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

By VIP City Bus
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.
from
C$99.57
per adult
from
C$99.57
per adult

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Ages 0-70, max of 25 per group
Duration:5h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • 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

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Dinner
  • Round trip Transportation to your hotel
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entry/Admission - Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
What's not included
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • beers


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Every Hotels around San José Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36475P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup
  • At VIP City Bus our highest priority is your safety and wellness, this is why we have implemented all the protocols both mandatory and recommend by our Ministry of Health. These protocols include disinfect our Buses every Tour. At VIP City Bus your safety, and wellness is our priority.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup?
How much is Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup?
Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup price starts from C$96.37. Discover and book Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup on Tripadvisor
What is the Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup cancellation policy?
Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup?
Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup is hosted by VIP City Bus. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact VIP City Bus on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36475P2

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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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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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

mrtpen05
mrtpen05
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Enjoyable time
I love this tour because of Jordan our tour guide as he made the tour entertaining and very informative.
Esther G
Esther G
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Definitely a tour you should do
My hotel Hilton Garden Inn Santa Ana booked me on this tour. I wasnt sure what to expect but the tour guide Jordan
ClariceF166
ClariceF166
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A bit of everything
Informative however a little rushed. Great starting point for people who have not been to San Jose before.It gave
204sammyn
204sammyn
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Everything was just perfectly ran. Couldn't ask for a better tour guide and driver. Enjoy
The bus was nice and clean. Tour guide and driver was freaking awesome. You are going to love it! The food was tas
Andrea C
Andrea C
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Covers the basics
The trip takes you to the most recognizable/famous places in San Jose. Pleasant surprise was the entry to the pre-
Nolan G
Nolan G
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World Cup visit
Our Tour with VIP bus was awesome! So educating and our tour guide, Jess, was the best. She was very engaging and
533hilarys
533hilarys
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Great way to enjoy safely
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the tour guide. I felt safe, made friends, laughed and enjoyed the experience. I
Ulf N
Ulf N
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Bad company, good tour.
Confirmed pickup at my hotel. Forgot to pick me up. Had to take taxi through city, 8 USD, they refuse to refund me.
Traveler312984
Traveler312984
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Good introduction to the city, fun, informative
Very nice guide, pick up from local hotel was convenient. His positive attitude combined with his evident knowledg
joncen
joncen
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Super tour
Jess was a super guide! Tremendous historical knowledge of city, country, and all things Central America. She easil
PennyWade
PennyWade
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Jordan rocks!
This tour would not have been the same without our tour guide Jordan. His passion and knowledge of Costa Rica and
John L
John L
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Pura vida awesome tour
Awesome. Jordan was very passionate about Costa Rican culture and history. We explored the city and I loved it so m
Amrita D
Amrita D
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Fun, Informative Tour
Our tour guide Alejandro was super knowledgeable about Costa Rican history and relayed in an interesting manner, in
R B
R B
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Wonderful Tour!
We enjoyed learning about the history, culture, and customs of the Costa Rican people. Jordan was an excellent tour
JenniferB7514
JenniferB7514
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Sergio was fantastic!
My husband and I took this tour today. We happened to be the only two on he tour, so it was truly a vip tour! Sergi
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Doran Lynn S
Waynesboro, Virginia2 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Great tour, very well managed, awesome tour guide (Jordan), and the pick up and drop off was very smooth and on time. Don’t worry if your San Jose hotel isn’t listed, ours wasn’t - I just provided the hotel name and they picked us up with a smaller van and brought us to the main bus. So easy. We were with our teen/young adult kids and they loved it too. The tour guide Jordan did a great job overall- so personable, and even changed up the tour on the fly with other interesting things when one venue happened to be unexpectedly closed. It was the perfect ending to our Costa Rica vacation. Highly recommend!!
Written May 17, 2022
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David G
Bishops Stortford, UK9 contributions
The company VIP City bus is very professional. Collected us from courtyard marriot escszu on time and we met the bus with absolute precision timing.
Jordan the guide is excellent fun and a very proud Costa Rican and rightly so ! . Ivan he driver really nice too.
Art museum interesting as the market place.
Dinner is at a local bar pub and good 👍.
Well worth the trip. The afternoon trip was from 3pm to 8pm . It is a bit long but that is due the traffic conditions.
Book it !
Written November 11, 2022
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Natalie
5 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Friends
We only had one day to spend in San Jose and are so glad we chose to do the city tour. Jordan Abarca was a great guide who was very knowledgeable and personable. Our group felt like we were touring the city with a friend. Definitely recommend if you’re in San Jose.
Written September 4, 2022
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AgrawalSwati22
Miami, FL23 contributions
Nov. 2021
i booked this tour through chase travel portal in couple of days in advance and they cancelled it the day before saying they don't have enough people to run the tour. This is not acceptable . I was there in san Jose just for the evening and did not plan for any other activity. I could not get any other tour on such a short notice. I am very disappointed. you cant cancel the tour just the day before.
Written December 2, 2021
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travelerx070
Buffalo, NY37 contributions
Jordan our guide was excellent. The driver of bus was as well. Always dropping us off and picking us up VERY close to sites, they also provided umbrellas when it rained! The meal was authentic and good but not spectacular but certainly was what I expected.
Written November 5, 2022
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john730901
Summerville, SC1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Friends
Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She offered us a lot of insight of local life in San Jose.
My favorite part was just enjoying the sights from the top of the double decker bus. Having a a delicious Costa Rican style dinner at the end was the icing on the cake.
Written January 17, 2022
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Sarah S
1 contribution
Jun. 2022 • Family
Worst tour I’ve ever taken. The tour guy, Jordan, was nice and great. However, Brian who runs the business was not accommodating. We had a flight the same day and Brian told us to take the tour and we would be back on time. We sat in the shuttle for 2 hours waiting to pick up other people from their hotels before we could even get to ours. We wasted our entire day being shuttled in the back of a van. Horrible experience and would not recommend this tour to anyone. Please find another tour. Everything we visited was free anyway and you would do better by visiting these spots on your own.
Written June 22, 2022
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luxury783
You bought the tour to hotel bellman’s and he never explained you the tour is 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, you expected we take you to your hotel 2:00 pm, not is private tour for take you directly to your hotel.
Written August 22, 2022
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Christopher E
1 contribution
Jun. 2022 • Couples
We really enjoyed our tour from beginning to end. Maino picked us up from our hotel & was super personable. He took us to the tour bus and introduced us to our tour guide, Jordan. Jordan was an amazing tour guide and a cool & knowledgeable dude. Highly recommend.
Written June 4, 2022
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Linda R
Lake Havasu City, AZ60 contributions
Feb. 2018 • Couples
Sergio, Jose, and driver Terry (sp) did a wonderful job showing us around San Jose. We were so glad that we didn't attempt to drive the crazy, clogged roads with drivers that have a different set of rules than what we are used to. Alex was so helpful with the reservation, even changing it from the evening tour to the mid-day tour. Thanks everyone! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get an overview of San Jose.
Written February 23, 2018
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gbillias
St. Petersburg, FL1 contribution
Sep. 2018 • Friends
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 collected payment on the bus. The charge was $70 per person, which was $140.00. Upon receiving my credit card transactions/ purchases, I discovered I was charged $140.00 TWICE. Not good business. Be careful reviewing your charges when you receive your statement.
Written October 18, 2018
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