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San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas)
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) Tours and Tickets

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Some historians say that if it weren’t for San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas), South America would now speak English. The 14th-century fortress protected the coastal city of Cartagena from English invasion, allowing the Spanish to maintain their rule. Besides the role it plays in Colombia’s history, the castle attracts visitors with its panoramic harbor views.

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Walled City + San Felipe Castle + Optional Popa Convent Cartagena City Tour 5-7H

Walled City + San Felipe Castle + Optional Popa Convent Cartagena City Tour 5-7H

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Whether you are short of time or you are wanting to have the complete experience in Cartagena, this full-day tour is made for you! Come to the most important places of the city and live them authentically. Discover Cartagena’s top landmarks: Getsemani neighbor, San Felipe Castle and more. You’ll be able to choose whether you want it to last 7 hours with La Popa convent, a city viewpoint, or 5 hours without this top. Join us! • San Felipe Castle, and Getsemani neighbor guided tour • Historical landmarks in the Walled City its squares, fortresses and bastions • Tasting of typical Caribbean cuisine • Optional: visiting La Popa, on the top of a hill, and enjoying Cartagena’s landscapes • Plenty of spectacular photo spots for unforgettable memories of your trip to Cartagena.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.00
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US$95.00
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

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Absorb the color and charisma of Cartagena on a half-day tour of the UNESCO-listed Colombian city. In a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, you’ll admire the beautiful mansions of Manga and ascend to La Popa (temporarily unavailable) – the city’s highest point – for spectacular views. Enter the magnificent San Felipe de Bajaras Castle, absorb the Caribbean spirit of Santo Domingo Square and browse artisan market, Las Bovedas, for unique souvenirs. Refreshments and round-trip transport from your Cartagena hotel is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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US$40.00

Private City Tour of Cartagena

Private City Tour of Cartagena

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Get an intimate look at the historic streets and monuments of Cartagena during this 4-hour private tour. Discover this Caribbean city’s wealth of beautiful architecture, starting with the elegant mansions of the Manga neighborhood and continuing to monuments like San Felipe Castle and the Monastery of La Popa. You’ll also wander the UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled city and its atmospheric public squares before finishing in Cartagena’s more modern districts like Bocagrande. A private guide and vehicle, all entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.00
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US$120.00

Cartagena City Tour

Cartagena City Tour

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Discover Cartagena’s major sightseeing spots on this guided tour. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, stopping at the convent of La Candelaria, which is located on top of La Popa Hill, for panoramic views, plus the San Felipe Fortress, popular neighborhoods, parks, and public squares. Also, enjoy free time to shop.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size

Party Bus Tour

Party Bus Tour

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Combine the fun of partying with sightseeing during this party bus tour through Cartagena. Climb aboard your illuminated vehicle and meet other party-goers as you drive around the city. Imbibe on local drinks and see top landmarks including Reloj Tower, the San Felipe de Barajas Castle, and the India Catalina Monument.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$21.34
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US$21.34

Cartagena City tour with Popa Hill

Cartagena City tour with Popa Hill

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Discover the wealth of history and beautiful scenery in Cartagena during this half-day adventure to some of the city’s top landmarks. Admire the unique ‘republican-style’ architecture found on Manga Island. You’ll also take a guided tour inside historic San Felipe Fort and have time to shop for handicraft souvenirs at Bovedas shopping mall. Your Cartagena exploration also includes entry fees, professional guide, bottled water and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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US$60.00

Cartagena City Shore Excursion

Cartagena City Shore Excursion

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When your cruise ships drops anchor in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Cartagena, don’t waste a minute of sightseeing time on a shore excursion that’s ideal for visitors with limited time. Convenient port pickup and drop-off are included, and you’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort between top Cartagena attractions in Old Town Cartagena, without getting lost or having to navigate unfamiliar public transport systems.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size

City Tour of Cartagena for Cruises

City Tour of Cartagena for Cruises

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Enjoy a fascinating 4-hour exploration of Cartagena’s top attractions during this shore excursion designed with cruise ship passengers in mind. Join a local guide to check out Cartagena sights including the striking architecture in the Manga neighborhood and see the colonial San Felipe Fortress. You’ll also have shopping time at Las Bovedas, take a walking tour of the old city and learn about Colombia’s emerald industry at the Emerald Museum. This shore excursion also covers transport by air-conditioned vehicle, bottled water and entrance at the monastery and the Saint Peter Claver Church and Museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.00
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US$85.00

City Tour in Chiva through the City of Cartagena

City Tour in Chiva through the City of Cartagena

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With our City tour in chiva you will be able to visit the most emblematic places of Cartagena in the typical Colombian bus. The tour makes a stop at the most important tourist sites of the city such as the Internal Bay of Cartagena, the Letters of Cartagena, the Monument to the Old Shoes, the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, the Monument to India Catalina and the Historical Center of the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.00
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US$26.00

Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point

Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point

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Experience all of Cartagena’s historical highlights on a comprehensive tour of one of Colombia’s most vibrant cities. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean color and cultural flair of the city as you visit iconic fortresses, and impressive monuments. Admire the astonishing colonial architecture of the area.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
Price varies by group size

Cartagena Private Shore Excursion for cruise passengers

Cartagena Private Shore Excursion for cruise passengers

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Get a sense for the top attractions in Cartagena during this 4-hour shore excursion designed with cruise ship passengers in mind. Explore the unique Moorish and Republican architecture of the city’s Manga Island, take in gorgeous views from the hilltop Monastery of La Popa and check out historic San Felipe Fortress. You’ll also enjoy an hour-long walking tour of Cartagena’s atmospheric old city and do some souvenir shopping at Las Bovedas. Your excursion also includes round-trip port transport, a professional guide, and light refreshments.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$130.00
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US$130.00

City tour Castillo San Felipe in Cartagena

City tour Castillo San Felipe in Cartagena

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Cartagena is the best way to see, hear and enjoy this wonderful city. The tour consists of a specialized tourism circuit with a variety of stops, where we show you the most important historical sites in the city, you can hop on and off as many times as you like and visit attractions, restaurants, shops and much more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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US$45.00

Cartagena City Tour

Cartagena City Tour

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We invite you to realize this entretenido tour en transporte privado. We realize a recurrence for the modern and touristic area of Bocagrande, Laguito and Castillo grande, the emblematic sites of the city as India Catalina, the Zapatos Viejos, the Bóvedas, the Torre del Reloj, the Castillo de San Felipe. El recorrido ends in the city of amurallada from whence you start the walk to the Centro Histórico acompañados del guía or you prefer the llevamos to the Hotel siempre y cuando este alojado in the area of Bocagrande, Laguito and Castillo grande.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.34
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US$41.34

Bike city tour Cartagena

Bike city tour Cartagena

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Our tour is complete to visit the city, it will help you understand the history in 2 hours, and you will get to know almost all the important places around the historic center.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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Half-Day City Tour of Cartagena

Half-Day City Tour of Cartagena

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Experience the highlights of Columbia’s seaside colonial destination on this half-day excursion. After a convenient hotel or cruise port pickup, visit sites like San Felipe de Barajas Castle, the Caribbean’s second largest fortress, and the UNESCO-designated Walled City of Old Cartagena. Learn about Cartagena from an informative local guide and enjoy complimentary food tastings and drinks.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$133.34
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US$133.34

The Rise of the Wall City. Cartagena Sensorial Audiowalk Part 1

The Rise of the Wall City. Cartagena Sensorial Audiowalk Part 1

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Walk the city walls of Cartagena with our special audio tour and commentary provided by the voice of Antonio Arévalo, one of its creators. You'll start at the bastion of San Pedro Martir and see the fortress of San Felipe from afar. Your narrator will explain the reasons why these great fortresses and the different elements of colonial military technology that made them the best defensive weapon against pirate attacks for centuries. You will pass by the old bullring of Serrezuela and the bastion of St. Lucas and St. Catalina. You'll hear about the colonial-era water reserves that were built inside the fortress. The tour ends with an entertaining quiz where you can test your newly acquired knowledge. And if you are lucky, you can visit the cistern with special 3D sound effects. This tour can be done independently of the Cartagena Fortress: The Rise of the Wall part II.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$10.00
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US$10.00

Private Cartagena city and street food tour.

Private Cartagena city and street food tour.

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Cartegena was the site of a decisive battle in the mid-1700’s, the outcome of which helped shape the region and the world for the next 200 years. Learn about that battle and much more during this half-day private tour of Colombia's most important colonial city. You'll also have a chance to discover the Caribbean region's pre-Columbian history by exploring artefacts of that era while visiting the Zenu Gold Museum.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.00
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US$110.00

Cartagena 4-hour Sightseeing Tour through the Old City starting at the port
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Cartagena 4-hour Sightseeing Tour through the Old City starting at the port

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When your cruise ship docks at the picturesque port of Cartagena, explore the Caribbean color and cultural flair of the Colombian city during a half-day sightseeing shore excursion. Our guide will be waiting for you at the parking of the port. Visit the historical and architectural highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site while delving deeper into the city’s history with a knowledgeable guide. Stroll around the ambient Plaza de la Aduana and discover the stolid structure of the Castillo San Felipe, the entrance fee to which is included in the tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$149.00
Price varies by group size
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US$149.00
Price varies by group size

Private City Tour CARTAGENA

Private City Tour CARTAGENA

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Panoramic tour of the city, in which you will know why Cartagena was the economic epicenter of the Spaniards in South America, which made it the target of pirates and privateers in the Caribbean that in turn caused the most heroic and fearsome Naval battles of the continent, and therefore this city was walled and fortified with the largest defense system in the Caribbean. You will visit the Convent of the stern founded and built from 1606-1611, which is located on a mountain at 140mts altitude and where the patron virgin of the city (Virgen de la Candelaria) is located, and then reach the largest fortification of the Caribbean The Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, which witnessed and executioner in the most epic naval battle of the Caribbean in 1741 against Admiral Vernon, and finally will make a journey of approximately two hours walking in the old city visiting its squares, churches and monuments being part of this magnificent city (Not for cruises).
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$160.00
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US$160.00

San Diego Neighborhood Tour: Legends, tradition and culture

San Diego Neighborhood Tour: Legends, tradition and culture

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The San Diego neighborhood is full of local legends and stories. On this special audio walk you will discover many of them, narrated by one of the most famous personalities who lived in this neighborhood during the colonial period, Miguel Quero. This audio walk starts in Calle San Pedro Martir and promises you a lot of gossip from the neighborhood. You will discover the different street names and learn why they were called that way. You'll also learn about the sad and famous story of the bullfighter El Pinturero, as the old bullring was located in this area. While admiring the balconies and colorful colonial houses, you will discover the unusual legend of "Calle Tumba Muertos". You will also pass by the house of the late writer Gabriel García Márquez, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature. At the end of your tour, you will learn about the romantic and tragic story of "Romeo and Juliet" from San Diego.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$10.00
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US$10.00

Pirate Tales Tour: To the conquest of the treasure of Cartagena

Pirate Tales Tour: To the conquest of the treasure of Cartagena

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Starting from the bastion of Santo Domingo, this soundwalk will take you on an adventure to learn about all the pirate tales that Cartagena has to offer. The narrator of this special audio walk with 3D sound effects is a pirate himself. As you follow Black Bart's stories, he will tell you about his own adventures and the legends and heroes he knows. You will learn how piracy began in the Caribbean, starting from the controversies in Europe related to the Mare Clausum. As you explore the city, your guide will show you the different places where the raids took place. Be prepared to laugh and enjoy your walk as your narrator tells you the stories of Drake, Vernon, Hawkins, Robert Baal, Martin Cote and the crazy adventures of Baron de Pointis. You'll also learn about the pirate code and the reasons why Cartagena was such a coveted city for raids during the golden years of piracy.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$10.00
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US$10.00

Share Cartagena City Tour in A/C vehicle in English/Spanish

Share Cartagena City Tour in A/C vehicle in English/Spanish

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Cartagena was declared world heritage site Unesco in 1984 There is not a better way to enjoy the history and culture of a city Than accompanied by a professional and funny bilingual tour guide available to provide you with a complete information of the city and with the capacity of responding the questions you have while doing the tour . We will speak not only about the history of Cartagena but also about our customs including music, gastronomy, sports, politic, Economy, etc. This experience included a guided visit to: San Felipe Fort and Saint Pedro Claver Church
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.00
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US$30.00

Walking Tour in the City of Columbia

Walking Tour in the City of Columbia

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Visit the historic center of Cartagena and understand the fascinating history of the city with a private tour of the city designed for tourists who want to see as much of the city as possible.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.94
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US$46.94

Private Cartagena City Tour

Private Cartagena City Tour

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The city tour is perfect for visitors who don't have much time in Cartagena but want to see as much of the city as possible. Escape the heat into an air-conditioned car, with a bilingual certified guide to take you to the city's most beautiful and extraordinary sites. *Minimum two people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
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