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Casa Bacardi, San Juan

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Factory Tour Distillery
Take an in-depth tour of Casa Bacardi, one of the world's most prolific rum distilleries. Affectionately called the "Cathedral of Rum," this facility boasts a six-level distillation tower and uses state-of-the-art technology to produce over 20 million cases each year. A comprehensive tour of the distillery begins with a welcome drink and traces the rum-producing history of Puerto Rico. Learn about the company's founding and move from Cuba in the 1930s, hear the secrets behind famed Bacardi cocktails, and view the production and fermentation process at the bottling plant. Wrap up your visit at the gift shop, where you can browse different types of rum and pick up a few souvenirs to take back home. To visit Casa Bacardi and other attractions in San Juan, use our San Juan itinerary planner.
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  • The brewery is big and there are a few places for visiting. We didn't get the tour package since we were just spending an hour there before catching our flight. Got a cool cocktail and the Bacardi gla...  more »
  • We had so much fun! The grounds were very nice and our guide Felix was the best. We went after breakfast, but were starving by the time we started our tour. There is a small resturant oniste, I would ...  more »
  • we opted for the basic tour and it was just what we needed to break up a beach day - not too heavy but very interesting info and site. Wish we had more tour options at the basic level -we were with a ...  more »
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  • We went on the historic tour. The place is really cool and the history is interesting, but the tour was just okay. Maybe try one of the other tours. On the historic one, the bulk of it was a video that hadn't been redone since the 90s. The drinks were great at the end and the tour guide was good. I am glad I went. I just wasn't impressed by the tour itself.
  • This was a lot of fun! Don't be scared off by the prices, definitely worth it. We did the tasting. You get 5 different rums and learn about each of them. Also you get a mixed drink (included) of your choose while waiting for the tour to start. Staff is very friendly, and before you start the tasting they offer to call a taxi for you if needed for when you are finished. Good to know they want people to be responsible
  • Best. Tour. Ever. Felix our tour guide was awesome in give us the history of Bacardi. He then helped guide us during our tasting of the sipping rums offered at Bacardi. The most amazing part of this tour for me was when I was able to bottle my own bottle of rum complete with engraved bottle. The rum that I bottled is only available at the Bacardi Distillery. Truly a unique bottle of rum that is all mine; very limited and very rare.
  • Casa Bacardi “Worth a Visit” My son wanted to visit when we were in Puerto Rico so this was his idea. This is a very good trip to learn the history of how Bacardi became one of the top Rums in the world and how the empire was formed and it evolved over the years. One of my questions is why they chose a bat for it's trademark, we got the answer after watching one of the videos that is presented on the tour (you will have to go on the tour for the answer). Plan on spending about an hour from start to finish on the "Historical Tour". Visited March 2016
  • I took the historic tour. I learned a lot about Bacardi, and rum in general. It was definitely worth the $15 to get in.

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