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San Juan Gate (Puerta de San Juan) Tours and Activities

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Named in honor of Saint John the Baptist, San Juan Gate (Puerta de San Juan) was originally one of five doorways to the city used to protect its streets from invaders and each gate has its own unique function. Today, this towering red and white entryway that’s tucked into the city’s surrounding stonewall offers a truly magical way to enter and explore Puerto Rico’s capital city.

Travelers who pass through this historic entrance will find energetic vendors selling traditional snacks and ice-cold piragua along walkways heading towards the historic old town. Ancient trees stretch high into the sky and provide cool shade for lovers on romantic strolls. Narrow cobblestone streets lined with restored Spanish colonial homes and ornate balconies add to the charm of this favorite San Juan attraction.

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Paseo de la Princesa, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour

Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour

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2014
Get a taste for the flavor and culture of Puerto Rico on this small-group Old San Juan food tour featuring several local eateries. Join your guide for a culinary exploration of island staples like plantains and sofrito, all with the cobblestone streets and colorful facades of the city’s oldest neighborhood as your backdrop. Your tour includes an alcoholic beverage or non-alcoholic substitute if you prefer. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Old San Juan Walking Tour

Old San Juan Walking Tour

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Explore the colorful buildings and charming streets of Old San Juan in a small group with the help of writer David Rodriguez, author of ‘The Rise and Fall of the Great Barbate.’ During the course of your day, the knowledgeable author helps you discover the area’s key historic sites and gain new insight into Puerto Rican culture. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the many stories of the people who helped to define this unique neighborhood. Your walking trip’s length is flexible based on your needs, and also includes bottled water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.03
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$41.03
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San Juan Catamaran Sunset Sail

San Juan Catamaran Sunset Sail

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Sail the calm, azure waters of San Juan Bay at sunset during a cocktail cruise. Enjoy a warm welcome aboard from your friendly captain and crew, then settle in for a scenic ride. Watch the island coastline glide by as the sun sinks toward the horizon. Sip a complimentary rum punch or sparkling wine with your family and friends and listen as your captain points out landmarks like El Morro Fort and San Juan Gate. Arrive back at the dock in time to continue your evening in San Juan.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.00
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$109.00
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Old San Juan Segway PT or Kickscooter Tour

Old San Juan Segway PT or Kickscooter Tour

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Experience the old and the new in the atmospheric neighborhood of Old San Juan on this 2-hour small-group tour by Segway. Effortlessly zoom around the 500-year-old colonial architecture of this ancient neighborhood as you visit 25 of the top attractions in the area, and learn about its evolution from Spanish colony to US territory. This intimate sightseeing tour is limited to just 8 participants and also includes all entrance fees, a helmet, secure storage, filtered water and sunscreen. Please note the weight restrictions on this tour, located in the 'additional information section'.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.00
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$97.00
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San Juan Bay Day Sail

San Juan Bay Day Sail

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Set sail across the Caribbean on this 1.5-hour cruise from San Juan and enjoy unforgettable views of the Puerto Rican capital. Hop aboard a traditional sailboat and sip complimentary drinks as you cruise along the coast. Keep your camera to hand as you pass landmarks like San Juan Bay Marina and El Morro Fort, and spot dolphins and sea turtles swimming and playing around the boat.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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San Juan Mini Boats

San Juan Mini Boats

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Explore the waters around San Juan on a miniboat, which holds a small group of up to four people. You'll get great, photo-worthy views of the shoreline and listen to guided commentary as you travel. A small group means personalized attention from your guide and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.00
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$165.00
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The Enchanted Shore HeliTour

The Enchanted Shore HeliTour

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If you are looking to experience some of Puerto Rico´s most spectacular views, we recommend the “Enchanted Shore Tour” it offers the best aerial views of our Old San Juan's attractions and a delightful flight above our beautiful coast (beach area) from Old San Juan to the tourist area of Isla Verde.
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  • 10 to 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.85
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$153.85
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Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour

Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour

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Visit the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, and explore its capital city, San Juan, on this 2.5-hour tour. Stroll down cobblestone streets, and see the brightly colored buildings that line the area. Encounter famous sights like Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, Casa Blanca, and San Jose Church. Get a feel for what it was like during the Spanish colonial era as you walk through the Puerta De San Juan, one of the only gates left that served one of the oldest cities in the world.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.08
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$71.08
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San Juan Done Right! - Driving Tour

San Juan Done Right! - Driving Tour

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San Juan Done Right! Experience Old San Juan in a delightful ode to its seat of honor within the history of the New World’s conquest. Receive insight into the life of the common city dwellers, as well as the military origins of the Spanish stronghold that is the City of Saint John the Baptist. Our licensed tour guide will impart on a walking tour along the Paseo de la Princesa (Princess Promenade) to enter the old city through the historic San Juan Gate. Believed standing since approximately 1540. Once inside see Plazuela La Rogativa. Then it’s on to visit the Basilica Manor Cathedral San Juan Bautista, full of devotion, architecture, and art. Our guide walks you through its history and mystique. Later learn about La Fortaleza, today it remains the official residence of Puerto Rico’s governor. Close by, take pictures of Cristo Chapel, Pigeon Park and La Casa Estrecha (the Narrow House), one of the skinniest houses in the world. Finish with a Piña Colada at Barrachina Restaurant.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Fountain of Youth Tour of Old San Juan

Fountain of Youth Tour of Old San Juan

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Travelers who want to stay forever young will love this fountain of youth tour of Old San Juan. Learn about the colonial Gilded Age and discover the stories and history of Ponce de Leon's city and people. Listen in as your friendly guide shares stories about riots and revolutions and find out why the colony was known as "Gold Island". Wander through burial sites where greats like Ponce de Leon and other founding fathers of Puerto Rico are buried and get an up close look at history, culture and traditions that define this destination.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.16
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San Juan Done Right! - Walking Tour

San Juan Done Right! - Walking Tour

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Experience a delightful ode to unmatched Old San Juan. With half a millennium of groundwork on hand, allow us the privilege of presenting you our history in the context of the New Worlds’ conquest. We provide complimentary pick-up and drop-off. Our interest is serving you and we therefore will contact you regarding the time and location. We ask that you are considerate of other guests. Please be there when we arrive at your scheduled pick-up.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Old San Juan

2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Old San Juan

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All tours to this magical city are different because Old San Juan is a city filled with history and tales. While we share the history from the books, we also share the tales passed down from generation to generation. When you put the history and tales together, you can feel as you were there present.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Private Old San Juan Walking Tour

Private Old San Juan Walking Tour

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Wander the charming colonial facades, ancient forts and cobblestoned streets of Old San Juan during this 4-hour walking tour with a private guide. Feel like a local as you get a personalized introduction to the history of the area with this certified professional guide, exploring its wealth of forts, plazas, churches, museums, cafes and local wildlife. You’ll help choose the day’s itinerary and take breaks whenever and wherever you like. It’s more like a stroll with a friend than a formal tour. Your private walking excursion also includes entrance fees for the forts.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$188.00
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Let’s Roam’s Old San Juan Scavenger Hunt: Find the Fountain of Youth!

Let’s Roam’s Old San Juan Scavenger Hunt: Find the Fountain of Youth!

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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Old San Juan: Let the city's buildings tell you their stories on an audio tour

Old San Juan: Let the city's buildings tell you their stories on an audio tour

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"Talking Buildings" is a first-person account of the historic buildings of Old San Juan. Created by the Saint John's School 6th grade Social Studies class of 2022, this self-guided audio walking tour will take you on a journey through time, from the 16th century to modern-day. If you'd like to donate to the San José Church, as mentioned in the route, please follow this link: iglesiasanjosepr.org The tour is ready whenever you are. Simply download it through the VoiceMap app while in a wifi zone to enjoy the tour with full offline accessibility.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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$5.99
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Puerto Rico Today’s

Puerto Rico Today’s

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During the tour, we will explore the colonial quarters of San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, founded by the Spanish conquistadors in 1521.  Old San Juan is not only the oldest city in the United States but one of the two oldest European cities in Latin America. Old San Juan has preserved its historical identity and architectural integrity.    See the historical allure of this city through the eyes of Sir Francis - Drake, whose attempt to wrestle San Juan from the Spanish crown cost him dearly, as you visit fine examples of the military architecture of those times.   Today’s urban legends, modern folklore, and a lively discussion of Puerto Rico’s ambiguous political status will help you connect past with presents and emerge from the tour with a new understanding of this unique Caribbean island and its people.   
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Private Walking Tour of Old San Juan

Private Walking Tour of Old San Juan

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Experience San Juan the best possible way...through a private tour. Focus on your main interest. Discover the untold secrets of San Juan. Get to know the forts, churches, plazas, cafes, museums, and local flora/fauna. A typical tour would start in "Plaza Colon" (our meeting point). We get an overview of the layout of the city, and an introduction to the history of Puerto Rico (and Viejo San Juan). We walk though "Calle San Francisco". We stop at the "San Francisco Chapel" (if open), "Plaza de la Barandilla", "Plaza de Armas", "Calle Cristo" and the vicinity of El Morro Fort. We will see (from the outside) places like The City Hall, the State Department, La Fortaleza (Governor's Mansion), Christ Chapel, El Convento Hotel, San Jose Square, San Jose Church, Plaza del Quinto Centenario, El Morro Fort, The San Juan Gate and the San Juan Cathedral. Feel like a local and walk at your own pace, taking breaks when you want.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to San Juan Gate (Puerta de San Juan) costs USD 5.99. Guided San Juan Gate (Puerta de San Juan) tours start around USD 5.99 per person. See all 17 San Juan Gate (Puerta de San Juan) tickets and tours on Viator.
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