This small-group exploration of Bogotá offers participants an overview of the Colombian capital’s one-of-a-kind architecture, culture and history. Experience Bogotá’s top urban highlights as you sample its many museums and distinctive colonial neighborhoods on this intimate city tour.
Start with pickup from your Bogotá hotel at 9am, continuing on to La Plazoleta del Chorro de Quevedo, site of the city’s founding. Soak up the charming sights of this public square, flanked by colonial facades that contain a variety of shops and cafes.
Head next to the beautiful La Candelaria neighborhood, site of the Museo Casa de Moneda (Mint Museum), where you’ll take some time to visit its fascinating exhibits dedicated to the history of money and collections of antique coins (closed on Tuesdays). From there, head to the Botero Museum, which houses the works of renowned Colombian sculptor and painter Francisco Botero (also closed Tuesdays).
Continue on to the spacious Plaza de Bolívar, a massive square at the heart of Bogotá surrounded by the city’s key political and religious structures. Feel free to grab a snack at your own expense before checking out such notable buildings as the Palace of Justice, home of Colombia’s Supreme Court, and the National Capitol, which houses the country’s main legislative body. Follow your guide to the Primary Cathedral of Bogotá, constructed in the 19th century and then on to the Nariño Palace, residency for the president.
Finish the tour by climbing aboard your vehicle and heading to Bogotá’s north side, home to its more modern sections like Zona Rosa. Take some time to finish your trip by browsing the area’s many restaurants and shops before receiving a drop-off back at your Bogotá hotel.