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Old San Juan Segway Tour

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San Juan, Caribbean
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the old and the new in the atmospheric neighborhood of Old San Juan on this 2-hour small-group tour by Segway. Effortlessly zoom around the 500-year-old colonial architecture of this ancient neighborhood as you visit 25 of the top attractions in the area, and learn about its evolution from Spanish colony to US territory. This intimate sightseeing tour is limited to just 8 participants and also includes all entrance fees, a helmet, secure storage, filtered water and sunscreen. Please note the weight restrictions on this tour, located in the 'additional information section'.
  • 2-hour guided Segway tour around Old San Juan
  • See more than 25 top attractions like Darsenas Square, the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista and the City Wall
  • Learn about Old San Juan’s history and military legacy from a knowledgeable guide
  • Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience
Local guide
Use of helmet
Secure storage for belongings
Filtered water (must bring container) and sunscreen are available at office
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Zip around Old San Juan by Segway as you explore its top attractions on this 2-hour small-group tour. Take in incredible views of San Juan Bay, Castillo San Felipe del Morro and San Cristobal Fort, among others, as you learn the fascinating history of this 500-year-old settlement first started by the Spanish Empire.

Meet your group at Pier 2 in Old San Juan, the tour’s departure point. Your meeting time will vary depending on the tour option you select, leaving at either 10am, 1pm or 4pm. First grab your helmet and get a safety lesson on using the two-wheeled Segway from your guide, and take some time to get familiar with starting and stopping. From there you’re ready to roll, heading out into the streets of this picturesque colonial district.

Move along the area’s cobblestone streets and colorful facades, stopping for photos and for a military history lesson from your guide. Soon you’ll reach Darsenas Square, which provides panoramic views of modern San Juan and its bay, and then see the remains of the San Juan Gate, where you'll hear about the crucial role the city’s harbor once played in maritime defense.

Continue your ride along the hilly streets, stopping to admire the imposing walls of La Muralla, a 3-mile (5 km) long and 140-foot (43 m) high barrier that once served as the linchpin of Old San Juan’s military defenses. 

Your tour then moves past some additional monuments, including the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, site of the remains of famous Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon, who searched for the Fountain of Youth, as well as the Ballaja infantry barracks and the cannon battery of La Perla, which was eventually turned into a slaughterhouse. After a few more attraction stops, your tour finishes back at the departure point.

See the full list of tour stops on the itinerary below.

Itinerary

Sights seen include as follows:

• Darsenas Square
• US landmarks (customs house, Coast Guard, a federal court)
• Ancient cobblestone streets, colonial neighborhoods and houses
• The Princess promenade
• Heritage Monument
• The Princess jail
• Narrowest house in Old San Juan
• Roots Monument
• Growth Monument
• The Fortaleza
• City Wall of San Juan
• Queen Isabella Monument
• San Juan Gate
• Rogativa Monument
• Ponce de Leon's mansion wall
• Visual Arts College
• Castillo San Felipe del Morro
• Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery
• Ballaja infantry barracks
• Servants of Mary Order
• Goats Island
• La Perla
• Dominican Convent, now the National Gallery
• Totem Pole
• Bacardi Distillery (seen across the San Juan Bay)
• San Cristobal Fort (seen from Castillo San Felipe del Morro)
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Old San Juan
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Juan Ponce de Leon Statue
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Paseo de la Princesa
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Puerta de San Juan
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fortaleza Street
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Castillo de San Cristobal
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Rogativa
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Calle del Cristo
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Juan Bay
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
El Arsenal
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Convento de Los Dominicos
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Segway Tours of Puerto Rico
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Weight restrictions: 100-pound (45-kg) minimum, 260-pound (117-kg) maximum
  • A maximum of 10 people per tour
  • All passengers must bring a government issued photo ID or passport
  • All passengers must sign a safety waiver
  • Flat shoes required and no long skirts are allowed
  • Use of helmet required for all passengers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Segway Tours and Media PR Inc

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Old San Juan Segway Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Old San Juan Segway Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Make time in your trip to go one this Segway Tour!!" See review
  • "Training was so brief and the challenges of this tour with stone roadways, steep hills, with the return down can be most challenging for a novice." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Segway Tour
TanG
, Aug 2020
Jose was amazing! We learned a lot about PR’s history during the tour. The scenery was ever so beautiful. Highly recommend!!!
star-5
Highlight of my Trip
Gregory_F
, Mar 2020
When folks ask about the best experience on my cruise, I tell them this was it. Fun, informative, great sights to experience. In 2 hours you effortlessly cover what would take a full day of walking. Tour starts out with thorough lessons, so when you hit the streets, you're safe and not held back by anyone. The guide was a local, kept the tour fun, but gave a full history of each sight we saw. A lot to take in, I'd go back next time in San Juan!
star-1
Can't speak to a person
Bobsheehy
, Mar 2020
We booked through violator and somehow the date got messed up we aren't even taking our cruise until March 21st which is one we are supposed to have the segway tour. When we called just to make sure things are on track that's when we found out the reservation date had been for February 10th. Viator was no good and would not help us at all, so I tried to call the segway shop in San Juan they have a voicemail that refers you to their website. I sent an email explaining my situation and haven't heard back from anyone. So I don't know that I can rate the tour at all but I can write my experience with viator and with this group and I can say that it hasn't been pleasant
star-5
Outstanding adventure
ArleneTami
, Mar 2020
Outstanding adventure. Our guide was super into his home island & was excellent at showing/explaining the history. Most importantly he taught us how to ride the segway correctly in a fairly short period of time. Rockstar!
star-5
Best way to tour old San Juan
EThree
, Feb 2020
The tour was a fantastic way to see a lot of San Juan without having to walk the hilly terrain. Our guide was funny and informative. I would highly recommend you choose this tour to get your first introduction to old San Juan
star-5
Wonderful time visiting the lovely town, stressing safety.
william_s
, Feb 2020
Not my first time, but the MOST thorough instruction and training ever ! There was plenty of off road practice so our group was ready for anything encountered like speed bumps, curbs, etc. Jose was very good at helping first timers as well as those more experienced. He took us to many neat historic locations, and we had views not available to automobile travelers. Just a great tour !
star-5
We Segway everywhere- one of the best
charlesrunyon
, Jan 2020
Our ship ported a week early. I contacted the Segway Tour by email the day before at 6pm and received a reply the they could fit us in the next day. The tour went all throughout old San Juan, to the Fort and to a church with great narrative using a vox system. Would absolutely do this tour again.
star-5
Fun in Old San Juan
smanscher
, Jan 2020
This was so much fun! We laughed and had a great experience all around old San Juan. Our tour guy was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information and history; we said afterwards we should do this in every city we go to!
star-5
This is the only way to see everything in old san Juan..
Tammy J
, Dec 2019
We enjoyed this tremendous. Tour guide was informative. We went all over old San Juan. Saw both forts. This is the only way to go!
star-5
No way to tour other than segway
Ted C
, Nov 2019
It was a hot day in Old San Juan so there was not better way to tour than Segway and no better tour guide than Jose. Great job!

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