Horse & Carriage Tour of Old City & Fortress

3 hours | Cartagena | CTG-140
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Points of Interest

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

Description

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

Your tour begins as you board your transportation for a scenic 15-minute drive through the Manga residential area to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas (Fort of San Felipe). En route, you'll witness 'Republican' architecture and several mansions restored to their original splendor. Upon arriving at the magnificent fortress, you'll quickly see why Cartagena was the most impenetrable city of the Spanish Main. This 17th-century construction is the largest Spanish fort in the New World, representing the most important work of Spanish military engineering in South America. This photo stop is just a hint of what's to come. You will pass Las Bóvedas, once dungeons, now home to souvenir and crafts. You'll continue to Casa Rafael Nuñez where horse carriages are parked just outside the Old City. Here, you'll board a horse carriage for an un-narrated ride lasting approximately one hour. Traveling along the narrow streets of the Old City, you'll pass churches and squares, and witness the Spanish colonial architecture for which the city is known. After the ride, you're free to walk on your own or shop before rejoining your guide and returning to the ship.

Special Notes:

This tour is per passenger. Carriages are small in size and can accommodate up to four people (two adults comfortably). Bring a hat and wear sun protection as it can be hot in the city.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart your ship for the tour

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Photostop San Felipe Fortress

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
25
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to Las Bovedas

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to Casa Rafael Nuñez

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Unguided tour By Horse Carriages around the city

Transport type:
Other
Transport Capacity:
4
Travel time:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time in the old city

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Walk from the meeting point to the bus

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive back to the ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:20
Inside visit:
No