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Cartagena Private City Tour

San Basilio Del Palenque, Mahates, Bolivar, Colombia
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Duration

Half-day tour (3-5 hours)

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais

Overview

Panoramic tour of the city, where you can enjoy the colonial architecture which is full of colorful squares, churches, cathedrals, and convents. In addition, it was the most important port in South America for the Spanish crown where the treasures of the new Granada and the Viceroyalty of Peru were storage.

Cartagena was the economic epicenter of the Spaniards in South America, which made it the target of pirates and corsairs in the Caribbean that in turn caused the most heroic and fearsome naval battles in the continent to be fought, and therefore in this city It was walled and fortified with the largest defense system in the Caribbean.

You will visit the Convent of “La Popa” founded and built from 1606-1611, which is located on a mountain at 140mts altitude and where the virgin patron saint of the city (Virgen de la Candelaria), and then reach the largest Caribbean fortification The Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, which was witness and executioner in the most epic naval battle of the Caribbean in 1741 against Admiral Vernon, and finally will make a tour of about an hour walking in the old city visiting its squares, churches, and monuments, being part of this magnificent city of the Colombian Caribbean.

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-30% discount on bookings from 4 people (adults) onwards

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • History
  • Society
  • Culture
  • Architecture

Itinerary

Hotel Pick-up

We will pick you up at the time you choose between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Bay panoramic tour

We will take a panoramic tour of the bay of Cartagena where we will talk about the pirate attacks on the city and the defense strategies during the time.

Visit to the San Felipe Fortress

In the fort of San Felipe, we will walk through the largest fortress in the Caribbean and we will talk about the largest naval attack in history in 1741 after the Normandy landings in the Second World War.

Visit to the La Popa Convent

We will arrive at the highest place in the city, where we will talk about the La Popa convent (construction and characters) and its importance for the city (festivities and religion), and also about Cartagena society (structure and composition).

Walk through the walled city

We will end with a walk through the walled city, where we will visit its squares, churches, cathedrals, and we will tell the history of Cartagena through the architectural and social transformation.

Hotel drop off

Returning to the hotel or the place you choose within the touristic area.

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation round trip (Hotel - Tour - Hotel) (exclusive for you)
  • Bottle with water (1 per person)
  • Tickets to enter the monuments
  • Bilingual Guide
  • People Tips
  • Purchase of handicrafts

Durations

3- 5 hours

Tour's Location

San Basilio Del Palenque, Mahates, Bolivar, Colombia

FAQs

COVID-19
You must fill out a form before the trip, in order to confirm your health status, and if you have had any contact with a COVID infected person (this will be reported to the local government).
You must wear a during the all experience, only you can take of when you are taking pictures and having lunch. We will measure the temperature during the tour.
Can I Upgrade this tour
Sure this tour can be upgraded, the following are the upgrades available for this tour:

1) Upgrade With a Luxury Car (Mercedes Benz, or Toyota TXL).

All the upgrades can be done at the "Extra" button below to the "book" button.
Can I change the order of the places to visit?
You can change the order in which you want to visit the monuments and places in the city. In addition, you can be picked up and drop off at any place of your choice within the tourist area (You can talk to your guide about it)
-30% discount on bookings from 4 people (adults) onwards is applicable also to the upgrades (extras)?
No. This -30% is only applicable to the regular booking from 4 people (adults) onwards.
Is This a Group Tour?
NO. This is private and exclusive for you, but the group size that can book this experience is up to 20 people.

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