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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour provided by VIP City Bus

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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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  • 1
    Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Central Market (Mercado Central)
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 3
    Plaza de la Libertad Electoral
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    VIP City Bus
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
  • 5
    Museo de Arte Costarricense
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
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Important Information
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - VIP City Bus
  • Entry/Admission - Museo de Arte Costarricense
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No Health restrictions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Richard T wrote a review Mar 2020
Katy, Texas8 contributions2 helpful votes
As our organized tour did not include San Jose, we flew in early to get a taste of Costa Rica's capital. We took the mid-day tour, which included hotel pick-up in Cariari. The tour includes all the famous highlights except Parque Central. Two things affected our tour, the
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Date of experience: February 2020
Trudy R wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
We booked this tour in advance of arriving in Costa Rica and are so glad we did! Our guide was wonderful and we had a very nice tour of the city and learned so much. We had a wonderful guitar player and singer on the bus for part of the tour which made going from one stop to
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Date of experience: January 2020
Chris & Karen Smith wrote a review Feb 2020
Reno, Nevada4 contributions
We started off our Costa Rica vacation with this tour. Our guide, Sergio, was great! He taught us much about the history and the people of this country. The musician on the bus was very good. Lunch was typical local food-and good. Good way to see a lot of sites in San Jose
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Date of experience: February 2020
LPopelka wrote a review Feb 2020
Alameda, California40 contributions34 helpful votes
We had a great time on this tour, saw all the city highlights, and learned a lot about the history. The tour is a combination of bus and walking. We toured the Central Marketplace, the National Theatre, the old airport art museum, the gold museum, and Central Park, to name a
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Manish J wrote a review Jan 2020
San Diego, California5 contributions
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour- very informative, friendly tour guide/crew. I have NO complaint about such amazing country COSTA RICA - nice breakfast and polite people.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Marion C
This was our first visit to San Jose. The tour was very comprehensive and worthwhile. We saw and learned so much.
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It was pretty cool. Got to see the city learn about the history of the people and the land. Lunch was good too. Oh
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Very nice 👍 great education and experience.good lunch, worth the money. I would recommend. Have fun.
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Great tour with dinner
I was impressed with the city tour because you really get alot in without it taking the whole day out of you. The s
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Half Day San José VIP City Bus Tour with lunch.
I booked this tour because of Gray Line’s reputation. Unfortunately, the Costa Rican local provider: VIP City Bus d
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Excellent historical information
If you are looking visit the most popular sites In San Jose, VIP bus tour is the place to go. They were very knowle
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Interesting, Informative and Fun
We (my husband and sister-in-law and I) wanted to learn more about the culture and history of Costa Rica. Sergio,
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I learned a LOT
A colleague and I were in Costa Rica for work and had a free afternoon/evening, so we booked the dinner version of
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Very disappointed! Not worth the money!
This is very disappointing to think such a beautiful country and has so much to offer and they would take you to a
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Waste of time and money
We were picked up, drove around for half an hour dropping people off, had a talk in the old airport building, then
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A Big Dissapointment
You have one day to see San Jose. You book a city tour with VIP. They fail to pick you up at the appointented time
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Dispute in charges
First of all, the San Jose luncheon bus tour was excellent! The tour guide and musician who entertained the group o
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Best Way To See San José Costa Rica
This is by far one of the best guided tours I’ve ever taken. From start to finish, everyone was professional and f
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Not long enough stops
We were on this vip city tour as part of our package of touring Costa Rica, the guide was very informative. but som
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Margaret B
Great day trip!
With limited time in the city before our nature adventure, we chose to take this overview of the city. We saw a wi
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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