Best of San Juan: Old and New San Juan City Tour & Shopping

2.5 hours | San Juan | S J U - 1 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Condado Beach
  • Old San Juan
  • Fort San Cristobal
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Old Town San Juan
Usually the first port of call for Spanish ships arriving in the colonial Americas, San Juan, today, is a historic jewel that showcases colonial architecture, impressive fortresses, spacious plazas, picturesque scenery, and an abundance of cultural delights.

San Cristóbal Fortress
Castillo de San Cristóbal sits at the entrance to the Old City. Built between 1634 and 1771, San Cristóbal 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
you stroll the grounds of San Cristóbal 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
Once in San Juan's Old Town, your narrated drive will take you past the city's highlights, allowing for photo opportunities from the comfort of your seat.

Special Notes:

Due to walking required at the fort, the activity level is substantial. The fort is not wheelchair accessible. There is a steep ramp to access the fort (about 65 paces one way). The first level features the barracks, gun rooms, and video presentation. The next level requires walking up another steep ramp (about 35 paces one way). Accessing the third level observation ports (for the best views of the city) requires going up another steep ramp (about 65 paces one way). Some of the stops are unguided allowing guests to browse on their own. Traffic in old and new San Juan can be congested. Alternate routes are implemented whenever possible.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a self-guided tour of San Cristobal Fortress

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Driving tour of New San Juan

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Photo stop at Capitol Building

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
23
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Driving tour of Old San Juan

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
23
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Shopping at Plaza Colon

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
23
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board bus and return to ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
23
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No