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Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour

Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Combine a visit to the Bacardi rum distillery and an overview of historic Old San Juan on this half-day tour that highlights some of Puerto Rico’s gems. Sip the provided welcome cocktail as you embark on an interactive tour of the Casa Bacardi. Continue with a drive through Old San Juan that includes a tour of San Cristobal Fort, and views of San Juan Bay.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Admission ticket included to the Bacardi distillery and San Cristobal fort
Welcome drink and souvenir cup included
Hear live commentary from the guide
Round-trip transportation provided from select San Juan hotels
What to expect
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 against invaders. Next move on to San Cristobal Fort, where you get out of the minivan to hear an overview from your guide about its unique layout and history defending the city. 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 4170BACARDI
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional Guide/Driver • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected San Juan hotels only) in air-conditioned Van or Mini Coach • A 12 ounce handcrafted Cocktail by the Bacardi's own Bartenders • Entry/Admission - Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico • Entry/Admission - Castillo de San Cristobal
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and additional drinks
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Traveler staying between Isla Verde and Condado have a pick up at the Kasalta Bakery
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional Guide/Driver • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected San Juan hotels only) in air-conditioned Van or Mini Coach • A 12 ounce handcrafted Cocktail by the Bacardi's own Bartenders • Entry/Admission - Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico • Entry/Admission - Castillo de San Cristobal
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and additional drinks
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Traveler staying between Isla Verde and Condado have a pick up at the Kasalta Bakery
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Transport does not pickup from cruise ship port or Old San Juan (go to the Condado Plaza Hotel for pickup)
Tour buses are wheelchair accessible, but do not have a wheelchair lift. Must have a folding wheelchair.
Minimum drinking age is 18 years, need to bring valid ID
All pick up's are in San Juan only, at selected Hotel/Location
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Castillo de San Cristobal
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Old San Juan
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
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Trevor
Clearwater, FL2 contributions
Bacardi tour was ok
Dec 2019
Our tour guide was great but overall experience was average. Don't expect to sample any of the drinks at Bacardi unless you purchase at the bar. The Old San Juan tour was more enjoyable as we were able to visit the fort and get a good tour will driving around in the shuttle while stopping for pictures.
Written December 26, 2019
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Tina B
Nice to hear that our Guide was great and you enjoyed the Old San Juan Tour.I am not sure why you expected sampling drinks at Bacardi. It is clearly advertised that a 12 ounce Cocktail is included in the Tour, not a sampling of drinks. I would like to thank for being our guest and taking the time to share your observations
Written December 27, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John V
Crystal, MN80 contributions
Short Tour, Good Information & History, Great Drink!
Nov 2019 • Couples
My wife and I were in San Jain following a cruise and took the ferry across the harbor to visit Casa Bacardi. Beautiful grounds, and the tour was very informative. We went with the simple historical tour which is only $15 per person. Our complimentary drinks were wonderful.
Written December 12, 2019
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Tania H
2 contributions
Worth it!
Nov 2019 • Solo
Maurice, the tour guide, was awesome! Great balance of structure and spontaneity. Loved learning history of Old San Juan. Fort Cristibol was awesome with beautiful views. The Distillery was awesome with a wonderful guided tour. My complimentary tropical sunrise drink was delicious! A lot of excursions seem over priced considering they’re only 3 or less hours. This was 5.5 hours and every second was adventurous or educational. Do this tour if you’re in PR!
Written November 12, 2019
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Tina B
Thank you for the fabulous review, we very much appreciate your kind words . We look forward to welcome you back for us to create another memorable visit to Puerto Rico.
Written November 15, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cecerda
California2 contributions
Casa Bacardi
The tour was very informative, our tour guide Jerry was very knowledgeable...... my husband and I enjoyed the tour ....
Written November 11, 2019
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Tina B
I would like to thank for being our guest and taking the time to share your observations. Hope to see you again soon
Written November 15, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bernadette J
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Great guide
Nov 2019 • Couples
Our guide was awesome. He went into great detail on the history of old San Juan. He was entertaining and kept you involved.
Written November 10, 2019
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Tina B
I would like to thank for being our guest and taking the time to share your observations.We hope we have another opportunity in the near future.
Written November 15, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

pam s
Corbin, KY79 contributions
Bacardi your
Nov 2019 • Family
This is pretty cool we had two kids with us and still had fun even the kids learned things. The tour is fun you do learn a lot. They give you all a glass and a token to get a free drink at the end the kids get water or soda pop and adults get the fun drinks. At the end there is a gift shop you can buy things or get bottles you do have to take it with you they don’t ship it to you we bought the expensive bottle and got to fill it and dip it in wax and got our name put in the book it was super cool. I think everyone should experience this trip.
Written November 5, 2019
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Tina B
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Excursion and that you had a memorable experience with your Kids. Thank you for sharing
Written November 6, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tanya
6 contributions
Great Time
Oct 2019 • Couples
We loved our tour. Tony was awesome and very knowledgeable! Lots of photo opportunities. We had a small group so it felt very intimate. Definitely recommend!
Written October 12, 2019
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Tina B
Thank you for praising Tony, he truly are wonderful . I hope we will be able to welcome you back in the near future.
Written October 14, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tangee L
Central Florida, FL11 contributions
Casa Bacardi
Oct 2019 • Couples
Jose was our tour guy at the Casa Bacardi and he was incredible amazing, he made the experience delightful.
Also Romeo at the gift shop was really helpful and explained everything about the bottling process.
Written October 8, 2019
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Tina B
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Excursion and that you had a delightful experience. Hope to see you again for another great Tour
Written October 9, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Briggithe D
2 contributions
Very interesting
Sep 2019 • Friends
Great time and drinks! Tony the tour guide was amazing! We had lots of fun and learned some interesting things.
Written October 1, 2019
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Tina B
I appreciate your kind words about the service provided by Tony. Thank you for sharing
Written October 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ysantosacevedo
Sister Bay, WI8 contributions
Bacardi and OSJ tour
Sep 2019
Very interesting, history about the company and the sadness that it may leave the island. The Old San Juan tour was even better, loved the short film about the history of Puerto Rico.
Written September 16, 2019
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Tina B
I would like to thank for being our guest and taking the time to share your observations. Hope to see you soon for another Experience
Written September 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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