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Old San Juan Walking Tour

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore the colorful buildings and charming streets of Old San Juan in a small group with the help of writer David Rodriguez, author of ‘The Rise and Fall of the Great Barbate.’ During the course of your day, the knowledgeable author helps you discover the area’s key historic sites and gain new insight into Puerto Rican culture. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the many stories of the people who helped to define this unique neighborhood. Your walking trip’s length is flexible based on your needs, and also includes bottled water.
  • Take a walking tour of Old San Juan with author David Rodríguez
  • Gain new insight into Puerto Rican culture from a knowledgeable author
  • Learn the stories of the people that helped to define this unique neighborhood
  • Discover key historic sites like Fort San Cristobal, Plaza de Armas, and the city gates

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Starbucks, 363 C. de Tetuán #1, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

    If you are coming by cruise and arriving at the Old San Juan Cruise Piers. Starbucks is located within walking distance of the piers.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Proper clothing required to enter to churches
  • Proper shoes required. No sandals.
  • Not recommended for people with recent surgery
  • Not recommended for people with hip, heel or foot pain
  • Not recommended for people with high blood pressure complications
  • Travelers Must Be fit for walking long distances (3 miles)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Tripolin Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Old San Juan Walking Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Old San Juan Walking Tour?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Old San Juan Walking Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Traveler Tips


Easy location to meet up with the tour plus convenient parking.
For fast timers to Puerto Rico, I highly recommend this tour, bring your children, for history lessons!
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We highly recommend this...
Eric_J, Jun 2022
We highly recommend this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and extremely welcoming. He gave us great information about the city and also recommendations of places to eat/visit. This tour also really helped when we visited on our own to find our way. Thank you!
Well Worth the Price
Bruce_M, Jun 2022
David Rodriguez was an excellent tour guide. His knowledge of the city was superb, and he was able to answer all of our group's questions. Be aware that there is A LOT of walking, but the pace was fairly comfortable, even for our group of 60-ish retirees. The bottled water, although room temperature, was very welcome. AT the end of the tour, we were all a bit weary, but very glad we took it. Don't forget to give David a nice tip. BTW if you are coming off a cruise ship, the Starbucks is very easy to find. Walk to the end of the pier, cross the street, and continue walking until you get to it.
Great guide
Cynthia_G, Jun 2022
Be prepared for lots of uneven steep walking. Tour guide was excellent! Rained most of tour but still saw everything.
1 traveler found this review helpful
This was our first time...
Jessie_M, Jun 2022
This was our first time visiting Puerto Rico. We heard so much about visiting Old San Juan and getting to know the history behind Puerto Rico. This tour is A MUST! Before we did any other tours, we made sure to learn about San Juan first and got a lot of recommendations on places to visit for the duration of our stay.
Make this a Day 1 Adventure
George_B, Jun 2022
David was a great tour guide. I was surprised by all the areas we explored as part of the tour. This is a great Day 1 tour. It gave us the opportunity to check out all the cool museums, stores and restaurants so we could plan the rest of visit.
Highly recommend - great tour of this amazing 500 year old city!
JMichelle_M, Jun 2022
We had a fabulous, and knowledgeable guide who shared Old San Juan's 500 year old history with us. This was an amazing tour, that ended way too early. Highly recommend!
Outstanding leader, very...
John_S, Jun 2022
Outstanding leader, very knowledgeable!! Responded to questions well and was very proud of his country
Great guide, relaxed pace.
David_F, Jun 2022
David Rodriguez was nice, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He shared lots of detailed information about Old San Juan, the people, the culture, and the history that was very helpful as we walked the streets. The pace was relaxed and we finished on time. It was a great experience. We would definitely recommend David to others.
Great introduction to Puerto Rico and Old San Juan
Madhuri_J, Jun 2022
Comprehensive tour of Old San Juan, covering history to today, including walking through all the major historical parts and neighborhood, and picturesque streets. Guide was excellent, communicating a great deal of good information, efficiently, keeping the group together and safe. Highly recommended.
Amazing Experience amazing guide
Shane_L, Jun 2022
This was my second tour with David. He does an amazing job delivering a unique historical experience and is very personable with his guest interactions. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting SJ!
Decent Old San Juan Tour
Jenna_M, Jun 2022
It was a great way to figure out how to navigate Old San Juan and get a little history of the place. David moved a little faster than we would have liked and there wasn't much time to take pictures, but it was informational.
An exciting 2-hour walk thru history!
Allyson_C, Jun 2022
The architecture in the city is amazing! The tour was very informative, exciting and our walking guide (David) was funny throughout the experience. I highly recommend this tour!
Good tour
Tina_R, Jun 2022
Our guide was very informative. Je did a good job answering questions and keeping things interesting.
Great tour!
Elisabeth_F, May 2022
Had a great time! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about the history of the city. Would recommend this tour if it’s your first time in Old San Juan!
Informative and entertaining
Christine_S, May 2022
Very informative and the guide was funny and entertaining. I liked learning the history of Puerto Rico and specifically San Juan.
Perfect history/culture tour for a solo traveler
Jessica_F, May 2022
I loved this tour! I learned so much about history, culture, & more. As a solo traveler , it allowed me to explore old San Juan comfortably and to go more places than I would by myself.
Great Experience in Old San Juan
Rachel_B, May 2022
This walking tour was great. The guide took us to so many stops and pointed out places to visit in our free time. He was patient and humorous. The tour lasted about 2 hours and you walk the whole time. That said, you see a lot and get a lay of the land in Old San Juan. I highly recommend it.
Great Tour!
Brandon_L, May 2022
Descriptive and funny tour guide, stops at San Felipe dEl Morro Fort, took us to some spots that would normally not be seen just walking around yourself.
Knowledgeable & Friendly
Carynes_D, May 2022
Our tour guide was David, he was very informative and well spoken and he was considerate of the weather (hot morning sun)& time of day. So he had us go through nice shady areas and a rest area and towards the end of the tour he gave us suggestions where we could eat and buy souvenirs. ..I really enjoyed the walking tour and souvenir. I will book it again when I return with my family😎.... Thank you David!
David Rodriguez was...
Hannah_W, May 2022
David Rodriguez was excellent. Highly recommend this tour. Good to go at the 9 AM slot and covered over 3 miles with all the high points.
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