Hop-on Hop-off Cartagena Highlights Tour (Select Cruise Lines)
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 two hour 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 within 40 minutes 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 90 minutes. The tours are narrated in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, and Portuguese. First and last tour times will be detailed in your electronic ticket. This version of the tour is for Celebrity, NCL, Pullmanter, and RCCL guests ONLY. If you would like to book this tour, but are on another cruise line not listed here, please click here.
The route includes the following stops:
- Port of Cartagena
- Clock Tower
- San Felipe Castle
- 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
- Cartagena Castillo Grande
To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.
Reviewer: Joanne McDonald
this was a good way to see Cartagena. We had never been before and this gives a great overview. We did it once and then the second time we stopped where we wanted to things that interested us.
Reviewer: William Kerr
We had been to Cartagena several times before. The bus is a great way to get to see the whole city. I highly recommend it. They were selling these tours on the ship. I believe their price was 10.00 more. So we saved 20.00 by going through Costco.
Reviewer: Nina Player
The tour was excellent for seeing the walled city and the sights that it has to offer. Two recommendations -- signage at the stops for the bus would be advantageous to tourist and a stop at the market place inside the walled city would be nice as well
Reviewer: Joanne and Dale Paul
We exited Norwegian. Buses waiting. We showed our confirmation and at first they were very skeptical whether legitimate or not. They read it carefully and said they would let us on but Norwegian pd on first asked what we paid and said do not show confirmation to anyone on bus. Now that we felt ripped off and embarrassed they let us on but......from that moment on tour was fantastic. Wish they were made aware of accepting other vouchers rather than just their own. It was so worth the cost as it even included a free walking tour of old city. The best part was that late in day torrential rains came down so we were walking in deep ponds. We were well cared for, rain slickers given, umbrellas supplied where necessary and got us safely back to ship. Now the question is would we order from you again? love to but maybe next time wouldn't be allowed to get on .in lieu of that buyer beware. No difference in price either so better safe than sorry.
Reviewer: Joan McLaughlin
My husband and I really enjoyed our tour on the Hop on Hop Off Bus despite the rain. The people conducting the tour were very knowledgeable and made sure we were on the correct tour. After the bus ride, we had a 90 minute walking tour, but since the rain was so heavy, my husband and I decided not to take the tour. We returned to the ship in a timely manner.