OverviewCome 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.
- 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.
Inclusions for Ponce Historical City Tour
- San Juan hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
- Entrance fees
- Bottled water
Exclusions for Ponce Historical City Tour
- Gratuities (recommended)
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