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Private Tour - Gabriel Garcia Marquez Living to tell the tale provided by Sion Tours

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Private Tour - Gabriel Garcia Marquez Living to tell the tale

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    Centro Histórico de Cartagena, Bolívar
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Choose the time of departure between 8:00am and 6:00pm. Our tour starts from your hotel and then go through some places that the writer Gabriel García Marques includes in his novels, reports and stories where we will see the main characteristics of the life of Gabo. We'll locate the bibliographical references of writings like: "One Hundred Yeas of Solitude", "The Autumn of the Patriarch", "The General in his Labyrinth", "Living To Tell Of Tell", "Of the Love and other Demons", "Love in the time of the Cholera" etc. We'll walk through the Old City, and cross Cartagena Extramural witch take us to know neighborhoods like Manga, Pie de la Popa and Gethsemane. During the whole tour we'll see the sunrise and sunset of Gabo's life, from its beginnings, its misfortunes, to its successes and achievements. We'll see both unreal and imaginary places as important historical places as the university where he studied, the places where he worked and the place where now lie their remains.
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Important Information
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle or
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Histórico de Cartagena, Bolívar
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Sion Tours
Great Tour of Cartagena
Sam was an amazing tour guide!!! He shared a lot of historical and modern day stories, we learned so much and the t
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Nico tour guide was great.
Planned a group tour but due to covid I was the only on trip. Travelled in air conditioned car. Nico was my guide
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Excellent tour, very thorough!
We loved this tour! Nico was amazing, and showed us a great time. Worked very hard to make sure we were happy, and
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Great day!
I had a great time on my private tour. I got to go exactly where I wanted, and Sam was so knowledgeable. He was a w
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An amazing tour of beautiful Cartagena!!!!
Nico is the ultimate tour guide!!! Knowledgable, warm, accommodating, and professional. We only had a short visit t
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Sheila S
Fantastic Tour of the City
Al was our guide and Luis was the driver on this wonderful tour. We never would have been able to do this on our ow
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City tour
Petrona was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and very good English. We hit the highlights of the city. Very c
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Reliable Company
We contacted this company from the UK prior to our recent Marella cruise, because we wanted to explore the fort at
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Евгений К
Loved this tour- highly recommend
Enjoyed every moment of it. Good walk, especially during early morning when there is no heat. All important points
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Best way to see Cartagena
Our private tour was the perfect way to see all of the top sites of Cartagena...without losing our cool. The van p
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As a history buff, I really ejoyed the Private Tour.
Traveling to the fort and the monastary in an air conditioned car was great. The view from the monastary allows yo
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Great guide
Nico was lovely and gave a great explanation to questions asked. Left feeling better informed about the history and
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Total waste of time/ money
The guide was nice but gave us zero information about the city, its history, etc. He seems more interested in getti
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Informative Overview
Guide was Nico. Very friendly and knowledgeable overview of Cartagena. Was flexible though there was an agenda to g
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Cartagena trip
We had a very informative tour with Dency, she was full of historical facts and very friendly. We were picked up pr
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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