This conference will have two open tours available upon registration. Both tours will be on Thursday (member can only choose one of the two options) our options are as follow:
Option #1: Bacardi Rum Factory and Distillery History at Cataño, PR (Seats Available: 12). The tour is one hour long and the distance from Fort Buchanan to the Bacardi Factory is 15 minutes driving. (Disclosure: This option is only available for senior members and guest over 21 years old ).
Tour Background: The Bacardi Rum Factory is entwined with the history of the Caribbean itself, and the factory’s new visitor center traces the company’s early roots as a small distillery in Cuba through American Prohibition, the Cuban Revolution, and beyond. Today, Bacardi is a well-known brand with a global presence, and its factory in Puerto Rico is the largest premium rum distillery in the world.
Option #2: Old San Juan & El Morro walking tour at San Juan, PR (Seats Available: 12). The tour is 4 hours long. For this tour participants will get into Old San Juan using the Cataño Ferry boats.
Tour Background: San Juan National Historic Site preserves stories of great ambition and aspirations. Countries fought for control of this tiny yet strategic island for centuries. Generations of soldiers have lived and worked within the forts. Visitors today are as inspired by these stories as they are by the beauty of the architecture and the ingenuity of design and engineering of this World Heritage Site.