Cartagena City Tour

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Experience the best of Cartagena on this comprehensive sightseeing tour. On this Cartagena tour, you'll see historic sites like Las Bovedas, Saint Peter Claver Church and more. This convenient tour squeezes in the area's top attractions into a fun half-day adventure. Reserve your spot today.

Your city tour begins with a drive around Manga Island, a beautiful neighborhood known for its lavish homes and wealthy residents. From there, you will continue toward San Felipe Fort and the Old Shoes Monument. The former is an impressive fortress dating back to the 1500s while the latter is a monument that represents an old pair of shoes from a poem by a local artist. On this tour of Cartagena you will make a photo stop at the Inquisition Palace, a beautiful Baroque-style palace that was used in the Spanish Inquisition, and now houses a museum.

After seeing attractions like Las Bovedas and Saint Peter Claver Church, you will have the chance to visit Cartagena Bay before finishing your tour. This Cartagena history tour includes transportation, tour guide, and admission to Saint Pedro Claver Church.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours 30 Minutes
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled water is included.
Comfortable light clothing, walking shoes (sneakers), sunscreen, hat, and glasses
Guests must be able to walk on un-even terrain.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 55 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsGood bus tourApril 16, 2018

Reviewer: Kathy Holm
The tour host "Benny" was excellent and gave a lot of history of the City. Told us where to buy and where not to buy. Good bus driver, also. Enjoyed this tour very much and learned of the history of Cartagena. The only thing I have a complaint about is where we were to meet when we got off the boat. The tour operators where hard to find and when we found them, we were instructed to walk the length of the pier and go behind a white building, but there was no one behind the white building. It was very confusing. They should of had a flag held up to identify the tour. Not a good way to start a tour.

5 StarsCartagena City TourApril 09, 2018

Reviewer: Della Vuksanovich
This tour was very enjoyable and informative. It gave a complete overview of Cartagena. Our guide Benny was excellent, knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I'd definitely recommend this tour of this beautiful, historic city.

5 StarsFantastic introduction to Cartagena March 17, 2018

Reviewer: Richard Rettammel
Our tour guide's name was Benny, he gave us the best tour I have ever been on. We arrived in Cartagena by cruise ship and this tour was half the price of the ship,s excursion and covered more. Benny was very knowledgeable, he spoke Loud and clearly, never at a loss for words, he is a true professional. It as a small group about 12 of us, we had a clean bus, with AC. I highly recommend this tour and if you are lucky you will have Benny as your guide.

5 StarsVery informative March 16, 2018

Reviewer: Marion Rodgers
Our tour was wonderful thanks to our tour guide Benny! We visited the old and new city, we toured the monestary and the old fort and we learned a lot about Cartagena, both old and recent history. Benny was so knowledgeable about everything. He answered all of our questions and he gave us guidance on where to shop for different items and where to avoid. We felt very safe throughout the entire tour!

4 StarsCity TourMarch 10, 2018

Reviewer: Mary L. Gorman
The meeting location was fun with the tropical birds. The tour guide was humorous and knowledgeable. It's a must to see the beautiful architecture in the old town but bus traffic from tourists like me made it time consuming to get there and back. The reality of only a few hours in port. The street dancers were great!

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