Castillo San Cristobal, a World Heritage Site – featuring Youth Activity

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

At a Glance

Activity Type: Sightseeing Adventures and Signature Collection and Family Adventures
Activity Level: ModerateHelp
Duration: 3.5 to 4 Hours
Adult Price: $79 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $69 (ages 5 to 9)
Ages: 5 And Up
On this tour you will:
  • Meet your tour guide, who will be dressed in 1797 period clothing, at the pier and board an air-conditioned motor-coach for an approximate 20-minute historical overview through Old San Juan.
  • Ride around the city and view the 3 Lines of Defense, drive pass the Capitol, which is modeled after the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., while enjoying breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Once you enter the original Walled City of Old San Juan you will arrive at Plaza Norzagaray, where you'll meet "Ponce de Leon", the first Governor of Puerto Rico and receive a bottle of "Fountain of Youth" pure water. The Heritage Guides will answer your question" Why" Puerto Rico was declared the" Key to the New World" by the King of Spain.
  • Then step into a "Garita" (a castle turret) to feel the winds of the Atlantic Ocean on your face. Prepare yourself as you are transformed into a military recruit for the Regimiento Fijo in preparation for the 1797 British attack.
  • Arrive at Castillo San Cristobal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the US National Parks Service. During your approximate 45-minute tour, you will view and hear legends about the devil's sentry box, Santa Barbara the Patron Saint of the Artillerymen, dungeons, historic prisoner graffiti, the exploding tunnels and much more.
  • Leave the fort and walk a few steps to the National Park Service Children's Discovery Center. Here, children will have a chance to learn about the old trade of masonry and how this important skill was fundamental in the construction of the fortification system, including Castillo San Cristóbal. Disney Cruise Line Youth Activities Counselors will join the children as they mold and paint a clay memento of their new learned trade, allowing parents to enjoy approximately one hour of free time, if so desired, to explore Old San Juan or shop.
  • Complete the tour and receive a certificate declaring you as a member of the "Regimiento Fijo", the civilian militia and recieve guidance and directions for the completion of your "Battle Plan of Heritage and Fun".
  • Take the short walk back to the pier or continue your stay in Old San Juan, "The Walkable City".
Important Additional Information
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible. Guests should notify Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 , (407) 566-7000 (for international Guests), or via e-mail at dcl.reservations@disneycruise.com prior to the beginning of their voyage. All aspects of the castle are ADA accessible. It is recommended that any Guests in a wheelchair have a companion for comfort. This is a walking tour and Guests are required to walk/stroll approximately 200 yards uphill before arriving to Castillo San Cristóbal.
  • The youth activity at the Children's Discovery Center is a partnership with the San Juan National Historic Site  U.S. National Park Service.
  • Guests are recommended to wear sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes and to bring a camera.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards and currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and/or snacks.
  • You should never feel that gratuities are expected from you. However, it is customary to leave a tip in recognition of service at restaurants, taxis, and for exceptional excursion guides and drivers. It is always up to you as to what you feel is appropriate.

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