Day trip

San José: VIP City Tour

Day trip

San José: VIP City Tour

From € 76.07 per person

Explore San José from up high on a double-decker bus tour of the city's main sights, including the National Theater and Central Market, discovering local cuisine and traditional folk music as you go.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Experience traditional Costa Rican folk music and food
  • Admire the bustle of San José from above on a double-decker bus tour
  • Learn about the history of Costa Rica from a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit San José's key sights and landmarks
  • Uncover the unique culture and character of Costa Rica's capital
Full description

Get to know the culture and character of San José on an immersive bus tour of the city’s highlights. Taking you from your hotel and past the National Theater, Democracy Plaza and Central Market, you’ll witness an on-board folk music performance and learn about Costa Rica’s history and evolution.

Starting at your hotel, the tour will take you into downtown San José, which you’ll be able to admire from the top deck as you ride. As an introduction to the city’s key sights, you’ll take a guided walk past the cherished National Theater, Central Market and Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.

Back on board, you’ll be treated to a traditional folk music performance before stopping to enjoy local Costa Rican cuisine for lunch. 

As you pass the National Monument, which commemorates Central America’s victory over the US Filibusters, your guide will teach you about the history of Costa Rica and its evolving national identity.

Your final stop will be at Plaza de la Democracia, built in 1989 to commemorate a century of Costa Rican democracy, before the tour takes you back through San José’s bustling streets to your hotel.

  • Lunch
  • Tour Guide
  • Non-alcoholic drink
  • Transportation from/to hotels in San José
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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  • A minimum of 2 participants is required
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Interesting places especially the museums and the market, nice food. Could have done without the musical accompaniment which was a bit too "touristy". Guide was excellent.

February 12, 2023

Product ID: 431844