• Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Uncover the history of Bacardi, the world’s most famous spirits company, on this 5-hour tour of Casa Bacardi, and visit to historic Old San Juan. Step inside the world’s largest rum distillery for a handcrafted cocktail and an interactive tour of the company’s history. Then move on to Old San Juan to see the El Morro and San Cristobal forts, plus panoramic views of San Juan Bay. Your visit also includes round-trip transportation from select San Juan hotels, entrance fees at the distillery and San Cristobal and souvenir cup.

Highlights

  • Half-day guided tour of Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan
  • Visit the largest rum distillery in the world and take a trolley tour of its interactive history exhibit
  • Admire the colonial architecture of Old San Juan and learn about its history from an informative guide
  • Stop at San Cristobal Fort and snap shots of El Morro Fort
  • Cocktail, souvenir cup and transport from select San Juan hotels included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

What You Can Expect

Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour

Visit the world famous San Cristobal Fort!

Bacardi fans will love this insider’s tour of the distillery that produces one of the world’s most famous rum brands. Enjoy a complimentary libation and learn the history of the company before checking out some of the greatest sights in historic Old San Juan.

The tour starts with an afternoon pickup by minivan from select hotels in San Juan. Then proceed on to Cataño, the facility also known as Casa Bacardi. What is now the world’s largest rum distillery was founded in Cuba in 1862, before moving to Puerto Rico in 1936. Savor a handcrafted rum cocktail in the building’s pavilion before moving on to learn about the company history and distilling process.

Continue with an interactive exhibit detailing the lineage of this celebrated spirit brand and family-owned business. Check out a re-creation of the company’s original operation in Cuba, and admire artifacts and photos showcasing the brand’s unique heritage. Take a few minutes to sniff different varieties of rum before heading to the bottling plant for an overview of fermentation and production. Before you leave, peruse the gift shop for a few rum and Bacardi-themed souvenirs.

Next climb aboard your minivan to head to Old San Juan, a charming neighborhood first-settled by the Spanish in 1513. Listen to details of the area’s history while admiring the Capitol Building, bedecked in white marble, and the beautiful Moorish-inspired Casa de España.

Then take a look at La Muralla, a monster defensive wall nearly 20 feet (6m) thick and up to 60 feet (18m) tall, which was used by the Spanish to guard the city from invaders. Next move on to San Cristobal Fort, where you’ll get out of the minivan to hear an overview from your guide about its unique layout and history defending the city. In the distance you’ll see great views of San Juan Bay and El Morro.

End your tour with some time to shop among the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, before your drop-off back at your San Juan hotel.

Customer Reviews

Dennis M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We enjoyed the tour very much, the Mojito at the Bacardi distillery were great. Seeing the old fort up close was very interesting.

Luwana T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The Bacardi Distillery is awesome. The rum drinks are very good! The Old San Juan Tour is very informative. It like a lesson in history of San Juan. The old fort is amazing. The tour guide was amazing with history facts and information about San Juan.

Daphne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great fun loved the tour!

Veronica R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We had a great time. Great experience.

Evelyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

It was a great tour and our tour guide, Javier Guzman from Watersports was really awesome!!! He was very informative, friendly and professional. Totally worth it!

Matthew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We did this on our first day, and it was a great way to see several things quickly. Each stop was very interesting. We had a great tour guide who provided lots of information at each point along the way.

jhirbour82

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

So well organized! I was only in San Juan for a short time and this was a great way to spend an afternoon seeing different areas I wouldn't have had time to see otherwise.

john f k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

was a great tour of Bacardi ,el Castillo fort and old san juan

Smith.leanne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

If you are looking for a nice easy afternoon/early evening excursion this is it. They pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. There are only maybe 10 guests total in the van. Each destination is not too long or too short and you get to see three Puerto Rico attractions - Bacardi, Old San Juan and San Cristobal Fort. Driver was friendly and helpful.

LARRY W C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour is so much fun, especially if you get Frances for your guide. The Bacardi tour is delicious! And just very informative. The old town experience is a step back in time. Quaint shops, bars, restaurants, and an amazing fort make the tour a total pleasure. Thank you Frances!

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