The city tour is perfect for visitors who don't have much time in Cartagena but want to see as much of the city as possible. Escape the heat into an air-conditioned car, with a bi-lingual certified guide to take you to the city's most beautiful and extraordinary sites.

  • This Is What We Love

    • You get to see Cartagena’s most beautiful sites in one go
    • Nothing like breaking up the cultural stop offs with a relaxing break in an air-conditioned car
  • What You Need To Know

    • Private pick up from your hotel,house or the cruise terminal is included
    • Lunch is not provided on this tour, but the guide can point you in the right direction
  • The Details

    Address: Meeting point: Private pick up from your hotel, house or cruise terminal

    Rating: TIC User Rating

  • THE LOWDOWN

    Our Full Review

    The tour includes a bilingual guide for a 4 hour tour of Cartagena in a private vehicle. Entrance fees to La Popa convent and San Felipe castle is also included. 

LOCATION & MAP

  • Centro

    Cartagena's nerve centre serves up breathtaking colonial architecture, the city's top attractions, finest hotels, eateries and drinking dens as well as being the administrative and cultural heart of the city.

    Constructed on one of three islands that are now connected to the Colombian mainland, the historic walled city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

    Ever since UNESCO made the announcement the money has poured into restoring the incredible architecture contained inside its historic walls. Wandering aimlessly through Cartagena's historic center is without question it's one of the highlights of any trip to Colombia. 

    Centro has lost none of its importance over the last three centuries, thanks to the universal allure of its colonial pomp and the concentration of government buildings, hotels, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants in the area. 

    While the riches of the region no longer flow through Cartagena on their way from Colombia, Peru and Ecuador to Spain, the city has maintained its position as the colonial gem in Colombia's Caribbean crown.

    Cartagena's best hotels and restaurants have taken over the uber-casas built by slave traders and Spanish plunderers in the 17th century.

    The richest residents knocked up stunning two and three-storey mansions by the westernmost tip of the walled city, where they bagged the sea breeze, added security, papal pardons and the chance to get an early first whiff of pirates.

    While it was home to the slave traders of yesteryear, today not much has changed with only those at the very top of Colombia's rich list able to afford to maintain these opulent houses in their original residential state.

    As well as hosting the most opulent churches and principal tourist landmarks, Centro is home to the best bars and restaurants in Cartagena.

    Standout foodie destinations include restaurants Don Juan, La Vitrola and Maria and bars and nightclubs like Alquimico, Cafe del MarLa Movida and La Jugada.


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