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

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

Product ID: 24737
Hop-on an open-top double-decker bus to discover Cartagena in the most flexible and entertaining way. Hop-off and explore the sights at your own convenience with 14 bus stops and choose the option that fits you best including entry to San Felipe Castle.
About this activity
Duration: 1 - 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore amazing sights at the San Felipe de Barajas Castle
  • Visit the magnificent Simon Bolivar statue
  • Discover beautiful sights at Cartagena Bay
  • Discover the history of the city with a complementary walking tour
Full description
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 complementary walking tour inside the walled city, starting everyday at 4:00 PM in front of the clock tower (stop 4).

You may also choose different options when booking including a 1-day pass, a 2-day pass, or a 2-day pass with a San Felipe Fortress entrance ticket. 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.


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
  • Hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Guided walking tour
  • Entry to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas (if option selected)
  • Bus circuit with 14 stations
  • Entrance fee to Museo de la Esmeralda
  • VIP card with discounts in restaurants, cafes, shops, etc.
  • City map
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to attractions, unless option is selected

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Those who book a ticket with a travel date in 2020 can redeem their voucher at any point up until December 31, 2020; for tickets booked with a travel date of October 1 or later, the standard, three-month ticket validity will apply
• The tour duration is 1.5 hours and runs every 45 minutes between 9 AM and 7:30 PM
• There is a walking tour that departs from Bus Stop 4 at 4 PM with a duration of 1.5 hours
• The walking tour is available in English and Spanish
• Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas is open daily from 8 AM-5 PM
• Castle visit lasts approximately 45 minutes with audio guides available in English, Spanish, Italian, and French
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 128 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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This tour arrangement works best when the buses are fairly evenly spaced apart. One understands that various circumstances can result in 2 or even 3 buses being fairly close to each other. This "bunching" of buses was unfortunately common on February 11 when we took the tour. On the positive side, the tour allows a lot of flexibility for visitors to spend time at places of most interest to them. We did the full tour early in the morning then took a break until mid-afternoon and boarded another bus to visit San Felipe Castle and the Rafael Nunez museum. Unfortunately, we arrived at the museum just after it's closing time of 5 pm. No bus staff had mentioned this to us. Generally speaking, the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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February 21, 2020

dear, was not sure if it would work but it went well. Our friends who did not have a ticket on-line paid on the spot. They don't have fixed prices there ... (counting more ...) Gangs of touts! Paid on the ticket notification: o dollar ... The old city departure place is far too far from the cruise terminal. A taxi has to be taken to and from the cruise terminal (2x 5 to 10 dollars pp.)

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February 3, 2020

Guide was difficult to understand. Also she was talking when the audio explanation was running so it was difficult to hear either

March 9, 2020

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Product ID: 24737