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City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Shore Excursion

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

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

Overview

When your cruise ship drops anchor in Cartagena—a coastal city where Colombian and Caribbean cultures combine—maximise your time with a hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing bus tour. Take a seat on the bus at Cartagena Cruise Port and then disembark at one of 16 stops whenever an attraction captures your attention. Tick off Old Town Cartagena, San Felipe de Barajas Castle, Las Bovedas, and many more while learning about the colonial city’s history from an audio guide.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Cartagena
  • Create a personal sightseeing itinerary and explore Cartagena at leisure
  • Tick off top attractions such as Old Town Cartagena, San Felipe de Barajas Castle, and Las Bovedas
  • Hop on and off at any of the 16 stops around the city
  • Enjoy informative audio commentary on board the bus
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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
Cruise port pick-ups
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.
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • A paper voucher is required for this tour.
  • 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.

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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 sanitization during City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Shore Excursion?
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 Shore Excursion.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Shore Excursion?
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 Shore Excursion.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Take your time and take all the beauty of the old city in." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Loved it
Veronica_F
, Apr 2022
I loved the tour. The attendant was wonderful, and I feel like I saw soamy things. This is also one of the best ways to get around the city.
star-5
Hop on hop
Charles_M
, Mar 2020
Great way to see as much historical of Cartagena, Columbia as you desire. Take your time and take all the beauty of the old city in. The new city was ok. We really loved the old city. Great experiences.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Great Sightseeing Option
David_D
, Mar 2020
The hop-on hop-off bus was great. The only problem we had was the explanation of how to get to the bus. A taxi was required. We were a little unclear of the address to go to and how much the taxi would be. Once we got to the bus, everything else was great.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Unused ticket
struver
, Feb 2020
Sadly I was unable to use my pre- purchased ticket. The cost of getting to the redemption site from the cruise ship port was high and the process of getting to the right place(s) to get to use the ticket was not easy. I thought I’d be able to walk over quickly and redeem the ticket. Not The case at all
4 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Old town walking tour is best part, and worth the cost of tour!
David_R
, Dec 2019
Tour pick up at port was a plus for this cruiser. Guide on walking tour was great. Headphones on bus pointed out many sites and gave good explanations.
star-1
Chaotic hop on hop off
Karen N
, Dec 2019
Very disorganized. The place to pick up the bus on the ticket was wrong and we waited over an hour before a bus came by and it wouldnt pick us up because it was for the cruise ships. They did send a shuttle to take us to a different area to pick up the bus. There were so many people waiting we couldntget on. We went shopping and came back later. Finally got on but no headphones provided. Worst experience for hop on hop off.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Disappointing!
Deborahveda
, Dec 2019
This is one of the rare times I have found it necessary to give a negative review. Upon arriving in port we discovered it was necessary to pay $20 to take a taxi to where a non cruise excursion for the Hop on hop off sightseeing bus that was booked through Viator. Apparently there are 3 of these buses that do the route but we were only permitted to ride one of the 3 buses that come only every 30-40 minutes and should this be full (about 40 passengers) it is necessary to wait for the next. The average temperature in Cartagena is very hot and it can be most unpleasant waiting around searching for the bus pick up location initially. As a result we did not have the opportunity to visit some of the sites we planned to see and decided to return early to the ship foregoing further frustrations. We would have been better to have just taken a taxi to the places we visited and still saved $$.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
DO NOT BOOK!
Rach20Canada
, Oct 2019
Not as advertised. I booked the shore excursions with port pickup - there was no port pickup and to get to bus you have to take a taxi into town. Once in town there was a 200+ person line. Not enough buses, tours ended mid afternoon. Not as advertised. I hope to get a full refund as I was unable to actually take the tour.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
not happy
lorraine g
, Sep 2019
when we got to cartagena in Spain we went to get on the bus and tolf not them, The tickets were for cartagena in columbia. The guy told us it happens a lot, we still went on the bus but had to pay for a new ticket, NOT HAPPY beware Cartagena Spain does not have this tour
star-3
Audio system is absolutely useless.
Giriam_P
, Jan 2019
Audio system is useless. Very poor audio quality and also that you are unable to change channels to preferred language.
star-5
Awesome City and love the Hop On Hop Off
William_W
, Oct 2018
We have used Hop On Hop off all over the world. Great way to start your vacation and see the highlights of the city. Always clean and the narrative is available in many languages. Awesome tours!
star-2
Cartagena, Spain
JudithS_G
, Aug 2018
This was a bad experience for us. When we went to place we were to pick up the bus, we could not find it. We saw advertisements of the big
star-5
Our Hop On Hop Off Tour, purchased...
JeanLuc_S
, Apr 2018
Our Hop On Hop Off Tour, purchased from VIATOR, service is offered by City Sightseeing. We were picke up right at the port, and departure was one hour after ship docks. This created a problem of all the buses getting to points of interest at the same time, instead of easier flow. Buses were full and transferred us to the double deckers to start the excursion. The route is 90 minute with 15 stops. The first stop is at the Old City entrance. There are no vehicles allowed in the Walled City. They offer a Guided Walking Tour. Emanuel was our guide and he did a terrific job. Prerecorded narrative and headphones are distributed for use while walking and on the bus. He would add his commentaries and made sure, we were doing OK with the hot weather, stopping on our way to cool off, sip a cold drink and enjoy some air conditioned. We were a big group. I was surprised that it was not split into two groups. We didnt lose anybody, luckily. The double deck buses were clean and in good condition. They ran on time, as announced. The only problem I found, was a narrator on the bus, talking at the same time as the recording. Mostly repeating the stops information. This is already mentioned by the narrator, which would be on passengers preferred language. It was annoying to miss the recorded explanation that were part of the tour. Stops are clearly marked on the map, and the printed information is both in English and also in Spanish. The Hop On Hop Off Cartagena City Sightseeing is a great way to get acquainted with the city. We saw the Clock Tower, Coches Carriage Square, The Cathedral, Bolivar Square, Inquisition Palace, Emerald Museum, visited the Gold Museum, Santo Domingo Square, San Pedro Square, visited Parque Simon Bolivar, and Customs Square, Las Bovedas, among other attractions. The staff is young, very friendly and helpful. There seems to be a lot of them. We recommend this tour and would take it again.
star-5
Great inexpensive way to see the...
Carol P
, Mar 2018
Great inexpensive way to see the whole city. The bus picked us up right at the cruise ship. We were given earphones to hear descriptions in English along the way. We got off at the entrance to the old city. A guided tour of the old city was included in the price.
star-4
Guest services-Viator I...
Judy D
, Mar 2018
Guest services-Viator I purchased a hop on off tour in caregena Columbia which stated a pickup at the cruise pier. I would say there were approximately 20 of us who purchased directly while remainder purchased thru holland America for non specific times. It was first come first serve We were denied boarding. Eventually they put us on a separate bus that did not leave for an hour and took us only to first stop and had to get off. There, we had to wait for the regular bus. With very little time in the port, a 90 minute delay was disgraceful. I imagine the Holland America tour company informed Hop on/off not to admit us and are under the impression you do not do pickups at the pier, but my ticket said you do. You need to straighten this out with them and I would like a response back from you. The tour itself was well done and recommended. Thank you, Judy
star-4
The tour was great but we had to...
Arthur S
, Mar 2018
The tour was great but we had to spend 20 to get to the bus, it did not pick up at the port as stated.
star-5
Excellent value tour in Cartagena...
Ann_C
, Mar 2018
Excellent value tour in Cartagena. The bus was waiting just at the end of the ships gangplank and the tour was everything as promised.
star-4
Was easy to get to from The Old...
Ian_P
, Feb 2018
Was easy to get to from The Old city. You need to be ready to get off. Sometimes they don't seem to announce the stops. The brochure at times seems confusing as to what the stops are. I did the whole route twice. It was ok to see the entire city however more info needed on stops.
star-4
Make sure you book the tour with...
Tim V
, Jan 2018
Make sure you book the tour with Port pick-up and drop off. Other wise you have to take a cab to Old Town to catch the bus. Well worth the cost.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Glad we used Viator as this saved us...
Burkie_W
, Jan 2018
Glad we used Viator as this saved us about half of what the ship was charging. There was some confusion as to where we should have gotten on the bus to begin with, and what the news letter told us to do. No problem, just extra walking, and we know we can all use more, especially if you're on a cruise. lol There were 4 ship in port that day, and the tourist areas were very congested. Ugh

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