Cartagena Tours
Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles
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Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

By Sion Tours Reliable
About
Don’t let limited time in Cartagena stop you seeing the best of the colonial city. Cover more sights in less time without breaking a sweat on a half-day sightseeing tour that transports you between attractions in an air-conditioned coach and provides a great introduction for first-time visitors.
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$55.00
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • See the best of Cartagena in just half a day
  • Enjoy a mix of guided sightseeing and free time at attractions
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off mean you don't have to find a meeting point

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Pickup and Drop Off in Hotels Specific Areas
  • Entry/Admission - La Popa Convent
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29253P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
        • The attraction named "La Popa" is subject to availability (it will be replaced with other monuments or attractions)
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29253P1

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        About the operator
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        • Sion Tours Reliable
          309
          Cartagena, Colombia
          Joined in December 2015
        • shirleybG8780CC
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Had an amazing time!
          Nico was an incredible good guide! He was very knowledgeable, kind, and answered all our questions. Book with him you won’t regret it.
          Written July 15, 2024
        • vagabond_b
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Top notch tour
          Al was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable about Colombian history. He was also considerate and kind. I would definitely recommend this tour.
          Written July 5, 2024
        • brianbF1470KR
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Adaptable and informative
          Really great tour. Nice car with strong air conditioning. We learned a lot about the city and moved to areas we might not have seen. Our driver Gabriel and guide K I k e were thoughtful and attentive. When it was hot and we didn’t choose to walk, they adapted and drove us. Very good tour.
          Written July 4, 2024
        • JaxMahan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          EXCELLENT Private Tour with Angelica
          Angelica was an incredibly good guide. She explained the historical and cultural significance of Cartagena’s major sites (the Monastery, the Fort) as well as the strategies for the various fortifications. The tunnels were WILD! (Almost lost my husband - smile). Near the end of the tour. Angelica took us to a local cafe for some traditional arroz coco, friend chicken, and patacone. It was so pleasant to hear about Columbia’s history from a native. Oh, and Ricardo did an excellent job of driving us about the sometimes crowded streets. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
          Written June 2, 2024
        • Quest16010185178
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent day and saw lots!
          Amazing day and fantastic tour to do. Guide was accommodating for my 81 year old mother with walking restrictions. Not a rushed day. Saw a lot and had a wonderful lunch which we added in.
          Written May 19, 2024
        • seshs2014
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour
          Roque Vergara is an excellent guide and the entire tour was very laid back and enjoyable. Learned a lot about the history of the city and got to see several interesting spots. Highly recommend.
          Written May 16, 2024
        • IT14421
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Tour!
          Nico was great! We had an amazing time touring Cartagena and would highly recommend using him. He took us all around the city and we saw everything we wanted. He was very helpful and had some great stories!
          Written May 5, 2024
        • CynthiaN14
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome Cartagena tour!
          We had an incredible tour with Alvaro and Fernando. Our guide, Alvaro passionately shared the history, culture, and interesting facts of Cartagena with us. Alvaro's knowledge was extensive. Fernando was an excellent driver, navigating us to our destinations efficiently. Awesome tour!
          Written April 28, 2024
        • roberthT1972MF
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cartegena Private Tour
          Touring in a private car with our guide Nico was a great experience. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions. We toured the city visiting the most visited sites as well as off the beaten path neighborhoods to gain an inkling of how residents live in this culture. Our driver skillfully navigated the clogged streets of Categena. In retrospect, this was a very good choice over tour buses.
          Written April 24, 2024
        • Kamelia H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect 4 hour hour private tour of Cartagena
          We had a driver, Fernando, and a tour guide, Francisco. It was incredibly warm and humid and they did a great job trying to keep us in the shade and keeping the car cool for us. Francisco was very knowledgeable about Cartagena and Columbian history and culture and spoke excellent English. We were very thankful we chose this private tour instead of a large excursion from the ship. Despite the heavy traffic, Fernando made sure we didn’t miss a thing and got us back to our ship with plenty of time to spare. Excellent tour! We highly recommend it!
          Written April 23, 2024
        • badwyer
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous and informative
          Francisco is a fabulous guide who is very knowledgeable about Cartagena and who clearly loves his city. We were able to see much in a short period of time and would definitely seek him out again if we get back to Cartagena. I think going back to Cartagena is more likely for us because of our great experience.
          Written April 19, 2024
        • T7591LBseana
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Walking tour with Nico
          Nico was a fantastic guide! He was incredibly knowledgeable and fielded all of our questions. He even helped us haggle for a few things from the local vendors! We felt like we were in very good hands.
          Written April 14, 2024
        • Road30625039726
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Jaime y Eduardo Numero Uno!
          A wonderful tour with Jaime as a guide and Eduardo as the driver. Well worth the money! It was an informative, fun and relaxing experience!
          Written April 11, 2024
        • Timandjoann
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun and detailed excursion in Cartegena Columbia
          Else our guide from Sion (through (Viator) , we did Fort Felipe, the Monastery (wow- best view in Cartagena) and the walled city- could not have had a better day. Watching buses of tourists struggle around I was able to seriously enjoy my day with my wife and our guide and driver! It was exceptional and an amazing time - highly recommend this trip, tour company and guide, the whole day was exceptional. .
          Written April 6, 2024
        • Skycop
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful And excellent Cartagena Tour
          Excelent tour! Our tour guide Rosmy was so knowledgeable and friendly our driver Fernando was very professional. Lucas who pick up us from the ship very polite. A wonderful team. Do not hesitate to book this tour. Un tour excelente!
          Written April 5, 2024
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles40 reviews
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        Nico
        17 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Solo
        The air conditioned mini bus was a great way to get around town. Issac was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. It took almost an hour from my pickup to pickup the remaining people before we got to the first stop in Bocagrande. I was told in the late morning they could not pick me up in the walled city hotel I was in and had to meet then 10 min away closer to the wall. The tour info was great. The mixed Spanish and English group made it more challenging to guide, it would have been ideal to have separate groups as I felt we missed a lot of content in spanish. The convent and fort was nice to visit and had great views. the info was not very detailed (more details of the history could have been provided). The tour felt short and not detailed enough for the price paid. No info was provided for the walled city and various landmarks within it. We finished the tour at an emerald store where the staff gave a presentation on how to find them and process them.
        Written January 1, 2024
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        RICHARD G
        15 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023
        Absolutely stay away from these people!! Prepaid in full, received confirmation(s) and reminder(s), including specific pick up spot and then was cancelled the morning of the tour via email. A lame explanation that was nonsensical as to not being able to come to the designated pick up point at the pier. Essentially ruined our experience in Cartagena as the ship had sold out on all of the other tours and nothing else on Trip Advisor available. Interestingly, the operator of the tour is named Sion Tours "RELIABLE". NOT.
        Written April 13, 2023
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        in the voucher and description of this specific tour that it is not for cruise passengers, because they are different times and there is no authorization from the port to pick up passengers there. canceled with full refund.
        Written April 14, 2023
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        Alicia A
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022 • Couples
        Nico, our guide, was the best—informative, professional, and flexible. He adapted the tour to our needs. We learned so much about Colombian history and saw so much of the city, but what was most impressive was his compassion for every person we encountered on our tour. Nico is truly a special person. We learned as much about how to treat others as we did about the city!
        Written August 7, 2022
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        A4401DAaliciaa Greetings! Really for us it was a pleasure to serve them, and they will take an unforgettable memory of our City, Thank you for your opinion, Share.
        Written August 20, 2022
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        Melissa M
        12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was a comprehensive tour led by Julio Pacheco who is the OG of tour guides. The warmth and love for Cartagena shone forth from his heart- he made us fall in love with the city. It was a golden experience
        Written May 6, 2023
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        ENL
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2021
        We had a 4-hour tour of Cartegena with Nico and it was fabulous. We were picked up and shuttled around in a comfortable air-conditioned van and made 5 stops during our time. At each, Nico guided us through the history, culture, and significance of the location while sharing his own personal story. It was a fabulous day and I can't recommend him more highly.
        Written May 26, 2021
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        Myrna L L
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Family
        Nico our Guide is extraordinary! He knows a lot of Cartagena History,
        He shared with us some personal experiences related to the places we visited.
        We enjoyed a lot all the tour, and all the people in Cartagena recognized Nico,so you feel like you are walkinh with a hollywood star!!!
        Written August 19, 2023
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        Nathalia R
        Boston, MA25 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022 • Solo
        While they were 45minutes late to pick me up, Al our tour guide was very friendly and wise. If you looking for an educational tour to Cartagena, this is your tour. They took us to all the unesco spots and even recommended restaurants with traditional Colombian food.
        Written August 5, 2022
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        Shannon H
        Chicago, Illinois, United States1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2021
        This tour was EXCELLENT. Our guide Nico is a PRO. He knows everyone, and has a wealth of information about the city. Also really wonderful was to hear about how Cartagena has changed over the years. Hearing his story and how he and his family came to Cartagena was terrific. Recommend HIGHLY.
        Written April 5, 2021
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        prolfes
        Evanston, Il5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We took a city tour with Nico, who shared interesting information about Cartagena. He tailored the tour to our interests and the air conditioned car was very appreciated. It was easy to book and the pick up at our hotel was on time. I would highly recommend Nico as your Cartagena personal guide!
        Written October 17, 2022
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        Hello Prolfes, nice to greet you, for us it was a pleasure to accompany you on your visit to Cartagena, we appreciate your opinion
        Written October 21, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Brigid M
        Chicago, Illinois, United States4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2021
        What a great way to see and learn more about Cartagena! Nico was such a knowledgeable, thoughtful guide. I particularly enjoyed his tour around the San Filipe Fortress, and his tips on where to get the best photos.

        He even sent us home with a little something-something from Cartagena! You'd be a fool not to call him up for a tour.

        We got the tip from Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, a great hotel as well!
        Written April 9, 2021
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