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Immerse yourself in the captivating history and Caribbean flair of Cartagena on a 4-hour historical tour of the city. Visit all of Cartagena’s significant sites and UNESCO World Heritage-listed structures accompanied by a knowledgeable guide; admire the stolid stature of the Castle of San Felipe; absorb the sacred ambience of San Pedro Claver Church; and gain insight in to the colorful culture of the Colombian area.


  • Cartagena historical tour with an expert local guide
  • Visit the Castle of San Felipe, one of Cartagena's many UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Stop at the Inquisition Museum for a look into 17th-century Cartagena (time permitting)
  • Learn about Colombia's African-American past at the San Pedro Claver Church
  • All entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation included

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What You Can Expect

Cartagena City Tour: History, Culture and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Historical Tour of Cartagena

After hotel pickup, venture to the first cultural highlight in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan. Absorb the coastal splendor of the city as you travel to the Castle of San Felipe, an iconic fortress hailed as one of Cartagena’s most legendary landmarks. Steeped in history and colonial intrigue, the structure acquired UNESCO World Heritage site status due to its architectural prowess. 

Continue on to the san Pedro Claver Chruch, a magnificent monastery that was the former home to a philanthropic monk; learn about how the monk aided over 300,000 sick slaves arriving into the port, gaining insight into the sentimental value of the structure. 

Conclude your tour with a visit to the Inquisition Museum to gain insight into the gruesome history of Cartagena; learn about the violent inquisition that occurred in the 17th century, witnessing the weapons and armory that induced it. See, too, the glittering gold within the Museum d’Oro (The Museum of Gold) in which countless precious artifacts speak eloquently of the city’s prosperous trade.

Customer Reviews

Harvie Hopkins United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

William was an awesome tour guide, with an impressive knowledge of the city's 500 years of history. He started the tour with an excellent and succinct overview of how our day would progress, and then proceeded to guide me through every sector of the city. Don't let his age fool you, he's full of energy and has the stamina to persevere through 4 hours of nonstop walking, climbing, and talking.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was amazing!

Dave N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was the best day of our vacation. This private tour included an old man who had a great knowledge of Cartagena. We spend around 6 hours walking and talking at all the different historical sites in town.
We enjoy the one on one conversations with him we had. In a large group tour, you do not get this type of interaction. I would highly recommend this tour.

Daniel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Billy was an amazing tour guide. My wife and I were on our honeymoon to Cartagena. We were kept entertained the whole time and got to see everything from international sites to local neighborhood art. We could tell how much pride Billy had in his city. Would highly recommend!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour. Highly recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Absolutely amazing! We had the best tour guide ever. Bert was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant, courteous and funny. We started by going to the fort, bright and early is the best time. We learned a lot about the history of Cartagena. It was the highlight of our trip.

Karl S. Venezuela

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

My personal experience with Mr. Garcia was Second-to-None. This gentleman truly defines the meaning of Quality and Service. He knows how to show a Great Time to visitors in Cartagena, and how to cater for his customers. If necessary, he would go out of his way to make any one person feel his/her absolute best while visiting the city. My wife and I booked a few tours with his company: Playa Blanca, Cartagena City Tour, and the Emerald Tour. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Guianza Express to any one person wanting to visit Cartagena.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good and confortable. Excellent guide Mr. Martim


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Pretty nice tour covering all the main points that I wanted to see. Kinda was shortened to about 4.5 hours from 6, but it was fine with us


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Marvelous city!

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