Get a 360 degree view of San Jose with the VIP City Bus Tour. This European style double decker bus allows you to see more of the city and historical buildings than a typical walking tour.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 3:15 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Your bilingual guide will explain the historic and cultural aspects of the sites and lead you inside a few of the most noteworthy attractions. This tour begins at the Museum of Costa Rican Art, which is inside the leafy La Sabana National Park. You'll get to sip on a welcome drink as you get ready for an educational look at the city.
You'll learn about Costa Rican history at stops like the National Monument and the Golden Room in the Museum of Costa Rican Art – these stops take you all the way from ancient times to the 19th century battle for independence. There are several guided walking tours and a look around the grand lobby of the National Theater. In total, you'll stop at 25 monuments.
On the bus, you'll have access to the Wi-Fi. A folk band will serenade you as you cruise along the capital's busy streets. Come ready to do a little shopping — this tour comes with a stop to explore the Central Market, where you'll have the chance to browse local art and handicrafts.
At the conclusion of the tour, you'll stop for dinner. You'll eat at a popular restaurant where you'll try a typical Costa Rican meal. Afterward, you'll hop back on the bus one more time for the ride back to your hotel.
What to Bring
Comfortable walking shoes, and money for souvenirs, gratuities, and personal expenses.
VIP Double decker Bus, Welcome Beverage, Costa Rican Art Museum Entry, Bilingual guide, Authentic Dinner, Drink & Dessert, Hotel pick-ups and Drop-offs, City Walks and Interactive Visits, and on board Wi-Fi.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
Last minute add on and ended up being a great evening. The guide was tremendous and it was great learning more about this beautiful country's history, politics and people on our last night there.
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For a good look at San José, climb on board the VIP double-decker bus. You’ll have a panoramic view of the city, including parks and busy city streets. As you drive, your guide will give you interesting insights into the history and culture of Costa Rica’s most vibrant city.