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La Fortaleza (The Fortress) Tours and Activities

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The blue-and-white Santa Catalina Palace (Palacio de Santa Catalina), otherwise known as La Fortaleza (The Fortress), is the official residence of the governor of Puerto Rico. Situated in Old San Juan, the UNESCO World Heritage Site occupies a spot that was long one of the most contested strategic positions in the Caribbean.

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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
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Old San Juan Harbor Sailing Tour

Old San Juan Harbor Sailing Tour

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Float past more than 500 years of history and picturesque scenery during this 1.5-hour sailing excursion in Old San Juan Harbor. Climb aboard the ‘Amazing Grace,’ a topsail schooner fashioned in the style of 19th-century American sailing vessels, for an unforgettable ride past the wonders of this historic area. As you sail you’ll enjoy up-close views of Old San Juan sights such as El Morro fortress, La Fortaleza, and Paseo la Princesa. A guide and complimentary beverages and snacks are all covered.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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San Juan Catamaran Sunset Sail
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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
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$119.00
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Old San Juan Segway PT tour 10:30am and 1pm or Segway Kickscooter Tour 4pm

Old San Juan Segway PT tour 10:30am and 1pm or Segway Kickscooter Tour 4pm

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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
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Sunset Sail by San Juan Historical Bay

Sunset Sail by San Juan Historical Bay

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Go sailing and watch the sunset on a cruise from San Juan. Get great photo ops of Puerto Rico’s coastline and enjoy a comfortable sail on the Caribbean Sea. Your captain shares commentary about the region and provides complimentary drinks for your group of no more than six people.
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  • 2 hours
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San Juan Bay Day Sail
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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
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Old San Juan Sunset Sail

Old San Juan Sunset Sail

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Float past hundreds of years of history and picturesque scenery during this 2-hour sunset sailing excursion in Old San Juan Harbor. Climb aboard the "Amazing Grace," a topsail schooner fashioned in the style of 19th-century American sailing vessels, for an unforgettable ride past the wonders of this historic area. As you sail you’ll enjoy up-close views of Old San Juan sights like El Morro fortress, La Fortaleza, Paseo la Princesa and more, all set aglow by the fading late afternoon light. A guide and complimentary beverages and snacks are all covered.
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  • 2 hours
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Sunset Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan

Sunset Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan

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Explore Old San Juan at the most magical time of day during a sunset walking tour around the historic centre of Old San Juan. Exploring on foot means you’ll notice architectural details that you might otherwise miss if you were traveling in a traditional tour vehicle, while guide commentary brings the town to life with stories you’re unlikely to find in the guidebook.
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  • 2 hours
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Authentic Sail by the Bay of San Juan

Authentic Sail by the Bay of San Juan

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Navigate the seas aboard an authentic sailboat during this excursion in the Bay of San Juan. While most boats these days have noisy motors, this sailboat experience exclusively uses the power of the wind. Enjoy views of Old San Juan from a different perspective and sip on beer or sangria as you sail; you may even encounter local wildlife like dolphins.
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  • 2 hours
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The Enchanted Shore HeliTour
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The Enchanted Shore HeliTour

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Get unrivalled views of Puerto Rico’s natural and historical landscapes during a helicopter tour that lets you see the island from a fresh perspective. Designed with time-pressed travelers in mind, this private tour ensures you have the helicopter all to yourself, so you can guarantee a window seat. Plus, you can choose a start time that suits you.
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  • 10 to 12 minutes
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Water Bike Experience in Old San Juan by Caribbean Chiliboats

Water Bike Experience in Old San Juan by Caribbean Chiliboats

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A wonderful tour with unique views of old San Juan Bay and more than 500 years of history. Including the most important attraction in Puerto Rico: San Felipe del Morro fortress. Impressive views of: La Fortaleza (Governor's home), San Juan Door (original city entrance), "Baluarte de San Agustín", Santa Elena Battery, El Morro Wall, the "Garitas" and more. Our tours are guided and CERTIFIED by the PR Tourism Company, the PR Department of Natural and Environmental Resources and the PR Port Authority. We offer quality and safety! You can enjoy this adventure by yourself; a group of family; or friends!
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  • 1 hour
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2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Old San Juan
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2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Old San Juan

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Discover the rich history of Puerto Rico on a historic walking tour through Old San Juan. This small-group excursion stops at key landmarks including the Fortress, the Gate of San Juan, the oldest cathedral in the United States, and the Bastion. At each stop, your guide sheds light on the over 500-year history of the island from the indigenous settlers, to Spanish conquistadors, to its modern-day history as a territory.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Explore the history of Old San Juan
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Explore the history of Old San Juan

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Old San Juan is filled with history and landmarks but, rather than wandering around alone, your experience is much richer if you explore it in the company of a guide who can provide background information and insights. This walking tour takes you to all of the most important landmarks and take you back in time with tales of the colorful characters who shaped San Juan.
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  • 4 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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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
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Walking Guided Tour of History and Myths of Old San Juan
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Walking Guided Tour of History and Myths of Old San Juan

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. Immerse yourself in Puerto Rico’s culture, history, and some of the best spots in the city with our guided walking tour through Old San Juan’s beautiful streets. This family-friendly 2.5-hour tour will let you discover the old city’s magical corners and sight-see its wonderful architecture.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since La Fortaleza (The Fortress) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to La Fortaleza (The Fortress) costs USD 5.99. Guided La Fortaleza (The Fortress) tours start around USD 5.99 per person.
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