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

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

Product ID: 71374
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
Duration: 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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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
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• Bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a camera.
• When booking, please provide hotel details for everyone in the group.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.9 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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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

Today was absolutely amazing! I didn’t know what to expect and after a 4 hour fully packed tour of the city I got back to my hotel 100% satisfied. From the time I got picked up, everything when smoothly. Richard, our amazing tour guide (who also spoke in English just for me) was full of information everywhere we went in the city. From Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas to the little town of Cartagena with all the gorgeous buildings full of life and color. Highly recommend this tour, you will leave with amazing history of the city as well as wonderful photos! Thank you to everyone involved. Had a blast!

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May 30, 2018

Organized by

Guianza Express SAS

Product ID: 71374