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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

Introductory Tour of Cartagena

3 hours

Kickstart your trip to Cartagena

The perfect intro to this loud-and-proud pulsating portside city.

  • From 24.38 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English

What you'll do

Welcome to Cartagena 101: accompany your savvy host behind the fortress walls of the Old Town and its beaming yellow Clock Tower to start this adventure. Then be sure to pop to Portal de Los Dulces (Sweets Street) to stick your hand in the local cookie jar. Your host will guide you past pretty-as-a-postcard landmarks like the pink pastel Teatro Heredia and point out must-try restaurants serving Caribbean delicacies to try on the rest of your trip. Rub shoulders with locals at a nearby plaza, a canvas for the work of artist Fernando Botero, but dodge the crowds to the evolving and laid-back barrio Getsemani, grabbing the world's attention for its politically influenced street art, foot-stamping buskers and café's galore: not to fret, your host knows just the eatery to try.

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

You'll navigate the weaving cobblestone streets of barricaded Old Town like a pro (thanks to your street-smart host), darting between two palm tree-lined plazas sprinkled with famous landmarks towards the iconic yellow Clock Tower ­– drop a pin, because this spot evolves into a pulsating salsa platform when the sun goes down. Dart through the Roman-style arches towards a cluster of women operating overflowing sweet carts, before passing a yellow Spanish-style cathedral en route to the pretty-in-pink Teatro Heredia. Weave through crowds admiring the work of Botero at balconied Plaza de Santo Domingo, then dart away to colorful neighborhood Getsemani, through alleys decorated with colorful flags and street art that packs a political punch. 

    • Get a crash course on navigating Cartagena's historic heart like a pro thanks to your street-smart host.
    • Marvel at iconic landmarks, like the yellow beaming Clock Tower, and get tips for the rest of your trip you won't find in a guidebook.
    • Drop a GPS pin at the best local eateries to try later on your trip.
    • Get your questions about portside Cartagena ready for your street-smart host, who knows where all the hidden gems are.
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 3 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 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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