Ponce Historical City Tour


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From $204.11

3 reviews   (4.67)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: puerto rico, puerto rico

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Delve into the history and culture of Ponce — home to museums, prehistoric sites, and vibrant gardens — on this 10-hour day trip. Depart from your San Juan hotel and travel to the 17th-century city, where a guide will show you around its many sights and you’ll have included admission to Ponce Museum of Art, Tibes Ceremonial Indian Park (depending on availability), and other attractions. Enjoy the personalized attention that comes from booking a small-group tour of no more than 15 participants.


What's Included

Bottled water

Guide

San Juan hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Lunch


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Involves a moderate amount of walking
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Plaza Las Delicias
Begin with pickup from your San Juan location and travel in the company of your guide and small group to Ponce, roughly 1.5 hours heading South. During this traveling time you will have the opportunity to admire how Puerto Rico’s diverse geography goes from city/urban, to the lush tropical mountain areas, reaching then the dry zone of the South.

You will visit the Ponce’s Historic Zone, known for its unique architecture and downtown plaza. Here you will see historical landmarks such as 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. All while receive interesting and educational facts from your professional certified guide.

During the course of the tour we will stop at a Puerto Rican restaurant to enjoy from an authentic lunch (food cost not included).

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Museo de Arte de Ponce
You will 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.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center
Depending on the day of the week and your interests, we may also visit the 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).

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

ICONO HISTORICO
mrhfranciscomoreno, 07-11-2019
Un sitio iconico en Ponce Puerto Rico, sencillo pero bonito, con mucha historia en su interior, bien cuidado y conservado
Amazing tour company! My family and...
Onvara A, 12-06-2017

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.

Firehouse
TAMAN1951, 22-12-2019
Super nice driver and guide.

Vehicle was A brand new Mercedes.

Visited the museum, plaza and few other spots.

My favorite was the old firehouse.

Long ride from San Juan.

Good way to spend a day.





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