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Cartagena Colombia City Highlights Excursion

Cartagena, Colombia (Excursion ID S2193)

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  • Duration
    4 hours 30 min
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  • Languages
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  • Round-trip transportation from your Cartagena cruise ship terminal!
  • Air-conditioned, fully licensed, and insured transportation!
  • English-speaking certified guide!
  • Entrance fees to Popa Monastery and Saint Pedro Claver Church!
  • Cold bottled water!
  • Guests also spot St Phillipe Fort, Main Plaza, and Emerald Museum!

On this excursion, you will enjoy a narrative tour past Republican architecture, be treated to a panoramic view of the city and the bay, as well as visit historical sites (with the entry tickets included), and do a bit of shopping. See the best of Cartagena! Don't forget your camera, photo opportunities will be everywhere.

For those guests looking for a private excursion, please see our Cartagena Colombia Private City Sightseeing Excursion.

Begin your day by meeting with your English-speaking guide just inside your Cartagena Cruise Terminal. Then you will hop aboard your air-conditioned bus transport and head out on your excursion. You will drive around Manga Island which is dotted with homes built in the style of Republican architecture. Then you will head up Popa Hill to the highest point in Cartagena. You will visit Popa Monastery (a ticket is included in your excursion fee). This convent was founded in 1607 as Convento de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. Know for the spectacular views, you will enjoy the 360-degree view of both the city and the bay below. See the image of La Virgen de la Candelaria, the patroness of the city, in the convent's chapel along with the statue of Padre Alonso Garcia de Paredes.

Next a panoramic view of San Felipe Fort, which has been designated a World Heritage Site. This historic fort is what helped to protect the city from invaders and pirates. At that time, the Spanish hid their plundered loot in Cartagena, but it was not a well-kept secret and the fort became a necessity to protect the city.

Then you'll head off to the Dungeons (also known as the Vaults or Bovedas) for some unique shopping. Originally built as vaults to store goods they were used as holding cells. The Dungeons now house quaint shops and cafes. After your visit there, you'll begin a walking tour inside the Walled City. You'll see sites such as The Inquisition Palace, The Cathedral, and Saint Pedro Claver Church (an entrance ticket is included in your excursion fee). Enjoy walking through colorful squares, on charming streets, and past Colonial houses. View some of the famous bronze statues including the Reclining Lady and Old Boots. Bottled water is included.

Finally, take a sightseeing tour around the new city and enjoy the sights on one of the most beautiful bays in America, Bahia de Cartagena. And last, but not least, you will have the chance to visit the lovely Emerald Museum, Joyeria Caribe Emerald Museum. Set up in 1983, it not only functions as a jewelry workshop with over 25 goldsmiths but also houses a large jewelry exhibition and some outstanding emeralds.

After this, you will be returned to your Cartagena cruise ship pier.


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Adults (13 years and up): $84.99$24.99$60.00
Children (4 to 12 years): $64.99$16.99$48.00
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Come explore the sights of the colorful and historical city of Cartagena! This panoramic and walking tour will take you to the best city highlights!


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Malaga Spain
Great tour guide
     5/5  (Visited on November 2019)
Our tour didn't get off to a great start. We had the incorrect meeting time on our email so missed the departure. After a phone call we were sent in a car to meet the group. A great tour with a guide who gave such information at each stop. This is a beautiful city & certainly wouldn't have been able to discover as much as we did without our guide. Highly recommended.
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Charming city
     5/5  (Visited on April 2016)
Loved this experience, special thanks to our guide who made this excursion unforgettable. There is so many beautiful spots in Cartagena and this was a nice way to see it but me and my group think it'll be better to go private next time, so you can go at your own pace. I suggest you provide a small snack, with all the walking it is easy to get hungry!
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