- Guided Cartagena sightseeing shore excursion
- Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Cartagena with your expert guide
- Visit Cartagena's historic center for close-up views of the clock tower (Torre del Reloj) and the Cathedral of Cartagena
- Explore Plaza de Bolívar, home to the Gold Museum, Inquisition Palace and the Theater of Heredia
- Take a guided tour of Castillo San Felipe
- Covered by our worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
What You Can Expect
Next, visit the sacred structure of the Cathedral of Cartagena, a majestic building that boasts a buttery sandstone façade and an intricately decorated interior. Then, immerse yourself in the glittering exhibitions of the Gold Museum, discovering the pivotal role of the precious metal in Colombia’s history. Pass by the picturesque Theater of Herdeia in the ambient Plaza de Bolivar on your way through the important historical city.
Arrive at the legendary landmark of Castillo San Felipe (San Felipe Castle) a foreboding fortress perched upon the hilltop of San Lazaro. Explore the interior with your guide, learning about the destruction and danger experienced by the fort as you appreciate stunning views of the Caribbean coast.
Conclude your tour by visiting the Bohemian neighborhood of Bovedas, an artistic enclave famed for its galleries and creative craft stalls. Browse boutiques for bespoke souvenirs before returning to your docking point well in advance of your ship’s departure.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
Great tour! Only wished they would have picked us up at the cruise port. Instead of across at the Texaco station. It was quite a walk to get there.
Our guide was difficult to find as the instructions said to meet him at the Texaco station which is outside of the port. We were approached by several other tours companies telling us it was unsafe to go outside the port area on our own. After talking to a sales clerk in the shop, she took us to the Texaco station. I would suggest your Viator representative should wait at the end of the dock where the ship docks to avoid any confusion. Once we met our tour and began the tour everything was wonderful. He was very informative and took us to places that weren't on our tour schedule. He is very good and I would rate him highly. He even parked his car and we walked thru the old section of Cartagena to look at architecture, parks, churches, shops, etc. My only complaint was trying to connect with him once we left the ship