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Scenic Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan

This tour is a great opportunity to learn the past and present of Old San Juan from a local guide. It is perfect for people who want to go beyond the pictures and learn what is the story behind the gorgeous architecture and the colonial history of Puerto Rico. This tour is an experience that transforms the perspective that most people have of Old San Juan.

per adult from

$41

AUD

Duration

2 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Professional local guide
    What's excluded :
    • water
    • sunscreen
    • comfortable walking shoes
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Plaza de Colon, Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00901 Puerto Rico

    This Plaza is the perfect location to learn about the colonial history of Puerto Rico. Some of the questions that will be answered are: why Puerto Rico was so important for Spain? How Puerto Rico became a US Territory and how do locals feel about it now?
    We will see the Columbus Monument, the Tapia Theater and kilometer zero plaque.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza de la Barandilla, Calle Tanca, San Juan 00901 Puerto Rico

    Travelers will see the residential and commercial areas of San Juan with a unique architecture that has not changed much in the last three centuries. We will see the gorgeous Baldority de Castro school building and learn about the history of the plaza.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza de Armas, 0 Calle 9, San Juan 00969 Puerto Rico

    In the main square of San Juan we will see the facade of the City Hall and Real Intendencia Palace along with the famous seasons' fountain and the statue of the legendary music composer Tite Curret Alonso.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Antiguo Palacio de la Real Intendencia, 200 Calle de San Jose, San Juan 00901-1515 Puerto Rico

    This is one of the most spectacular historic buildings in Old San Juan. It was originally built to house the treasury of the island and it is now the Department of State of Puerto Rico. In its interior, we will see the gorgeously preserved courtyard and the original vault of the treasury.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud, Calle Del Cristo, San Juan 00901 Puerto Rico

    Here we will see the most popular chapel in Puerto Rico and you will learn the urban legend behind this little structure built in the 18th century. Great views of the main island of Puerto Rico can be seen along the way.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00901 Puerto Rico

    Here travelers will one of Puerto Rico's World Heritage Site, its Governor's Mansion. This building is famous for housing the highest leaders of the island government since the 16th century. It has also been visited by Presidents of the USA and kings of Spain.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, 151 Calle Del Santo Cristo, San Juan 00901-1521 Puerto Rico

    Travelers will have the opportunity to visit the interior of America's 2nd oldest church. In its interior, we will see the tomb of Juan Ponce de Leon and the oldest structure of the cathedral from the 16th century.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Cuartel de Ballaja, Calle Norzagaray Corner Calle del Morro, San Juan 00901 Puerto Rico

    Travelers will see the biggest interior courtyard on the island in one of the most imposing building in Old San Juan. Built for the barracks of the Spanish troops this building was a military facility for over a century. Now it houses the restaurants, a coffee shop, and a museum.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Castillo San Felipe del Morro, 501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan 00901-1213 Puerto Rico

    Here travelers will see Puerto Rico's most valuable historic site. This fortification protected the entrance to the San Juan bay since the 1500's and it is the most visited historic site on the island.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    206 Calle de O'Donnell, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will meet at the flag poles of the Walgreens Pharmacy found across the street from the pier 3.Ports
    • Pier 3 (pick-up at the port area only if requested in advance)
    Return Detail :
    Sitio Histórico de San Juan, San Juan, 00926, Puerto Rico
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Patria Tours Puerto Rico

Activity ID: V-190791P1

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