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Private City Tour of Cartagena
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Private City Tour of Cartagena

By Sion Tours Reliable
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Opt for a personalized sightseeing experience of Cartagena on a private tour that’s designed with first-time visitors in mind. Rather than following a set sightseeing schedule, you’ll have the flexibility to tailor your itinerary according to your interests. Plus, a private guide is on hand to provide personalized recommendations.
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Duration: 4h
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Live guide: German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Explore Cartagena your way on a private tour
  • Get an intimate glimpse into the UNESCO-listed Old Town as you explore on food
  • See both the historic and modern parts of Cartagena
  • Benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • you can to customize time departure
  • Entry/Admission - Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
  • Entry/Admission - La Popa Convent
  • Entry/Admission - Walled City of Cartagena
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Only, we have pickup travellers the area Port, Walled City,Crespo,Boquilla, Castillo Grande, Laguito, Getsemani and manga. Other locations departure since meeting point: Old City, San Diego -"Las Bovedas", Store Number 1
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Rafael Nunez Airport, Cartagena Colombia
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Cartagena Port / Manga
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29253P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate
        • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
        • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: Name Travellers, ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
        • 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 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with Private City Tour of Cartagena?
        How much is Private City Tour of Cartagena?
        Private City Tour of Cartagena price starts from ₹ 11,207.04. Discover and book Private City Tour of Cartagena on Tripadvisor
        What is the Private City Tour of Cartagena cancellation policy?
        Private City Tour of Cartagena cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private City Tour of Cartagena on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Private City Tour of Cartagena?
        Private City Tour of Cartagena is hosted by Sion Tours Reliable. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sion Tours Reliable on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private City Tour of Cartagena on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29253P2

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        • Sion Tours Reliable
          268
          Cartagena, Colombia
          Joined in December 2015
        • 941ianv
          0 contributions
          Private Tour Highlights of Cartagena
          Had the best day with our tour guide Nico in Cartagena!! 100% recommend this tour!! Nico is the best and gave an amazing tour of all the main sights in Cartagena! It was an unforgettable day with him and can’t thank him enough for his great service! Book this tour with Nico while in Cartagena!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
          Written 22 February 2024
        • Massimo M
          0 contributions
          Perfect organization , Fausto was great very kind and he has explained everything about beautiful Cartagena in Italian
          Top experience strongly recomended!! By mistake i booked a wrong date and they changed my reservation without problem !
          Written 22 February 2024
        • 849geneo
          0 contributions
          Great experience
          Six of us took the trip with Nicomedes as a guide and Eduardo as a driver. We chose the places we wanted to visit and guide and driver were very accommodating. Nicomedes was a very knoweledgeble guide.
          Written 22 February 2024
        • MarkElliotHartman
          0 contributions
          Highly Recommended
          Thank you for an exceptional tour of Cartagena. The guide was knowledgeable and patient. The tour was interesting and presented the city in both historical and modern-day context. Well done!
          Written 4 February 2024
        • barbararB9487FA
          0 contributions
          Great tour
          The tour was amazing. Our tour guide Tovar and our driver Eduardo were both so knowledgeable and wonderful. They accommodated my dad with his wheelchair and gave great tour of the city with all the history Wonderful experience
          Written 31 January 2024
        • Scenic43954611845
          0 contributions
          We had really good time in Cartagena.
          We really enjoyed the tour. Elis was very friendly and responded to all our requests. She knew a lot about Cartagena and Colombia. The two drivers were also great. I would recommend this tour at any time.
          Written 26 January 2024
        • Gernreisende67
          0 contributions
          We saw a lot of Cartagena in only four hours
          We booked the 4 hours lasting private tour. First we went to the monastery Popa with a beautiful view over the city then to the fortress of San Felipe de Barajas for a fotostop. After this we spent a lot of time stroggeling through the beautifully restaurated old town. Finally we passed through the barrio of Getsemani. The car was comfortable and was good to relax from the heat outside. Our driver was careful and very friendly. And our guide Francia did a perfect job. She spoke very slowly English so we could understand her very well, she could answer every question and showed us a lot from her beautiful city. We can recommend this tour and would book it again.
          Written 25 January 2024
        • 508lesliee
          0 contributions
          Excellent tour
          Guide spoke excellent English and translated everything for me even though I was the only English speaker on the tour. Would definitely recommend this tour to see the city and learn about the history of Cartegena
          Written 24 January 2024
        • Aviatrix
          0 contributions
          Interesting and informative tour
          There were a couple of minor issues - pick-up was late (but you get used to that in Colombia...), and some of the English commentary seemed to be an abbreviated summary of the Spanish version rather than the full thing... but other than that we were very happy with our tour! Our guide, Alvaro Lascar, was friendly, knowledgeable and engaging, and he made sure that everbody was well looked after.
          Written 18 January 2024
        • P3278KOmargareth
          0 contributions
          Excellent!
          My sister and I visited Cartagena and Nico was recommended to us by the Sofitel Hotel. He is a wonderful guide. Knowledgeable and conscientious and we enjoyed every moment we spent with him!
          Written 16 January 2024
        • Nodnarb U
          0 contributions
          Private family tour of Categena
          My wife and I had an amazing time on our private tour of Categena today. We saw so many amazing landmarks and learned a ton of fascinating information about the history of Categena De Indias. Nico and our driver were extremely attentive throughout the course of the afternoon. We had our young daughter (1 year old) with us and they made sure she was taken care of the entire time while ensuring an unforgettable experience for us. I only know a small amount of Spanish so Nico took the time to explain things for me in English and answered all our questions. I would hands down recommend this company, and more specifically, Nico for all your tour needs. Thank you so much for an amazing day - we truly appreciate it.
          Written 15 January 2024
        • arthurmD8584WC
          0 contributions
          Interesting Tour
          Luis took us on a splendid tour of the 3 main sights in Cartagena. He was very knowledgeable but a bit repetitive. Helpful in assisting one of our party with poor mobility. They turned up as agreed and were very communicative.
          Written 15 January 2024
        • KimRoc
          0 contributions
          Great views of Colombia
          This was a good tour of Cartagena. My driver was Lucas who smoothly drove throughout the city amongst the busy city traffic. My tour guide, Gari, was very friendly, knowledgeable, and animated in providing all of the history. His explanations and historical references at Castillo de San Felipe were the best part of the tour. The tour really felt like an all-day experience. Definitely put on suncreen and wear light clothing, a hat and sunglasses, otherwise you will regret it (tour company should probably mention this in their description since most of the tour is done outside of the air-conditioned vehicle). Enjoyed!
          Written 3 January 2024
        • CanadaTraveller2022
          0 contributions
          Great way to the see the city.
          The air conditioned mini bus was a great way to get around town. Issac was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. It took almost an hour from my pickup to pickup the remaining people before we got to the first stop in Bocagrande. I was told in the late morning they could not pick me up in the walled city hotel I was in and had to meet then 10 min away closer to the wall. The tour info was great. The mixed Spanish and English group made it more challenging to guide, it would have been ideal to have separate groups as I felt we missed a lot of content in spanish. The convent and fort was nice to visit and had great views. the info was not very detailed (more details of the history could have been provided). The tour felt short and not detailed enough for the price paid. No info was provided for the walled city and various landmarks within it. We finished the tour at an emerald store where the staff gave a presentation on how to find them and process them.
          Written 1 January 2024
        • benjaminb861
          0 contributions
          Wonderful experience - first time in cartage
          Our tour guide, Nico was superb. Very knowledgeable and friendly. I would use him again for sure. Nico was super friendly. Very kind.
          Written 30 December 2023
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        SKC
        9 contributions
        Jan 2023 • Friends
        We booked this private tour for a party of 3 so we were happy to see the vehicle was a newer Honda Pilot that had the 3rd row seat so we could all sit comfortably. Our guide Hernán was very knowledgeable about his city and its history. Gabriel was our driver who skillfully drove through the craziest traffic with motorbikes whizzing by inches from the car. It was a miracle that we didn’t see any crashes.
        The large tour buses aren’t allowed to drive to the La Popa monastery at the the highest point in the city, so a small tour is an advantage to be able to see the view. The climb to the fort could be difficult for some, especially in the hot sun. The walk in the walled city was nice but because of the heat, we were all glad to see the air conditioned car waiting for us.
        The only negative was that we were only offered 1 small bottle of water and it was a hot day. That day, there was a local protest going on blocking the Princess bus tours so we were unsure about going through the exit gate so we were a bit late but it wasn’t a problem.
        Written 29 January 2023
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        Sjurecki
        San Ramon, CA47 contributions
        Jan 2020
        Traveling to the fort and the monastary in an air conditioned car was great. The view from the monastary allows you to understand how the Spanish defended the city. The explanation on how the fort operated and was built were very interesting. Also recieved a very good understanding of the city.
        Written 21 January 2020
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        Mitch K
        Cote Saint-Luc, Canada5 contributions
        Nico was tremendous....full of knowledge. He navigated the city streets like a true professional all the while giving us informative and interesting knowledge about what we are seeing each turn of the way. I highly recommend this tour on your first day in cartagena to get a proper understanding of all its hidden gems. You'll see the historic sites, the beauty of the city from its highest peak and the surrounding ocean which encompasses cartagena. Be ready to walk and dress light as it gets hot. Bonus; nico is a great photographer and he doesnt mind taking lots of pictures of you.
        Written 9 January 2022
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        Chloe
        1 contribution
        Mar 2023
        A fantastic tour! The tour was informative, and our tour guide created a lovely experience for us. Our tour guide, Nicomedes, knew everything there was to know about Cartagena. It was a mix of walking and driving, and over a couple of hours we were able to get a feel for the city and its historical sites. Without the tour, we wouldn’t have been able to learn about the wonders and history of Cartagena. Both our guide Nico and our driver Gabriel were extremely accommodating and made sure we were comfortable during the entire tour. I really recommend this tour for families, groups or individuals that want to learn more! It was such a pleasure. Thank you so much Nico!!!
        Written 7 March 2023
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        RonaldoSnoopy
        Toronto, Canada30 contributions
        Feb 2021
        We had a great morning tour of Cartagena with Nico (Nicomedes Vergara Melendez) on a beautiful sunny morning. My partner and I was in Cartagena for our first time and wanted to learn more about the city. We could feel the love of Cartagena from Nico who was answering every questions we had during the tour to have a better understanding of the city. We were asked during the tour if we wanted to go off the vehicle at different part of the tour and Nico was there to show us around by foot. We enjoyed our walk in Getsemani, the amazing view from the Covento De La Popa and especially my partner very enjoyed Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas that I have to admit, was very interesting to visit. We really enjoyed our tour and can't thank enough Nico for his knowledge and sharing his love of Cartagena with us. Gracias Nico!
        Written 4 March 2021
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        Steven R
        6 contributions
        Mar 2023
        We chose Sion Tours for a private tour of Cartegena. We called while on the ship the night before arriving at Cartagena and spoke with Niko. Niko was able to get a tour scheduled for us last minute at no increase in pricing. It was a bit of a challenge to find our tour guide when we arrived. Our fault not theirs. Because of the lateness of our booking the tour some things that need to happen for them to have access to the normal tour area were not able to happen but it wasn't a big deal as Niko was on-site, was looking for us and directed us to where our guid was waiting. Carlos was our guide and George was our drive. Carlos was attentive, was aware of our needs and items that were of particular interest to us. We toured the fort, monastery, old town and when Carlos hear of our interest in seeing the murals they drove by that area on the way back to the ship allowing time for photos. Carlos and George had different roles but both were important and appreciated. George and Carlos - fantastic job! You made our visit memorable in the best way.
        Written 18 March 2023
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        Valeria M
        3 contributions
        May 2022
        Booked a private 4 hour car + tour guide/driver for 2 of us through Sion Tours; timely responses and 100% as advertised. Our Tour Guide (Nico) met us at the cruise ship terminal exit on time and was able to accommodate ("no notice") another couple we became friends with on the ship. Nico (Nicomedes Vergara) was simply the best tour guide we have ever had! He is a true "gentleman" + he speaks excellent English + he has amazing knowledge. (Notable is that he doesn't "over do it" while giving the tour, instead giving you the option of asking detailed questions to find out in-depth facts/details if you so desire.) We visited 'La Popa Convent' (highest point in Cartagena), 'San Felipe Castle' (photo-op + street vendors + Panama Hats at a good price), and we then spent 2-3 hours in the 'Old Walled City'...including the 'Handycrafts Market' + 3 different Emerald stores. We had a very nice lunch (not included) at a outdoor cafe located in a classic Old Walled City Square (not included) and we invited Nico to have lunch with us...because we enjoyed his company so much!
        Written 28 May 2022
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        Gary Richards
        Norwalk, OH15 contributions
        May 2022 • Friends
        Our tour,, the Private City Tour of Cartagena, which we took on Monday, May 30th and which was led by the AWESOME Nico Vergara, exceeded our expectations by a landslide. Nico is the perfect person to take visitors on tours of Cartagena for a number of reasons. 1) He is extremely knowledgeable about Catragena and it's history. 2) He is very personable and is fun to be with. 3) He is willing to show you, to talk about or take you anywhere within the city of Cartagena that you might request to visit or indicate an interest in seeing. 4) He is extremely flexible and is not worried about your time limit of approximately 4 hours and is more than willing to expand the tour over the advertised 4 hours if needed and is only concerned that you leave happy, satisfied with his services and leave truly enjoying your visit to spectacular Cartagena. 5) His English language skills are excellent and he is very easy to understand.
        Written 6 June 2022
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        martyna57
        Fort Lauderdale, FL24 contributions
        May 2022
        My girlfriends and I (three of us) booked this tour on our first day to get an overview of Cartagena. So glad we did. We were picked up at our AirBNb in a nice clean van (with a cooler of cold water) ,driven by Gabriel. Nico, our tour guide, was wonderful. We learned so much from him and he was so patient with us. He answered all our questions and even changed the planned itinerary because we wanted to go see the Market that we had read about. We wondered why we read that closed shoes were required and learned immediately that the market is really muddy! But still fascinating. Nico walked us through this maze with his nice shoes on and pointed out a lot of interesting exotic foods. Gabriel waited patiently in the van on a very busy street. We saw La Popa (fabulous view) and Getsemani (so charming) and Boca Grande, and on the way back through the old city Nico pointed out different restaurants for us to try. Lastly, he joined us for drinks (he had coffee) and when he left, we felt were saying goodbye to an old friend. Such a nice man! I highly recommend this tour.
        Siontours, Cartagena
        Written 7 June 2022
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        Kieran
        4 contributions
        Aug 2022
        Cartagena is a beautiful city and we were so fortunate to have a guide like Nico Vergara to show us around the city he has called home for many decades. He brought the city to life from the 1500’s through today. No question went unanswered, even the uncomfortable ones, and he answered each with the passion he has for the city. I cannot imagine that there is anyone as knowledgeable as he is. A true gem. And not to forget Edwin who drove us expertly throughout. Hasta la proxima vez.
        Written 6 August 2022
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        Nareik68 Best regards! For us it was a pleasure to tour our city with you, and that you will enjoy to the fullest is our biggest ahnelo, Thank you for your opinion, share our profile ;)
        Written 20 August 2022
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