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  • Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Admission: Free

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Old San Juan Tours

The cobblestone streets of Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan, lined with brightly colored Spanish colonial houses, lend themselves to aimless yet inspired wandering, but don’t let yourself pass by the neighborhood’s key attractions. From the UNESCO World Heritage-listed forts of Castillo San Felipe del Morro (El Morro) and Castillo San Cristobal to restaurants serving plates of aromatic rice and fried plantains, Old San Juan charms travelers at every turn.

The Basics
Old San Juan is a staple in city sightseeing tours, which offer an easy way to get an overview of the historic city (founded in 1521) and cross must-see sites such as La Fortaleza off your list. More tailored options include food tours and walking tours with a private tour guide. Those preferring to minimize walking can opt for a Segway tour or a cruise on San Jose Bay.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The neighborhood is a must-see for history buffs and those seeking postcard-worthy views.
  • Visitors flock to Old San Juan year-round, so be prepared for crowds, especially in the busy summer season.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes to help navigate the cobblestones, and pack lightweight clothing and sun protection for the near constant warm weather.

How to Get to Old San Juan
Old San Juan is located on an islet, attached to the mainland of Puerto Rico by three bridges. If you’re coming from the mainland or the airport, book an airport transfer or drive over the bridges. Those arriving as Caribbean cruise ship passengers will likely dock at one of the many cruise ship piers in the neighborhood. Once in Old San Juan, getting around the area is easy by foot or taxi, and a free trolley system also runs through the area.

When to Get There
Old San Juan is most popular during winter and summer, when vacationers flock to this classic Caribbean destination. This is especially true for visitors from the United States who can travel to and from the US territory of Puerto Rico without a passport. If planning a spring trip, expect temperatures hovering around 80°F (26°C) and diminished crowds.

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Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour, San Juan, null
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Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Visit one of the oldest cities in the world, San Juan, founded by the Spanish in 1521 AD. Get to know Old San Juan's history and sights on this walking tour ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.00
Old San Juan Food Tour, San Juan, Walking Tours
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Old San Juan Food Tour

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Get a taste for the flavor and culture of Puerto Rico on this 3-hour, small-group Old San Juan food tour featuring several local eateries. Join your guide for ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.98
Old San Juan Walking Tour, San Juan, Food Tours
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Old San Juan Walking Tour

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Discover the beauty of Old San Juan with writer David Rodríguez, author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Barbate. Tour Old San Juan's most important ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Old San Juan Segway Tour, San Juan, Walking Tours
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Old San Juan Segway Tour

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Glide through Old San Juan’s 500 years of history on this 2-hour tour by Segway. Known as ‘The Walled City,’ Old San Juan was founded as a military stronghold ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.69
Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour, San Juan, Segway Tours
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Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Reviews

A fan of Bacardi spirits? Then don’t pass up a chance to visit Casa Bacardi, known as the Cathedral of Rum. Kick back a cocktail before hopping aboard a ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.00
Bacardi Rum Distillery and Old San Juan Tour, San Juan, Half-day Tours
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Bacardi Rum Distillery and Old San Juan Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Discover the historic city of San Juan and visit the Bacardi Rum distillery, Casa Bacardi. Take a guided tour of Casa Bacardi, taste their rum in a welcome ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Narrated Sunset Boat Tour of San Juan, San Juan, Distillery Tours
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Narrated Sunset Boat Tour of San Juan

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Join for an informative and fun boat tour of the San Juan Harbor at sunset. Board the USCG certified, handcrafted, 47 passenger boat in Old San Juan for a ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $52.00
Private Driving Tour of San Juan Highlights, San Juan, Sunset Cruises
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Private Driving Tour of San Juan Highlights

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Enjoy a personal and private introduction to the City of San Juan, the second-oldest European-founded settlement in the Americas and the oldest under US ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $195.00
Small-Group Tour: Old San Juan and Bacardi Factory, San Juan, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Tour: Old San Juan and Bacardi Factory

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See Old San Juan - the second oldest city in America and UNESCO World Heritage Site and US Historic Zone - and explore 400 years of Spanish-rich legacy in this ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
San Juan Harbor Tour Aboard La Paseadora, San Juan, Cultural Tours
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San Juan Harbor Tour Aboard La Paseadora

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Join for an informative and fun boat tour of San Juan Harbor. Board the USCG certified, handcrafted, 47 passenger boat at Pier 1 in Old San Juan for a ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.00

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