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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

Half-day Tour of Cartagena

4 hours

Half-day heaven in the Jewel of the Indies

From foot-stamping salsa to streets bursting with art, you'll soon see why Cartagena is magical

  • From 29.56 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 4 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English

What you'll do

Your half-day adventure on the Caribbean coast awaits; why not start in the fortified heart of lively Cartagena outside the beaming yellow Clock Tower - a booming salsa stage at night - or let your sweet tooth lose in a nearby street overflowing with delightful local treats. Nearby, catch a glimpse of a cotton candy-like theater, before seeing the home of Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The San Pedro Claver Church and its dramatic stone front awaits, then pop over to the Customs Plaza for a peek at elegant Colonial-era architecture. Escape the dreamy walled city to hip place-of-the-people Getsemani barrio, a paradise of street art speaking to local issues, and lively street performers you’ll want to join in the dance.

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

In a fortified maze of streets once designed to confuse pirates, navigate the heart of the magical city like a pro, past colonial balconies bursting with bougainvillea and street performers that vary from traditional guitarists to booming beatboxers. Walk across a palm tree-lined plaza underneath the yellow arches of the famous Clock Tower, towards Sweets Street run by mostly women, before darting to the pink pastel Teatro Adolfo Mejía. Nearby is the home to the city's famous Gabriel Garcia Marquez and an ivy-covered mural in the writer's honor. Travel past the towering four-centuries-old San Pedro Claver, before exploring colorful barrio Getsemani, along narrow streets lined with food vendors, politically influenced graffiti, and foot-stamping salsa.

    • With your savvy host as your personal GPS, navigate a maze of streets once meant to confuse pirates on a half-day adventure customized for you.
    • See iconic landmarks like the yellow Clock Tower and San Pedro Claver.
    • Burst past the other tourists to sweet treat heaven in “Portal de los Dulces”.
    • Pass colorful colonial architecture with balconies bursting with bougainvillea, en route to a pastel pink masterpiece.
    • From plazas that turn into booming salsa stages at night to hidden gems that locals love, ask your host for tips on where to spend the rest of your stay in magical Cartagena.
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 4 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 locations)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drink
    • 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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