Ponce Historical City Tour

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Overview

Come on a day trip to the cultural city of Ponce- home to art museums, prehistoric sites, and vibrant gardens. After picking you up from your San Juan hotel, you will travel to Ponce and be lead around the historic city by a professional guide. This tour includes admission to several local attractions and will last approximately 10 hours. There are a maximum of 15 people permitted on this tour.
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Led by a Blue Badge guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Small-group tour
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Begin with pickup from your San Juan hotel, and travel in the company of your guide and small group to Ponce, roughly 1.5 hours away.

Visit the Ponce Historic Zone, known for its unique architecture and downtown plaza. Admire Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral, the century-old red-and-black wooden firehouse Parque de Bombas, and the neoclassical and Spanish Revival facades as you go.

Your day trip includes admission to some of Ponce’s top attractions, including Tibes Ceremonial Indian Park, an ancient Indian site that’s the oldest cemetery uncovered to date in the Antilles. Wander along its 12 stone structures, including ceremonial plazas and ball courts (nine of which are open to the public today).

You’ll also pay a visit to the Ponce Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the Caribbean. Peruse more than 5,000 European and Latin American works — some dating back 500 years, as well as a growing collection of contemporary art. Admire iconic pieces such as Fredrick Lord Leighton’s gorgeous Flaming June, and Brushstrokes in Flight, a 28-foot-high painted metal sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein that marks the main entrance.

When your day in Ponce is through enjoy a leisurely ride back to your San Juan hotel.

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Inclusions for Ponce Historical City Tour

  • San Juan hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Guide
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Exclusions for Ponce Historical City Tour

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation after confirmation is possible if there are not enough passengers to meet the 3-person tour requirement. If this occurs you will be offered an alternative tour date or full refund

Involves a moderate amount of walking

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Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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  • Amazing tour company! My family and I booked the Ponce Historical City tour through Viator. We were picked up at our hotel in San Juan at 8 AM in a van and drove about 1.5-2 hours to Ponce. The entire tour lasted until 6 PM, so it's a very long tour, and it's a bit pricey 175 per person for us, but I would absolutely recommend it. Also, they offer tours on Sundays, which are really hard to find!

    Jaime and Kristal, our tour guides, were very accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable. Jaime greeted us with a hug so we were already off to a good start. Throughout the tour, they told us so many interesting facts about everything -- from the types of local fruit, to the significance behind the Flaming June and The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon paintings in Museo de Arte de Ponce, to the history behind the massive Ponce sign.

    The best part of the tour was how they customized it for us, based on what we wanted to do. They took us to three amazing local restaurants/cafés, where we had ice cream, authentic Puerto Rican lunch, and coffee. We were asked whether we wanted to go to the Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center or Castillo Serrallés, and we picked Castillo Serrallés, which was an incredible experience. We also visited Parque de Bombas, a historic red-and-black firehouse building, took a 30-minute tour through the streets of Ponce, and then visited the Museo de Arte de Ponce in the afternoon.

    Take this tour or any tour with Bespoke really! You won't regret it.

USD 164.38