Guided tour

Cartagena: City, San Peter & San Felipe Castle Guided Tour

Activity provider: Guianza Express SAS

Cartagena: City, San Peter & San Felipe Castle Guided Tour

Activity provider: Guianza Express SAS

From US$ 29.17 per person

Visit the Cartagena essentials on this guided city tour. Hop on an air-conditioned van to discover the main sites such as San Peter Church, the San Felipe Castle, the Walled City, and more.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Cartagena’s old city and see the Fort of San Felipe
  • Take a drive around Cartagena Bay and admire the views
  • Enjoy the commentary of an informative bilingual guide
Full description

Discover the magic of Cartagena – declared a World Heritage Site for its architectural distinction and its history – on this 4-hour, small-group tour. Visit the main sites around the city and learn the rich stories behind its culture.

Visit San Peter Claver Church, where you can know the history of the founder of Humans Rights, a priest known as the slave of the slave. From there, explore Fort San Felipe de Barajas, a 16th-century hilltop fortress built by the Spanish to protect against pirates and the English navy.

Your guide will accompany you to tell the stories within the fort and explain more of its importance to Cartagena.

Make a quick stop at an emblematic symbol of Cartagena – the Old Shoes Monument – and continue into the Walled City. Take a guided walk around the historic center and gain a deep understanding of its culture and architecture before returning to your hotel.

Includes
  • Admission tickets for San Felipe Fort
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (for Hotels ubicated at Zona Norte, Bocagrande, and Laguito)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance to San Pedro Church
  • Visit to Old Shoes Monument
  • Walled city walking tour
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

For Hotels at the historic center and Getsemaní we have three meetings points: Muelle de los Pegasos, Pegasus Decks. In front of the Pegasus Monument (Horses with wings) 1:40 PM. Las Bóvedas 1:35 PM. Charleston Santa Teresa Hotels 1:45 PM. We can pick you up if you're at at Zona Norte, Bocagrande and Laguito hotels.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Know before you go

  • Bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a camera.
  •  When booking, please provide hotel details for everyone in the group.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 148 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Thorough guide "around"& through the city, doesn't really go into the old city except at the end to visit emerald products being marketed etc However the guide's narration around the modern city was very informative and the best part of the tour was the Fortress San Felipe (Magnificent!) No one on the school bus spoke English so the tour guide was only too thrilled that I am bilingual and he conducted the entire tour in Spanish which was fine. The panoramic view from La Popa was nice but if you're not impressed by religious artifacts the monastery was a bit "extra." I felt the pick up and meet up processed MAY HAVE been well organized but it felt a bit sluggish.

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October 13, 2022

Carlos was absolutely amazing! He explained everything in both English and Spanish. Really helps understand the importance of Cartagena. He went the extra mile to keep us informed and give us time for pictures, questions, and to purchase items. He even dropped our items off at our hotel after leaving them on the bus! Highly recommend!

August 18, 2022

Oscar our guide was very knowledgable and I learned a lot! He really tried to accomodate me the best he could. However, I was the only person who didn't speak Spanish out of 16 people, so I feel like I got less information than if I had able to understand what was said in Spanish.

July 22, 2022

Product ID: 71374