Escape the mob tours and take an old and new San Juan Tour, with an experienced guide. An old walled city with more than 400 years of history, in contrast to a modern resort city, is the backdrop for your orientation of this thriving and interesting city.
In the new part of town, you will travel through the Condado area. Here you will see the luxury hotels, casinos, nightclubs and many restaurants that make this the most popular place in town after dark.
San Juan's Old Town tells hundreds of years of history in its restored and renovated buildings, homes and fortifications. It is divided by narrow streets, many still paved with cobblestones. Photo opportunities abound as you pass the Governor's Palace, San Juan Cathedral, Capilla de Cristo, Fort San Cristobal and travel along the coast road to El Morro, where you will have a photo stop from the street.
As you drive along, look down every street for hidden plazas and the beautiful 17th-century Spanish ironwork on the restored old homes, and blue-black glazed cobblestones lining the narrow streets of the Old City. At the end of the tour, you will be returned to the port.
Guests on ships docked at the Pan American pier (across the bay from Old San Juan) have the option of ending their tour in Old San Juan for shopping and sightseeing. Those doing so are responsible for their own transportation back to the Pan American Pier.
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?