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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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    What to Expect
    Experience the rich colonial heritage of Old San Juan, a city unrivaled in the Western Hemisphere with over 500-years of architecture and history, on this half-day sightseeing tour. Spend a few hours wandering the scenic cobblestone streets, fascinating museums and Spanish-built forts of this one-of-a-kind neighborhood, part of which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Start your day with a pickup from select hotels, crossing a bridge to enter into Old San Juan. The neighborhood, which was founded in 1513 and is the second-oldest city in the Americas, features a wealth of colonial buildings. Take a look at the white marble-covered Capitol Building and admire the elegant Casa de España, bedecked in colorful tiles inspired by Moorish architecture.

    Continue on through Old San Juan’s narrow cobblestone streets, pausing to note the imposing walls that surround the old colonial city, also known as “La Muralla.” This protective barrier, which is up to 20 feet (6m) thick and 60 feet (18m) tall in places, shielded this once-tiny settlement from enemies.

    Next, proceed with your guide to Cuartel de Ballajá, a 19th century military barracks situated around a central courtyard. Take in the building’s impressive architecture before heading upstairs to the Museo de las Américas on the second floor. The museum’s exhibits provide an overview of the artistic and anthropological history of Puerto Rico and the Americas, including collections covering traditional folk art, the island’s African heritage and an overview of American indigenous tribes like the Taíno.

    The tour moves on for a 30-minute visit at San Cristobal Fort. This massive military complex, the largest Spanish military complex in the Americas, was constructed in 1785. Enjoy sweeping views of San Juan Bay and the nearby El Morro Fort and listen to details about the fort’s history and clever design from your guide. Finish your day with a half-hour to 45 minutes for shopping before a drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour commences with pick-up from select San Juan hotels. Your closest pickup point will be advised upon reconfirmation. Pickup is not available from the cruise ship port or Old San Juan
    Departure Time
    12:50 PM
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Tour returns at approximately 6:30pm
    Inclusions
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Castillo de San Cristobal
    • Entry/Admission - Museo de Las Americas
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Pick up is not provided from San Juan Cruiseship (port/dock). The closest hotel is the Condado Plaza.
    • Pickup is not provided from Wyndham El Conqistador Resort, Golden Door Spa Gran Melia, St. Regis, Sheraton Old San Juan Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino or Riomar resorts because the tour operates out of San Juan.
    • Tour buses are wheelchair accessible, but do not have a wheelchair lift. Persons in a wheelchair must be able to walk a little (with help from the driver) in order to get on and off the bus. The wheelchair must be foldable
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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