Private Bacardi Distillery and San Juan

Private Bacardi Distillery and San Juan Tour (Capilla de Cristo, Fort San Cristobal)
From $70.00/person to $425.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 11, 15, 26 or 45 passengers maximum. Groups with more than 30 guests may be accommodated upon request. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? The cruise ship pier, or an approximately 5 to 10 minute walk is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided A rum tasting is included.
Recommended Dress Comfortable clothing and sensible, comfortable shoes are recommended. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions Guests need to be able to climb steps at the Bacardi Distillery and transverse paved and cobblestone surfaces in the Old Town, several of which are on an incline. Guests must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol.

Private Bacardi Distillery and San Juan

Depart to the south side of San Juan Harbor for a private visit to the Bacardi Rum Distillery, the world's largest distiller of natural spirits, and a fascinating city tour of Old and New San Juan.

Upon arrival, you and your guide will board an open-air tram for the ride to the new Visitor's Building. During your tour, you will see audio and video displays about the history of Bacardi and the rum-making process, and then visit a gallery displaying old documents, family portraits, rum bottles, and other items. At the Bacardi cocktail lounge, which resembles a 1920s Cuban bar, you will watch a bartender prepare cocktails using Bacardi rum, see some of Bacardi's greatest commercial ads in a room filled with lights and music, and send video emails to your friends. Your tour will conclude at the open-air pavilion for some complimentary rum drinks. Bacardi Rum and other products may be purchased in the Rum N' Things gift shop next to the pavilion.

An old walled city with more than 400 years of history, in contrast to a modern resort city, is the backdrop for your orientation this thriving and interesting city.

You will then drive to the new part of town, where 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.

Please Note: For insurance reasons, guests cannot tour the actual preparation/bottling area at the Bacardi Rum Distillery. This is not a transfer tour. It does not accommodate luggage and the tour returns to the cruise pier. Guests looking for a pre/post cruise tour and transfer should book one of the TRANSFER tours. Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 11, 15, 26 or 45 passengers maximum. Groups with more than 30 guests may be accommodated upon request. Please take this information into consideration when booking.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  11 ReviewsReview This Tour
Private Bacardi Distillery and San Juan Tour
February 17, 2019
Overall a really great tour! The driver/guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and well versed in the roads and byways of San Juan. The van was comfortable, but a bit difficult to get into/out of for mobility challenged Seniors. Very little wait for the tour at Bacardi and the guides were very thorough and instructive. Beautiful grounds at the distillery! And the rum was delicious!
Reviewer: Carl Muellner
4 Stars
Private Bacardi Distillery and San Juan Tour
February 13, 2019
Overall enjoyable tour, guide was knowledable, friendly, and cordial. Was able to answer all our questions and gave great descriptions on the tour. He admitted someone took his stool which would have helped us with limited mobility into/out of the van, but he parked by curbs to assist. There was no wait at the Bacardi Distillery and we enjoyed the facility. Great tour!
Reviewer: Carl Muellner
4 Stars
Great excursion
December 18, 2018
Really very interesting and very easy to get around! I would recommend it highly!
Reviewer: Sue Nelson
5 Stars
Distillery and town tour
December 02, 2016
A must. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of San Juan. Ask him to skip the new part of town as we did and focus on old town. We would really like to go back and shop next time in old town. I would recommend this tour if you haven't been to San Juan before. The tour was top notch and the distillery was worth the time.
Reviewer: Jenny
5 Stars
Private Bacardi Distillery and San Juan
September 28, 2016
we enjoyed our time, at Bacardi.
Reviewer: Huong Pham group of 11 people
4 Stars
Great Excursion
April 02, 2016
Our guide was great. We had a small party of 4. When we got to Bacardi Rum Factory, we were given tokens for a cocktail. Unfortunately there were a lot of people there and after waiting for about 20 minutes, it was time for our tour. We figured we'd just get the cocktail afterwards. Tour was very informative and we thoroughly enjoyed. We finished the tour and ended up standing in line waiting for a cocktail again. It took almost 45 minutes and we finally got a drink. Our guide felt bad that we had to wait so long; however we went into Old San Juan and he showed us some of the sites. We would have enjoyed more time, but had to get back to ship, as it was time to board.
Reviewer: Steve & Deb
5 Stars