Fortress, City Walls and Shopping by Land & Sea

4 hours | Cartagena | CTG-600
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$ 89.95
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Points of Interest

  • Old City
  • Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your tour begins with a short ride to the dock where your harbor boat awaits. You'll enjoy a scenic cruise through the Inner Bay for nearly an hour, as your local interpretive guide points out fortifications best seen from the water. At the opening of the 17th century the Spanish Crown hired prominent European military engineers to carry out the construction of its defenses. This massive undertaking took over 200 years to complete and resulted in seven miles of walls that surround the city, the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas (San Felipe Fortress), fortifications on every point and narrows, and the Fort of San Sebastián de Pastelillo.At the end of the harbor cruise you will dock next to the Old City and walk within the city walls to Plaza Bolivar and Plaza San Pedro. An orientation will be provided to the authorized shopping opportunities available, and then there will be free time available for shopping. You will continue to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas for a contrasting view of Cartagena from the land side, and a guided tour of this formidable castle. Upon arriving at the fortress, you'll quickly see why Cartagena was the impregnable city of the Spanish Main. This 17th-century fortress is the largest of its kind in the New World and is an outstanding example of Spanish military engineering. Your tour concludes with a walk back to your transportation, and a relaxing drive back to the pier.

Special Notes:

Not suitable for wheelchairs or those with significant difficulties walking. Tour requires getting in and out of the boat and climbing ramps to gain access to upper levels of San Felipe Fortress.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Short walk from your ship to the bus

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:05
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
400
Steps:
14
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Transfer Pier to San Felipe Fortress

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
15
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Visit San Felipe Fortress

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:45
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Narrated driving tour of the Old City and guided tour of San Felipe Fortress

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:05
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
400
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Transfer San Felipe Fortress to Old City

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:25
Air conditioned:
Yes

Refreshment stop and Shopping Orientation

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00.20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Walking tour of Old City and shopping time

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
01:00
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Walk from Old City to dock

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Shopping available:
No

Harbor Cruise

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Disembark boat and walk back to ship at cruise pier

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No