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    Exploring Magnificent Cartagena

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 4 3/4 hrs

    Explore and discover the magnificent city of Cartagena. Begin with a stop at San Felipe de Barajas situated outside the walled city for a panoramic view of this monumental fort considered to be the most outstanding feat of Spanish military engineering in the New World. ...
    Explore and discover the magnificent city of Cartagena. Begin with a stop at San Felipe de Barajas situated outside the walled city for a panoramic view of this monumental fort considered to be the most outstanding feat of Spanish military engineering in the New World. more...

    Explore and discover the magnificent city of Cartagena. Begin with a stop at San Felipe de Barajas situated outside the walled city for a panoramic view of this monumental fort considered to be the most outstanding feat of Spanish military engineering in the New World.


    Continue to Las Bovedas Artisan Center, built as dungeons and as a means of storage. Walk through narrow cobblestone streets and squares inside the walled city. Wander through Plaza de Bolivar which features a statue of its namesake. Visit the Inquisition Palace, established in the year 1610 to punish any crimes against the Catholic faith. You’ll see samples of jails and torture chambers.


    Next, visit the San Pedro Claver cloister and monastery built in homage to the protector of slaves. Continue to the Navy Museum which includes a folk show and beverage. Before returning to your ship you will have a free time to explore by your own into the walled city and enjoy panoramic sightseeing through Bocagrande, the modern part of the city.


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    • Adult from: £52,66 GBP
    • Child from: £41,32 GBP
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Highlights of Cartagena & Folkloric Show

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Start your tour of the magnificent city of Cartagena with a panoramic view of San Felipe de Barajas Fortress. Explore the Old City with its charming Colonial architecture, enjoy a folkloric show and discover treasure at the Gold Museum. ...
    Start your tour of the magnificent city of Cartagena with a panoramic view of San Felipe de Barajas Fortress. Explore the Old City with its charming Colonial architecture, enjoy a folkloric show and discover treasure at the Gold Museum. more...

    Start your tour of the beautiful city of Cartagena with a photo stop at San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, situated outside the walled city and considered the largest Spanish fort in the New World. Continue to the Old City and wander through narrow cobblestone streets and squares while you admire the Colonial architecture, balconies and old churches. Your next stop will be the Inquisition Palace.


    Enjoy a folkloric show during your visit to the Navy Museum which was established in 1986. Here, you’ll find historic military efforts of Cartagena, see the wealth of historical artifacts, maritime life and naval history of Colombia. A bottle of water or soft drink will be served upon arrival at the museum. Before returning to your ship, enjoy panoramic sightseeing through Bocagrande, the modern part of the city.


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    • Adult from: £47,80 GBP
    • Child from: £39,70 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Cartagena: A Pirate's Land

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Explore the historical districts within Cartagena’s walled Old Town on a leisurely walk past the most revealing landmarks. As you will discover, they still stand and have earned Cartagena a World Heritage site designation. ...
    Explore the historical districts within Cartagena’s walled Old Town on a leisurely walk past the most revealing landmarks. As you will discover, they still stand and have earned Cartagena a World Heritage site designation. more...

    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. 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.

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    • Adult from: £39,70 GBP
    • Child from: £31,60 GBP
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Old City & Spanish Fortress

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Explore the city of Cartagena with its colonial architecture and impressive fortifications. Pass by the famous Republican architecture of Manga residential area, home to some of the most ornate mansions and homes of the city. ...
    Explore the city of Cartagena with its colonial architecture and impressive fortifications. Pass by the famous Republican architecture of Manga residential area, home to some of the most ornate mansions and homes of the city. more...

    Explore the city of Cartagena with its colonial architecture and impressive fortifications. Pass by the famous Republican architecture of Manga residential area, home to some of the most ornate mansions and homes of the city. Visit the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas built in the 17th century and the largest and most important work of Spanish military engineering in South America. You’ll stop briefly at Las Bovedas Artisan Center, originally built as dungeons and for storage - today local artisans display their work here. You’ll have some free time to wander the narrow cobblestone streets and squares inside the walled city. Stop at Plaza de Bolivar which features a statue of its namesake. Across the street is the Inquisition Palace, the Inquisition was established in Cartagena in the year 1610 to punish any crimes against the Catholic faith.


    During your visit, you’ll see samples of jails and torture chambers. The sentencing ceremony used to take place in public, in the middle of the plaza. On the second floor of the Inquisition Palace there is a small historical museum which includes a few models showing the urban evolution of the city as the centuries passed and the city grew.


    Enjoy a panoramic view of the Cathedral while you walk to the majestic San Pedro Claver´s Sanctuary built to honor the missionary, who was patron saint of slaves. Visit the Navy Museum for a drink and enjoy a Folkloric show before sit back and take in the views of the modern city during the return drive to your ship.


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    • Adult from: £55,90 GBP
    • Child from: £39,70 GBP
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Ride to the Old Town with a Caribbean Taste

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 15 min

    Make your journey to the Old Town a relaxing, fast and cultural experience! Get on our sightseeing boat heading directly from the cruise terminal to the touristic pier of La Bodeguita, serving the heart of Walled City and, in the meantime, enjoy a folkloric show onboard. ...
    Make your journey to the Old Town a relaxing, fast and cultural experience! Get on our sightseeing boat heading directly from the cruise terminal to the touristic pier of La Bodeguita, serving the heart of Walled City and, in the meantime, enjoy a folkloric show onboard. more...

    Make your journey to the Old Town a relaxing, fast and cultural experience! Get on our sightseeing boat heading directly from the cruise terminal to the touristic pier of La Bodeguita, serving the heart of Walled City and, in the meantime, enjoy a folkloric show onboard.


    Avoid the heavy car traffic from Cartagena´s port to the city center and enjoy the amazing views and the azure waters of Cartagena´s bay while you see a little of the joy and colorfulness of the music and dance of the Colombian Caribbean.


    Cartagena has many highlights worthy to be explored: The Clock Tower, The Palace of the Inquisition, San Pedro Claver Church. This option will leave you enough time to explore on your own. Make sure you are back in time to board your sightseeing boat back to Cartagena´s Cruise ship terminal.


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    • Adult from: £23,50 GBP
    • Child from: £20,25 GBP
    DURATION 15 min
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Colonial Cartagena

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Begin your tour with a panoramic view of the military fort of San Felipe de Barajas. Situated outside the walled city, this monumental fort is considered to be the most outstanding feat of Spanish military engineering in the New World. ...
    Begin your tour with a panoramic view of the military fort of San Felipe de Barajas. Situated outside the walled city, this monumental fort is considered to be the most outstanding feat of Spanish military engineering in the New World. more...

    Begin your tour with a panoramic view of the military fort of San Felipe de Barajas. Situated outside the walled city, this monumental fort is considered to be the most outstanding feat of Spanish military engineering in the New World. Continue to the El Cabrero neighborhood for a visit to the Rafael Nunez House and Museum. Rafael Nunez was president of Colombia four times and created the constitution of 1886. The house where he lived and died is built in the spectacular Antilles architectural style.


    Next, visit the dungeons within the walled city ramparts, which were built to store provisions for the troops and are now home to a high-quality handicrafts market selling brightly decorated cloth, woodwork and woven bags made by some of the indigenous peoples of Colombia. Your tour continues to the Palace of Inquisition. The aim of the Inquisition was to judge crimes against the Catholic faith, but it never recognized anyone's innocence. This building whose construction was finished in 1776 is an example of civilian architecture of the 18th century.


    Walk to the Plaza Bolivar. Next you will visit the Navy Museum to enjoy a Folkloric show and have a drink before you'll have some spare time for shopping in the old city for the famous Colombian emeralds or an opportunity to take more pictures.


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    • Adult from: £47,80 GBP
    • Child from: £39,70 GBP
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    San Felipe Fortress & City at Leisure

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Visit the largest Spanish fort in the New World – San Felipe de Barajas built in the 17th century and discover the charm of colonial Cartagena with free time to explore on your own. ...
    Visit the largest Spanish fort in the New World – San Felipe de Barajas built in the 17th century and discover the charm of colonial Cartagena with free time to explore on your own. more...

    Visit the largest Spanish fort in the New World – San Felipe de Barajas built in the 17th century and discover the charm of colonial Cartagena with free time to explore on your own. Admire the Republican architecture of La Manga residential area, home to some of the most ornate mansions and beautifully sculpted homes of the city. Continue on with your journey for a 40 minute visit to San Felipe de Barajas.


    A short drive will take you to the walled city where you will enjoy a guided walking tour as well as some time on your own. Marvel at the abundance of colonial buildings and fortifications around every corner, as well as the old church domes, the clock tower and the dazzling ocean views.


    At La Marina Park, you’ll be dropped off to explore the beauty of the Old City on your own. Walk the narrow streets and old plazas, browse the selection of handicrafts, leather goods or emeralds. During your return drive to the ship, enjoy the sights of the modern residential areas of Bocagrande and Castillo Grande.


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    • Adult from: £55,90 GBP
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    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    City Views with Carriage Ride

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 3 hrs

    Discover Cartagena's Colonial treasures on a horse and carriage ride through the narrow streets of this majestic and historic city. ...
    Discover Cartagena's Colonial treasures on a horse and carriage ride through the narrow streets of this majestic and historic city. more...

    Your tour begins with a drive to the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th-century construction and one of the most important works of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America, for a photo stop. Admire the majesty of this historic city, where age-old squares are surrounded by towering colonial, Republican and Spanish-style buildings.


    You’ll transfer to your waiting horse and carriage and be transported back in time to the days of the conquistadors on a ride around Cartagena’s beautiful old town. You’ll ride along the inviting, narrow cobblestone streets and through squares inside the walled city, admiring the flower-filled balconies spilling from colonial mansions.


    Visit Las Bovedas, the former city dungeons which have also been used as military barracks, a munitions depot and a jail, but today local artisans display their work there. You’ll have 30 minutes for shopping before enjoying a panoramic drive through the modern side of the city on your way back to your ship.


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    • Adult from: £55,90 GBP
    • Child from: £42,94 GBP
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Scenic Cartagena

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Take a panoramic tour of Cartagena. Begin with a photo stop of San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, originally built in the 17th century and considered the largest Spanish fort in the New World. ...
    Take a panoramic tour of Cartagena. Begin with a photo stop of San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, originally built in the 17th century and considered the largest Spanish fort in the New World. more...

    Take a panoramic tour of Cartagena. Begin with a photo stop of San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, originally built in the 17th century and considered the largest Spanish fort in the New World. Snap pictures of the ancient towering walls and main entrance. Then, drive by the Old City where your guide will point out historical facts about the Inquisition Palace, the Cathedral and its dome churches.


    Your next stop will be Las Bovedas, built in the late 18th century as dungeons and as a means of storage. Continue your journey for a sightseeing tour of the modern residential area of Bocagrande, famous for its wide variety of hotels and restaurants.


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    • Adult from: £44,56 GBP
    • Child from: £33,22 GBP
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Exclusive Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 4 hrs

    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. ...
    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. more...

    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, Casa de Rafael Nunez, San Francisco entrance to the Walled City, San Martin Avenue and Bahia Castillo Grande. Also, experience the city on an included audio guided walking tour. See the Plaza de San Pedro Claver, Santa Catalina de Alejandria Cathedral, Santo Domingo Square, the Bastions of the Wall among other iconic places full of history.


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    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Easy Cartagena

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy this scenic tour of Cartagena with a photo stop at the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a visit to the Navy Museum and a folkloric show performance. Drive through residential area of La Manga, home to some of the most ornate mansions and beautifully homes of the city. ...
    Enjoy this scenic tour of Cartagena with a photo stop at the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a visit to the Navy Museum and a folkloric show performance. Drive through residential area of La Manga, home to some of the most ornate mansions and beautifully homes of the city. more...

    Enjoy this scenic tour of Cartagena with a photo stop at the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a visit to the Navy Museum and a folkloric show performance. Drive through residential area of La Manga, home to some of the most ornate mansions and beautifully homes of the city. Continue on with your journey to a photo stop at the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, originally built in the 17th century and the largest Spanish fort in the New World. Drive to the walled city, full of colonial buildings and fortifications. View the old church domes and the clock tower, symbol of the city.


    Continue your journey to the Navy Museum established in 1986, restored ruins of the Jesuits school, discover the historic military efforts of Cartagena, peruse through the wealth of historical artifacts, maritime life and naval history of Colombia. Also, enjoy a folkloric show and a refreshing bottle of water. After cooling down, board your bus again to see the sights of the modern residential area of Bocagrande, which in contrast to the old city is modern with high rise apartment complexes, hotels and restaurants. You'll enjoy beautiful views of the bay before returning to your ship.

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    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Old Cartagena Walking Tour

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 3 hrs

    Explore the city of Cartagena, once considered the gem of the Spanish Main and today still surprises visitors with its colonial architecture and impressive fortifications. ...
    Explore the city of Cartagena, once considered the gem of the Spanish Main and today still surprises visitors with its colonial architecture and impressive fortifications. more...

    Explore the city of Cartagena, once considered the gem of the Spanish Main and today still surprises visitors with its colonial architecture and impressive fortifications. Pass through the famous “Republican” architecture of Manga residential area, home to some of the most ornate mansions and homes of the city. Continue your journey to one of the most important works of Spanish Military engineering in South America - Fort of San Felipe de Barajas for a photo stop. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets and squares inside the walled city. Beginning at Santo Domingo´s Bastion, you’ll pass by charming colonial architecture to the oldest church in the city - Church of Santo Domingo. Continue walking to Plaza de Bolivar, a picturesque tree lined square adorned with statues saluting the city’s illustrious past and features a statue of its namesake. Across the street, see the Inquisition Palace.


    Then, make your way to the Inquisition Palace, the Inquisition was established in Cartagena in the year 1610 to punish any crimes against the Catholic faith. During your visit, you’ll see samples of jails and torture chambers.


    Continue to the colonial commercial district of Custom Plaza and down the street to the Cathedral and the Governor’s house, headquarters of the Spanish government. Stroll to Plaza San Pedro to see the shrine and church honoring Saint Peter Claver, the patron saint of slaves. Soak up the local flavor as you continue your guided walk amidst towering colonial, republican and Spanish-style buildings and surrender to the majesty of this historic city. Do some shopping at Las Bovedas Artisan Center, built as dungeons, today local artisans display their work here. On the way back to your ship, enjoy a sightseeing tour through the modern part of Cartagena.


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    • Adult from: £44,56 GBP
    • Child from: £28,36 GBP
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

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Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.