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

Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles
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Tour snapshot
See the best of Cartagena in just half a day
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
30
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    30
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29253P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Entry/Admission - La Popa Convent
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Entry/Admission - La Popa Convent
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
23 reviews
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Scovacationers
Lake Orion, MI33 contributions
Al was our guide and Luis was the driver on this wonderful tour. We never would have been able to do this on our own because the traffic is very heavy and detours are frequent. They picked us up at the cruise ship dock, and they knew exactly where to go and how to get there. We drove around the beautiful Bocagrande area along with Old Town with its narrow, one-way streets and many people. Other unforgettable sights were the fort and monastery, both which provided rich historical overviews and beautiful views of the city. I highly recommend Sion Tours.
Written April 9, 2020
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ENL
1 contribution
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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Shannon H
Chicago, Illinois, United States1 contribution
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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Brigid M
Chicago, Illinois, United States3 contributions
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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Seksan S
4 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
Planned a group tour but due to covid I was the only on trip. Travelled in air conditioned car. Nico was my guide. He spoke English very well. He did a great job explaining history, culture, people, food and any random thing with excellent knowledge. Very informative and patient with my questions. Definitely made the tour worth it. Superb job would recommend Nico without reservations.
Written January 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rick W
Viera, FL51 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Without question, The Tours by Locals is the best way to get expertly guided tours in Cartagena or in Barcelona.
Had a 4 hour private tour with 12 people and the tour guide was Daniel Grey (May 2018). He gave us a super tour of the area within limited time to all the areas of interest. Travelled in AC Mercedes Van. Had a good driver who knew the side roads.
Daniel is a super personality loaded with knowledge of the area and well versed in English. He has the ability to easily convey the history and the highlights of the area.
The Tours by Local staff was ever so good in responding to any of our questions.
The tour was reasonable i price and high in value. and no issue in his on timer performance and returning us to the ship.
Would recommend Tours by Locals in any locale. Thanks...TBL.
Written June 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank so mucho for choose our service , was a great pleasure attend you !!!!
Written June 5, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer C
21 contributions
Very informational, good pictures, and friendly staff! I would recommend this is you are visiting for a short stay and want to see a lot in a short time.
Written April 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jennifer thanks for choose our service , was the great pleasure attend you !!!
Written June 5, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adventurer583163
10 contributions
They picked me up at my hotel about 10min early, which is fine by me, better than late! There was only one other tourist on the bus, and I'm surprised they didn't cancel the whole tour since that wouldn't seem cost effective to me. But I am glad they didn't! The tour guide spoke English to us both the whole time; his name was Richard. He immediately started pointing out landmarks and explaining things about Colombia and Cartagena. We stopped a lot for any photos we wanted to take, he even helped take photos of me since I was traveling solo. The market he took us to was Las Bóvedas, one of THE top marketplaces in the city, not something you can get just anywhere (Google it if you don't believe me)

Since sharing photos with my family, my brother is now highly interested in visiting Cartagena, and I demanded that he take this tour AND ask for Richard! :)
Written February 28, 2019
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Marjory G
2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
We just finished the tour yesterday and it was a joke to say the least! There were a bunch of us that were wondering what was going on.... I was picked up on time but one German guy waited and hour to be picked up. We were told it was a tour in English but they mixed our group with Spanish speakers since there were not enough of us. .... so you did not really get much info. First they dropped us off for a photo by the sea wall then to a sculpture of two shoes... an hour and a half in we finally got to the fort.... it was only a 4 hour tour.... we hardly got any information about Cartagena .... they then took us to a place to by the "best" souvenirs which was the exact same stuff if not worse then what is around town.
There were 4 or 5 of us ho hated the tour and all left the tour, actually half of the group took off during the tour... English and Spanish speakers....
I honestly think that these reviews on this site can not be real... not if they had the tour we had....
Stay far away for this one.... If I could get my money back... I would....
Even the guide was a bit of a joke... only asking the single people to review the tour... only three out of the 22 that should have gotten the form.
Best idea is the free walking tour and take a taxi to the fort ($2) and look on Wikapedia to find out the history ... save your $40

A REAL JOKE! STAY FAR AWAY!
Written February 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
pixelat
We regret the inconveniences that have occurred in the tour ... based on your comment and according to our customer service policies will be made the full refund of your payment. Hernán Reales Sion Tours
Written February 25, 2019
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chakfam
mississauga, ontario9 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Our driver and tour guide were amazing, professional and courteous. Dancy, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate and proud to share her knowledge of the city and history of Cartegna. Overall, a wonderful experience with Sion tours.
Written December 23, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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chicagolovestotravel
chicagolovestotravel
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Great way to see the city
Nico took us to interesting spots around the city and gave us historical information as well as answered questions
grahamz
grahamz
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Wonderful Cartagena
Amazing walking tour of the city with Dency, spoke excellent English and knows all the history and back alleys. It
Christie A
Christie A
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Great introduction to Cartagena
This was a wonderful tour and we had a great time. It was a good orientation for us our first day in town. The guid
JoelEEckhause
JoelEEckhause
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Well worth the time
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. She readily shared her knowledge enthusiasm for Cartagena.
LLV280Z
LLV280Z
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Fab Tour Folks and An Excellent Way to See Cartagena
Our tour "man in charge" Nico was on top of things, flexing as our plans flexed! This was perfect for us as this wa
olivos63
olivos63
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Nico in beautiful Cartagena
there is an amazing history in Cartagena and Nico is the most experienced tour guide you can have in Cartagena. Nic
Thomas B
Thomas B
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Thank you, Cesar and Nico!
This was such a great experience for me and my girlfriend. Cesar took us to all of the key places in Cartagena whil
ckeller122
ckeller122
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Nico led walking tour of walled Cartegena
Nico was our guide for a walking tour of the walled city. He was knowledgeable, personable, and most importantly, f
A3013OZjohns
A3013OZjohns
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Great mix of riding and walking
We had a fabulous 4 hr. private tour of Cartagena with Nico and driver. The careful driver took us to the La Popa M
UncleScooter
UncleScooter
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The Real History of Cartagena
Nico was excellent if you like tour guides that know more history about the area than just about anyone and speak c
Racquel N
Racquel N
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10/10 recommend
AMAZING! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of Cartegena. My husband and I felt safe, and were well taken c
Ewess92
Ewess92
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Excellent Cartagena Tour
Nico was an excellent tour guide with real expertise in Cartagena. After visiting Bogota and Medellin, we thought C
R9840ZHhowardb
R9840ZHhowardb
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Best Vacation
Our driver, Nico was knowledgeable, a great communicator and a pleasure to be with. What a treat! I will strongly r
zzahmed21
zzahmed21
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Incredible!
Nico is a really sweet tour guide and very flexible. We added one person last minute and he was able to accommodate
308mitchk
308mitchk
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Breathtaking Cartagena
Nico was tremendous....full of knowledge. He navigated the city streets like a true professional all the while givi
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