Private City Tour

Visit Cartagena’s Key Landmarks with a Local Guide

Visit Cartagena’s remarkable, 16th century landmarks and understand the city’s fascinating history with a private city tour that’s designed for visitors that want to see as much of the city as possible but don’t have much time to do so.

  • This Is What We Love

    • A condensed intro to the best Cartagena has to offer. Historic landmarks aplenty!
    • Zooming around Cartagena in the comfort of your own air-conditioned vehicle
    • Exploring San Felipe Castle with an expert on hand to answer all your questions
  • What's Included

    • A four-hour tour of the city in your own private vehicle
    • The Kodak moment with Panoramic views of the city from atop the convent Cerro de La Popa
    • Entry to San Felipe Castle with your own private guide
    • A bilingual guide with great local knowledge
    • Contact with local experts and characters
    • Private pick up from your hotel, house or cruise terminal
    • A bottle of water
  • Who Will Enjoy It

    Visitors without much time in the city that want to see Cartagena’s historic highlights with a real expert giving them the lowdown on the city’s rich history and economic and cultural present

  • What to Bring

    Camera and comfortable clothes

  • Ask Your Local Expert

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  • The Details

    Days: Every day: 09:00-13:00 | 14:00-18:00

    Duration: 4 hrs

    $95 per person
    $115 per person (high season) ?
    Dec 15 - Jan 15
    Easter Week

    Phone Number: +57 318 516 7767

    Rating: TIC Rating

    Rating: Trip Advisor

  • The Lowdown

    Private City Tour

    Escape the heat into an air-conditioned car, with a bilingual certified guide to take you to the city's most beautiful and extraordinary sites.

    You’ll take in Cartagena’s most important historic landmarks including the 17th century city walls and the San Felipe Castle, one of the finest examples of Spanish military architecture.

    Stop for a cup of the world’s best coffee at one of our favourite caffeine pits-stops in Cartagena’s insanely picturesque old town, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

    Panoramic views are served up throughout including a chance to get a shot from up high at La Popa Convent and a glimpse of the thrusting modern city being built in the beach districts of Bocagrande and Castillogrande.

    We’ll leave you back at your hotel/house or at the cruise terminal, or if you prefer drop you at one of our favourite restaurants for lunch or dinner.

    This tour is private and can be scheduled for whenever you would like but to make the most of the day and skip the heat we recommend leaving early (before 09:00) or after the midday sun loses it’s powers (15:00 onwards).


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    • 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 imaginable. Our talented team of travel advisors thrives on left-field requests and strives to make your Cartagena travel dreams a reality. We're here to help good people do great things, which means creating meaningful connections and transformations through travel. Your concierge will make sure you meet the people that will elevate your trip beyond your expectations

    • Quality Assurance

      All the tours and tailor-made trips that make it into our list of activities have been hand-picked or created by our team of talented travel experts. Our goal at This Is Cartagena is to champion regenerative and sustainable tourism that's good for the visitor and good for the destination. We celebrate what makes a destination unique by collaborating with local, independent providers, the personalities that make Cartagena and Colombia so incredible and work with them to ensure the very highest service levels to guarantee a better vacay all the way

    • Insider Intel

      Our team of talented travel advisors are here on-the-ground 24/7, all-year-round and really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. We know everyone and everything there is to know in town and love to introduce visitors to the types of personalities that will make your trip to Colombia extra special. We're storytellers at heart and enjoy creating unforgettable travel tales with good people that want to do great things. We've got the lowdown on what's happening in the city and know all of those off-the-beaten path places that will allow you to leave the tourist trail to everyone else 


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  • Collin J

    Collin J

    Reviewed: 05 February 2020

    ¡What place! Cartagena has everything and the most amazing atmosphere. Perfectly safe for walking. I would definitely recommend a guide as there is so much to see and do. ¡COME ON, COME ON, COME! ON

  • Pete G

    Pete G

    Reviewed: 07 January 2020

    Was alone on this Private Tour in Cartagena, very informative and so much fun myself and Ronald (the guide) laughed the whole day. Would recommend this tour to anyone early in there trip.

  • ValeriaMiraMont


    Reviewed: 04 November 2015

    Hicimos el Private City tour con un guía encantador que hablaba francés, y para terminar nuestro viaje estuvimos en las Islas del Rosario ¡Todo fue maravilloso!

  • Rodolfo G

    Rodolfo G

    Reviewed: 13 June 2019

    Excellent, good professionals scheduled the bests private tours on vacations for me in Cartagena Colombia. ¡The best and excellent vacation ever!

  • jeremmoreau


    Reviewed: 01 February 2017

    This Is Cartagena helped me to get engaged. I told them what I wanted to do and they made it happen. They made very special.

  • luissY5788CS


    Reviewed: 08 February 2017

    This is Cartagena are very kind and ready to help any time. All the tours were amazing and the staff is excellent.

  • kelseyh548


    Reviewed: 05 January 2017

    Very friendly, helpful, and informative staff. This Is Cartagena able to help book tours/boat rentals. They recommended restaurants and offered to help make reservations in Cartagena.

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