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La Candelaria (Historic Old Town) Tours and Activities

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The graceful and carefully planned Spanish colonial city center, known as La Candelaria, is the oldest part of Bogotá, Colombia. Now a vibrant hub of activity for young artists, bohemian university students, and hip indie businesses, La Candelaria centers on Plazuela del Chorro del Quevedo, the spot where the city was founded in 1537.

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From Carrera 4 to the Carrera 10 y and from Calle 4 to Calle 22, Bogotá, Cundinamarca
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La Candelaria, Optional Monserrate and Optional Gold Museum Bogotá City Tour

La Candelaria, Optional Monserrate and Optional Gold Museum Bogotá City Tour

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This Bogota city tour offers much more than an in-depth overview of the city. Pick up tickets to museums, sample local fruits and food specialties, and learn first-hand about Colombia’s economy through a coffee tasting—all in between checking out top landmarks with your guide. This tour packs in the value even more with a round-trip ticket to the popular Monserrate funicular if option is selected. You’ll be able to choose between a 7-hour tour including Monserrate, Gold Museum and Botero Museum, or a 5-hour tour which includes only Monserrate or museums. Join us!
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.00
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$56.00
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La Candelaria, Mount Monserrate and Museo del Oro in One Day in Bogota

La Candelaria, Mount Monserrate and Museo del Oro in One Day in Bogota

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If you’ve got limited time in Bogota, get a comprehensive overview of Colombia’s capital on a full-day tour of La Candelaria (Historic Old Town), Mount Monserrate, and Museo del Oro (Gold Museum). In a small group limited to five people, you’ll explore the mountaintop neighborhood of Monserrate; admire landmarks such as Parque Santander and Plaza Bolivar in La Candelaria, the oldest part of the city; and admire glimmering exhibits at Museo del Oro (Gold Museum). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá and City Tour in Bogotá (Private Tour)

Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá and City Tour in Bogotá (Private Tour)

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Enjoy the first architectural wonder of Colombia: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá and discover the main squares of this colonial city. Then let yourself be amazed by Bogota, a vibrant cultural, historical and heritage metropolis.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.00
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$107.00
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Bogota • Private City Tour

Bogota • Private City Tour

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Come along us to the most exclusive city tour in town and be delighted by the exotic colors and flavors of the city where past and present meets. Departing from your hotel or your preferred location, our vehicle and driver alongside our professional guide will be waiting for you to head downtown and visit the Gold Museum, the Monserrate hill, the Bolivar Square, the Concordia Plaza, The Chorro de Quevedo Square, The Botero Museum, and the Historic Candelaria Neighborhood, to Discover the Bogota past and present. Nestled into the Andes at 3,100 M.A.S.L. (10,200 ft), the Monserrate hill will make you feel renovated by the pure air of the Mountains. Indulge yourself with a traditional appetizer at the Historic Santa Clara French Café, while being amazed by the city panoramic view from your seat at the top of the Hill. Next, live a unique encounter between the colonial heritage, the republican and art-deco buildings and the political history of Colombia’s contemporary times, while walk over the cobbed-stone roads of the old town. In This lovely neighborhood you will find the Botero Museum where we will admire a collection of fine art from local and world-known artists, the historic Chorro de Quevedo Square, The Concordia Plaza where we will taste a variety of Colombian chocolates made by a local artisan and cacao beans grower, and we will finish our visit to La Candelaria at the Bolivar Plaza, finding the Presidential Palace, The National Congress Building, The City Mayor Building and the Justice Palace. Finish the day visiting the Gold Museum. home of the goldsmith masterpieces from the pre-Columbian indigenous cultures. After visiting the museum, your driver and guide will be in charge to take you safely back to your hotel o preferred destination.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.00
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$108.00
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Walking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

Walking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

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Get an in-depth insight in Bogotá's oldest and most eclectic district on this guided tour of La Candelaria. Your guide points out some of the most interesting street art as you walk to a chicha bar to learn about the local alcoholic beverage, then you head to a local market to taste of some of the nation’s unique fruits. Also visit cafés for insight into Colombian coffee and to the Plaza del Rosario and Plaza Simón Bolivar.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.00
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$12.00
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Food Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

Food Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

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The best way of really knowing a place’s culture and customs is by trying its food. Complete your trip in Bogota with this 3-hour tour around its downtown and taste tons of new and delicious flavors of our joyful and rich cuisine. Chocolate, arepas, obleas, almojabanas, coffee and more. Let our guide take you to the best sites, where locals will offer their best for you to try and enjoy. A gastronomic experience to remember. • 3-hour downtown tour along its important spots • A brief introduction to Colombia’s history through its gastronomy • Samples and samples of typical foods and drinks of the region (appetizers, desserts, finger foods, beverages) • An incredible chance to get in touch with locals and their stories • Memories full of senses about colors, smells and flavors of Colombia and its capital
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
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$52.00
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Bogotá Street Food Tour

Bogotá Street Food Tour

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Our Bogotá Street Food Tour takes you through the La Candelaria neighborhood, the beating heart of Colombia's capitol city. This vibrant, colorful, and fascinating neighborhood gives you the best of what Bogotá has to offer - culture, food and fun! Join our intimate adventure that allows you to interact on a personal level with locals as we take a deep dive into the history, culture and cuisine of Colombia. You'll experience traditional treats such as tamales and arepas, as well as the unique Colombian flavors of ajiaco, chocolate santafereño, and chicha. We also explore a colorful neighborhood market and taste the exotic and mouthwatering fruits and fresh-squeezed tropical fruit juices. We have taken the time to find the tastiest examples of food and most fascinating stories of the people to ensure you get a true sense of Bogotá!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.00
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$58.00
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Graffiti Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

Graffiti Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

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Vibrant and exciting, Bogota's street art scene can't be missed. This street art tour makes sure you don't overlook a thing as your guide takes you to some of the city's essential murals in the La Candelaria urban art district. Learn about the history of Bogota and get a local perspective on its culture as you go.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.00
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$12.00
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Layover / transit customized tour with locals (airport pickup)

Layover / transit customized tour with locals (airport pickup)

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We offer private tours for layovers in Bogotá from 4 hours onwards. The idea is that we will provide you with everything you need throughout the excursion. So you won't need to exchange any money. We both speak French, Spanish and English. Our traveler experiences and knowledge of the city allow us to create a perfectly tailor-made tour for you! Your tour will include: - Lunch / fruits or snacks based on the preferred activities. - 100% customized tour, we propose routes that you can modify any time. - Shared data (WIFI) and a cell phone for local calls when needed. - A beautiful souvenir of the tour - 24 hours assistance - Luggage storage - Snacks in the car We will also take beautiful pictures for you to take as a souvenir!
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  • 4 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Panoramic City Tour - Group tour and daily departure

Panoramic City Tour - Group tour and daily departure

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Bogotá on a half-day tour of the Colombian capital. From a guide, you’ll receive an interesting overview of the city as you visit the verdant Simon Bolivar Park and the historical neighborhood of La Candelaria. Absorb the lively atmosphere of Zona G, an area replete with coffee shops and trendy bars, and admire gastronomic hotspots in Usaquén. Coffee samples and round-trip transport from your Bogotá hotel are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Bogota Graffiti—Walking or Bike Tour | La Candelaria & Graffiti District

Bogota Graffiti—Walking or Bike Tour | La Candelaria & Graffiti District

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The walls of Bogotá are covered with colorful graffiti. While it's fun to look at and photograph the art, you'll have a much richer experience if you understand its social and cultural contexts. This walking tour takes you to see the best murals, paste-ups, stencils, and more while telling you about the artists and the meanings of their works.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
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Bogota In Transit Tour (4-6-hour layover experience)

Bogota In Transit Tour (4-6-hour layover experience)

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Make the most of your Bogotá layover on this sightseeing tour of the city, modified to fit your flight schedule and accompanied by private guide. Have a chance to experience some of the Colombian capital’s top sights, including the historic La Candelaria neighborhood, the Botero Museum, Monserrate Sanctuary, a Colombian shopping mall or lunch at an authentic local restaurant. You choose the places to visit based on your interests and connecting flight times. Your tour also includes round-trip transportation to and from the airport, plus all entrance fees.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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Layover Bogotá Private Tour + Transfer in & Out (4 Hrs.)

Layover Bogotá Private Tour + Transfer in & Out (4 Hrs.)

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With even a short layover in Bogotá, you can explore artistic graffiti, local markets, or historic landmarks, then head to the summit of Monserrate for sweeping views across the city. Make the most of a Bogotá layover with a fully flexible, private tour that’s customized to your interests and schedule, and ensures that you’ll arrive back at the airport in time for your departing flight.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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Private Half-Day Premium City Tour in Bogota • Keep Safe from Covid

Private Half-Day Premium City Tour in Bogota • Keep Safe from Covid

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Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace on this half-day tour of Bogota. Learn about the mix of European, indigenous, and African cultures that coexist in the city through your guide's commentary. Visit local highlights such as Mount Monserrate, the Gold Museum, the La Candelaria neighborhood, and others; traveling with a guide ensures that you won't miss anything important.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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$94.00
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Bogota City tour with Gold Museum and Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

Bogota City tour with Gold Museum and Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

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Explore the Bogotá fascinating history and rich culture and visit the amazing Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, begin your urban adventure by traveling by cable car to Monserrate Sanctuary, strolling through the city’s historical center, and gazing at the Gold Museum’s impressive collections. Then, descend 590 feet (180 meters) into an awe-inspiring cathedral carved into a salt reserve.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$229.00
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$229.00
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Bogota Gastronomic Walking Tour: a journey through Colombian traditional flavors

Bogota Gastronomic Walking Tour: a journey through Colombian traditional flavors

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Savor the gastronomic delights of Bogotá on this small-group food tour of Colombia’s culinary capital. Discover the country’s artisanal food traditions at Pastelería Florida, a famous bakery, then get lost in a labyrinth of delicious street food on the famous Septimazo avenue. You’ll also have a chance to sample regional culinary delights at Paloquemao, one of Colombia’s largest markets. This intimate food tour is limited to just 15 total participants and includes round-trip transportation from hotels in Bogotá.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.00
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Bogota Private Premium Layover City Tour • Keep Safe from Covid

Bogota Private Premium Layover City Tour • Keep Safe from Covid

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Make the most of your layover in Bogota and explore the city’s main attractions on this private city tour. Tours include visits to the Monserrate Sanctuary, the Gold Museum, the Botero Museum, and much more. Learn about the history and culture of Bogota from your guide and capture memories of your whirlwind tour to remember for years to come.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.00
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Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

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When visiting Bogotá, if you don't get out to explore the surrounding countryside you're missing half the story and most of the views. Explore two prominent hills during this full-day tour partly done by horseback. Begin in Guadalupe to learn of Colombia's colonial past, then hop on your trusty steed and ride through the forest to Monserrate where a traditional lunch awaits. Return to the city via cable car.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.00
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Private Full Day Bogota Premium City Tour • Keep Safe from Covid

Private Full Day Bogota Premium City Tour • Keep Safe from Covid

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Discover Colombia’s vibrant capital on a full-day, private tour of Bogotá that goes from the heights of Mount Monserrate to the city’s museums, colorful neighborhoods, and gracious parks. Exploring Bogotá in the comfort and safety of a private vehicle means you can cover even more ground in limited time—without searching for a long series of taxis—then leave the car behind for walking tours of Bogotá's top destinations.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.00
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$116.00
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Full-Day Tour Discovering Bogotá

Full-Day Tour Discovering Bogotá

Combine a history-themed sightseeing trip to Bogotá’s Candelaria area with a trip to the Monastery at Monserrate on this half-day excursion. Check out highlights like the Botero Museum, La Quinta de Bolivar, the Gold Museum, and more. After an included lunch, you’ll take a cable car to the top of Monserrate to view the Colombian capital from above.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.73
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Bogota Center, Monserrate & Paloquemao Private City Tour ALL INCLUDED

Bogota Center, Monserrate & Paloquemao Private City Tour ALL INCLUDED

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Skip the run-of-the-mill group sightseeing tours with this private guided tour that offers the flexibility to adjust the itinerary to your interests. Lean about the history and culture of the city as you explore its most important attractions, its markets, and Monserrate hill.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.22
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Bogota Local Pal

Bogota Local Pal

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Get a true local’s experience in Bogotá thanks to this flexible-length, customized excursion led by a resident who shares your interests. Designed for visitors who already have a sightseeing itinerary in mind, your new friend can help assist with navigation, add a local’s perspective on city sights, and suggest unexpected trip stops based on their expert knowledge of the capital.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.60
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Bogota Must Do City Tour • Private & All Inclusive • 8hrs

Bogota Must Do City Tour • Private & All Inclusive • 8hrs

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Want to see the best of Bogotá in one day? It is possible in this private city tour! Join us and discover what this city has to offer. Uncover some hidden gems at La Candelaria, be amazed by the largest collection of pre-hispanic figures at the Gold Museum and enjoy the art of one of the most prominent living artists at the Botero Museum. Personalize this private tour to your likings and choose between a great panoramic view from the hilltop of Monserrate or a taste of fruits at an incredible Fruit Store! Would you like to have great traditional food? You will enjoy a delicious lunch at Origen Bistro, an awarded restaurant known for its unique approach to local gastronomy and our personal favourite restaurant to have traditional dishes. We love to spoil our customers, so you will enjoy an open menu lunch that includes an appetizer, main dish, soft beverage and coffee. Please note that Gold Museum is closed every Monday and Botero Museum every Tuesday.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.00
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Graffiti Bogotá Private Walking Tour Express(3 Hrs.)

Graffiti Bogotá Private Walking Tour Express(3 Hrs.)

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Sample Bogota’s thriving street art and alternative culture scenes during this 4-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the growing cultural role for street murals in Colombian culture as you explore the work of famous artists like DEXS and Toxicomano. During the trip, you’ll also get to sample the city’s numerous vintage stores, trendy bars, and alternative retailers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since La Candelaria (Historic Old Town) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 110 La Candelaria (Historic Old Town) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to La Candelaria (Historic Old Town) costs USD 6.99. Guided La Candelaria (Historic Old Town) tours start around USD 6.99 per person. See all 110 La Candelaria (Historic Old Town) tickets and tours on Viator.
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