Private Cartagena City Tour, San Felipe Castle, Popa, Coffee stop

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

From USD 99.00

Price varies by group size

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


Experience all of Cartagena’s historical highlights on a comprehensive tour of one of Colombia’s most vibrant cities. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean color and cultural flair of the city as you visit iconic fortresses, and impressive monuments. Admire the astonishing colonial architecture of the area.
  • Cartagena city sightseeing tour
  • Visit the Cerro de la Popa
  • All entrance fees and hotel pick-up transportation included
  • Enjoy a delicious Colombian coffee tasting

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup in Historic Centre and Bocagrande area of Cartagena
  • Guide in the language of your preference (Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German)
  • Entrance fee to Cerro de la Popa
  • Entrance fee to San Felipe
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Optional tips and gratuities.
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel Drop off

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Clock Tower
    Boca del Puente, Centro, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

    Inside the middle door of the Clock Tower

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

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

    If at the end you want to go back to your hotel and this one is located in the old city please let the guide know and she will walk you there, if it is not she will help you arrange a taxi.

Pickup details

Pick up service from Cartagena hotels or accommodations. Please enter your pick up details. *Note: Hotels in Manzanillo area have an additional cost. Please contact us to arrange it.

What To Expect

After hotel pickup, set off on your enriching exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed city in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Begin your tour of the historically significant city in El Cerro de la Popa and its antique monastery near by. See the architecture of the Republican houses and Cartagena’s Moorish style, dating back to the early twentieth century.

Afterward, visit the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, one of the largest Spanish military architectural structures in the country.

Take a break for lunch (if option is selected) at Plaza Fernández de Madrid, and after eating, follow your guide through the Historic Center where you will visit Torre del Reloj at Plaza de la Aduana, the place used for slave trade during the Colonial period.

During your last stop you will enjoy a delicious Colombian coffee tasting.

La Popa Convent

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Torre del Reloj

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Juan Valdez Café

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We recommend you wear comfortable clothes and shoes as well as a sun hat or cap.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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.

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Traveller Tips

It was longer than four hours, and since we had a big breakfast, we didn’t care that there was no stopping for lunch as the tour described.


32 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Great guide
Debbie_S, Feb 2023
Our tour guide Hernan was wonderful. He was extremely knowledgeable. He got us from place to place by keeping in communication with the driver.. very excessable.
A good overview
Cecilia_F, Dec 2019
This tour is a perfect introduction to Cartagena. Our guide answered many questions eagerly, and even showed us where to buy the shirt he was wearing. It was longer than four hours, and since we had a big breakfast, we didn’t care that there was no stopping for lunch as the tour described.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Hi Kennet! Thanks again for sharing your comments with us, we realle appreciate our customers' feedback to keep improving our services. I'm thrilled that you had great and satisfactory experiences in Cartagena with your tour guide. As tour operator, we always do an effort to give our customers unique and personalize experiences to get to know our country from other perspectives and places. Hope to host you in your next time in Colombia. Kind regards, Valeria
Guide informative of history...
Martha U, Feb 2018
Guide informative of history. Unfortunately did not enter any of the old buildings , only walked past them. Did not interact with any locals.
well worth booking in order to see this...
Valerie D, Aug 2017
well worth booking in order to see this beautiful city. expect to walk a lot.
A very nice tour. I got to see many...
Kristofer A, June 2017
A very nice tour. I got to see many of the major tourist sites and got a good feel for the different areas/neighborhoods of Cartagena. My guide was very informative about the architecture, history and art. We saw a lot in 6 hours. A good introduction to this cool city.
Pros: Billy was very knowledgeable...
Brooke_M, Apr 2017
Pros: Billy was very knowledgeable and took pictures for us; Cons: he came for us 30 min earlier than agreed upon time and told us to hurry because the car was waiting; he and taxi driver argued loudly for over 20 min making our family very uncomfortable; the 6 hour tour had no built-in break for lunch
My husband and I had William as our...
Manuella E, Mar 2017
My husband and I had William as our tour guide. William has good english and is great at giving the background to the city. Touring with him felt like the Mayor of Cartagena. Everyone knew him and he even helped negotiate for us when they were trying to over charge us for souveinirs. He is defientely a trip. Highly recommend the tour!
Great introduction to all of the...
George D, Feb 2017
Great introduction to all of the sights in Cartagena. Our guide Billy, senior tourist guide in Cartagena everybody in the city knew this guy, did a great job. No questions went unanswered. Highly recommend starting your stay with this tour.
The tour could have ended a little...
Karlos_B, Dec 2016
The tour could have ended a little sooner than the 6 hours provided on Viator. There were a few unnecessary parts to the tour, such as the drive to the North area of Cartagena and a long walk through the Historic Town could be cut in half. Other than that, it is good tour to see the city.
Our guide and driver were wonderful...
Valerie F, Oct 2016
Our guide and driver were wonderful. William, our guide, grew up in Cartagena and knows the city well. He gave us an excellent tour which involved historical sites mixed with neighborhoods. It was fabulous! I highly recommend this tour.
Eduardo was very pleasant and...
Brenda_T, June 2016
Eduardo was very pleasant and accommodating. He provided us with water and got us lemonades at the plaza. My sister and I opted to skip lunch and we still got a 6 hour tour. Eduardo manuvered us around the large cruise ship tour groups. I learned a lot from this tour.
i already did this ,great tour,Eduardo...
laurentina p k, May 2015
i already did this ,great tour,Eduardo our guide excellent
Excelent ! The guide was a very...
Celso T, Apr 2015
Excelent ! The guide was a very pleasant person, and knew a lot about the city history. I recommend it to everyone.
Outstanding tour. The guide was...
Stoney W, Mar 2015
Outstanding tour. The guide was extremely knowledgable and very professional. His depth of the history knowledge of the area was exceptional. The driver was also extremely professional. This is a tour you need to take while in Cartegana. It worth every cent.
The city tour was very informative...
Judith A, Sept 2014
The city tour was very informative and I strongly recommend it. The tour guide was excellent!!
This was one of the best experience...
Pittycoco, July 2014
This was one of the best experience our vacation. The person in charge of the trip was extremelly professional, well- manner, educated, organized, and excellent guide. He really is knowledgeble. Every body who is interesting in getting to know Cartagena and its history should select this guide, The experience was perfect and the day very fruitful.
The tour was excellent. The guide...
Robin R, Mar 2014
The tour was excellent. The guide "Martín" was very knowledgeable and professional.
This was a very good tour. Our...
BRIAN S, Dec 2013
This was a very good tour. Our guide, Martin, spoke excellent English and drove us in a private clean air conditioned car to many sights. Overall a good experience.
Easy and convenient way to see the city...
Bandit, Sept 2012
Easy and convenient way to see the city in a small-group, personalized tour. Guide was knowledgeable and explained all about the history of the city. Fantastic day out!
Se cumplieron con todos los puntos...
Manuel Villegas, Aug 2015
Se cumplieron con todos los puntos. el Señor William nos ofreció muchos datos sobre la ciudad de Cartagena, patrimonio de la Humanidad por UNESCO, Visitamos el Museo del Oro, De la Inquisición, De las Esmeraldas, el Castillo de San Felipe, Monasterio, Boca Chica, Boca Grande, etc. Muy recomendable.

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