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Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge

Full-day Tour of Cartagena

8 hours

Sunrise to sunset: the ultimate Cartagena experience

Take all day to dance to the rhythm of a city pulsating with culture.

  • From 36.88 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 8 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English

What you'll do

Discover pulsating Cartagena in a day tailored to you, like seeing cultures from across the world meet outside the fortified Old Town entrance, a stage for bambuco guitarists and palanquera women selling tropical fruit. Escape the heat to leafy Bolívar Square to see a statue of Simón Bolívar, pose at a hidden pink courthouse, and grab some luck from artist Fernando Botero's Fat Gertrude. For lunch, maybe try a traditional seafood dish from a spot locals love, before admiring the historic Cathedral of Cartagena. In the afternoon, visit dungeons-turned-market Las Bóvedas, then see once seedy neighborhood turned charming Getsemani, a treasure trove of street art inspired by local legends. End the day with a sunset view from a white sandy beach in swanky barrio Bocagrande.

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge

Where you’ll go

Explore the Jewel of the Indies along cobblestone alleyways in central Old Town, surrounded by high walls that once kept pirates at bay, lined with musicians representing all walks of life. Amidst secret narrow alleys booming like a salsa party, pass colonial balconies bursting with bougainvillea to stroll through impromptu street dancing in Bolívar Square. Dart to a nearby basilica, emanating Spanish influence, to the yellow vaults of a market teeming with culture. Starving? Nearby La Mulata serves traditional soup-like (and delicious) Sancocho de Pescado. After lunch, escape to the colorful barrio Getsemani, reclaimed by world-class street artists and dotted with locals playing board-slamming dominoes, before retiring to the sugar sand beaches of Bocagrande.

    • Discover why Cartagena is nicknamed 'The Magic City,' along cobblestone streets bursting with Colombian rhythm.
    • See ancient architectural influences in bright shades, such as the yellow masterpiece Cathedral of Cartagena, and pop off the tourist track to pose outside a pink courthouse.
    • See the Caribbean Sea from historic walls built to keep pirates at bay.
    • Wander a maze of cobblestone streets, built to confuse enemies of the past, now pulsating with salsa rhythm and everyday local life.
    • Get your camera ready for the world-class murals of hipster-friendly Getsemani neighborhood.
    • Visit an eatery that locals love to try traditional seafood dish Sancocho de Pescado, and ask your host about a hidden gem to try a cheesy and creamy (mmm)Mote de Queso.
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 8 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food & drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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