- 2 days (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
There is no better way to see Cartagena than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Cartagena attractions on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour, taking you to the Rafael Núñez house, Castillo San Felipe and much more. Hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 12 stops around the city for a full 48 hours of sightseeing! As you travel through Cartagena, you will enjoy 360-degree views of the city's sights from our open-top double-decker tour bus, as well as a wonderfully informative onboard audio commentary!
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- Ideal choice for families
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 48 hours
- Audio commentary available in several languages + free headphones
- Free walking tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
For the full tour, hop-on at The Bodeguita Pier (Stop 1). However, customers can join the tour at any of the 18 tour stops along the route.
(From Stop 1)
First Tour: 9:00am
Last Tour: 6:00pm
The frequency departure for this tour is roughly 45 minutes.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected.
At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
Explore this incredible city to discover both its modernity and history. From beautiful architecture to striking monuments, there are plenty of inspiring sightseeing opportunities on this City Sightseeing Cartagena hop-on hop-off bus tour!
Hop on to the tour at The Bodeguita Pier and admire the beautiful views of the coast from the get go! Sit back and relax as the tour continues to one of the city’s oldest forts, the Pastelillo, which was built in the 16th century as a defensive post. Another important landmark to follow is the San Felipe Fortress, from the open-top deck on the bus, passengers will have great views of this striking castle, which is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most dominating structures in Cartagena and passengers can learn all about its extensive background from the bus’ audio commentary!
Continue exploring the city’s history at the Rafael Nunez Museum, previously the home of the former president, which today details the life of the Colombian president and also includes wonderful displays, including the desk where the constitution of Colombia was signed! Next up is the Walled City of Cartagena, a widely popular tourist attraction, built hundreds of years ago to prevent pirates from entering the city!
Take a break from the countless historic attractions and enjoy a couple of games at the RIO Casino, or hop-off at the Castillo Grande Bay where you’ll find plenty of eateries and bars where you can also admire the beautiful sea views!
With your 48-hour ticket, you can remain on the bus for the entire loop (90 minutes) as you listen to the informative audio commentary, or, you can hop on and off at any of the 12 stops around the city to explore Cartagena’s famous fortress walls and historical, brightly coloured buildings!
1 Muelle de la Bodeguita / Centro de Convenciones
2 San Sebastian de Pastelillo
3 Torre del Reloj
4 Quintal - Street Food Market
5 Castillo de San Felipe
6 Museo de Rafael Núñez
7 Boquetillo - entrance to the walled city
8 San Francisco - entrance to the walled city
9 Av. San Martín / Casino Rio
10 Hotel Caribe
11 Hotel Hilton
12 Bahía de Castillogrande
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Season: All Year Round
- Duration: 90 Minutes
- Frequency: 45 Minutes
- Tour Times: 9am - 6pm
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
It is a good idea to see the whole city first and then select the places you want to visit.The Castel and the Old city are amazing.
pick up right at cruise ship, saved over 20 from cruise ship price for identical trip. Totally awesome. lots of options
this was a fantastic tour, our driver was great, had a lot of information, was very organized.
The value was outstanding. Cartagena is very crowded with traffic snarled in every direction. With this tour you can relax and enjoy the sights without ever getting off the bus. It also goes to every attraction you would want to see. However, beware if you are looking to but emeralds because many merchants will sell you glass, fake that appear to be a good value--THEY ARE NOT! eVEN THE JEWWLERY EXPERTS HAVE BEEN FOOLED AND SADDENED BY THEIR LOSS OF SEVERAL DOLLARS. If you are arriving by ship, there is a small duty free area near the dock that will give you good prices, real emeralds, and you can negotiate. I bought an emerald there and was told the stone was good quality and a good price. Furthermore, just get the stone, and then have your favorite jeweler create something back home--you will save hundreds. Hope this helps!
Can't say enough nice things about the tour company. We had bought these tickets because our cruise ship was stopping in Cartegena. The cruise also offered the Hop On/Hop Off tour but for a little more. The tour buses came directly to the ship for the ship's passengers and was sold out. We would've had a hard time getting into the city to pick up a sightseeing bus because they were so packed. The guides had my husband and I plus another couple we didn't know but who had bought tickets separately too wait off to the side until all of the ship-paying passengers were loaded. Then they found a way to squeeze us on. I wasn't able to sit with my husband until one of the big stops the fort where a flood of people got off. But that was fine. It was SO hot I would've melted if I'd had to trek into town and wait who knows how long for a bus to finally come along that was empty enough for us to board.
THEN a little over halfway into the tour, at one of the stops they caught up with another City Sightseeing person who had a big ol' cooler full of cold water. They gave anybody who wanted one a bottle. Which was SO very welcome right about that time!
I was happy to see the city from the comfort of the bus. I wanted to get out and explore more, but...I wasn't acclimating to the heat and humidity so touring the city this way was perfect. And the guides couldn't have been nicer. Yo habla un poco espagnol. I tried to speak a little with the guides who understood the little I knew how to say and the little I knew how to say in reply. Bonus, they didn't laugh at my accent.
Made for a very nice tour.
Very nice and interesting for czech turist: autobus je bezvadná akce pro orientaci v městě jako celku. Staré koloniální město lze vlastně projít jen pěšky, ale stojí to za to. Trochu složitá cesta je najít zastávku autobusu. Ve městě pozor na bary - pro turisty extremní ceny. Jinak krása.
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hello good, service days: City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, was excellent, very good treatment and punctuality.
This is an excellent way to see the sights of Cartagena and get oriented to the country. Great weather for sitting on the top deck. Good value for the money.
This was a very organized bus ride, and a lot of fun. Staff was very attentive and helpful. And the price was great.
Tour what I expected, AC on the bus worked well, tour guides English was so-so, but she was cute so I'll give her a pass. Audio system worked pretty well and they give you headphones if you didn't bring any.
The traffic is just too bad to really enjoy this tour, or any tour that involves using the roads in Cartagena. Clean bus and nice staff.