Cartagena Roman Exploration

Cartagena Roman Exploration
Price: $72.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable weather appropriate clothing, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and walking shoes.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk on old streets with possible inclines and stairways for up to 3 hours. This tour is wheelchair accessible.

Cartagena Roman Exploration

Cartagena is a city that has been shaped by 1,000 different cultures with its magnificent harbor that has been considered by several civilizations, to be a perfect strategic location. Today, this Punic, Roman, military and modernist city offers a wide variety of places to visit.

This harbor city is rich in history, which you can experience on this walking tour; see the well-preserved memories of the earliest time in its history.

As you walk from the port area, your first visit will be made to the panoramic lift to ascend to one of the five hills around the city, La Concepcion. This is the best starting point to discover the city and to get an overview of Cartagena's 3,000 years of history, beginning with its foundation around 229 BC by the General Hasdrubal. The mineral wealth that attracted years later, the Romans made it one of the most important colonies of the Roman Hispania.

This left a lot of Roman monumental vestiges like the spectacular Roman Forum and archeological excavation park El Molinete, the new jewel of the Roman exploration tour. Later you will visit the Roman Theatre of Cartagena, accompanied at all times by a guide who will explain the curiosities of this iconic site. Close to the theater are the remains of what many people believe is the first Cathedral in Europe, but that is another story.

Book a spot on this walking tour today to explore Cartagena's rich Roman history and more.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  8 ReviewsReview This Tour
Roman Exploration
August 04, 2022
I was hesitant to purchase a tour outside of the cruise but to my surprise this tour was excellent - the guide was knowledgeable, patient and took the time to show us his town - I would recommend this tour
Reviewer: Lucille
5 Stars
Cartagena Roman Exploration
June 06, 2019
We enjoyed this one
Reviewer: Robert Bunyan
4 Stars
easy booking
April 19, 2019
Spoke with Janine about not having cell phone. No problem.
Reviewer: Phyllis
5 Stars
Roman exploration
May 26, 2018
A beautiful place to visit. The tour guide was very pleasant n understand our needs. We all enjoyed this tour n will recommend it to others !
Reviewer: Wynsome Yang
5 Stars
Great laid back walking tour!
January 01, 2018
This was a very nice relaxing walking tour of the port of Cartagena. Our tour guide Juanma did a very good job and was happy to go into the details of the history of the historic landmark that we saw. The most memorable points were the lift that took us up the high view point of the city, Castillo de la Concepcion and Roman Theater of Cartagena. This walking tour is perfect for this very walkable old town!
Reviewer: Halina Onishko
5 Stars
November 13, 2017
Was amazed by the roman excavations we were shown around cartegena. we had no idea they were there.
Reviewer: Peter Jerszynski
5 Stars