San Juan Walking Tour of Old San Juan Excursion Reviews

Old San Juan is a 465-year-old neighborhood that originally served as a military stronghold. Within a space of seven square blocks, you'll find over 400 16th and 17th century buildings that have been carefully restored for commercial and residential use.
We toured Castillo San Felipe del Morro & Castillo San Cristobal and loved it!
We toured Castillo San Felipe del Morro & Castillo San Cristobal and loved it! Our guide was very knowledgable and we learned so much about Puerto Rico & the history of San Juan.
We toured Castillo San Felipe del Morro & Castillo San Cristobal and loved it! Our guide was very knowledgable and we learned so much about Puerto Rico & the history of San Juan. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Wish we could have spent more time walking around but our tour guide was full of energy and ...
Wish we could have spent more time walking around but our tour guide was full of energy and provided a wealth of information.
Wish we could have spent more time walking around but our tour guide was full of energy and provided a wealth of information. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Informative and fun, but no rest breaks and no stops to purchase water, etc.
Informative and fun, but no rest breaks and no stops to purchase water, etc. One stop to purchase hot sauces, but they didn't have water. Be sure to bring your own.
Informative and fun, but no rest breaks and no stops to purchase water, etc. One stop to purchase hot sauces, but they didn't have water. Be sure to bring your own. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great tour operator, fun at last stop with salsa dancing.
Great tour operator, fun at last stop with salsa dancing.
Great tour operator, fun at last stop with salsa dancing. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Private walking tour of Old San Juan for 6.
Private walking tour of Old San Juan for 6. Ricky our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Focused on the fort per our request and also gave tips on where to drink and eat after the tour. Great experience.
Private walking tour of Old San Juan for 6. Ricky our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Focused on the fort per our request and also gave tips on where to drink and eat after the tour. Great experience. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
There were only 4 of us and for almost 3 hours we walked all over the old town, into hotels, ...
There were only 4 of us and for almost 3 hours we walked all over the old town, into hotels, churches, and learned so much. Because we started at 5:30pm the city lights were coming on, it was not too hot, and everything was lovely. Then ... Read More
There were only 4 of us and for almost 3 hours we walked all over the old town, into hotels, churches, and learned so much. Because we started at 5:30pm the city lights were coming on, it was not too hot, and everything was lovely. Then our guide recommended an authentic Puerto Rican restaurant for our dinner: Raices - mojambo with shrimp, octupus, steak and chicken, delicious. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Hot, crowded, exhausting.
Hot, crowded, exhausting. San Juan may be an interesting port, but we walked too much and our guide talked too much. My sister went walking around old San Juan on her own, and had a much better experience.
Hot, crowded, exhausting. San Juan may be an interesting port, but we walked too much and our guide talked too much. My sister went walking around old San Juan on her own, and had a much better experience. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We walked way too far and most of it was hilly.
We walked way too far and most of it was hilly. We decided to go back to the ship because we were tired. we did learn some new things about Fort San Cristobal.
We walked way too far and most of it was hilly. We decided to go back to the ship because we were tired. we did learn some new things about Fort San Cristobal. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
bit hilly for my wife, otherwise very good
bit hilly for my wife, otherwise very good
bit hilly for my wife, otherwise very good Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
City hall was beautiful.
City hall was beautiful. Fort was great with lovely views. My only issue with the port timing was getting there at 4pm with only a couple of hours of daylight
City hall was beautiful. Fort was great with lovely views. My only issue with the port timing was getting there at 4pm with only a couple of hours of daylight Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was an evening walking tour.
It was an evening walking tour. We only got to tour the fort for 15 minutes but I think we saw the highlights. The kids got bored but the adults found it interesting and would like to go back to see more.
It was an evening walking tour. We only got to tour the fort for 15 minutes but I think we saw the highlights. The kids got bored but the adults found it interesting and would like to go back to see more. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We were disappointed we did't stop for more than one coffee shop on our tour.
We were disappointed we did't stop for more than one coffee shop on our tour. It said it was a walking and coffee tasting, but it was one coffee shop and a yogurt store. The guide was great though.
We were disappointed we did't stop for more than one coffee shop on our tour. It said it was a walking and coffee tasting, but it was one coffee shop and a yogurt store. The guide was great though. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
I liked the history, but some people might not.
I liked the history, but some people might not. Lots of uneven surfaces and being led into traffic. Definitely not for anyone with trouble climbing uneven stairs, high curbs, etc. Some real ankle-twisting potential. Some of the seniors had ... Read More
I liked the history, but some people might not. Lots of uneven surfaces and being led into traffic. Definitely not for anyone with trouble climbing uneven stairs, high curbs, etc. Some real ankle-twisting potential. Some of the seniors had a tough time. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This tour gave a good overview of old San Juan.
This tour gave a good overview of old San Juan. It is not too strenuous. Our guide was quite good and very friendly.
This tour gave a good overview of old San Juan. It is not too strenuous. Our guide was quite good and very friendly. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Nice little narrated walk around and bar crawl.
Nice little narrated walk around and bar crawl. Good sights and ended with a make your own mojito. Great experience
Nice little narrated walk around and bar crawl. Good sights and ended with a make your own mojito. Great experience Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was great seeing the fort and walking around shopping and trying some local food.
It was great seeing the fort and walking around shopping and trying some local food.
It was great seeing the fort and walking around shopping and trying some local food. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Despite the short shower we enjoyed a different tour from that previously taken
Despite the short shower we enjoyed a different tour from that previously taken
Despite the short shower we enjoyed a different tour from that previously taken Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It was fine.
It was fine. Our guide's English was heavily accented, but she kept the group together well and was obviously enthusiastic and knowledgeable about her city.
It was fine. Our guide's English was heavily accented, but she kept the group together well and was obviously enthusiastic and knowledgeable about her city. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
great for the last day if you have a later flight to allow you to have your bags taken to the ...
great for the last day if you have a later flight to allow you to have your bags taken to the airport and allowing you to explore the town
great for the last day if you have a later flight to allow you to have your bags taken to the airport and allowing you to explore the town Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The extensive tour of the old city included visiting the fort.
The extensive tour of the old city included visiting the fort. It was all very enjoyable but beware the ramp up through the fort is quite steep and may not be for everyone.
The extensive tour of the old city included visiting the fort. It was all very enjoyable but beware the ramp up through the fort is quite steep and may not be for everyone. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and was happy to answer questions.
The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and was happy to answer questions. The walk was not strenuous, but the heat made it a bit difficult.
The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and was happy to answer questions. The walk was not strenuous, but the heat made it a bit difficult. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Explored Old San Juan and the fort with a knowledgeable tour guide.
Explored Old San Juan and the fort with a knowledgeable tour guide. We went in the morning so it wasn't so hot. Walked around on our own and had lunch before taking the shuttle back to the boat. A nice way to spend one day in San Juan.
Explored Old San Juan and the fort with a knowledgeable tour guide. We went in the morning so it wasn't so hot. Walked around on our own and had lunch before taking the shuttle back to the boat. A nice way to spend one day in San Juan. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It was walking tour of Old San Juan with Coffee Tasting.
It was walking tour of Old San Juan with Coffee Tasting. Tour was informative and consisted of two coffee tastings. Would like to have more tastings included.
It was walking tour of Old San Juan with Coffee Tasting. Tour was informative and consisted of two coffee tastings. Would like to have more tastings included. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We were a group of 14 that booked a walking food tour of Old San Juan for our day on the island.
We were a group of 14 that booked a walking food tour of Old San Juan for our day on the island. We arrived at the port around 8:00 island time and had to meet our tour guide at Plaza del Quinto Centenario at 9:00 island time. The walk ... Read More
We were a group of 14 that booked a walking food tour of Old San Juan for our day on the island. We arrived at the port around 8:00 island time and had to meet our tour guide at Plaza del Quinto Centenario at 9:00 island time. The walk from the ship was about 20 minutes and mostly uphill. We arrived and it was easy to find our guide Pablo as he had the Orange Umbrella. Pablo was great! He was friendly, informative, funny and genuine. We started our day at Cafe Don Ruiz where each of us was treated to a Cafe Latte and Mayorca (sweet bread with ham and Swiss cheese and sprinkled with powdered sugar). It was a great breakfast and start. Pablo told us all about the history of the building (and old military barracks) and so much more. From there we headed out to see and learn about El Morro, the shoreline and the cemetary by the sea! From there we headed to La Tortuga Panderia for Quesitos. Quesitos are amazing sweet pastries with a sweet cream cheese filling. They were small but the perfect bite. We left La Tortiga and headed down towards La Forteleza and the Plaza del Armas. From there we stopped at Hecho en Cases for Mofongo with Chicken in Garlic Sauce! It was AMAZING! From there we were off to Deaverdura for Fresh Fruit Juices and Rum and Pernil with Rice and Beans. Juice options that day were Guanabana (Soursop), Caribbean Cherry, Tamarind or Guava. We left Deaverdura and headed to our bonus stop, Caldera Cafe for a Puerto Rican holiday treat... Coquito! It was strong but good. After our extra stop, we headed down to our last stop of the tour Senor Paleta for Paletas (ice cream). There was a huge variety of flavors and everyone loved what they got. This tour was supposed to be 3 hours, but I think ours was actually closer to 4 (not that any of us minded as we were having a great time). We had a great time, learned a ton about Puerto Rico and Old San Juan, ate lots of yummy food and met an amazing tour guide! All together it was a great day and a tour I would recommend to anyone! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Hector met us at the pier Gave us an extensive tour of Old San Juan than into a small neighborhood ...
Hector met us at the pier Gave us an extensive tour of Old San Juan than into a small neighborhood for authentic lunch at a restaurant the 'locals' hang out in then finished the tour by dropping us along with our luggage at our ... Read More
Hector met us at the pier Gave us an extensive tour of Old San Juan than into a small neighborhood for authentic lunch at a restaurant the 'locals' hang out in then finished the tour by dropping us along with our luggage at our hotel. He was terrific. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line