Private tour

Cartagena: Private City Tour in an Air-Conditioned Vehicle

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Activity provider: Sion Tours S.A.S
Private tour

Cartagena: Private City Tour in an Air-Conditioned Vehicle

Activity provider: Sion Tours S.A.S

From US$ 127.65 per group up to 1

Enjoy the comfort of a private guided tour with your partner, friends, or family. Discover the most important highlights of Cartagena de Indias, and its historical heritage dating back to 1984.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from any hotel, airbnb, or location within the area of the Old City, Crespo, Boquilla, Castillogrande, Laguito, Getsemani, and Manga. Cruise or flight passengers can also arrange to be picked up from the port or airport in Cartagena.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • See all the most important sights of Cartagena de Indias
  • Explore the neighborhoods of Getsemani, the historical center, the modern area of Bocagrande, the bay of Cartagena and the port district of Manga
  • Enjoy the experience of learning the culture of the Caribbean, visit the craft market, enjoy the cuisine and learn about the history of the city
  • Visit the convent of La Popa, San Felipe de Barajas Castle and other monuments of the city
  • Tour the city in comfortable vehicles with air conditioning and luxury service and a tour guide that will involve you in unforgettable experiences
Full description

Make the most of this private tour to visit the principal sites of interest in the old city of Cartagena — all while traveling in comfort, on board a luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Starting in the downtown area, you will head to the Manga neighborhood, where you can appreciate the beautiful mansions built at the beginning of the 20th century. Continue on to the highest part of the city, where there is a convent dating from the beginning of the 17th century. Visit the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, considered the most important fortification in South America. From here, you will head to the walled city, with a stop for some shopping. Following a little retail therapy, visit the different squares of the city and admire the old colonial houses. After a journey of historical discovery, fast-forward to the present day and explore the modern part of Cartagena, including the Bohemian neighborhood of Gethsemane. This neighborhood is so authentically charming and on the cusp of a commercial explosion. Immerse yourself in Spanish colonial architecture, dance halls, graffiti art, boutique hotels, food vendors, and stunning public plazas.

Then head to the old neighborhood of San Diego, and see the oldest bullring in Colombia, now a shopping center. Discover the square of San Diego with its imposing palaces Convent of San Diego (today a school of fine arts), and Convent of Santa Clara, where the luxurious Sofitel Legend is located today.

End with a walking tour of the main churches and squares of the walled city to the Clock Tower.

  • Driver
  • Professional tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff (from selected areas)
  • Port pickup and dropoff
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Two entrance tickets for attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Public transport ticket

Know before you go

  • Bring comfortable shoes - there will be a lot of walking on uneven surfaces
  • Don’t forget your sunglasses and a head towel
  • Wheelchair accessible (including all transportation)
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: names of travellers, ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • The attraction named "La Popa" is subject to availability and can be replaced with a visit to museums or churches
  • Please ensure you do not suffer from serious medical conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 35 reviews

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My husband and I had the best time on our tour. Fernando our tour guide and George our driver were fantastic. Fernando was so knowledgeable about his country and his city. We did the tour our first afternoon in the city and it was perfect because it gave us a great overview of the city, its different neighborhoods and its history. You also get VIP service because Fernando knows EVERYONE! We never had to wait in line for anything, he was talking to people everywhere we went and you could tell he was such a genuine friendly person that everyone lived.

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February 18, 2023

Our primate group tour of (6) people had a wonderful experience with this agency. Because each couple in our group wanted to see & do different things our tour Guide Oscar was extremely accommodating- This cannot be done if you are on a group tour bus. I would highly recommend the services of this company on your visit to Cartagena…

February 17, 2023

Our guide Alvaro “Al” was just the best, very knowledgeable and helpful in anyway-a treasure of knowledge in history, economy and present situation of his country Columbia and his town Cartagena. Very accommodating to all our wishes and such a pleasant personality. The driver Edgar always waited for us already with his air conditioned car when we came back from a stroll with our guide in town or at one of the sights. GetyourGuide and Sion Travel organized everything very well- right from the start. Very satisfied would recommend 150%

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December 18, 2022

Product ID: 204016