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  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Get to know colonial Bogotá on a half-day city sightseeing tour! Stroll through the charming streets of La Candelaria, noting the contrast with the city’s more modern districts. Your knowledgeable local guide discusses features of the colonial architecture in Plaza de Bolívar (Bolívar Square) and takes you to museums in the Colombian capital. Numbers are limited to 9 people, ensuring personal attention on this small-group tour.

Highlights

  • 4-hour city sightseeing tour of Bogotá
  • Discover the neighborhood of La Candelaria on foot with an informative local guide
  • Visit the Casa de la Moneda Museum, Botero Museum, Bolívar Square and Nariño Palace
  • Browse the shopping centers of Zona Rosa
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour limited to 9 ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Bogotá Small-Group Sightseeing Tour with Shopping at Zona Rosa

Explore the neighborhood of La Candelaria!

Your small-group tour of Bogotá, Colombia’s largest city, begins with pickup from your hotel. Start your route at La Plazoleta del Chorro de Quevedo, a public square where the capital was founded. Located in the historical city center, the red brick plaza is bordered by colonial buildings and surrounded by shops and cafés.

Then follow your guide on foot through the colonial neighborhood of La Candelaria, where you will visit several landmarks. Museo Casa de la Moneda, the Mint Museum, features exhibits on the history of money with collections of coins, machinery and tools (closed on Tuesdays). At the Botero Museum you’ll find works by the famous Colombian painter and sculptor, Fernando Botero (closed on Tuesdays).

Midway through your 4-hour tour, stop by Bolívar Square where you can purchase a snack (own expense). Located in the heart of original Bogotá, the enormous square is bordered by important government and religious buildings. View the Palace of Justice, which houses the Supreme Court, and see the National Capitol — the seat of the Colombian Congress. Your guide will point out the 19th-century Primary Cathedral of Bogota, the largest in Colombia, and show you the Nariño Palace, seat of the presidency.

Afterward, re-board your vehicle and continue to the north of the city to glimpse some of the newer suburbs, ending in Zona Rosa where two main shopping centers and many restaurants are located. You’ll have the opportunity to browse the shops or be dropped off at your hotel first if you prefer.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Very good tour. I was alone with the guide, so I could spend more or less time at the places like my interess.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was amazing!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Great orientation of the city - guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

great tour if you have limited time in bogota. my guide johnny picked me up at my hotel and off we went to la candelaria. i was on this tour with one other tourist so we had a very personalized experience. we saw the gold museum and churches outside it. then we drove over to the botero museum and walked around the historical district. our guide was very knowledgeable and told us some interesting facts about the history of colombia and bogota. we ran into the president of colombia's three pet dogs during the tour outside of the presidential palace and we also met the next mayor of bogota during a feeding-pigeon-newspaper photo op on the plaza de bolivar. we ended the half-day tour with a coffee break- interesting fact: the only place in colombia that serves authentic colombian coffee is juan valdez.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

PERFECT! The driver and guide arrived at my hotel on time to pick me up. The guide was knowledgeable, interesting with a gentle sense of humour. This tour was ideal for someone who did not have much time in Bogota; it gave me a good idea of the city's history. Loved it and will recommend it.

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2014

Tour guide was great! But didn't have too much time for shooping

1 star rating: I do not recommend this April 2015

It was nice ! We were lucky we have done it just the two of us. No one else was in the group. The guide was nice - thats it ! The shopping was a joke, just left us at a tourist kind of shop that sells esmeralds and expensive local handicraft. We did not spend more than 10 minutes on it, and left to walk around the neighbourhood while the guides went to only God knows where ! and showed up 30 minutes later, when we are waiting for them at the trip van. If you have another option to do - go for it - The night city tour was really much better than this one.

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