Guided tour

Old San Juan: Culture and Cuisine 3-Hour Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

72 reviews

Old San Juan: Culture and Cuisine 3-Hour Walking Tour

From US$ 157 per person

Indulge yourself and sample some of Puerto Rican must-eat cuisine. Make you own signature dish. Experience local Puerto Rican culture and see San Juan's highlights.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Savor 10+ bites and sips on this tour, including an iconic rum cocktail
  • Make your own signature Puerto Rican dish
  • Learn about our architecture, historic landmarks, history, and other lesser known tidbits
  • Discover Old San Juan with a local guide
Full description

Become a foodie insider with Puerto Rico’s original 3-hour food and cultural tour of Old San Juan. Experience this slice of paradise through a progressive walk and meal. Walk through the historic city and see architectural gems that will be tied with historical and cultural details. Taste Puerto Rico’s premium single-origin coffee; always smooth, never bitter. Try ice cream from the city’s first artisan ice pop shop, made fresh daily from locally sourced fresh fruits or premium nuts and chocolates.

Stroll a local eatery, highlighting fresh ingredients from San Juan’s most popular farmer’s market. Get hands-on experience making Puerto Rico’s signature dish, mofongo, and make your own rum mojito or cap your foodie experience off with one of the best flans in town. At Old San Juan’s only Choco Bar, savor hand-crafted local chocolate in a beautiful, unique ambiance. Feast on recipes dating back to the 1800s while dining under the historic city walls and get to know the city’s tastiest hangouts.

Includes
  • Old San Juan guided tour
  • Access to Old San Juan
  • Live tour guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Appetizer
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soft drink
  • Alcoholic drinks
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • You must present physical or digital proof that you've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children under 12 years old and people with medical conditions or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination must provide either a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative Covid-19 antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point: Plazoleta Rafael Carrion, Old San Juan, PR 00901 (google this) It's on the corner of San Justo Street and Recinto Sur Streets and some points of reference are Carli's Fine Bistro & Jazz and the tall Banco Popular Building (it's a grey, 12-story building).

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Water
    • Face mask or protective covering

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Crutches
    • Walking frames

    Know before you go

    • Each guest (12 years or older) must bring their COVID-19 vaccination card or a negative test (PCR or antigen) taken within 72 hours
    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility; you'll have to be able to walk 3 miles over 3 hours without any assistance
    • Please know some dietary restrictions can be accommodated, but the local partner needs to be informed in advance
    • Guests will visit up to 5 tasting locations on each tour. Tasting locations may change without prior notice and new partners can be added or changed
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 72 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5

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    This tour was amazing! We had such a great time. Our tour guide Ricardo was so friendly, extremely knowledgeable, passionate and fun. He gave us some very interesting facts and history about Puerto Rico and took us to the best spots to sample food and drinks. Be prepared to walk!!! The only down side was not being able to purchase the tshirt our tour guide was wearing. It was awesome but not available for sale. Overall this was a great tour and I would recommend it.

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    August 15, 2021

    Ricardo was great! He gave us a history lesson of Puerto Rico's roots, origin, some of the historical politics and key points as well as the history behind the cuisine/ dishes we sampled & ingredients in the dishes & drinks of the types of dishes we sampled. I highly recommend this tour. We were all full from the foods we ate & dranks. The length of time was perfect, I recommend the 3:00 pm tour as it ends in time to catch the incredible sunset at El Morro.

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    July 29, 2021

    We had the best time with Argeli on this tour! He was so animated and went above and beyond to give us a fantastic experience and incredible local food! He let us stop at a few shopping spots and there was a discount at all of the food places we ate at. One of the last stops we made our own mojitos and ate delicious mofongo. It was an awesome experience, everyone should do this tour!

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    July 1, 2021

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