Old San Juan: Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

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Wander through Old San Juan's colorful streets on a self-guided audio tour, discovering its rich Spanish heritage, historic forts, and stunning coastal views.

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Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which serves as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map, rolled into one! NOTE: This 1.8-mile-long tour covers the essentials of San Juan in 1-1.5 hours. Embark on an enthralling self-guided audio tour of San Juan, Puerto Rico, a city brimming with history, culture, and vibrant colors. Your journey begins at the iconic La Corazon Steps, adorned with a vividly painted heart, symbolizing the city's pulsating energy. As you meander through the streets, you'll reach the Teatro Alejandro Tapia y Rivera, a historical gem and one of America's oldest theaters, rumored to be haunted by spirits of the past. Your path leads to the Plaza Colon, where a statue of Columbus stands tall, narrating tales of discovery and the origins of San Juan's name. The scenic walk takes a majestic turn at Castillo San Cristobal, where you'll learn about its strategic construction and the lure of untold riches that drew explorers to this island. A highlight is the vibrant La Perla neighborhood, nestled by the sea and famous for its appearance in the “Despacito” music video, a testament to the area's cultural significance. The tour delves into the historical confrontations that shaped San Juan, recounting Sir Francis Drake's failed attempt to conquer the island and the remarkable Spanish victory under General Sancho's leadership. You'll explore the brief triumph of the English in the Second Battle of San Juan and the fiery Dutch siege that nearly razed the city. As you stroll, the tour unveils stories of ancient walls, gunpowder magazines, and the imposing Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a fortress that has withstood numerous attacks, including those in Puerto Rico's quest for independence. Your walk brings you to the Cuartel de Ballaja, now the Museum of the Americas, and the Casa Blanca, originally intended for Ponce De Leon. Discover the intriguing history of his grandson and the tragic fate that befell Ponce De Leon himself. The journey takes a spiritual turn at the Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Batista, where Ponce De Leon rests, a church that has miraculously survived centuries of turmoil. Your tour concludes with a serene walk along cobblestone streets to the Puerta San Juan, a relic of the old city, leading to the grand finale at La Fortaleza, a fortress that has stood guard since the 1530s. This audio tour is not just a walk but a journey through time, unveiling the rich tapestry of San Juan's history and culture.


Easy-to-use app: download the Action Tour Guide App onto your phone Unique password: access your tour on the Action Tour Guide App Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey! Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews! Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories. Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned! Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi. Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use! Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely! New, extra validity — now, it’s yours for an entire year! Use multiple times over multiple trips! All-day support line: Call, chat, or email for help.

Important Information

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app tour with a map, audio stories, and images.
  • Access the tour on the Action Tour Guide app (separate from the Get Your Guide app).
  • Use the unique password received after booking to download & preview your specific tours before you arrive.
  • Start at the Starting Point. Follow the tour route. All audio stories play automatically based on your location.
  • Flexible schedule: Use it on any day and at any time or over multiple days. No need to rebook if your travel plans change.
  • It has new, extra validity—now yours for an entire year! Use it multiple times over multiple trips!
  • Walking tour: Use one tour per couple and share headphones.
  • Get support by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day.

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