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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Explore the Costa Rican capital’s rich history, landmark buildings, and modern culture on a combo bus and walking tour of San Jose. Get a great introduction to city highlights like the National Theater and Art Museum, and stop to walk through bustling markets and public plazas to feel the pulse of this modern Central American metropolis. Get an extra boost of Costa Rican culture by listening to traditional folkloric music onboard the bus.
  • Combo bus and walking sightseeing tour of San Jose
  • Discover the history and highlights of Costa Rica's capital city
  • Admire the architecture of the National Theater and other landmark buildings
  • Stroll among local vendors and shoppers at the Central Market
  • Listen to Costa Rican folkloric music on the bus
  • Great way to get both an overview and a closer look at the city's culture
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional art historian guide
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Lunch
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

10:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No Health restrictions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vip City Bus (City tour)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Be prepared to spent 40 min to 75 min on the mini bus collecting passengers from hotels, the more hotels, the longer the ride." See review
  • "This is more a bus tour than a bus walking tour." See review

Reviews

4.5
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star-5
This was an excellent...
John_N
, Jan 2022
This was an excellent introduction to San Jose. Sergio was an excellent guide. He was enthusiastic and provided a very positive overview on San Jose and Costa Rica.
star-5
Great city tour
Melodee_M
, Jan 2022
Very good selection of sights & tour guide spoke in Spanish & English well. The tour ended with a nice lunch with friendly travellers.
star-5
Bus tour of San Jose with lunch
Lyn_D
, Jan 2022
Jesse was an amazing guide and the trip was an informative introduction to the city. The stop at the market was our favorite!
star-5
Good Family tour
Tyson_S
, Dec 2021
We do tours in a new city so we can figure out where we want to go. This was a perfect way of doing that. Sergio had lots of local information and the driver was INSANELY good. We're going back to the market today!
star-4
Great Experience
Nhadya_S
, Nov 2021
Jessie was a lovely guide! She even took time to explain things to me one on one. It felt shorter than 3 hours haha. Food was ok to me but many loved it. I'd recommend
star-5
History and Culture Lover!
Zuzana_B
, Oct 2021
If you love history and culture, this tour is for you! Sergio was such a knowledgeable guide and I learned so much about Costa Rica and it’s rich history. I got to visit two museums, the central market (my fav) a couple other landmarks and end the day with an authentic lunch. Highly recommend!
star-3
Interesting but rushed
Robyn_C
, Aug 2021
Interesting facts but geared for a large groups. Lacked a personal element when there was only a couple of people on the tour.
star-4
Great intro to San Joae coty
Mark_S
, Aug 2021
Very good tour. With just a handful of guests, we still felt very rushed becuase of the time it takes to navigate from one location to another through jam packed San Jose traffic. Plus the time it takes to pick up guests from their hotel. The included lunch was ok, nothing special.
star-5
Loved it!
Doug_k
, Jul 2021
Sergio did an awesome job! I felt it was a great value for the $$ spent and a great way to spend a day in San Jose.
star-5
Great experience
Gabriella_M
, Jun 2021
It was great! Our guide Sergio was very nice and kept everything lively! Our group was small which I enjoyed. We learned a lot about San Jose and the Costa Rican history. Definitely one to take. Pura Vida!
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