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VIP City Bus

Open Now: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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“great tour”(11 reviews)
Our personalized city tour provides a bird’s eye view of San Jose enhanced with luxury, VIP customer service, local cuisine, beverages, folkloric attire, and an authentic cultural experience with on-board folcloric music. The VIP City Bus tour...more
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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2282 0240
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The tour was great-we would not have been able to see so many interesting places and learned so much history. Sergio did a great job as our guide, Miguel was great and the bus driver was amazing. Lunch was exceptionally good. We would recommend this...More

1  Thank barbsbaby
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We took the tour in July while on a business trip to San Jose. The tour started late and finished early. The lunch was terrible and I became sick after eating it. The tour was pricey and not worth the money. Take the Uber and...More

2  Thank A103V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

3  Thank gbillias
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the top. Great guide, door to door pick up service. Sights that you would not see if you weren’t with VIP. Wonderful sights of impotence in the history of Costa Rica. Gain even more respect for this gracious country Para Vita

Thank hugheserm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is by far one of the best guided tours I’ve ever taken. From start to finish, everyone was professional and fun. Our driver (José) picked us up in a smaller van at our hotel. He was on time and very friendly. We made a...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were on this vip city tour as part of our package of touring Costa Rica, the guide was very informative. but some stops like the former airport which is now the museum isn't long enough. The lunch was very good

Thank 303chrissie
Reviewed 28 September 2018

With limited time in the city before our nature adventure, we chose to take this overview of the city. We saw a wide selection of parts of the city, including the new soccer stadium , of which they are very proud. As city tours go,...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Reasonable price for where we get to go. Took us around in a double decker bus with a musician and soursop juice. We got to go in the stadium, the National theater, an Art Museum, a church, a jewelry shop, and a central market. Lots...More

Thank sclatanoff
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

My bf and I booked this excursion to explore the city. We thought what better way than going on a tour bus. Well we were disappointed on how quick we were in and out of the bus. In the historic sites we only had 10minutes...More

Thank Alexandra C
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

One thing I can say about this tour is that they are very punctual. Our pick up time was 9.40am and they were there at 9.40am. The tour was amazing. It was conducted in both Spanish and English and gave us tourists a peek at...More

Thank Keisha M
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Our tour guide was Jose and his crew. They were very informative and took the time to explain things in both English and Spanish. Jose was very attentive to everyone's needs and made sure that everyone on the tour was getting what they wanted. I...More

1  Thank RandyS2568
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3 August 2018|
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Response from Gail C | Reviewed this property |
Day tour went in the theatre entry hall with wonderful historical marble statues but not into the auditorium. I agree the market was great but felt directing the group to the souvenir shop was tacky. One good part was... More
28 March 2018|
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
It stops at an art/craft type place & also at the central market where you can buy stuff. It does not stop at places for general shopping though eg malls
3 July 2016|
Response from E T | Reviewed this property |
Hi. They come to your hotel in a small van and then take you to the bus tour start near the National Theatre. Your hotel will know how to contact them.