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Hop-on Hop-off Cartagena Highlights Tour

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Hop-on Hop-off Cartagena Highlights Tour

Cartagena is by far one of the most breathtaking areas in Colombia. Located on the coast of the Caribbean, the views are quite spectacular. This bus tour gives you the flexibility to kick back and enjoy the sites or hop on and off at each highlighted landmark. Listen to an informative audio commentary as you stop at each spot. Everything from beautiful architecture to magnificent monuments are included during this trip around the city.

Climb aboard the bus and be driven around the Spanish colonial port of Cartagena with its medieval palaces, monasteries, plazas, and unique overhanging balconies. Each area has an interesting story behind it, and you will have the choice of staying on the bus to hear the commentary or hopping off to explore on your own. When your sightseeing is complete at any of the stops, another bus will arrive to pick you up.

Make sure you hop off at the Bodeguita Pier stop to enjoy a fully-guided, 90-minute walking tour of the Walled City. Enjoy sights of the Clock Tower, Santo Domingo Square, Plaza de la Aduana, Inquisition Palace, and more up close as you learn from a professional and bilingual tour guide. This walking tour is included in your hop on / hop off bus tour. Please consult a representative for more information on tour times.

The bus will take you around the entire loop so you get to see the city's fortress walls, brightly colored buildings, and impressive monuments. The Simon Bolivar statue, a testament to the Spanish Heroes of Cavite and Santiago de Cuba, The San Felipe de Barajas Castle, and several other fascinating monuments are all stops on this two hour ride that you will not want to miss!

Please Note: There are 11 stops on this route and it takes approximately 90 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The bus runs every 45 minutes. The tours are narrated in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Catalan, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Swedish, Arabic, and Hebrew. First and last tour times will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The route includes the following stops:

  • The Bodeguita Pier/Convention Centre
  • San Sebastian del Pastelillo
  • San Felipe Fortress
  • Rafael Nunez Museum
  • Boquetillo Entrance to the Walled City
  • San Francisco Entrance to the Walled City
  • San Martin Avenue
  • Hotel Caribe
  • Hotel Hilton / Emerald Shop
  • Castillo Grande Bay

To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
24 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The cruise ship pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A bottle of water is included.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes is suitable for most of the year. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles.
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.
5 Stars5Based On 16 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsNicely organizedMarch 29, 2019

Reviewer: Sharon Elliott
The busses met us at the docks as we arrived and took us straight into town. A tour of old town was included.

5 StarsHop-on-Hop-off, Cartagena March 05, 2019

Reviewer: Gary Barta
A great way to see the highlights of Cartagena! Our guide thru the Old Town was informative, a must see in visiting Cartagena.

5 StarsCartegena DelightsMarch 03, 2019

Reviewer: Ronald and Ann
Our open air, double deck bus was excellent with audio tapes provided to describe the areas through which we traveled. Our guide for the walking tour was excellent. We enjoyed the excursion.

5 StarsVery good mix of bus and walkingJanuary 05, 2019

Reviewer: Luc Cousineau
On top of the hop-on hop-off bus which was Very complete because of the 2 guides present on bus (adding to the recorded comments) was a walking tour of the old town. Each guide was walking with his half of the group and taking us thru the old town. They were very knowledgeable of their city.

5 StarsHop-on Hop-off Cartagena Highlights TourDecember 21, 2018

Reviewer: Janet
This tour was very nicely done. Good staff.

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