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 revered museums, iconic fortresses, and impressive monuments. Admire the astonishing colonial architecture of the area, and explore the glittering exhibitions of the Cartagena Naval Museum, the entrance fee to which is included.
Cartagena City Tour Description:
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 is seen in houses, government buildings, and churches aided in its 1984 designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided sightseeing Cartagena City 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 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, Inquisition Palace, and the Theater of Heredia. Then, visit Castillo San Felipe (San Felipe Castle).
Located on the Hill of San Lázaro, 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. Afterward, travel over to the Bóvedas district, an area known for its craft stores and art galleries. Spend some time browsing the local shops before heading back to your hotel.
Cartagena City Tour Highlights:
- Visit Isla de Manga, the Catedral de San Pedro Claver, and the Cartagena Naval Museum
- Take a guided visit to Castillo San Felipe and Cerro de la Popa
- All entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation included
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Bilingual English and Spanish speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- We recommend you wear comfortable clothes and shoes as well as a sun hat or cap.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible