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La Fortaleza (The Fortress) Tours and Tickets

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The blue-and-white Santa Catalina Palace (Palacio de Santa Catalina), otherwise known as La Fortaleza (The Fortress), is the official residence of the governor of Puerto Rico. Situated in Old San Juan, the UNESCO World Heritage Site occupies a spot that was long one of the most contested strategic positions in the Caribbean.

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Old San Juan Walking Tour

Old San Juan Walking Tour

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Explore the colorful buildings and charming streets of Old San Juan in a small group with the help of writer David Rodriguez, author of ‘The Rise and Fall of the Great Barbate.’ During the course of your day, the knowledgeable author helps you discover the area’s key historic sites and gain new insight into Puerto Rican culture. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the many stories of the people who helped to define this unique neighborhood. Your walking trip’s length is flexible based on your needs, and also includes bottled water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sunset Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan

Sunset Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan

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Explore Old San Juan at the most magical time of day during a sunset walking tour around the historic centre of Old San Juan. Exploring on foot means you’ll notice architectural details that you might otherwise miss if you were traveling in a traditional tour vehicle, while guide commentary brings the town to life with stories you’re unlikely to find in the guidebook.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Old San Juan

2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Old San Juan

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Discover the rich history of Puerto Rico on a historic walking tour through Old San Juan. This small-group excursion stops at key landmarks including the Fortress, the Gate of San Juan, the oldest cathedral in the United States, and the Bastion. At each stop, your guide sheds light on the over 500-year history of the island from the indigenous settlers, to Spanish conquistadors, to its modern-day history as a territory.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Sunset Sail by San Juan Historical Bay

Sunset Sail by San Juan Historical Bay

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Go sailing and watch the sunset on a cruise from San Juan. Get great photo ops of Puerto Rico’s coastline and enjoy a comfortable sail on the Caribbean Sea. Your captain shares commentary about the region and provides complimentary drinks for your group of no more than six people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.00
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San Juan Bay Day Sail
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San Juan Bay Day Sail

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Set sail across the Caribbean on this 1.5-hour cruise from San Juan and enjoy unforgettable views of the Puerto Rican capital. Hop aboard a traditional sailboat and sip complimentary drinks as you cruise along the coast. Keep your camera to hand as you pass landmarks like San Juan Bay Marina and El Morro Fort, and spot dolphins and sea turtles swimming and playing around the boat.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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San Juan Catamaran Sunset Sail
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San Juan Catamaran Sunset Sail

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Sail the calm, azure waters of San Juan Bay at sunset during a cocktail cruise. Enjoy a warm welcome aboard from your friendly captain and crew, then settle in for a scenic ride. Watch the island coastline glide by as the sun sinks toward the horizon. Sip a complimentary rum punch or sparkling wine with your family and friends and listen as your captain points out landmarks like El Morro Fort and San Juan Gate. Arrive back at the dock in time to continue your evening in San Juan.
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  • 2 hours
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$119.00
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Talking Buildings of Old San Juan: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Talking Buildings of Old San Juan: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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"Talking Buildings" is a first-person account of the historic buildings of Old San Juan. Created by the Saint John's School 6th grade Social Studies class of 2022, this self-guided audio walking tour will take you on a journey through time, from the 16th century to modern-day. If you'd like to donate to the San José Church, as mentioned in the route, please follow this link: iglesiasanjosepr.org The tour is ready whenever you are. Simply download it through the VoiceMap app while in a wifi zone to enjoy the tour with full offline accessibility.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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Authentic Sail by the Bay of San Juan

Authentic Sail by the Bay of San Juan

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Navigate the seas aboard an authentic sailboat during this excursion in the Bay of San Juan. While most boats these days have noisy motors, this sailboat experience exclusively uses the power of the wind. Enjoy views of Old San Juan from a different perspective and sip on beer or sangria as you sail; you may even encounter local wildlife like dolphins.
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  • 2 hours
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San Juan: Caribbean Chiliboats Guided Water Bike Experience

San Juan: Caribbean Chiliboats Guided Water Bike Experience

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Take a tour through San Juan Bay and enjoy views of the old city as you explore by water bike. Easily pedal through the bay and see several landmarks including the San Felipe fortress, the governor’s home, the San Juan Door, and the Santa Elena Battery. This tour provides a unique view of Old San Juan without skimping on the details.
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  • 45 minutes
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Old San Juan Segway PT tour 10:30am and 1pm or Segway Kickscooter Tour 4pm

Old San Juan Segway PT tour 10:30am and 1pm or Segway Kickscooter Tour 4pm

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Experience the old and the new in the atmospheric neighborhood of Old San Juan on this 2-hour small-group tour by Segway. Effortlessly zoom around the 500-year-old colonial architecture of this ancient neighborhood as you visit 25 of the top attractions in the area, and learn about its evolution from Spanish colony to US territory. This intimate sightseeing tour is limited to just 8 participants and also includes all entrance fees, a helmet, secure storage, filtered water and sunscreen. Please note the weight restrictions on this tour, located in the 'additional information section'.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Instagramable Places in Old San Juan Shared Tour

Instagramable Places in Old San Juan Shared Tour

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Old San Juan is so beautiful and has tons of amazing places that just makes the perfect background for an amazing picture. Whether or not you are an influencer, have tons of followers on the IG, or just want to show off your awesome trip to PR to family and friends, these spots we selected are worth stopping by for a picture. Our guide will take you to the coolest places to snap a photo, while giving you some historical content.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The Enchanted Shore HeliTour
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The Enchanted Shore HeliTour

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Get unrivalled views of Puerto Rico’s natural and historical landscapes during a helicopter tour that lets you see the island from a fresh perspective. Designed with time-pressed travelers in mind, this private tour ensures you have the helicopter all to yourself, so you can guarantee a window seat. Plus, you can choose a start time that suits you.
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  • 10 to 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Superb San Juan Self-Guided Audio Tour

Superb San Juan Self-Guided Audio Tour

Learn about the rich history of Puerto Rico and San Juan with this exciting audio guide. From a European settlement to a U.S. territory, learn about San Juan’s journey as you wander the streets and admire the architecture of landmarks such as San Cristobal Castle, Old San Juan, La Fortaleza, La Casa Blanca, and more.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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3 day Puerto Rico Private Bucketlist Experience

3 day Puerto Rico Private Bucketlist Experience

Discover Puerto Rico in a 3 day package that has a hand picked variety of locations and activities that will get you craving for more. This package gives you the best of the Metropolitan touristic zone, our history and our most amazing natural wonders. The first day you will visit America's oldest city, Old San Juan, our african heritage capital, Pinones, and our finest Rum Distillery at El Barrilito. It will be a day filled with stories, legends and stories about our history The second day is a nature exploring one in which you will hike a rock formation in Mar Chiquita with amazing views, see the tallest Statue of the Americas; the Birth of a New World monument, visit the Camuy Caves and experience perhaps the most beautifull waterfall in our rainforests. The third day is the special one because you wil visit our finest cays at Guilligan's and Caracoles and then do the most unique thing you can do in our island: swim in the glowing waters of La Parguera Biobay!
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  • 3 days
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Walking Guided Tour of History and Myths of Old San Juan

Walking Guided Tour of History and Myths of Old San Juan

All tours to this magical city are different because Old San Juan is a city filled with history and tales. While we share the history from the books, we also share the tales passed down from generation to generation. When you put the history and tales together, you can feel as you were there present. Immerse yourself in Puerto Rico’s culture, history, and some of the best spots in the city with our guided walking tour through Old San Juan’s beautiful streets. This family-friendly 2.5-hour tour will let you discover the old city’s magical corners and sight-see its wonderful architecture.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Old San Juan Historic Discovery Experience

Private Old San Juan Historic Discovery Experience

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If you are short on time, then this is the tour for you. Don't waste your precious vacation time on a long walking tour - let us show you the historic richness of Puerto Rico in as little as 2 hours! Your professional guide will take you through a journey in time, telling you about the city’s history and must see buildings while driving its narrow and colorful streets. You will even have a chance to have a piragua (ice cone) or an original Piña Colada at Barrachina! You will have a choice of durations and add-ons.
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  • 2 hours
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Explore Old San Juan Walking Tour

Explore Old San Juan Walking Tour

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Wander the historic streets of Old San Juan with a guide, and see the history of the island come to life through stories and anecdotes. The walking tour showcases the history of the cobbled Old San Juan streets, which date back as far as the 1800s, and covers key landmarks like the UNESCO-listed San Felipe del Morro Fortress and the Capitol of Puerto Rico building.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Best City Tour of Old SanJuan

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The Best City Tour of Old SanJuan

Get ready to go back in time. This is a walking tour of Old SanJuan. Sometimes i bring a van and we drive a bit. Either way you need to be ready to walk just in case. The City of Old SanJuan was founded in the year 1521 making it the Oldest City in Puerto Rico and the second oldest City in The Americas. Yes, its that old. We will be walking and stopping at all the main sites like the Castles, Forts, Cobblestone Streets, Colorfull Buildings, Monuments, Plazas and their history. BTW, we don’t go inside the Forts. Every picture you take in Old SanJuan is beautifull and unique so make sure you bring your camera. We will also learn everything there is to know about the City and the island. Remember you will be going with a certified Tour Guide this way you get the Correct Information everywhere you stop. My main goal is that you fall in love with the island and keep coming back. Im excited to meet you. Just book your tour and i will see you soon. Be respectful Bring Good Vibes Only
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  • 2 hours
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