Old San Juan Fortresses & Shopping

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

  • Old San Juan
  • Fort San Cristobal
  • El Morro de San Felipe
Moderate activity

Description

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

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 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
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.

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

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship and drive to San Cristobal Fort

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Self-guided visit to Fort San Cristobal

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Guided drive to El Morro Fort

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Self-Guided visit to El Morro Fort

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
130
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Guided drive from El Morro to Plaza Colon

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Shopping at Plaza Colon

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
8
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Board bus and return to ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No