San Juan Old and New Tour

special offer banner Old and New San Juan Tour (Old Town, Capilla de Cristo, Fort San Cristobal)
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the best of old and new worlds in San Juan
  • Discover the vibrant nightlife of the Condado area
  • Unearth the rich history of Old San Juan
  • See Governor's Palace, San Juan Cathedral, Capilla de Cristo, and Fort San Cristobal
  • Shopping and sightseeing at your leisure
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
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 None
Recommended Dress Comfortable clothing and sensible, comfortable shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions Minimum age to participate is 2 years old. Surfaces at photo stops include paved, gravel and packed dirt. Old San Juan is on a hill and many of the streets are cobblestone.

San Juan Old and New Tour

Escape the crowded cruise line tours and take our Old and New San Juan City 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.