Guided tour

San Juan: Old San Juan Walking & Food Tasting Tour

4.8 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Spoon

San Juan: Old San Juan Walking & Food Tasting Tour

Activity provider: Spoon

From US$ 145 per person

Indulge in the food pleasures of Old San Juan on a 3-hour food & history tour of the fortified colonial city. Walk its blue cobblestone streets and taste some of the food and drinks that make Puerto Rico so inviting for foodie fans.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Indulge in traditional Puerto Rican food and enjoy a local rum cocktail
  • Explore Old San Juan to admire the colonial Spanish buildings
  • Visit 4 locally owned businesses to sample the best of Puerto Rico
  • Learn about the history and culture of San Juan with stops at major sites along the way
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Walking tour of Old San Juan
  • Stops at 4-5 locally-owned businesses to sample the best of Puerto Rico
  • One alcoholic beverage with local rum
  • Local guide
  • Tips to tour guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet by the totem pole at Quincentennial Plaza, located on top of the Ballaja Parking on Calle Norzagaray. The Plaza overlooks El Morro Fort and the Atlantic Ocean (GPS Coordinates: 18.468115, -66.119178). Your guide will be holding a blue umbrella for ease of contact. There is a 5-minute grace period for late arrivals; once the guide has left the plaza, you'll be unable to join the tour. Please plan ahead.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and light clothing. Puerto Rico is hot
  •  This tour is suitable for all ages. Kids under 3 are free but do not participate in the tastings
  •  Tour takes place rain or shine. Bring an umbrella just in case
  • Please note Puerto Rico is on Atlantic Standard Time (AST) and does not observe Daylight Savings
  • Once the guide has left the meeting location, guests may no longer join the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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The tour started right in time. Our guide, Desiree, is an expert in Puerto Rican cuisine. She showed us a bit of history, walking through key street in Old San Juan. We had a coffee and Mayorca sandwich, pork and beans with soursop and rum, fish toston tacos, a chilled chocolate drink and a fish bite with another rum cocktail. We would have never found these amazing places on our own!

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December 31, 2021

I loved this tour, it was worth every penny!! Pablo Garcia was a most gracious tour guide, incredibly engaging... he is a wealth of PR knowledge. I was greatly impressed with the COVID safety precautions. I learned a great deal on my first visit to the beautiful State. The sociologist & public administrator in me was quite pleased. The food at each stop was delectable. The cocktails & gelatos ever so refreshing! The fun facts about coffee beans & rum was enlightening. Pass the Don Q.

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March 20, 2021

May 21, 2022

Product ID: 41619