Cartagena

Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

Cartagena, Colombia

From USD 55.00

Select Date and Travellers

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

Overview

Absorb the color and charisma of Cartagena on a half-day tour of the UNESCO-listed Colombian city. In a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, you’ll admire the beautiful mansions of Manga and ascend to La Popa (temporarily unavailable) – the city’s highest point – for spectacular views. Enter the magnificent San Felipe de Bajaras Castle, absorb the Caribbean spirit of Santo Domingo Square and browse artisan market, Las Bovedas, for unique souvenirs. Refreshments and round-trip transport from your Cartagena hotel is included.
  • Half-day tour of the UNESCO-listed city of Cartagena
  • Visit landmarks like San Felipe de Bajaras Castle and Santo Domingo Square in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Browse artisan stalls at craft market, Las Bovedas
  • Learn about the culture and history of the city from your guide
  • Round-trip transport from your Cartagena hotel is included

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Pickup and Drop Off in Hotels Specific Areas
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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What To Expect

La Popa Convent

Admission Ticket Included

Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas (Pass By)

Plaza Santo Domingo

Admission Ticket Free

Las Bovedas

Admission Ticket Free

Walled City of Cartagena

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Barrio Getsemani

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The attraction named "La Popa" is subject to availability (it will be replaced with other monuments or attractions)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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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Traveller Tips


This is a must take tour early in your trip to Cartagena.

Reviews

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A Must do in Cartagena!
Jeffrey_S, Apr 2023
The tour was awesome! Francisco was a great guide and very knowledgeable. Gabriel, the driver was very good as well. I’d definitely recommend this excursion for a family day. Great sites to see in Cartagena.
Knowing the city in a bus
Marina_Z, Mar 2023
Nice and comfortable tour we had the chance to see a lot with a fun nice but professional guide Fernando
No call back
Stavros_P, Mar 2023
They changed the date of my tour. Did not tell me. I called them 3 times and has not called me back. I paid 275.00 and lost it.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Best regards, it is very irresponsible of you to say that, we sent you an email reminding you of the pick-up time at the Hyatt hotel lobby, we also wrote to you via WhatsApp and you did not respond to any of those messages. Additionally, the hotel told us that you were not registered at the hotel. so we notified Viator of the no show. because we cannot assume the loss of a tour.
Do not recommend
deewalk88, Mar 2023
A terrible experience, the driver showed up over an hour late and then claimed he was given the wrong address. When he showed up I was the last pickup and there no seats left. I requested a refund and was only given less than 50% of what I paid.
Great tour!
Nancy_G, Feb 2023
Great guide- friendly, funny, well-informed. Knows his stuff! Knew how to bring the group together. Kept to a schedule, encouraged friendly cooperation from participants.
Bad start and Don’t understand
Jack_C, Jan 2023
We had to wait from 1:30 to 3:00 at our hotel before boarding the bus after several calls to operator. And the tour was mostly in Spanish which I thought it was in English so had no idea what was said. We left the tour at Walled City since it was so late and we were hungry. I would not do this again.
Great tour!
Lyndsey_M, Dec 2022
I was traveling solo and the tour was amazing! They did a great job of telling all the history and even helped with photos! Others on the tour were Spanish speakers but they swapped back and forth between Spanish and English. Would definitely recommend!
Great historical tour
Guy_W, Nov 2022
The extensive knowledge of the history of the city that the tour guide expressed. Explained in both Spanish and English. Had a great sense of humor throughout tour.
Must Do Cartegena
joseph_p, July 2022
The tour takes you to the most important areas of Cartegena. You will get a panoramic view of the city from the highest point.
Great intro to the city!
Maressa_M, July 2022
Great experience for a solo traveler or group.The guide had amazing energy. I also liked that the tour was not cancelled due to rain.Unfortunately,I took the tour towards the end of my trip due to previously scheduled excursions.Definitely take the tour early in your vacation to familiarize yourself with the area!I did feel as though the tour should have been adjusted to allow more time in the old city. The tour felt very rushed at the end due to it becoming dark.
Great Bilingual Tour of Colonial Cartagena
Blair_I, May 2022
What a great tour. We were the only English speakers and our tour guide Richard was fantastic. He spoke wonderful English and made us feel comfortable. I would recommend this to anyone!
Niko is the best guide!...
Vesselin_N, Dec 2021
Niko is the best guide! Extremely knowledgeable and fluent in both Spanish and English, he made this tour a memorable experience. He even recommended an excellent restaurant upon asking. Five stars plus.
I am very happy with...
Makiko_K, Dec 2021
I am very happy with taking this tour and our guide Richard is a great and interesting person, truly enjoyed it for a whole time.
Had a Blast
I_R, Dec 2021
Sergio was absolutely wonderful, explain the history in great detail both English and Spanish, vehicle was first class and clean, Cartengena is a beautiful city was able to get to see everything, highly recommend this tour if you want to explore the city. Thanks
Informative tour
Altha_A, Aug 2021
I must say our tour guide Duran Duran was the best. He went over and beyond with the tour. He was very informative with the city of cartagena. Very historical information about the city. You won't regret it...a lot to know that will leave you saying Wow if you love history.
Nico was awesome
Essence_W, July 2021
My mom and I had a private tour. Host was very informative of the history. We visited amazing spots on some amazing streets. He was very patient while we took tons of pictures and if we had to sit down from being tired of walking. Nico is the name of our tour Guide. He also spoke very good English so it was easy to understand .
BEST TOUR COMPANY IN CARTAGENA
Philip_L, May 2021
I have been on LOTS of TOURS is countries around the world and I can say without reservation, this tour IS THE BEST HANDS DOWN!! Everything was explained in detail and there was NEVER any rush during the tour or at the locations we stopped. Because of COVID, they did a private tour with just me and my wife for the same price as the group price, GREAT COMPANY!! If you are going to do a city tour in Cartagena, you want this to be the one for sure!! I wanted to buy an emerald ring for my wife and the driver took us to a store that was very knowledgeable, PROFESSIONAL, not a stall location rather, a professional jewelry store where I bought a ring for less than half of what it would cost in the USA, yes I had it appraised in the USA at a VERY high end jeweler when we returned and the jeweler could not believe I paid what I did!! Also, don't forget to Negotiate the prices as, if you really are interested in purchasing something, they will work with you, within reason, and you get the same guarantees and paperwork that you would in the country you.may be from. OVERALL, TOTALLY GREAT TOUR COMPANY AND DRIVER, Nicomede Vergara Melendez!! We would only use this company and you want driver Nicomedes if he is available, TEN STARS!!
Amazing Tour
Nancy_A, Apr 2021
Great Tour! We had Nico as our tour guide and he went above and beyond. He drove us around the city (thank god for the a/c) and took us to important places in cartagena. We learned a lot and he had Great tips. Highly recommend it!
Can’t express how amazing it is
Ronald_C, Apr 2021
This is a must see tour with a amazing guide if you feel the price is high you get admittance to the monastery as well as the fort ,,, absolutely amazing tour totally worth the very fair price if you want to see Cartagina and have a extremely great guide who will even help you find the best places to eat and go in town this is it .
A must do
Ronald_K, Apr 2021
Amazon tour so worth the money guide takes you everywhere and shows you everything in my opinion so worth the money . One of the best tours I have ever been on

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