- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Embark on a sightseeing tour of Cartagena and experience the magnificence of its colonial architecture. Your guide will take you by minivan to this coastal enclave’s most important landmarks, including an exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled Old Town on foot. Visit cathedrals and plazas, ending your half-day tour at Las Bóvedas crafts market.
- English and Spanish speaking guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels in Bocagrande, Historical Centre and Getsemaní
- Shared Tour
- Entry/Admission - Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
- Entry/Admission - La Popa Monastery
- Food and drinks
Departs from hotels in Cartagena's Bocagrande neighborhood.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm
Start your sightseeing tour of Cartagena upon hotel pickup. The bus drives through the suburbs of Bocagrande, Castillo Grande and Manga, the richest towns of the city, from this location you'll see the economical development of the city and beautiful bays.
Re-board your vehicle and visit the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, a Spanish castle fortified from pirate attacks. Learn about this military marvel of engineering from your guide.
Continue to Cartagena’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, passing the monument of La India Catalina and reaching the clock tower, where your walking tour inside the walled historical center begins. Follow your guide to numerous bastions, colonial buildings and public squares, including Plaza de la Aduana and Plaza de los Coches.
Visit San Pedro Church, reconstructed in the 18th century, and admire the high altar made of Italian marble. Your guide will tell you the history of this impressive cathedral and the Spanish-born priest for which it was named. Your last stop is the craft market Las Bóvedas, where you can stay and enjoy a variety of cafes, bars and restaurants or be returned to your Cartagena hotel.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please note: This tour is not available to cruise ship passengers
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Since this is a shared tour, the pick up time may be from 14:00 to 14:30
- This is not a small group tour
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
A bit disappointing. Although we requested an English speaking tour, there were 4 English speakers and the rest were Spanish speakers. The tour guide tried to do both, but the English portions were much more abridged. There wasn't much walking, just touring the city in a mini-bus.
The Cartagena City Sightseeing and Walking Tour was the best tour I could ever take in this beautiful city, a perfect combo between history and sightseeing. My guide, Julito, was not only very knowledgeable but also passionate, funny and so willing to teach me whatever he could about his city and the Colombian history. All sights and monuments of Cartagena are covered in this walking tour and the loveliness and the welcoming people just made it magical. Thank you Julito.
Raphael was exceptional!!! We had a awesome time! A must! Very informative and fun!!
The tour guide never showed up so we did not get our tour. We called many times, and the only offer was to join a large group tour. While we were very disappointed that we did not get our tour, we found another company that gave us a great food walking tour of Cartagena. We had two bad experiences with Viator in Cartagena -- both time, they never showed up and never called!!!!
This is a very nice tour for those who are interested in History as well as Architecture. You get to see and visit many spots unknown to the Visitor and also The Museum of the Inquisition.
I was alone on this tour made for undivided attention and on my pace. The tour guide was very well versed in all things cartagena, English was good and very friendly. I saw more then expected and just fell in love with this city! I felt very safe.
The telephone number provided for the local contact was a non-working number. Therefore, I was unable to reach anyone to meet up for the tour.
I enjoyed this tour, there where just 5 women, but the walked very best.
Never got picked up! I thought the tour was a scam!!! Im very disappointed and will never book again
We were told to go to a local hotel and we would be picked up from there. When we arrived the hotel had no knowledge of the tour. We were finally gathered 30 minutes late to be transferred from one bus to another around the corner. When asked why we were told that our guide did not speak English so we will be transferred to an English speaking tour on another bus. Weird but okay. This guide was very sweet and tried his best to speak English but we were the only two English speakers so he said everything in both languages which was very uncomfortable and hard to keep up. This new tour now took us on different destinations than were offered wasting our tinme and money