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  • Location: Cartagena, Colombia
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Embark on a small-group sightseeing tour of Cartagena and experience the magnificence of its colonial architecture. Your guide will take you by minivan to this coastal enclave’s most important landmarks, including an exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled Old Town on foot. Visit cathedrals and plazas, ending your half-day tour at Las Bóvedas crafts market. Numbers are limited to 9 people, ensuring personal attention on this small-group tour.

Highlights

  • 4-hour small-group sightseeing tour of Cartagena
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the coastal Caribbean city from Cerro de la Popa
  • Visit the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas with your knowledgeable guide
  • Stroll through the walled Old Town of Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Stop by the craft market of Las Bóvedas
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by minivan included
  • Numbers are limited to 9 to ensure a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group City Sightseeing and Walking Tour in Cartagena

Explore the walled city of Cartagena

Start your small-group sightseeing tour of Cartagena upon hotel pickup. Your minivan drives through the suburbs of Bocagrande, Castillo Grande and Manga en route to the Cerro de la Popa, the city’s highest hill. You’ll appreciate fantastic panoramic views of Cartagena and Colombia’s Caribbean coast from this location, which is topped by a convent and chapel. Visit the 17th-century Convento de la Candelaria, dedicated to Cartagena's patron saint.

Re-board your vehicle and visit the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, a Spanish castle fortified from pirate attacks. Learn about this military marvel of engineering from your guide before stopping at the nearby monument of Los Zapatos Viejos (The Old Shoes). These enormous bronze boots — a tribute to a poem by the city’s great poet Luis Carlos López — offer a popular backdrop for fun photo ops.

Continue to Cartagena’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, passing the monument of La India Catalina and reaching the clock tower, where your walking tour inside the walled historical center begins. Follow your guide to numerous bastions, colonial buildings and public squares, including Plaza de la Aduana and Plaza de los Coches.

Visit San Pedro Church, reconstructed in the 18th century, and admire the high altar made of Italian marble. Your guide will tell you the history of this impressive cathedral and the Spanish-born priest for which it was named. Your last stop is the craft market Las Bóvedas, where you can stay and enjoy a variety of cafes, bars and restaurants or be returned to your Cartagena hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The tour was amazing! Our guide spoke English and Spanish. He was very knowledgable and kind. If you are considering this tour, please don't hesitate to book it! Great price for a great tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The tour was amazing! Our guide spoke English and Spanish. He was very knowledgable and kind. If you are considering this tour, please don't hesitate to book it! Great price for a great tour!

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