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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, 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.


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    • Adult from: £44,36 GBP
    • Child from: £41,36 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Chiva Party Bus

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 3 hrs

    Let's party aboard a Chiva! Drink, laugh, clap, sing and listen to jokes, as you enjoy non-stop "papayera" or "vallenato". Meet new people, enjoy live music and take part in the open bar while your Chiva takes you around Cartagena. ...
    Let's party aboard a Chiva! Drink, laugh, clap, sing and listen to jokes, as you enjoy non-stop "papayera" or "vallenato". Meet new people, enjoy live music and take part in the open bar while your Chiva takes you around Cartagena. more...

    Let's party aboard a Chiva! Drink, laugh, clap, sing and listen to jokes, as you enjoy non-stop "papayera" or "vallenato". Meet new people, enjoy live music and take part in the open bar while your Chiva takes you around Cartagena. You’ll make a photo stop at San Felipe Fortress, Manga, Pie de la Popa, El Centro, Boca Grande, Laguito, Castillo Grande, and the old city. Your Chiva will stop at the historic Santa Catalina’s Bastion. Here you can stretch, enjoy refreshments, dance to the beat of the music band or enjoy local entertainment. You’ll have some time for souvenir and handicraft shopping at Las Bovedas Artisan Center.


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    • Adult from: £44,36 GBP
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    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Exclusive Cartagena

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Depart the pier to La Popa Monastery, located on top of a hill overlooking Cartagena. This monastery was built at the beginning of the 17th century and houses a Colonial museum and a chapel dedicated to Virgen de la Candelaria, patron saint of Cartagena. ...
    Depart the pier to La Popa Monastery, located on top of a hill overlooking Cartagena. This monastery was built at the beginning of the 17th century and houses a Colonial museum and a chapel dedicated to Virgen de la Candelaria, patron saint of Cartagena. more...

    Depart the pier to La Popa Monastery, located on top of a hill overlooking Cartagena. This monastery was built at the beginning of the 17th century and houses a Colonial museum and a chapel dedicated to Virgen de la Candelaria, patron saint of Cartagena. Next, make a photo stop at San Felipe Fortress. This castle defended the city from many attacks and withstood the bloodiest assault from the British Admiral Vernon. Proceed to the Old City where you’ll walk approximately five blocks through the Colonial section. Once at Bolivar Plaza, you’ll find Saint Peter Claver Church, the cathedral and the Inquisition Palace.


    Then you’ll visit Pastelillo Fort, constructed in the mid 1700's. This is home to one of the most exclusive restaurants in town, Club de Pesca. Located in a corner of the 300 year old fortress, the restaurant overlooks Cartagena's marina and has a view of the walled city. At this elegant setting, take in the surroundings while enjoying a delicious Caribbean appetizer with a contemporary touch.


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    • Adult from: £142,12 GBP
    • Child from: £139,11 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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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: £51,88 GBP
    • Child from: £36,85 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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: £44,36 GBP
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    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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: £51,88 GBP
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    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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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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    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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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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    • Child from: £39,85 GBP
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Mangrove Eco Canoe Journey

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 3 hrs

    Embark on a leisurely canoe ride through the mangroves. You’ll visit the Cueva del Manglar, a protected eco-system that`s teeming with birdlife. Keep your eyes open for a diversity of birds and relax as you enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna that encompasses this fascinating eco-system. ...
    Embark on a leisurely canoe ride through the mangroves. You’ll visit the Cueva del Manglar, a protected eco-system that`s teeming with birdlife. Keep your eyes open for a diversity of birds and relax as you enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna that encompasses this fascinating eco-system. more...

    Begin with a panoramic drive for a view of the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, situated outside the walled city. This fort is considered to be the most outstanding feat of Spanish military engineering in the new world. After a quick drive through the narrow streets of the walled city, you’ll continue along the coastline to La Boquilla fishing village. You’ll visit the Cueva del Manglar, a protected eco-system that`s teeming with birdlife.


    Embark on a leisurely canoe ride through the mangrove tunnels. As you glide through the swamp waters, keep your eyes open for a diversity of birds such as kingfisher, white heron, common Laura, pink spatula and pelicans. Relax as you enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna that encompasses this fascinating eco-system. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the old city of Cartagena on the drive back to your ship.


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    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Cartagena through the Photo Lens

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 4 1/4 hrs

    Learn about the rich history of Cartagena while you capture its magic through your lens. This is a city of contrasts, rich history and culture, with impressive architecture and fortifications. Enjoy stunning locations and subjects for your photos that will serve as a reminder of your visit ...
    Learn about the rich history of Cartagena while you capture its magic through your lens. This is a city of contrasts, rich history and culture, with impressive architecture and fortifications. Enjoy stunning locations and subjects for your photos that will serve as a reminder of your visit more...

    Learn about the rich history of Cartagena while you capture its magic through your lens. This is a city of contrasts, rich history and culture, with impressive architecture and fortifications. Enjoy stunning locations and subjects for your photos that will serve as a reminder of your visit.


    Begin your journey escorted by a professional photographer and a guide. Take a ride to Marlinda, a small fisherman’s village and a living example of the roots of the afro culture that populated Cartagena de Indias. You may have the opportunity to watch cast net fishing and take pictures of the fishermen, before taking a short walk through the village.


    Continue to Old Cartagena and immerse yourself in a world of another era – in the midst of 480 years of history. Beautiful wood balconies full of flowers, colonial houses with their facades still true to their 17th century construction. Visit the majestic San Pedro Claver Church and discover the history of this Jesuit missionary and patron saint of slaves. Before returning to your ship, admire the contrast between the historical and the modern areas of this city.


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    • Adult from: £142,12 GBP
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    DURATION 4 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Amazing Cartagena Bay & Walled City

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Unveil the beauty of a city that leaves in both the 18th and 21st centuries. From the unique perspective that only the bay can offer, discover how modern buildings can coexist with the imposing Wall that has protected the Old City for hundreds of years. ...
    Unveil the beauty of a city that leaves in both the 18th and 21st centuries. From the unique perspective that only the bay can offer, discover how modern buildings can coexist with the imposing Wall that has protected the Old City for hundreds of years. more...

    Unveil the beauty of a city that leaves in both the 18th and 21st centuries. From the unique perspective that only the bay can offer, discover how modern buildings can coexist with the imposing Wall that has protected the Old City for hundreds of years.


    Start this magnificent scenic drive to Cartagena´s treasures at the Pier aboard one of our coach or Open Air buses that will take you directly to Cartagena's historic center. From there, you will enjoy a meandering guided cruise across the bay, taking in the spectacular city views: The modern residential area of Castillo Grande, the Navy Base and the marinas along the bay standing side by side with San Felipe Fortress, the Getsemaní neighborhood, the Old Touristic Pier of La Bodeguita, San Pedro Claver Church and of course the walls that protect the city.


    It is here that you will disembark for an audio guided walking tour of Cartagena’s walled district, which is so architecturally significant that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, recognizing the city’s extensive military fortifications and the importance of its historical neighborhoods.


    During the tour, discover the Clock Tower, the Cathedral, Bolivar Square, Inquisition Palace, Santo Doming Square, the Bastions of the Wall, the sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver and other places including colorful plazas and beautiful balconies. 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 before taking your shuttle from the Historic District back to your ship.


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    • Adult from: £44,36 GBP
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    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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: £41,36 GBP
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    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

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.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

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.