Old City Walking Tour & Las Bovedas

3 hours | Cartagena | CTG-380
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Points of Interest

  • Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
  • Cartagena's Cathedral
  • Old City
  • Las Murallas
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 drive to the Old City, passing old colonial buildings and houses with colorful balconies en route.

A brief stop at Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas (Fort of San Felipe) allows for a myriad of photo opportunities. 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.
Your next stop is the Parque de la Marina, entrance to the Old City. From there, you start your walking in the famed Old City, via Plaza de Santa Teresa. Your guide will offer narration as you pass the San Pedro Claver Church dedicated to the missionary Saint Peter Claver, the patron saint of slaves and the first saint canonized in the Western Hemisphere. Together with your guide, you'll make your way to Plaza Bolívar and make a stop at the Modern Art Museum.
You'll marvel at the well-tended Spanish Colonial buildings and age-old Las Muralas (walls of the city), as well as the old church domes, the clock tower, symbol of the city and the city ocean views. Many local bars and restaurants in the old walled town's compact historic core, a UNESCO World Heritage site, remains its shining centerpiece.
Your next stop will be, Las Bóvedas, once dungeons, now home to boutiques and tourist shops. Shopping for handicrafts and works of art by local artisans is on the itinerary. After this quick shopping spree, your tour concludes with a walk back to your transportation, and a relaxing drive back to the pier.

Special Notes:

Bring adequate sun protection. A bottle of water is provided. Fernando Botero paintings are no longer at the museum.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart your ship for a guided tour of Cartagena

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

Photo stop and short narration of the 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 Parque de la Marina - entrance to the Old City

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

Walk to Plaza de Santa Teresa

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

Walk to San Pedro Claver

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1000
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Museum of Modern Art

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Walking around the old city streets and monuments

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit to las Bovedas (time for shopping & rest stop)

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes

Drive back to the port

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes