San Juan Old and New Tour

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Infants between the ages of 2 to 4 years old are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
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.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  162 ReviewsReview This Tour
San Juan Old and New
August 31, 2022
Richie was a great tour guide The tour was very informative and enjoyable
Reviewer: lillian cooper
5 Stars
Fabulous 2 hour old San Juan Tour!
April 25, 2022
Had a fabulous time doing the 2 hour old San Juan city tour with Edwin at Countryside Tours! His English was excellent and he had a really fun vibe and was full of facts and eagerness to answer any questions. Honestly, it was way more fun than expected and better than the Royal Caribbean shore excursion. He met us right outside the cruise terminal gate which is in front of the sheraton hotel. TIP: Ask to be dropped off near the "old gate" and then take a leisure walk down the cute old san juan streets to the cruise terminal. Lots of great photo spots and it's an easy one mile slightly downhill walk to the cruise. Bonus: Your US cell service will work because it is US territory!
Reviewer: Alex K.
5 Stars
A great experience.
December 25, 2021
I was the only guest on this tour. The tour Guide Roger did everything to make my experience a positive one and I enjoyed it very much.
Reviewer: Darrell Benner
5 Stars
San Juan City Tour
May 25, 2020
We had a little mix up on where to meet the tour guide, but once we found it we had a great tour. I would definitely do it again if I was with another group that had never done it. After the tour he dropped us off where ever we asked him too.
Reviewer: Laurie Baucom
5 Stars
San Juan Old and New Tour
March 26, 2020
Tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Great points of interest at historical sights with plenty of facts.
Reviewer: Carolyn M Rabdeau
5 Stars
Enjoyable San Juan Tour
March 13, 2020
We had a limited time in San Juan. The tour was just right and hit the highlights. We enjoyed our tour guide. The tour was waiting for us just off the cruise port. Coffee and rest rooms were nearby and we were done in time to enjoy a nice lunch in a local restaurant.
Reviewer: Valerie Nixon
5 Stars