Cartagena City Shore Excursion

Cartagena, Colombia

From USD 100.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


When your cruise ships drops anchor in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Cartagena, don’t waste a minute of sightseeing time on a shore excursion that’s ideal for visitors with limited time. Convenient port pickup and drop-off are included, and you’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort between top Cartagena attractions in Old Town Cartagena, without getting lost or having to navigate unfamiliar public transport systems.
  • Stress-free shore excursion in Cartagena
  • Maximize your time with include port pickup and drop-off
  • Travel between top Cartagena attractions with ease
  • Tour provides a comprehensive overview for first-time visitors

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Local professional tour guide
  • private car with air conditioner
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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What To Expect

Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Las Bovedas

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • wear comfortable sports clothes (optional)
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by cartagena caribbean tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Traveller Tips

Private tour is the way to go due to ability to see more and jump in and out of car to take pictures instead of being on a bus.
Much better alternative to the Cruise line sponsored tours, which follow a "herd mentality" and emphasize shopping rather than an informative, scenic tour.


9 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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A great day in Cartagena
Lindy_B, Nov 2022
Big Al was great! He was professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. Al showed us the culture of Cartagena. He was proud of his city and his pride made him a great tour host. I have mobility issues and use a cane. Al was very helpful and assisted me on walkways and stairs that were uneven or challenging. Our first stop was the convent Santa Cruz de la Popa on the top of the hill of Cartagena. The church and convent grounds are beautiful. Al explained the history of the convent and the steps taken to bring it back to its beauty. The courtyard, chapels, and other areas were interesting and awe inspiring. Standing on top of the hill you can see a magnificent view of the city of Cartagena. Well worth the drive to the top of the hill. Al walked us through the wall city, explaining the history and architecture of the area. Meeting us with the Viator excursion reps were easy. Al met us near the boat as scheduled. Using viator gave us a personal guided tour of Cartagena.
Great driver - tour design could be better
Bruce_D, Oct 2022
Loved the church portion. Disappointed in the Fort portion. Need to rework as a direct entry bypassing vendors and allowing time to explore. Old town was interesting. Some time here better allocated to Fort stop. Guide very knowledgeable and helpful. Vendors way too aggressive detracting from experience.
Tour guide extrordinare
Stanley_B, Feb 2020
Our driver/tour guide met us at the exit from the pier. From the first Manuel was a professional. We enjoyed the monastery, Could have skipped the fort. And we delighted in walking Old Town. Manuel's knowledge of Columbian history is outstanding. After the official part of the tour was over we asked Manuel to take us to a local restaurant. He nailed it. Delicious ceviche and cold beer. We would do another tour a long as Manuel was the guide.
Private car tour of Cartagena
john_l, Feb 2020
Found the rep for the tour easy after exiting the cruise ship. Manuel our driver was very informed and gave us excellent facts about the history of the city. Good air conditioned car was used which was very important because it was hot. Private tour is the way to go due to ability to see more and jump in and out of car to take pictures instead of being on a bus.
Great Mini Tour of Cartagena's Major Attractions
liam4987, Nov 2019
Our driver and guide provided timely pick up near the Cruise dock and used a very efficient route, despite heavy traffic, to visit La Popa Monastery with 360 degree of the City, then to San Felipe Fort & Castle, the old walled City with a short shopping visit to the Armory and a 45 minute walking tour and a drive through the modern Bocagrande area. This was all accomplished within 3.5 hours, which fit the limited time of our Cruise line. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the City and provided an informative commentary as we drove and visited the various sites. Much better alternative to the Cruise line sponsored tours, which follow a "herd mentality" and emphasize shopping rather than an informative, scenic tour.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
thank you so much for your comment
Excellent Overview of Cartagena
Roger_K, Oct 2019
Manual our guide was excellent. Took us to various sights of Cartagena. He knew all the short cuts and ways through the crowded streets of “old town”. Showed us new town the fort the monastery shops and versions restaurants. A great tour. Thank you Manuel & Viator
This tour was designed for travelers...
john b, Mar 2018
This tour was designed for travelers wanting a private tour. We planned out the sights we wanted to visit in a specified time frame. We were very pleased with the outcome. A guide greeted us at the dock and walked us to the waiting car and introduced us to our driver and guide. The itinerary was carried out just as we planned. We enjoyed major sights, walking in the city and shopping in the tourist area. The private guide was from the city and entertained us with information and stories. We were safely returned to our ship and recommend the tour to others.
El máximo!
Samuel_P, July 2019
Para las horas disponibles visitamos muchos lugares, el guía Manuel es excelente, muy recomendado. 👌

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