San Jose City Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    12:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Adventure Inn
    Aldea Hostel
    Amón Taormina
    Apartotel Obelisco
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take this comprehensive sightseeing tour of San jose and discover the rich history and culture of Costa Rica. Learn about the popular monuments and visit the citys museums as your guide educates you on the architecture and history of the downtown area.

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Immerse yourself in Costa Rica's rich culture and history as you follow your local guide to San Joses best sites on this sightseeing tour. Visit the magnificent Opera House -- the pride and joy of Costa Rica. Learn how this century-old cultural symbol represents an important era in history. Visit the University of costa rica and the beautiful Sabana Park.

Take an informative tour of the national Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. Transformed from an old military fort to display the country's peaceful tradition, this museum will give you a unique insight into the cultural heritage of Costa Rica. Weave your way through the museum with your guide and admire the stunning gold, jade, stone and pottery collection. Next, visit the historic National Theater, completed in 1897 and recognized as a masterpiece of architecture.

Please note: Museums are closed on Mondays and the National Theatre is closed on Sundays.


Professional Guide

Hotel pickup and drop off

Entry/Admission - Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Entry/Admission - Pre-Columbian Gold Museum



Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

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  • 28-Feb-2020

    Pickup was precisely on time (amazing considering the traffic). Maria (guide) and Allan (driver) were very personable, knowledgeable and worked together well as a team. Maria was very good at telling folks where restrooms were available and how long it would be until the next available restroom. The tour itself provided an excellent overview of Costa Rica from the first museum (originally the first airport) and a mural depicting the history of Costa Rica to the Central Market and chances to enjoy a coffee break (at the Hilton on the top floor with a great view). The visit to the Pre-Columbian Gold Exhibit was very interesting as was the visit to the National Theater. An excellent way to get a great background on a beautiful and very friendly country.

  • 04-Apr-2018

    The confortable, roomy van picked us up on time at our hotel, Our tour guide was friendly and personable. We had a wonderful, thorough tour of the city of San Jose, including walks in the park, museum visits and a stop at a coffee shop. Highly recommend!

  • 09-Mar-2018

    We didnt get to see the national theater because a rehearsal was in session we didnt get to see the cathedral because it was apparently being cleaned we walked around a park but not long enough to really enjoy it and see the many sculptures. We went to the central marketplace, very cramped and foul smelling, but we were continually herded by the guide we went to a lovely old hotel and were served an empanada and mango juice but the emphasis was on getting us into the gift shop. When we got to yet another shopping destination we had had enough and stayed on the bus. It was mostly a long bus ride through San Jose. The nicest place we saw was actually the art museum, that was a converted train station, where the tour commenced. There is beautiful carved mahogany and a gorgeous mural room on the second floor. Again, we werent given enough time to really enjoy it.

  • 25-Feb-2018

    Guide was excellent and the included lunch was great. The gold museum was closed on the Sunday we went so was not included - not sure if it is always closed Sundays or if this was because of the election.
    Im giving this a 3 as I think there was too much crammed into the tour and would have preferred an option to just wander the National Museum rather than go around as a group. The visit to the replica store could be dropped to increase the amount of time in museums.

  • 19-Jan-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • 08-Jan-2018

    Most of the worthy sights visited could be done fairly easily without the bus and the guide. The worst part though was the end of the tour when we were taken to an out of the way jewelry shop and made to wait for others to buy something before we could be taken back to the hotel.

  • 03-Jan-2018

    Tour is good. Hits the highlights. Tour guides have great knowledge.. Its a little boring for kids.

  • 26-Nov-2017

    Recommend that everyone take the 4 hour tour to experience the flavor and the history of the city. Guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable.

  • 03-Aug-2017

    The tour was ok... I feel like he was rushing into it. But very nice guy!!

  • 18-Jul-2017

    Tour was okay, but we weren't able to see everything promised.

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