SAN JUAN & THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Shore Excursions

Gustavia, St. Barthélemy



8 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
St. Barts: Independent Explorer
Here is a chance for the adventuresome to get away from the crowds, get behind the wheel, and enjoy the lush countryside on a self-guided tour. You will be escorted from the pier to the nearby starting point and after brief formalities you will be given the keys to your rental car. Armed with a map of the island, some suggested itineraries, and some details about historical facts and points of interest, you’re ready to explore this beautiful island at your own pace. The cost is for the car; one to four people can explore at just one rate.

Please note:  Participants must be able to drive a stick shift in bumpy and hilly conditions. Bring your swimsuit, a credit card, and a current driver’s license. The tour price is per car and includes CDW insurance, a $750 deductible which will be fully or partially charged to the driver’s credit card in the event the car is returned damaged. Fuel costs are included. Pricing is per car, and can hold up to 4 guests.  Only one person in the party needs to purchase the tour. 


price $219
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1 hour

Easy

sightseeing
St. Barts: Intimate Island Tour
This is an exclusive panorama island tour for two to six people with a local, English speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned vehicle. Experience the local highlights as you wish, at your pace.

Please note:  Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. 


price $69
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

refreshments

beach

boating
St. Barts: Sailing Catamaran Adventure
Caribbean music and the friendly crew of a well-appointed, full-sail catamaran will welcome you aboard. This boat is specially designed to offer shade and refreshing breezes as you sail along the beautiful west coast of the island to the Marine Park at Colombier Bay. You will anchor about 80 feet offshore, close to coral reefs teeming with schools of colorful fish. A professional instructor will give you a full orientation and explain the use of the snorkel equipment.  You will have time to swim and snorkel, or simply bask in the sun.  On the return to Gustavia, soft drinks, beer, or refreshing rum punch or fruit punch will be offered. 

Please note:  This exclusive experience is limited to 14 guests and sells out quickly. No previous sailing experience necessary. The catamaran will offer refreshments throughout the trip. Restrooms are located on board the catamaran. Bring sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, and underwater camera. Snorkeling gear is available on the boat. 


price $165
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

watersports

refreshments

boating
St. Barts: Sailing the Leeward Coast
Boarding your sailing cat you will depart from Gustavia's tender pier. Your Captain will give a safety briefing as you set sail. You will be able to enjoy some good sailing time as you head to “Pointe de Colombier” and its sheltered bay. You can enjoy the scenic panorama, passing the mega yachts at anchor. Once at anchor in Colombier Bay, you will have time to sunbathe, jump in the water from the boat, snorkel, relax in the warm waters of the bay, sleep on the trampoline net or just read a good book under the shade of the bimini.  The Captain will serve you mineral water, soft drinks, beer or rum punch and light snacks after your swim or snorkel and the crew will be attentive and helpful all the while. 

Please note: There is no transportation available to the beach. Wear your swimming suit and bring a t-shirt, sunglasses, a towel, and plenty sunscreen. Jumping from the boat is at your own risk. You will board the ship with a gangway that can be tricky because of the recurrent swell in Gustavia harbor. You   will have to remove your shoes and be barefoot before boarding the vessel. The Captain is solely responsible and has the right to refuse boarding to a guest who would be judged unable to participate.


price $175
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3 HRS

Easy

refreshments

boating

sightseeing
St. Barts: Sunset Cruise
Boarding your sailing cat you will depart from Gustavia's tender pier. Your Captain will give a safety briefing as you set sail. You will have a peaceful and quiet sailing time in the vicinity of the harbor area to enjoy scenic views of the sunset. You will appreciate the scenic panorama, passing the mega yachts at anchor. The Captain will offer you Champagne, mineral water, soft drinks or beer and some assorted light snacks. The crew will be attentive and helpful. 

Please note: You will board the ship with a gangway that can be tricky because of the recurrent swell in Gustavia harbor. You   will have to remove your shoes and be barefoot before boarding the vessel. The Captain is solely responsible and has the right to refuse boarding to a guest who would be judged unable to participate.


price $145
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1 hour

Easy

wildlife

boating
St. Barts: Yellow Semi-Sub Exploration
All aboard a semi-submersible to discover the rich undersea life surrounding St. Barts, without even getting wet! After boarding, you may choose to either stay outside on the open deck or enter the tunnel-like hull equipped with underwater windows. At the harbor’s entrance, keep watch for the many green turtles that frequent this area. Soon, the semi-sub passes over the wreck of the island freighter Marignan. Cross the southeastern edge of the St. Barts Marine Park and arrays of undersea marvels will soon be revealed before your eyes. The seabed is full of colorful coral reefs, and schools of Sergeant Major Fish. On your arrival at The Saints, the onboard crew will feed schools of fish. Don’t be surprised if seemingly hundreds of fish almost push against your window. You may even glimpse a shark or two! After approximately 10 minutes, your semi-sub heads back to the pier. You may wish to stay out on the upper deck for picturesque views of the coastline and graceful anchored yachts.

Please note:  The semi-submersible has steep interior steps. The itinerary may be amended at the Captain’s discretion based on weather conditions, general safety, or any other factor. There can be no guaranteed sightings of any specific sea life.


price $89
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Little Bay, Montserrat, BWI



1.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

sightseeing
Little Bay: ATV Adventure
Take a drive on the wild side.  Take your friend or partner on an ATV tour along the uninhabited and unpopulated roads of Foxes Bay. You will drive past once stately and luxurious homes now shuttered and ruined by volcanic ash and neglect. Or you can take an adventurous ride on a beach covered with over 180,000 tons of new volcanic sand. What an exciting way to see Montserrat.

Please note:  To operate an ATV you will need your driver’s license and be willing to sign the required waivers. Guests must wear all required safety gear. Actual driving time is 1.5 hours. This tour is not for children, minimum age is 21 years old and maximum weight is 200 lbs. Price is per ATV.


price $259
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

culture

sightseeing

beach
Little Bay: Montserrat Buried City
Get a bird's eye view of the Buried City from Richmond Hill while standing poolside at the destroyed Montserrat Spring Hotel. Then pop in to what was once the first Museum in Montserrat before setting out for the Buried City. You will drive through eerily empty villages and towns with shuttered, burnt out and buried buildings, some now covered in climbing plant life. And then stand near the deep water harbor and behold the majesty of what is now the tallest mountain on Montserrat even now still growing out of where once stood churches, schools, homes and places of business. Head out of the Buried City to the Woodlands Beach facility where you will be served an exotic Caribbean lunch including Calypso chicken, seasoned rice and plantain fritters. Relax under the canopy of almond trees and sip on your rum punch. You will have time to browse the local craft dealers’ stands at the Woodlands facility and take a piece of Montserrat’s volcano home with you.

Please note:  Bring your camera. Conditions in the Buried City are dusty and may impact those with respiratory problems. Dust masks will be provided. 


price $159
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3 HRS

Easy

culture

refreshments
Little Bay: Montserrat Observatory & Garden Tour
Visit the Montserrat Volcano Observatory and experience 25 minutes of sheer volcanic drama as you view an intimate and up-close video of life with an active volcano. And if it is your lucky day, a passing resident scientist may even bring you up to volcanic scientific speed by answering all your burning questions. You will see Plymouth from the Observatory deck and view samples of volcanic rocks. There will be time to shop for volcano souvenirs from the Observatory. Then you will head over to the Montserrat National Trust and take a guided walk through the Trust's Amerindian Gardens. Browse the Trust Gift shop for local cookbooks, birds of Montserrat books or books on Montserrat history, institutions and people by local historian, Sir Howard Fergus On your way back to Port Little Bay you will stop in to the Hill Top Coffee House and Welcome Centre and enjoy a complimentary beverage as you browse more volcano memoirs and history.

Please note: The road to the Observatory is narrow and winding. Driving is on the left-hand side. Persons prone to motion sickness should take the necessary medication prior to the start of the tour. The Observatory has two floors and stairs. Wear comfortable shoes or sandals with rubber soles.


price $119
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Philipsburg, St. Maarten



2.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

boating
St. Maarten: Americas Cup Sailboat Racing
Experience the thrill of racing multi-million dollar America’s Cup Race sailboats in the warm blue waters and brisk trade winds of St. Maarten. Previous sailing experience is not necessary for this excursion, which is one of the highest rated in the Caribbean. You will depart directly from the Philipsburg Pier, where after a briefing you will take a 10-minute tender ride out to your allocated sailboat. Either Dennis Conner’s America’s Cup winning Stars & Stripes, Canada II, or True North are yours for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The expert crew will show you exactly what to do if you want to take a “crew member’s” position. Then it’s off to the racecourse – grind a winch – trim a sail – punch a stopwatch, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the included refreshments.  After the race enjoy a victory rum punch party and browse through the museum souvenirs before your transfer to the airport or your hotel.

Please note:  Wear suitable footwear for the sailboat. This event is weather/wind dependent.

price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture
St. Maarten: French Cooking Class in Grand Case
Here is your opportunity to enjoy a 90-minute cooking lesson with a French Chef in Grand Case, the gourmet capital of the island.  You will meet on the pier and board your vehicle for the 20-minute ride to Ocean 82 Restaurant, one of the most renowned restaurants of St. Martin, overlooking the sandy beach of Grand Case, the beautiful bay and the island of Anguilla.  You will participate actively with the Chef overseeing your cooking. You will have the opportunity to taste what you created and receive the recipes used as well as a small bottle of local rum. Then you will enjoy a delightful 3-course lunch before being transported back to the pier.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $299
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4 HRS

Easy
St. Maarten: Half Day Private Island Tour in SUV or Deluxe Mini Van
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3-6 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.
price $699
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4.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing
St. Maarten: Soualiga Sky Explorer
Experience St. Maarten’s newest attraction, the Soualiga Sky Explorer chairlift. Take a tranquil ride up the 2,630-ft. span as the landscape unfolds below to the top of one of St. Maarten’s highest mountains where spectacular panoramic views await you.  You will board your air-conditioned transportation at the dock for a 30-minute ride to Rockland Estate. You will be guided to the plantation house, built in the 1700s, to learn the powerful story of Trace Wilson, born into slavery on the estate in 1818 and his descendant Emilio Wilson who purchased the property to educate current and future generations about the conditions of plantation life as well as the customs, traditions and history of St. Maarten, “The Friendly Island.”  After a brief orientation, embark the Soualiga Sky Explorer for the approximately 25-minute ride to the top of Sentry Hill, St. Maarten’s highest elevation at 1,125 feet. A series of platforms encircles the mountaintop showcasing 360-degree views of the whole island including vistas of neighboring islands.  When you are ready to descend simply board the Soualiga Sky Explorer for the scenic trip down the mountain. Enjoy exploring the estate and sampling St. Maarten delicacies, snacks and beverages at the restaurant. When you are ready to depart  you can board the air-conditioned shuttle transportation back to your ship.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and insect repellent and wearing close-toed and secured shoes is required. Currency accepted is US dollars or credit cards.

price $169
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4.25 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

sightseeing
St. Maarten: Soualiga Sky Explorer & Flying Dutchman
As an adventure-seeker you will simply love this new thrill ride that takes you on the Soualiga Sky Explorer with the landscape unfolding below to the top of St. Maarten’s highest mountain. Then you’ll go flying back down on one of the world’s steepest ziplines.  You will board your air-conditioned transportation at the dock for a 30-minute ride to Rockland Estate. You will be guided to the plantation house, built in the 1700s, to learn the powerful story of Trace Wilson, born into slavery on the estate in 1818 and his descendant Emilio Wilson who purchased the property to educate current and future generations about the conditions of plantation life as well as the customs, traditions and history of St. Maarten. Embark the Soualiga Sky Explorer for the approximately 25-minute ride to the top of Sentry Hill, St. Maarten’s highest elevation at 1,125 feet. A series of platforms encircles the mountaintop showcasing 360-degree views of the whole island including vistas of neighboring islands. A brief orientation will prepare you to fly down the mountain at speeds of up to 56 miles per hour on the world’s steepest zipline, The Flying Dutchman.  You’ll be attached to a flight line in a secure harnessed chair, launching you on the 1050-foot drop in elevation over 2,800 feet to experience the ride of a lifetime. After your fun-filled adventure, select your favorite photo and video then enjoy exploring the estate and sampling St. Maarten delicacies, snacks and beverages at the restaurant. When you are ready to depart board your air-conditioned shuttle transportation back to the ship.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and insect repellent and wearing close-toed and secured shoes is required. Currency accepted is US dollars or credit cards.


price $239
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
St. Maarten: Under Two Flags Island Tour
Since 1648 the island has been divided between the French and the Dutch with both sides maintaining their very distinct personality and heritage. The tour will start from the port in Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch St. Maarten, passing by the Great Salt Pond and through the Lower Princess Quarter. The scenic Eastern Coastal Road affords breathtaking views of the windward side of the island. There will be a stop at the lookout point of Coralita which offers panoramic views and a great photo opportunity. The drive will continue through the Dutch quarter and Paradise View overlooking the beautiful Orient Bay, Pinel Island, Tintamarre, Green Kay and St Bart’s. Head along the northern coast, passing the village of Grand Case on the way to the capital of the French side, Marigot. Marigot remains true to its French heritage and is like a Caribbean Paris with its outdoor cafés and French boutiques. There will be time to browse around the shops or have lunch at an outdoor café. After leaving Marigot, you will cross the border one last time to the Dutch side and stop at Cay Hill where you can appreciate a view of Saba Island and all the lagoons before your return to the pier.  There will be a last stop in Philipsburg to enjoy some shopping.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $59
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Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear Beach, B.V.I



4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

refreshments

walking

beach

boating
Virgin Gorda: Highlights & Bath Tour
See a little of all that Virgin Gorda has to show you. Your route from Spanish Town (or North Sound) will take you to Virgin Peak, the highest point of Virgin Gorda to experience a fantastic view of this beautiful island. Your final stop will be the famed Virgin Gorda Baths. Here you will take the path down to one of the most stunning places the British Virgin Islands has to offer with huge granite boulders, surrounding beautiful white-sand beaches washed by turquoise waters. A charming bar sits at the edge of this beach where you can find restrooms and a few locals selling souvenirs. You can follow the adventurous trail between the boulders that lead to an equally beautiful beach called Devil’s Bay. Spend some time on this quiet beach and then take a walk back to The Top of The Baths, where you can enjoy a complimentary refreshing drink before the final part of your exploration. You will drive along Millionaire Row to come full circle back via Nail Bay, passing homes of the rich and famous.

Please note:  Wear your swimsuit under your clothes, bring reef-friendly sun screen, towel, camera, reef or aqua shoes to explore the Baths, flip-flops are not recommended.  This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues. Please be aware of the National Flag Warning System and adhere to it at all times. Red Flag: Danger - No Swimming. Yellow Flag: Caution - Weak swimmers are discouraged from entering the water.  Purple Flag: Jellyfish Warning.

price $69
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Jost Van Dyke, Great Harbour, B.V.I.



2.75 HRS

Easy

refreshments

boating

beach
Jost Van Dyke, Land & Sea
The British Virgin Islands are famed for their perfect snorkeling locations. You will motor from your ship in a snorkel boat to the outer islands across the Sir Francis Drake Channel, before reaching Sandy Cay a small islet. Swim and snorkel and explore the underwater world of the islands before relocating to a second site. Your guide will give a history of the islands while you enjoy a drink of water or fruit punch after your time in the water.

Please note: Wear your swimwear under a cover up and bring a towel, dry t-shirt or sweatshirt, a hat, and sunscreen and US money for time at the beach where snacks can be purchased. Snorkeling and swimming destinations may vary according to sea and weather conditions.  


price $79
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

boating

beach
Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island Snorkel
Step aboard the twin-engined snorkel launch at a local marine and discover a triumph of nature as you take a 30-minute ride across the Sir Francis Drake Channel to one of the B.V.I.’s prime snorkeling sites.  An experienced snorkel Instructor will take you snorkeling to the uninhabited and legendary Norman Island or to the Indian rock formations. The reputed history of piracy on this island is immortalized in Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous book: Treasure Island. Snorkel in pristine surroundings at the Indians before relocating to a second site to swim and snorkel from the beach. Then it will be time to relocate to a beachside bar for a short time to swim some more or purchase a drink.

Please note: Wear your swimwear under a cover up and bring a towel, dry t-shirt or sweatshirt, a hat, and sunscreen. Snorkeling and swimming destinations may vary according to sea and weather conditions.  Guests must be able to step on and off the launch and in and out of the water.


price $85
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4 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

beach
Jost Van Dyke, Sail, Snorkel & Optional Light Hike to the Bubbly Pools
Step aboard a sleek catamaran for a fun and relaxing cruise through the islands surrounding Jost Van Dyke.  After an hour of sailing your vessel will anchor off the beautiful desert island Sandy Cay. From here you can choose to swim in the crystal-clear water, bask in the sun on the pristine white-sand beach, or stay onboard and enjoy a complimentary drink. Your skipper will then cruise to Diamond Cay, a tiny islet surrounded by powdery white sand, azure blue waters, and an underwater world filled with colorful marine life. Enjoy an hour of exploring the fascinating reefs, or take a stroll to Foxy’s Taboo and hike to the curious Bubbly Pools ashore. Refreshments and snacks are available at Foxy’s Taboo (additional cost) as well as a pleasant little gift shop. The crew will sound the horn for another hour of  catamaran cruising with rum punch and music.

Please note: Wear your swimwear under a cover up and bring a towel, dry t-shirt or sweatshirt, a hat, and sunscreen. Snorkeling and swimming destinations may vary according to sea and weather conditions.  If you want to take the unguided hike, wear comfortable walking shoes. Guests must be able to step on and off the catamaran and in and out of the water via a dive ladder. Refreshments are included.


price $105
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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 $169
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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 $169
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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 $95
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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 $95
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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 $115
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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 $115
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