Great tour and guide
Excursión por la costa de Cartagena: excursión privada por la ciudad | 2 2020
The tour was great. Nico seemed to know everyone, was very informative and spoke English well making it easy for us to communicate.
We didn't get as much time to plan the day out as we had to change the date within the week as our cruise itinerary changed, but the driver (and wow, did he do a good job, driving in Cartagena is not something to try on your own if you are used to actual lines on roads that mean something - the taxi driver that passed us on the right sidewalk will always be part of my trip memory) was able to do a special request stop which then worked well to continue the walking tour of the old walled city and get picked up on the other side. The basic tour hits the highlights, so there wouldn't have been much of a change anyhow.
The walled city has a lot of churches and was great history (again, Nico was very informative). They are proud of their emeralds so there are a number of shops for this. The fortress was worth seeing as was La Popa Monestary.
There are a lot of people trying to sell you things no matter where you are, so be prepared to deal with that.
The pickup process was a bit confused. We were placed with a number of other groups (some private, some small group) and the "leaders" would call one group and they would start to leave only to realize they needed to call another group as well, so they had to come back for that group, so a few back and forths. People started following others without realizing they were in different groups. That process could have been smoother, however, our port date had changed only a week prior, so maybe they had less time to prepare.…さらに表示