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National Palace Tours

National Palace
The city of Santo Domingo is one of the oldest in the Caribbean, however the National Palace isn’t a colonial-era structure. Instead it harkens to a different, more recent period of the Dominican Republics history. The National Palace was built in the 1940s during the reign of the DR’s famously brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo. The National Palace is still in use as the seat of the DR’s government and the offices of the president, so it is not generally open to the public. However, visitors can explore the outside and take photos of the building’s impressive architecture. 

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The National Palace is a feature of modern Santo Domingo, and so is not found within the Colonial Zone where most visitors spend their time. However, it’s only a 10-minute drive west of the Colonial Zone, and easily reached by taxi.
Address: Calle Moses Garcia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

Explore the oldest city in the Americas on this walking tour of Santo Domingo. During this 10-hour excursion from Punta Cana, follow your local guide to view some 5th century colonial monuments, Las Damas Street and Diego Columbus Alcazar, the first cathedral built in the new world. Stop by the National Presidential Palace, get fantastic views of downtown and shop for souvenirs at the local markets. Lunch at a traditional Dominican restaurant and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$85.00 USD
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Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour

Explore the highlights of Santo Domingo on this 4-hour sightseeing tour of the Dominican Republic's capital. With commentary from your local guide, visit 3 Eyes National Park and the Colonial Zone, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See Catedral Primada de America, the oldest cathedral in the Americas, as well as Plaza de Reloj del Sol and the Iglesia de los Jesuitas among other landmarks. This coach tour includes pickup and drop-off at your Santo Domingo hotel.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Explore the oldest city in the Americas on this walking tour of Santo Domingo. During this full-day excursion from Punta Cana, follow your local guide to view some 5th century colonial monuments, Las Damas Street and Diego Columbus Alcazar, the first cathedral built in the new world. Stop by the National Presidential Palace, get fantastic views of downtown and watch a 4D movie about the history of the city. Lunch at a traditional Dominican restaurant and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the New World and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. This popular tour includes stops at the first cathedral, a visit to the first paved road, university, hospital, stone home, local tavern and more. Whether it's your first time in Dominican Republic, or you're a returning traveler who wants to escape the beaches for a bit of history, this is the perfect tour!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Historic City Tour of Santo Domingo

Gain valuable insight into the history of Santo Domingo during this 8-hour comprehensive city tour from Punta Cana. Explore landmarks and highlights such as the Plaza de España, the National Palace, the Columbus Lighthouse and the Colonial Zone. Stop at Three Eyes National Park to see the underground caves and lagoons used by the Taino Indians. Lunch at a typical Dominican restaurant is included, as well as round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$106.25 USD
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Historical City Tour of Santo Domingo

Explore the historic attractions of Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an art historian guide on this full-day sightseeing tour. You’ll visit Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, the 16-square-block Colonial Zone, and the National Presidential Palace, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach. A traditional Dominican lunch is also included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Santo Domingo City Tour

Visit all of Santo Domingo's landmarks and attractions in one 10-hour tour from Punta Cana. Learn about the beginnings of the New World through your guide's narration as you visit the Presidential Palace, the botanical gardens, the boardwalk, and other highlights. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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