Shore Excursion Details

Exclusive Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Cartagena, Colombia

Exclusive Hop-On Hop-Off Bus


  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Limited Accessibility

Start this magnificent scenic drive to Cartagena´s treasures at the Pier on board one of our coach or double decker buses that will take you directly to Cartagena’s historic center where your Hop On Hop Off tour will begin, admire this legendary city with more than 450 years of history-Cartagena de Indias. This tour narrates the historic secrets that the city walls, buildings and narrow cobbled streets guard. You have the flexibility to plan your time in Cartagena for shopping, sightseeing or just exploring this city at your own pace by hopping- on and off where you wish to.

Enjoy the panoramic views of the Clock Tower that serves as main entrance to the city, the San Felipe Castle, a fortress built in 1536 and other iconic places enriched with history, from your open top double or single decker bus. Stops include La Bodeguita Pier, San Sebastian de Pastelillo, Casa de Rafael Nunez, and Bahia Castillo Grande, among others. Also, experience the city on an included walking tour. See the Plaza de San Pedro Claver, Santa Catalina de Alejandria Cathedral, Santo Domingo Square, the Bastions of the Wall and other iconic places.

You'll also have a sensory and technological experience from an Emerald Adventure, the first attraction of its kind in Cartagena. Stimulate and use your senses: sight, sound, touch, balance and movement, while you hear and experience the Emerald history in Colombia and learn why they are the best in the whole world.

Need to Know:

Note: As the HOHO buses are shared with non-cruise tourists; Guests can expect long lines and wait times between buses. Walking is at guest’s discretion. It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Pedestrian sidewalks inside the Walled City are narrow, so this tour is not recommended for guests on wheelchair, scooters or any walking limitations. Inclined steps to reach the double decker bus upper level. Entrance fees are not included in the tour price. While the lower deck of the bus is air-conditioned, the door is constantly opening and closing which affects the temperature. The open-top upper deck is not equipped with A/C. The duration will vary based upon the guests’ choice of stops and time spent at each. The entire bus loop without stops is approximately 1 1/2 hours. Tour sequence may vary to avoid overcrowding. Subject to changes due to weather conditions or availability.

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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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