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Explore / A Historic Walking Tour provided by This Is Cartagena

Explore / A Historic Walking Tour

Explore / A Historic Walking Tour
4.5
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This is Cartagena's historic walking tours with a bilingual guide so you don't miss a thing in this UNESCO heritage-listed city. The walking tour helps you to get 'under the skin' of Cartagena, to properly understand the city's historic struggle between the pirates and the Spanish colonialists, its influence on literary greats like Gabriel García Márquez, tales of ghosts and the colourful reasons behind the city's quirky street names. Accompanied always by a bilingual guide who knows the city backwards, you will be able to explore every aspect of the city's remarkable history and take in all the main landmarks of Cartagena's famous walled city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17400P12
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pit-stop to rejuvenate with excellent quality coffee at a nearby café
  • Insights and commentary on the rich history and culture of the places you visit
  • See the best parts of the wall fortifications including Las Bóvedas
  • Visit the most iconic churches, Convento Santa Teresa and Iglesia de Santo Domingo
  • Walk through the charming barrio of San Diego
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Cl. 30 #8b-108, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pit-stop to rejuvenate with excellent quality coffee at a nearby café
  • Insights and commentary on the rich history and culture of the places you visit
  • See the best parts of the wall fortifications including Las Bóvedas
  • Visit the most iconic churches, Convento Santa Teresa and Iglesia de Santo Domingo
  • Walk through the charming barrio of San Diego
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico
Departure details
  • Cl. 30 #8b-108, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cl. 30 #8b-108
    Cl. 30 #8b-108, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
    See address & details
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    Centro Historico
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    For history buffs and groups who want to know the fascinating and often chilling stories that lie behind Cartagena’s picturesque doors and balconies. If you want to understand Cartagena’s fascinating, colonial history, meet its enigmatic locals and look beyond the bewildering beauty of Cartagena’s picturesque streets, then this three-hour, historic walking tour is just for you.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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LAH
3 contributions
Awesome walking tour with Ronald Monsalve!
Feb. 2020
We booked the three hour walking tour of the Centro Historico with "This is Cartagena." Our guide was Ronald Monsalve and we just loved him! He was knowledgeable about the history of Cartagena, flexible about our desire to visit several shops, and acted as our official translator. Best of all, he was SO MUCH FUN! We very much enjoyed the time we spent with him and would hire him again in a heartbeat. We highly recommend both the company and Ronald.
Written 3 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Frank M
5 contributions
A pleasant walk through Gethsemani and Central by a knowledgible, friendly local
Feb. 2020
The three hour tour included all the main sights: the church plaza where the revolution against Spain started, a furniture making district, beautiful murals along every street, the emerald factory/museum, the slave plaza, centennial park, and more.
Written 9 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

canbird2018
Barrie, Canada8 contributions
A lovely tour of Cartagena’s historic section
Feb. 2020
Our guide Manuel was great. He told us all kinds of things about the city: historical information and also social history. The pace was nice, not too fast in the heat. We had a fun time with Manuel.
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: This Is Cartagena
MiisJess
MiisJess
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Excellent tour!
I am inexcusably late with this review! My husband and I took a private tour of Getsemaní in February 2019, and Ron
JustinF266
JustinF266
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No communication after promising refund.
My family booked a bike tour with this company. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, the tour was cancelled. Lorena promi
ALISON H
ALISON H
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Old World in the New World
What a wonderful city . As cruise passengers were dependant on whatever the company had organised , but if the po
henrya419
henrya419
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Totally awful place
Well what a waste. Beautiful city, amazing history.... Butin the old town we could not walk 10 steps without water,
Escape739684
Escape739684
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Recommended tour
Excellent tour the drivers of the carriages could have been more informative. Beautiful old city people very friend
897whitneyp
897whitneyp
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Best Part of my Trip
Colombia is a great place to visit, but having a tour guide like Rodolfo made our experience 10 times better. He is
EricaEllington_
EricaEllington_
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Erica E
We had an amazing time island hopping through the Rosario Islands. We had the opportunity to visit different parts
stephr735
stephr735
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Journée de rêve !!
I recommend this trip to everyone. We had a perfect day, firstly the team was super professional, attentive and smi
KpowersB
KpowersB
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VIP Bora Bora beach club
We had such a great experience. The VIP option was worth every penny in terms of elevated service and luxury. Every
nyc100162017
nyc100162017
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Excellent tour!
Organized a last minute private tour combining the city and street food. Josè our guide was excellent - the tour wa
CXJ11
CXJ11
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Just fabulous
Called here on a cruise...what a place. It has everything and the most amazing atmosphere. Perfectly safe to walk a
Q421CKbrookeb
Q421CKbrookeb
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Miss
So frustrated. The tour operator sent a welcome e-mail with a starting address and map link embedded in the e-mail.
885peteg
885peteg
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Brilliant fun
Was alone on this tour, very informative and so much fun myself and ronald(the guide) laughted the whole day. Would
C2293HMhannahm
C2293HMhannahm
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Best way to spend NYE in Cartagena!
My friends and I had the most amazing day out at the Rosario Islands. The boat was in great condition, perfect size
risac2013
risac2013
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Colombia coincierge
Maria at This is Cartagena was very helpful in setting us up with great experiences in Colombia, the private boat t
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