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Hop-on Hop-off Cartagena Highlights Tour

Price: $49.00
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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.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 9 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsColumbiaMay 22, 2018

Reviewer: Joan McBain
The sight seeing bus was a easy way and fast to see the city. The guide that took us through the old city did a good job.

5 StarsEasy to useApril 16, 2018

Reviewer: Barbra Brooks
Hop on/off is easy to use once you know the route and where to get on or off. The buses stops have staff to assist. The narration works nicely. Great way to view area and then go back and walk explore.

5 StarsjusticeApril 02, 2018

nice way to see the city

4 StarsEnjoyed The TourApril 02, 2018

Reviewer: Rosita Lim
It was a good tour, tour guide Luis is nice and very knowledgeable. The hop on and hop off bus was comfortable and clean.

5 StarsGreat tour, wish we had more timeMarch 26, 2018

Reviewer: Nancy Poland
We took this tour in hopes of seeing alot of the city, but our ship was only in port 4 hrs. We got off the trolley on the first stop, and spent most of the time with a guided walking tour of the old walled city. There were only 4 of us,it was like a private tour, and our guide was informative and pleasant. We got on the bus in time to drive around the remaining sites.The tour crew were all very friendly, and very conscious of getting us back to our ship on time. I highly recommend this tour.

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