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Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles provided by Sion Tours

Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles
4.5
Book in advance
from £29.17 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Don’t let limited time in Cartagena stop you seeing the best of the colonial city. Cover more sights in less time without breaking a sweat on a half-day sightseeing tour that transports you between attractions in an air-conditioned coach and provides a great introduction for first-time visitors.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See the best of Cartagena in just half a day
Enjoy a mix of guided sightseeing and free time at attractions
Benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide
Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off mean you don't have to find a meeting point
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29253P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • Driver/guide • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan • Entry/Admission - La Popa Convent
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks • Gratuities • DVD (available to purchase)
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Bottled water • Driver/guide • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan • Entry/Admission - La Popa Convent
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks • Gratuities • DVD (available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
The attraction named "La Popa" is subject to availability (it will be replaced with other monuments or attractions)
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
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4.5
22 reviews
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FrankiePR
San Juan, Puerto Rico11 contributions
City Tour in Cartagena
Today we had an extraordinary experience with our guide Nico. Excellent human being, and very knowledgeable in the history of the city and the culture of his country. I would definitely take another tour with him.
Written 28 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ENL
1 contribution
Fascinating, informative, and easy-going
May 2021
We had a 4-hour tour of Cartegena with Nico and it was fabulous. We were picked up and shuttled around in a comfortable air-conditioned van and made 5 stops during our time. At each, Nico guided us through the history, culture, and significance of the location while sharing his own personal story. It was a fabulous day and I can't recommend him more highly.
Written 26 May 2021
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Brigid M
Chicago, Illinois, United States3 contributions
Knowledge, Thoughtful and so Charming!
Mar 2021
What a great way to see and learn more about Cartagena! Nico was such a knowledgeable, thoughtful guide. I particularly enjoyed his tour around the San Filipe Fortress, and his tips on where to get the best photos.

He even sent us home with a little something-something from Cartagena! You'd be a fool not to call him up for a tour.

We got the tip from Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, a great hotel as well!
Written 9 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shannon H
Chicago, Illinois, United States1 contribution
Learned so much
Apr 2021
This tour was EXCELLENT. Our guide Nico is a PRO. He knows everyone, and has a wealth of information about the city. Also really wonderful was to hear about how Cartagena has changed over the years. Hearing his story and how he and his family came to Cartagena was terrific. Recommend HIGHLY.
Written 5 April 2021
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Seksan S
3 contributions
Nico tour guide was great.
Jan 2021 • Solo
Planned a group tour but due to covid I was the only on trip. Travelled in air conditioned car. Nico was my guide. He spoke English very well. He did a great job explaining history, culture, people, food and any random thing with excellent knowledge. Very informative and patient with my questions. Definitely made the tour worth it. Superb job would recommend Nico without reservations.
Written 6 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Scovacationers
Lake Orion, MI30 contributions
Fantastic Tour of the City
Al was our guide and Luis was the driver on this wonderful tour. We never would have been able to do this on our own because the traffic is very heavy and detours are frequent. They picked us up at the cruise ship dock, and they knew exactly where to go and how to get there. We drove around the beautiful Bocagrande area along with Old Town with its narrow, one-way streets and many people. Other unforgettable sights were the fort and monastery, both which provided rich historical overviews and beautiful views of the city. I highly recommend Sion Tours.
Written 9 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maty
1 contribution
Total waste of time/ money
Dec 2019 • Couples
The guide was nice but gave us zero information about the city, its history, etc. He seems more interested in getting us to take selfies.. We left the tour before it ended: before they brought us to go shopping (I don’t do a city tour to be sent shopping...)
I had to book a different tour to learn about Cartagena. I really don’t see how people can possibly leave a 4 or 5 star reviews if they had the same tour I had.
Written 26 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

frank8144
Pittsford, NY7 contributions
Two Languages - One Language Too Many
Feb 2019
Tourguide seemed knowledgeable but he needed to provide information in both Spanish and English due to fact participants included both English and Spanish speakers. Spanish explanations were much longer than English and we were often past sites when we heard English again. Recommend that people request either an English only or Spanish only tour.
Written 7 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Donald W
Lancaster, PA8 contributions
Good Tour
Feb 2019
We were the only "english only" couple on this tour and Roberto Jr did his best to accommodate us. It was nice to see the main sites of the city on our first day so we could get the lay of the land. The tunnels underneath the fort were our favorite part.
Written 10 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Adventurer583163
10 contributions
Highly recommend, favorite thing so far
They picked me up at my hotel about 10min early, which is fine by me, better than late! There was only one other tourist on the bus, and I'm surprised they didn't cancel the whole tour since that wouldn't seem cost effective to me. But I am glad they didn't! The tour guide spoke English to us both the whole time; his name was Richard. He immediately started pointing out landmarks and explaining things about Colombia and Cartagena. We stopped a lot for any photos we wanted to take, he even helped take photos of me since I was traveling solo. The market he took us to was Las Bóvedas, one of THE top marketplaces in the city, not something you can get just anywhere (Google it if you don't believe me)

Since sharing photos with my family, my brother is now highly interested in visiting Cartagena, and I demanded that he take this tour AND ask for Richard! :)
Written 28 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Scottmsiegel
Scottmsiegel
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Private Tour with Nico, the Mayor of Cartagena!
Our tour guide, Nicomedes "Nico" Vergara Melendez is not only an amazing tour guide, he is basically the Mayor of C
178guadaluped
178guadaluped
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EXCELLENT! HIGHLY RECOMMEND NICO
I visited Cartagena with a friend of mine to celebrate my 34th birthday. On the actual day of my birthday, we went
andresrL1523QH
andresrL1523QH
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EXCELLENT!!
The private city tour is a must in Cartagena! Nico is very very professional!! He gave us very detailed history of
Valentinaaaavar
Valentinaaaavar
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Palenque tour
Nico!!! He is the absolute best. We went to Palenque and it was one of the best experiences ever. We are so thankfu
RonaldoSnoopy
RonaldoSnoopy
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Great Guide - Nico
We had a great morning tour of Cartagena with Nico (Nicomedes Vergara Melendez) on a beautiful sunny morning. My p
lindsey3502018
lindsey3502018
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Great Tour of Cartagena
Sam was an amazing tour guide!!! He shared a lot of historical and modern day stories, we learned so much and the t
arunsood
arunsood
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Excellent tour, very thorough!
We loved this tour! Nico was amazing, and showed us a great time. Worked very hard to make sure we were happy, and
lawgirl9171
lawgirl9171
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Great day!
I had a great time on my private tour. I got to go exactly where I wanted, and Sam was so knowledgeable. He was a w
MellySandiego
MellySandiego
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An amazing tour of beautiful Cartagena!!!!
Nico is the ultimate tour guide!!! Knowledgable, warm, accommodating, and professional. We only had a short visit t
carolbN9966QE
carolbN9966QE
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City tour
Petrona was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and very good English. We hit the highlights of the city. Very c
thompsonUK25
thompsonUK25
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Reliable Company
We contacted this company from the UK prior to our recent Marella cruise, because we wanted to explore the fort at
Евгений К
Евгений К
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Loved this tour- highly recommend
Enjoyed every moment of it. Good walk, especially during early morning when there is no heat. All important points
susanmA8302VR
susanmA8302VR
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Best way to see Cartagena
Our private tour was the perfect way to see all of the top sites of Cartagena...without losing our cool. The van p
Sjurecki
Sjurecki
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As a history buff, I really ejoyed the Private Tour.
Traveling to the fort and the monastary in an air conditioned car was great. The view from the monastary allows yo
636amarjitb
636amarjitb
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Great guide
Nico was lovely and gave a great explanation to questions asked. Left feeling better informed about the history and
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