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  • Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)

Take this comprehensive sightseeing tour of San Jose and discover the rich history and culture of Costa Rica. Learn about the popular monuments and visit the city’s museums as your guide educates you on the architecture and history of the downtown area.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of San Jose
  • Visit the Opera House, the University of Costa Rica and Sabana Park with your local guide
  • Explore the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art
  • Tour the National Theater
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

San Jose City Sightseeing Tour

San Jose

Immerse yourself in Costa Rica's rich culture and history as you follow your local guide to San Jose’s best sites on this sightseeing tour. Visit the magnificent Opera House -- the pride and joy of Costa Rica. Learn how this century-old cultural symbol represents an important era in history. Visit the University of Costa Rica and the beautiful Sabana Park.

Take an informative tour of the national Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. Transformed from an old military fort to display the country's peaceful tradition, this museum will give you a unique insight into the cultural heritage of Costa Rica. Weave your way through the museum with your guide and admire the stunning gold, jade, stone and pottery collection. Next, visit the historic National Theater, completed in 1897 and recognized as a masterpiece of architecture.

Please note: Museums are closed on Mondays and the National Theatre is closed on Sundays.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

The guide was BAD and off the "cuff" with very little information or in-depth preparation. The emphasis was taking us to these out-of-the-way, no good places that had obviously paid to have tourists brought in. It wasn't a tour but a money making tourist trap at our expense. We lost three parties after the first stops and when they stopped and ushered us off at an empty hole-in-the-wall, the disgusted looks on the other tour patrons faces said it ALL!!! More left including me. I hailed a taxi and went back to my hotel.
I will never take a tour from Viator again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The guide was informative, entertaining and very knowledgeable. It was a very well organized tour and very enjoyable. I learned a lot of history and saw a beautiful theater, and was surprised by the many parks right downtown. Thank you for a perfect introduction to the urban area of Costa Rica.

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