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Can anyone recommend an excursion in San Juan, PR offered through Celebrity or an independant tour guide? Have been to San Juan serveral times but have never been happy with the tours we have chosen.
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I'm sorry that I can't. I have only been there once but I enjoyed just walking through the forts they have in the downtown area. I am not sure what else there is to do there.
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Paul,
Are the forts in walking distance from the pier?
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Depends on what you consider a reasonable walking distance San Christobel is a couple of miles and uphill,on the other side of the island from S.J. El Morro you will see as you sail into port-make sure you're up early-lots of Kodak moments. Both forts are well worth visiting IMO. The only other thing we did there was the El Yunque rain forest-pleasant but not terrific. To my way of thinking, just strolling around Old San Juan is the best! Last time we were there, we took the local bus and had a great time-went to the resort area with fancy hotels and casinos,hit the beach and mingled with the locals-some of the nicest people you'll meet anywhere
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Thanks! I'm good for a few miles but not sure my husband and kids would think that was fun.
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There is supposed to be a trolley in the area that goes up to El Morro, you may be lucky and find that. I've walked it, not too bad, looked faster than in a car, very narrow streets and heavy traffic.
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Most of the city tours are pretty much the same, although I was on one in Oct, the took us to,what would be our State House, historic and interesting..checkout portpromotions.com for private tours, and discuss what they offer that might make it more interesting for you..

The streets of Old San Juan, are cobblestoned, and walking can be difficult for many.
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Walking around El Morro and the surrounding Old San Juan is very nice and close to the pier. You don't even need to book an excursion, just walk there. If there is an excursion to El Yunque Rainforest, you might like that too. It is a little bit of a trek from the pier but a lovely trip to nature.
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If you go to tripadvisor.com and search under Puerto Rico Tours, they will list in order the most poplular and best rated tours in Puerto Rico. There are many outstanding ones to choose from: Segway tour of Old Town and historic Fort, Eco Tours of the Rainforest with climbing, zip-lines, etc among others. Also, you can take the ferry from Old Town to the mainland for $1.50 (nice short trip and view) and catch a cab for a few dollars to the historic Bacardi Rum tour and tasting - which is free, but cruiselines often charge about $40-50 for the same 'itinerary'.
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You also have to be careful when your ship gets into port. I believe the fort closes around 4:30P.M. We did a combined Fort and Bacardi tour which was pretty decent and of course there were the free drinks at Bacardi...

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