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  • Location:Cartagena, Colombia
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Cartagena City Tour: History, Culture and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Immerse yourself in the captivating history and Caribbean flair of Cartagena on a 4-hour historical tour of the city. Visit all of Cartagena’s significant sites and UNESCO World Heritage-listed structures accompanied by a knowledgeable guide; admire the stolid stature of the Castle of San Felipe; absorb the sacred ambience of San Pedro Claver Church; and gain insight in to the colorful culture of the Colombian area.


  • Cartagena historical tour with an expert local guide
  • Visit the Castle of San Felipe, one of Cartagena's many UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Stop at the Inquisition Museum for a look into 17th-century Cartagena (time permitting)
  • Learn about Colombia's African-American past at the San Pedro Claver Church
  • All entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation included

What You Can Expect

Cartagena City Tour: History, Culture and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Historical Tour of Cartagena

After hotel pickup, venture to the first cultural highlight in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan. Absorb the coastal splendor of the city as you travel to the Castle of San Felipe, an iconic fortress hailed as one of Cartagena’s most legendary landmarks. Steeped in history and colonial intrigue, the structure acquired UNESCO World Heritage site status due to its architectural prowess. 

Continue on to the san Pedro Claver Chruch, a magnificent monastery that was the former home to a philanthropic monk; learn about how the monk aided over 300,000 sick slaves arriving into the port, gaining insight into the sentimental value of the structure. 

Conclude your tour with a visit to the Inquisition Museum to gain insight into the gruesome history of Cartagena; learn about the violent inquisition that occurred in the 17th century, witnessing the weapons and armory that induced it. See, too, the glittering gold within the Museum d’Oro (The Museum of Gold) in which countless precious artifacts speak eloquently of the city’s prosperous trade.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good and confortable. Excellent guide Mr. Martim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Pretty nice tour covering all the main points that I wanted to see. Kinda was shortened to about 4.5 hours from 6, but it was fine with us

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Marvelous city!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Very nice !!!

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

ggood tour, good tourguide, but he deserved a bigger audience!

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Very good tour.

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