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Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour

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Highlights
  • Half-day guided tour of Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan
  • Visit the largest rum distillery in the world and take a trolley tour of its interactive history exhibit
  • Admire the colonial architecture of Old San Juan and learn about its history from an informative guide
  • Stop at San Cristobal Fort and snap shots of El Morro Fort
  • Cocktail, souvenir cup and transport from select San Juan hotels included
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Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour
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Overview
Uncover the history of Bacardi, the world’s most famous spirits company, on this 5-hour tour of Casa Bacardi, and visit to historic Old San Juan. Step inside the world’s largest rum distillery for a handcrafted cocktail and an interactive tour of the company’s history. Then move on to Old San Juan to see the El Morro and San Cristobal forts, plus panoramic views of San Juan Bay. Your visit also includes round-trip transportation from select San Juan hotels, entrance fees at the distillery and San Cristobal and souvenir cup.
What to Expect
Bacardi fans will love this insider’s tour of the distillery that produces one of the world’s most famous rum brands. Enjoy a complimentary libation and learn the history of the company before checking out some of the greatest sights in historic Old San Juan.
The tour starts with an afternoon pickup by minivan from select hotels in San Juan. Then proceed on to Cataño, the facility also known as Casa Bacardi. What is now the world’s largest rum distillery was founded in Cuba in 1862, before moving to Puerto Rico in 1936. Savor a handcrafted rum cocktail in the building’s pavilion before moving on to learn about the company history and distilling process.
Continue with an interactive exhibit detailing the lineage of this celebrated spirit brand and family-owned business. Check out a re-creation of the company’s original operation in Cuba, and admire artifacts and photos showcasing the brand’s unique heritage. Take a few minutes to sniff different varieties of rum before heading to the bottling plant for an overview of fermentation and production. Before you leave, peruse the gift shop for a few rum and Bacardi-themed souvenirs.
Next climb aboard your minivan to head to Old San Juan, a charming neighborhood first-settled by the Spanish in 1513. Listen to details of the area’s history while admiring the Capitol Building, bedecked in white marble, and the beautiful Moorish-inspired Casa de España.
Then take a look at La Muralla, a monster defensive wall nearly 20 feet (6m) thick and up to 60 feet (18m) tall, which was used by the Spanish to guard the city from invaders. Next move on to San Cristobal Fort, where you’ll get out of the minivan to hear an overview from your guide about its unique layout and history defending the city. In the distance you’ll see great views of San Juan Bay and El Morro.
End your tour with some time to shop among the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, before your drop-off back at your San Juan hotel.
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

This was an excursion from our cruise ship docked in San Juan. It was great fun and very interesting. We also signed up for the mixology class which I highly recommend. The gift shop has some interesting Bacardi themed gifts and you can custom design...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dianne T
Tina8020, Manager at Castillo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

I would like to thank you for being our guest and taking the time to share your observations. We hope you'll consider Puerto Rico as your next vacation destination . We have so much more to offer to make a memorable Vacation

Reviewed January 2, 2019

As far as bang for your buck, you will definitely get a lot with a tour in Casa Bacardí. Let's talk experience: 1. you get a free drink to enjoy during the tour, 2. You are shuttled to all locations while enjoying the free drink,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tina8020, Manager at Castillo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

We are happy to hear you had a nice time the the Distillery.

Reviewed December 25, 2018

Great tour. Learned a lot of history about the company. Just wish we could have sampled some of the different blends.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank William C
Tina8020, Manager at Castillo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding your recent Tour and giving a 5 star review. We sure appreciate it. Maybe at another time you can do the Rum tasting Tour

Reviewed September 18, 2018

We got a call the night before the tour it was canceled. We had to find our own way to do the tour. would not use then again.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tina8020, Manager at Castillo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

I am sorry we had to disappoint you by cancelling the Tour, but we do need a minimum to cover our cost to conduct the Tour.It is stated on the Web Site that a minimum is needed.I hope you will give us another change at...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018

What a fun experience - history and drinks! It's a jam-packed day (so bring lunch or snacks to tie you over). I learned so much about the history of rum and how the Bacardi brand came to be at Casa Bacardi. Great atmosphere, lovely drinks,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Marjorie T
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