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Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup provided by VIP City Bus

Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup

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Explore the capital of Costa Rica without having to worry about transportation or security issues with this evening bus tour. Board a double-decker bus with great views and pass by over two dozen local highlights, with stops for guided tours at some of San Jose's most important monuments and museums.
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  • 1
    Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Museo de Arte Costarricense
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 3
    Central Market (Mercado Central)
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 4
    Plaza de la Libertad Electoral
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    VIP City Bus
    Stop: 4 hours
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  • 6
    Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • Dinner and drinks are included in the price of the tour
  • Travel in a double-decker bus with live commentary on board
  • An English-speaking guide will lead the way
  • Round-trip transfers from your hotel will be provided
Important Information
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Dinner
  • Round trip Transportation to your hotel
  • WiFi
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
  • Entry/Admission - Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • beers
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • 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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Matt S wrote a review Mar 2020
Centreville, Virginia11 contributions
I was impressed with the city tour because you really get alot in without it taking the whole day out of you. The staff are really fun and they provide live music on the bus as well as refreshments and a dinner at a local restaurant which is included in the package.
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texican_in_DC wrote a review Oct 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions
A colleague and I were in Costa Rica for work and had a free afternoon/evening, so we booked the dinner version of this half-day trip. I really liked this whirlwind trip through San Jose. It covered a HUGE amount of stuff in a very short time and I learned a ton about the
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Date of experience: October 2019
RoatanGetawayTours wrote a review Jul 2019
Roatan, Honduras31 contributions
This is very disappointing to think such a beautiful country and has so much to offer and they would take you to a hold in the was jewelry store, old airport, lobby of the theater, a sketchy restuarant that seems to be a club at night. The local market was ok, the gold museum
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gbillias wrote a review Oct 2018
St. Petersburg, Florida1 contribution5 helpful votes
First of all, the San Jose luncheon bus tour was excellent! The tour guide and musician who entertained the group on the bus was a pleasant surprise. My traveling companion and myself were picked up from the Casa Roland Hotel on September 22, 2018. The assistant on the bus
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Date of experience: September 2018
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k f wrote a review Sep 2018
Trinidad14 contributions8 helpful votes
After finishing a seminar early I decided to take an afternoon tour of San Jose since it was my first time in Costa Rica. I was picked up at my hotel (the driver was about 15 minutes early) and taken to the tour bus for the 3:30pm tour. San Jose doesn't have an abundance of
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Date of experience: September 2018
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By: VIP City Bus
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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San Jose Highlights Bus Tour
As our organized tour did not include San Jose, we flew in early to get a taste of Costa Rica's capital. We took t
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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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Very Nice Way to start learning about Costa Rica
We booked this tour in advance of arriving in Costa Rica and are so glad we did! Our guide was wonderful and we had
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Great Tour
We started off our Costa Rica vacation with this tour. Our guide, Sergio, was great! He taught us much about the h
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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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Great way to see San Jose in one day
We had a great time on this tour, saw all the city highlights, and learned a lot about the history. The tour is a c
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Amazing tour
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour- very informative, friendly tour guide/crew. I have NO complaint about such amazing
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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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michele m
Too long
Liberia: Hotel organized: said tour would be over by 4:30-back to hotel. We got back at 6pm due to transportatio
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Great city vibe🇨🇷
Great time on the bus. Knew all about his city and interesting facts. The bus had live music which i enjoyed. Also
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A Must Do!
This tour was fantastic value for money. After being picked up from our accommodation we our seats on the top deck
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Susan L
VIP tour with dinner
Our tour guide was supposed to do the tour in English and Spanish. He continued to speak in Spanish and only spoke
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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