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Cartagena: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Optional Attractions

1. Cartagena: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Optional Attractions

Located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, few places on Earth are as beautiful as Cartagena. Sightseeing in this astounding city is a hugely enjoyable experience, offering both modernity and history. There is something to suit all tastes. From beautiful architecture to striking monuments, there is plenty of inspiring sightseeing opportunities while on your City Sightseeing bus tour. Discover all of beautiful Cartagena in 14 bus stops, as you explore the city's beautiful architecture and striking monuments in the most flexible and enjoyable way. Visit key sites in the city, such as the Clock Tower, the San Felipe Fortress, the walled city, the Rafael Núñez House, Rio Casino, and much more. With the many stops along the way, there are things to suit all tastes, including a complimentary walking tour inside the walled city, starting every day at 4:00 PM in front of the clock tower (stop 4). Choose between a 1-day pass and a 2-day pass. Take advantage of adapting your day along the routes between 9:00 AM and 7:30 PM. If you prefer, remain on the bus tour for the entire loop, listening to the informative audio commentary. You will see palaces, monasteries, plazas, and beautiful overhanging balconies, as well as Colombia's major seaside resorts, where you can enjoy beaches and scuba diving opportunities. Stops 1. Muelle de la Bodeguita 2. Centro de Convenciones 3. San Sebastian del Pastelillo 4. Torre del Reloj (Clock Tower) 5. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas 6. Rafael Nunez Museum 7. Boquetillo (entrance to the Walled City) 8. San Francisco (entrance to the Walled City) 9. Plaza Bogrande 10. Avenida San Martin 11. Casino Rio 12. Hotel Caribe 13. Hotel Hilton 14. Iglesia de Castillo Grande

Cartagena: Private City Tour in an Air-Conditioned Vehicle

2. Cartagena: Private City Tour in an Air-Conditioned Vehicle

Make the most of this private tour to visit the principal sites of interest in the old city of Cartagena — all while traveling in comfort, on board a luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Starting in the downtown area, you will head to the Manga neighborhood, where you can appreciate the beautiful mansions built at the beginning of the 20th century. Continue on to the highest part of the city, where there is a convent dating from the beginning of the 17th century. Visit the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, considered the most important fortification in South America. From here, you will head to the walled city, with a stop for some shopping. Following a little retail therapy, visit the different squares of the city and admire the old colonial houses. After a journey of historical discovery, fast-forward to the present day and explore the modern part of Cartagena, including the Bohemian neighborhood of Gethsemane. This neighborhood is so authentically charming and on the cusp of a commercial explosion. Immerse yourself in Spanish colonial architecture, dance halls, graffiti art, boutique hotels, food vendors, and stunning public plazas. Then head to the old neighborhood of San Diego, and see the oldest bullring in Colombia, now a shopping center. Discover the square of San Diego with its imposing palaces Convent of San Diego (today a school of fine arts), and Convent of Santa Clara, where the luxurious Sofitel Legend is located today. End with a walking tour of the main churches and squares of the walled city to the Clock Tower.

Cartagena: Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

3. Cartagena: Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Hop on and off as many times as you want! Explore Cartagena on the city's only open-top double-decker tourist bus. With this experience you can tour at your own pace, hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 14 designated stops leading to the best that Cartagena has to offer: landmarks such as the famous Cartagena Clock Tower, the San Felipe de Barajas Castle and much more. Get to know the best points of the city with a panoramic view of Cartagena while learning about its history, culture and architecture with a multilingual system available in 6 languages that will narrate and provide information as you walk through the city. This experience will serve as a means of transportation to travel between attractions and within the city.

Cartagena: Sightseeing Guided Walking City Tour

4. Cartagena: Sightseeing Guided Walking City Tour

Be picked up by your guide at your hotel lobby. We will begin our tour with a panoramic tour across the beautiful Cartagena Bay, often referred to as the "Jewel of the Caribbean". After this, we’ll do a panoramic tour at the Manga Island. Further on, we’ll visit the San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas), the largest military structure built in America Colony Time by Spain in the Americas, which took 36 years to be completed, and covers almost the entire Cerro de San Lázaro from whose summit we can appreciate another perspective of the marine landscape. Upon descending there is a brief stop for photos of the Los Zapatos Viejos (“Old Shoes”) bronze statue, an emblem of the city. We continue on to the colonial center passing by the India Catalina monument and the Clock Tower, icons of the city from which taking a pleasant walk through the interior of the historical center and its walled area “Las Bovedas”, Santo Domingo streets and squares, visiting: the Plaza de la Aduana (“Customs Park”), Plaza de Los Coches (“Park of Cars”), San Pedro Claver Church, as well as various ramparts and colonial buildings. We finish the tour at the Las Bóvedas artisanal market. Return to your hotel in our comfortable vehicle, or if you prefer, stay around the walled sector to enjoy the various cafés, bars, and restaurants. This tour includes admission fees to the points of interest.

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What people are saying about Cartagena

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 63 reviews

My husband and I had the best time on our tour. Fernando our tour guide and George our driver were fantastic. Fernando was so knowledgeable about his country and his city. We did the tour our first afternoon in the city and it was perfect because it gave us a great overview of the city, its different neighborhoods and its history. You also get VIP service because Fernando knows EVERYONE! We never had to wait in line for anything, he was talking to people everywhere we went and you could tell he was such a genuine friendly person that everyone lived.

Very good tour, although we had to wait a bit as one of the buses broke down, it's a nice park near the old town where we got on and it was nice to bear in the shade. Speaking of which, we came by ship and then took a taxi to the old town. Pay no more than 10 euros for the trip (one way)! Taxis are also available everywhere. By the way, Cartagena has one of the most beautiful port terminals with a small animal park. Be sure to take sliced apples or bananas from the ship for the birds and monkeys

Excellent option to see the city in its entirety (the tourist part) and then decide which sites to learn more about. If you take the bus at Castillo de San Felipe, go eat Colombian empanadas where they sell tickets for the bus. It is only important to consider that if there are cruises the buses are very full and you have to wait for the next one.

Our primate group tour of (6) people had a wonderful experience with this agency. Because each couple in our group wanted to see & do different things our tour Guide Oscar was extremely accommodating- This cannot be done if you are on a group tour bus. I would highly recommend the services of this company on your visit to Cartagena…

Manuel worked hard to provide an outstanding experience while we were in Cartagena.