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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

Find out what inspired the founders of Bacardi to make the bat the iconic logo of the globally popular rum. This tour includes a pleasant stroll and time for shopping along the blue cobblestone streets of Old San Juan.

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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

william L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great Tour

Shatara E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The best tour ever!!!!!!! Hector was so nice, funny, and thiughtful. He has such a great knowledge of this country and love for it. He was very patient with us as well. And boy can he sing, you know he and #39;s the best because he was been on tv 3 times as a tour guide and for information for Dora

Charlotte S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My husband and I had wonderfull time in San Juan

hobbes801

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was outstanding. Our tour guide Frances from Castillo Tours was very knowledgeable, polite and very funny. My husband and 7 year old son enjoyed the both tours. Thank you Castillo Tours for the wonderful day spent at Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour.

LJ F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

ttjones80

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tony was such a great tour guide! He was knowledgeable and gave so many interesting pieces of information about PR history and culture. He also had a great personality and sense of humor. Cristobal was amazing. If I come back to PR I will request Tony again for sure!

Diane D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved it...very interesting. Obviously they do not let you too deep into the distillery for safety reasons. You get a good taste of Puerto Rico. Bacardi, the fort and about 20 minutes in Old San Juan. To really see Old San Juan you need to do that another time, which we had gone on our own the day before. We had enough time to stop for drinks and a snack in Old San Juan and then it was time to leave. Highly recommend this tour.

Emily R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a great time in our tour to Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan. Our tour guide was very outgoing and shared a lot of information and history with us. Would definitely recommend.

Tara H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was nice and relaxing and informative. Our tour guide-Javier-was fun, interactive and knowledgeable. He was also pleasant, which you might not necessarily get. The company itself was also very friendly and professional!

jmpretzel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our tour guide Jaime was very good. Enjoyed the Bacardi factory, old San Juan and the fort.

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