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Runners Adventures - Santo Domingo City Tour

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Address: Bavaro, Punta Cana 22000, Dominican Republic
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As we make our way into the city of Santo Domingo, the first city to be...

As we make our way into the city of Santo Domingo, the first city to be built in the New World, we disembark on its waterfront. Breathtaking views portray a lowly Caribbean Sea.Discover ancient real estate wrought by accents epitomizing French neoclassical designs. Delicate facades elaborated in stucco entrap visitors in the thick of 500 years of history.We will visit the first institution of higher learning. Make a stopover through the most splendid and arty manifestations of the Dominican cultural realm.We will undertake a tour of the Colonial Zone, where monuments and museums highlight the most critical periods of colonial times. A walk in the Alcázar de Colón will enrapture us back to the era of the first Spanish conquistadors. Indulge in the solemnity of the Catedral Primada de América, where the seeds of a fervent Catholic faith were first sowed.

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Nacho and René were amazing.

The whole experience was perfect. Informative, interesting, fun and hilarious. Nacho and René were just as important to the tour as the sights. We have never laughed so hard... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The whole experience was perfect. Informative, interesting, fun and hilarious. Nacho and René were just as important to the tour as the sights. We have never laughed so hard durring a historical tour, it was amazing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was Nacho and our driver was Enrique. The bus was right on time at our resort and the guide entertained us with some humor while we were picking up other people. He was very professional he made sure all three languages received the same information and that the entire group was together at... More 

Thank Tiffany H
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the day seeing and learning about Santo Domingo''s culture and history. Picked up at hotel on time but then waited 45 minutes at the meeting point for others to come and transferred to a tour a nice tour bus. Our driver was Rene and our guide Monchy who was very knowledgeable and funny. The guides at the historical sites... More 

Thank Born2travel2013
Dresden, Ohio
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Spent the day with Dario and Enrique in Santo Domingo. Dario did a great job in English and French explaining about the history and scenery of the DR as we drove to our destination, and Enrique did a fabulous job driving that huge bus down some impossibly tight streets. We stopped at Columbus's burial site (wish we could have gone... More 

Thank shellieshellie4
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had the luck of having rain pretty much our entire stay in Punta Cana so we decided last minute to book a City Tour to Santo Domingo. Our guide Dario & Driver were fantastic. Dario was very knowledgeable, informative and made the entire trip a fun experience and he answered all of our questions without a problem. I would... More 

Thank JanneleOntario82
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were picked up right at our resort ( Reserve Paradisus) in Punta Cana. Our tour guide was named Nacho and he was funny, knowledgeable, and made the trip really fun. Our driver was Robert. He did a great job keeping us safe and comfortable. I'd go on any tour Nacho facilitates. His quick wit and belly laugh was contagious.... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

It was our first time on a zip line and it was great. The harness was good quality and double cables made for a very safe ride. Melvin was a great guide on our truck ride from the resort and Juan Cruz was a very safe and smooth driver. The only negative is that it took a long time to... More 

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

My boyfriend, brother-in-law and myself went on this full day excursion we boarded our bus at 7 am and arrived back at our hotel by 6:30pm. We came prepared with water and snacks (we made some sandwiches at our hotels buffet), while the tour provides a great buffet lunch (traditional Dominican foods) we were thankful the snacks we packed as... More 

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

After a short van ride to La Estancia we joined up with other travellers from Punta Cana etc. Guests were sorted according to languages spoken and an appropriate guide was assigned. Our English guide Munchi and our driver Wilbur were vey good. Munchi explained Dominican history and relevant facts while we were on the bus and Wilbur efficiently dealt with... More 

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This trip was everything I expected. Lots of information and lots of historic sight seeing which I loved. Dario and Rene were really nice and knowledgeable ... the only downside is the long drive from punta cana, but it's worth it ! :)

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