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Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point

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Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Experience all of Cartagena’s historical highlights on a comprehensive tour of one of Colombia’s most vibrant cities. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean color and cultural flair of the city as you visit iconic fortresses, and impressive monuments. Admire the astonishing colonial architecture of the area.
  • Cartagena city sightseeing tour
  • Visit the Catedral de San Pedro Claver, and Cerro de la Popa
  • All entrance fees and hotel pick-up transportation included
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Hotel pickup in the Cartagena area
Guide in the language of your preference (Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German)
Entrance fee to Cerro de la Popa
Entrance fee to Catedral de San Pedro Claver
Optional tips and gratuities.
Entrance fees to Castillo de San Felipe
Food and drinks
Personal expenses
Hotel Drop off
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Clock tower , a 4-116, Cl. 70 #4-66, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Inside the middle door of the Clock Tower

Please arrive 10 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Getsemani , Getsemani, Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia

If at the end you want to go back to your hotel and this one is located in the old city please let the guide know and she will walk you there, if it is not she will help you arrange a taxi.

Pick up service from Cartagena hotels or accommodations. Please enter your pick up details. *Note: Hotels in Manzanillo area have an additional cost. Please contact us to arrange it.
After hotel pickup, set off on your enriching exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed city in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Begin your tour of the historically significant city in El Cerro de la Popa and its antique monastery near by. See the architecture of the Republican houses and Cartagena’s Moorish style, dating back to the early twentieth century.

Afterward, visit the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, one of the largest Spanish military architectural structures in the country.

Take a break for lunch (if option is selected) at Plaza Fernández de Madrid, and after eating, follow your guide through the Historic Center where you will visit Torre del Reloj at Plaza de la Aduana, the place used for slave trade during the Colonial period.

Your last stop is at the Catedral de San Pedro Claver, which is one of the most important characters of the history of Cartagena.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
La Popa Convent
This tour starts by picking you up at your hotel and taking you to the Popa Monastery. A Jesuit monastery located at the highest point of the city, from where you can appreciate the dynamics of the city, its different bodies of water, the great port, as well as its neighborhoods.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Afterward, you will be driven to Castillo de San Felipe (Entrance not included), a strong fort built on the top of a mountain by the Spaniards to gain control of the bay. There, you’ll have the opportunity to discover from the outside the impressive architecture and history behind this fort.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Torre del Reloj
The Cartagena city tour continues with a nice walk through the Historic Center where you will visit Torre del Reloj at Plaza de la Aduana, the place used for slave trade during the Colonial period
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver
Pedro Claver is one of the most important characters in the history of Cartagena, he called himself the slave of the slaves, for his work in the protection and creation of the rights of the afro population and the amount of miracles he did, he was declared a saint. A story that deserves to be known.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We recommend you wear comfortable clothes and shoes as well as a sun hat or cap.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Impulse Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point.

Traveler Tips


  • "It was longer than four hours, and since we had a big breakfast, we didn’t care that there was no stopping for lunch as the tour described." See review

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star-5
A good overview
Kenneth F
, Dec 2019
This tour is a perfect introduction to Cartagena. Our guide answered many questions eagerly, and even showed us where to buy the shirt he was wearing. It was longer than four hours, and since we had a big breakfast, we didn’t care that there was no stopping for lunch as the tour described.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi Kennet! Thanks again for sharing your comments with us, we realle appreciate our customers' feedback to keep improving our services. I'm thrilled that you had great and satisfactory experiences in Cartagena with your tour guide. As tour operator, we always do an effort to give our customers unique and personalize experiences to get to know our country from other perspectives and places. Hope to host you in your next time in Colombia. Kind regards, Valeria
star-3
Guide informative of history...
Martha U
, Feb 2018
Guide informative of history. Unfortunately did not enter any of the old buildings , only walked past them. Did not interact with any locals.
star-5
well worth booking in order to see this...
Valerie D
, Aug 2017
well worth booking in order to see this beautiful city. expect to walk a lot.
star-4
A very nice tour. I got to see many...
Kristofer A
, Jun 2017
A very nice tour. I got to see many of the major tourist sites and got a good feel for the different areas/neighborhoods of Cartagena. My guide was very informative about the architecture, history and art. We saw a lot in 6 hours. A good introduction to this cool city.
star-3
Pros: Billy was very knowledgeable...
matheson.brooke
, Apr 2017
Pros: Billy was very knowledgeable and took pictures for us; Cons: he came for us 30 min earlier than agreed upon time and told us to hurry because the car was waiting; he and taxi driver argued loudly for over 20 min making our family very uncomfortable; the 6 hour tour had no built-in break for lunch
star-5
My husband and I had William as our...
Manuella E
, Mar 2017
My husband and I had William as our tour guide. William has good english and is great at giving the background to the city. Touring with him felt like the Mayor of Cartagena. Everyone knew him and he even helped negotiate for us when they were trying to over charge us for souveinirs. He is defientely a trip. Highly recommend the tour!
star-5
Great introduction to all of the...
George D
, Feb 2017
Great introduction to all of the sights in Cartagena. Our guide Billy, senior tourist guide in Cartagena everybody in the city knew this guy, did a great job. No questions went unanswered. Highly recommend starting your stay with this tour.
star-4
The tour could have ended a little...
k_braggs
, Dec 2016
The tour could have ended a little sooner than the 6 hours provided on Viator. There were a few unnecessary parts to the tour, such as the drive to the North area of Cartagena and a long walk through the Historic Town could be cut in half. Other than that, it is good tour to see the city.
star-5
Our guide and driver were wonderful...
Valerie F
, Oct 2016
Our guide and driver were wonderful. William, our guide, grew up in Cartagena and knows the city well. He gave us an excellent tour which involved historical sites mixed with neighborhoods. It was fabulous! I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Eduardo was very pleasant and...
Blt6885
, Jun 2016
Eduardo was very pleasant and accommodating. He provided us with water and got us lemonades at the plaza. My sister and I opted to skip lunch and we still got a 6 hour tour. Eduardo manuvered us around the large cruise ship tour groups. I learned a lot from this tour.

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