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VIP City Bus

151 reviews
About VIP City Bus
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 largest city of Guanacaste "Liberia", to end up in the heart of a coffee plantations, end of the day with Costa Rican music dance show and shopping.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 10 January 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 8 January 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 28 December 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
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Reviewed 18 October 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
4  Thank gbillias
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Over the top. Great guide, door to door pick up service. Sights that you would not see if you weren’t with VIP. Wonderful sights of impotence in the history of Costa Rica. Gain even more respect for this gracious country Para Vita

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank hugheserm
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This is by far one of the best guided tours I’ve ever taken. From start to finish, everyone was professional and fun. Our driver (José) picked us up in a smaller van at our hotel. He was on time and very friendly. We made a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank daremejclc
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were on this vip city tour as part of our package of touring Costa Rica, the guide was very informative. but some stops like the former airport which is now the museum isn't long enough. The lunch was very good

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 303chrissie
Reviewed 28 September 2018

With limited time in the city before our nature adventure, we chose to take this overview of the city. We saw a wide selection of parts of the city, including the new soccer stadium , of which they are very proud. As city tours go,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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roro3i
3 August 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.
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Nikmick12
28 March 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
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agpaysdegex
3 July 2016|
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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.
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