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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 Activities

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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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Cartagena Instagrammable History

Cartagena Instagrammable History

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Immerse yourself in the captivating history and Caribbean flair of Cartagena on a 3-hour historical tour of the city. Visit all of Cartagena’s significant sites and UNESCO World Heritage-listed structures accompanied by a knowledgeable guide; absorb the sacred ambiance of San Pedro Claver Church; and gain insight in to the colorful culture of the Colombian area.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.00
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US$40.00
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Cartagena de Indias photo tour

Cartagena de Indias photo tour

A walking tour of Cartagena de Indias with a professional photographer, while knowing the city, we are capturing the most beautiful corners and streets.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$426.67
per group
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US$426.67
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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$30.00
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US$30.00

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85.00
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US$85.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$133.34
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US$133.34
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Photography Tour in Cartagena

Photography Tour in Cartagena

Through this experience you will enjoy 4 hours knowing the most beautiful corners of the Corralito de Piedras. You will make your trip to Cartagena an unforgettable experience, keeping alive the memory in photographs of colonial houses, churches, dusk, parks and all the corners that only a place can help you photograph.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.80
Price varies by group size
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US$71.80
Price varies by group size

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109.00
Price varies by group size
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US$109.00
Price varies by group size
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.00
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US$40.00
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Colombia 10 nights 11 days: Cartagena, Medellin and Bogota

Colombia 10 nights 11 days: Cartagena, Medellin and Bogota

This phenomenal package brings the best of Colombia so you can admire in a bit over a week, with all accommodation included as well as day tours in every city. From arrival to departure, enjoy the best sceneries Colombia has to offer and interact with locals from every region: Breakfast x 11 Lunch x 1  2 nights accommodation with breakfast (double bed, mini bar, AC) Hotel...  Full day Cartagena City Tour  Full day Rosario Islands and Baru Tour  4 nights accommodation (double king size bed, mini bar, AC) Hotel Dorado...  Full day Medellin City Tour  Full day Guatape tour (entrance to Peñol rock included)  Full day coffee tour (lunch included)  2 nights accommodation with breakfast (double twin bed, mini bar) Hotel...  Full day Bogota City Tour  Full day Zipaquira salt cathedral and Villa de Leyva  Round private airport transportation in every city
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  • 11 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$2,399.00
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US$2,399.00
Price varies by group size
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Excursion Discovering Cartagena

Excursion Discovering Cartagena

Follow your guide to Cartagena’s must-see sights and distinct enclaves on this Cartagena sightseeing tour. From the trendy neighborhood of Manga to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, this tour introduces you to the Cartagena’s charms. As you walk, your guide fills you in on local history, culture, and lore, making this tour a holistic overview of the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$73.00
Price varies by group size
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US$73.00
Price varies by group size
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City tour for Hotel Guests

City tour for Hotel Guests

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.00
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US$60.00
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Cartagena City Trolley Tour

Cartagena City Trolley Tour

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Only a trolley tour lets you explore the city of Cartagena's major attractions in open-air historical style. Ride through the city's historical core and around the bay, stopping to visit museums, plazas, and more on your own schedule. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people per booking and includes live onboard commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.50
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US$25.50

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$130.00
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US$130.00
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GOD 4- COLONIAL PHOTO STOP IN CARTAGENA Shore excursion

GOD 4- COLONIAL PHOTO STOP IN CARTAGENA Shore excursion

Small group tours This tour of the magical Old City allows you to hear the incredible stories narrated by an expert guide who details all about our ancestors’ living days and the secret stories around the beautiful streets and balconies of the Old City. It is your choice to snap gorgeous postcard like pictures of every attraction (site) visited noting the great landscapes and settings. Every corner is framed in a portrait of memories, thus the guide will recommend the loveliest spots to take the pictures that will always bring wonderful memories of your visit to this Caribbean port city
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.34
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US$53.34

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

Music and folklore.

Music and folklore.

Our activity is interesting because it is the diversity and richness of Caribbean music and folklore, with all the color of its costumes and implements that are part of the tradition and customs of the Colombian north coast.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,025.65
per group
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US$1,025.65
per group

Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena

Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena

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See Cartagena light up at night from the deck of a trolley on this evening tour of the city. Join a group of 20 people or fewer to visit the city's must-see sites, including the Clock Tower and the home of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This tour also includes live commentary from a professional guide and non-alcoholic drinks for a relaxing and informative experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$18.00
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US$18.00

Emerald Tour in Cartagena de Indias

Emerald Tour in Cartagena de Indias

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Make sure your shore excursion in Cartagena truly shines during this 3-hour trip combining a visit to the city’s Emerald Museum and sightseeing tour. Cruise passengers are sure to enjoy this exploration of top Cartagena attractions including a look at the architecture of Manga Island, a photo stop at San Felipe Fortress and a walking tour of the old city. You’ll also spend time at the Emerald Museum, learning how to properly identify and purchase one of Colombia’s famed gemstones. Your excursion also includes a professional guide, entrance fees, bottled water and round-trip port transport.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.00
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US$75.00
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Cartagena 3 hr Bicycle Tour

Cartagena 3 hr Bicycle Tour

Take a private 3 hour guided bike tour to check out this beautiful walled city, stone streets, famous monuments, ancient churches, grand hotels, and meet some of the warm and friendly people of this remarkable Caribbean port. Cartagena has impressive architecture that you simply must see! Wonderful structures with immense historical value such as El Castillo de San Felipe and the Fuerte de San Sebastian del Pastelillo. You’ll be stopping at the historical monument of La India Catalina, and traveling through the charming colonial streets, taking in all of the main landmarks of Cartagena's famous walled city, learning all the history, plus riding your bicycle on top of the wall itself. This is not only a fun way to get to know your way around the Jewel of Colombia, but also a great way to learn the true history of this magical Caribbean city!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$71.00
Price varies by group size

Cartagena City Shared Tour

Cartagena City Shared Tour

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35.00
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US$35.00
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city tours in Cartagena

city tours in Cartagena

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vehicle availability qualified personnel personalized attention special schedules for groups bilingual guides
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$18.47
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US$18.47

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

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$149.00
Price varies by group size
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US$149.00
Price varies by group size
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$100.00
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US$100.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) costs USD 6.99. Guided San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) tours start around USD 6.99 per person. See all 50 San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) tickets and tours on Viator.
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