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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour
From US$58.00
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City tour in Costa Rica, live folcloric Music, VIP Service, Attractions, drinks.
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City Tour at your disposal for afternoons without lunch
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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.
What to Expect
An unique sightseeing double decker bus will take you to downtown San Jose from your hotel to witness the city's main historical landmarks for an immersive and panoramic cultural experience and a better understanding of Costa Rica's evolution.
Some of the favorite places to visit for a guided walk in San Jose include Costa Rica's cherished National Theater (lobby), Art Museum, Metropolitan Cathedral, the old and authentic Central Market, the new and impressive National Stadium, an in-depth description of the National Monument, and the influential historical episode that took place at the Democracy Plaza. The bus tour will take you comfortably and safely through San Jose's narrow and busy streets driving by beautiful outdoor city attractions. The living city is your museum.
The tour has been declared of “cultural interest” by the Ministry of Culture of Costa Rica. It lasts 6 hours and lunch may be included if you like. 
Reviews (45)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
The people running the tour are really good...

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 19 January 2019
Disappointing short tour and not value for money lunch

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 10 January 2019
VIP City Bus Tour

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 8 January 2019
Good Solid Tour

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 28 December 2018
Great San Jose tour

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
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The times vary depending on what hotel you are at. Also, during the busy season, they offer more than one per day. Ours started at 10am and we returned by 4pm, but we were at a hotel about 10 minutes outside the city, and... More
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