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San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas)
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) Tours and Activities

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Some historians say that if it weren’t for San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas), South America would now speak English. The 14th-century fortress protected the coastal city of Cartagena from English invasion, allowing the Spanish to maintain their rule. Besides the role it plays in Colombia’s history, the castle attracts visitors with its panoramic harbor views.

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Carrera 17, Cartagena, Bolivar, 130001
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Private City Tour of Cartagena

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Private City Tour of Cartagena

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Get an intimate look at the historic streets and monuments of Cartagena during this 4-hour private tour. Discover this Caribbean city’s wealth of beautiful architecture, starting with the elegant mansions of the Manga neighborhood and continuing to monuments like San Felipe Castle and the Monastery of La Popa. You’ll also wander the UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled city and its atmospheric public squares before finishing in Cartagena’s more modern districts like Bocagrande. A private guide and vehicle, all entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
$133.34
$33.34 savings
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$100.00
$133.34
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Party Bus Tour

Party Bus Tour

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Party buses are essential part of local culture, you'll be able to party as a local and meet new people while having fun!
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  • Free Cancellation
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$21.34
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Cartagena Instagrammable History

Cartagena Instagrammable History

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Immerse yourself in the captivating history and Caribbean flair of Cartagena on a 3-hour historical tour of the city. Visit all of Cartagena’s significant sites and UNESCO World Heritage-listed structures accompanied by a knowledgeable guide; absorb the sacred ambiance of San Pedro Claver Church; and gain insight in to the colorful culture of the Colombian area.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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Cartagena's Gastronomic Wonders. Experience the best restaurants in town

Cartagena's Gastronomic Wonders. Experience the best restaurants in town

Visit the best restaurants in the city and taste their best dishes, meet their chefs and learn a little of their history and motivation. This tour is to go one step further with every bite.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Taste Cartagena food tour

Taste Cartagena food tour

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Walk with us through Cartagena's downtown while eating and tasting real local finger food. We meet right in front of Cartagena University (look out of Juan Valdez Cafe) to live an amazing experience where you will taste more than 7 typical Colombian street food, You will discover not only the amazing history of each food but also understand our cultural uses for all of them, You'll be immersed in this sea of flavors and nice people, our experience will take you beyond just stopping on the spots, you will interact with the traditional families who have owned these stands for years and who will be really happy to see you taste our delicious Colombian street food.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Cartagena City tour with Popa Hill

Cartagena City tour with Popa Hill

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Discover the wealth of history and beautiful scenery in Cartagena during this half-day adventure to some of the city’s top landmarks. Admire the unique ‘republican-style’ architecture found on Manga Island. You’ll also take a guided tour inside historic San Felipe Fort and have time to shop for handicraft souvenirs at Bovedas shopping mall. Your Cartagena exploration also includes entry fees, professional guide, bottled water and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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Cartagena Private City Tour

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Cartagena Private City Tour

Experience Cartagena, the most beautiful colonial city in Colombia with a private tour guide for you and your party only! Enjoy a free pick up and drop off at your hotel by your amiable tour guide. Guests have a choice of staying in Getsamani after the tour ends for lunch (own expense) or having your guide drop you off at your hotel. This is a private tour with a professional, certified tour guide for you and you party only! Book ahead of time to guarantee your reservation!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.52
$92.80
$9.28 savings
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$92.80
$9.28 savings
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Cartagena City Trolley Tour

Cartagena City Trolley Tour

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Only a trolley tour lets you explore the city of Cartagena's major attractions in open-air historical style. Ride through the city's historical core and around the bay, stopping to visit museums, plazas, and more on your own schedule. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people per booking and includes live onboard commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.50
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$25.50

Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

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Absorb the color and charisma of Cartagena on a half-day tour of the UNESCO-listed Colombian city. In a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, you’ll admire the beautiful mansions of Manga and ascend to La Popa (temporarily unavailable) – the city’s highest point – for spectacular views. Enter the magnificent San Felipe de Bajaras Castle, absorb the Caribbean spirit of Santo Domingo Square and browse artisan market, Las Bovedas, for unique souvenirs. Refreshments and round-trip transport from your Cartagena hotel is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Typical Bus Tour Party.

Typical Bus Tour Party.

Enjoy a spectacular night tour of the walled city, aboard a colorful and very representative bus from Cartagena.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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City Tour of Cartagena for Cruises

City Tour of Cartagena for Cruises

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Enjoy a fascinating 4-hour exploration of Cartagena’s top attractions during this shore excursion designed with cruise ship passengers in mind. Join a local guide to check out Cartagena sights including the striking architecture in the Manga neighborhood and see the colonial San Felipe Fortress. You’ll also have shopping time at Las Bovedas, take a walking tour of the old city and learn about Colombia’s emerald industry at the Emerald Museum. This shore excursion also covers transport by air-conditioned vehicle, bottled water and entrance at the monastery and the Saint Peter Claver Church and Museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Cartagena City Shore Excursion

Cartagena City Shore Excursion

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When your cruise ships drops anchor in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Cartagena, don’t waste a minute of sightseeing time on a shore excursion that’s ideal for visitors with limited time. Convenient port pickup and drop-off are included, and you’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort between top Cartagena attractions in Old Town Cartagena, without getting lost or having to navigate unfamiliar public transport systems.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point

Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point

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Experience all of Cartagena’s historical highlights on a comprehensive tour of one of Colombia’s most vibrant cities. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean color and cultural flair of the city as you visit iconic fortresses, and impressive monuments. Admire the astonishing colonial architecture of the area.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
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Cartagena Private Shore Excursion for cruise passengers

Cartagena Private Shore Excursion for cruise passengers

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Get a sense for the top attractions in Cartagena during this 4-hour shore excursion designed with cruise ship passengers in mind. Explore the unique Moorish and Republican architecture of the city’s Manga Island, take in gorgeous views from the hilltop Monastery of La Popa and check out historic San Felipe Fortress. You’ll also enjoy an hour-long walking tour of Cartagena’s atmospheric old city and do some souvenir shopping at Las Bovedas. Your excursion also includes round-trip port transport, a professional guide, and light refreshments.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.00
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$130.00
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Cartagena City Tour

Cartagena City Tour

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Discover Cartagena’s major sightseeing spots on this guided tour. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, stopping at the convent of La Candelaria, which is located on top of La Popa Hill, for panoramic views, plus the San Felipe Fortress, popular neighborhoods, parks, and public squares. Also, enjoy free time to shop.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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Private City Tour CARTAGENA

Private City Tour CARTAGENA

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Panoramic tour of the city, in which you will know why Cartagena was the economic epicenter of the Spaniards in South America, which made it the target of pirates and privateers in the Caribbean that in turn caused the most heroic and fearsome Naval battles of the continent, and therefore this city was walled and fortified with the largest defense system in the Caribbean. You will visit the Convent of the stern founded and built from 1606-1611, which is located on a mountain at 140mts altitude and where the patron virgin of the city (Virgen de la Candelaria) is located, and then reach the largest fortification of the Caribbean The Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, which witnessed and executioner in the most epic naval battle of the Caribbean in 1741 against Admiral Vernon, and finally will make a journey of approximately two hours walking in the old city visiting its squares, churches and monuments being part of this magnificent city (Not for cruises).
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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Cartagena 4-hour Sightseeing Tour through the Old City starting at the port

Cartagena 4-hour Sightseeing Tour through the Old City starting at the port

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When your cruise ship docks at the picturesque port of Cartagena, explore the Caribbean color and cultural flair of the Colombian city during a half-day sightseeing shore excursion. Our guide will be waiting for you at the parking of the port. Visit the historical and architectural highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site while delving deeper into the city’s history with a knowledgeable guide. Stroll around the ambient Plaza de la Aduana and discover the stolid structure of the Castillo San Felipe, the entrance fee to which is included in the tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.00
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Half-Day City Tour of Cartagena

Half-Day City Tour of Cartagena

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Experience the highlights of Columbia’s seaside colonial destination on this half-day excursion. After a convenient hotel or cruise port pickup, visit sites like San Felipe de Barajas Castle, the Caribbean’s second largest fortress, and the UNESCO-designated Walled City of Old Cartagena. Learn about Cartagena from an informative local guide and enjoy complimentary food tastings and drinks.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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Cartagena private city tour & Popa Convent

Cartagena private city tour & Popa Convent

Join a private guide for a personalized tour of Convento de la Popa and San Felipe de Barajas Castle. A flexible departure time and door-to-door transport means the tour is tailored to your schedule — not the other way around — and you'll enjoy the freedom to explore each destination at your own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Excursion Discovering Cartagena

Excursion Discovering Cartagena

Follow your guide to Cartagena’s must-see sights and distinct enclaves on this Cartagena sightseeing tour. From the trendy neighborhood of Manga to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, this tour introduces you to the Cartagena’s charms. As you walk, your guide fills you in on local history, culture, and lore, making this tour a holistic overview of the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.00
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Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena

Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena

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See Cartagena light up at night from the deck of a trolley on this evening tour of the city. Join a group of 20 people or fewer to visit the city's must-see sites, including the Clock Tower and the home of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This tour also includes live commentary from a professional guide and non-alcoholic drinks for a relaxing and informative experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cartagena de Indias photo tour

Cartagena de Indias photo tour

A walking tour of Cartagena de Indias with a professional photographer, while knowing the city, we are capturing the most beautiful corners and streets.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$426.67
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Emerald Tour in Cartagena de Indias

Emerald Tour in Cartagena de Indias

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Make sure your shore excursion in Cartagena truly shines during this 3-hour trip combining a visit to the city’s Emerald Museum and sightseeing tour. Cruise passengers are sure to enjoy this exploration of top Cartagena attractions including a look at the architecture of Manga Island, a photo stop at San Felipe Fortress and a walking tour of the old city. You’ll also spend time at the Emerald Museum, learning how to properly identify and purchase one of Colombia’s famed gemstones. Your excursion also includes a professional guide, entrance fees, bottled water and round-trip port transport.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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Palenque, a piece of Africa in Colombia

Palenque, a piece of Africa in Colombia

Let's meet at 8 am at "Plaza de la Aduana"to will take you to discover our african roots. This place was a slave' s market where africans. From here we take private transportation to go to "San Basilio de Palenque". On this trip we explain slave's route and strategies to escape from Spanish and found this town in 1603 and reach their freedom in 1713. At the moment we get there, our native guide will take us around the town and teach us it´s history, traditions and beliefs. . This town still keep the African spirit and it's easy to feel it since we get there. We visit the main square where Benkos Biohó is honored as the founder . We understand the importance of the legacy that Africans left in our culture. With a drum performance we witness their passion for music and dancing. . We have a local rum and sweet tasting . At the end of this experience you will be able to understand our roots and the influence of Africans in our culture. We are back in downtown at 1:00 pm.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) costs USD 6.99. Guided San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) tours start around USD 6.99 per person. See all 59 San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) tickets and tours on Viator.
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