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San Juan, Puerto Rico Walking tours

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San Juan: Casa Bacardi Distillery

1. San Juan: Casa Bacardi Distillery

Immerse yourself in the world of rum with a tour of the Casa Bacardi distillery. Choose from three different experiences including a tour focused on the company's legacy, trying your hand at mixology, or becoming an expert rum-taster. Explore the distillery's historical landmarks and learn all about the history and craft of rum-making as you select from one of the following experiences: Legacy Tour Travel back in time to discover the history of Bacardi family. Begin with a welcome craft cocktail at the iconic pavilion and take a trolley ride to the museum. Watch an informative film about the company's history before finishing at the Havana Bar for a tasting of Casa Barcardi's exclusive Special Reserve, a rum not found anywhere else in the world. Mixology Class Learn how to create the perfect Mojito and Shaken Piña Colada at a fun and interactive mixology class. Learn about the history of these cocktails as well as some cool bar tricks and skills. The class also includes a welcome cocktail at the pavilion, a visit to the museum, and a tasting of the exclusive Special Reserve. Rum Tasting Tour Become a rum maestro as you learn how to taste rum the expert way. Enjoy the taste of a range of Bacardi rums paired with chocolate as you learn all about their history. The class also includes a welcome cocktail at the pavilion, a visit to the museum, and a tasting of the exclusive Special Reserve.

San Juan: Old Town Foodie Walking Tour with Tastings

2. San Juan: Old Town Foodie Walking Tour with Tastings

Enjoy the original food and cultural tour of Old San Juan. Discover a slice of paradise through local cuisine and cocktails, with numerous foodie stops along the way. Join your guide and walk through “walled city” of San Juan. Learn a bit more about the architecture of the city, major landmarks, and local history. Get hands-on experience making Puerto Rico’s signature dish, mofongo. Dine in “do not miss” restaurants and hear about the various foodie scenes in and around the city. Enjoy a delicious rum cocktail in a popular bar. Get involved in the authentic food scene so you leave with the confidence and knowledge of a local that will serve you during the remainder of your stay in sunny Puerto Rico. Tour guides have intimate friendships with the San Juan restaurants and you will always receive the latest insider info.

San Juan: Ron del Barrilito Distillery Tour

3. San Juan: Ron del Barrilito Distillery Tour

Enjoy an immersive distillery tour at Hacienda Santa Ana in San Juan and learn how the oldest rum in Puerto Rico has been made since 1880. Choose from three different experiences to explore the hacienda's historical landmarks and discover some of the methods used to craft this rum. After your tour ends, feel free to stay and relax for a while at Hacienda Santa Ana’s grounds, enjoy more cocktails at the bar or explore the gift shop. Heritage Tour Learn about the history and unique craftsmanship of Ron del Barrilito, the oldest Puerto Rican rum, still made in the same place and in the same way since 1880. Mixology Tour Become the star of the bar. Improve your bartending game with an interactive class taught by a mixologist who will show you how to make rum cocktails. This option includes the Heritage Tour and a cocktail at the bar. Tasting Tour Sip and sample all of the distillery's rums, from the cult-classic Three Stars to the limited-edition Five Stars. This option includes the Heritage Tour and a cocktail at the bar.

San Juan: History Walking Tour with a Guide

4. San Juan: History Walking Tour with a Guide

Enjoy a guided history walking tour suitable for all ages to some of Old San Juan's most notable landmarks. Learn more about the history of Puerto Rico, its ties to the United States, and its rich Spanish, Taino Indian, and West African Heritage. Begin your exploration of Old San Juan, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a stop outside La Casa Estrecha, one of the narrowest houses in the Western hemisphere. Then, enter La Catedral de San Juan Bautista which is Puerto Rico’s grandest religious building. Discover some parts of some of the city’s impressive defensive system, namely its historic walls, the only remaining entrance door at La Puerta de San Juan, and Fortaleza. Gain a greater understanding of Puerto Rican history with your knowledgeable local guide.

San Juan: El Morro Fort Entry Ticket & Old Town Walking Tour

5. San Juan: El Morro Fort Entry Ticket & Old Town Walking Tour

Make the most of a short visit to San Juan with a walking tour to over 20 popular attractions. Stroll around the Old Town for a comprehensive look into Puerto Rican culture and history, guided by a local expert. Visit the inside of the ancient Fort Morro with tickets included. Join your guide on an insightful journey into the heart of the city. Dive deep into the cobblestone streets to admire the colorful traditional homes of the oldest part of San Juan, taking time to stop and learn about the rich history behind this vibrant neighborhood. Come up close to the San Juan Bautista Cathedral, La Fortaleza, and the San Juan Gate, as well as several other iconic sites. Step inside Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the most visited destination in Puerto Rico, for a trip back in time to the 16th and 18th centuries in naval history.

From San Juan: El Yunque National Rainforest Half-Day Tour

6. From San Juan: El Yunque National Rainforest Half-Day Tour

Explore the El Yunque National Rainforest and its beautiful wildlife and plants. See the La Coca Waterfall, El Portal Visitor Center, and the Yokahú Observation Tower on this exciting half-day tour of the rainforest, one of the oldest forest reserves in the Western Hemisphere, and the only Tropical Rainforest inside the US National Forest System. Take a leisurely drive to the trailhead, while the guide shares stories and history about the towns along the way. See tree orchids, giant ferns, bamboo trees, wildflowers, tropical hardwoods, and spectacular waterfalls. Smell the mix of fragrances from beautiful flowers and fresh ginger growing along the trail… Enjoy a true, tropical paradise the Taino Indigenous people have resided in and considered sacred for years. Stop at El Portal Visitor Center and learn more about the 28,000 acres of rainforest which is home to more than 240 species of plants and wildlife, and enjoy interactive displays and a paved short trail. Visit La Coca Waterfall, an 85-ft (26 m) waterfall that quickly comes into view with its magnificent drop down onto huge rock formations and a shallow-water pool. Pause the tour and take some beautiful photos. Climb the Yokahú Observation Tower at 69 feet (21 m), where views are unobstructed and far-reaching. Stand 1,500 ft (457 m) above sea level and take in the views and relax before returning to San Juan.

San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Food Tour with Drinks

7. San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Food Tour with Drinks

Discover the magic of Old San Juan in the evening on a guided food tour. Eat and drink your way around the colorful old town while learning all about its culture, history, and people, starting with the Plaza de Armas. Explore Puerto Rico's rich culinary history and exciting culinary renaissance. Sample a variety of traditional and modern dishes and enjoy 2 rum cocktails during up to 5 stops. The tour is kept small in number so you can enjoy the full attention of your guide, a passionate expert on Puerto Rican food. Walk away with the best advice on what else to eat, see, and do during your stay.

San Juan: Old San Juan Walking & Food Tasting Tour

8. San Juan: Old San Juan Walking & Food Tasting Tour

Explore the historic streets of Old San Juan, a 500-year-old Spanish colonial city that basks in the Caribbean sun. You will walk the cobblestone streets past brightly painted houses, learning about the architecture, culture, and traditions of Puerto Rico. Discover the second oldest cathedral in the Americas, the oldest governor’s mansion in the Western hemisphere, the imposing citadel of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the Spanish plazas, and more. Within the city walls, you’ll make five stops to taste some of the food and drinks that make Puerto Rican cuisine so delicious. Sample artisan, hand-picked coffee, try traditional pastries, taste the most delicious mofongo (the Island’s quintessential dish), enjoy homemade ice cream made from all natural ingredients, savor locally seasoned pork and much more! A refreshing rum cocktail will be paired with your meal.  This food tour is kept small in number so that you can enjoy the full attention of your guide and walk away with the best advice of what to eat, see, and do throughout the course of your stay.

San Juan: Craft Cocktail Walking Tour with 3 Cocktails

9. San Juan: Craft Cocktail Walking Tour with 3 Cocktails

Join in for a night of drunken history on a craft cocktail tour through the streets of Old San Juan. Enjoy a crash course on 3 distinct eras in the drinking history of Puerto Rico, as you sip creative, rum-infused concoctions. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan as you make your way to the next watering hole. Rub elbows with fellow drink enthusiasts at historic, local spots and meet the owners, industry experts, and master mixologists at each location. Embark on a roving happy-hour adventure. By the end of the tour, know all the best watering holes in town and finish with plenty of time and insider information to continue the fun with a night on the town.

San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

10. San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

Learn about its colonial influence and discover this fascinating city. See all its essential sights with your expert local guide. Begin with by entering San Felipe del Morro or San Cristobal. Hear fascinating facts as you walk along Paseo de la Princesa to the Governor's residence. Stroll through a city brimming with colors and cobble stone streets. See the San Juan Gate, built in 1520 to guard the city from the harbor. Visit the Ballaja Barracks, built by the Spanish militia for housing in 1864, as well as the San Jose Church, and Plaza del Quinto Centenario. Your tour will end at the Hotel El Convento, adjacent to all the shops and restaurants.

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What people are saying about San Juan, Puerto Rico

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Emely was a great foodie and tour guide in Old San Juan. She took the time to explain everything that we were eating as well as blending in the history of San Juan and Puerto Rico. I would highly recommend this tour.

Absolutely worth the money!! We had Nahiomy and she was an excellent foodie tour guide. We tasted a wide variety of food and loved each stop! My favorite was the passion fruit popsicles… so so refreshing.

We had an excellent tour guide, Carola. She was informative, friendly and enthusiastic. We learned a lot about the history of Old San Juan in this 2 hour stroll. Highly recommended!

What an amazing time. Our leader was very informative. There is plenty of food to try! I would suggest to be hungry

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the area. It was a very fun adventure.