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Emerald jewelry making class and visit to Emerald Museum and FREE WALKING TOUR provided by Cartagena Destiny Tours

Emerald jewelry making class and visit to Emerald Museum and FREE WALKING TOUR

Emerald jewelry making class and visit to Emerald Museum and FREE WALKING TOUR
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Because we are gift you a FREE WALKING TOUR if you take this Classes Jewerly Tour Emerald jewelry making class and visit to Emerald Museum + FREE walking tour in the Old City INCLUSIONS Drive from port to San Felipe Casttle Photo Stop San Felipe Casttle Drive to Bocagrande - emerald jewelry making class Visit Emerald Museum Drive from Bocagrande to Old City Short Walking Tour Bilingual Guide Bottle of Water Return drive to port
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  • Mobile tickets accepted
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Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 75465P18
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Private transportation
Exclusions
Lunch • Breakfast
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Meeting point : You need to walk like 700 feet from cruise ( or take the shuttle bus) and we will be there for you with the sign with your name 8am, 8 y 30 am, 9 am Monday to Sunday
Inclusions
Private transportation
Exclusions
Lunch • Breakfast
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Meeting point : You need to walk like 700 feet from cruise ( or take the shuttle bus) and we will be there for you with the sign with your name 8am, 8 y 30 am, 9 am Monday to Sunday
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory
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mutzlover
Quincy, IL18 contributions
It was so much fun! And I can't even wear jewelry!
Oct 2019
I didn't want to go, but the other 3 in my party were enthusiastic. Then it turned out to be a very fun event. There were just the 4 of us "Apprentices", 2 Instructors, a guide to help with translation and 2 -3 other employees there. We took our class in the actual room with the horologists. First we had a tour of the museum where we learned how to tell quality from quantity. Our jewelry was silver and raw, cheap quality emeralds. We made a pendant, a ring, a bracelet and earrings. We got to keep one for free. The other pieces were $30 a piece, so definitely not cheap and considering how unskilled we were, probably worth more for their sentimental value.. But with that class came a huge discount for buying quality pieces in the attached shop. Yes, the whole thing is a ploy to get you to buy - but it was still so much fun, and my instructor, Ana, was so thoughtful and kind. I got "perfect!" and "high five" on some of my loops. My sister's instructor encouraged her also but then would fix her mistakes while she said that. There was a lot of laughter.
Written November 2, 2019
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Laura P
Cartagena, Colombia92 contributions
Not what we expected
So we went to the tour this morning thinking it would consist of what we paid for. We paid for an adult and a child doing a jewellery making with a emerald museum visit.
First we had to try to make contact for days as no details were given on the modality of transport or the time. The day before the booking we got a message with the name of the (excellent) guide and the time. We went to see the only part of the city we hadn’t watched and it was great. The guide was interesting and very professional. We then asked when we would be going to the workshop and the poor guy had to spend a lot of time on the phone as they forgot to tell him what we paid for. Waiting for a reply we went to a cafe. We then walked to a back street where there were 2 jewellers who did a pendant for me and my daughter. We didn’t have a work-shop but a watch-shop. At the end the jeweller said we could only take one pendant while we paid for 2 so I paid extra as by now I was annoyed with the whole experience.
By the way we never went to the emerald museum. As I said excellent guide hence the 3 stars but I regret the whole experience. Honestly I would not recommend!
Written August 25, 2019
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HeidiMunk
North Ogden, UT16 contributions
Beautiful raw stones and unexpected costs
Mar 2019 • Couples
The trip to the jewelry making class was part of the an excursion we booked on with Holland America cruise line. Because I am a geologist by training, I was interested in seeing the emeralds that were used to make the jewelry.
The emeralds are not the cut and polished stones that most people expect. They are raw stones with holes drilled in them to make the jewelry. The silver wire that is used to make the jewelry is stretched by the students.
The jewelry I came away with is nice and sturdy. I took the time to make sure that I was comfortable with the wire connections and keeping them from coming apart. You are allowed to take one piece of jewelry that you made and anything else you wanted to take was an additional $30 per piece on the day we took the excursion. I have my necklace, bracelet and ring. My ears aren't pierced, so I left the earrings behind. I was not expecting to have to pay for all the additional pieces when they encourage you to make a full set.
The staff was really fun to work with even with the language barriers. I understood what to do based on Jose's demonstrations.
The jewelry museum and store was beautiful and looking at all the emeralds was fascinating. I was able to buy an aquamarine pendant there because as a general rule, I am not an emerald girl.
Would I do the excursion again? Maybe. But I learned a lot while I was there.
Written March 23, 2019
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Richard B
South Jordan, UT11 contributions
Emerald Jewelry Making and Emerald Museum Tour
Jan 2019 • Couples
We went on this excursion offered through Holland America Cruise line. It was our first visit to Columbia and Cartagena.

We took a bus ride from the dock towards the downtown where the museum/shop was. We briefly stopped by the Fort on the way. We were allowed out of the bus briefly but were advised against it due to the high pressure street hawkers and recent wave of picket pockets.

We were given a fair amount of information about the local culture and history on our way to the class.

We arrived at the school and were assigned sitting positions at tables. They had instruction sheets of what we were to due for each participant.

We made a pendant, two ear rings, a bracelet, and a ring. The jewelry was all made with silver wire and unfinished/unpolished emerald pieces that had holes drilled in them. I didn't think that the bracelet would hold up to being worn even once. And I'm not sure that my wife would ever wear the earrings or that they would hold up either.

The instruction was given by students that attend the jewelry making school. That in itself is probably a very admirable endeavor that teaches the students a useable skill. Our particular instructor knew very little English or at least didn't like to try to use it much. We were allowed to keep one item which we had made (or a pair of earrings). We took the rings home with us mostly to see what would happen if we threw the emeralds into our small rock polisher machine.

We were given a small bottled soft drink or water included in the excursion. (8 oz bottle about.)

Then we proceeded to the Museum (that was owned by the jewelry shop/school). It was actually just around the corner on the same city block. We were given some nice information about emeralds in general and about Columbian emeralds in particular. The museum was quite interesting.

After that, we were led downstairs to the jewelry store. We weren't interested in buying, but there was a large selection of emerald jewelry available.

We were discouraged from wandering away to browse at nearby shops. Perhaps because of time concerns.

I chose to do this tour mostly because it was different than anything that we had done before as an excursion. Well, we can check that off of the list.

I'm not sure that I would recommend this tour to most people. But perhaps to some it might have appeal. The wire made jewelry seemed like it wouldn't really hold up to being worn. So by itself the jewelry wouldn't be worth the excursion.
Written January 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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