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City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

Discover the captivating colonial charm of Cartagena on a spectacular City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city. See all of Cartagena’s alluring attractions from the unique perspective of a double-decker bus; visit the renowned Rafael Núñez house, the colossal Castillo de San Felipe, and the legendary statue of Simon Bolivar. Enjoy unlimited hopping on and off for 48 hours as you experience the ultimate way to see the city sights.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Cartagena
  • Create your own sightseeing itinerary and explore Cartagena at your leisure
  • Hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the stops around the city
  • A free walking tour and entry to the Esmeralda Museum included
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1 or 2 day hop-on hop-off bus ticket
Entry to Museo de la Esmeralda
Guided 90 minute walking tour
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Boasting a luscious location on the curve of the Caribbean coast, Cartagena is an atmospheric colonial city described as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Climb aboard your distinctive red double-decker bus at a selection of stops (see Itinerary below) to begin your exploration of the city’s most significant sights. 

Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you cruise past Cartagena’s top attractions; admire the proud statue of the statue of Simon Bolivar; and explore the subterranean network of tunnels at the foreboding fortress of San Felipe de Barajas Castle. 

Remain on the bus for the entire loop or hop-on and hop-off whenever an attraction captures your attention. With a 48-hour ticket, relax and explore the city at your own pace, safe in the knowledge that you’re visiting all of the most prominent sights.

As a bonus, you get free entry to the Esmeralda Museum, to learn about emeralds, and a voucher to join a guided walking tour.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  9:00am - 6:00pm, every 45 minutes.
MUELLE DE LA BODEGUITA
Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias
Fuerte de San Sebastián del Pastelillo
Monumento Torre del Reloj
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Casa Museo Rafael Núñez
Playa del Boquetillo
AGROINDUSTRIA CIELO AZUL
Entrance to the Walled City
Bocagrande Plaza Mall
Carrera 2
Casino Rio
Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals
Hilton Cartagena Hotel
Playa Castillo Grande
Points of interest passed by on this route
Walled City of Cartagena
 
Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias
 
Casa Museo Rafael Nunez
 
Fuerte de San Sebastian del Pastelillo
 
Plaza Bocagrande Centro Comercial
 
Torre del Reloj
 
Muelle La Bodeguita
 
Playa de Castillo Grande
 
Rio Casino
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: All Year Round
  • Tour runs from 9:00am - 6:00pm. Duration - 90 Minutes. Frequency - every 45 minutes.
  • Walking tour: Departs at 4:00pm. Duration - 90 minutes. Meeting point - Torre del Reloj bus stop.
  • A paper voucher is required for this tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - USA and Middle East
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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star-4
Good tour
Bradford_R
, May 2022
We found this is the best way to see a lot of the city on our first visit to Cartagenera. We gave it 4* because the bus broke down while we were viewing the city. After about a 30 min wait another bus came and picked us up to continue the tour. The staff was very helpful to everyone. We understand that things happen from time to time and we are willing to do it again.
star-1
Not a good experience
waharland
, Apr 2022
This was supposed to have stopped near the port terminal but apparently it doesn't. After having to spend an additional $20 for a taxi to get us into the town and back again, the bus breaking down and having to walk back to the meeting place with the taxi, it was an absolute disaster and waste of money. Really cannot recommend.
star-5
An awesome day
Lisa_S
, Mar 2022
A great way to spend a few hours seeing the town and getting a cool Breese. The earphones were nice and the busses were comfortable. This is a small island but the bus helped us understand the layout of town so we could really maximize our trip
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Put bus schedule online!
torchvic
, Mar 2022
I wish I had access to the bus schedule I am attaching with this review before starting the tour. It would have saved lots of waiting and confusion. None of the riders know there was such a schedule and we all blindly waited for a bus with young children and elderly adults in the sweltering heat not knowing if it would be a 5 minute wait for half hour wait. It would have been simple for them to put it in their website.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Do not take the trip.
Brian_W
, Mar 2022
Awful! We waited over an hour and 15 minutes for our bus. The bus did not follow the route. Speaker on the bus spoke over what was playing on the headset.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
good overview
Christopher_T
, Mar 2022
was a good overview and provided languages in all. the staff could’ve been a bit more knowledgeable and not questioned my ticket purchase day. details are important
star-2
Don't waste your time or money
Rosalyn_B
, Feb 2022
The bus arrived almost 45 minutes late so I waited almost an hour since I got there about 10-15 minutes before 9 and stood in the sun since the vendors assured me they come but always late. Then the information I typically get from these only sporadically played. The stops aren't numbers on the signs. They do not have great stops to see much or with good enough landmarks to find again. This was definitely the worst hop on hop off of all the cities I have done
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
No frills, great way to see the city
Alyssa_S
, Feb 2022
A great way to see the city of Cartagena and explore both the old, walled city and the newer Bocagrande area. This is a no frills tour and the traffic of Cartagena is no joke. If you exit the bus at a location, I recommend getting back on at that same location unless you know where another stop is that you want to get on. The map is not very clear about where the stops are. At many of the stops, you have to cross a lot of traffic quickly to get to where you want to go. There are few stop signs or lights so wear your sneakers!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour guide and...
AnthonyAdamson
, Jan 2022
Great tour guide and driver. Very knowledgeable , funny,timely Great option for lunch Will be coming back and recommending to friends and family And bottle of water ,a great touch on hot day
star-3
READ THE FINE PRINT!!
Michael_M
, Dec 2021
The website map indicates that the bus stops to the cruise ship pier - NOT TRUE! We had to take an Uber (20 minutes - $2.23!) downtown to catch the bus. The street vendors are on you like flies. But the city was beautiful and the bus rid was good.
star-4
I always opt in for a...
Tigra220
, Dec 2021
I always opt in for a HOHO tour when I visit a city for the first time. It’s not an extensive tour and it won’t compare to an in person walking tour, but it’s a great intro to a city. I got on at the stop closest to my hotel and just rode the entire loop. After one loop (which takes about 1 - 1 1/2 hours depending on traffic), I knew how to strategize my hop off/on points. I also recommend a 2 day pass. They must be used consecutively so plan your activities around that. If you’re using the Viator app it will NOT show the route of hop on/hop off points. You must use the website for that or call the tour company directly. Lastly, beware if you sit up top. Large tree branches were coming into the bus around the Laguito and Bocagrande áreas, and could easily cause a serious or even fatal injury. I definitely got slapped in the face by one that caught me off guard.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Nice experience
Clyde_J
, Dec 2021
Nice experience. Took some time to fine the pickup spot. The bus did not start till after 9am………………….
star-3
Hop on/ Hop off
DavidW1146
, Nov 2019
The bus and walking tour were very enjoyable. However getting to the bus was a nightmare as we didn’t book through the cruise line.. Getting to the bus can be very expensive as you have to use a cab. We walked which is dangerous.
4 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great way to see the whole city
Patricia M
, Nov 2019
Tour is exactly as advertised. Plenty of variety of stops to hop off and return. Modern mall, ancient fort, beach, shopping or walking. Very comfortable in AC or go up top and get a better view. Internal sound system with earbuds provided. What did I learn? If you are on a cruise ship, BOOK WITH THEM. The bus will pick you up right at the ship. If you book online with Viator, it is a $20 taxi ride to the tour and $10 taxi back to the port.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-2
Hop on Hop off Bus
Pathfinder187002
, Oct 2019
We were on the Carnival panama canal cruise and Cartagena Columbia was where we wanted to do the Hop on Hop off Bus as we thought there were many stops of interest that we could do at our own pace.. We have done this many time before in other cities and have had a great time but not this time The Carnival excursion for Hop on Hop off was booked up early so we had to do it though Viator..Firstly we had to take a taxi to a plaza area to redeem a ticket( we had already prepaid). Then at this plaza we had to locate someone that wasn't really very obvious to get our ticket. No signs or anything so we just had to ask people where to go?? The stops along the bus route weren't very exciting , maybe more of the city highlites could be added. And better access to redeeming tickets from the cruise ship.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Did not do the tour.
Brian K
, Oct 2019
Made a mistake. Didn't know there were two Categenas. But the Spain Categena trip was very good. Any chance of a refund?
star-1
Buses take so long to come.
Elvis_H
, Aug 2019
Waited about 30 min for the first bus to come. Also like 5/10 stops are at hotels and McDonalds not worth it at all.
star-5
Dont miss it !!!!
Maria_C
, Jul 2019
This tour is excellent! It goes all over the city so even if you are far from the walled city chances are it will come to you or close by. There is a 90 min walking tour included thats SO great, dont miss it!!! We hopped on and off a couple of times 💝 the transportation only its worth the money you pay but the extra tour and then the audio tour you get when you are on it are just the cherry on top!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
hop on hop off.
Jeanne S
, Jun 2019
cartagena tickets were for south america not spain maybe there could be a flag to point out there were two cartagena's multiple people on our trip had the same problem
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Good choice
Trail707433
, Apr 2019
It is a good idea to see the whole city first and then select the places you want to visit.The Castel and the Old city are anazing.

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