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Cartagena, Colombia
Private City Tour of Cartagena

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Enjoy a private city tour of Cartagena's most important monuments
  • Admire the early 20th-century mansions of Cartagena's Manga area
  • Visit iconic city monuments including San Felipe Castle and the Monastery of La Popa
  • Explore the public squares of Cartagena's UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled city
  • See the more modern side of town in areas like Bocagrande
  • Private guide ensures more personalized experience
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Driver/guide
Professional guide
Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Port pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
you can to customize time departure
Food and drinks
Gratuities

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Only, we have pickup travellers the area Port, Walled City,Crespo,Boquilla, Castillo Grande, Laguito, Getsemani... other locations departure since meeting point: Old City, San Diego -"Las Bovedas", Store Number 1
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: Name Travellers, ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • the attraction named "La Popa" is Subject to availability can be remplaced for the visit to museums or churches
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Sion Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private City Tour of Cartagena?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private City Tour of Cartagena.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private City Tour of Cartagena?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private City Tour of Cartagena.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private City Tour of Cartagena?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private City Tour of Cartagena.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private City Tour of Cartagena?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private City Tour of Cartagena.

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  • "Obviously a private tour costs more than a group tour, but you get what you pay for." See review

Reviews

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130 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Cartegena Private Tour
Lois_R
, May 2022
Nico & our driver were the very best & made the tour so enjoyable. Very accommodating personalized tour.
star-5
Great tour of Cartagena
Richard_M
, May 2022
We very much enjoyed our time and Cesar was a fantastic guide. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank
star-2
Disappointed by pressure to but from HIS friends
Arthur_L
, Apr 2022
My wife and I decided to go on a private tour in Cartegena as the cruise tours we’re already booked. It was relatively easy to book online and as this was our first Viator booking we were pleased to get a 10% discount booking with Sion Tours through the Viator app. We were met outside the pier’s exit by a lovely young lady who walked us to the staging area where we met our guide. Let me first list the positives of our trip: 1. They were there to greet us on time 2. Our guide, Roquey,seemed knowledgeable and had several areas of expertise. He was a tour guide, an attorney, and a pastor (which intrigued me because I too am a clergyman) 3. He clearly knew his way around Cartagena and we were amazed at how many people seemed to know him. 4. He was well aware of the history of Cartagena and Colombia and was able to answer our questions competently. 5. He made sure to have plenty of water in a cooler which was absolutely necessary because of the heat and humidity. Now for the negatives. 1. He spoke with a thick accent that made it difficult to understand sometimes (but to his credit we are grateful that he would repeat himself when something was not clear). 2. The BIGGEST issue was that it was very clear that he steered us to several merchants with which he had connections. Interestingly, my wife was looking to buy a piece of embroidery that our daughter wanted, and he asked “How much do you want to spend?” My wife answered “Not more than $100.” We were looking around for a few minutes and then saw a piece that we were interested in. When we asked the price, we thought it was odd that she immediately said $100! Surprise, surprise! We decided to go check to a few other shops and saw that the prices were much more reasonable— and it seemed clear that he wanted his cut (or kickback from the first vendor). Notably, while he was with us at the first shop, he never joined us at any of the other shops. In fact, he stuck around the first shop while we went elsewhere. We then went to the Old City and he took us to an Emerald Museum… which was also a retail establishment. We didn’t buy there either, and at that point he simply disengaged and showed little interest in us after that. Walking back to his car, he just walked ahead of us and didn’t have much interaction with us. Everything after that, he had little to say. I would not recommend Roque or Sion Tours based on our experience.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Mr Arthur. My name is Hernán Reales, Tour manager Sion Tours. i just read your comment. due to your bad experience, we will give you a 70% refund to cover operating costs. I am very sorry for this situation and it is clearly a very important negative point for us to avoid these inconveniences
star-5
Don't miss it!
Gregory_C
, Apr 2022
An excellent tour of the key points of the city with valuable historical context. Cesar was outstanding!
star-5
Excellent and comfortable tour - worth the money!
Adam_J
, Apr 2022
This was an excellent, comfortable and very informative tour. Nico is very friendly and knowledgeable. He’ll look out for your best interests every step of the way. He also speaks great English, so don’t worry if you don’t know Spanish.
star-5
Great tour!
WalterD_H
, Apr 2022
Old Town, trip to mountain top church, and various neighborhood viewings, and old fortress were great highlights.
star-5
Great tour
Peggy_H
, Apr 2022
Marcos was our tour guide & we had an amazing driver also. We loved it. Money well spent. We only had 24 hrs to spend in Cartagena and this tour made it worthwhile
star-5
A most memorable experience
Kathleen_S
, Apr 2022
Niko did an awesome job showing us Cartagena. He was very thorough in describing their history and culture, and showed us several beautiful sights and neighborhoods that we would have never found on our own.
star-5
Sonny is a great guide
Michael_R
, Mar 2022
Sonny was a great guide. Everyone at every location knew him, and as a history teacher and a Cartegena native, he was deeply knowledgeable about the city. It was a great introduction to Cartegena!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very nice city and very nice tour
Steven_H
, Mar 2022
Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I would like to have spent as little more time in the old town area, but overall was very nice. Loved stopping for a coffee!

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