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Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace) Tours

Alcázar de Colón (Columbus Palace)
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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The museum — the most popular in Santo Domingo — is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Address: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta CanaDay Trips

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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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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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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from BayahibeBus Tours

Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Bayahibe

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Explore Santo Domingo's highlights on a sightseeing day trip from Bayahibe. Walk the cobblestone streets of the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone and see many firsts of the New World such as the first cathedral, paved road, and university. Plus, visit the underground caves at Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, and the National Presidential Palace. Your tour includes a typical Dominican lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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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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Explore Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas, on this 12-hour tour from Punta Cana. Stop  at 'Los Tres Ojos', a limestone caves containing a series of three lakes, to learn about the Dominican Republic's native Taino Indians. Stroll through the streets of Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone with your local guide, snapping photos and learning about the city's history. Eat a traditional Dominican buffet lunch and choose to spend time shopping for souvenirs.
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Full-Day City Tour of Santo Domingo from La RomanaDay Trips

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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Private Tour: Santo Domingo Sightseeing (4 people minimum)Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Santo Domingo Sightseeing (4 people minimum)

Explore Dominican Republic’s capital city on this half- or full-day private tour of Santo Domingo. Navigate the historical colonial streets with your friendly, local guide, and see some of the New World’s oldest landmarks in what’s widely regarded as the oldest European-settled city in the Western Hemisphere. Wander the iconic Colonial Zone on foot or upgrade to the full day for a look at other city highlights.
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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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Walking Tour in the Colonial ZoneHalf-day Tours

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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Half day City Tour Santo DomingoHistorical & Heritage Tours

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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Santo Domingo Colonial (City Tour)Day Trips

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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Santo Domingo City Tour From Punta CanaCity Tours

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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Santo Domingo City Tour From Punta CanaDay Trips

Santo Domingo City Tour From Punta Cana

Visit the oldest city in America. Come and join us to enjoy walking on Santo Domingo, where history began in the Americas. Visit the first cathedral of the new world, Alcázar de Diego Colón, the famous Las Damas street and some other colonial monuments of the fifth centenary. The excursion includes lunch in a typical Dominican restaurant.
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Private Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip - Premium Day Trips

Private Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip - Premium

Santo Domingo is a history and culture full city, as it is the first city founded in America. Here you can visit the first cathedral built in the New World, as well as the Alcazar of the first governor of the Island Don Diego Colon), the Three Eyes Indigenous Millenarian Cave, among many other history monuments. This old colonial city has been home of various films and documental, made by historians from all over the world. It is your chance to discover it by yourself. A typical Dominican lunch will be included during it. It is mandatory to wear long pans or skirts, and sleeved shirts to enter the cathedral.
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Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from La RomanaCity Tours

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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Santo Domingo Colonial Zone Private Day TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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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Santo Domingo Historical Day TripDay Trips

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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Full Day Caribbean Santo Domingo City TourDay Trips

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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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Walking With a Local At Colonial ZoneBus Tours

Walking With a Local At Colonial Zone

We will start our tour at the center of the colonial zone visiting historical sites and some interesting museums full of history, we will take colorful pictures along the way and try typical snacks while interacting with the locals.
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All-Inclusive Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour from Punta CanaBus Tours

All-Inclusive Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour from Punta Cana

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Immerse yourself in the culture of Dominican Republic during this Santo Domingo sightseeing tour from Punta Cana. Learn about local life, explore city streets and landmarks with an expert guide and check out the natural lagoons known as Los Tres Ojos. Make stops at the famous Columbus Lighthouse, Alcazar Colon--the first cathedral--and more as part of this all-inclusive experience that's perfect for families and first-time visitors.
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Punta Cana Day Trip: Santo Domingo Sightseeing TourDay Trips

Punta Cana Day Trip: Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour

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See Santo Domingo's top attractions and historical landmarks during this comprehensive tour that showcases the best of the New World. Explore the capital streets with your expert guide and make stops at Diego Colon's Palace and Calle de Damas. Journey to the stunning natural wonder, Los Tres Ojos, and enjoy lunch and round-trip transportation as part of this all day adventure.
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Santo Domingo Historial Day Trip From Punta CanaDay Trips

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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Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta CanaCity Tours

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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