Cartagena Shore Excursion: Guided City Sightseeing Tour

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Cartagena Shore Excursion: Guided City Sightseeing Tour information and booking

from
$100
Duration
6 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from the Cartagena cruise ship port
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
30 minutes after your cruise ship's arrival
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Tour description provided by Viator

While in port in Cartagena, enjoy a guided city tour and explore one of Colombia's most-visited cities! On this sightseeing shore excursion, discover why Cartagena is known for its laid-back Caribbean vibe and astonishing colonial architecture. See what all of the buzz is about on a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Entrance fee to Castillo San Felipe (San Felipe Castle) is included.

When your cruise ship docks in Cartagena, explore the vibrant Colombian city on a sightseeing shore excursion. Cartagena is an important historical city, as its port marks the former entry point for Spanish conquerors into South America. This UNESCO World Heritage Site features impressive colonial architecture and is surrounded by fortifications originally built for the protection against invasion.Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour and learn about Cartagena's famous history. Your guide will inform you of everything from the economic activity in 4000 BC to the present-day living standards. Learn about the traditions and culture of one of Colombia's most fascinating cities. Your guided tour takes you through the historic center of Cartagena. See the famous clock tower (Torre del Reloj) and visit Plaza de la Aduana, a site where hundreds of years ago, slaves were traded in an open market. Then, head over to the Cathedral of Cartagena before ending up at Plaza de Bolivar, home to the Gold Museum and the Theater of Heredia. Then, visit Castillo San Felipe (San Felipe Castle). Perched on the Hill of San Lázaro, this fortress was built by Spaniards in the 17th century. Admire spectacular views of Cartagena and the Caribbean Sea from atop the hill and learn about the castle's history as you take a guided tour through the fortress. Afterwards, travel over to Las Bovédas, a district known for its craft stores and art galleries. Spend some time browsing the local shops before heading back to your cruise ship port.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Cartagena port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • Cartagena city tour
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • English- and spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Covered by our worry-free policy

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)