Private tour

Cartagena: Private City Tour

4.9 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Sion Tours S.A.S

Cartagena: Private City Tour

Activity provider: Sion Tours S.A.S
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From US$ 95.96 per group up to 1

Enjoy the most important sites and the history of what was considered "the pearl of the Caribbean" for more than 2 centuries. Travel with your expert guide via a luxury air-conditioned vehicle, visit fortifications, castles, churches and more, in 4 hours.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from any hotel, airbnb, or location within the area of the Old City, Crespo, Boquilla, Castillogrande, Laguito, Getsemani, and Manga. Cruise or flight passengers can also arrange to be picked up from the port or airport in Cartagena.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • See all the most important sights of Cartagena de Indias
  • Explore the neighborhoods of Getsemani, the historical center, the modern area of Bocagrande, the bay of Cartagena and the port district of Manga
  • Enjoy the experience of learning the culture of the Caribbean, visit the craft market, enjoy the cuisine and learn about the history of the city
  • Visit the convent of La Popa, San Felipe de Barajas Castle and other monuments of the city
  • Tour the city in comfortable vehicles with air conditioning and luxury service and a tour guide that will involve you in unforgettable experiences
Full description
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 if 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 Gethsemani. This neighborhood is so authentically charming and on the cusp of commercial explosion. Immerse yourself in Spanish colonial architecture, dance halls, graffiti art, boutique hotels, food vendors and stunning public plazas.
  • Driver
  • Professional tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff (from selected areas)
  • Port pickup and dropoff
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Two entrance tickets for attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Public transport ticket

Know before you go

  • Bring comfortable shoes - there will be a lot of walking on uneven surfaces
  • Don’t forget your sunglasses and a head towel
  • Wheelchair accessible (including all transportation)
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: names of travellers, ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • The attraction named "La Popa" is subject to availability and can be replaced with a visit to museums or churches
  • Please ensure you do not suffer from serious medical conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

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We booked this private city tour on the occasion of a cruise. The pickup at the port terminal went smoothly, our guide welcomed us in an air-conditioned car. He spoke German and English, the communication worked without problems! A visit to the fortress and the monastery was included, furthermore we saw the old town and drove briefly through the new town! Unfortunately there was no time left to see the ghetsemani district, which was a shame! Our guide offered to take pictures of us! Half a liter of water was included!

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January 14, 2020

This is the BEST way to see the amazing city of Cartagena. We can’t say enough about our wonderful guide, Sandy. He was endlessly knowledgeable - a history teacher who really knows his stuff. In addition, Sandy was incredibly thoughtful; making sure my 87 year old mother in law was comfortable. My family has been on many city tours while cruising and we all agreed this was one of our favorites. Skip the cruise tour and go here you won’t regret it.

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January 8, 2020

Our guide, Hernan, started the tour with a drive to La Popa and we were able to see the city from the top and that gave is a great perspective of what we were going to see next. The fort was nice (so was the refreshment stop at the bottom). Hernan was knowledgeable and super nice.

November 28, 2019

Product ID: 204016