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Discover this beautiful city in Colombia that was founded all the way back in 1533. Cartagena is one of the countries major port locations, making it the perfect city to enjoy a Shore Excursion in! With a City Sightseeing Cartagena bus tour, cruise passengers can hop-on and enjoy exploring countless sights with ease. Hop-on and off at any of the 12 tour stops along the route, or stay on the bus for the full 90-minute duration. 

From our double-decker, open-top buses, passengers will have amazing views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Felipe Fortress. This striking building is one of the most dominating along Cartagena's skyline and is well worth hopping off to explore. The Rafael Nunez Museum is another spectacular sight, hop-off and immerse yourself in the incredible history of the former Colombian President. You can also see for yourself the desk where the constitution of Colombia was signed!

Further notable sights include the Walled City of Cartagena - a famous landmark built to prevent pirates from entering the city; the Castillo Grand Bay - one of the city's most bustling areas filled with bars and restaurants; plus the RIO Casino, the biggest in the city!  

The route:
1 Muelle de la Bodeguita / Centro de Convenciones
2 San Sebastian de Pastelillo
3 Torre del Reloj
4 Quintal - Street Food Market
5 Castillo de San Felipe
6 Museo de Rafael Núñez
7 Boquetillo - entrance to the walled city
8 San Francisco - entrance to the walled city
9 Av. San Martín / Casino Rio
10 Hotel Caribe
11 Hotel Hilton
12 Bahía de Castillogrande
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CitySightSeeing Cartagena
When your cruise ship drops anchor in Cartagena—a coastal city where Colombian and Caribbean cultures combine—maximise your time with a hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing bus tour. Take a seat on the bus at Cartagena Cruise Port and then disembark at one of 16 stops whenever an attraction captures your attention. Tick off Old Town Cartagena, San Felipe de Barajas Castle, Las Bovedas, and many more while learning about the colonial city’s history from an audio guide.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Cartagena
  • Create a personal sightseeing itinerary and explore Cartagena at leisure
  • Tick off top attractions such as Old Town Cartagena, San Felipe de Barajas Castle, and Las Bovedas
  • Hop on and off at any of the 16 stops around the city
  • Enjoy informative audio commentary on board the bus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great experience

Hop on hop off system is a great option to visit the beautiful Cartagena. Mr. Carlos and Keyla were very kind and helpful. Thank you very much for the information.More

1  Thank Iro A
CitySightseeing C, Marketing & Advertising Manager at CitySightSeeing Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Iro A. Thank you very much for sharing your experience about your recent visit at CitySightseeing Cartagena. We appreciate that you highlight our service in the Hop On Hop Off Tour. It's a reason of joy to know that you felt Cartagena through its...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018
A way to make you transport more interesting

The tour itself was ok. It was nice that the audio played in multiple languages on the headphones. The information provided was adequate but not amazing. The bus was clean and the staff was accommodating. Not sure why they require you to buy a two...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 25 April 2018
Great way to get an overview of Cartagena plus a tour of the old town

Get an early bus, so that you don't fry in the intense Colombian sun. since Cartagena is a dangerous city, we wanted to be with an official and local tour group. This ho-ho bus with its walking tour of Old Town was a perfect choice....More

2  Thank sunny l
Reviewed 11 April 2018
OK way to see some of the city

We thought this tour would be a good way to see some of Cartegena as we were only in port for the day, and we wanted some flexibility to explore on our own. The buses came right to the cruise ship terminal which was handy,...More

3  Thank Brad T
Reviewed 4 April 2018
Very organized and interesting

After reading the reviews we purchased this as an excursion on the ship. I think that was the right decision. After disembarking all the buses were lined up and we we started the tour in a very organised manner. We actually did not really hop...More

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16 August 2018|
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Response from Iguana Hunter | Reviewed this property |
I a must pretty sure that you can buy a ticket at any stop.
5 August 2018|
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Response from Brad T | Reviewed this property |
You can start the tour at any stop so find the stop closest to your hotel. The first bus left the cruise ship terminal around 8 so probably would get to your area around 9 - 9:30
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