Welcome to Cartagena

As archaeologists continue to reveal a long-buried – and fascinating – Roman and Carthaginian heritage, the city is finally starting to get the recognition it deserves as one of Spain's most historically fascinating places. Its extensive network of pedestrian streets and lovely waterfront make it eminently strollable.

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$28.92 Walking & Biking Tours

Cartagena Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour and discover the must-visit sites of the lovely city of Cartagena. The tour is a combination of the city's culture, nature and gastronomy.We'll start with a visit to the Interpretation Center of Punic Walls, to understand the beginning of Cartagena's history. Next, we'll continue along and take the outdoor elevator up to La Concepción Castle and marvel at the panoramic views of the Royal Marine, the quayside, and the Modernist city center of Cartagena.This is the best tour for first visitors!! Our guides are local and licensed tour guides they will make the visit confortable and interesting for all likes!!The tour finishes in the city center, where you'll find the town hall and Calle Mayor to enjoy some time for shopping.Please, check our profile for our Shore excursion: Cartagena tapas tour.You can combine both tours and get a general impression about Cartagena´s history and local cuisine. In the Tapas tour we will go to some different local restaurants for enjoying local drink+tapas accompanied by our expert guide ;)

$52.05 Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion: Cartagena Tapas Tour

The Cartagena tapas tour will start at the surrounding area of the port where our expert and foodie guide will await you. Start this enjoyable tour admiring the imposing city hall and it´s main pedestrian streets such as: Calle Mayor. Be ready for our first tapas+drink in a local restaurant where guide will explain in detail the Spanish cuisine and why the Mediterranean diet was declared one of the best diets in the world!!. Our guide will explain the Spanish gastronomy, basic recipes and our Mediterranean diet. Continue walking down to the city center and enjoy some green areas of the city. Enjoy the Town Hall and its different façades before continuing to the Cervantes House and Casino; these are both among some of Cartagena’s most impressive Art Nouveau buildings. The last stop will at a historical restaurant where we will taste the local Asiatico coffee, runned by a local family where you can meet with some locals, and explore the history and traditions as they reunite in this restaurant.  This is the tour for food and cultural lovers! Don´t miss the chance to visit local restaurants and skip the typical tourist sites. This tour includes 3 differents restaurants: 2 restaurants where to taste 4 different tapas (2 in each)Las stop for tasting the Asiatico coffe (typical coffe drink from Cartagena: made with coffe, Licor 43, cinnamon and lemon)   ** The tour requires a min of 10 travelers. Book with us and in the event we decide to cancel, you will be notified in advanced and will be 100% refunded** *** If you are looking for a Historical tour please check our 3h Cartagena walking tour and combine them!!

$47.42 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Cartagena Sightseeing Cruise and Fortress of 'Navidad'

A cruise sightseeing around the bay of Cartagena of 1 hour, making a 45 minutes stop to visit a fortress from the 18th Century and the red lighthouse where you can take beautiful pictures, always accompained by our nice guide. When you get back to port, our guide will show you the historical city center visiting the most remarkable landmarks 1,5 hours. This tour is (standard) wheelchair accessible, please don't hesitate to inform us if we can help you with a special need. We adapt our tours or we can propose you a better option in case of difficulies, bad wheather or special wheelchair.

$85 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Deluxe Private Island One Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Colombia Deluxe, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar DepartmentPick up at your hotelStop At: Tours in Rosario islands, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar DepartmentFullday at the most beautiful beaches in Cartagena, 5 to 45 mins on boat and tipical lunch. Once you book we'll send you options to choose which island to visit.Duration: 6 hours

$225.55 Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion: 4-Hour Cartagena Walking Tour

Start this Shore excursion: Cartagena walking tour 4h visiting the Interpretation Center of Punic Walls. It's a "must-see" place because it's the origin of Qart-Hadast, later converted it into Cartago Nova.You will continue with the Roman "House of Fortune" a unique Roman House in Cartagena with amazing paintings and a great reproduction of the Roman life style.Cartagena during the Roman empire had a strategic harbor and you will see it from the outside area in the Castle. To get there, you will take the elevator up to the Castle (outside visit), from there, you will discover the Roman Amphitheatre too.Our last stop will be at the Roman Theatre, visiting the Museum specifically designed by Rafael Moneo. Over there you will discover why the Roman Theatre was discovered some years ago.All tours are customizable, please contact the office if you have any preferences or any thoughts.

$451.10 Day Trips & Excursions

Shore Excursion: Cartagena Half-Day Private Tour

Discover the city from four different corners with a panoramic drive. Start  the Shore Excursion: Cartagena Half-Day Private Tourby visiting the Punic Walls and with your private transport. Then, you will travel to the top of the Conception castle to enjoy the best view through the city: the roman theater and amphitheater and the city center. The next stop is the city center. Enjoy a moderate walking tour discovering the city hall and “Calle Mayor”You will visit the Interpretation Center of the Punic Walls, and Roman Theater, which was discovered by chance and recently restored. Along the Calle Mayor you’ll get a general idea about the economic boom of the 19th century. The Town Hall, is a triangular-shaped building featuring 3 different façades. The Cervantes House boasts a facade featuring the white belvederes that are typical of Cartagena. You will also see the Grand Hotel, built in the style of the Viennese and French Modernist schools. The hotel’s 2 facades are joined by a rotunda crowned by a spectacular dome.