Private City Tour of Cartagena

Cartagena, Colombia

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4 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 5 more


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.
  • Enjoy a private city tour of Cartagena's most important monuments
  • Admire the early 20th-century mansions of Cartagena's Manga area
  • Visit iconic city monuments including San Felipe Castle and the Monastery of La Popa
  • Explore the public squares of Cartagena's UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled city
  • See the more modern side of town in areas like Bocagrande
  • Private guide ensures more personalized experience

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
  • Entry/Admission - La Popa Monastery


  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: Name Travellers, ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • the attraction named "La Popa" is Subject to availability can be remplaced for the visit to museums or churches
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Peggy V
, Jan 2019

Cartagena was a city full of rich history., breathtaking views and a beautiful coastline. The 6 of us took a private tour with Nicomedes of Sion Tours through Viator. He was extremely kind, considerate and fun. He lives in the area and is very knowledgeable. He knew where the tourist congestion was and navigated it beautifully. We truly saw almost all of the sights the cruise ship recommended. This tour with Nico covered the sights it would have taken us at least 4 tours to see. This was our fist experience with Viator and Sion Tours. It was seamless. Great tour would recommend

Jim G
, Apr 2018

Great tour experience. We were met at the cruise port terminal with a sign displaying our names - easy to find. It was nice to avoid the large group travel experience with this private tour. The tour was just the right amount of information and walking. Enjoyed the opportunity to eat street food and try the local cuisine.

Rex I
, Feb 2018

We had a wonderful time on our Private City Tour of Cartagena. We were met at the cruise terminal with a young man holding a clearly printed sign with our name on it. He took us to our tour guide and driver. Our car was air conditioned and comfortable. We were able to maximize every minute of our time in Cartagena because of our guide. The highlights of this city were spectacular and our guide provided a wonderful history that we really appreciated. I highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Cartagena. It is without a doubt, the best way to see the city.

Amalia P
, Feb 2018

Our tour guide was great, knowledgeable with good English skills and arrived at our hotel on time. San Felipe was fascinating but there is a significant climb up and it was hot so wear good shoes and a hat. I have knee and back problems so it was slow going.We saw women climbing up in heels.!La popa was beautiful. In the city, we were taken to a museum that focused on emeralds but then transitioned to an emerald store. It was a soft sell, but I was not interested in buying very expensive emeralds. The museum was interesting and informative. We asked our tour guide for a restaurant recommendation and he dropped us off at a restaurant that sold us one of the best meals we had in Cartagena. We tipped in dollars as I ran out of local money but I think the guides prefer local money because of the fluctuations in the American dollar.

Bernie K
, Jan 2018

Our tour guide, Bert, is a force of nature. 81 years old and can outwalk almost anymore. He is very proud of the city where he was raised. He’s a joy. Still, we were forced into a lengthy wait in the midday sun when the operator failed to secure fort passes in advance as promised. Pretty basic.

, Dec 2017

Our guide/driver, Nico, was excellent. We told him what we wanted to see and he added a few suggestions. His knowledge of Cartagena, past and present, was vast. We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed our tour.

gary J
, Apr 2017

Extremely disappointed. Tour not as described. Taken to Emerald museum, actually high pressure sales with apparent kick-back to driver. Unprofessional. Viator unresponsive. Do NOT schedule with this tour company.

Elaine H
, Mar 2017

Our tour guide Jhone (hope I spelled that right) was amazing. He was so smart and so fun. His knowledge was enclyopedic of Cartagena. We learned so much! We went to the best places to avoid the crowds and take great photos! He even took us to buy coffee for my dad. We could have stayed longer!

Mindy C
, Feb 2017

This tour was amazing! Super friendly, on time, extremely knowledgeable, fantastic English speaking skills

, Feb 2017

Unfortunately our tour was cut somewhat short so we arrived back at our ship 1 hr. before scheduled time to be on board. I would like to have shopped a little - as guide suggested we could. He was very informative, even more than was necessary - knowing I wanted to see the main plaza, perhaps get a pastry or drink. When I asked about a bake shop, he took me to a supermarket! I could have gotten Entenmans cake back home. When we went to Las Bovedas he suggested 2 stalls instead of giving me time to choose my own to shop. Because we chose to eliminate walking, we did not go to the Fortress so we forfeited our tickets.


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