are glad that you enjoyed our service and that you allowed us to be part of your vacation 🏝. We hope to see you again soon. 🇩🇴❤🥳
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Tour guide Leo and driver. Very compassionate.
Janine_D
, Jun 2021
The guide Leo was excelente and so was the driver! He opened doors for me and bought me a snack and was really cool with me. The driver also share his cola with me. Very generous of them. I’m just sad I had to learn about Christopher Columbus. I’ve heard enough about him my entire life. Lol. Over all, a very great tour. Nice shopping and good food.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you 😊! We are glad that you enjoyed our service and that you allowed us to be part of your vacation 🏝. We hope to see you again soon. 🇩🇴❤🥳
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Exceeded my expectations
Tunisia_S
, Apr 2021
If I could leave more than five stars I would. Our driver Miguel was excellent and our guide Leo was amazing as well. I was the only English speaking participant. Leo made sure to explain in English Spanish. He was extremely knowledgeable about so many historical monuments as well as dates of historical significance. The last stop of tour I think was a surprise so I will leave it a surprise but it was incredible. Would definitely recommend. Make sure to bring comfortable shoes a hat and sunscreen there is a lot of walking but that should be expected. Lastly we did stop at a couple tourist/souvenir shops. Be leery of the salespeople. Make sure me know how much you are spending in your native currency. They will take advantage otherwise.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you 😊! We are glad that you enjoyed our service and that you allowed us to be part of your vacation 🏝. We hope to see you again soon. 🇩🇴❤🥳
star-2
Bad tour guide
Alena_L
, Apr 2021
Thank you for organizing a transfer from Domenicus area for me to be able to join the group from Punta Cana! Really appreciated! However the tour guide was not very knowledgeable. The informational part was very poor.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
History in the knowing
ISABEL_C
, Mar 2021
Perfect trip during the week to see the life of Dominican Republic in action. True life and culture.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you 😊! We are glad that you enjoyed our service and that you allowed us to be part of your vacation 🏝. We hope to see you again soon. 🇩🇴❤🥳
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing Day in Dominican
Betty_J
, Mar 2021
One couple from Columbia; one couple from Hungary; one couple from USA. Two amazing translators/tour guides; a safe driver even on two-way one-lane streets. One fantastic day! Learned so much. Excellent lunch. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
We are glad that our activity was to your liking and we hope to continue improving every day, to provide you with the best service. We wish you more great days.
star-4
Great for history buffs
Kayla_B
, Jan 2021
The tour and tour guide was amazing. Definitely worth it. Prepare to walk alot and Tres Ojos has what seems likes never ending stair bit well worth it. Seeing the Colonial Zone was awesome and the tour guide was like a living book of history. On the bad side. Our driver from Punta Cana and back was extremely unprofessional making two personal stops for his own gain and now explaining why we stopped.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
We are glad that our activity was to your liking and we hope to continue improving every day, to provide you with the best service. We wish you more great days.
star-4
Great intro to Santo Domingo
Melissa_B
, Dec 2020
I did this tour with my partner and we really enjoyed the itinerary, especially during circumstances when I'm sure not everything was open. Los Tres Ojos is definitely the highlight. There are myriad opportunities to buy souvenirs so make sure you've budgeted for that. The tour guide was a very lovely man - who explained everything in Spanish and English and was always happy to take photos or answer questions. One thing to note was that we thought it was an English tour but it ended up being Spanish/English so the guide always had to explain things twice and information might have been less comprehensive than a tour in one language. (but understand that in these times, it is more economical to group people together, and there were only five of us). Still a very good day out and we would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
We are glad that our activity was to your liking and we hope to continue improving every day, to provide you with the best service. We wish you more great days.

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