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City Exploration

by Gray Line Costa Rica
per adult Price is $70
Duration: {0} Duration: 5h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Exploration of San Jose's landmarks, art & vibrant barrios

Gilded & lavish interior of the historic Teatro Nacional

Pre-Columbian artifacts & history at the Gold Museum

Chance to see Casa Amarilla, the National Park & La Sabana

Coffee & a gallery tour in historic Barrio Amon

Highlights

Exploration of San Jose's landmarks, art & vibrant barrios

Gilded & lavish interior of the historic Teatro Nacional

Pre-Columbian artifacts & history at the Gold Museum

Chance to see Casa Amarilla, the National Park & La Sabana

Coffee & a gallery tour in historic Barrio Amon

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12:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$69.36

Total price is $69.36, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

City Exploration

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

San José

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    San José


Description

Soak up the laid-back vibe and lifestyle of the ticos (natives of Costa Rica) in San Jose—Costa Rica’s friendly capital city, called “Chepe” by the locals. Explore the city's historic architecture, quirky neighborhoods, and emerging art scene during a half-day guided tour.

After being picked up from your hotel, head to La Sabana, San Jose’s central urban park, which is dotted with architectural gems and even houses the 40,000-seat Gimnasio Nacional stadium. Cruise down the tree-lined avenues of the residential Rohrmoser neighborhood and along the Paseo Colon to the Teatro Nacional.

Next, check out the pre-Columbian gold pieces and artifacts at the Gold Museum, and then walk to the terraced Plaza de la Democracia and the 1960s-era Supreme Court of Justice building. Hop back on the bus to continue your tour by some of the city’s more prominent landmarks, including the elegant yellow Casa Amarilla—John F. Kennedy planted the ceiba tree in front of the building—and the National Library.

Ride through the historic neighborhoods of Barrio Amon and Otoya to admire the neo-Victorian mansions of Costa Rica’s coffee industry gentry. These once-neglected districts are undergoing revival and are the heart of the city’s artistic community. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a gallery tour before you return to your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of San Jose

  • Admission fees

  • Coffee

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your San Jose hotel

  • Commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • The theater will remain closed on Sundays.


City Exploration ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4 out of 5

3/5 Feb 17, 2019

Exactly as described, good if you’re looking for key historical points in SJ city Center. Guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. Only thing, felt a bit rushed since it was a full group so a good hour in the tour is used to pick up and drop off. Price of tour was cheaper through hotel than Expedia.