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Oranjestad, Aruba
Aruba Downtown Historic and Cultural Walking Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the capital of Aruba with a local guide on a walking tour of Oranjestad, where you’ll stop at a series of monuments, museums, and shops. Included visits to Fort Zoutman and the National Archeological Museum are a fascinating glimpse of Aruba history, and you’ll discover a long list of Oranjestad highlights that you can return to throughout your time in Aruba, from shopping stops to local restaurants.
  • Get insider tips on where to eat, drink, and see
  • Included entrance fees at both museum stops (when open)
  • Try local specialties with two included tastings
  • Convenient pickup from selected accommodations
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Local Expert/ Guide (Authentic/ Local History & Stories)
More than 30 amazing sites
Instagrammable Photo Opportunities
Delicious Local Bites (2x)
Iconic Landmarks
Entrance to Museums when open
Free Pick Up from Hotel (Dropoff Not Incl.)
Bottled water
Guides also understand Spanish,Dutch & Papiamento besides English
Hotel drop-off
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Cosecha Aruban Craft Design & Heritage , Zoutmanstraat 1, Oranjestad, Aruba

Departure Point: Cosecha Arts & Crafts: Located behind Renaissance Hotel Marina Tower. Look out for the sign Aruba Walking Tour next to the roundabout. Address: Hotel Tour: Cosecha Building, Zoutmanstraat 1. https://goo.gl/maps/4oTNAfaJioE2

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9:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Complimentary Pick Up Only ( High and Low Rise Hotels/Condo Buildings ) Return on own . Pickup time is at 8.30 AM. Please wait outside the lobby by the main entrance door. Cruise Passengers: Cruise Terminal Directions: Cosecha: Located behind Renaissance Hotel Marina Tower. Look out for the sign Aruba Walking Tour next to the roundabout. Dates: See Availability
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers with Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America, Princess Cruises and P&0 Cruises have to book through Ship's website or on board. Other cruise lines must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress comfortable specially walking shoes.
  • Please have breakfast before due to the possible heat, to avoid sickness.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Aruba Walking Tours
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Aruba Downtown Historic and Cultural Walking Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Aruba Downtown Historic and Cultural Walking Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Aruba Downtown Historic and Cultural Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Aruba Downtown Historic and Cultural Walking Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Aruba Downtown Historic and Cultural Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Aruba Downtown Historic and Cultural Walking Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Aruba Downtown Historic and Cultural Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Aruba Downtown Historic and Cultural Walking Tour.

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star-3
Bit of a disappointment!
JN_B
, Jul 2022
The guide was knowledgeable but lacking personality. However, we learned quite alot about Aruba. We enjoyed the walk around the town and were impressed by the renovations being undertaken, although there was not enough to see to justify the length ot the tour or the price!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the walk around town! Thank you so much for the review. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Stay safe!
star-5
History of Aruba-up Close and Personal
RONALD_H
, Jul 2022
Joshua was a great guide and very knowledgeable about the history of Aruba but also the wonderful buildings and architecture. We really enjoyed the beautiful renovation of many of the historical buildings around the downtown area.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the walking tour! Thank you so much for the wonderful! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Stay safe!
star-5
Great Aruba experience
Christopher_B
, Jul 2022
Michelle was extremely knowledgeable and friendly! She made the tour fun and you barely noticed that you had been walking for 2.5 hours! I would recommend if you want to know the history of the island.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the walking tour with Michelle and that she was extremely knowledgeable and friendly! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for recommending our tour! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Stay safe!
star-5
Fun and Informational
Jennifer_F
, Jun 2022
Milton was our guide. He was a wonderful host and very knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time and learned a lot. Definitely worth it! We had a great group of people in our group also which made it even more fun!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the walking tour with Milton and that he was a wonderful host and very knowledgeable! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Stay safe!
star-5
Birthday Celebration
Shawanna_F
, Jun 2022
My tour guide was awesome and very informative. He was funny and made learning about Aruba's history interesting
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are thrilled to hear that your tour guide was awesome and very informative!Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We hope to welcome you back in the near future . Stay safe!
star-5
Aruba City Tour
James_D
, Jun 2022
Milton was terrific. His knowledge of the Island and the history taught us much more than we knew. Milton’s friendly attitude is exactly what any tourist would want in a tour guide. We highly recommend this tour with Milton as a guide!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the walking tour with Milton and that he was terrific! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for recommending our tour! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Stay safe!
star-5
Worth doing.
Roxanne_C
, May 2022
Lourdes was a terrific tour guide. The only drawback was it was a holiday! Everything was closed. 1 feel we should have been offered to reschedule and I am hoping for a partial refund.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are happy to hear that Lourdes was a terrific guide! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Stay safe!
star-4
Very cultural
Antoine_B
, Apr 2022
Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Good knowledhe of the city's history. Could do more places... drop off back to the hotel would be a +
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the walking tour! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Stay safe!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A Great Introduction to Aruba’s History and Present
Suzanne_S
, Feb 2022
We really enjoyed our walking tour with Our guide Ruben. We scheduled it for our first full day in Aruba because we wanted to begin our week’s vacation there with a greater knowledge of the history. Culture, and present realities of this very special place. As we walked with Ruben we learned so much that was interesting about both the past and present, information shared with us with interesting detail and anecdote. It would be hard to pick a favorite from the features of this tour, but I want to mention the early start in the National Archeological Museum that told the story of 5,000 years of human habitation here, and then, further into the tour, the several insights into Aruba’s 20th and 21st century governance and politics. Ruben was both personable and knowledgeable and provided us with a great beginning to our first visit to the island.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your walking tour with Ruuben! We are very proud to hear that you had a great beginning to your first visit to the island and that you learned so much about our history and culture.Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Stay safe!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very interesting and...
Vlad_K
, Dec 2021
Very interesting and informative tour. Recommend to all visitors. Mark the guide was great. Wear comfy shoes
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
We are thrilled to hear our that you enjoyed the tour with Mark! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for recommending our tour. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Stay safe!
star-5
A morning well spent
Kim_D
, Sep 2021
Our walking tour was a rich introduction to the culture and history of Aruba. The tour was full of interesting stories, discussions of architecture, visits to historical sites and a taste of local treats. It was a morning well spent in this beautiful place. The highlight of our tour was the guide named Beach. He was a wonderful story teller. So thorough in his knowledge. He was thoughtful, charismatic and funny. So funny. We made a friend on this wonderful trip to Aruba.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Beach and that you made a new friend in Aruba! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back soon!
star-5
Best walk ever!!! Thank you
Tanya_W
, Sep 2021
Beach (tour guide name) was AMAZING!! I got a 1 on 1 experience! Very friendly & very educated about Arubian history. Best part of my trip was just the walking & talking w/ him. Def will book again.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Beach! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back soon!
star-5
Great Walking Tour!
Maryann_D
, Aug 2021
Our walking guide: Beach was so informative and knowledgeable on Aruba. We went to the places and saw each piece of history and try some yummy snacks along the way. I would highly recommend this
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Beach! Thank you so much for recommending us and for the wonderful review . We hope to welcome you back soon!
star-5
Great Experience
Mariah_C
, Jul 2021
We loved the walking tour! Our tour guide, Beach, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Woud definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We are thrilled to hear that you loved the tour with Beach! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for recommending us. We hope to welcome you back soon!
star-5
Learn about Aruba
Abdallah_M
, Jun 2021
I really enjoy the tour. Taxi pickup was ahead of time and loved it. The guide for us named Beach was so knowledgeable, very happy person and made the tour more than what I expected. Nice walking tour and learned so much about Aruba. This is a nice must do visiting here. Ask for Beach. He is great. Great customer service.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour and learned so much about Aruba with Beach! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for recommending us. We hope to welcome you back soon!
star-5
Great activity to kickoff your trip!
Crystal_B
, Jun 2021
Absolutely loved the walking tour! Our guide Beach was phenomenal, very informed & a great story teller! Enjoyed learning about Aruba’s history & trying pan bati. Definitely recommend this activity
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
We are thrilled to hear that you loved our walking tour with Beach! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for recommending us. We hope to welcome you back soon!
star-5
Fab tour
Agnes_H
, Apr 2021
Fab tour and tour guide. Very knowledgeable and engaging guide..Beach. well paced tasty snacks. A fun time
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
We are thrilled to hear that our tour guide Beach was very knowledgeable and engaging! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back soon!
star-5
A great intro to Orangestad
Lorraine_P
, Dec 2020
I was the only person on the tour - so it ended up being a private walking tour with the local expert "Beach", who was friendly, engaging and very knowledgeable. Spent a lovely two hours viewing the major architectural and historic sites, learning about them and the history of the city, as well as stops to try pastechi and later pan bati. Well paced and very worthwhile!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour with Beach! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope to see you back soon!
star-4
Good tour
Danny_I
, Nov 2019
Great walking tour. “Beach” our guide was very friendly and informative. We had a chance to sample two Arubian type snacks which were good and learned a lot about the country and it’s architecture. They picked us up at our hotel which was a bonus. But you had to find your way back - that said the bus was only at 2 min walk away! Pleased with it overall! Thanks Beach!!
star-5
Fun and informative walking tour
Elma_R
, Aug 2019
Tour was informative and entertaining and Ron, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the history and architecture of downtown area. He's very talented too and ended our tour by singing Aruba's National Anthem.

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