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Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace)
Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace)

Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace)

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This UNESCO World Heritage site located in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone, is the oldest Viceroy residency in all of the Americas. Once the home of the famous Columbus family, the symmetrical structure was built by the famous explorers son is 1515.

This historic site, which is now home to the Museo Alcazar de Diego Colon, was once an architectural constellation of fifty rooms, gardens and courtyards. While this once impressive palace is today approximately half the size, the artifacts, tapestries and documents on display in the museum showcase a rich and colorful history that grants travelers a deeper understanding of the culture and stories of Santo Domingo, as well as one of the world’s most well-known explorers.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

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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.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$89.00
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US$89.00
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Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

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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.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.00
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US$95.00
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Santo Domingo sunset lights & sounds

Santo Domingo sunset lights & sounds

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Experience the cultural highlights of Santo Domingo on this night tour, a great choice for first-time visitors. After a short 4D film about Santo Domingo’s history, explore the old town on an easy-to-ride electric Trikke three-wheeled vehicle and see the city illuminated in lights. This leaves enough time to visit a modern art gallery, dance to the rhythms of merengue, and enjoy a Dominican beer and snack.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.16
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US$46.16

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from La Romana

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from La Romana

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Explore the history of the oldest city in the Americas on this family-friendly tour from La Romana. Learn about Santo Domingo's historic and cultural significance and see important monuments and landmarks. Take a break to watch a short 4D pirate movie, then continue on to explore the boardwalk area. Lunch at an upscale Dominican restaurant is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87.18
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US$87.18
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo

We leave early in the morning from any hotel in Bávaro and Bayahibe, in comfortable and modern buses, accompanied by an expert guide. Walking along the narrow roads of yesterday, we will visit the beginnings of the New World, where at the beginning of the 15th century the first colonial houses were built, touring the Colonial City; We will pay tribute to the Primada de las Américas Cathedral, the birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith; We will also take a walk through the Alcazar de Colón, which will take you to the time of the first Spanish conquerors. The full day excursion also includes a typical lunch in a famous Dominican food restaurant, to savor our typical dishes. Is there more ?, Yes, we will walk along the Malecon of Santo Domingo where we can appreciate the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and some of the buildings of the modern city such as the Palace of Fine Arts, the National Theater and the Presidential Palace among others.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$86.00
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US$86.00
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Full Day City Tour Santo Domingo

Full Day City Tour Santo Domingo

Immerse yourself in the history of the Dominican Republic's first city on this history-focused tour. You'll spend a full day exploring the city highlights with a guide to enrich your experience, providing commentary and navigation. Sites visited include the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone, the Casas Reales, the Cathedral, Colon Park. Calle de las Camas, El Conde, and others.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$90.00
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US$90.00
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Santo Domingo City Tour From Punta Cana

Santo Domingo City Tour From Punta Cana

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Spend the day exploring one of Dominican Republic's most beautiful and eclectic colonial cities. Tour the city's first cathedral, pass by Christopher Columbus' house and check out local monuments and museums alongside fellow travelers and your local guide. This popular option for travelers showcases the best culture, history and heritage of this capital city. Whether you're a first time visitor or a DR native, this is the perfect tour for those who want to hit all the highlights.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$88.32
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US$88.32

Full Day Caribbean Santo Domingo City Tour

Full Day Caribbean Santo Domingo City Tour

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Stroll through the oldest streets in the Americas on this comprehensive tour of Santo Domingo, with round-trip transportation from Punta Cana. Embark on a walking tour of the colonial zone with a guide, a pleasure for history buffs, then visit the Three Eyes National Park (Tres Ojos) and the Columbus Lighthouse. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana and a typical Dominican lunch served midday make this an all-inclusive experience.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.00
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US$95.00

Half day City Tour Santo Domingo

Half day City Tour Santo Domingo

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With rich colonial history, Santo Domingo ranks among the Dominican Republic’s must-see cities—but exploring solo means missing its hidden secrets. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Santo Domingo hotel and explore the city with your guide. Hear the backstories behind top attractions including the 16th-century Cathedral of Santa María la Menor and the Museo de las Casas Reales, and admire the Ozama River from the Ozama Fortress.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.00
Price varies by group size
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US$60.00
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Santo Domingo City Tour Supreme

Santo Domingo City Tour Supreme

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Take a break from the beach and explore the highlights of Santo Domingo on this full-day sightseeing excursion from Punta Cana. Walk the cobblestone streets of the historic Colonial Zone and see many firsts of the New World such as the first cathedral, tavern, and paved road. Then visit the Columbus House, the palace of Christopher Columbus' son, Diego. A traditional Dominican lunch is also included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Santo Domingo Historical Day Trip

Santo Domingo Historical Day Trip

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Leave the beach crowds behind on a stress-free day trip to Santo Domingo—a great choice for first-time visitors with limited time. Enjoy easy transportation in an air-conditioned coach and visit highlights, such as Three Eyes National Park, the Cathedral of America, and the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone. Your full-day guided tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$70.00
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US$70.00
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Santo Domingo Colonial (City Tour)

Santo Domingo Colonial (City Tour)

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This tour to Santo Domingo shows you the highlights in and around the capital city. First, stop at Los Tres Ojos National Park. Meaning “three eyes” in Spanish, it boasts three impressive lakes. Then explore Old Town Santo Domingo with a professional tour guide, learning about its importance as the first seat of the Spanish colonial government in the Americas. A traditional Dominican lunch is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.00
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US$75.00
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Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

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Explore the city streets, back alleys, architectural landmarks and historical sights on this popular Santo Domingo city tour that showcases the best of the New World. Follow your expert guide through all the highlights of this stunning colonial city. Enjoy lunch at the Los Tres Ojos caves and enjoy expert commentary as you travel back in time.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85.00
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US$85.00
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Santo Domingo Colonial Zone Private Day Tour

Santo Domingo Colonial Zone Private Day Tour

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Benefit from personalized attention and private round-trip transportation on this full-day private tour of Santo Domingo from Punta Cana. Skip the hassle of renting a car and figuring out directions on this day trip, accompanied by a private guide. See the highlights of Santo Domingo's 500-year-old Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a flexible tour accompanied by engaging commentary from your guide.
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  • 11 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$975.00
per group
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US$975.00
per group

Walking Tour in the Colonial Zone

Walking Tour in the Colonial Zone

The places we visit requires a good deal of understanding, knowledge and experience. Our tours are small group adventure tours. We have a great mix of people of all ages on our tours, ranging from their 20s to their 70s and over. There may be single travellers, couples or a group of friends and they have travelled from all over the world with different expectations and backgrounds. Tour guides with open mind and a willingness to try and understanding different cultures is required by everyone in the group.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$39.00
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US$39.00

Santo Domingo Historial Day Trip From Punta Cana

Santo Domingo Historial Day Trip From Punta Cana

From Punta Cana you head west through rolling sugar cane fields until we reach the Dominican Republic's capital city. Enjoy an insightful day discovering the past and the present of the capital city along with an engaging, knowledgeable, and friendly guide. Seize the opportunity to visit all the must-see monuments and enjoy a delicious typical Dominican lunch. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas. Stroll down Las Damas Street where you will see many important monuments. Pass by the Museo de la Casas Reales,Visit the national park Los Tres Ojos then walk across the Alcázar de Colón which takes you back to the era of the Spanish conquistadors, On the boardwalk of Santo Domingo, appreciate the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and modern buildings such as the Fine Arts Palace, the National Theatre, and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy a nice lunch in a typical restaurant in the capital.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$72.67
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US$72.67
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Full-Day City Tour of Santo Domingo from La Romana

Full-Day City Tour of Santo Domingo from La Romana

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Get a comprehensive tour of Santo Domingo, the oldest capital city in the new world, with round-trip transportation from La Romana. Visit all of the city's highlights during this full-day tour, including the National Pantheon, the Columbus Palace, and the first cathedral in the Americas. Lunch in a traditional restaurant is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.00
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US$75.00
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Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) hours of operation: Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 17 Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) costs USD 39.00. Guided Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) tours start around USD 39.00 per person. See all 17 Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) tickets and tours on Viator.