AUTUMN LATITUDES OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD

From $ 2,299 pp + Bonus Shipboard Credit
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Autumn Latitudes of the Eastern Seaboard

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From $ 2,299 pp + Bonus Shipboard Credit

Newport, Rhode Island



3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Newport, Beneath the Breakers
The 70-room summer estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, president of the New York Central Railroad, was built in 1895. Architect Richard Morris Hunt modeled the 4-story residence after 16th century Italian Renaissance palaces. You will discover this gracious and immense cottage of the Vanderbilt family on this unique outing offering a new perspective.  From the pier depart along America’s Cup Avenue and then Bellevue Avenue to The Breakers, the largest and best known of the summer cottages remaining from the gilded-age.  Upon arrival, begin in the caretaker’s cottage with a short video on the engineering of the manor before heading to see the massive boilers that powered all floors.  Take the 360-foot long tunnel that connected the boiler rooms to the basement of the house.  Here you will get an up-close look at the cutting-edge construction techniques, electrical and plumbing systems of more than a century ago, and their modern counterparts.  The home was the pinnacle of the available technology when constructed.  From the basement, head upstairs to the entry of the mansion.  You will collect your audio headset and begin your narrated exploration.  Be sure to look for the sculpted figures tucked above the pillars. The interior includes rare marble, alabaster, and gilded rooms with open-air terraces revealing magnificent ocean views. Noteworthy are a blue marble fireplace, rose alabaster pillars in the dining room, and a porch with a mosaic ceiling that took Italian artisans six months on their backs to install. Your tour will conclude in the extensive shop where time is afforded to browse before meeting your guide for the return to the pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $199
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Newport, Colonial Walk
Newport is one of America's oldest cities and has the distinction of retaining more original colonial-period buildings than any other.  You will meet your guide and stroll through the heart of Newport's National Registered Historic Landmarks District and hear the story of how this long-neglected neighborhood became a model for historic preservation. With the help of tobacco heiress Doris Duke, who personally financed much of the restoration, the historic district is now home to more than 80 fully restored colonial homes.  Along the way, you will pass architect Peter Harrison’s Brick Market Museum, the Old Colony House, the White Horse Tavern, and the Quaker Meeting House.  Watch for the Touro Synagogue -- the oldest synagogue in the country and one of the many sites visited by Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.  You will return to the quay via the square where Hollywood producer-director Stephen Spielberg filmed Amistad in 1997, among the city's most picturesque landmarks.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a jacket.


price $39
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2.75 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Newport, Ocean Drive and Breakers
You will enjoy a narrated drive through Newport   as you take in the town's colonial section, including Washington Square, The Tennis Hall of Fame, Trinity Church, and Redwood Library. Drive down Bellevue Avenue, home to fabulous summer cottages, and get a glimpse of the Gothic church of Saint Mary's where Jacqueline Bouvier wed Senator John F. Kennedy. The highlight of your excursion will be a visit to one of the area's grandest palatial summer cottages, The Breakers, the most-visited attraction in Newport. Designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt for Cornelius Vanderbilt II, this Italian Renaissance palace was completed in 1895 in less than three years at a cost of approximately $7 million, which would be over $200 million today!

Please note: The order of sites visited might vary. This tour is wheelchair accessible, but not for scooters.


price $99
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

sightseeing

boating
Newport, Rose Island Lighthouse
Enjoy a scenic harbor cruise to nearby Rose Island – an excellent way to appreciate the colonial heritage, yachting history and opulent estates of an area rich in maritime lore. You will see remains of 200-year-old Fort Hamilton and explore the fully restored Rose Island Lighthouse – now an important wildlife sanctuary. First lit in 1870, the Rose Island Lighthouse was lovingly restored to its original late-19th century ambiance in 1993, and is a classic example of American maritime architecture. Rose Island has been of strategic importance since the Revolutionary War. Today, it plays an important role as home to a number of migrating birds.  A visit to this “living museum” will offer an insight into a life spent tending the light and raising families in dedicated self-sufficiency.  You will join a naturalist guide for a brief stroll through the lighthouse grounds before re-boarding the boat and cruising back to the pier.

Please note: This tour will operate rain or shine. Rose Island is exposed to the elements; so wear comfortable non-skid footwear, and a windbreaker or rain jacket. This tour is suitable only for those in good physical condition.


price $89
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Baltimore, Maryland



5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Baltimore, Annapolis

At the pier in Baltimore meet your period-costumed guide and depart to the southeast for Annapolis.  The sightlines in Annapolis are punctuated by colonial spires and white sails. Every walk through the narrow alleyways of Maryland's capital is a journey back to the 18th century. The city's well-preserved cobblestone streets and squat, brick red Colonial architecture are a pleasure to explore on foot. Follow in the footsteps of heroes led by a Colonial guide. Use your senses of sight, sound and smell to take you back in time. Learn about life in the 18th century and the important figures who helped make Annapolis and Maryland what you see today. This walking tour will include exploring the great halls of the Maryland State House where George Washington was Commander-in-Chief. Next, step into the Naval Academy. Founded in 1845, the United States Naval Academy is home to 4,000 of the U.S. future naval leaders. As you tour this beautiful campus you will experience the sense of military tradition and heritage everywhere. Your visit will include the Naval Chapel*, the Crypt of John Paul Jones*, and Bancroft Hall*. The walking portion is just over 2 hours followed by free time to browse the waterfront for treasures.  At the appointed time you will meet your guide for the return to the pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. No weapons of any kind including pocket and pen knives are permitted inside buildings. *Interior visits when available.


price $89
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Baltimore, Baltimore City Tour
Enjoy a tour of “Charm City,” which will take in a visit to Fort McHenry, a scenic drive of Baltimore, and time at the Inner Harbor, with a visit to the impressive Top of the World Observatory. View the imposing star-shaped Fort McHenry National Monument. Most notable and worthy of a photograph is the massive American flag flying high above the fort. During your scenic drive, pass by some of Baltimore’s important sites such as John Hopkins University, Baltimore’s Washington Monument – a 178-foot high obelisk honoring the first president and the colorful neighborhoods that have defined the character and personality of Charm City. At Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, you will visit the world’s tallest equilateral 5-sided building designed by I.M. Pei. Lifts will whisk you to the 27th floor, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Baltimore and the downtown area, as well as interesting exhibits about the city. Enjoy approximately 1 hour of time at leisure to experience the hustle and bustle of the Inner Harbor with its many shops, restaurants and fabulous views.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is mainly a coach tour with very limited walking involved apart from an approximate quarter mile walk to the entrance of Fort McHenry (however it is possible for guests to remain on the coach at this stop). Walking during the free time is at your own discretion.


price $109
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8 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Baltimore, Washington DC On Your Own
Explore the beautiful city of Washington DC – America’s capital – as you enjoy time at leisure to discover the sights. After an approximate 90-minute drive you will  arrive into Washington DC where you can become acquainted with this cradle of US history, forum for global issues and virtual open-air museum during your free time. Centrally located on the National Mall, your drop-off point is the National Air and Space Museum. This spot is an ideal place from which to start your independent discovery. You may wish to begin with a visit to the museum to see a moon rock and the Wright brothers’ plane that launched the age of aviation. Other must-see exhibits include the Spirit of St. Louis and the Apollo 11 command module. The decision of what you do during your period of free time is up to you.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is a transfer with a guide on board the transport only who will remain at the Air and Space Museum throughout the day should you need the guide. You are responsible for being at the designated pick-up point at the correct time. There is no shuttle bus operating to Washington from the ship in Baltimore. Entrance fees, refreshments and meals are not included in the cost of this tour. The Smithsonian Museums including the Air and Space Museum have just started to install airport-like security checkpoints that can result in delays entering the museums.


price $149
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8.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Baltimore, Welcome To Washington DC
This full-day tour will offer you a well- rounded overview of this dynamic capital city. From the pier in Baltimore you will depart for the nation’s capital, Washington DC. After approximately 90 minutes you will arrive at Arlington National Cemetery, the United States’ most important burial ground. This shrine occupies approximately 624 acres on the high hills overlooking the capital. More than 400,000 people are buried here, including veterans of all national wars, Supreme Court justices, literary figures, slaves, presidents, astronauts, and other national heroes. Spend 1 hour here exploring the grounds on foot seeing the most memorable resting places of history’s notable, including the grave of former US president John F. Kennedy with the eternal flame. Continuing, you will be introduced to the highlights of DC, which include the magnificent Lincoln Memorial anchoring the National Mall, an awe-inspiring tribute to this country’s 16th President. It also served as the location for Martin Luther King’s memorable “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963. The nearby Korean War Veterans Memorial consists of a circular Pool of Remembrance in a grove of trees, and a triangular Field of Service depicting a platoon of 19 larger than life American soldiers of different ethnic backgrounds on patrol. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located on the grounds adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial, and is an impressive structure featuring the names, in chronological order, of more than 58,000 dead or missing servicemen and women. Enjoy a brief photo stop outside the White House. Proceed to Union Station and enjoy lunch on your own. Designated a historic landmark of great importance, Union Station is a monument to the great railway age of days gone by. Today, it is also a spectacular retail, shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. Next enjoy some time at leisure and, if you wish, you may visit the Air and Space Museum, one of the most well-known museums in Washington, and the world’s most visited museum. Or head to the National Mall, where you can view the US Capitol Building, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Museums complex, the Jefferson Memorial, the Potomac River and many other Washington landmarks.  After approximately 90 minutes you will board your transport once more and make your way back to your awaiting ship in Baltimore.

Please note:  This tour involves approximately 3 hours of walking and standing, mainly at your own discretion. Lunch is at your own expense. The order in which sites are visited may vary due to local traffic. As weather conditions can change very quickly and much of the tour is outside, it is recommended that you dress in layers and bring a waterproof jacket. The Smithsonian Museums including the Air and Space Museum have just started to install airport-like security checkpoints that can result in delays entering the museums.


price $155
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Norfolk, Virginia



6.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

dining

walking

sightseeing
Norfolk, A Taste Of Norfolk
Enjoy a narrated tour through Norfolk's beautiful historic and restored areas. Your guide will point out many attractions adjacent to the cruise terminal and downtown area, such as Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin, and the historic Moses Myers House. You will drive by old St. Paul’s Church, which still has a cannonball embedded in its outside wall! View the Chrysler Museum of Art and the old Freemason Historic District. See the beautiful turn of the century homes along The Hague and the historic Ghent district. Visit the Norfolk Botanical Garden, which dates back to 1938, and is considered a premiere example of horticultural excellence on the east coast of the United States. The Garden represents 155-acres of colorful landscapes, unusual flowers, mature forests and seasonal plantings. Relax on a narrated trackless train ride through the garden, and spend time browsing in the Garden Gift Shop. Next enjoy lunch at the Norfolk Yacht & Country Club overlooking the marina on the Lafayette River. Visit the Hermitage Museum and Gardens, nestled alongside the picturesque Lafayette River, this Tudor-style mansion was built in 1908 and features an outstanding collection of Eastern and Western art. The museum’s collections are displayed in a unique home-like setting and represent the arts from across the globe. No visit to Norfolk would be complete without a stop at Doumar’s, home of the world’s first ice cream cone machine. Abe Doumar created the first ice cream cone at the World’s Fair of 1904 in St. Louis. Today, the family business still bakes cones on the original cone machine. While there, a member of the Doumar family will give you an introduction and you will be treated to a tasty ice cream cone before boarding the bus to return to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $169
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7 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Norfolk, Colonial Williamsburg With Admission Ticket
Depart via motor coach for the 60-minute drive to the charming town of Williamsburg. A dedicated, licensed tour guide will provide interesting and informative narration during the ride about the historic Virginia Peninsula and the Coastal Virginia area. Your guide will also discuss the significance and history of Colonial Williamsburg and its restoration, as well as the Historic Triangle area of Virginia, including Jamestown and Yorktown. Colonial Williamsburg is the restored capital of the colony of Virginia, and the largest “living museum” in our country.  Occupying almost 200 acres of land, over 500 buildings are featured in the restored area, with 88 of them being original to the 1700’s and early 1800’s. You will experience a full day touring this living museum, with an admission ticket providing entry into the many exhibition buildings, including the Capitol and the Governor’s Palace. Tour historic homes, public buildings and 18th century craft shops where costumed hosts will recreate the sights and sounds of America 200 years ago. You will also enjoy free time to shop and browse in the many unique specialty shops in Merchants Square. High quality apparel, gifts, jewelry, unusual quilts, beautiful furniture and holiday decorations are but a few of the offerings found in this quaint, picturesque shopping area. You may choose to have lunch or a snack on your own in one of the many dining establishments in Merchants Square.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.


price $155
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7 HRS

Moderate

dining

walking

sightseeing
Norfolk, Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum At Yorktown
Board the motor coach with your guide to visit the historic Virginia Peninsula and the Jamestown Settlement. Your guide will provide interesting and informative narration during your ride about the Coastal Virginia region and historic triangle area.  Sights en route include the Norfolk Naval Base, the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and the Chesapeake Bay Harbor. Jamestown was England’s first permanent colony in the New World. Its real significance is an enduring legacy of language, culture and government. A unique blend of indoor gallery exhibits and outdoor living history tells the story of Jamestown’s English inhabitants and the Native Americans who lived here. Outside, you will see the replicas of the three English ships that arrived in Virginia in 1607, the re-created James fort as well as the re-created village of the Powhatan Indians. View the film “1607, A Nation Takes Root” to gain an in-depth knowledge of the founding of Jamestown and the reasons for the settlement. Enjoy time to shop in the beautiful gift shop located on site. A boxed lunch will be included at the Jamestown Cafe.  Following lunch, drive along the scenic commercial free Colonial Parkway and enjoy views of the James and York Rivers  on the way to the newly opened American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, one of the foremost sites that tell the story of  America’s founding. Your guide will provide interesting and informative narration during your ride about the Hampton Roads region. You will also learn the significance and history of Colonial Williamsburg and its restoration, as well as Yorktown. Sights to see include the Norfolk Naval Base, the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and the Chesapeake Bay Harbor. The American Revolution Museum offers a true sense of the transformational nature and epic scale of the American Revolution and the richness and complexity of the country’s Revolutionary heritage. The permanent exhibition galleries feature period artifacts, immersive environments, dioramas, interactive exhibits and short films, including an experiential theater presentation, “The Siege of Yorktown.” You will also see a living-history Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm.

Please note; Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $175
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Norfolk, Norfolk Highlights
This tour is an ideal way to get acquainted with Norfolk and its maritime and military history in a short time. Enjoy a narrated driving tour through the city’s beautiful historic district and restored areas. Your tour guide will point out such sights as Nauticus, the National Maritime Center and the Battleship Wisconsin. Next, pass by old St. Paul’s Church, built in 1739 and the lone survivor of the 1776 bombardment by the British. Most remarkable is a cannonball embedded still in its outside wall. Your drive will continue through historic districts and past the Chrysler Museum before entering Naval Station Norfolk. This  is the home port to over 59 ships, 18 aircraft squadrons and headquarters of the Atlantic Fleet.  Along the base’s piers, you will have the chance to view submarines, aircraft carriers and numerous other vessels. See the beautifully landscaped historic homes built for the 1907 Jamestown Exposition on “Admiral’s Row” which now house flag officers.  You will enjoy a visit to MacArthur Memorial, the final resting place of 5-star General Douglas MacArthur and his beloved wife, Jean. View the memorabilia housed in Norfolk's historic city hall which not only trace the life and times of General MacArthur, but the military history of the United States. You will also have the opportunity to view the 25-minute film which chronicles General MacArthur’s life. Nine separate galleries arranged in two levels circle the rotunda and tell the story of General MacArthur and the millions of American men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces from the Civil War through the Korean War. A gift shop with unique memorabilia is located on the premises.

Please note; All guests visiting any military installation MUST have a picture ID (driver’s license, military ID, passport), and no bags other than pocketbooks or camera cases will be allowed on base. Do not bring any pocket knives, scissors, or nail files on this tour. All persons are subject to personal search and any guests coming from Kentucky, Maine, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Washington, Minnesota or Missouri,  are from a state that is not compliant with the congressionally mandated REAL ID Act of 2005.  Therefore, guests seeking base access from these states will require a secondary form of identification such as passport, state or local government ID, copy of birth certificate issued in US, or social security card without restrictions, Medicare card. Additionally, all guests who have medical devices (pace makers, stents etc.) which cannot go through a security scanner must produce their medical card related to those appliances or they will not be allowed to continue on the tour.


price $65
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2 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Norfolk, Norfolk On Foot
Get to know Norfolk on a leisurely 2-hour guided walking tour. See public buildings that feature a variety of architectural styles and unique public art while learning the history of this bustling seaport city. Walk past Nauticus, an innovative museum that's part science center, aquarium and interactive museum.  From here you’ll pass by the mighty U.S.S. Wisconsin, the largest and last battleship built by the U.S. Navy. Nearby is the ornate Taiwanese Pagoda, a gift from the Republic of China in 1983 which features exquisitely manicured grounds and gardens on a 1-acre plot. Then, you’ll walk to the quaint Freemason area, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recently named one of America’s Top Ten Neighborhoods. As you walk along its tree lined cobblestone streets you’ll see many beautiful pre-Civil War structures that date back to the 1790s. Step into a charming refreshment stop at Cure, a local coffeehouse and eatery.  Enjoy light refreshments and relax before crossing into downtown proper, walk by St. Paul's Church, Norfolk's oldest building, and The Moses Myers House, one of the first brick homes built after the Revolutionary War. Pass by the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial, the final resting place of the general and Mrs. MacArthur and regarded as one of the finest military museums in the country. Your walking adventure will conclude at MacArthur Center Mall where you will have free time for shopping. You may make your own way back to the ship, approximately a 5-minute walk.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $39
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San Juan, Puerto Rico



4 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
San Juan: Bacardi Distillery & Rum Tasting – Awaken Your Senses with Transfer to Airport
You will board your coach for the 30-minute ride to the Bacardi Distillery.  Start your tour at the new Bacardi Visitor Center. Learn about the past, present, and future of the world’s most awarded rum and spirits. Relive the history and see how Bacardi evolved from being a small rum manufacturer in Santiago de Cuba to becoming the untameable Spirit that it is today. You will learn about Bacardi’s rum making process, its legendary cocktails, and you will be tasting 4 of the best hand-crafted cocktails prepared by Bacardi mixologists. There will be time to visit the Gift Shop and find an array of Bacardi rums, souvenirs, and collectibles. Bottles can even be engraved. You will enjoy the view of Old San Juan from their pavilion that’s shaped like a bat or just sit back and relax in the Lounge. You will find out why tourists have made Bacardi a must see in Puerto Rico.You will be transferred to the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable attire and walking shoes. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate on this tour.  


price $159
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
San Juan: Bacardi Distillery & Rum Tasting – Awaken Your Senses with Transfer to Hotel
You will board your coach for the 30-minute ride to the Bacardi Distillery.  Start your tour at the new Bacardi Visitor Center. Learn about the past, present, and future of the world’s most awarded rum and spirits. Relive the history and see how Bacardi evolved from being a small rum manufacturer in Santiago de Cuba to becoming the untameable Spirit that it is today. You will learn about Bacardi’s rum making process, its legendary cocktails, and you will be tasting 4 of the best hand-crafted cocktails prepared by Bacardi mixologists. There will be time to visit the Gift Shop and find an array of Bacardi rums, souvenirs, and collectibles. Bottles can even be engraved. You will enjoy the view of Old San Juan from their pavilion that’s shaped like a bat or just sit back and relax in the Lounge. You will find out why tourists have made Bacardi a must see in Puerto Rico.You will be transferred to your hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable attire and walking shoes. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate on this tour.  


price $159
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing
San Juan: Old San Juan Fortifications with Transfer to Airport
You will meet your driver and knowledgeable guide and board your coach for the short ride to San Cristobal Fort and Fort San Felipe del Morro.  You will learn about the mystery of the sentry boxes and much more. Fort San Felipe del Morro is a 16th century citadel and San Cristobal Fort is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World. You will spend about 90 minutes walking through these sites, learning the history and culture of these interesting sites. Transfer to the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable attire and non-slippery shoes.

price $85
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing
San Juan: Old San Juan Fortifications with Transfer to Hotel
You will meet your driver and knowledgeable guide and board your coach for the short ride to San Cristobal Fort and Fort San Felipe del Morro.  You will learn about the mystery of the sentry boxes and much more. Fort San Felipe del Morro is a 16th century citadel and San Cristobal Fort is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World. You will spend about 90 minutes walking through these sites, learning the history and culture of these interesting sites. Transfer to the your hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable attire and non-slippery shoes.

price $85
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing
San Juan: Old San Juan Walking Tour with Transfer to Airport
Not every day will you get an opportunity to visit the 2nd oldest city in the world.  For about 90 minutes you will walk the cobblestone streets accompanied by an expert guide who will give you interesting information on many amazing structures and relate events that make Old San Juan a must-do on your bucket list. You will visit San Cristobal Fort, the largest fort built by the Spanish in the New World.  Learn the mystery of the sentry boxes and other memorable facts. Then transfer to the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable attire and walking shoes.

price $85
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing
San Juan: Old San Juan Walking Tour with Transfer to Hotel
Not every day will you get an opportunity to visit the 2nd oldest city in the world.  For about 90 minutes you will walk the cobblestone streets accompanied by an expert guide who will give you interesting information on many amazing structures and relate events that make Old San Juan a must-do on your bucket list. You will visit San Cristobal Fort, the largest fort built by the Spanish in the New World.  Learn the mystery of the sentry boxes and other memorable facts. Then transfer to your hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable attire and walking shoes.

price $85
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