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Cartagena city tour

This city tour is available from hotels within the city of Cartagena


If you are visiting Cartagena then you already know that it is the Jewel in the Caribbean, Colombia’s number one tourism destination and the most outstanding Spanish colonial port city anywhere in the world.

Such an incredible city did not appear overnight, its narrow streets and colour-washed walls tell countless stories and harbour centuries of fascinating and often bloody history.

We would be the first to admit that Cartagena is excellent for wandering its pretty streets without a plan, drinking cocktails in the mid-afternoon heat, watching the sun set over the Caribbean and sampling some of the city’s excellent cuisine. But to truly appreciate Cartagena is to learn about its history with an expert. Every façade, street & church tells a bewitching story.

The Colombian Way has developed a range of city tour options to suit all budgets, group sizes and interests.

Tour options

2 hour walking tour

Our 2 hour walking tour of the old city is the perfect introduction to Cartagena and focuses on the walled city itself. It includes all the principal historic sites. Your tour can terminate at one of Cartagena’s incredible museums or churches, options include Museo San Pedro Claver, Palacio de la Inquisición, Museo de Oro, Catedral Santa Catalina, Iglesia Santo Domingo, Teatro Heredia & Museo Naval.

Entrance to a museum or church at the end of your tour is not included and must be paid locally, the Museo del Oro is free to enter.

3 hour walking tour

An extended version of the 2 hour walking tour which includes Cartagena’s historic Getsemaní district. The authentic and less developed part of Cartagena’s historic old town.

4 hour comprehensive tour

The ultimate Cartagena city tour, a 4 hour experience which not only includes Cartagena’s historic centre, but also the traditional neighbourhood of Getsemaní, Castillo San Felipe and the monastery of La Popa.

The tour includes private transport to/between San Felipe and La Popa and entrances to both attractions. Destinations in the historic centre include San Diego, Torre del Reloj, Paseo de los Dulces, San Pedro Claver, Museo de la Inquisición, Plaza Bolívar, Plaza Santo Domingo, Café del Mar and Plaza Santa Teresa.

Groups sizes

All tours are available from 1 person up to groups of 32 people. The tours are ideal for school groups and cruise ship visitors alike.


All of our Cartagena city tours are available in a wide range of languages including English, Spanish, German, Italian, French and Portuguese.

We say

  • Cartagena is breathtaking and a city tour really brings Cartagena to life. The tours ensure that you see Cartagena rather than just look at it.
  • Our Cartagena city guides are real experts and know the city inside out, by all means ask them for information on restaurants, nightlife and other activities to make the most of your time in the city.


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