Reviewer: Eddie & Dolly Haynes
we were not sure what to expect on our tour here. But we were so pleased with how our day went. Out guide Benny was exceptional and was anxious to make sure we enjoyed the day and to make sure we saw your beautiful city. Loved every minute of it. our visit was September of 2017
We only had a few hours so it was a good way to see the city of Cartagena, we were taken to as many places as possible with the time constraints and the guides and driver were excellent.
Reviewer: Sue Lavoie
The tour guide was excellent and we enjoyed the tour of the old city, which is absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed the size of the tour also -- there were nine of us in a small van. It's so much nicer to travel in a small group.
Reviewer: Patricia Harmon
Very enjoyable even though the outside temperature was quite hot. Benny was an excellent guide who provided a lot of information about Cartagena and Columbia! Really liked seeing the old part of the city.
Reviewer: Donna Lawrence
We were met on time at location specified and taken to our car. We had driver and guide and there were just 3 of us. We saw all that was listed and were able to spend the time we wanted at each location. We were able to ask questions as we enjoyed the city.
Reviewer: Robin Stearns
Wonderful tour that took us to the highlights of Cartagena! Comfortable, air conditioned mini bus with a great driver. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us advice on shopping and prices. We saw the Fortress, Monastery, Cathedral, shopping and more.
We have a small van tour of Cartagena which was comprehensive and included a walking portion to see the pedestrian area in old Cartagena. We learned so much about the history and social structure of the city. Our guide Eduardo was very enthusiastic and answered every question. Highly recommend this tour group!
We enjoyed the smaller buses and small group on the tour. Julio was the tour guide. He was very engaging with the group.
Reviewer: Nancy Seddon
This was our favorite tour, and it was probably because our guide was so knowledgeable, kind and knew many of the people/employees in the places we visited. This made it even better for us...his group. It is also important that we mention the driver, who was superb in navigating the crowded streets and parking areas! The only thing we didn't like were the 'very aggressive' salespeople at the stops; however, we understand that this is their means of income.
Reviewer: K Adams
We really enjoyed the city tour. We saw both the new and old historic part of Cartagena. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Reviewer: Dave & Julie Wilhelm
Our guide Bennie was very informative. We enjoyed going to the monastery and seeing the fort. We would have preferred to spend less time at the emerald store and more time at the church.
Reviewer: Cathy Weber
Very good guide. Was on time and helpful with history and questions.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Risi
We saw a lot in a short period of time. We saw the monastery, the fort, the old city and the new city. It was uncomfortable shop because the locals were too eager to sell to us. It was not a calm day and it was very hot. The tour did provide water bottles.
Reviewer: Peter Blakeley
Benny, the guide, was very knowledgeable. Also extremely helpful, one Lady on our tour bought a ring at the Emerald museum and realized when she got back on the tour Van that it was too small. Benny called the Vendor and had them meet our tour, take the ring back for sizing, then meet the van again before we boarded the Sip. Great service and attention to customer's needs.
Reviewer: Joyce Warriner
excellent tour guide.....a little difficult to understand, but knew his stuff. His passion showed
Reviewer: Scuba Lady
We booked this tour for our Disney Cruise stop in Cartagena. It was less expensive than the tours that Disney offered, plus there were only 9 people on our tour, while Disney had busloads of 50 people or more. The guide, Walter, was extremely knowledgeable about the sites we visited, and his English is excellent. He has a great sense of humor, and we enjoyed listening to him. Unexpectedly, he treated us to some real Colombian coffee at a local cafe, which made the trip even more fun. And our van driver was very good at navigating some really cramped city streets. We recommend taking this tour. Well worth the $$.
Nice overview of Cartagena
Reviewer: Fairly new cruisers
Perfect size small group with personable guide. Nice van and driver, very knowledgable guide.
Highlights of Carthagenes, very well organized !
Our tour guide Benny was awesome. He explained things very well. We could understand him. He spoke English well.
A nice lunch would have made this City trip better. This was a long time to go without food. We notice that our tour guild stopped and got a taco and soda for lunch while we were shopping.
Reviewer: Mama Duck
This tour touched on the highlights of Cartagena and was not too long at any one stop, except of course, for shopping. We were a small group of three and that was wonderful. The guide was well informed and told us about the history of each place we visited.
I would not schedule with Shore Excursions for this activity again. While the excursion itself was very good, the bus we rode in was TERRIBLE. You could not see out of the windows and seats extremely narrow and cramped. The tour guide was very good.
Reviewer: Fun & Sun
Very good way to see a lot and learn.
Entertaining & informative
Because the guide did not have anything to identify that he was with Guiana tours this was a bit frustrating. Eddie assured me that the bus would be identified and it was.Turned out to be a fabulous tour and Eddie was just fantastic. Everyone we passed knew him and called out to him and that was not happening with other guides. Eddie was so informative, we all felt we knew the area by the end of the tour. The most important thing is that Eddie made doubly sure we were back at the ship on time! Lovely way to see Caragena and all the sights. I would give this a 4 star rating
This was a wonderful tour. Our guide Eddie was superior both in his delivery and his knowledge. The Old City's history was fascinating. One drawback: too much time spent shopping. If the shopping was eliminated, we may have had more time at the fort. As is, there was only time for a photo op.
Great tour from a local guids. Skip tbe duty free and shop in town. Good guide. Nice city with old world charm and the gritty side shown too. Safe too.
Cartagena is a very historic, well preserved city. Our guide was very enthusiastic about his cultural heritage. He added a personal note to all the stops along the tour. A short walk through the city center was lots of fun. Numerous performers and artists performed very skillfully and without pressuring for donations. This tour covers a lot of the noteworthy sights and was very reasonably priced.
Reviewer: Don't remember
Excellent informative day trip through Cartagena with a fabulous guide. Eddie made the whole trip exciting and he is very proud of his country and city. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to learn about Cartagena in a limited amount of time!
Reviewer: Al the waxman
Guide & Driver outstanding!! Van needed help!! Cultural Holiday added to excitement!! Tour was outstanding!!
Reviewer: Slow Walker
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable
Reviewer: Tomi T.
Our Guide Benny was so informative about everything we saw, the history of the country, the ways off the people. So thankful we took this tour!
Great first trip to Cartagena!
Reviewer: Al J
Tour was a good overview of the city. Our guide was both knowledgeable and proud of his country.