Old San Juan Fortresses & Shopping

SJU-110 | San Juan, Puerto Rico | See Special Notes

from $49.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Old San Juan Old San Juan
  • Fort San Cristobal Fort San Cristobal
  • El Morro de San Felipe El Morro de San Felipe
You will see:

Moderate

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.5 hours

Tour Overview

WHAT YOU VISIT
- El Morro
Built between 1540 and 1589, Fort San Felipe del Morro is the oldest Spanish fort in the New World. Its six stories boast a stunning maze of tunnels, dungeons, barracks, outposts and ramps. Rising 140 feet above the sea the massive citadel offers spectacular views of San Juan Bay. The 74-acre site was designated a National Historic Site and has the distinction of being the largest fortification in the Caribbean.

- San Cristbal Fortress
Castillo de San Cristbal sits at the entrance to the Old City. Built between 1634 and 1771, San Cristbal was one of the largest defenses ever built in the Americas. Projecting 150 feet above water, its intricate modular design was intended to intimidate invaders. This strategic masterpiece is now a UNESCO World Heritage and National Historic Site.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
As you stroll the grounds of San Cristobal Fortress, you'll find one photo-worthy shot after another. From its watchtowers to its mortar balls to its breathtaking views, the fort is a photographer's delight.

SHOPPING
Located at the entrance to Old San Juan, Plaza Colon is a flurry of local artisans selling their crafts and vendors serving up fruits and refreshments.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
The two fortresses sit at each end of Old San Juan and as you drive from one spectacular site to the other, you'll make your way through this historical ten-block area filled with Spanish colonial buildings.

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Detailed itinerary

Depart from ship and drive to San Cristobal Fort

Details:
Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):24
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes

Self-guided visit to Fort San Cristobal

Details:
Transport type:Walking
Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):100
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):60 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes

Guided drive to El Morro Fort

Details:
Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):24
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes

Self-Guided visit to El Morro Fort

Details:
Transport type:Walking
Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):130
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):60 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes

Guided drive from El Morro to Plaza Colon

Details:
Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):24
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes

Shopping at Plaza Colon

Details:
Transport type:Walking
Time at site:00:30
Walking distance (yards):8
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):30 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: No

Board bus and return to ship

Details:
Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):24
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Tour sequence may vary based on traffic and local conditions. This tour is available on select itineraries. Please consult your Cruise Personalizer for availability.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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