Shore Excursion Details

Cartagena: A Pirate's Land

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena: A Pirate's Land

DETAILS

  • 31/2
    hrs Estimate Duration

Ahoy grummet! Ready to live an authentic pirate day? Enjoy a full-themed pirate experience in Cartagena. Explore the historical districts within Cartagena’s walled Old Town on a leisurely walk past the most revealing landmarks. Founded on a trade route in 1533, Cartagena was often attacked by pirates such as Sir Francis Drake and Henry Morgan, so defensive walls and fortifications were soon built. As you will discover, they still stand and have earned Cartagena a World Heritage site designation. While meandering through the atmospheric streets, you will view a vast array of wonderful colonial architecture, churches, mansions, and squares like Plaza de San Diego. Other highlights include the iconic clock tower at the entrance to the walled Old Town and the Inquisition Palace, where prisoners were tortured until the Spanish Inquisition ended in 1834. Join Captain Henry Morgan and his crew for a highly entertaining 90-minute walking tour around this pirate’s land. You will explore and learn with our pirates how was life in the city in 1600 and early 1700’s. You’ll learn about the city’s history, customs, traditions and why not? Maybe you’ll find out where the treasures are hidden. During free time, you can explore further or perhaps shop for designer fashions, local artwork, and emerald jewelry. Colombia is the world’s largest producer of emeralds, so you can expect a wide selection of merchandise.


HIGHLIGHTS
• Walk through the walled Old Town of Cartagena, which was founded in 1533.
• Hear about the pirates that frequently attacked Cartagena during the 16th and 17th centuries.
• See landmarks such as the Palace of Inquisition and the cathedral on Proclamation Square.
• Spend free time shopping along the atmospheric streets of Old Town.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of walking. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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