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Old San Juan WALKING TOUR

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan WALKING TOUR

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the historic area of Old San Juan on a small-group walking tour. Step back in time, over 500 years, and learn about the island of Puerto Rico from your guide. As you walk, pass by important landmarks while your guide regales you with history and tidbits about the local culture.
  • Avoid navigating public transport and go on foot
  • Listen to the 500-year history of the island from your guide
  • Learn about local culture and customs
  • A small group makes for a personalized experience
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Plaza Colón , Plaza Colón, San Juan, 00916, Puerto Rico

Across the street from Teatro Alejandro Tapia, yellow building

Paseo de la Princesa , P.º de la Princesa, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

US Federal Court House Building

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 31 travelers
  • OPERATED BY TripByJC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Old San Juan WALKING TOUR ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Old San Juan WALKING TOUR .
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What is the social distancing policy during Old San Juan WALKING TOUR ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Old San Juan WALKING TOUR .

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star-5
Well worth it
Robert_N
, Aug 2022
Fascinating tour of a beautiful old city. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend.
star-4
Viejo San Juan with Juan Carlos August 3, 2022
Rhonda_R
, Aug 2022
Juan Carlos was very good and the tour was fun and informative. I enjoyed walking around Old San Juan and learning about its expansion over the centuries. I especially enjoyed all of the vantage points that we covered. The pace was perfect and I never felt we were being rushed. I also appreciated the list of restaurant recommendations he provided. I think the tour would have been fantastic if there were more stories about the key people or events that lead to the expansion. Our tour focused mostly on the dates of the expansion and the changes in architecture during those times.
star-5
Fun Day in San Juan
Heather_B
, Aug 2022
The tour was great and Juan did a great job! He really brought the city to life - highly recommend. Great day for all.
star-3
A well-rounded tour but hard to follow
Emily_H
, Aug 2022
We enjoyed getting to cover a good distance and seeing many sights that we may not have seen on our own. However, the tour guide (while very kind) jumped around a lot in history and it was difficult to follow. We were only able to pick up bits and pieces of information, and we would have preferred less dates and more specific information that went more chronologically. Although some of the people on the tour held us up at the bathroom break, we went over by 24 minutes when we were told it would only go over by 10. It might make sense to cut a few locations from the tour to allow for the time to see everything even with delays.
star-5
Fun excursion
Lydie_G
, Jul 2022
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and considerate (shade, water). We highly recommend booking before you go exploring old San Juan alone as they give restaurant recommendations at the end.
star-5
Must do to get history of some of OSJ
Jeannie_C
, Jul 2022
Friendly, knowledgeable guide. Great way to kick off your PR vacation. And you get some really good tips on places to go afterwards.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Not to be missed!
eileen_b
, Jul 2022
Our guide was incredible and shared his knowledge and passion for the history, architecture, events and people who shaped Puerto Rico and Old San Juan over 500+ years. It was by far the highlight of our family trip! To top it off w great cocktail and dinner recommendations in the old city pushed it past 'epic!'
star-5
Excellent Customer Service
erikka_p
, Jul 2022
The entire tour from start to finish. This was the perfect tour of old San Juan for my husband and the. The tour guide Juan Carlos was extremely knowledgeable and patient as we took photos all the way. I would recommend this tour of Old San Juan.
star-5
Puerto Rican History 101
Lisa_L
, Jul 2022
Lovely tour. Our tour guide seemed to really love his job and his country. He was so knowledgeable about the history which is what I am interested in too. Highly recommend.
star-4
Pretty good
Fariana_R
, Jul 2022
It was a very informative and interesting tour! So much history from this little beautiful island! The only thing that really messed up my experience was the rain. It rained a lot and it wasn’t really fun bc we couldn’t get to go close to a lot of places trying to avoid the rain. JC or Juan Carlos was out tour guide he was great. Very knowledgeable and did the best he could to accommodate us and give us as much info as he could given the weather conditions. I recommend on a nice day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent
Hyrum_O
, Jul 2022
The Forts, churches, and historic land marks were very interesting and beautiful. Kid friendly and interesting for teens and adults.
star-5
JC was a great guide!
Gregory_H
, Jul 2022
JC was a great tour guide. He was personable and accommodating to a few in our group who had small struggles keeping up. he is an educated historian and we learned a lot about the history of this beautiful city. Thank you!!
star-4
Just do it!
Monica_H
, Jul 2022
Fabulous low impact walking tour of Old San Juan. Friendly for children to seniors and everyone in between. Our group had the opportunity to meet the mayor of San Juan. Highly recommend
star-5
Fun Tour Filled with History!
Nathan_K
, Jun 2022
Juan Carlos was a charismatic, funny, and highly knowledgeable tour guide! We did our tour early during our stay in Old San Juan, and J.C.‘s tour and recommendations made us appreciate everything we saw so much more throughout the week after learning the history of the city. I would highly recommend the tour to anyone visiting—especially history lovers!
star-5
San Juan from Indians to the US takeover.
JEFFREY_S
, Jun 2022
The history of San Juan. My daughter and I like history. Some sights we saw was the oldest Catholic church in America. The outside of Ponce De Leon’s mansion. Different periods of buildings/ architecture, churches from the 1500s to the 1800’s. The guide had many interesting information. Also we learned about the Taino indians and the Spaniards up until America took over.
star-5
We loved seeing the...
Rachel_M
, Jun 2022
We loved seeing the colorful buildings of Old San Juan and learning about the history! Our tour guide was great at answering questions and offering to take pictures for us!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great history lesson !
Silka_P
, Jun 2022
Great guide who knew a ton- we had kids in strollers and an elderly person in a wheelchair - guide made sure everyone could keep up and helped find ramps etc - very thoughtful and well done
star-3
Don't waste your time or money
Emily_C
, Jun 2022
Asked guide if I could use restroom. He said yes, then left us. Then I had to call him and ask where wh was. He gave me the name of the street. I didn't know where I was. Every time I would get to where he was, he did not wait for me to catch back up. This went on for an hour. He walked too fast and kept repeating the same information during the tour. Very poor. Would not recommend. We were also given a different tour than the one I had signed up for.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We really care for each member on tour. We wait for more than 20 minutes and the rest of the group paid for the same tour and never complained. It’s impossible to repeat the same thing in a city with more than 500 hundred years of history. The whole group were concerned that you walked out of the tour for a short bathroom break and then we got in touch with you 25 minutes later and the tour can’t be stop for so long. You paid for the Historical Walking Tour, which is the same tour we do every day.
star-5
Excellent guide
Emily_P
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was super knowledgeable about both Puerto Rico and San Juan. Very interesting history lessons; beautiful scenery and buildings; and he noticed our pace and changed accordingly. Welcomed questions.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Book this tour! You won't be disappointed!
Kearea_B
, Jun 2022
This was hands down one of the best walking tours I've ever been on. Juan was very informative, upbeat, and humorous and offered true insight into Old San Juan. You will leave this tour truly understanding the history of Puerto Rico and Old San Juan. I recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about the island and having more of an understanding of the areas in which you see while here.

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