Hop-on Hop-off Cartagena and Castle of San Felipe de Barajes

Price: $48.00
Ages 3 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Numerous bus stops throughout Cartagena.The closest stop is at the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended. For those wishing to visit any churches, remember that shoulders and knees must be covered.
Restrictions This ticket is valid for 48 hours. Guests must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. City Sightseeing Cartagena offers wheelchair accessible ramps on all buses including one designated wheelchair bay and storage for one collapsible wheelchair. Guests will have to navigate steps to the top deck.

Discover Cartagena's past and present with the convenience of a Hop-On Hop-Off ticket and more when you book this city sightseeing tour. Your tour covers the cost of admission to the historic Fortress of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and a Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket you can use to explore any one of the 14 stops along the route within two days at your leisure, including the modern public square of Bocegrande. You'll also get an expert guide who will take you on a guided walking tour of Cartagena's historic downtown area and the option to learn about the city's history and interesting facts while listening to multilingual audio commentary aboard the open-top bus. With the flexibility to explore the city's historic and modern attractions at your leisure, this tour is perfect for history buffs and cultural connoisseurs alike.

Begin your epic city sightseeing tour by hopping on the open-top city bus to explore Cartagena's historic and modern sites. Meet up with your guide on the fourth bus stop in front of the Torre del Reloj or Clock Tower that sits in front of the walled city's gates. Learn about the city's history as you explore to discover its past and present. Explore the Old Town section's cobblestoned streets and local boutiques of an historic center that's nearly 500 years old.

Known as Cartagena de Indias during the colonial era, Cartagena's history is rich with historical sites that helped guard the city during naval battles and enemy forces, including the historic Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. This historic fortress was built in the 16th-century and is a great place to stop and explore to catch breathtaking views of the city. Thanks to your flexible Hop-On Hop-Off tour that covers your entry fee to this historic fortress, you'll get to spend 45 minutes at this iconic fortress, witness panoramic views first hand, and walk through the very centuries-old corridors that helped protect the city against enemy forces, such as Sir Francis Drake. You can even stop to admire the colonial-style architecture of Casa Museo Rafael Nunez, a colonial mansion named after a 19th-century poet and president that also houses a museum.

Continue your tour by seeing Cartagena's modern side with a stop at the cosmopolitan neighborhood of Bocagrande. Here, you'll catch stunning views of skyscrapers and have plenty of opportunities to indulge in shopping at the popular Centro Comercial Plaza Bocagrande for the perfect end to your tour.

If you're looking for an unforgettable time in Cartagena, then you won't want to miss this tour. Sign up for this exciting city sightseeing tour today for a first-hand experience of Cartagena's past and present!