This sightseeing combo tour of the Old San Juan and the Bacardi Factory lets you experience an incredible journey into Puerto Rican architecture, history, and the rum industry. Travel back in time to discover one of the world’s best-preserved Spanish colonial cities which has remained intact for the past 500 years seeped with a fascinating history, culture and our Spanish heritage.
Our journey begins with a drive around the bay towards the Bacardi Factory. During the drive, we will have an opportunity to see an amazing view of Old San Juan. Once we arrive at the Bacardi Factory, you will take part in a guided tour where you will learn why Puerto Rico is called the Rum Capital of the World. You will see the Bacardi plant which is considered the world’s largest rum distillery, processing over 10,000 gallons daily. You’ll also learn about the process of creating rum and the history that began with the Pirates who referred to the rum as “Kill Devil”.
Afterward, we will go to Old San Juan – the oldest city in the Americas established in 1521 – and learn more about its famous sites including El Morro, Puerta de San Juan, Governor’s Mansion, Catedral de San Juan, Capilla del Cristo and more. In between walking around Old San Juan, we will take a break for an authentic Puerto Rican lunch in Old San Juan as well as have a Piña Colada sampler and other refreshing snacks.