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Ciudad Colonial (Zona Colonial)
Ciudad Colonial (Zona Colonial)

Ciudad Colonial (Zona Colonial)

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The Caribbean is known for its brilliant colors and vibrant culture. Travelers to Dominican Republic will find this to be especially true amid the lively streets of Santo Domingo, where the country’s urban center is ripe with the smells and sounds of Latin America.

But visitors who venture to Ciudad Colonial (Zona Colonial)—one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods—will find a tiny enclave filled with traditional European-style architecture, well-kept parks, cobblestone streets and artistic nods to great adventurers.

A mighty bronze statue of Christopher Columbus sits at the center of Parque Colon, and nearby Calle Las Damas is the oldest paved road in the New World. These historic sites, paired with incredible architecture unlike anywhere in Santo Domingo, are just part of what make Zona Colonial a popular destination for travelers looking to escape the hustle of the city, as well as those who want to experience the nation’s capital as it used to be.

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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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$89.00
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$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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$95.00
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$95.00
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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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$85.00
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$85.00
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Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

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Take a tour of the oldest city in the New World and gain a deeper understanding of the first permanent settlement of Christopher Columbus after arriving in the Americas. Follow your expert guide through the landmarks of this UNESCO World Heritage Sight, where you'll find the first cathedral, paved road, hospital, university and more. Whether you love history or culture, this is the perfect tour!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.35
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$117.35

Santo Domingo City Tour - Small Groups

Santo Domingo City Tour - Small Groups

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Explore Santo Domingo with the benefit of guided commentary and a small group on this excursion from Uvero Alto. Traveling with a small group of no more than 12 people ensures personalized attention from your guide and plenty of chances to ask questions. Travel through the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, covering all of the important landmarks and listen to commentary on their rich history and the modern culture of the city.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.57
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$82.57
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Historic City Tour of Santo Domingo

Historic City Tour of Santo Domingo

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.54
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$110.54

Unforgettable Jarabacoa & Santo-Domingo Trip

Unforgettable Jarabacoa & Santo-Domingo Trip

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We have comfortable air-conditioned bus with a guide, free wi-fi, alcohol and soft drinks. During the whole excursion you will hear the interesting and funny stories aboot Dominican people, about their hobbies, daily life, education and so on. You will be accomponied with the guide from the very beginning of the excursion till the bringing you back to the hotel. With us you will have unforgettable experience in Dominican Republic!
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$550.85
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$550.85

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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$75.00
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$75.00
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Santo Domingo City Tour (All-day from Punta Cana)

Santo Domingo City Tour (All-day from Punta Cana)

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We’ll first visit the Colonial City, panoramic view of the Columbus Lighthouse where the remains of Christopher Columbus, then visit the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, the first cathedral was founded in America and the Alcazar de Colon, located in the Plaza de España. We'll take a walk along the Calle de las Damas, the most romantic street in the city, and the Museum of the national gemstone: Amber. We'll have free time for shopping in different typical gift shops and can buy the famous Limé dolls, handicrafts and Dominican paintings as well as tobacco, rum, and Dominican coffee. We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at a famous Dominican restaurant. After that, we’ll visit the Three Eyes National Park which is a cave with a freshwater lake, naturally divided into three lakes that can only be seen from inside. Finally, we’ll go to the modern part of the capital and we’ll make a panoramic visit to the Center of Culture, National Theater, Museum of the Dominican Man and Gallery of Modern Art.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.07
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$135.07

Colonial Santo Domingo and hidden natural beauties City Tour

Colonial Santo Domingo and hidden natural beauties City Tour

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We will take you to the 15th century Santo Domingo called Zona Colonial where we will visit amazing locations for photos and enter some of the most amazing museums.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.20
Price varies by group size
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$128.20
Price varies by group size

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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$86.00
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$86.00
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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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$99.00
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$99.00
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Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Get a comprehensive tour of Santo Domingo on this full-day tour from Punta Cana. Skip the hassle of renting a car or figuring out directions in an unfamiliar country, as all transportation in provided. Enjoy the scenery on the ride and once you arrive in Santo Domingo, follow your guide on a tour of the First City of the Americas, learning much more through guided commentary than you would exploring on your own.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Colonial Zone & Chocolate Tour

Colonial Zone & Chocolate Tour

We will take you to the 15th century Santo Domingo called Zona Colonial where we will visit amazing locations for photos and enter some of the most amazing museums and get to know how the best chocolate is made from cacao.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.99
Price varies by group size
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$159.99
Price varies by group size

Santo Domingo Best Kept Secrets

Santo Domingo Best Kept Secrets

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This trip is particularly for you if you are visiting Santo Domingo for the first time! Enjoy a three-hour action-packed introduction to Dominican Republic's buzzing capital, America's oldest settlement. As the island's contemporary face with over two million inhabitants, Santo Domingo has much more to offer than its intriguing colonial history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03

Ultimate Relaxation Experience

Ultimate Relaxation Experience

We take care of everything on this one of a kind tour. Not only will you be escorted to Santo Domingo from Punta Cana by a private driver in a luxury car, you but a private guide will meet you in the Colonial Zone for you and your group. They will show you around and answer any questions you have about the history and city. From there you are off to Chocolate Factory in the Santo Domingo, where you will get to experience the history of Dominican Cacao including tasting and more. A lunch is not included, but we will take you to our favorite little Italian restaurant or to the restaurants in front of the Columbus house to enjoy some of the best Santo Domingo has to offer before heading back to Punta Cana.
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  • 8 hours
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$193.35
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$193.35

Platinum Private Santo Domingo City Tour.

Platinum Private Santo Domingo City Tour.

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Explore Dominican Republic’s capital city on this 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. Private sightseeing tour of Santo Domingo Take a walking tour of the Colonial Zone to see its 16th-century landmarks Learn about the city’s long history from a private guide Visit attractions like Alcázar de Colón Museum, National Pantheon and Catedral Primada de America Choose the full-day tour to explore sights outside the Colonial Zone, like the Malecón and Columbus Lighthouse Lunch included on the full-day tour Hotel transport included
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.82
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$181.82

Santo Domingo Sunset walk

Santo Domingo Sunset walk

Sunset walk it's the best time to visit the old town of Santo Domingo. We appreciate how the day shift into night, Dominican Traditions walking through the narrow while a local expert storyteller recounts the history and urban legends of the First city of America. We will visit some peculiar places that local Dominicans frequent the "Colmado" where we share an ice cold Dominican Beer, see locals playing Domino, walk through calle Las Damas and calle el conde, enjoy a Sugarcane Cocktail get a taste of Dominican gastronomy sharing a delicious plate and finish the night with a small performance play.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.80
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$71.80

Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana (full day)

Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana (full day)

Get ready to board a comfortable air-conditioned bus and immerse yourself in our culture and heritage. Come with us and discover the first city of the new world. Our expert tourist guide will take you over the First City of the Americas, learning historically relevant facts of this modern-day metropolitan city.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.84
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$93.84

Santo Domingo Sights & Bites walking tour

Santo Domingo Sights & Bites walking tour

Immerse yourself in the rich colonial history of the city, visit local markets, find some of the must-try treat of Santo Domingo, then finish the day with an icy-cold Dominican beer. As we walk, we will visit the Indepence Park, a landmark place celebrating the independence of the Dominican Republic, reaching the ancient city walls from where you will hear about Santo Domingo's rich history, such as how Spanish and Arab immigrants shaped actual city, and how the Dominican Republic and neighboring Haiti have developed a rich business exchange. Walk through Little Haiti and discover the scenic tiny companies that sell Haitian products. Local markets are packed with fruits, vegetables, grains, and spices, and are a lively array of colors and flavors. Learn about Dominican cuisine's most diverse new fruits and vegetables, and local popular religion or Dominican Vodoo. Here we're going to visit Chinatown and attempt some sweet Chinese refreshments that local people enjoy.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Santo Domingo Tours

Santo Domingo Tours

DISCOVER THE JOURNEY THAT SHAKES YOUR SOUL ... Discover the city of the first Europeans in the new world, Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, founded by Bartolomé, brother of Christopher Columbus in 1496 on the east coast of the Ozama River. During our trip, we cross Altos de Chavón (city of Coral), an artistic city near La Romana, on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, one of the most famous places in the country.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.12
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$83.12

14-Day Dominican Beaches Tour from Cabarete

14-Day Dominican Beaches Tour from Cabarete

This Multi-day Group Tour Will Take You To 13 Of The Best Beaches Of The Dominican Republic in 14 Days. It Includes All The Basics For You to Focus Exclusively On Enjoying Yourself And Relax. You'll Be Staying In A Tropical Village With All The Basic Amenities. All Three Main Meals Are Included As Well As the Guided Beach Trips Happening Every Day. Experienced Guides Will Be In Charge Of The Adventure. You Could Also Get Cultural Trips To Some Of The Best Spots In the country. This Is An Adults Only Activity.
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  • 14 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,199.00
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$2,199.00
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Экскурсия в Санто-Доминго

Экскурсия в Санто-Доминго

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A comfortable bus will take you from the hotel and we will embark on our journey (drive time is 2 hours). Our first stop will be the Three Eyes cave. This cave got its name thanks to three crystal clear lakes located at a depth of 15 meters. However, in 1916, the fourth lake was discovered, which is considered to be the most spectacular. And we will definitely visit it! Our next stop will be the colonial city. Here we can plunge into the atmosphere of authenticity and feel the spirit of the Spanish conquerors. You will enjoy an exciting walk along the first street of the New World, a visit to the house of Diego Columbus, a fort of the 16th century and the first temple of the New World, where the ashes of Christopher Columbus were found. At the end, you will have lunch with a gorgeous view of the colonial square. Next, we will go to the eastern part of the city, where we will visit the Columbus Lighthouse.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.52
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$128.52
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Private Tour to Santo Domingo

Private Tour to Santo Domingo

It is a place that deserves to be visited and contemplate its museums, monuments and houses built at the time of colonization, there you can see the first cathedral erected in America, the Alcazar de Colon, former residence of Don Diego Colon, son of Christopher Columbus , the monastery of the Dominicans, home of the first university of the New World, the house of the Bastides, the house of the Jesuits.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$238.97
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$238.97
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ciudad Colonial (Zona Colonial) 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 28 Ciudad Colonial (Zona Colonial) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Ciudad Colonial (Zona Colonial) costs USD 41.03. Guided Ciudad Colonial (Zona Colonial) tours start around USD 41.03 per person. See all 28 Ciudad Colonial (Zona Colonial) tickets and tours on Viator.