1. Colombia
  2. Bolívar
  3. Cartagena
  4. San Felipe de Barajas Castle

Cartagena City Tour: 4-Hour Cruise Excursion

Product ID: 71974
Experience the best of Cartagena on this fun half-day excursion that’s been designed especially for cruise ship passengers. You’ll see historic sites such as Las Bovedas, the Church of St. Peter Claver, and lots more.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 7:45 AM, 9:45 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:45 PM
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  • Enjoy a walking tour through Cartagena’s old city
  • See Moorish and Republican houses in the Manga neighborhood
  • Admire the modern city and views of the Bay of Cartagena
Full description
You’ll be met at the pier by a smiling member of the tour operator’s staff, who will be holding a sign with your name on it. The 4-hour tour begins with a drive around the Manga neighborhood to see the Moorish and Republican houses.

Stop at San Felipe Fort, one of the most outstanding strongholds built in America during colonial times. Follow this with a visit to Las Bovedas, a handicraft store that is filled with souvenirs of all kinds.

Enjoy a walking tour around the old city (approximately 55 minutes in duration). During the walk you’ll stop to visit the Church of St. Peter Claver and the church’s museum (around 30 minutes).

Head next to the modern side of the city for a sightseeing tour and for views of the Bay of Cartagena. Your last stop will be at the Emerald Museum, where a professional guide will teach you how to recognize an original Colombian emerald (30-minute visit).

After this unique excursion, you’ll be transferred back to the pier.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • Entry fee to Church of St. Peter Claver and the museum
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Zone 1 at the pier in the Cartagena cruise port. Directions: upon disembarkation, walk approximately 500 feet along the pier to Zone 1 (where the containers are). A representative will be waiting for you here wearing a polo labelled 'Guianza Express SAS' and holding a sign with your name on it. He/she will then walk you to the bus/staging area (10-15 minute walk). A vehicle will be parked in the parking area of the cruise ship pier. Please do not take the shuttle bus.

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Customer reviews

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4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

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    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
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February 22, 2020

Was hoping to visit areas outside of the tourist shopping area.

November 28, 2019


Nico, excellent guide and person and the driver very friendly and very good driver, reliable

December 31, 2018

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Product ID: 71974