Santo Domingo City Tour


Join us for a Santo Domingo City Tour. A great place to begin your exploration of the Dominican Republic is in the capital of Santo Domingo. This city was the first European city in the Western hemisphere - The New World. Today, you can see and explore many important sights around the city.

Santo Domingo is a fabulous mix of 16th-century dwellings, imposing late medieval palaces, and fortresses. Many generally consider the city to be the cradle of European civilization in the "New World". Furthermore, UNESCO includes Santo Domingo's Colonial City on the World Heritage list.

During this Santo Domingo City Tour, you will visit many important sights including the Fine Arts Palace, the National Theatre, and the Presidential Palace.

In the Colonial City, you can explore the magnificent Cathedral, Calle la Damas street, and the Alcazar de Colon museum.

The palace of Alcazar de Colon was built for the court of the first viceroy of the Indies - Christoper Columbus' son, Diego. Located on the shores of the Ozama River, the palace building served as the center of the Spanish court.

Enjoy the expansive Plaza Espana where the sidewalk cafes come to life as a place where locals and tourists meet.

Visit the Palace of Columbus, Casas Reales museum, and one of the oldest sundials in North America (from 1753), and among the first known "official" time-telling devices.

Next, we will stop for lunch and enjoy a typical Dominican lunch. Afterward, you will have time for shopping at the main shopping street before returning to the hotels.

The tour also includes a quick photo stop at the Cathedral of Higuey and a stop at a gift shop.

Santo Domingo City Tour


This excursion is available as a private tour! Travel in style with your own, personal driver and tour guide. This is definitely the best way to get the most out of the Santo Domingo City Tour.


Pickup in hotels in Punta Cana, Cap Cana, and Bavaro (transportation may not be available or may be subject to an additional fee from some hotels), tour guide, audio guide, lunch including water, soft drink & coffee, and entrance to monuments.


Full day, i.e. approximately 12 hours including transportation. The excursion is approximately 6 hours.


Wear comfortable clothes that cover shoulders (see below), a scarf or light sweater/jacket, comfortable shoes (some walking is required), sunglasses, a hat/cap, and sun lotion. Bring a camera and cash money (US$) for souvenirs and gratuities.


This excursion may not be suitable for small children/infants. There is no minimum age for children to participate in this excursion. All children must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years old).


All prices are per person (US$). The price for children is valid only from ages 3-12 years old.


  • This is not a private excursion. This excursion may be available as a private tour - please ask for more information.
  • You may need to pass by other hotels to pick up other people before the excursion begins and to drop off after the excursion ends.
  • Please note that it may not be permitted to enter some monuments (e.g. churches) wearing sleeveless shirts or very short shorts/skirts.
  • This excursion may not be available for pregnant women or people who suffer from back pain/ mobility problems. If you suffer from any medical conditions or mobility problems, please consult with Group Palmera before making your reservation.

The exact description of this excursion, what's included and prices are subject to change without prior notice.


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Santo Domingo City Tour



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