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Private Tours of Old San Juan
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Apr 13, 2018
“The only way to see Old San Juan”
Apr 6, 2018
“Javier was an excellent guide, so happy to have a local with us.”
Experience San Juan on a different way. Walk at your own pace. Take pictures. Ask questions. See what you are most excited about. Know the history and the untold secrets of this wonderful place. Visit the forts, churches, plazas, cafes, museums...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
55B Caleta de San Juan, San Juan 00901-1505, Puerto Rico
+1 787-525-6905
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

We booked this tour a couple of months in advance and paid the deposit. We went to the agreed-upon meeting place at the agreed-upon time, but Juan never showed up. When we called him, he apologized and said that he forgot and was out of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian R
Javier R, Owner at Private Tours of Old San Juan, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Brian, Am sorry that it didn't worked out. As you know, we had a major hurricane in Puerto Rico and we have been busy with the recovery. I have been mostly unavailable for tours every since. Before you booked, I told you that I was...More

Reviewed May 11, 2018

Javier was AMAZING. Knowledgeable, friendly and so focused on what you wanted to learn, the pace at which you wanted to go and creating the best overall experience for you and your group. I highly, highly recommend Javier!

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Caroline P
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Javier is the best. We had an amazing morning seeing the forts, cemetery and the other sites of this beautiful city full of history. We have been to San Juan 2 times before, but this is the first time I feel like we really experienced...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Lissiejane-12
Reviewed April 6, 2018

We booked Javier directly a few weeks ahead of arriving on our cruise ship. We could have walked around the old city on our own, it was very beautiful and safe, however we wouldn't have had nearly the same experience without a guide. Javier spent...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank FulltimeTraveler131
Reviewed March 10, 2018

My husband and I spent our first day in OSJ walking around on our own, exploring, and eating! The second day we had a 4 hour private tour with Javier. He told us about things we never would have discovered doing a walking tour on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank missinggs
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

James picked us up at the cruise terminal in a beautiful air conditioned car. It was a last minute booking and we really were lucky to get him!! He took us shopping at the places I wanted to revisit and offered a few new stops....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Robbye P
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We had last minute changes to our cruise (different day and different times!), but Javier accomodated. We wanted to do some hiking in El Yunque, particularly to get a great overview and to see some waterfalls. He was waiting for us when we got off...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank RMurray847
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Javier was an excellent tour guide who (1) was well versed in local history and lore, (2) showed us several less well known places and (3) seemed to know everyone and got us behind the scenes in several locations. We were so pleased that we...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank wgabb
Reviewed August 21, 2017

My fiancé and I did a tour with Javier today of Old San Juan and it was AMAZING! He is so knowledge, I have never been so impressed with a tour guide. He is so professional and such a nice man overall! We plan to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Anneke252
Reviewed July 16, 2017

I read so much about Javier that decided to book his 4 hour walking tour. His knowledge of the history of San Juan was amazing. I was a native of the island and he told us things I didnt even know. It was my husband's...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Potatosmom
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April 15, 2018|
Response from Jeri B | Reviewed this property |
Our tour guide was Luis. Just go on Trip Advisor & check out the tour & ask for Luis.
May 6, 2017|
Response from Javier R | Property representative |
Thanks for your message. Please contact me using the email address that appears on my profile. Javier
Angela A
February 17, 2017|
Response from Javier R | Property representative |
Did you do the tour? I referred you to Melba, who is very good. Not sure if the tour happened.