Private Cartagena Old City Walking Tour
Cartegena is one of the most beautiful cities in Colombia. With a rich and fascinating history, there's plenty to explore. On this private Cartagena walking tour, enjoy a historical experience full of fun facts and sightseeing. Sites to visit include the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, Las Bovedas, and the famed Walled City. Other highlights include enjoying a local shopping experience and panoramic city view. A personal guide and vehicle make this private tour an exclusive affair with lovely Cartagena.
Start your private tour with a visit to the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress (named after Saint Philip IV), a striking sixteenth-century fortress atop a lush hill. This historic site is considered the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in South America. Enjoy time for photo opportunities before continuing your private tour of Cartagena. Head to Las Bovedas (The Dungeons) for local handicraft shopping in a setting of wonderful architecture. Learn the historical importance of this landmark before continuing to your remaining destinations.
Visit Cartagena's Walled City, considered the old town. This area is a gem of colonial architecture loaded with picturesque monasteries, churches, plazas, palaces, and mansions. Enjoy a panoramic view of The Inquisition Palace and Gold Museum at Bolivar Square, then take a leisurely stroll to savor architectural details, shops, and local cuisine. Afterward, head to the Church of San Pedro Claver for a fascinating history lesson. Spanish-born monk Pedro Claver was nicknamed the "Slave of the slaves" for his lifetime work spent ministering slaves brought from Africa.
Finish your experience with an enjoyable drive back to your port. Book this Cartagena private tour today for a comprehensive experience of the city's rich history.
Our guide was knowledgeable, fun to be with and well prepared. She deviated from her normal tour when we showed an interest in a chocolate factory. The old city had a chocolate store with a fun make your own chocolate experience.