Cartagena City Sightseeing and Walking Tour
  • Cartagena City Sightseeing and Walking Tour

    Embark on a sightseeing tour of Cartagena and experience the magnificence of its colonial architecture. Your guide will take you by minivan to this coastal enclave’s most important landmarks, including an exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled Old Town on foot. Visit cathedrals and plazas, ending your half-day tour at Las Bóvedas crafts market.

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, Carrera 17, Cartagena 130002 Colombia

    The greatest fortress ever built by the Spaniards, the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas still dominates an entire section of Cartagena's cityscape. It should definitely be the first fortress you visit. The original edifice was quite small. It was commissioned in 1630, the construction began in 1657 on top of the 40m-high San Lázaro hill. In 1762 an extensive enlargement was undertaken, which resulted in the entire hill being covered with this powerful bastion.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Walled City of Cartagena, Calle 41, Cartagena 130002 Colombia

    Cartagena’s Walled City—witnessing almost 500 years of piracy, wars and slavery—is steeped in history. Every house and street here, right down to the intricate door handles used to signal your hierarchy in society, has a story.
    Offering old-world luxury, exquisite fine-dining options and a hip nightlife

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, Carrera 4 No. 31-00 Centro Histórico. Plaza de San Pedro Claver., Cartagena 130002 Colombia

    Located near the western edge of Cartagena in the old city, the Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver sits within the city's historic walls.
    Saint Peter Claver is remembered for baptizing more than 300,000 people, many of them slaves. As an ordained priest, Peter Claver primarily provided spiritual guidance to the numerous slaves who were moved through Cartagena.
    The church also houses a small museum, where travelers can learn more about Saint Peter Claver.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Las Bovedas, Between the Santa Catalina bastion and the former Santa Clara convent, Cartagena Colombia

    This architectural piece was built for military purposes, it also served as a weapons depot, prison and barracks for the Spanish military. After taking a history of combat and suffering this place now brings happiness to those who visit it, and as explosions of weapons is today the colorful Las Bóvedas.
    It has 23 vaults and 47 arches and each of them highlights the crafts and antiques that conglomerate hundreds of tourists, there are also bars and galleries that make this space a must-see.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Monumento a Los Zapatos Viejos, Carrera 18 - Carrera 18A - Costado Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, Cartagena Colombia

    The Monument to the Old Shoes, also known as "The Old Boots" is a realistic sculpture representing a pair of large used boots. This sculpture is located behind San Felipe de Barajas Castle. This Monument is a tribute to Luis Carlos López, one of the greatest poets of Cartagena de Indias

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Monumento India Catalina, Av. Pedro de Heredia y Venezuela, Cartagena Colombia

    A tribute to the American heritage can be admired in the monument to La india Catalina, a work by sculptor Eladio Gil. According to legend, Catalina, a female warrior who was born in Galerazamba, was captured by Alonso de Ojeda after the revolt in which Juan de la Cosa died in 1509. She was later sold as a slave in Santo Domingo, but Pedro de Heredia brought her to Cartagena as an interpreter in 1533.


    Stop At: Plaza de la Aduana, Cartagena Colombia

    The first name given to this Plaza, Antigua Real Contaduría, was because the offices of the Royal Officers remained there. It is located in the historical center, inside the city wall. It is the largest plaza in the city where the Aduana building is located. The buildings of the sides are colonial houses with balconies and full of color.

    Duration: 15 minutes



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Please note: This tour is not available to cruise ship passengers"
    "May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
    "Since this is a shared tour, the pick up time may be from 14:00 to 14:30"
    "This is not a small group tour"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Near public transportation"
    "Infants must sit on laps"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers"



    • Hora de Inicio2:00 PM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick you up at the Lobby of Hotel listed in the radius area at 14:00hrs (pick-up times may vary depending on the hotel where you are staying)


    • Duración: 4 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • English and Spanish speaking guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels in Bocagrande, Historical Centre and Getsemaní
    • Shared Tour

    No Incluye

    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • 7/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 70%
    Rating basado en 15 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • LindaGrana
      Publicado el Martes, 12 de diciembre del 2017
      The Cartagena City Sightseeing and Walking Tour was the best tour I could ever take in this beautiful city, a perfect combo between history and sightseeing. My guide, Julito, was not only very knowledgeable but also passionate, funny and so willing to teach me whatever he could about his city and the Colombian history. All sights and monuments of Cartagena are covered in this walking tour and the loveliness and the welcoming people just made it magical. Thank you Julito.
        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Brian K
      Publicado el Miércoles, 16 de agosto del 2017

      Great tour! Super combination of sightseeing and history.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • mark h
      Publicado el Martes, 28 de febrero del 2017

      Raphael was exceptional!!! We had a awesome time! A must! Very informative and fun!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Karl S.
      Publicado el Lunes, 08 de febrero del 2016

      This is a very nice tour for those who are interested in History as well as Architecture. You get to see and visit many spots unknown to the Visitor and also The Museum of the Inquisition.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Katherine S
      Publicado el Lunes, 18 de mayo del 2015

      I was alone on this tour made for undivided attention and on my pace. The tour guide was very well versed in all things cartagena, English was good and very friendly. I saw more then expected and just fell in love with this city! I felt very safe.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Tanisha F
      Publicado el Lunes, 14 de julio del 2014

      The tour was amazing! Our guide spoke English and Spanish. He was very knowledgable and kind. If you are considering this tour, please don't hesitate to book it! Great price for a great tour!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Joon S
      Publicado el Martes, 05 de julio del 2016

      A convenient way to explore San Felipe Fortress and Popa Convent.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Armando M Y
      Publicado el Lunes, 27 de junio del 2016

      This tour was amazing!

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • FERNANDA MARIN P
      Publicado el Lunes, 24 de noviembre del 2014

      I enjoyed this tour, there where just 5 women, but the walked very best.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • William S
      Publicado el Lunes, 12 de marzo del 2018

      A bit disappointing. Although we requested an English speaking tour, there were 4 English speakers and the rest were Spanish speakers. The tour guide tried to do both, but the English portions were much more abridged. There wasn't much walking, just touring the city in a mini-bus.

        Calificación General: 4/10
    • Sandy N
      Publicado el Miércoles, 04 de enero del 2017

      The tour guide never showed up so we did not get our tour. We called many times, and the only offer was to join a large group tour. While we were very disappointed that we did not get our tour, we found another company that gave us a great food walking tour of Cartagena. We had two bad experiences with Viator in Cartagena -- both time, they never showed up and never called!!!!

        Calificación General: 2/10
    • Walter W
      Publicado el Miércoles, 18 de febrero del 2015

      The telephone number provided for the local contact was a non-working number. Therefore, I was unable to reach anyone to meet up for the tour.

        Calificación General: 2/10
    • Solangie F
      Publicado el Sábado, 23 de agosto del 2014

      Never got picked up! I thought the tour was a scam!!! Im very disappointed and will never book again

        Calificación General: 2/10
    • Zee
      Publicado el Martes, 12 de agosto del 2014

      We were told to go to a local hotel and we would be picked up from there. When we arrived the hotel had no knowledge of the tour. We were finally gathered 30 minutes late to be transferred from one bus to another around the corner. When asked why we were told that our guide did not speak English so we will be transferred to an English speaking tour on another bus. Weird but okay. This guide was very sweet and tried his best to speak English but we were the only two English speakers so he said everything in both languages which was very uncomfortable and hard to keep up. This new tour now took us on different destinations than were offered wasting our tinme and money

        Calificación General: 2/10
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