Cartagena City Tour

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Enjoy a guided city tour of Cartagena and explore Colombia's most-visited city! Cartagena is known for its laid-back Caribbean vibe mixed with astonishing colonial architecture. See what all the buzz is about on a guided sightseeing tour of the city that includes entrance fees to Cartagena's museums.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

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Cartagena is an important historical city, as its port marks the historical entry point for Spanish conquers into South America. Its fortifications, built for the protection against invasion, still stand strong in the walled city today. The colonial architecture seen in houses, government buildings and churches aided in its 1984 designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour and learn about Cartagena's famous past. Your guide will inform you about everything from the economic activity in 4000 BC to the current- day living standards. Learn about the traditions and culture of one of Colombia's most fascinating cities.

Your guided tour takes you through the historic center of Cartagena. Take photos of the famous clock tower (Torre del Reloj) before continuing on to Plaza de la Aduana, a place where hundreds of years ago, slaves were traded in an open market. Then, head over to the Cathedral of Cartagena before ending up at Plaza de Bolivar, home to the Gold Museum (optional visit available), Inquisition Palace and the Theater of Heredia (time permitting).

Then, visit Castillo San Felipe (San Felipe Castle). Located on the Hill of San Lzaro, this fortress was built by the Spanish in the 1600s. Admire breathtaking views of Cartagena and the sea from atop the hill. Learn about the castle's history as you take a guided tour through the fortress.

Afterwards, travel over to the Bvedas district, an area known for its craft stores and art galleries. Spend some time browsing the local shops before heading back to your hotel.

Inclusions for Cartagena City Tour

  • Cartagena city tour
  • Bilingual English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Cartagena City Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to Inquisition Palace and the Theater of Heredia

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Note: Guided visits to Inquisition Palace and the Theater of Heredia are not guaranteed as time may be a constraint in some cases

This tour includes an insurance. Please send Passport number by the time of booking to make the insurance effective

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Guide informative of history. Unfortunately did not enter any of the old buildings , only walked past them. Did not interact with any locals.

  • Good informative tour

  • well worth booking in order to see this beautiful city. expect to walk a lot.

  • 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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.

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