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Cartagena: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Optional Attractions

Cartagena: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Optional Attractions

Activity provider: City Sightseeing Worldwide

From US$ 15 per person

Hop-on an open-top double-decker bus to discover Cartagena in the most flexible and entertaining way. Hop-off and explore the sights at your own convenience with 14 bus stops and choose the option that fits you best.

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Duration 2 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese


  • Explore Cartagena at your own pace
  • Visit the magnificent Simon Bolivar statue
  • Discover beautiful sights at Cartagena Bay
  • Discover the history of the city with a walking tour
Full description

Located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, few places on Earth are as beautiful as Cartagena. Sightseeing in this astounding city is a hugely enjoyable experience, offering both modernity and history. There is something to suit all tastes. From beautiful architecture to striking monuments, there is plenty of inspiring sightseeing opportunities while on your City Sightseeing bus tour. Discover all of beautiful Cartagena in 14 bus stops, as you explore the city's beautiful architecture and striking monuments in the most flexible and enjoyable way. Visit key sites in the city, such as the Clock Tower, the San Felipe Fortress, the walled city, the Rafael Núñez House, Rio Casino, and much more. With the many stops along the way, there are things to suit all tastes, including a complimentary walking tour inside the walled city, starting every day at 4:00 PM in front of the clock tower (stop 4). Choose between a 1-day pass and a 2-day pass. Take advantage of adapting your day along the routes between 9:00 AM and 7:30 PM. If you prefer, remain on the bus tour for the entire loop, listening to the informative audio commentary. You will see palaces, monasteries, plazas, and beautiful overhanging balconies, as well as Colombia's major seaside resorts, where you can enjoy beaches and scuba diving opportunities.


1. Muelle de la Bodeguita 2. Centro de Convenciones 3. San Sebastian del Pastelillo 4. Torre del Reloj (Clock Tower) 5. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas 6. Rafael Nunez Museum 7. Boquetillo (entrance to the Walled City) 8. San Francisco (entrance to the Walled City) 9. Plaza Bogrande 10. Avenida San Martin 11. Casino Rio 12. Hotel Caribe 13. Hotel Hilton 14. Iglesia de Castillo Grande

  • Hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Guided walking tour
  • Entrance fee to Museo de la Esmeralda
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to attractions, unless otherwise stated
Covid-19 precautions
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 are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The first bus stop is at Muelle de la Bodeguita, however passengers can join the bus at any of the stops along the route.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • The tour duration is 1.5 hours and runs every 45 minutes between 9 AM and 7:30 PM
  • There is a walking tour that departs from Bus Stop 4 at 4 PM with a duration of 1.5 hours
  • The walking tour is available in English and Spanish
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 170 reviews

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Excellent tour to get to know the city, highly recommended. Tour the best tourist attractions in the city while they explain each place visited. What I liked the most is that I can get off the bus, visit each tourist point as long as I want and board another with 45-minute intervals.

June 29, 2022

This tour arrangement works best when the buses are fairly evenly spaced apart. One understands that various circumstances can result in 2 or even 3 buses being fairly close to each other. This "bunching" of buses was unfortunately common on February 11 when we took the tour. On the positive side, the tour allows a lot of flexibility for visitors to spend time at places of most interest to them. We did the full tour early in the morning then took a break until mid-afternoon and boarded another bus to visit San Felipe Castle and the Rafael Nunez museum. Unfortunately, we arrived at the museum just after it's closing time of 5 pm. No bus staff had mentioned this to us. Generally speaking, the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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February 21, 2020

dear, was not sure if it would work but it went well. Our friends who did not have a ticket on-line paid on the spot. They don't have fixed prices there ... (counting more ...) Gangs of touts! Paid on the ticket notification: o dollar ... The old city departure place is far too far from the cruise terminal. A taxi has to be taken to and from the cruise terminal (2x 5 to 10 dollars pp.)

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February 3, 2020

Product ID: 24737