Family Holiday at Christmas and New Years: Julio and his team were amazing. In Cartagena he set up our transport, a city tour. All his guides were very good. The most amazing thing is how he jumped in and helped us when one of our group got a passport stolen. He was right there to help us at all turns. If you plan to go to Colombia I give Julio and his team my highest recommendation.
Walking Tour in Cartagena
Private 3-hour walking tour
Explore the ciudad amurallada (“walled city”) on foot
Specialized guide to show you all the secrets
Wander into Cartagena’s past on your own two feet
The clock towers that stand guard to the old city act as a time machine — once you pass through the gates of the ciudad amurallada, you’ll find yourself in 16th-century Cartagena. Walking the streets and discovering this part of Cartagena’s history is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After this 3-hour tour, you’ll have just scratched the surface.
What you'll see
House of Gabriel Garcia Márquez (from the outside)
Santo Domingo Plaza
Palace of the Inquisition
Church of San Pedro Claver
Clock tower (entrance to the old city)
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All prices are per person and in USD
1 person $94
2 people $60
3 people $49
4 people $43
5 people $40
6 people $37
7 people $36
8-10 people $34
11-13 people $31
Hotel pick-up in city center, otherwise meet at the clock tower
Year-round, every day (unless otherwise indicated)
Approximately 3 hours
1 – 13
• Bilingual guide
• Entrance to the Palace of the Inquisition
• Entrance to the Church of San Pedro Claver
• Medical insurance
Personal expenses, tips, transportation (by vehicle), food
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
Note: we recommend bringing a raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast (though this is quite unlikely).
Overview of your tour
Experience Cartagena from some of the first Colombians’ point of view by roaming the quaint avenues of the ciudad amurallada (“walled city”). We have included many of the core must-sees on this walking adventure: the Church of San Pedro Claver, the Palace of Inquisition, the Gold Museum (much like that of Bogotá, yet on a smaller scale), and much more. What truly sets this tour apart is your guide — their knowledge of the old city of Cartagena will prove invaluable as they not only take you to the most fundamental sites but also have insider knowledge of the history and culture that only a local could know. This extremely complex city is best taken with someone who knows where they are and what they are talking about — or you could miss the most quintessential details of this portion of colonial Colombia.
Though this is the classic route that we recommend, please do not hesitate to let us know upon booking what interests you! We are more than happy to alter the itinerary to incorporate other sights that you would like to see or places you would like to visit.
Good to know
This tour is private and safe so that you feel comfortable roaming around the city.
The proposed route is more of a recommendation -- just let us know what sort of things you want to see, and we can take you there!
Our guides are local and have been precisely trained to know their way around the city quite well.
Medical insurance is included in the price of all of our tours, so we have you covered in the unlikely event of an accident.
Frequently asked questions
Will there be other people on my tour?
All of our tours are private. That is, if you book a certain day and time slot, you (and your group) will be the only one(s) on the tour, provided that you are all included in the same booking.
Do you only give tours in English and Spanish?
We are proud to say that we have an incredible team with a wide array of languages. In total, we can offer tours in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Italian. We also have a Russian interpreter that can come along and translate for us. Please indicate your language preference upon booking (languages other than English and Spanish come at an additional cost).
It says that this tour is flexible. What are some other things that we can do on this tour?
Our guides know Cartagena like the backs of their hands! If you are interested in seeing certain things — like art, religious artifacts, or people watching, for example — just speak up. We can put together something special just for you.
Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page!
See what previous tour-goers have said
Amazing tour and amazing tour guide (Julio)! My first tour in Colombia and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The sites were amazing and the food was incredible. Thanks to our guide Julio for going above and beyond to making sure we had a great time.
I would like to give special thanks to Kelly for planning my itinerary for Cartagena and Bogota – she also arranged my airport transfers in both cities, my full day tour in Cartagena was amazing! We fell in love with the walled city, such beautiful buildings and great restaurants. Kelly gave us some really good restaurant recommendations and we also enjoyed the trip to fort San Felipe.