Our most complete guided tour of Cartagena de Indias by car is ideal for those who want to discover the most important places in this enchanting Colombian city.
Guided Tour of Cartagena de Indias
After picking you up from your hotel between 1:15 pm and 2:30 pm, we'll start our tour by driving along the coast of Cartagena de Indias to admire the impressive views of the bay and the volcanic sand beaches.
We'll visit the Bocagrande and Castillogrande districts, where the most exclusive neighbourhoods of the city are located. After passing La Bodeguita tourist pier, we'll approach the Clock Tower, built in colonial times as the entrance to the walled city of Cartagena. We'll pass by the Convention Centre and the Getsemaní neighbourhood.
Since its foundation, Cartagena has been a port of great strategic importance, and the Spanish built numerous military buildings to protect the city from pirates and enemy powers. We'll visit the fortress of San Felipe de Barajas, the most important of these fortifications. Nearby, we'll admire the statue of Blas de Lezo, a Spanish admiral who led the defence of the city against the English.
Our tour will take us through the charming squares and cobbled streets of Cartagena as we learn all about its history. We'll pass the city's beautiful colonial houses and visit Las Bóvedas. You'll have about 20 minutes of free time to browse the numerous handicraft and antique shops hidden under the arcades of this former military warehouse.
We'll then continue the tour with a walk through the historic centre. We'll pass the Baluarte de Santo Domingo and cross the Calle de los Estribos and the squares of Santo Domingo, Bolivar and San Pedro Clavel. We'll also visit the Museum of San Pedro Claver, dedicated to the enslaved peoples and the first abolitionists of Colombia.
The tour will then continue to the Plaza de la Aduana and then to the Plaza de los Coches, from where we'll enjoy the views of the Clock Tower. We'll end the guided tour of Cartagena in La Marina Park. From there, we'll return by car to your hotel, where we'll arrive around 5:30 pm.
Hotel Pick Up
Pick up times vary depending on the area where you are staying:
- North zone: from 1:15 pm to 1:30 pm.
- Historic centre: from 1:45 pm to 2 pm.
- Bocagrande and Laguito: from 2:15 pm to 2:30 pm.
Per personUS$ 24.90
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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by car or minibus.
English speaking guide.
Entry to San Felipe Castle.
Entry to the San Pedro Claver Museum.
When to book?
You can book up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity promotes local production.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.