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“Beautiful History”

City Sightseeing Cartagena
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City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #30 of 107 Tours in Cartagena
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This is a tour in a legendary city with over 450 year of history, Cartagena de Indias. The tour narrates the historical secrets of the city walls, buildings and narrow cobbled streets . You have the flexibility to plan your time in Cartagena , for shopping, sightseeing or just explore the city at your own pace . See, listen and enjoy Cartagena Colombia. Discover all its beauty, from a different point of view: aboard of our double decker tour buses! The tour starts at 9:00 a.m. from The Bodeguita Pier (Main Station); through the walled city, San felipe Castle and the modern city. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the Clock Tower, The Pastelillo, Casa Rafael Nunez, India Catalina and many more. During your tour, you are free to get on and off the bus as often as desired in any our 13 stops designated. Furthermore, our tour includes, the experience of a guided walking Tour through the Walled City. Visit: San Pedro Claver square, Cartagena Cathedral, Gold Museum, Palacio de la Inquisicion, Las Bovedas, Plaza de Santo Domingo and other landmarks with very rich history.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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“Beautiful History”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Although the old city is full of vendors, this is an amazing historic cite. I love walking around the old city, photographing the buildings, and walking along the wall. If you like history and heat, this is a great city to spend a week. It isn't known for its beaches, but the old city is a must see if you are going to South America!

Visited November 2012
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“City tour of Cartagena with Claudia Vidal”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We enjoyed our tour for 8 with Claudia. She is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. We were able to beat the bus tours from the ship to La Popa Monastery and got a nice long tour with beautiful views of the city below. Our tour lasted about 3 1/2 hours and was a good value. It was VERY hot! My only disappointment was forgetting to ask for the DVD's we were promised.

Visited March 2013
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“Delightful walk tour.”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Walking around downtown Cartagena is very relaxing and pleasant. You can select over different activities:

Shopping: You can shop Colombian emeralds, regional art, clothing, and other things.

Museums: There are some museums that can be visited including the gold museum and the inquisition one that could be interesting for some and depressing for others.

Drinks: Also you can sit by the park or in one of the multiple squares and enjoy a Colombian cold beer or a soft drink.

Sightseeing: Just walking around the town admiring the beautiful multicolored houses with balconies and churches is a remarkable experience. Only to put the cherry on top walk over the "muralla" the protective wall against the pirates.

My visit was very pleasant by combining some of them.

Visited March 2013
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London, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
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“wonderful city especially the old city.”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We did our own tour by finding a cab driver. Paid $10.00 per person return and the driver stayed with the group of us.
We toured the fort then proceeded to the old city. Awesome.
Very hot and humid.
Walked a lot, lots to see.
Take water. To buy water is $2.00.

Visited March 2013
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Sunshine Coast Australia
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“Tour The Old City Cartagena Columbia”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

You will find the best way to see the old walled City of Cartagena Columbia is by Horse Drawn Carriage. Get a guide who speaks English wwho is an approved guide. You will see all the sights of this World Heritage Walled City at walking pace i comfort. One of our best day trips ever Highly Reccomended. If you can you stay longer here, Good Hotels and atractions

Visited December 2012
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