Cartagena Historic Walking Tour

Hit the Street to Soak Up Cartagena's Rich History

If you want to understand Cartagena’s fascinating, colonial history, meet its enigmatic locals and look beyond the bewildering beauty of Cartagena’s picturesque streets, then this three-hour, historic walking tour is just for you.

  • This Is What We Love

    • Getting to grips with Cartagena’s captivating history with a certified, bilingual guide to answer all your questions
    • Understanding the reasons why Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Impromptu meet and greets with charismatic locals
    • Gripping tales of buccaneer and pirates as well as the lowdown on Cartagena’s historic significance as a hub for Spain’s violent colonization of the Americas
    • Having a break in a local haunt and getting the intel on what’s going on around town
    • A chance to really get beneath the skin of this fascinating city
  • What's Included

    • A three-hour tour which takes you to the major landmarks in Cartagena's Old Town
    • A certified bilingual guide
    • Insights and commentary on the rich history and culture of the places you visit
    • The chance to meet and chat with some friendly Cartagena faces
    • Explore the best parts of Cartagena’s 17th century historic walls
    • Visit the most iconic churches, Santa Teresa Convent and the Santo Domingo Church
    • Walk through the charming barrio of San Diego
    • Take a peek inside some of Cartagena's most beautiful colonial houses
    • Pit-stop to rejuvenate with excellent quality coffee at a nearby café
    • A bottle of water
  • Who Will Enjoy It

    History buffs and groups who want to know the fascinating and often chilling stories that lie behind Cartagena’s picturesque doors and balconies

  • What to Bring

    Suncream

  • Make Tour Private

    This is a shared experience. We can arrange small private tours (less than 4 people) for an extra cost. If you would like a private experience, please tick the checkbox during checkout. All of our private tours start from your house / hotel.

    If you’re travelling solo but don’t want to pay extra for a private tour? Let us know your preferred dates and we’ll see what we can do to get you involved with another group. Email us on: tours@ticartagena.com

  • The Details

    Days: Mon-Sun: 09:00 & 15:00

    Duration: 3 hrs

    $42 per person ?

    Phone Number: +57 318 516 7767

    Rating: TIC Rating

    Rating: Trip Advisor

  • The Lowdown

    Cartagena Historic Walking Tour

    One can wander the streets of Cartagena, listlessly soaking up the wonderful multi-coloured pastel balconies jutting out along the narrow streets, the coral-stone foundations and Moorish-columned grand buildings. It's easy to get lost in your own world in Cartagena.

    But it's also easy to miss the significance of, and untold stories behind, the city's still standing physical remnants—including the churches, Spanish mansions and military fortifications.

    Take a historic walking tour with a bilingual guide with an encyclopedic knowledge this remarkable city so you will go home with a better understanding of why Cartagena was named a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1984.

    The walking tour also helps you to get under the skin of Cartagena, to properly understand the historic struggle between Colombia’s indigenous population, the country’s brutal Spanish colonialists and the pirates and buccaneers that raided Cartagena to steal the plundered riches of the Americas.

    You’ll also understand the city’s powerful influence on literary greats like Gabriel García Márquez and the stories behind the city's quirky street names.

  • WHY THIS IS CARTAGENA

    • With Us, The City's Yours

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      Insider Intel

      We really do know Cartagena better than anyone else. Our clued up insiders live …

    • Concierge Services

      Aside from being fully certified, our team of bilingual guides and concierges aim to go above and beyond to ensure you have the best Cartagena vacation possible. Our team thrives on left-field requests and strives to make your Cartagena travel dreams a reality

    • Quality Assurance

      All the tours you see on here have been hand-picked or created by our team of talented travel experts. We encourage sustainable tourism and collaborate with local, independent providers where possible

    • Insider Intel

      We really do know Cartagena better than anyone else. Our clued up insiders live and breathe Cartagena 24/7. We’re on-the-ground, all-year-round so we can share with you all of our favourite things to do and places to eat, drink and relax



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