Visit the oldest City in the U.S. and its territories. Explore the Las Americas Museum featuring African and Indian Heritage. Then see the Fort San Cristóbal filled with fascinating history and artefacts. Finish with a spot of shopping in Old San Juan.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 1:15 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pick-up's available from Isla Verde, Dobletree Hotel, Ocean Park, Miramar, Condado and Sheraton Convention Center and Old San Juan
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience Old San Juan by passing the massive City Wall and view the Capitol Building
  • Explore the Museum at Cuartel de Ballajá, an old Spanish military barracks and enjoy the exhibits of American Indigenous Tribes and African Heritage
  • Learn the history of a 500 year old Cristobal Fort with 18-foot thick walls, dungeons, barracks, outposts, ramps, and mazes of tunnels
  • Enjoy 45 minutes of shopping in Old San Juan at end of tour
Full description
Old San Juan is the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico and it can be found in the historic colonial section of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is where you will find many fine works of Spanish colonial architecture and historic landmarks, which makes this destination a must-see.

Driving into Old San Juan you will pass the white-marbled Capitol Building along the City Wall, called La Muralla. Visit Museum Las Americas at the  Cuartel de Ballajá with amazing Exhibitions of Conquest & Colonization and African Heritage.

The tour also includes a 30-minute stop at the historic 500 year old San Cristobal Fort, which started to be constructed in 1634 to protect the City from foreign invasions.

At the end of the tour you will have about 45 minutes of shopping at numerous stores where you can buy nice San Juan and Puerto Rico memorabilia, crafts from local artisans, and even designer clothing, bags or shoes. Also, do not miss the opportunity to pick-up some Puerto Rican coffee or rum, before returning to the hotel.
  • Entrance fee to the museum and fortress
  • Air-conditioned van or mini coach
  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
• It is strongly recommended that you use sun protection
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Thumbs up for a job well done.

Very informative especially if you don't know the history of Puerto Rico.

July 7, 2017

Very good tour guide explained everything nicely

Nice tour

March 10, 2017

August 15, 2019

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Product ID: 52673