Guided tour

Cartagena: Guided City Tour w/ La Popa and San Felipe Castle

Activity provider: Guianza Express SAS

Cartagena: Guided City Tour w/ La Popa and San Felipe Castle

Activity provider: Guianza Express SAS

From US$ 32.69 per person

Visit the Cartagena essentials on this half-day, small-group city tour. Hop on an air-conditioned van to discover the main sites such as La Popa, The San Felipe Castle, the history within the Walled City, and the Old Shoes Monument.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel: North Zone – 13.20 Old City – 13:50 Bocagrande – 14:10 Laguito – 14:20

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Cartagena’s old city and see the Fort of San Felipe
  • Take a drive around Cartagena Bay and admire the views
  • Enjoy the commentary of an informative bilingual guide
Full description
Discover the magic of Cartagena — declared a World Heritage Site for its architectural distinction and its history — on this 4-hour, small-group tour. Visit the main sites around the city and learn the rich stories behind its culture. Head to the La Popa monastery, located on the tallest hill in the city, to get amazing views and take the best pictures from above. From there, explore the Fort San Felipe de Barajas, a 16th-century hilltop fortress built by the Spanish to protect against pirates and the English navy. Your guide will accompany you to tell the stories within the fort and explain more of its importance to Cartagena. Make a quick stop at an emblematic symbol of Cartagena — the Old Shoes Monument — and continue into the Walled City. Take a guided walk around the historic center and gain a deep understanding of its culture and architecture before returning to your hotel.
Includes
  • Admission tickets for and guided tour of San Felipe Fort
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance to La Popa
  • Visit to Old Shoes Monument
  • Walled City walking tour
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Know before you go

  • Bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a camera.
  •  When booking, please provide hotel details for everyone in the group.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 135 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Oscar our guide was very knowledgable and I learned a lot! He really tried to accomodate me the best he could. However, I was the only person who didn't speak Spanish out of 16 people, so I feel like I got less information than if I had able to understand what was said in Spanish.

July 22, 2022

Really great guide and tour - really highly recommend and the tour guide in particular was completely fantastic. Great way to see the city in a short period of time without needing to navigate public transport However was one hour late to pick us up without calling or texting to let us know (and not from the hotel, so we were waiting in the sweltering heat)

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April 16, 2022

Nice tour with a good guide. He spoke both English and Spanish very fast unfortunately. Having to say the whole thing 2 times maybe x that he went in a hurry. It was supposed to last 4 hours but as always you have to add a minimum hour more thanks to the punctuality of the Latinos.

March 29, 2022

Product ID: 71374