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San José: Guided City Bus Tour With Lunch & Welcome Drink

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Activity provider: Faro Travel Costa Rica

San José: Guided City Bus Tour With Lunch & Welcome Drink

Activity provider: Faro Travel Costa Rica

From US$ 77.76 per person

Discover the city of San José in the comfort of a double-decker bus. Visit museums, parks and the main shopping streets, then enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch in a local restaurant.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
• Pick-up/drop-off included from San Jose/Alajuela only. • If you need transportation please provide the pick-up location (hotel or identifiable landmark) so we can give you an approximate pick-up time. Otherwise, we can’t provide transportation since we don't know where to find you. On the other hand, if you have your own transportation please let us know so we can provide you with the location that you need to drive to and the time that you need to be there to start this great expedition. • It is possible that your pick-up location might be out of route and there would be an extra pick-up/drop-off fee, or it might not be offered from your specific location. If this information is not provided at the time of booking or at least 24 hours before the tour starts, there is a risk of a last-minute service cancellation due to availability or any circumstance beyond our control, and Faro Travel will not be responsible for the loss of any service.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the breeze on your face as you ride through San José on a double-decker bus
  • Peek inside the Museum of Costa Rican Art and the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
  • Check out the city’s Central Park and learn about the National Monument statue
  • Stroll around the National Theater and admire the European-style architecture
  • Stop for lunch at a typical Costa Rican eatery and sample some local delicacies
Full description

Get to know Costa Rica’s bustling capital San José on a bus tour with a local guide. Make stops at La Sabana Metropolitan Park, the Museum of Costa Rican Art, the National Theater, and more. Round off your fun-packed day with lunch at a local restaurant, then get taken back to your hotel.

Begin your tour by getting picked up directly from your hotel. Hop on board the double decker bus to the sound of live folk music and enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail. Sit back and let yourself be entertained by your charming guides, who will begin with a short history of the city.

Make your first stop La Sabana Metropolitan Park, where you will be able to take a quick stroll as well as have a look inside the Museum of Costa Rican Art. Hop back on the bus and head to the outdoor Central Market. Take in the atmosphere and buy local goods and food (not included in the price).

Next, visit the city’s Central Park to witness the National Monument, a bronze statue of five women. Listen to your guide tell you about the meaning behind the statue and the history of Central American resistance to colonization.

Continue on to the National Theater. Follow your guide around the lavish lobby in European design, which was constructed with money from taxes on coffee exports. After another short bus ride, stop at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and marvel at the impressive gold collection.

At the end of the tour, stop off at a nearby eatery for lunch, and chow down on some traditional Costa Rican dishes. Use the opportunity to ask your guide any questions you may have about the city’s history and culture. Finally, allow the bus to drop you off at your hotel.

Includes
  • Welcome drink
  • Guide
  • Tour
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Sports shoes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • If you need transportation please provide the pick-up location (hotel or identifiable landmark) so we can give you an approximate pick-up time. Otherwise, we can’t provide transportation since we don't know where to find you. On the other hand, if you have your own transportation please let us know so we can provide you with the location that you need to drive to and the time that you need to be there to start this great expedition.
  • It is possible that your pick-up location might be out of route and there would be an extra pick-up/drop-off fee, or it might not be offered from your specific location. If this information is not provided at the time of booking or at least 24 hours before the tour starts, there is a risk of a last-minute service cancellation due to availability or any circumstance beyond our control, and Faro Travel will not be responsible for the loss of any service.
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El tour inició puntualmente, buen trato y excelente explicación. El único "pero" es que nos ofreció el guía (Jordan) un tour hecho por actores en el teatro Nacional de Costa Rica. Supuestamente habló y nos dejaron cerca de él. Cuando llegamos nos enviaron a la taquilla y nos dijeron que no había función a las 3 y que a las 4 ya estaba todo vendido. Así que regresamos a nuestro hotel en taxi...

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December 3, 2022

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Jordan y el conductor son excelentes! El city tour es puravida!!

September 13, 2022

Product ID: 425548