Sightseeing & Historic Tours

Old San Juan Walking Adventure

Our tour to the Old City begins in Castillo San Cristobal where we will begin our walk inside the fortress that dates from 1783. Tour will follow to Paseo de la Princesa down the promenade lined with trees and benches that will lead you to a magnificent water fountain and bronze sculpture depicting the island’s diverse cultural roots. The Princesa formerly a jail and now headquarters for the Puerto Rico Tourism Company will be found midway down the promenade. As we continue our walk the promenade follows the bay along the city wall to the Puerta de San Juan or San Juan Gate. We’ll re-enter the city through the gate and have the opportunity to view historic sites such as El Convento, San Juan Cathedral, Casa Blanca, Capilla de Cristo, Plaza San Jose, La Fortaleza and much more.

Old San Juan Culinary & History

This foodie tour takes you through the Old City's most historic section. In between mojitos and mofongos, you'll get an insider's view of the culture, history and architecture that defines the Island of Enchantment. Be sure to join us at the beginning of your visit so you'll be sure to have confidence to continue exploring San Juan's neighborhood foods and flavors on your own. Full lunch progressively eaten over THREE restaurants (one alcoholic beverage).

Old San Juan History & Cooking Class

If you want to learn to make & enjoy authentic Puerto Rican food where the locals eat plus listen to interesting historical tales, this tour is for you. We start off by foot in one of the main plazas of Old San Juan, a charming city dating back to the 1500s that is home to unique blue cobble-stoned streets, breathtaking Spanish and French architecture and some of the best restaurants on the island.

You might not have grown up with a Puerto Rican mother stewing rice and beans or flattening plantains to make tostones in the kitchen for dinner, but that doesn't mean you can't make your mofongo and eat it, too! Learn firsthand from a local professional chef how to make our staple dishes. You might leave from the island after your trip, but that doesn't mean you can't take with you the knowledge of how to cook the delicious local food!

Daytime Historic Harbor

Daytime Historic Harbor on board The Amazing Grace Tall Ship Providing unique tall ship adventure in the beautiful climate and location of San Juan, PR. Departing from Old San Juan cruise port, you will take in the beautiful views of our Historical City while sailing along the Bay, listening to an interacting narrated story of nearly 500 years. Indulge in the magical views of Old San Juan from the water with music, appetizers and drinks. Maximum of 25 guests on board.

Old San Juan Driving Tour with Shopping Time

A definite “must do” while visiting Puerto Rico. Upon your arrival to the Old City your first stop is at the San Cristobal Fort for a short tour and photo shoots. Driving through the Old City some of the historical sites that will be seen are El Morro Fort, San Jose Church, El Convento, San Juan Cathedral and Capilla del Cristo. Your second stop is at Paseo la Princesa including a walk to see the entrance of the San Juan Bay Harbor. Then it’s off to Plaza de Armas for a shopping spree visiting artesian shops as well as the outlet stores on Cristo Street. This activity can also be combined with a Private Tour of the Museum of Art of San Juan.

Old San Juan Driving & Bacardi History

Welcome to the Puerto Rican home of Bacardi Rum Distillery where you can enjoy an interactive tour through history, observe the production process, and experience the party spirit of the Bacardi brand. The new Casa Bacardi Visitor Center seamlessly blends contemporary architecture and modern technology with close to a century and a half of heritage and tradition. Each room of Casa Bacardi is an impressive, full-sensory experience.

Visitors experience Bacardi through sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Following ambient sounds that transport visitors to another time and place, the compelling story of the Bacardi family, the Bacardi Company and the intricate process of premium rum production is explored. After we leave Bacardi, we will then head towards Old San Juan for a drive thru of the city. Upon your arrival to the Old City your first stop is at the San Cristobal Fort for a short tour and photo shoots. Driving through the Old City some of the historical sites that will be seen are El Morro Fort, San Jose Church, El Convento, San Juan Cathedral and Capilla del Cristo.

Ponce City

Ponce is the second largest city in Puerto Rico. Your tour will include a visit to Ponce Art Museum, Serralles Castle, and a stop at the Old Town to visit the shops or have lunch. (Cost of lunch is not included in the tour price) Also, a visit can be set up to Hacienda Buena Vista, a coffee plantation, in lieu of one of the other stops as mentioned above. However, these arrangements need to be made in advance prior to group arrival. The Puerto Rico Conservation Trust operates Hacienda Buena Vista and as part of their requirements advance reservations are needed for English speaking tours.

 

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