Cartagena Instagrammable History

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From USD 60.00

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


Immerse yourself in the captivating history and Caribbean flair of Cartagena on a 3-hour historical tour of the city. Visit all of Cartagena’s significant sites and UNESCO World Heritage-listed structures accompanied by a knowledgeable guide; absorb the sacred ambiance of San Pedro Claver Church; and gain insight in to the colorful culture of the Colombian area.
  • Cartagena historical photography tour with an expert local guide
  • Learn about Colombia's African-American past at the San Pedro Claver Church
  • Discover secret places in Cartagena de Indias
  • A refreshing drink is included during the tour

What's Included

  • Expert guide in the language of your preference
  • Gratuities
  • Unspecified food or beverage
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena
    Calle Del Torno 39-29, Cra. 8 #39-36, San Diego, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

    Infront of the entrance of the Santa Clara Hotel. This is also a corner of the Plaza San Diego

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

  • Getsemani
    Getsemani, Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia

    In the main square of Getsemani you can stay enjoying the local scene

Pickup details

Pick up available only for Hotels/Accomodations located in Centro and Getsemani.

What To Expect

Parque De San Diego

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Hotel Movich Cartagena De Indias

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Parque del Centenario

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour includes an insurance. Please send Passport number by the time of booking to make the insurance effective
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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29 reviews
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Personalized and friendly tour tailored to your interests!
Florence_L, Apr 2023
Carlos was an amazing tour guide who took me to a lot of spots to take some great pictures. He also explained the history and background of the sites and the art as we passed by. He also pointed out specialty stores like coffee boutiques with special coffee from the region. We even saw sloths and tiny monkeys in the Parque Centenario! Carlos, thanks for all the pictures! I'm glad I'm able to show my family how much I love this place.
Amazing walking tour
Jessica_S, July 2022
Our tour guide was a nice young lady. The amount of history you learn was awesome. Make sure you have your walking shoes on it is by far the most walking we have done since we arrived in Cartagena.
Old city walk
Michele, May 2022
We had a lovely time with a guide that found shade on a blistering hot day. The architecture was amazing. She was knowledgeable and helped us navigate the mazes of street vendors, often negotiating for better prices when we did want to purchase something. We wanted to see churches and we got into several. Thank you for a wonderful morning in Cartagena.
Great tour
Whyska_N, May 2021
Sam was awesome. Definitely would recommend this tour ! We saw great parts of the old town . My siblings enjoyed it as well
Great tour! Highly recommend!
Caroline_G, May 2021
This was a great tour and Sam was an amazing tour guide. He was full of interesting information, his English was perfect, and he was funny. I was traveling with 4 young adults (ages 20-22) and they were highly engaged the entire time. We saw so many beautiful parts of the old walled city. I highly recommend this tour!
A worthwhile learning experience
george_buckner, Mar 2019
My guide Carlos (Charles) was friendly, knowledgeable, and considerate. As we rode between sites he told about events that occurred along the route, and Milna (?) would slow down or stop as was appropriate, they worked together very well. At the sites where we stopped he was never hurried, Vern informed, and always answered any questions. Even though this was not my first visit to Cartagena, he pointed out countless things I had not noticed before. A very relaxed tour. He even offered to help me plan another excursion!
Very educational tour. This was a...
Timothy B, July 2018
Very educational tour. This was a private tour and we learned a great deal about Cartagena's history
Billy was extremely friendly...
Roger D, Feb 2018
Billy was extremely friendly, informative, and knowledgeable. Most importantly, even though I'm sure he's given this tour many times, he made my wife and I feel special. I felt like I was touring Cartagena with a friend. Fantastic experience.
Cartagena is amazing...
Ajzenberg, Jan 2018
Cartagena is amazing, beautiful! The castle of San Felipe is huge, imposing. The walled city is breathtaking and delightful, full of history. The tour, however, did not occur as advertised: after passing through the hotel district of Bocagrande, we went to the Santa Cruz de la Popa Convent. From there, we continue to San Filipe Castle, where we stayed for 1 hour. After this time, around 12:00 am, the guide told us that the tour would end there and that they would drop us off at the hotel. I argued that the purchased package also included a tour of the walled city, with passage through the Church of San Pedro Claver and the museums of the Inquisition and Gold. So she called her boss and told us that this tour of the walled city would only be panoramic which lasted about 20 minutes, but if we were to do a more detailed tour she would charge us only plus usd 50.00.
This was a great tour, our tour...
Linet M, June 2017
This was a great tour, our tour guide Martin was very knowledgeable and gave us a fascinating history of the city. Only recommendation would be to possibly go to the fortress later on in the afternoon when it gets cooler. Otherwise it was a fantastic tomorrow with lots of different activities and stops. Highly recommend it specially at beginning of your trip
Our guide was William, an 83-year...
Jaime D, Oct 2016
Our guide was William, an 83-year old veteran of the Cartagen touring scene. We boarded the tour agency car with Simon, the driver and travelled to San Felipe de Barajas Fortress. William showed us the tunnels built under the fortress to confound invaders just in case they overpowered the fortress. He also impressed on us the genius of the fortress design. Then we drove to the highest point in the city, Candelaria Convent at La Popa hill. We did the peninsula and the Bocagrande beach with the high-rise hotels and condos. Then to the walled city for the Santo Domingo square with the church and the Botero and the Simon Bolivar square with the Inquisition building and museum of gold. The only thing in the itinerary we missed was the Claver Church but William did go into an explanation of Claver so that was sufficient. There were a number of things William wanted to show us that werent really in the published itinerary, like the UNESCO heritage-tagged private homeson Manga island. the street art inside the walled city, the inside of the Heredia Theater, and the Claustro dela Merced where Gabriel Garcia Marquez ashes are buried. William was very quick to volunteer taking our pictures. Not only that, he knew what angles were best and would often do three to four shots of us at different angles at the same site. But his hands were a bit shaky after all, he was already 83. He seemed to know everyone in the city. For example, the theater was officially closed but he talked to the guard, slipped him a small note, and we were allowed in. Not only that but the guard even put up the lights inside the theater so we could enjoy its magnificence. He was quick to help us in negotiating for a good price whether it was t-shirts, local art-handicraft, fruits. I mentioned to William that my wife wanted to check out emeralds and William promptly had the driver bring us to the Joyeria Caribe emerald museum. It was an interesting place with arguably the widest selection of emeralds. It took an hour before she could buy her earrings and William patiently waited for us which meant adding another hour to the total tour time. But William didnt mind. We loved William and his grandfatherly style. But he could climb up and down and walk with the best of them. His English was occasionally hard to understand but it didnt detract from our positive experience with him. Hats off!
William was an awesome tour guide...
Harvie Hopkins, Sept 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.
This was the best day of our...
Dave N, 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.
Billy was an amazing tour guide. My...
Daniel W, 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!
Absolutely amazing! We had the best...
nela, Feb 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.
My personal experience with Mr...
Karl S., Feb 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.
Very good and confortable. Excellent...
adislenalima, June 2015
Very good and confortable. Excellent guide Mr. Martim
Pretty nice tour covering all the...
alexwolf9, 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
ggood tour, good tourguide, but he...
Jacoba L, Nov 2013
ggood tour, good tourguide, but he deserved a bigger audience!
Graciela N, July 2018
La visita guiada por Julio Cesar fue muy interesante, conocimos cada detalle de Cartagena de Indias. El Chofer Humberto muy profesional. La recomiendo por puntualidad, responsabilidad y amiguismo.

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