Highlights of San Juan Accessible Tour or Shore Excursion
The Highlights of San Juan Accessible Tour or Shore Excursion is an opportunity to see the best and most accessible sites during your time in the captivating city of Puerto Rico that is rich in beauty, culture, and history. Explore the historic San Cristobal Fort and stroll along the beautiful Paseo de la Princesa – all without worrying about accessibility!
Your driver and guide will welcome you at the cruise dock in a large, comfortable, and air-conditioned accessible van ideal for wheelchair users, mobility scooter users, or senior cruisers that simply want to take it slow. Rest assured this is not just a drive-by tour. This tour includes interior visits to plenty of sites and offers some truly unique accessible experiences. Your private tour guide is eager to show you around!
This 5-hour accessible excursion begins with an introduction to the history of San Juan. There is a lot to discover on the Highlights of San Juan Accessible Tour or Shore Excursion: a mesmerizing fort, Spanish architecture, a delicious traditional island lunch and the lively Paseo de La Princesa in the Old Town, which is the oldest, intact, a colonial city in the entire western hemisphere. Escorted by your knowledgeable tour guide, you will explore the Castillo de San Cristobal, which is the largest fortress built in the new world. The fort is one of the most accessible forts in the Caribbean, with ramps, an elevator, and accessible restrooms available. Admire old artifacts in the exhibition hall, watch a short video on the history of the fort in the theater room, and explore the second level of the Fort using wheelchair friendly routes. There is also an accessible souvenir shop available.
After exploring the Fort, your tour continues with a drive through the city to a hidden gem, a traditional island restaurant that represents the true authentic Puerto Rico! Enjoy delicious food, listen to the tunes of local music, and see servers clothed in traditional colonial clothes. It’s not just-food. It’s an experience! The venue is fully accessible with accessible restrooms available as well (cost for food not included).
The final part of your day will be spent in the area of Old Town, with a leisurely stroll down the charming Paseo de La Princesa. Browse the many small vendors stands, enjoy some lively street music, grab a local snack, and learn about the island’s rich history.
While San Juan in itself can be challenging due to the rough terrain of cobblestones, narrow streets and cobblestones, the Highlights of San Juan Accessible Shore Excursion is designed to avoid all of that – without compromising on the experience.
You will learn about:
- Christopher Columbus’ travels in the region
- Puerto Rico’s battles with the Spanish, English, Dutch, and Americans
- Military fortifications of the 16th through 20th centuries
- Puerto Rican attitudes towards independence, becoming a state, and remaining a US territory
The Highlights of San Juan Accessible Shore Excursion includes:
- Guide and Driver familiar with the needs of disabled travelers
- Accessible van transportation
- Accessible step free routes
- A one-of-a-kind opportunity
- Great photo opportunities
- San Cristobal fort
- Paseo de La Princesa
- Lunch in authentic Puerto Rican restaurant (cost not included)
- Accessible shopping is optional
The Highlights of San Juan Accessible Shore Excursion has received a 5-star accessibility rating. An accessible van equipped with a lift will be used for transportation between the cruise port and the venues. Your tour guide will lead you around using step-free and curb free routes, and accessible restrooms are also located along the route.
This accessible cruise excursion uses a wheelchair friendly bus with a wheelchair lift.
On this tour, we have special permission to park right by the ramped entrance to the fort to make access easy for wheelchair users. You will use a ramp to enter the main building where a small accessible exhibition hall with accessible bathrooms await you. You will then take an elevator up to the higher levels of the fort.
Most parts of the fort including the movie room, the lower levels and gift shop are fully accessible via step-free routes and mostly flat surfaces.
Paseo de la Princesa is located right by the Old Town and offers a wonderful passage peppered with Fort Wall views, small historic exhibits, restaurants, vendor stands (on the weekends) and beautiful waterviews with the Raices fountain. The surface here is completely flat and smooth and curb cuts are also present.
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: $875 for 1-2 people, $900 for 3-4 people, $925 for 5-6 people, $950 for 7-8 people. Entrance fees of $7 per person will be added to your booking.
(NOTE: if you do not need an accessible vehicle, lower sedan costs are also available. Contact us to learn more).
* Save $50 when you book an accessible cruise + excursions package
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week.
Meeting time: 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, or 12PM.
Meeting place: San Juan cruise dock or hotel lobby.
Number of people on tour: 1 – 16 people.
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Not included: Snacks / meals and gratuities.
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