Reviewer: LINDA M ADDERLY
An exciting tour filled with historical and interesting facts. The tour guide was personable, courteous and well-informed. He made the excursion fun and memorable. Thanks for the experience!
Loved the tour ,Roger was an excellent tour guide very professional and informative guide .
Reviewer: C Blanchard
This excursion gave us a quick tour of the island with great tour guide that was very knowledgeable about the history or Puerto Rico. We were also able to shop, eat and a quick stop at the beaches. Worth the money and time allotted on the island.
Reviewer: Loretta Mulry
Our tour of old and new San Juan was most interesting because we had an excellent woman tour guide who took the trouble to make large laminated pictures of everything in the Capitol Building which she passed around for everyone to see up close. She was very knowledgeable and most pleasant. We saw both commercial and neighborhood sections of the city. An unscheduled stop at Morro Castle and Fort was a plus!
Reviewer: Debra Wilke
We were part of a group of 20 from two different cruise ships. Our guide was a local lady who was very passionate about her country. We made a lot of stops for photos and learned all about San Juan. Very informative. She made her final stop at a local craftsman/woman market for authentic jewelry, leather works and pottery all very reasonable priced. From that location it was a three block walk all down hill to the cruise ships, with plenty of time to spare.
Reviewer: Gail Gilroy
Very educational. Wonderful guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Will definitely choose Shore Excursions again?
Reviewer: Shaun Burchfield
Loved the ride over to the mission, our driver was very knowledgeable in the history of San Juan! Hoping to return and visit to learn more about the mission and town! Would hire the driver as a personal tour guide !
Reviewer: Andre Beaulieu
tour a bit short, we wish we could visit the fortress..
Reviewer: Mary Gavin
Very interesting tour of Old San Juan and new San Juan. Facts about the cities background were addressed. The provided bus was very comfortable.
Reviewer: Diana Gilchrist
This was a great and informative excursion! Cant remember our driver but he was excellent and really knew alot about San Juan Old and New.....
Reviewer: Dale Houghtby
Some 20 years ago I visited San Juan when the old part of the city was very run down. What a difference now. I didn't recognized the old section any more, so beautifully restored and upgraded. It was nice for me to see the difference. It would have liked to stop at the old fort or even see inside it.
Reviewer: lynnette guthrie
It was a very informative bus tour of the old and new town. I would have liked to spend more time , however, at the fort and less on the new town.
Reviewer: William R Ward
The tour was excellent as was our Driver/Guide. He was very friendly and was very good driver. Our tour was at 3:30 in the afternoon when the traffic was at its worst. He handled it with ease, said if you learned to drive in Puerto Rico you could drive any where in the world. He made us feel at home.
Reviewer: T Redding
Very nice tour, not much walking, tour guide was very nice and informative. Good value price point!
Our vehicle was comfortable and the driver knowledgeable. Our ship was docked adjacent to Old San Juan, so we walked around a bit before the meeting time, which was near the cruise ship terminal. The tour itself was mostly looking out the bus windows. We had two stops (Capitol and at a park in an upscale beach neighborhood). It was a disappointment not to stop at the old fort, although the driver did offer to drop passengers off near there, to look around, then to walk back to dock area (+/- half a mile).
Reviewer: W. M. Cole
A little hard to find the van with all the congestion at the pier, but a great experience once on board. The driver/guide was interesting and knew the city.
Reviewer: Kay Sylvia
As we exited the ships pier we were met by our tour leader in a well marked designated location . We were a party of 5 in a van. Our guide was very knowledgeable and took us to the highlights of a very beautiful city. We enjoyed the tour very much.
Reviewer: David Bird
The bus driver was very friendly, upbeat and was great to talk with at the stops. Tour was slightly delayed starting because other visitors might have been confused about difference between ship time and local time in San Juan, but we sat in the bus and relaxed while others joined us. Liked the stop at the beach to see the view as well as the Capital building to climb the hill hear the fort. Driver allowed us to exit in downtown at the top of the hill very close to shopping and the fort. Highly recommend the tour as a great quick overview of San Juan.
Reviewer: Elaine Proctor
Guide was excellent! One of the best and most knowledgable tour guides we have had in our travels. Tour was easy to find, had nice vehicle, ran on time and had maps to look at. Thoughout the tour he would point out locations and give some history of the site. We enjoyed it immensely!
Reviewer: Jane Gentile-Youd
We had no time to actually walk in Old San Juan. Tour should start 2 to 3 hours earlier and have at least 1.5 hours to enjoy the gorgeous clean charming streets in Old San Juan. Our tour guide Joe was fantastic. Your guides are all wonderful - the tours need tweaking.
Our tour was with Joe of Countryside Tours and it was great. His knowledge, with his entertaining style, made for a very worthwhile and enjoyable tour!
Reviewer: Glenda O'Banion
The tour was well planned and so much fun! The driver was excellent and the tour guide was Very knowledgeable as well as entertaining. He could answer all of the questions with historical accuracy. The stops were well planned and the history was intriguing. This was a wonderful trip and I would suggest it to everyone!
Reviewer: Sandra Coyne
This tour gives a good overview of old and new San Juan. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and an excellent driver on the narrow streets of old San Juan. The van was comfortable and with only seven of us everyone was able to see the sights easily. Making more stops would have made the trip more interesting in my opinion if that is possible in San Juan.
Reviewer: Gustavo Blanco
Reviewer: Aloysius Ling
The direction to get to the tour guide was easy to follow. There were only eight of us in the group which is just fine. The tour guide was knowledgeable. Tour begin almost on time and ended with plenty of time to get back to the ship. Recommended it.
The guide provided historical as well cultural information that encompassed old as well as new San Juan.
Reviewer: Larry Degenfelder
Our driver was very knowledgeable and stopped at various locations so we could take pictures.
Reviewer: Peter Rojas
The driver was EXTREMELY courteous and even made a special stop to allow a rest room break. The tour covered the main areas of San Juan and was very informative. After the tour, the driver suggested a local restaurant in Old San Juan and enjoyed the experience.
Reviewer: Jacalyn Bognar
Really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide, Antonio, was very knowledgeable & friendly. We could tell he was proud of San Juan. We stopped several times for pictures. He was easy to understand & was more than willing to answer any questions. The vehicle was clean, cool & comfortable. It was a small group of perhaps 10 or 12. VERY WELL DONE!
Reviewer: Rudyard Peney
I liked it. Good survice and a good guide
Reviewer: S. Lee
I thought this was going to be a ""walking tour"" and I was a little concerned when we arrived because the outdoor temperature was quite high. So I was pleasantly surprised when we took off in a small bus. The tour guide was exceptional and we really enjoyed our time with him. I am so sorry I don't have his name. Thanks again.
Reviewer: Sandi Marsh
This was a bus tour that was very informative. The difference between old and new San Juan was incredible. The government building was beautiful and getting to tour it was awesome. The parks in the downtown area were remarkable with all the statues and monuments.
Or driver was personal, funny, and caring. He made sure we all got on the bus, those that stayed were made comfortable. He did a great job taking us around the city and getting us back to the ship's area.
Reviewer: Dolores kaplowitz
Wasn't. The San Juan that I remembered! Around the port area it was nice. Tour was great small bus very comfortable.
Reviewer: Laura Rosa
Rick was our tour guide and was very courteous and informative. Pick up was right on time and he took us on a good tour, though I wish that it was longer. Traffic in San Juan is heavy so it takes a while to get from the cruise port to the resort side. Would like to see more stops included next time. Definitely would recommend to others.
Reviewer: Thomas Colaman
We enjoyed this excursion very much. Our tour guide was excellent. The capitol building was beautiful. The tour guide gave us information about the history of the city, told us about the industry, etc. This tour met our expectations.
Tour guide was very funny and informative. We loved this excursion, but we wished it was a little longer.
Nice air conditioned vehicle took on a thoroughly enjoyable tour. Learned a lot, and had a chance to get out and check things out. Would recommend this. If they could add a stop at the Fort, that would make it a plus. But, they did let you know in advance that it was not included. Hope this tour continues.
We were in San Juan for a short time and wanted to see and learn as much as possible. This excursion enabled us to do much more than we could accomplish on our own.
Reviewer: Vicki, the traveler
Good over view of San Juan old and new
We enjoyed the old section much more than the rest of the trip. We got what we signed up for, but wish we had more time in the historical sections.
Reviewer: I don't remember
The guide was knowledgable about what we were seeing and gave a great history of San Juan and how it evolved.
Reviewer: I don't have one
there was no product involved
Reviewer: There was not one
The van was comfortable and the guide attentive to passenger needs.
The trip commenced on time. The guide was very informative and caring. Highly recommended. Not too exhausting. Enough time to understand the island's history and politics.
Small group - only 6 of us. Very personal. Much better than the tours the Cruise lines offer
Reviewer: The Kisnters
Our guide was exactly where we were told to meet him, on time. He had a list with our names. Guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Made a couple stops at key landmarks so we could get off the bus and take pictures, and even tour the capital building. Air conditioned bus, very relaxing. Let us off where we wanted so we could do some shopping. Would do this again in a heartbeat!
Guide was great, loved his country!
This was an enjoyable excursion. Our tour guide was great. He pointed out all the highlights and explained everything in detail. We would recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: The walking wounded
Some confusion about the time-local time versus ship time, driver had to wait 1 hour for us. Pick up place was not clear. Driver came and picked us up.
Our ship arrived late and we were glad that the tour guide waited for us. Thanks. It was a very informative and relaxing trip through SJ. We couldn't stop at the memorial sight because traffic was heavy and there was no parking available. The driver even circled back later to try again, but still no parking. After busy days beaching and snorkeling it was nice to have a calm day. My wife and I would highly recommend...
We would like to come back to enjoy more Puerto Rico
loved it - very informative
By the end of the tour, we had a good idea of what San Juan looked like. Our driver was courteous, a calm driver, and attentive to our needs. He was happy to answer questions we posed.
This tour was great. It was short and sweet. We got to see all of the highlights of Old and New San Juan.
Reviewer: Family Cookie
Great excursion. Would have liked to have more time in San Juan. What an enterresting place. Lots of history.
Had a really nice time learning &seeing San Juan.
Very informative excursion of both old and new San Juan. Excellent.
Reviewer: the snacker
Reviewer: Don't understand
The tour was very good. The traffic was exhausting. Our driver took it in stride.
Area was outstanding but tour could be longer.
IT WAS A GOOD TOUR.
Tons of information, awesome tour. We were able to get out of the tour bus at different stops to look around and even go inside buildings! There were lots of things to see and it was a beautiful city! The tour was well worth it!
Our tour was very educational. It was interesting to see the contrast between new and old San Juan. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend taking the time to visit the larger fort which is not included in this tour.
Reviewer: South Carolinian
This trip is perfect for people who have different physical abilities. We especially enjoyed the capital building.
It was a bit frustrating to start, as our van and driver were a bit late showing up at the point of departure. When they did arrive we didn't recognize them - no sign on the vehicle. There was a driver/guide standing at the rear of an unmarked van. He indicated that he was looking for a Mr. (some name). That wasn't us. And then I saw in tiny letters at the bottom of his sign my name. They need to do a better job when dealing with old folks like us. However, we did make it onto the van and had an enjoyable trip.
Reviewer: Amy and Matt the honeymooners
We got into a van and were shown all around the city. The driver had a lot of info about the town. Things we would have never learned without him. Our driver took us to a few main stops, he hit a few of the big tourist spots but also showed us the local hot spots. We enjoyed learning about the vast history of San Juan and at the end he drops you off wherever you want! So of course as Canadians what better place than a bar! He took us to a good spot with cheap beer and good food!
Enjoyed having only 6 of us in an air conditioned van. Driver was very friendly and answered all our questions. Showed us specific areas that we asked for and dropped us off at a local restaurant he recommended, which was excellent.
Small tour, funny friendly guide
Great weather and gave us a lot of time to check things out!
Reviewer: Mom Mom
The guide for our trip was very knowledgeable. He showed us parts of Old and New San Juan and made great use of the time we were allotted. He made it a point to be courteous and polite. I would highly recommend this tour.
I went on the tour which was great. Lost my Sun glasses and the guide was so helpful. Loved the island and Scenery
THIS TRIP WAS SO INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING, DIDN'T WANT IT TO END
Everything about this tour was wonderful. The guide was extremely knowledgable and answered all our questions.
Our driver and commentator was well versed and very positive about his country and what the future would bring to Puerto Rico.
Purchased 4 tickets and we were the only ones on the tour. This allowed for the tour to be really personalized for our group. Very knowledgeable guide and willing to do more than the standard tour.
Reviewer: Look for the good
Really enjoyed the guide. He was knowledgeable and had a great personality. I enjoyed all of the sights he took us to see. The stops were fun.
Opportunity to see Historic sites, old and new San Juan, beaches, local shopping and eateries. Viewed many of the Hotels set in the different areas of the Island.
A wonder tour which included an inside tour of the State Capitol building. We were even allowed in the Senate chambers. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside!
We were greeted at the dock by our guide Frank who had a sign with our name and a big smile. My mother was in a wheel chair and he was able to accommodate it in the van nicely. Frank took us all over San Juan in areas buses could not travel and entertained us with factual and personal commentary only a resident could give. Since he lived in the US as a child his English was flawless (except he had a NYC accent!). Perfect for a family with varied physical abilities.
we really enjoyed the visit and would do it over. A lot of things to see and learn about. Good driver and good guide
We were in a small mini van with one other couple. Frank - our guide - was awesome. Gave us history, culture, politics, local and island info. We went to places no big bus tour could or would go. The other man on our tour went to college in San Jaun and he learned things about Puerto Rico from Frank. Our best tour of the trip.
we enjoyed the tour and the tour guide was very good,friendly, and informed about old san juan and new san juan. give him a raise in pay lol