Cartagena: Guided City Tour w/ La Popa and San Felipe Castle
- Pickup available
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 4 hours
per group up to 1
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful experience! Duran was welcoming from the start and knew the history of his city. He was charming and the experience did not feel rushed! If you want to experience the history of Cartagena differently, go on this tour! Highly recommend Duran!
I had a great experience during this tour. I saw some of the most popular places in a reasonable timespan. Alvaro was very friendly and got to know all of us on the tour. He was very helpful and accommodating during the tour. Highly recommend them!