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VIP City Bus

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Discover and experience the Costa Rican culture with us, we immerse ourselves in the beauty of small towns as Filadelfia, We observe the wonder of the Tempisque River on the road, stopping where men who dredge the river sand. We will visit the...more
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You have one day to see San Jose. You book a city tour with VIP. They fail to pick you up at the appointented time because....they have you on their schedule for two days later. Not to worry they assure us, someone will come your...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable and informative tour of San Jose. Sergio shared a lot of history. Maybe more time at the market would be nice, but overall recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FootlooseFalkners
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bus trip with lunch was a good overview of San Jose. The tour guide was very informative and took the time to acknowledge each of us on the tour. Only draw back, there are not any restroom breaks except at the museum and at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Melissa M
Reviewed February 18, 2019

However, you shouldn't advertise an air-conditioned bus if you don't plan on turning on the air-conditioning. That aside it is a solid tour for anyone that is looking for a quick taste of San Jose. I loved the art museum and the theater in particular....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lcohen23
Reviewed January 19, 2019

Booked through Vitar, as a 6hr tour. In reality 3hrs and 30 min lunch in a restaurant with only our group so no atmosphere. We covered all as per intinery. All by popping on and off the bus. So with just over 3000 steps covered,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rosaBanchory
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

My mother and I wanted to see a bit more of San Jose and found the afternoon/dinner bus tour. A driver picked us up at our hotel, the first stop was the Art Museum, we were able to walk around while waiting for the bus....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cynthia T
Reviewed January 10, 2019

My last tour for Costa Rica was the VIP City Bus Tour. I was very close to not going but decided in the end to explore San Jose. San Jose is very different from Monteverde, Quepos or Manuel Antonio because it has a bigger population,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 1502kyw
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We really enjoyed this tour of San Jose. Although it is advertised as a bus and walking tour, it was mostly bus. The tour took us to all of the advertised destinations. We were driven from and returned to our hotel as advertised. The tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank VernonBirdman
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Good combination of bus and walking, nothing strenuous. Saw the highlights with some time for shopping in the Artisenal Market. Our tour included a live musician, and lunch. Can definitely recommend to others.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank 573dk9999
Reviewed October 18, 2018

First of all, the San Jose luncheon bus tour was excellent! The tour guide and musician who entertained the group on the bus was a pleasant surprise. My traveling companion and myself were picked up from the Casa Roland Hotel on September 22, 2018. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 2, 2018|
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Response from gailc381 | Reviewed this property |
I went on the day tour, and went inside the stadium. You only go into the theatre lobby with the original marble statues, not the actual auditorium.
March 27, 2018|
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
It stops at an art/craft type place & also at the central market where you can buy stuff. It does not stop at places for general shopping though eg malls
July 2, 2016|
Response from E T | Reviewed this property |
Hi. They come to your hotel in a small van and then take you to the bus tour start near the National Theatre. Your hotel will know how to contact them.