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Private City Tour of Cartagena

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Cartagena, Colombia
Private City Tour of Cartagena

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Get an intimate look at the historic streets and monuments of Cartagena during this 4-hour private tour. Discover this Caribbean city’s wealth of beautiful architecture, starting with the elegant mansions of the Manga neighborhood and continuing to monuments like San Felipe Castle and the Monastery of La Popa. You’ll also wander the UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled city and its atmospheric public squares before finishing in Cartagena’s more modern districts like Bocagrande. A private guide and vehicle, all entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
  • Enjoy a private city tour of Cartagena's most important monuments
  • Admire the early 20th-century mansions of Cartagena's Manga area
  • Visit iconic city monuments including San Felipe Castle and the Monastery of La Popa
  • Explore the public squares of Cartagena's UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled city
  • See the more modern side of town in areas like Bocagrande
  • Private guide ensures more personalized experience
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Professional guide
Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Port pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
you can to customize time departure
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Only, we have pickup travellers the area Port, Walled City,Crespo,Boquilla, Castillo Grande, Laguito, Getsemani... other locations departure since meeting point: Old City, San Diego -"Las Bovedas", Store Number 1


  • Rafael Nunez Airport, Cartagena Colombia


  • Cartagena Port / Manga

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: Name Travellers, ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • the attraction named "La Popa" is Subject to availability can be remplaced for the visit to museums or churches
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Sion Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private City Tour of Cartagena?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private City Tour of Cartagena?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private City Tour of Cartagena?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private City Tour of Cartagena?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Amazing private tour of Cartagena
, Aug 2021
This private tour of Cartagena was such a great experience. Our tour guide Nico was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and very professional. The tour consists of a variety of sights that you must see and has a tremendous amount of history. This tour is a must!
Nico you ROCK!!!
, Aug 2021
A private tour of Cartagena is definitely the way to go. Our tour guide, Nico, was AWESOMENESS. We requested an English speaking tour guide, and he was fantastic. The city is beautiful and the only way to really explore it is to do a private tour. We were only in the country for 4 days, and a private tour of the city was a must. So glad that we went with this company, and glad we had NICO!!!
Great introduction tour to Cartagena, Hernan knows his way around.
, Aug 2021
I took this tour back in December, in the middle of Covid. Hernan was a great guide. He was on time, took me to some great parts of Cartagena, especially if you like photography. He knows the town well, which you can tell by people saying "hi" to him as his passes. The trip was complete and I felt I had good knowledge of the city afterwards, enough to explore more on my own. I thought as a first tour, an introduction, this tour is great. We saw most of the major attractions and even got a nice view of the city from the church on the hill. Hernan was really fun to spend an afternoon with, answered a lot of questions and even gave me a nice gift at the end. I'd recommend his tour to anyone that wants a good overview of the city.
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Amazing Comprehensive First Rate
, Jul 2021
My tour guide , Rosemy was amazing. The tour was comprehensive and she had encyclopedic knowledge of Cartagena. I travel all over the world and have experienced many tours, this experience was both first rate and unparalleled! She’s the best!
Fantastic Tour with lovely, professional guide.
, Jun 2021
Nico was a prince! The tour was excellent. Nico has fantastic knowledge of the city & history. He speaks English very well ….easy to understand & lovely to spend time with. I would highly recommend this tour. I would highly recommend this guide.
Very informative
, May 2021
Very informative and interesting. Nico did a great job of explaining the history of Cartagena and the sites we visited.
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Every aspect of the city was covered.
, Mar 2021
Viewing the Old Town District.was a highlight. Vito was very educated in the history of Cartagena which was very interesting. We loved our tour.
Private tour
, Jan 2021
Fortunately, because of the pandemic it was a private tour with the owner. We saw the largest for in the americas.
Hit all the spots with a knowledgeable guide
, Jan 2021
For new comers to Cartagena, this is a great tour to do at the beginning of your trip in order to get a full understanding of the city's historical and touristy parts. My husband and I did the afternoon tour with Nico who brought us to see the entrance to el reloj, walk through the graffiti streets of Getsemani, and the major attractions like the convent of la Popa and el castillo de san felipe. Nico also drove us around the city explaining parts of the city like manga, bocagrande and the bovedas. Nico was a very good guide, My husband (who is not a spanish speaker) was able to understand him both in english and spanish since he spoke slowly enough in spanish. Nico's car was clean, air conditioned and he was very good about offering us water throughout the afternoon. Nico was a seasoned vet in the art of Cartagena tours and was able to get us to surpass the long line at el Castillo de San Felipe. We were very grateful for that since the sun was strong and the vendors looked relentless. The only reason we took away one star away was because I didn't appreciate the the forced viewing of emeralds in the Bovedas. My parents are colombian I've had people selling me "colombian gold and emeralds" since I can remember and I think if Nico tours other people he should really ask is people are even interested to go shopping in the bovedas. It made me uncomfortable and I am sure other tourists would feel the same in the future. Otherwise great tour and door to door service.
Hitting the Cultural & Historical Highlights of Cartegena
, Jan 2021
Tour was filled with a stops outside the walled city (in front of the famous Cartagena Reloj), a walk through Getsemani, La Popoa, the forts and the tour of the castle of San Felipe. Nico was our tour guide who drove us around the city explaining the history and background of these famous landmarks. Nico did a fine job of explaining each spot (in english) so we understood the importance of each landmark. Nico was great about letting us take pictures and of taking fun pictures at the castle of San Felipe. He concluded the tour at Plaza de Las Bóvedas. The only thing I did not appreciate about the tour was the forced connection of the shop in the bovedas. I would have preferred to make my own choice as where to shop for emeralds (being my family is colombian) and yet we were introduced to his nephew and the lady who was selling emeralds who most likely sold to us at a more higher price because we are americans.

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