Cartagena City Tour

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Cartagena City Tour
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Enjoy a guided city tour of Cartagena and explore Colombia's most-visited city! Cartagena is known for its laid-back Caribbean vibe mixed with astonishing colonial architecture. See what all the buzz is about on a guided sightseeing tour of the city that includes entrance fees to Cartagena's museums.
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In Brief

Location:
Cartagena, Colombia
Country:
Colombia
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Comprehensive tour of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Led by a local guide
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

This tour starts by picking you up at your hotel to take you to La Popa Monastery, an excellent place to appreciate the Heroic City and learn about the history of the Monastery.

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Afterward, you will be driven to Castillo de San Felipe (Entrance not included), a strong fort built on the top of a mountain by the Spaniards to gain control of the bay. There, you’ll have the opportunity to discover from the outside the impressive architecture and history behind this fort.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The Cartagena city tour continues with a nice walk through the Historic Center where you will visit Torre del Reloj at Plaza de la Aduana, the place used for slave trade during the Colonial period

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de San Pedro Claver, Cartagena Colombia

Then you will go to San Pedro Claver Church, a historic Church that exhibits religious art and history. Lastly, you’ll visit Plaza de Bolivar surrounded by some of the city’s colonial buildings.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide in the language of your preference
  • Entry ticket to La Popa
  • Entry/Admission - La Popa Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Torre del Reloj

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to Castillo de San Felipe
  • Entry/Admission - Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up service from Cartagena hotels or accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.

*Note: Hotels in Manzanillo area have an additional cost. Please contact us to arrange it.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note: Guided visits to Inquisition Palace and the Theater of Heredia are not guaranteed as time may be a constraint in some cases
  • This tour includes an insurance. Please send Passport number by the time of booking to make the insurance effective
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

My guide Carlos (Charles) was friendly, knowledgeable, and considerate. As we rode between sites he told about events that occurred along the route, and Milna (?) would slow down or stop as was appropriate, they worked together very well. At the sites where we stopped he was never hurried, Vern informed, and always answered any questions. Even though this was not my first visit to Cartagena, he pointed out countless things I had not noticed before. A very relaxed tour. He even offered to help me plan another excursion!
• Submitted 07 Mar 2019
Very educational tour. This was a private tour and we learned a great deal about Cartagena's history
• Submitted 01 Jul 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 30 Mar 2018
Excellent tour!
• Submitted 28 Feb 2018
Billy was extremely friendly, informative, and knowledgeable. Most importantly, even though I'm sure he's given this tour many times, he made my wife and I feel special. I felt like I was touring Cartagena with a friend. Fantastic experience.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 19 Jan 2018
well worth booking in order to see this beautiful city. expect to walk a lot.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
This was a great tour, our tour guide Martin was very knowledgeable and gave us a fascinating history of the city. Only recommendation would be to possibly go to the fortress later on in the afternoon when it gets cooler. Otherwise it was a fantastic tomorrow with lots of different activities and stops. Highly recommend it specially at beginning of your trip
• Submitted 26 Jun 2017
My husband and I had William as our tour guide. William has good english and is great at giving the background to the city. Touring with him felt like the Mayor of Cartagena. Everyone knew him and he even helped negotiate for us when they were trying to over charge us for souveinirs. He is defientely a trip. Highly recommend the tour!
• Submitted 24 Mar 2017
Great introduction to all of the sights in Cartagena. Our guide Billy, senior tourist guide in Cartagena everybody in the city knew this guy, did a great job. No questions went unanswered. Highly recommend starting your stay with this tour.
• Submitted 06 Feb 2017
Our guide was William, an 83-year old veteran of the Cartagen touring scene. We boarded the tour agency car with Simon, the driver and travelled to San Felipe de Barajas Fortress. William showed us the tunnels built under the fortress to confound invaders just in case they overpowered the fortress. He also impressed on us the genius of the fortress design. Then we drove to the highest point in the city, Candelaria Convent at La Popa hill. We did the peninsula and the Bocagrande beach with the high-rise hotels and condos. Then to the walled city for the Santo Domingo square with the church and the Botero and the Simon Bolivar square with the Inquisition building and museum of gold. The only thing in the itinerary we missed was the Claver Church but William did go into an explanation of Claver so that was sufficient. There were a number of things William wanted to show us that werent really in the published itinerary, like the UNESCO heritage-tagged private homeson Manga island. the street art inside the walled city, the inside of the Heredia Theater, and the Claustro dela Merced where Gabriel Garcia Marquez ashes are buried. William was very quick to volunteer taking our pictures. Not only that, he knew what angles were best and would often do three to four shots of us at different angles at the same site. But his hands were a bit shaky after all, he was already 83. He seemed to know everyone in the city. For example, the theater was officially closed but he talked to the guard, slipped him a small note, and we were allowed in. Not only that but the guard even put up the lights inside the theater so we could enjoy its magnificence. He was quick to help us in negotiating for a good price whether it was t-shirts, local art-handicraft, fruits. I mentioned to William that my wife wanted to check out emeralds and William promptly had the driver bring us to the Joyeria Caribe emerald museum. It was an interesting place with arguably the widest selection of emeralds. It took an hour before she could buy her earrings and William patiently waited for us which meant adding another hour to the total tour time. But William didnt mind. We loved William and his grandfatherly style. But he could climb up and down and walk with the best of them. His English was occasionally hard to understand but it didnt detract from our positive experience with him. Hats off!
• Submitted 17 Oct 2016
Our guide and driver were wonderful. William, our guide, grew up in Cartagena and knows the city well. He gave us an excellent tour which involved historical sites mixed with neighborhoods. It was fabulous! I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2016
William was an awesome tour guide, with an impressive knowledge of the city's 500 years of history. He started the tour with an excellent and succinct overview of how our day would progress, and then proceeded to guide me through every sector of the city. Don't let his age fool you, he's full of energy and has the stamina to persevere through 4 hours of nonstop walking, climbing, and talking.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2016
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
Eduardo was very pleasant and accommodating. He provided us with water and got us lemonades at the plaza. My sister and I opted to skip lunch and we still got a 6 hour tour. Eduardo manuvered us around the large cruise ship tour groups. I learned a lot from this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2016
This was the best day of our vacation. This private tour included an old man who had a great knowledge of Cartagena. We spend around 6 hours walking and talking at all the different historical sites in town. We enjoy the one on one conversations with him we had. In a large group tour, you do not get this type of interaction. I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 26 Jun 2016
Billy was an amazing tour guide. My wife and I were on our honeymoon to Cartagena. We were kept entertained the whole time and got to see everything from international sites to local neighborhood art. We could tell how much pride Billy had in his city. Would highly recommend!
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
Excellent tour. Highly recommended
• Submitted 09 Apr 2016
Absolutely amazing! We had the best tour guide ever. Bert was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant, courteous and funny. We started by going to the fort, bright and early is the best time. We learned a lot about the history of Cartagena. It was the highlight of our trip.
• Submitted 18 Feb 2016
My personal experience with Mr. Garcia was Second-to-None. This gentleman truly defines the meaning of Quality and Service. He knows how to show a Great Time to visitors in Cartagena, and how to cater for his customers. If necessary, he would go out of his way to make any one person feel his/her absolute best while visiting the city. My wife and I booked a few tours with his company: Playa Blanca, Cartagena City Tour, and the Emerald Tour. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Guianza Express to any one person wanting to visit Cartagena.
• Submitted 08 Feb 2016
A wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable guide!
• Submitted 01 Feb 2016
Excellent tour and excelente guide.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2016
Very good and confortable. Excellent guide Mr. Martim
• Submitted 24 Jun 2015
i already did this ,great tour,Eduardo our guide excellent
• Submitted 10 Jun 2015

In Brief

Location:
Cartagena, Colombia
Country:
Colombia
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Comprehensive tour of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Led by a local guide