Cartagena: Guided City Tour w/ La Popa and San Felipe Castle

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Cartagena: Guided City Tour w/ La Popa and San Felipe Castle

From $36.39 per person

Visit the Cartagena essentials on this half-day, small-group city tour. Hop on an air-conditioned van to discover the main sites such as La Popa, The San Felipe Castle, the history within the Walled City, and the Old Shoes Monument.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel: North Zone – 13.20 Old City – 13:50 Bocagrande – 14:10 Laguito – 14:20


  • Visit Cartagena’s old city and see the Fort of San Felipe
  • Take a drive around Cartagena Bay and admire the views
  • Enjoy the commentary of an informative bilingual guide
Full description
Discover the magic of Cartagena — declared a World Heritage Site for its architectural distinction and its history — on this 4-hour, small-group tour. Visit the main sites around the city and learn the rich stories behind its culture. Head to the La Popa monastery, located on the tallest hill in the city, to get amazing views and take the best pictures from above. From there, explore the Fort San Felipe de Barajas, a 16th-century hilltop fortress built by the Spanish to protect against pirates and the English navy. Your guide will accompany you to tell the stories within the fort and explain more of its importance to Cartagena. Make a quick stop at an emblematic symbol of Cartagena — the Old Shoes Monument — and continue into the Walled City. Take a guided walk around the historic center and gain a deep understanding of its culture and architecture before returning to your hotel.
  • Admission tickets for and guided tour of San Felipe Fort
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance to La Popa
  • Visit to Old Shoes Monument
  • Walled City walking tour
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat

    Know before you go

    • Bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a camera.
    •  When booking, please provide hotel details for everyone in the group.
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    4.5 /5

    based on 57 reviews

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    Richard our tour guide was very informative and also FUN! Lots of laughs and salsa music kept the group lively. He introduced everyone in the group so you felt immediately comfortable with everyone, The bus had air conditioning .. very necessary !!! You need a hat and water to not get dehydrated . Cartagena is hOT and humid . My favorite was el Castillo de San felipe.. La popa has an interesting story behind it . I’m not a fan of monasteries .. but it’s definitely has THE best view of Cartagena. Instead of stopping for 15 min of shopping for souvenirs I would had preferred more walking around the historic part of Cartagena . That came a little short in my opinion . This part of the Tour should be improved especially for the price you pay in the Get Your Guide App Overall a great tour !!! I can definitely recommend it . By the way .. Richard knows the best spots for the best pictures!! We had a lot of fun taking pictures too !!!

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    July 8, 2021

    My wife and I had a wonderful time touring and learning about the history of the city. Also, on a 95 degree day, it was also great to be able to do this in the comfort of an air conditioned minibus. Our guide Richard was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. He knew all the places for great pictures and did an excellent job of giving the tour in multiple languages.

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    February 15, 2020

    Guide was very nice and informative. You do get to see Several areas of cartegena while seeing the main attractions and it was just under 4 hours, just enough time. Not much English was spoken but luckily I understand Spanish fairly well. I did ask for English when I booked it. They were 25 minutes late in picking me up but with the traffic I guess that can be expected. Overall, it was a good tour.

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    February 15, 2020

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