San Jose

San Jose Sightseeing City Tour

San Jose, Costa Rica

From USD 90.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore San Jose on this guided half-day sightseeing tour. Great for first-time visitors to the city, the tour includes stops at historic and cultural sites such as the Costa Rican Art Museum in La Sabana, the city center, the National Theater, the University of Costa Rica, and the arts and crafts market. Plus, enjoy lunch at a local Costa Rican restaurant.
  • See the city from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Choose between a morning and afternoon departure time
  • The tour allows time for souvenir shopping
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

We will pick up all travellers at the different Hotels, Hostels, guesthouses, B&B, Residential areas , central park of each city (San Jose- Alajuela and Heredia)

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
10 reviews
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A Disappointment
Thomas_M, Nov 2022
This tour was totally misrepresented to me as a tour of museums, and sites. We were taken to a villa where lots of things were being sold, held there. Got out of the van once for 5 minutes at theatre, and that was it, driven around and things were pointed out.. then lunch where the tour guide stood over us while we filled our a written evaluation. What was explained to me on the phone in the US was entirely different than the tour here. My husband and I have booked Viator tours in the past and have been pleased, however this was the exception. $ 130.00 for this trip was not worth it at all.
Only way to see San Jose
Joel_E, Oct 2022
We enjoyed the whole experience, Jordan was a great guide. Of the many stops. We enjoyed the historical theater quite a bit.
Customized tour
Upasna_P, May 2022
We were able to customize the trip and spend time based on our preferences. The food was also amazing.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are pleased to know that everything was the best.
Great tour! Memorable and special!
Saule_N, Nov 2021
This tour was operated by Destiny Travel and guided by Señor Oscar. Oscar performed an excellent job as he provided me with both substantive and exciting information about the city, country, region, architectural, cultural, historical, sports and other aspects of life in Costa Rica. Oscar is a very experienced tourism specialist and is able to tune the tour according to the customer’s needs and interests — in my case I wanted to combine both guided ride and walking around historical/cultural places on my own and I got plenty of both. Also, I hoped to get a chance to see more art related places, and I was able to do that too. On top of it, Oscar was very attentive to my lunch tastes and preferences, and without expecting it I had a chance to choose from many tempting lunch options and select an exquisite traditional lunch. The tour was just half a day but very memorable and allowed me to discover many new and interesting places and things, while at the same time feeling like a welcomed friend. In the end, my tour guide and I agreed to watch the upcoming soccer home game (on live TV in my case) happening in San Jose and support Costa Rican team in its strife to get to the World Cup. Gracias por todo Señor Oscar y Destiny Travel ¡y buena suerte!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
We are so pleased to read your comments about the tour and the guide Oscar. Certainly he is always very accomodating and loves his job. Our main objective is that each tourist feels at home and enjoys every detail of the excursion in the best way. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. Pura vida !!
Absolutely Amazing Tour Company and Best Tour Guides
lorrainegilbert, Oct 2021
Oscar and Destiny Tours are the absolute best. If Costa Rica is on your bucket list just do it!! Book your adventures with Destiny tours though. The absolute best in Costa Rica. Professional, personable and caring tour guide. Also webt on Cartago and Irazu tour with this same company...Sandra our driver was 10 star amazing driver.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Our main objective is the satisfaction of our customers. Your comment urges us to continue with this service policy. Thanks a lot
I was very disappointed by this...
Shu_Y, Aug 2018
I was very disappointed by this tour. I was informed very late the night before that the tour was going to be an hour later than the originally scheduled time. As a result, we were waiting for a while before we realized they were coming 1 hour later. The tour was supposed to stop at 5 places and only stopped at 2. The rest we drove by which is not what is described in the tour information. The one place we really wanted to stop was the arts and crafts market. We were not told it was going to close at 4 until it was too late to do anything about it. We never got to go to the one place we really wanted to see. This tour was supposed to be 4-5 hours and it was only 3 hours. Bottled water was supposed to be provided and it was not. For 60/person, this was not worth the cost. I would not recommend this tour to anyone without significant changes.