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from $125.00 USD

Jul 17, 2019
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July 2019

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Adult 12 - 99 years


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  • 4 hours (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Private tour to visit in detail the principal sites of interest located in the old city of Cartagena. The tour starts leaving the downtown area to go to Manga neighborhood, where you can appreciate the beautiful mansions built at the beginning if the XX Century. Then it continues on to the highest part of the city where there is a convent dating the beginning of the XVII Century.(Subject to availability) after we visit San Felipe de Barajas Fortress which is considered the most important fortification in South America. Then the tour heads to the walled city, first a stop for shopping in the last build fortification  named "Las Bovedas" , after we take a walking tour, visiting the different squares of the city (St Domingo Square, Bolivar Square, Los Coches Square, Aduana Square, Clock Tower, St Pedro Square) and admiring the old colonial houses filled with history and legend. At the end we take a tour by the modern part of Cartagena (Bocagrande, Laguito and Castillogrande.

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
  • Entry/Admission - La Popa Monastery
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Only We have pickup in the hotel outside the area Old City,Crespo,Boquilla, Castillogrande, laguito, getsemani... other locations departure since meeting Point: Old City, San Diegoo -"Las Bovedas", Store Number 1


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What to Expect What to Expect

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Stop At: Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, Carrera 17, Cartagena 130002 Colombia

The Biggest fortification of the america

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Plaza Bolivar, Cartagena Colombia

Walking Tour

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Santo Domingo, Carrera 3 and Calle 35, Cartagena 130010 Colombia

Walking tour

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Plaza de la Aduana, Cartagena Colombia

walking tour

Stop At: La Popa Monastery, On the Hill, Cartagena Colombia

Convent Century XVII in the Highest point of the city

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Playa de Bocagrande, Cartagena Colombia

Panoramic View Moderm Area of the City

Stop At: BAHIA DE CARTAGENA, Carrera 7, Cl. 6, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Photo Stop in the Bay of the City

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Las Bovedas, Between the Santa Catalina bastion and the former Santa Clara convent, Cartagena Colombia

Handrycafts Market Stop Shop

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Torre del Reloj, Carrera 7, Cartagena 130002 Colombia

Clock Tower of the City

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Restaurante Club de Pesca, Manga, Fuerte San Sebastián del Pastelillo, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Barrio de Manga

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: Name Travellers, ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • the attraction named "La Popa" is Subject to availability can be remplaced for the visit to museums or churches
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

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


16 Reviews

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Peggy V

22, January, 2019

Cartagena was a city full of rich history., breathtaking views and a beautiful coastline. The 6 of us took a private tour with Nicomedes of Sion Tours through Viator. He was extremely kind, considerate and fun. He lives in the area and is very knowledgeable. He knew where the tourist congestion was and navigated it beautifully. We truly saw almost all of the sights the cruise ship recommended. This tour with Nico covered the sights it would have taken us at least 4 tours to see. This was our fist experience with Viator and Sion Tours. It was seamless. Great tour would recommend

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Jim G

24, April, 2018

Great tour experience. We were met at the cruise port terminal with a sign displaying our names - easy to find. It was nice to avoid the large group travel experience with this private tour. The tour was just the right amount of information and walking. Enjoyed the opportunity to eat street food and try the local cuisine.

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Rex I

07, February, 2018

We had a wonderful time on our Private City Tour of Cartagena. We were met at the cruise terminal with a young man holding a clearly printed sign with our name on it. He took us to our tour guide and driver. Our car was air conditioned and comfortable. We were able to maximize every minute of our time in Cartagena because of our guide. The highlights of this city were spectacular and our guide provided a wonderful history that we really appreciated. I highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Cartagena. It is without a doubt, the best way to see the city.

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Amalia P

03, February, 2018

Our tour guide was great, knowledgeable with good English skills and arrived at our hotel on time. San Felipe was fascinating but there is a significant climb up and it was hot so wear good shoes and a hat. I have knee and back problems so it was slow going.We saw women climbing up in heels.!La popa was beautiful. In the city, we were taken to a museum that focused on emeralds but then transitioned to an emerald store. It was a soft sell, but I was not interested in buying very expensive emeralds. The museum was interesting and informative. We asked our tour guide for a restaurant recommendation and he dropped us off at a restaurant that sold us one of the best meals we had in Cartagena. We tipped in dollars as I ran out of local money but I think the guides prefer local money because of the fluctuations in the American dollar.

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Bernie K

07, January, 2018

Our tour guide, Bert, is a force of nature. 81 years old and can outwalk almost anymore. He is very proud of the city where he was raised. He’s a joy. Still, we were forced into a lengthy wait in the midday sun when the operator failed to secure fort passes in advance as promised. Pretty basic.

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26, December, 2017

Our guide/driver, Nico, was excellent. We told him what we wanted to see and he added a few suggestions. His knowledge of Cartagena, past and present, was vast. We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed our tour.

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gary J

21, April, 2017

Extremely disappointed. Tour not as described. Taken to Emerald museum, actually high pressure sales with apparent kick-back to driver. Unprofessional. Viator unresponsive. Do NOT schedule with this tour company.

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Elaine H

21, March, 2017

Our tour guide Jhone (hope I spelled that right) was amazing. He was so smart and so fun. His knowledge was enclyopedic of Cartagena. We learned so much! We went to the best places to avoid the crowds and take great photos! He even took us to buy coffee for my dad. We could have stayed longer!

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Mindy C

18, February, 2017

This tour was amazing! Super friendly, on time, extremely knowledgeable, fantastic English speaking skills

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08, February, 2017

Unfortunately our tour was cut somewhat short so we arrived back at our ship 1 hr. before scheduled time to be on board. I would like to have shopped a little - as guide suggested we could. He was very informative, even more than was necessary - knowing I wanted to see the main plaza, perhaps get a pastry or drink. When I asked about a bake shop, he took me to a supermarket! I could have gotten Entenmans cake back home. When we went to Las Bovedas he suggested 2 stalls instead of giving me time to choose my own to shop. Because we chose to eliminate walking, we did not go to the Fortress so we forfeited our tickets.

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Darrell D

05, February, 2017

We toured the walled city, the San Felipe Fortress and the Convent de Popa. The tour was well worth the money. We especially enjoyed the San Felipe Fortress. Our tour guide Maria Bautista spoke very good English and was well informed. Our driver Matildo spoke little English but he could maneuver the van like nothing I have ever seen. We were especially thankful he drove us to the gates of the Convento de Popa. He saved us a long uphill walk in the heat from where the rest of the tour buses were parked. Well done Matildo! Well done Maria!

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Ricky N

26, January, 2017

We had a great time! The ship was slow getting passengers off, almost an hour late, but Hernando was there at the port waiting for us. Our guide Rogue and driver Martildo did a super job. We got to see everything promised plus. Great job!

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Edward R E

22, January, 2017

Our tour guide was excellent. Very pleasant young man who spoke reasonably good English . We got an well guided
Over view of Cartagena . Ac is car a must .. worth the money

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29, December, 2016

Our guide was extremely informative. The sites he took us to were beautiful. It was a lovely day. Thank you

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Barbara R

09, October, 2016

Our guide and driver were excellent. My husband couldn't walk well and they proceeded to give us a city tour from our car. The car was new and extremely clean with great air conditioning which is really needed in this climate. The guide's English was excellent and her knowledge of history and local cites was exceptional. Thanks for a great day.

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Lydia L

01, June, 2016

Absolutely the best tour to take!!!!! If you take this tour, you will not need to take another. Nico the tour guide is exceptional. He was so patient and accommodating. We had an amazing tour and he gave the best recommendations on everything from coffee to restaurants.

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